2020 Fantasy Football: Week 2 Dynasty Stock Up/Stock Down

by Kyle Williams
2020 Fantasy Football Week 2 Dynasty Stock Up/Stock Down

To thrive is to survive, and in fantasy football that testament holds truth. You see, fantasy football is a lot like a stock market, with sliding pieces moving up and down, rising and falling ever so rapidly. Just like in a stock market, the more you thrive, the longer you survive in fantasy football. In this article, I’ll be touching on the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 2 Dynasty Stock Up/Stock Down.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 2 Dynasty Stock Up/Stock Down

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Stock Up

Jonathan Taylor, RB, Indianapolis Colts

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There is no hotter name in dynasty then this man right here - especially after the loss of Marlon Mack over the weekend to a torn Achilles which will end his season. Coming into Week 2 it's clear that it's now Taylor's job and nobody is stopping him.

Not only does his stock rise with the injuries, but did you see his play on the field? Impressive to say the least. Taylor leads all rookies in catches. Yes, you read that right, all rookies - not just running backs - but wid receivers and tight ends as well.

Taylor was impressive all over the field including in pass protection and just pure running. Below is a clip of Taylor catching and running for a massive gain.

To say the least, there is no hotter stock than that of Jonathan Taylor right now. If you can find a way to get this guy on your roster then do it at all costs.

Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona Cardinals

Weapons on weapons on weapons for this man right here. Now that he has a legitimate number-one wideout and a new best friend in DeAndre Hopkins, his stock is rising. After popping off in Week 1 and beating the 2019 NFC champion San Francisco 49ers, it's looking bright for Murray.

Just after one week, you can tell that this is going to be a special duo. Now that Murray has someone who can make plays after the catch and make up for some of his mistakes, it's only going to get better for Murray.

The thing that impressed me the most over the weekend with Murray was his poise. He showed the ability to make reads quickly and scramble quickly when feeling the pressure. This guy is special and his stock is rising fast in dynasty.

Darius Slayton, WR, New York Giants

Wow, this one came as a surprise. After a dominant display on Monday Night Football, Darius Slayton shoots to the forefront of guys I'm looking to acquire quick, fast, and in a hurry. On Monday, Slayton hauled in six of his nine targets for 102 receiving yards and two touchdowns. This is the type of performance a number one wideout for a team has - the Julio Joneses of the world.

Something to note about Slayton that's super exciting is that his situation is comparable to that of Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay. Here's a tweet from a great friend of mine @GuruFantasyWrld showing the comparables between Golladay and Slayton.

The numbers are out of this world for Slayton. It's clear that the Giants offense moves around him in the passing game. I believe as Daniel Jones continues to get better so will Slayton. Grab him in every league you can for both dynasty format and redraft.

Stock Down

James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers

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As some fantasy backs rise to the top, others fall. There might not be a bigger stock that's falling like that of James Conner. Another year and it's the same old story for him. Conner seems injury-plagued and unproductive and seems to be destined for another year of bad play heading into uncertain free agency.

After a horrible showing in Week 1 versus the Giants in the first half of the game, he was quickly pulled with an ankle injury. He finished the night with six carries for nine yards.

Brutal showing to say the least for the third-year running back. Even if Conner can stay on the field, he will likely end up at best splitting carries with Benny Snell and Jaylen Samuels. A name to watch in that backfield is the rookie runner Anthony McFarland. You might see him take over as lead dog sooner rather than later.

Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts

It's a sad day for Mr. Mack. Tearing his Achillies in Week 1 all but ensures his time with the Colts is done. In fact, his future in the league may even be in doubt. If the injury wasn't enough for you, the drafting of clear star running back Jonathan Taylor should be.

On Sunday, Taylor looked electric on each of his carries and parlayed that with great steady work in the passing game.

Mack is all but finished in everything fantasy related. Drop him in every dynasty format you can.

A.J. Dillon, RB, Green Bay Packers

Easy, easy, I know what you're thinking. How could a guy in his rookie season, in his first game, already have his stock going down? Well, the answer is clear. In drafting Dillon, the Packers were betting against Aaron Jones for this season and the long term.

In Week 1, that seemed pointless, as Jones made quick work of the Vikings defense. Jones had 16 carries for 66 yards and added four receptions in the passing game. He also had an impressive touchdown and showed great pass-blocking ability in the passing game for Aaron Rodgers.

There are rumors of Jones and the Packers working on an extension. With Jones still playing at an elite level, and the rest of the running backs in the league getting paid, all signs are pointing for Jones to stay in Green Bay.

This is a killer for anyone banking on Dillon being the feature back in Green Bay. Dynasty owners might have to wait for a while - if the time ever comes at all. Not to mention, Dillion is the clear-cut running back three on the roster behind Jones and Jamaal Williams.


D.J. Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers

I'm not one to typically overreact to a situation, especially after Week 1, but it's concerning to see how Moore was used in the Panthers offense. Don't get me wrong, he still is the most talented player they have on offense not named Christian McCaffrey.

But he was clearly outplayed by Robby Anderson who the Panthers brought in this offseason from the Jets. You could also make the case that he was outplayed by his counterpart Curtis Samuel.

I'm not panicking on Moore yet, I'm still holding him. But if the Panthers use him the way they did in Week 1, you could be in for some concern. He ended the game with just four receptions for 54 yards.

That's not the greatest game for him, but Moore is a great player and should bounce back. I'm only slightly concerned at the moment especially with his lack of connection with his new quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Hold Moore right now and hope for better days ahead. In two or three weeks we can reevaluate the situation and decide on his long term value.

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