Dynasty Market Movers | Dynasty Risers and Fallers Week 17

by Steve Smith · Dynasty Leagues

Kyren Williams Dynasty value has been skyrocketing and Championship Week for the 2023 fantasy football season has arrived! Congratulations to those managers competing for a title. Good luck and bring home the hardware!

The Dynasty Market Movers Report is back for one last time this season to uncover Dynasty Risers and Fallers on PlayerProfiler’s Dynasty Rankings. Β This report covers rankings movement from Week 14 through Week 16.

Stock Trending Up

Dak Prescott – QB Dallas Cowboys

Dak Prescott‘s torrid pace has slowed slightly in the past couple of games, but he continues to trend positively. Through Week 16, the veteran leads all NFL passers with 30 touchdowns. He has a single interception in his last six games. He is delivering fantasy gamers 20.3 Fantasy Points Per Game (FPPG) (QB3) trailing only Jalen Hurts and Josh Allen.

Prescott’s advanced stats and metrics back his solid play this season. He has a QBR of 71.5 (No. 3) and a True Passer Rating of 103.7 (No. 4). He owns a league-best 64.4-percent (No. 1) Pressured Completion Percentage with 30 Money Throws (No. 1). Poised for a huge pay day, the 30-year-old’s dynasty stock gains another 10.25 Lifetime Value points to rise to QB10.

Kyren Williams – RB Los Angeles Rams

Second-year runner, Kyren Williams has seen over 20 carries in each of his last four games. He has a 77.2-percent (No. 5) Opportunity Share and is averaging 20.5 FPPG (RB2) – behind only Christian McCaffrey. Williams has finished as RB12 or higher in eight of 11 games played this season.

It’s not just about volume with Williams. His metrics are also solid. He produces 4.8 yards (No. 7) True Yards Per Carry, has 58 (No. 7) Evaded Tackles, and a Yards Created Per Touch mark of 3.74 (No. 14). With 1,057 rushing yards (No. 2) and 12 TDs (No. 3) through 11 games, the fifth-round pick gains 22.30 Lifetime Value points and moves up five spots to RB11.

Rashee Rice – WR Kansas City Chiefs

Rashee Rice has been a bright spot on a struggling Chiefs offense. On the season, Rice has a 57.4-percent Snap Share. This has hovered around 70-percent in three of his last five games. He has a 27.8-percent Target Rate (No. 10) with 50 of his 96 Targets coming in the last five games. He has three top 12 WR performances during this span.

In 15 games, Rice has 74 catches (No. 17) for 811 yards (No. 31) and seven scores (No. 14). He has an impressive 565 Yards After Catch (No. 2) with a 2.35 Yards Per Route Run mark (No. 15). Since Week 14, Rashee Rice has gained 30.43 Lifetime Value points and climbed six spots to WR22.

David Njoku – TE Cleveland Browns

David Njoku had a slow start to the year but has been productive since Week 4. He’s posted a top 12 TE performance in 10 of 15 games and finished as TE4 or better from Week 14 to Week 16 (note: he balled out in Week 17). In fantasy football, Njoku is producing a career-high 12.3 FPPG (TE7).

Njoku accrues 8.10 Lifetime Value points and jumps five spots to TE12 in Dynasty.

In 15 games played, Njoku has 75 catches (No. 4) on 115 Targets (No. 4) for 748 yards (No. 6) and six TDs (No. 2). The athletic tight end has a position-leading 501 Yards After Catch (No. 1). The former Miami Hurricane accrues 8.10 Lifetime Value points and jumps five spots to TE12 in dynasty.

More notable players with stocks trending up:

Josh Allen – QB Buffalo Bills: +0.71 Lifetime Value points and +1 spot to QB1

Breece Hall – RB New York Jets: +14.39 Lifetime Value points, RB3

Deebo Samuel – WR San Fransisco 49ers: +9.80 Lifetime Value points and +4 spots to WR19

Isaiah Likely – TE Baltimore Ravens: +10.01 Lifetime Value points and +9 spots to TE18

Stock Trending Down

Sam Howell – QB Washington Commanders

It was a nice run for Sam Howell fantasy football managers, but the wheels have fallen off of late. The second-year signal-caller has scored a total of 9.5 fantasy points in his last two games combined (QB29 in Week 15, QB39 in Week 16). A hamstring ailment to veteran Jacoby Brissett may save Howell from a Week 17 benching.

Howell has thrown an interception in five straight games for a total of eight over this span. He leads the league in both interceptions (17) and sacks (60). He has an Accuracy Rating of 6.3 (No. 17) with aΒ QBR of 43.3 (No. 23). The former fifth-round selection loses 44.65 Lifetime Value points (the most of any QB this update) and plummets 13 spots to QB28 in the Dynasty Rankings.

D’Andre Swift – RB Philadephia Eagles

D’Andre Swift is delivering fantasy gamers 12.8 FPPG (RB25) in 2023. This is a career low for the former second-round draft pick. On the year, he has a 58.6-percent (No. 15) Snap ShareΒ and has not played more than 59.4-percent of snaps since Week 12. The Eagles like to spread it around on the ground.

In 15 games played, Swift has 988 rushing yards (No. 5) and 38 receptions (No. 18) for 209 yards (No. 25). However, he has gone without a Target in two of the last three contests and has just six touchdowns (No. 21) this season. Jalen Hurts setting the NFL record for QB rushing touchdowns hasn’t helped. With a lackluster 2.71 Yards Created Per Touch (No. 52), Swift loses 28.56 Lifetime Value points and drops five slots to RB13.

Josh Downs – WR Indianapolis Colts

Josh Downs hasn’t eclipsed 50 receiving yards in a game since Week 8 against the New Orleans Saints. He hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 7 against the Cleveland Browns. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that he hasn’t finished higher than WR43 over the last six games – he’s averaged 6.1 FPPG over this span.

Downs has 63 receptions (No. 28) on 93 Targets (No. 32) for 670 yards (No. 40) and two touchdowns (No. 64) in 15 games played. He has an 18.5-percent (No. 42) Target Share. The 22-year-old drops 17.99 Lifetime Value points and slips four slots to WR35.

T.J. Hockenson – TE Minnesota Vikings

T.J. Hockenson will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn ACL and MCL in Week 16 versus his former team. Here’s wishing him a smooth and speedy recovery. The former No. 8 overall draft pick (2019) will finish the 2023 season with 95 receptions (No. 2) on 127 Targets (No. 1) for 960 yards (No. 3) and five TDs (No. 7).

A key element in the Vikings’ offense, Hockenson owned a position-best 24.3-percent (No. 1) Target Share. This translated to a career-best 14.6 FPPG (TE2) with 11 of 15 top 12 TE performances. The 26-year-old loses 24.72 Lifetime Value points and dips two spots to TE4.

More notable players with stocks trending down:

Russell Wilson – QB Denver Broncos: -10.99 Lifetime Value points and -2 spots to QB25

Bijan Robinson – RB Atlanta Falcons: -14.39 Lifetime Value points and -1 spot to RB2

Marquise Brown – WR Arizona Cardinals: -30.41 Lifetime Value points and -8 spots to WR40

Travis Kelce – TE Kansas City Chiefs: -9.62 Lifetime Value points and -1 spot to TE6

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