Dynasty Market Movers covers the biggest and most intriguing risers and fallers on PlayerProfiler’s weekly updated dynasty rankings. Eleven eventful weeks of NFL action are in the books. In this ever changing environment, staying on top of the market trends, and using advanced stats and metrics are keys to making good dynasty league decisions.
Stock Trending Up
Jalen Hurts – QB Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts has received his fair share of criticism, but his recent stretch of games has helped to quiet that narrative. On the season, he has 2,306 (No. 18 among qualified quarterbacks) passing yards and averages 7.2 (No. 22) Yards Per Attempt. While he has committed 26 (No. 6) Danger Plays, he’s also made 25 (No. 3) Money Throws.
This is how I personally evaluate all players. What are the things they do well and what can they become based on those skills at the next level.
So many people seem to focus on the things a player cannot do.
It’s not how I go about it. Always projecting forward. https://t.co/D2hASQAHK0
— Ray G 🏁 (@RayGQue) November 25, 2021
On the ground, Hurts has ran 115 (No. 1) times for 616 (No. 2) yards and leads all QBs with eight rushing touchdowns. That solid rushing floor has resulted in a Top 12 fantasy QB finish in 10 of 11 weeks. Criticisms aside, fantasy managers aren’t going to complain about his 0.75 (No. 1) Fantasy Points Per Drop Back. The 23-year-old gains a position best 8.26 Lifetime Value points (the most of any QB this week) to rise three spots to QB8.
Brandon Aiyuk – WR San Fransisco 49ers
After several weeks in the Shanahan Doghouse, Brandon Aiyuk is trending up. Through the first seven weeks, Aiyuk averaged a Snap Share of 67-percent. Since Week 8, he has played 91.2-percent of snaps with a season high 95.3-percent in Week 11.
In the last four games, Aiyuk has earned 26 targets, which is 10 more than he saw over the first six games of the season. In Week 11 versus Jacksonville, he caught all seven targets for 85 yards and a touchdown – a season best 21.5 fantasy point outing (WR8). Aiyuk regains 16.5 Lifetime Value and eight spots to climb to WR21 on PlayerProfiler’s dynasty rankings.
Austin Ekeler – RB Los Angeles Chargers
Dynasty managers that had the privilege of starting Austin Ekeler versus the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 11 were rewarded with a career best 41.5 point fantasy day (RB2). The Western Colorado product had 11 carries and caught six of seven targets for 115 total yards and four touchdowns.
Austin Ekeler told everyone to draft him in fantasy.
Hope you listened ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/olBj1bmkbo
— PlayerProfiler (@rotounderworld) November 22, 2021
Eleven weeks into the 2021 campaign, Ekeler is averaging 22.1 Fantasy Points Per Game (RB3) – his most productive fantasy season to date. Ekeler has 573 (No. 11) rushing yards and 45 (No. 3) receptions for 405 (No. 3) receiving yards. He has a 15.2-percent (No. 5) Target Share. The 26 year-old UDFA earns 15.59 Lifetime Value points to rise three spots to RB11 in dynasty.
George Kittle – TE San Fransisco 49ers
With George Kittle back from injury and Brandon Aiyuk trending up, the 49ers have won three of their last four games. Since returning from a brief stint on the injured reserve, Kittle has three consecutive Top 8 fantasy finishes and has scored a touchdown in each game.
On the season, Kittle leads all tight ends with a 25.3-percent Target Share. He has churned out 212 (No. 3) Yards After the Catch with a robust 2.51 (No. 3) Yards Per Route Run. After an mid-season dip in dynasty value, Kittle moves one spot and steps back onto the dynasty tight end podium at TE3.
More notable players with stocks trending up this week: Justin Herbert, Jonathan Taylor, Matt Breida, Elijah Moore, Rondale Moore, Foster Moreau
Stock Trending Down
Bryan Edwards – WR Las Vegas Raiders
Logically, most fantasy gamers would have expected Bryan Edwards to see more targets and production following the Raiders’ release of Henry Ruggs. Football isn’t always logical. In the three weeks without Ruggs, Edwards has gone catch-less in two of his last three games.
In Week 11 versus the Cincinnati Bengals, Edwards hit a low point going untargeted despite playing 84.8-percent of snaps and running 22 routes. Prior to this, Edwards had seen four targets per games over the last four games. It’s been and up and down campaign for the sophomore wideout, his dynasty stock loses 3.97 Lifetime Value points to fall to WR46.
A.J. Brown – WR Tennesse Titans
Heading into the 2021 season, A.J. Brown was atop the dynasty wide receiver rankings. He has since fallen to WR4 and loses another 12.38 Lifetime Value points after the latest update. Other than a productive three game span (Weeks 6 through 8), 2021 has been a tough go for Brown. In fairness, he’s battled multiple injuries.
On the season, Brown has 46 (No. 26) receptions for 615 (No. 26) yards and three (No. 34) touchdowns. He has averaged 12.7 (No. 32) Fantasy Points Per Game. Despite his woes in 2021, he has still enjoyed a 32.0-percent (No. 4) Target Rate, producing 2.52 (No. 10) Yards Per Route Run. Better days are ahead for the talented 24-year-old.
Damien Harris – RB New England Patriots
Back from injury to face the Atlanta Falcon’s in Week 11, Damien Harris had company in the Patriots backfield. Harris played 42.4-percent of snaps and carried the ball 10 times for 56 yards. He caught his lone target for nine yards. His backfield mate, Rhamondre Stevenson saw a Snap Share of 27.1-percent, but earned 12 carries and one reception for 75 total yards.
Harris will need to be productive in Week 12 to keep the rookie from earning an even greater share of the Pats backfield. On the season, he trails Stevenson in both Juke Rate and Yards Created Per Touch. Harris loses 22.96 Lifetime Value points to drop seven spots to RB31. Stevenson climbs up to RB34.
Dan Arnold – TE Jacksonville Jaguars
After a strong stretch of games, Dan Arnold went un-targeted in a Week 11. Arnold’s stock takes a dip losing three spots to fall to TE28 on PlayerProfiler’s dynasty rankings.
In Week 8-10, Dan Arnold ranked 6th with 21.9% target share, 9th with an 18.5% air yards share, and 2nd in receiving yards (195) behind Travis Kelce.
The 49ers have shut down opposing tight ends, so look for Arnold to bounce back in Week 12. pic.twitter.com/ZUuX0OHLZa
— Corbin (@corbin_young21) November 25, 2021
On a positive note, Urban Meyer explained that the 49ers took away the tight end – a focal point of the Jags offense in recent contests. In 2021, Arnold has averaged 7.4 (No. 22) Fantasy Points Per Game and 8.4 FPPG since being traded to the Jaguars in late-September. He has scored double-digit fantasy points in four of the last seven games. The athletic Arnold looks to get his stock trending positively with a bounce back performance versus the Atlanta Falcon’s in Week 12.