Dynasty Market Movers – Report 8 | Minshew Mania Round 2

by Steve Smith · Dynasty Leagues

Finals week for the 2022 fantasy football season is here! Congrats to those managers who were able to survive to this point. It’s time to bring home those championships! Dynasty Market Movers Report 8 is here to uncover key risers and fallers on PlayerProfiler’s dynasty rankings.

Report 8 covers the rankings movement following the events of Weeks 15 and 16.

Stock Trending Up

Gardner Minshew | QB Philadelphia Eagles

Minshew Mania is back! Filling in for Jalen Hurts, the Eagles’ backup QB drew the start in Week 16 against the Dallas Cowboys. Gardner Minshew threw for 355 yards and two touchdowns en route to posting a 24.7 fantasy point day (QB5). He also added a score on the ground.

Minshew looks to get the nod in Week 17. The Minshew’s’s stock gains 10.89 Lifetime Value points and 15 spots to move to QB29. An unrestricted free agent this offseason, Minshew could garner interest from QB-needy teams. Continue to stash him in Superflex and 2QB leagues.

Travis Etienne | RB Jacksonville Jaguars

Featured as a market faller two weeks ago in Report 7, kudos to those who took PlayerProfiler’s advice and bought Travis Etienne in dynasty leagues. The sophomore runner bounced back in the last two games posting 12.7 fantasy points (RB22) and 14.2 fantasy points (RB15). Etienne has posted consecutive 100-yard rushing games but remains modestly used in the passing attack seeing just three targets per game.

In his first NFL season, Etienne has run for 1,000 yards in 15 games played. He has 14 Breakaway Runs (No. 5) and a Yards Per Touch mark of 5.4 (No. 13). The sophomore gains 17.74 Lifetime Value points and three spots to climb back to RB5. Just imagine Etienne’s fantasy ceiling once the Jaguars tap into his pass-catching prowess.

Jerry Jeudy | WR Denver Broncos

Jerry Jeudy has been a bright spot in Denver of late. The 23-year-old wideout has posted four consecutive weeks of double-digit fantasy point totals. He has seen 27 Targets in the last three games, earning a season-high 10 Targets versus the Rams in Week 16. Jeudy turned this volume into 117 yards; his highest yardage output of the season.

Despite an up-and-down 2022 campaign, Jeudy is only 77 receiving yards away from posting an NFL career high. He currently sits at 780 yards (No. 28) on 55 catches (No. 37) in 13 games played. In 2022, he’s averaging a career-best 13.0 Fantasy Points Per Game (No. 27). A big mover this update, Jeudy gains 29.09 Lifetime Value points and nine spots to climb to WR28 in dynasty.

Evan Engram | TE Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars tight-end, Evan Engram has been hot of late. In the last four games, he has earned 40 Targets with two games over 100 receiving yards. He’s produced as a top-end TE1 and sits as the TE7 on the season with 11.1 Fantasy Points Per Game (fppg).

Evan Engram Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

On the season, Engram has 92 Targets with a Target Rate of 23.6-percent (No. 9). He has an impressive 428 Yards After Catch (No. 2) and benefits from Trevor Lawrence delivering passes with a Target Accuracy mark of 8.3 (No. 3). Engram accrues 6.96 Lifetime Value points and moves up two spots to climb to TE14.

More notable players with stocks trending up:

Trevor Lawrence – QB Jacksonville Jaguars: +23.25 Lifetime Value points and +2 spots to QB7

Cam Akers – RB Las Angeles Rams: +40.21 Lifetime Value points and +6 spots to RB25

Jahan Dotson – WR Washington Commanders: +17.60 Lifetime Value points and +3 spot to WR32

T.J. Hockenson – TE Minnesota Vikings : +13.51 Lifetime Value points, TE5

Stock Trending Down

Derek Carr | QB Las Vegas Raiders

Derek Carr has been benched for the last two games of the 2022 NFL season. Jarrett Stidham is slated to get the start for the rest of the season. To avoid being a distraction, Carr will set away from the team. The Raiders’ signal caller since 2014, Carr ends his season with 3,522 passing yards and 24 passing touchdowns in 15 games played.

In his ninth season, Carr posted a True Completion Percentage of 65.2-percent (No. 32) with an Accuracy Rating of 7.3 (No. 27). He offset his 33 Money Throws (No. 4) with 33 Dangers Plays (No. 5). Carr averaged 15.5 fantasy points per game (No.18) in 2022 and posted seven games as a backend QB. Carr loses 17.51 Lifetime Value points (the most of any QB in this update) and drops nine spots to QB25 on PlayerProfiler’s dynasty rankings. With the uncertainty surrounding Carr, dynasty managers may look to get a bargain on a decent QB2 in Superflex and QB2 leagues.

Aaron Jones | RB Green Bay Packers

Hampered by a host of ailments since Week 10 (ankle, shin, glute, knee), Aaron Jones has seen limited usage. The Packers’ RB has seen a Shap Share under 39-percent in two of the last three games. He saw a season-low eight touches (six carries, two targets) in Week 16 posting 5.4 fantasy points (RB 42).

On the season, Jones has produced 15.2 fantasy points per game (RB13), which isn’t far off from his 15.3 fantasy points per game from 2021 (RB11). However, Jones is grinding through injuries at the wrong time of the season and dynasty managers are feeling it. The 28-year-old loses 26.43 Lifetime Value points (the biggest RB faller over the last two weeks) and five spots to fall to RB27 in dynasty.

Davante Adams | WR Las Vegas Raiders

Davante Adams has 43 receiving yards over the last two games. Despite seeing nine targets per game during this span, he scored 6.8 fantasy points in Week 15 and 3.5 in Week 16. You would need to go back to 2015 to find such an unproductive two-game stretch in fantasy football for this stud wideout.

On the season, Adams has 160 targets (No. 2) with a 32.9 Target Share (No. 2). He has a 100-percent Route Participation mark (No. 1). Impressive metrics indeed. Unfortunately, he has also been saddled with a 5.30 Target Quality Rating (No. 60) and a Catchable Target Rate of 71.3-percent (No. 78). The 30-year-old loses 9.09 Lifetime Value points and five spots to slide to WR20.

David Njoku | TE Cleveland Browns

Over the last two games, David Njoku has seen a Shap Share of 93.1-percent. He has 11 Targets in this span. Deshaun Watson is back under center. The metrics look promising, but from a production standpoint, Njoku has been ice-cold. He scored 5.8 fantasy points in Week 15 and 3.5 in Week 16.

On the year, Njoku has 53 receptions (No. 7) for 565 yards (No.9), but only 3 TDs (No. 14). He currently ranks as the TE8 on the season with 10.4 Fantasy Points Per Game (fppg).  He has an 18.5-percent Target Share (No. 10) and a Yards Per Route Run mark of 1.86 (No. 9). Despite promising metrics, a difficult match-up versus the Washington Commanders awaits (-2.5, No. 28). Njoku looks like a good dynasty buy, but managers may need to wait until 2023 to see his true fantasy potential. The 26-year-old loses 9.41 Lifetime Value points and three spots to slide to WR15,

More notable players with stocks trending down:

Deshaun Watson – QB Cleveland Browns: -7.67 Lifetime Value points and -2 spots to QB11

D’Andre Swift – RB Detroit Lions: -20.69 Lifetime Value points and -2 spots to RB6

DeAndre Hopkins – WR Arizona Cardinals: -53.29 Lifetime Value points and -16 spot to WR37

Cade Otton – TE Tampa Bay Buccaneers: -3.62 Lifetime Value points and -7 spots to TE34

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