Weekly dynasty rankings are a tricky thing to tie down largely because the game of dynasty fantasy football is more of a long one than a short one. With values changing slightly week in and week out, rankings also need to change based on data points that may or may not be that large. For me, when I’m doing my own Superflex and 1QB dynasty fantasy rankings, I look at the long term, but you can’t ignore the short term. Injured players will not score as many points as healthy ones, and in the end, this is all a game of points in your lineup on a weekly basis. Having long-term value is good, but if you lose each week, it’s pointless. With that in mind, here are some of the guys whose spots changed in my Week 9 rankings based on where they were last week.
Superflex and 1QB Dynasty Fantasy Rankings | Risers
QB – Russell Wilson +1, Justin Herbert +1
Both Russell Wilson and Justin Herbert rose one ranking spot since last week, both largely due to their continued performance and solidification of the talent around them. As long as Russ gets to cook, he should definitely be in the elite tier of Superflex, as well as 1QB dynasty fantasy rankings alongside the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson.
With Herbert continuing to play at a high level, it’s hard to imagine that the team ever lets Taylor regain his starting spot, even though the team may struggle to find wins.
RB – Derrick Henry +1, Zack Moss +1
Derrick Henry is a beast in both the NFL and in fantasy leagues, and we all know it. He rose one spot largely due to the absence of Miles Sanders again, whose injury concerns are becoming slightly more worrisome to me. Zack Moss also rose one spot due to him being the goal line back in Week 8, something that the team should lean on him to handle going forward if they’re smart.
WR – Keenan Allen +2, CeeDee Lamb +1
At the WR spot, not a lot changed for the better after this week. A consistent PPR machine, I decided to move Keenan Allen up two spots in my fantasy rankings since I did move Herbert up, and where one goes, the other should follow.
CeeDee Lamb, on the other hand, is still an elite talent who has a long career ahead of him, so I’m not lowering him due to the lack of QB consistency just yet. Lamb is a great “buy low” option if you can send the right package for him.
TE – Travis Kelce +1, Gerald Everett +1
Travis Kelce arguably could have been my top-ranked TE last week. It was a coin flip, so the Kittle injury and his trip to IR breaks the tie for me. Kelce should see sustained targets and production on a high-powered throwing offense. He’s the clear cut number one now. Gerald Everett rose one spot just because I think he’s starting to separate himself from the 2019 darling in Tyler Higbee, but it’s close.
Superflex Dynasty Rankings | Fallers
QB – Josh Allen -2, Jimmy Garoppolo -1
Josh Allen is starting to frustrate me a little. He used to have a high floor due to his rushing, but with all the mouths to feed at the RB position, it just doesn’t seem like the team is willing to let him run as much, which therefore lowers his floor and his Superflex dynasty ranking for me as well. He’s still a viable fantasy option in 1QB leagues as well, but he needs to start turning things in the right direction.
Jimmy Garoppolo’s poor performance, combined with his ankle injury, makes me a little nervous for his future prospects in the league, let alone on fantasy rosters. I’m not panicking yet, but he has to drop a little for now.
RB – Kenyan Drake -5, Nick Chubb -1
Kenyan Drake’s continued absence has only hurt his fantasy stock, with Chase Edmonds doing very well in his place. To me, Drake is a sell candidate for dynasty, just because it’s hard to see where he fits next year, even if he changes teams.
Nick Chubb took a small hit, but it’s only due to the other RBs producing and Chubb being hurt. Once he comes back from IR and shows that he’s back to his old self after his injury, it’s possible that his value goes back up.
WR – Odell Beckham, Jr. -3, Henry Ruggs -2
What can I say about Odell Beckham, Jr. that hasn’t already been said. He was having a rough year already and struggling to find rapport with Baker Mayfield, and his current injury definitely won’t help that. ACL injuries are tough to return from, but Beckham should be fine, albeit slightly less valuable in fantasy. Henry Ruggs is suffering from an identity crisis at the QB position with Derek Carr. Until they find their QB of the future, Ruggs has to drop slightly in the Superflex dynasty rankings for me.
TE – George Kittle -1, Jared Cook -1
Like I mentioned earlier, the big change at the top is only because of George Kittle’s recent injury. He’s still a stud, but you can’t help fantasy teams from IR, so he has to take a slight hit for now. Jared Cook is still producing well, but Drew Brees is giving a lot more snaps to Taysom Hill lately, and that uncertainty makes me a little nervous about Cook in dynasty.
Superflex and 1QB Dynasty Fantasy Rankings
With all that out of the way, here are my 1QB dynasty rankings as well as my Superflex dynasty rankings.
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