Week 2 Dynasty Risers and Fallers

Football is back! After an exhilarating Week 1, there are a bunch of players that will see their dynasty value change.  Every week, I will talk about 2 players that should see a drastic change in their dynasty value this week and 1 player that I expect to see a drastic change in their value in the next couple of weeks

Tyreek Hill, WR – Kansas City Chiefs:  Rising

Man I was wrong about Tyreek Hill.  As a member of the Sammy Watkins fan club, I thought for sure that Watkins would overtake Hill as the WR 1 for Kansas City.  But that hasn’t been the case throughout the preseason and Week 1.  Tyreek Hill is so explosive and is a big play waiting to happen.  Hill recorded 7 catches for 169 yards and 2 touchdown in Week 1 against a solid Chargers defense.  Hill also returned a 91 yard punt return for a touchdown for those of you who get points for return yard.  I’m officially bought in on Hill.  He is the WR 1 in KC and is an electric player to watch.  It probably is going to be difficult to get Hill at this point, but if you can manage to pay WR 2 prices for Hill, I’d say do it.  If you are a Hill owner, I’d hold tight and reek the benefits of having one of the most dynamic players in the NFL on your roster

Sammy Watkins, WR – Kansas City Chiefs:  Falling

As much as it pains me to say, it may be time to sell Sammy Watkins.  As a dynasty player who owns Watkins in over half my leagues, its been incredibly discouraging to see Watkins involvement and production in Kansas City up to this point.  Watkins looked pretty bad in the preseason and was limited to 3 catches for only 21 yards in Week 1.  As I mentioned above, Tyreek Hill is the WR 1 in KC and is going to be a focal point of that offense.  With Kareem Hunt and Travis Kelce also being in this offense, it is becoming difficult to imagine a scenario where Watkins can produce as a top 24 WR on a weekly basis.  I’m still a believer in the talent, but at some point he has got to start producing. If you can still get mid-low 1st value for Watkins, it may be time to sell. 

Jordan Howard, RB – Chicago Bears: Expect to become a Riser

While watching the Chicago Bears fall apart Sunday night, I was incredibly impressed by Jordan Howard.  Howard showed incredible vision and was constantly falling forward at the end of his runs.  Plus, all the hard work Howard put in the offseason to improving his catching ability led to him having 5 receptions on top of his rushing production.  Head Coach Matt Nagy showed us that Howard is going to be the focal point of this offense.  As this Mitch Trubisky and the rest of this offense improves, I think Howard is going to have top 5 RB upside.  Now might be the final chance to go buy Howard before he starts adding touchdowns to his heavy workload. 

About Mike Colaianne

Mike is a recent college graduate, now teaching Physical Education in the Chicagoland area. Growing up as a die-hard Chicago sports fan (except the Cubs), he has always had a passion for sports. As a P.E. teacher with way too much time on his hands, Mike quickly started to gain a new passion, fantasy football. When not teaching, he can be found either coaching lacrosse or watching his Chicago sports teams. Find him on twitter @mike_colaianne

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