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Dynasty Risers & Fallers: Garrett Wilson, James Robinson, Allen Lazard (2022)

Nov 28, 2022
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It’s getting to that point in the year where you’re either gearing up for a playoff run or you’re wondering where it all went wrong. Perhaps a player or 10 let you down, and now your season is swirling its way down the drain.

The best thing about dynasty is that it’s never truly over for you. There are always moves to be made, and now is the best time to start snatching up players who are on the dynasty upswing. So keep reading to find some of the latest risers following Week 12.

Risers

Garrett Wilson (WR – NYJ)

With Mike White under center, rookie Wilson caught five passes for 95 yards and two scores, totaling 26.4 fantasy points on Sunday. It was his second-best fantasy day of his young career in the midst of an up-and-down season. He’s now cleared 90 yards and at least 17.5 fantasy points in three of his last four contests, and if he gets the improved quarterback play long-term, his stock will be booming.

Amon-Ra St. Brown (WR – DET)

Although I had my doubts, St. Brown is proving to be a stud and go-to player in the Lions’ offense. He reached a season-high 122 receiving yards and a touchdown on Sunday, finishing with 27.9 fantasy points. He’s tallied 88.4 points across the last five weeks, good for WR6 during that span. Jameson Williams will eventually enter the equation, but St Brown has established himself as the team’s primary weapon.

Zonovan Knight (RB – NYJ)

The undrafted rookie, Knight, was surprisingly elevated from the practice squad for the Jets’ Week 12 matchup against the Bears. Even more surprising was his usage as he garnered 14 carries for 69 yards and caught three passes for 34 yards. Michael Carter sprained his ankle during the second half which helps aid Knight’s workload, but he took full advantage. With Carter likely sidelined for a couple of weeks and James Robinson seemingly in the doghouse, Knight certainly made a bid for more touches. Breece Hall will lead this backfield upon his return regardless, but Knight could carve out a role going forward, and his arrow is pointing up.

Fallers

James Robinson (RB – NYJ)

With Knight rising, it comes at the expense of Robinson who was a healthy scratch in this one. Coming out of the week 10 bye, Robinson rushed seven times for 10 yards in week 11 against the Patriots. He looks a bit lethargic and it’s possible he hasn’t fully recovered from the Achilles injury suffered last season. Either way, it’s not a good sign as Robinson gears up for free agency.

Allen Lazard (WR – GB)

With Christian Watson continuing his upward trajectory and the return of Randall Cobb, Lazard’s fantasy stock has taken a hit. He saw just three targets on Sunday night, catching two for 24 yards. His 4.4 fantasy points are the lowest of the season and could be partially attributed to Aaron Rodgers‘ early exit, but he’s now been held below 10 fantasy points in two of his last three games with the other topping out at 10.7. He’s no longer the primary target in this offense and he’s far from explosive leaving fantasy managers reliant on red zone looks, which spells boom or bust.

Kareem Hunt (RB – CLE)

Hunt rushed just five times for 15 yards on Sunday while catching one pass for six yards. He’s topped out at 7.4 fantasy points in his last three games and has totaled just 13.4 in that span. He’s only cleared 10 points in three games this season. He’s not getting the usage to support fantasy relevance, and he looks like an aging running back who’s lost a step or two when he is on the field. He’ll be a free agent in the offseason but it’s unlikely anybody invests in him to be their starter.

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Chad Workman is a featured writer at FantasyPros. For more from him, check out his Twitter at @tweetsbychad.

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