Alexander Mattison’s Dynasty Value | Fantasy Outlook, Ranking, and More

Projectable volume makes Alexander Mattison's dynasty ranking difficult. Should you be chasing the touch count with Minnesota’s starting back?

Touches are currency in fantasy football, and a strong volume projection was the reason behind the Alexander Mattison dynasty excitement prior to the Minnesota Vikings cutting ties with him in late February.

With Mattison now a free agent, his status as a viable fantasy option is very much up in the air. It’s unlikely that he lands on a team with as little competition for work as he had in Minnesota.

Alexander Mattison’s Dynasty Outlook

Mattison was trusted with a lead role and easily set a career-high mark in carries in 2023, but the fantasy production wasn’t impressive. For a third straight season, he failed to average even 4.0 yards per carry (2023 RB average: 4.2), and that’s not even the most damning of statistics when it comes to enumerating his inability to break big plays.

Oct. 10, 2021: That was the last time Mattison had a rushing gain of more than 21 yards. For reference, 104 players had such a carry in 2023, a list that includes Tyquan Thornton, Blaine Gabbert, and Derrick Gore.

Mattison turns 26 in June, an age that doesn’t scare me. But with no proof that he can excel at this level, his favorable role projection isn’t nearly enough to entice me.

There were 35 running backs with at least 150 carries last season. Only three of them failed to average 0.60 half-PPR points per touch: Chuba Hubbard (0.59), Mattison (0.58), and AJ Dillion (0.53).

In dynasty formats, I prefer to target efficiency and hope for role growth as opposed to targeting a role and hoping for skill growth. We don’t have proof that Mattison can be an efficient runner at this level, and with Minnesota moving on, that flaw is magnified, as his touch count is set to drop in a significant manner — no matter where he lands.

Savvy dynasty managers are more focused on the here-and-now when it comes to building their backfield, something that almost assures some interest in Mattison in your league if you float him out as a potential piece of a trade should he land in an advantageous spot. That outcome seems less and less likely, given the number of available running backs that rank well ahead of Mattison in the RB hierarchy.

Mattison’s Dynasty Ranking

Where does Mattison land in the dynasty RB landscape going into the 2024 offseason? Here are Soppe’s latest rankings, featuring where Mattison lands in comparison to other top names at the position.

1) Bijan Robinson | ATL
2) Christian McCaffrey | SF
3) Breece Hall | NYJ
4) Jonathan Taylor | IND
5) Jahmyr Gibbs | DET
6) Travis Etienne Jr. | JAX
7) Kyren Williams | LAR
8) James Cook | BUF
9) Saquon Barkley | NYG
10) Kenneth Walker III | SEA
11) De’Von Achane | MIA
12) Isiah Pacheco | KC
13) Tony Pollard | DAL
14) Alvin Kamara | NO
15) Javonte Williams | DEN
16) Rhamondre Stevenson | NE
17) Josh Jacobs | LV
18) D’Andre Swift | PHI
19) Rachaad White | TB
20) Aaron Jones | GB

21) Zamir White | LV
22) Austin Ekeler | LAC
23) Tyjae Spears | TEN
24) Joe Mixon | CIN
25) Nick Chubb | CLE
26) Najee Harris | PIT
27) David Montgomery | DET
28) Brian Robinson Jr. | WAS
29) Jaylen Warren | PIT
30) Raheem Mostert | MIA
31) Derrick Henry | TEN
32) Khalil Herbert | CHI
33) James Conner | ARI
34) Kendre Miller | NO
35) Zach Charbonnet | SEA
36) Roschon Johnson | CHI
37) Dameon Pierce | HOU
38) Tank Bigsby | JAX
39) J.K. Dobbins | BAL
40) AJ Dillon | GB

41) Miles Sanders | CAR
42) Gus Edwards | BAL
43) Zack Moss | IND
44) Ty Chandler | MIN
45) Tyler Allgeier | ATL
46) Chuba Hubbard | CAR
47) Elijah Mitchell | SF
48) Jerome Ford | CLE
49) Antonio Gibson | WAS
50) Devin Singletary | HOU
51) Justice Hill | BAL
52) Darrell Henderson Jr. | FA
53) Jamaal Williams | NO
54) Chase Brown | CIN
55) Alexander Mattison | FA
56) Rashaad Penny | PHI
57) Kenneth Gainwell | PHI
58) Deuce Vaughn | DAL
59) D’Onta Foreman | CHI
60) Jordan Mason | SF

Should You Trade Mattison in Dynasty?

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Players like Mattison are the beauty of dynasty. I’m not sold on him in the least, but should he project as the lead back on a team, there will be a trade market for him among win-now teams. I’d be more than happy to take future draft considerations or an upside receiver in a Mattison-centric deal.

Of course, this means you’re currently stuck in a holding pattern as you wait for him to find a home.

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Trading isn’t an exact science, but the idea of getting a promising young receiver who has yet to break out or anything in terms of draft capital back in a Mattison deal is something I’d be looking to do.

With the fantasy football season behind us, why not start preparing for your rookie drafts with our dynasty rookie rankings? Additionally, as you look to improve your team heading into 2024, our dynasty trade calculator can help you find the perfect deal to boost your championship chances.

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