At this point in the season, dynasty managers are either cruising into the playoffs, fighting for a final spot, or looking toward the future. Whatever the situation, don’t lose touch with the market. The newest edition of the Dynasty Market Movers Report is here to help you keep your pulse on player values. This market report covers notable dynasty risers and fallers since Week 7.
C.J. Stroud – QB Houston Texans
The No. 2 overall Draft selection, C.J. Stroud, produced the best performance of his young career in a Week 9 tilt with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Stroud completed 71.4-percent of pass attempts (30 of 42) for an NFL rookie record 470 yards and five touchdowns. He delivered a whopping 41.8 fantasy point day locking him in as the week’s QB1. This marks the fourth Top-12 QB fantasy finish for the Texans’ signal-caller.
What CJ Stroud accomplished Sunday:
🏈His 147.8 passer rating is the highest single-game passer rating by a rookie quarterback (minimum 30 attempts) in NFL history.
🏈His 470 passing yards are the most passing yards by a rookie in a game in NFL history.
🏈Became the youngest… pic.twitter.com/lvqKulw7fX
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 6, 2023
In eight starts, Stroud has 2,270 passing yards (No. 7) and fourteen (No. 7) passing TDs. Throwing just a single interception, he owns a True Passer Rating of 101.8 (No. 8) and a QBR of 72.2 (No. 8). Stroud is currently the fantasy QB5 on the season (19.8 FPPG). The dynasty stock of the former Buckeye gains 23.44 Lifetime Value points to rise to QB7. Congratulations to the managers who stole him in rookie drafts last spring.
Breece Hall – RB New York Jets
Breece Hall just needed a little time to get back up to speed. Between Weeks 5 and 8, he finished as RB3 (28.4 fantasy points), RB4 (28.4 fantasy points), and RB7 (21.3 fantasy points). Over the last three games, his Snap Share has hovered around 65-percent with a 60.7-percent Opportunity Share on the season.
The former Iowa State Cyclone has solid metrics in Yards Per Touch (5.9, No. 5), Juke Rate (31.6-percent, No. 5), and a True Yards Per Carry mark of 4.4 (No. 16). He has a 12.4-percent (No. 15) Target Share which looks to be trending upward. Hall gains 47.31 Lifetime Value points (the most by any RB in this rankings update) and moves up one spot to improve to RB2 behind Bijan Robinson. Buy the talent while he continues to operate under the stigma of a Zach Wilson offense. A favorable match-up versus the Raiders awaits.
Nathaniel Dell – WR Houston Texans
When a quarterback throws for 400-plus passing yards someone has to benefit – in Week 9 versus the Bucs Nathaniel Dell was that guy. The 24-year-old hauled in six of 11 targets for 114 yards and two touchdowns. He finished the week as the WR1 with 29.1 fantasy points.
Tank Dell is the best WR to be selected in the Third Round of the NFL Draft since Terry McLaurin and Diontae Johnson in 2019.
Houston drafted a real one. 🔥pic.twitter.com/u2Pl5DM90n
— TheOGfantasyfootball (@TheOGfantasy) September 27, 2023
Dell still lacks consistency, but his boom weeks have propelled him to 14.3 FPPG (WR19). He owns a less-than-spectacular 18.5-percent (No. 47) Target Share, but on weeks when he’s targeted more heavily, he’s produced. This is evidenced by a Fantasy Points Per Target Rate of 2.33 (No. 7). The rookie gains 13.00 Lifetime Value points and six spots to get to WR36. Dell is a worthwhile dynasty investment, and being tethered to C.J. Stroud certainly doesn’t hurt.
Dalton Kincaid – TE, Buffalo Bills
The 25th pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, Dalton Kincaid, is showing that he was worth the investment. With Dawson Knox out of the lineup over the last two games, Kincaid has enjoyed Snap Shares of 83.8-percent and 93.1 percent. The rookie has shined with his increased role.
Over the last three games, Kincaid has produced 15.5 fantasy points (TE6), 17.5 fantasy points (TE7), and 16.1 fantasy points (TE7). On the season, he has 40 catches (No. 7) for 339 yards (No. 13) and one TD (No. 20). He’s due for more end zone visits. The rookie gains 39.14 Lifetime Value points and three spots to TE4 in PlayerProfiler’s Dynasty Rankings. Acquiring the talented rookie TE won’t be cheap, but he might come slightly cheaper once Knox returns.
More notable players with stocks trending up:
Will Levis – QB Tennesse Titans: +43.91 Lifetime Value points and +23 spots to QB17
Alvin Kamara – RB New Orleans Saints: +35.42 Lifetime Value points and +5 spots to RB14
Diontae Johnson – WR Pittsburgh Steelers: +12.84 Lifetime Value points and +5 spot to WR29
Sam LaPorta – TE Detriot Lions: +12.90 Lifetime Value points and +2 spots to TE1
Stock Trending Down
Patrick Mahomes – QB Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes loses 10.68 Lifetime Value points and falls behind Jalen Hurts and Josh Allen to sit as QB3 on the Dynasty Rankings. His 19.9 FPPG ranks him at QB4 on the season. He’s unfortunately had to contend with a league-leading 17 Dropped Passes (No. 1).
Let’s get it straight, Mahomes has not been bad for dynasty managers, but the bar is high. In 2023, he’s produced a Top-12 QB fantasy performance in six of nine games, finishing twice in the Top-5. Compare this to the first nine contests of 2022 when he was a Top-12 QB in eight games (one at QB13) with five Top-5 outings. Mahomes is difficult to obtain in dynasty leagues, but fantasy football can be a “what have you done for me lately?” kind of game. Use any edge, such as this small dip in value, to attempt to pry him away from a slightly disappointed manager.
Miles Sanders – RB Carolina Panthers
Miles Sanders signed a four-year, $25.4 million contract with the Carolina Panthers this offseason. He scored 17.2 fantasy points and finished as RB11 in Week 3. Since then, he has missed time due to groin and shoulder injuries and has been outpaced by Chuba Hubbard. The 26-year-old Sanders loses 23.83 Lifetime Value points and thirteen spots to plummet to RB46.
- Miles Sanders Game Log – Week 1-9 2023
In Week 9, Sanders saw the field on 26.8-percent of snaps, carrying the ball six times and catching three of five targets for 61 total yards. The 9.1 (RB28) fantasy point performance was his best since Week 3. Hubbard played 66.2-percent of snaps, carrying the ball 16 times. Sanders’ lack of usage is supported by his mediocre metrics. He has a True Yards Per Carry mark of 3.3 (No. 54), a Juke Rate of 16.1-percent (No. 39), and 2.93 Yards Created Per Touch. The outlook is not so good for Sanders.
Christian Watson – Green Bay Packers
Fantasy managers had high hopes for sophomore WR Christian Watson entering this season. Unfortunately, he has been unable to stay off the injury report. Watson has also yet to surpass 100 receiving yards in a game this year, a feat that he managed three times during his rookie season. His season-best performance came in Week 5, where he posted 91 scoreless yards on three catches.
In five games played, Watson has 12 receptions on 26 targets for 213 yards and one touchdown. He is producing 7.8 FPPG (WR63). At the moment, there is not much to be excited about with Watson. He remains an upside bench stash, but his inability to stay healthy is concerning. The 24-year-old loses 14.04 Lifetime Value points and six spots to fall to WR32.
Dallas Goedert – TE Philadephia Eagles
Veteran tight end Dallas Goedert will miss extended time with a forearm fracture sustained in Week 9. He currently sits at 38 catches (No. 8) for 410 yards (No. 8) and two touchdowns (No. 13).
Over nine games, Goedert has only two Top-5 fantasy TE finishes. He has earned an 18.3-percent Target Share (No. 11) with a Yards Per Route Run mark of 1.38 (No. 17). Goedert has been a back-end TE1 in fantasy this season with 10.1 FPPG (TE10). All of these metrics are slightly down from 2022 when he finished as the TE5. He loses 19.38 Lifetime Value points and one spot to slip to TE9.
More notable players with stocks trending down:
Kirk Cousins – QB Minnesota Vikings: -23.85 Lifetime Value points and -9 spots to QB25.
Austin Ekeler – RB Los Angeles Chargers: -13.66 Lifetime Value points and -2 spots to RB11
Cooper Kupp – WR Los Angeles Rams: -17.71 Lifetime Value points and -4 spots to WR22
Darren Waller – TE New York Giants: -19.82 Lifetime Value points and -10 spots to TE22