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2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Dynasty Stock Up/Stock Down


Welcome to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Dynasty Stock Up/Stock Down

Things are starting to get weird around the NFL.

The Miami Dolphins are good and the New England Patriots are not good?

The Los Angeles Rams got thumped by a San Francisco 49ers team that lost big to the Dolphins? Weird.

All in all the NFL is in a strange place and with COVID-19 looming large in the background, things are up in the air from day-to-day.

With all that being said, the NFL keeps pushing forward and some players continue to produce at elite levels, while others continue their fall into a descent.

In this article, I’ll be breaking down another Sunday in which Dynasty stocks will rise and fall for players around the league.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Dynasty Stock Up/Stock Down

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Stock Up

Ryan Tannehill, QB, Tennesse Titans

From a Tannehill doubter to a believer? Yes, that’s me. I admittedly thought lesser of Tannehill and was one of the first to push him aside even after his impressive run last season with the Titans. I think the tides are turning for me, he’s legit and looks every bit to be the real deal.

Look, Tannehill’s first five years in Miami might have been due to bad coaching and poor weapons around him. Now with a great coach in Vrabel and elite weapons such as Henry he looks the part. Tannehill still has so much football left in him, being only 32 years old he could reasonably have five more years minimum in the league. This past Sunday was the first time Tannehill has thrown 4+ touchdowns in a season multiple times. It’s time to stop sleeping on Tannehill.

Here are his fantasy points for the first six weeks of the season for Tannehill.

  • 18.4
  • 26.2
  • 11.9
  • BYE
  • 29.2
  • 30.0

Killing it, to say the least. The craziest part about it is he didn’t even have a full complement of weapons. Players like Corey Davis are on the covid reserve list and A.J. Brown, whos Tannehill’s main weapon was banged up for several weeks but came back healthy in weeks five and six. You can see the clear impact Brown has on the offense as Tannehill’s points shot from 11.9 without him to back to back near 30 point weeks with him.

Tannehill since the start of his arrival last season has done nothing but put up top-10 QB numbers in fantasy. When he gets all his weapons back healthy it will only get better. The long term outlook on Tannehill is great as he should have a clear five years left in his tank.

Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Miami Dolphins

Cut from a different cloth, Alabamas own Tua Tagovailoa will take his first snaps as a starter next Sunday for the Miami Dolphins. Announced early afternoon on Tuesday morning, the Dolphins decided to make the switch from veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick to rookie Tua Tagovailoa. Shocking, to say the least, but inevitably was bound to happen.

Fitzpatrick leaves some big shoes to fill not just in real life but in fantasy as well. Currently QB8 in fantasy formats, Fitzpatrick has led the team to a 3-3 record so far this season. The magician himself Fitzpatrick was being slept on in fantasy this season, even as he’s averaging 19.6 points per game.

Tagovailoa is a much more gifted passer and runner than Fitzpatrick, and that’s why I’m so giddy on his fantasy upside. He possesses not only the skillset but the surroundings to make him a top-10 QB in fantasy like Fitzpatrick.

Man oh man is that schedule juicy. Here’s a look at how these defenses rank in terms of their passing defenses.

I’m in on Tua. His weapons are crazy good and the schedule breaks up nice for the short term. Long term I believe he will be a no-doubt top-10 QB in fantasy for now and for the long term. The Dolphins are loaded with draft picks this and next year and can get Tua help quickly. Consider Tua a top five dynasty QB asset starting now.

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D’Andre Swift, RB, Detriot Lions

Everyone welcome, Swift as he’s finally arrived. After the coaches for the Lions’ refusal to put Swift on the field for the first few weeks, he finally got what he deserved. After seeing the most carries he’s seen all season he proved he’s the clear top dog in the offense.

Here is Swifts stat line from Sunday’s game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars.

  • 38% Snap Share
  • 14 Carries
  • 116 Yards Rushing [8.3 YPC]
  • 2 Touchdowns
  • 4 Targets
  • 3 Receptions

The kid from Georgia is starting to take control of the offense whose main back was Adrian Peterson, YUCK. With this breakout game, the Lions staff should look to trust Swift more and give him the carries he deserves. He’s better than both Johnson and Peterson.

I’m not completely sold on Swift yet, I think in the short term he may suffer a bit but long term there is no doubt he’s RB1. Grabbing him now as a longer-term dynasty asset may be a smart move. He’s got the tools in the passing game and as a runner to succeed.

Stock Down

Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccanneers

You may be asking why he’s on the stock down list. Well, Chris Godwin is the answer. But it’s not just Godwin it’s also Tom Brady and the inability of the coaching staff. I truly don’t believe in Brady anymore and I think Arians is one of the worst coaches in the entire league.

So far this season when Evans has been in the lineup with Chris Godwin he’s been getting the brunt 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.

Not ideal when your all-world receiver only has four receiving yards when Godwins in the lineup. He’s just not the same receiver he once was with Brady.

It’s not only Godwin it’s Brady that makes me lose faith in Evans. Are we really going to keep holding a dynasty asset whose value is coinciding with a 43-year-old QB? No, that should be the answer. Brady’s arm is clearly not what it once was. He looks ancient and cant extends plays. If your lucky he really has one more good year? Maybe?

I’m not holding onto an asset that’s reliant on a 43-year-old QB. It’s a great time to sell Evans while his price tag is so high. If you could fetch a WR in Dynasty like Claypool or Jefferson you should take it and run.

Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles

Once an elite level tight end and arguable top-5 fantasy option at the position. Ertz has seen his production tick down and has fallen out of favor with his quarterback and the organization. Time is running thin on Ertz in dynasty and many are questioning what to do with him.

The targets have been there for Ertz so far this season, he’s actually averaging a whooping 7.5 targets per game. It’s great and all but he’s doing close to nothing with his targets. Out of his 45 targets, he’s only caught 24 of them for a catch rate of 53% on the year. Not great, he’s also not doing much even when he receives the ball.

Not to mention now Ertz has been placed on injured reserve and declared out 4-6 weeks. If he continues to stay in this situation he will likely be passed by counterpart Dallas Goedert. The outlook for Ertz is bleak. For now, his stock is low but if he were shipped to another team he could become back to his fantasy glory days.

Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings

I’m not the biggest Kirk Cousins fan, to say the least. And this isn’t meant to be a hit piece on him. But in the strange world, we live in today Cousins value seems to be shrinking.

With his poor play and the Vikings rebuild looming it might be best they part ways. Will that hurt his value? Will it help? Who knows at this point. But with you even questioning his relevance or his value means that he’s clearly trending in the wrong direction. Not great for a middle of the road QB like Cousins.

The rebuild is the biggest part of why I’m so down on Cousins. Earlier on Thursday morning, the Vikings shipped a key member of their defense to the Baltimore Ravens. If the Vikings are willing to ship an elite defensive member for a 3rd round pick then inevitably Cousins or Thielen could be next. If the Vikings decided they wanted to get rid of Cook, Thielen, Rudolph or even Cousins then his outlook is bleak.

I’m out on Cousins for now because of all the question marks and instability in the organization. If you can grab an asset for Cousins I would do it. At this time next season, he could be on the scrap heap or in another organization.

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