Welcome to 2020 Fantasy Football Week 10 Dynasty Stock Up/Stock Down!
The NFL weeks continue to pile on and we look to our experts to help build our teams.
Sometimes it's all about asking friends, experts, and reading up to help you win your fantasy dynasty league. In the end, the only thing that matters is how you feel. Are you worried about your players? Are you buying the hype? Selling the hype?
In this article, I'll be touching on a few guys that I believe dynasty stocks are trending upward and a few trending downward.
2020 Fantasy Football Week 10 Dynasty Stock Up/Stock Down
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Tua Tagavailoa, QB, Miami Dolphins
Tua Tagovailoa in his 2nd NFL start
? 248 yards
? 2 TDs / 0 INTs pic.twitter.com/fVKBjSCWG1
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) November 9, 2020
Tua time has arrived in South Beach and it's here to stay. I know it's been two games but, man, is this kid special. The Dolphins have now collected two wins with Tua and look to continue versus another impressive rookie in Justin Herbert. After beating the impressive Cardinals and MVP caliber QB Kyler Murray on the road, Tua is showing signs of being the guy.
In Tagavailoa's first road start he recorded 35 rushing yards, 248 passing yards, and recorded two touchdowns. He not only had great stats but he looked stellar. He showed great poise in the pocket and finesse with the ball. His big-play ability and game management skills were on full display. For a rookie to look that good that early in his career is a sign of things to come.
The impressive thing for fantasy is that Tua showed upside on the ground. Racking up 30+ rushing yards is a big sign for fantasy football. Running QBs run fantasy football. Guys like Kyler Murray, Russell Wilson, Lamar Jackson, and Patrick Mahomes are fantasy staples due to their rushing upsides. Tua is super interesting and impressive. His offense will continue to trend upward as they have several 1st round draft picks from the Texans for years to come. Look for them to bring in more weapons to help Tua develop.
Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona Cardinals
We have officially found ourselves the fantasy dynasty QB1 overall for the next 10+ years. Murray is the guy and not even Mahomes, Jackson, Wilson, or Allen can do anything to stop it. He is special in every single sense of the word and is showing it in only his second season.
On Sunday, Murray squared off against an upwards-trending Dolphins defense and embarrassed them. He scored 40 fantasy points by racking up 283 passing yards, 106 rushing yards, and four touchdowns combined. Not only has he been impressive this year but he's cruising to a potential MVP season. Here is a look at his numbers in eight games compared to last year's MVP Lamar Jackson through eight games.
Last season, Ravens’ QB Lamar Jackson won NFL MVP. Through the first half of this season, Cardinals’ QB Kyler Murray has been even better. pic.twitter.com/yKf4MSNofk
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 12, 2020
Murray so far on the year is the far and away QB1 in fantasy and the league's top scorer as well. Murray has yet to fail to score less than 20 fantasy points in a game on the season. He's had several games on the season above 30+ points and on Sunday showed us a legitimate 40 point upside. The Cardinals are doing big things and are trending in the right direction with Murray.
Murray's ability to be a dual-threat runner and passer is vaulting his fantasy stock. He's scored a rushing touchdown in every game but one and has rushed for 30+ yards in every game. With a high rushing volume, his fantasy stock is through the roof. He is the clear cut QB1 for the future and if his team can keep getting him help on the offensive side of the ball, his stock will keep rising higher.
Kyler Murray is a cheat code ?
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 8, 2020
A.J. Brown, WR, Tenessee Titans
It's clear now, more than ever, that Brown is a WR1. He has been a force since coming back from injury. He is an unstoppable nightmare for opposing defenders. Brown missed three games so far due to injury but has yet to score under 12 points in PPR formats since. His elite playmaking ability downfield is insane. His catch radius, big body, and great hands are showing defenders who he really is.
EVERY WEEK IS AJ BROWN WEEKpic.twitter.com/dP5VHVBNAm
— PFF (@PFF) November 13, 2020
Brown is the team's top target. Since returning from injury he's averaging eight targets per game and with those targets, he's racking up over 80 yards per game. He also has been getting love in the endzone. In each game, he's played since returning he's scored a touchdown. The fantasy upside is there with Ryan Tannehill at the helm, as Tannehill is averaging almost 18+ points per game. Even after missing three games on the season, Brown is the WR20 in fantasy which is approaching borderline WR1 territory quickly.
There are few wide receivers I'd rather have in dynasty than A.J. Brown due to his rare skills and elite freak of nature athleticism. Pairing that with high volume and touchdown upside is huge. He has the upside to be a top-five player at the position for the next decade.
Joshua Kelley, RB, Los Angeles Chargers
Tremaine Pope, Kallen Ballage, Justin Jackson, and Austin Ekeler. Just a few names that have been getting or have got reps over Kelley. After having hype on him since the Ekeler injury, Kelley has done nothing but disappoint.
?LAC v MIA
-Justin Jackson: Knee
Status: DNP. Sounds like Lynn wants to give him the week off.?
-Troymaine Pope: Cleared concussion protocol. FP.?
LAC obviously aren’t confident in Joshua Kelley. Ballage reverted back to PS, but monitor.
— Jeff Mueller, PT, DPT (@jmthrivept) November 12, 2020
In his first few showings on the season, Kelley was decent enough to build fantasy hype. Here is a look at the first two weeks of what Kelley did.
- 12 Carries - 60 Yards - 1 Touchdown - 0 targets - 0 Receptions - 0 Yards
- 23 Carries - 64 Yards - 0 touchdown - 2 Targets - 2 Receptions - 49 Yards
He's been less than impressive in the running game, to say the least. Since getting 23 carries in Week 2, he's yet to carry the ball more than 12 times. He has also failed to get over 43 yards in a game on the ground and has not seen the endzone since.
Kelley has fallen out of favor with the Chargers staff due to fumbling issues. He was projected to be the team's starter since injuries to Justin Jackson and Austin Ekeler came around. He fumbled two times in consecutive weeks and since has been exiled. Players like Pope and Ballage have been stealing his work. Times are rough for Kelley now.
In the second quarter of #CARvsLAC, the ruling on the field was a fumble. After review, there was no clear and obvious evidence that Chargers RB Joshua Kelley’s knee was down prior to the ball coming loose so the ruling stands. pic.twitter.com/pB4e0vOhSS
— NFL Officiating (@NFLOfficiating) September 27, 2020
D.J. Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers
From preseason hype beast to mid-season bust. Moore's time in Carolina this season has been less than impressive. Since the addition of Robby Anderson to the offense, Moore has been lackluster.
Moore on the season has only scored more than 20 points only twice. He also has only caught more than five receptions in a game one time this season. The targets are there but the receptions are not.
DJM - What Happened?
DJ Moore was one of the fantasy community's darlings in the offseason, cracking the top 12 for most and becoming a top dynasty WR. This season, although he is the WR 21 on the season, he is the WR 37 in ppg. So what happened? Cont. below. @TheUndroppables pic.twitter.com/QfmOmaXVck
— Vivek Iyer (@FantasyandSport) November 12, 2020
Not only has Moore been super inconsistent and lackluster this season, he also is starting to get passed by Curtis Samuel in the offense. In the past two games, Samuel has been on fire. He's scored 20+ points in each game while Moore has failed to score more than seven per game.
Trending downward isn't the word to describe Moore right now, falling off a cliff is more accurate. The stock is down major right now and might be time to move on.
Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Chris Godwin, Bruce Arians, and now Antonio Brown. Things are starting to look scary for Evans. His stock and games are slipping and so is his playing time. With Brown and Tom Brady having a love connection it's clear that Brady doesn't like Evans much.
So far this season when Evans has been in the lineup with Chris Godwin he's been getting the short end of the stick. He's played horribly and just hasn't looked the same. Here is a tweet that sums it up perfectly for Evans.
Mike Evans and Chris Godwin have played in just two games together this season.
Mike Evans has four receiving yards in those games. No, not an average of four yards, which would also be terrible. He has four yards. Total. Yeah, four. In two games. Four.
— Jacob Gibbs (@jagibbs_23) October 16, 2020
After listening to a few experts on the radio recently there are rumblings that Brady and Evans are having a falling out. Evans has been scouted as being a poor receiver to fit with Brady. He is more of a softer, big-play, stretch the field type of wide receiver. Brady prefers guys like Brown and that's exactly why he is in Tampa now.
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