My Week 13 dynasty fantasy rankings had some more movement than usual due to a few of the “studs” showing their weaknesses. But as always, staying ahead in fantasy football is more important than being behind. So without any further ado, let’s look at my dynasty fantasy rankings and see who moves up and who moves down this week.
Superflex Dynasty Rankings Week 13 | Risers
Before we dig into the risers, a theme I noticed this week was that younger players are stepping up lately. In dynasty fantasy football, paying attention to a player’s age is much more vital than it is in redraft. Noticing what young players are starting to break out is very important to building a strong dynasty team. These guys are all already on the way to being a valuable asset in dynasty and are worth targeting in trades if you can.
QB – Kyler Murray +2, Tua Tagovailoa +2
The QB position is probably one of the most volatile this week in terms of risers and fallers. Kyler, while injured, gets a bump due to his rushing ability providing a solid floor. He is also relatively young which helps his dynasty value as well. For me, he’s always been in the top five, but putting him back at QB3 just feels right.
The other big riser this week in my Week 13 dynasty fantasy rankings is Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Despite a difficult game against Denver, he’s shown that he can handle the pressure and should be a solid option for the Dolphins as they continue their rebuild this offseason. He goes up to QB12 making him the last of the QB1 group for 12-team leagues.
RB – Derrick Henry +1, James Robinson +4
What can be said about Derrick Henry that hasn’t been said before? He’s a beast and a surefire stud at the RB position. If you have him you’re set, and you know it. He rises a spot, but that’s more about who fell than any change in Henry’s status. Either way, he belongs in the elite tier at the position.
One surprise in my Week 13 dynasty fantasy rankings is the rise of James Robinson to RB29. I’ve been a little cold on Robinson largely due to his draft capital, or lack thereof. UDFA players rarely get the opportunity to succeed that Robinson has, but will the team stick with him long term? We still can’t say for sure.
WR – D.K. Metcalf +1, Justin Jefferson +2
At the top of my Week 13 dynasty fantasy rankings, the biggest move is D.K. Metcalf moving into the elite tier. For me, it’s hard to imagine him moving any further, but that time may be coming sooner than later. Metcalf has just looked like the solid dynasty asset that many people expected. Therefore, it’s only fair that his dynasty fantasy rankings position reflects that.
Moving his way into the WR1 group is rookie WR Justin Jefferson. With Adam Thielen out, I was interested to see how Jefferson would respond, and he definitely held his own. If and when Thielen moves on I have zero doubt that Jefferson can be a true WR1 in the league for years to come, so my Week 13 dynasty fantasy rankings needed to reflect that as well.
TE – T.J. Hockenson +1, Jonnu Smith +1
This could be a bit of recency bias, but T.J. Hockenson has looked like a better all-around option than TE Noah Fant lately. This forced me to switch the two in my Week 13 dynasty fantasy rankings. Ultimately, I trust the offensive situation in Detroit more than I trust the one in Denver. These two will likely be paired up in my rankings for a while, but for this week, Hock is on top.
Even though he put up a zero last week, and even though he’s going to miss this week’s game, I still trust the talent and skillset of Jonnu Smith in dynasty. For me, Smith has everything you could want going for him, aside from a consistent offense. While that works itself out, I still give Smith the TE10 spot in my rankings this week.
Superflex Dynasty Rankings Week 13 | Fallers
Similar to the theme for the risers, age is a running theme for some of these fallers this week. As age impacts a player’s abilities it can also show you that it might be time to jump ship. These players aren’t necessarily guys you need to get rid of, but at least be open to hearing what someone may offer you for them. Depending on the situation, you can still get great value to the right manager, so keep that in mind.
QB – Lamar Jackson -2, Carson Wentz -6
The first faller may be a shock to some, but I just don’t know if I can trust Lamar Jackson as a top tier talent any longer. I don’t know if the team isn’t letting him run, or if they’re just not calling his number anymore, but the floor just isn’t there with Jackson any longer. He’s still a great asset, but he’s no longer in that elite group that he once was for me.
The second faller in my Week 13 dynasty fantasy rankings shouldn’t be as shocking. QB Carson Wentz has just looked terrible lately. He might have the talent to play the position, but it’s hard to imagine that he gets the buy-in from the front office much longer. With Jalen Hurts right on his tail, Wentz deserves to take a fall in the dynasty fantasy rankings this week.
RB – Alvin Kamara -1, Zack Moss -2
The only real change at the top for my Week 13 dynasty fantasy rankings comes with the fall of Alvin Kamara who drops to RB4. He’s just not getting used as much with Taysom Hill at QB, and if Hill is the heir apparent at the QB position, this worries me for Kamara’s value going forward. Don’t panic, but he’s not as sure of an asset as he used to be.
Another faller of note is rookie RB Zack Moss. The Buffalo Bills haven’t seemed too set on giving him the job, and when he does get carries it just doesn’t feel like he does much with them. His usage and talent both worry me somewhat, so he has to drop in my dynasty fantasy rankings this week.
WR – Chris Godwin -1, Julio Jones -2
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and WR Chris Godwin are starting to concern me. What looks like a Super Bowl roster on paper has struggled to materialize on the field in recent weeks. Brady is looking old, and there is plenty of competition to throw to in that offense. Godwin falls a little in my Week 13 dynasty fantasy rankings, but he could move right back up if he goes off down the stretch.
Julio Jones was a faller last week and is again a faller this week. In my dynasty fantasy rankings, Julio is now WR14, definitively outside WR1 territory and potentially falling further if he misses another game. Dynasty rankings shouldn’t fluctuate too much, but with Julio, we may be witnessing him hitting his proverbial wall in real-time.
TE – Austin Hooper -1, Gerald Everett -2
Austin Hooper just confuses me week after week. He’s talented enough to be a second-tier tight end, but the offense doesn’t seem to recognize it enough. He’s also being overlooked in a gameplan that hasn’t exactly been lighting things up lately. Because of all of that, he has to move down slightly in my Week 13 dynasty fantasy rankings.
The other faller for me is Los Angeles Rams TE Gerald Everett. If he stays on the Rams with fellow tight end Tyler Higbee, both of them will suffer for fantasy. However, if Everett finds a new team in the offseason, or Higbee misses any time, Everett could be a top 10 tight end in a heartbeat. For now, he drops a little in my dynasty fantasy rankings until we know more.
Superflex Dynasty Rankings Week 13 (and 1QB Dynasty Rankings)
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