The dynasty stopwatch is a weekly look at the biggest movers and shakers in the dynasty landscape. There's a lot that goes into dynasty value and covering every little bit helps. With this piece, the main goal is to identify which players have shown signs of solid play are are potentially values to be pursuing in trades.
Carson Wentz QB Philadelphia Eagles
There's no debating Wentz has looked great. He brings upside and rushing ability to the table, as long as he can stay healthy. It's always tough to evaluate a quarterback after two games, which is the time that teams don't really have much of a sample size to evaluate and game-plan for him. This will be a big test against a Steelers defense that looks much improved. His value is on the rise, either way, and that's warranted, but generally speaking, this week things could come crashing down. His future is bright, but with the current roster around him, it's going to be tough to trust him week-to-week.
Melvin Gordon RB San Diego Chargers
With Danny Woodhead out for the season, Melvin Gordon is in a feature back role for the first time in his career. The Uber-prolific college running back, and former first round pick has shown his first signs of life to being the 2016 season, and should be on everyone's radar after his first two weeks. Gordon is finally looking comfortable, and should be in line for 25 touches against a really bad Colts defense. This could be the last week he's able to get without having to pay a kings ransom.
Jerick McKinnon RB Minnesota Vikings
Jerick McKinnon is a uber-athete at the running back position, and is finally getting an opportunity to show what he can do. He spent his first few years sitting behind Adrian Peterson, which is probably a good thing based on the fact that he was an option quarterback in college, but he appears primed and ready for more work. McKinnon has a tough matchup this week, but this would be the time to buy in a dynasty league. There's still a chance that you should shield the idea that you like him, and are simply buying him as an Adrian Peterson replacement.
Stefon Diggs WR Minnesota Vikings
Stefon Diggs is an emerging star, and other than the aforementioned Jerick McKinnon, he doesn't have much competition for touches. Diggs should continue to get pelted with targets and should be able to sustain not only dynasty, but re-draft value as well. He's young, he's a top receiver in a passing offense and already has results to prove his worth. Diggs is a top 20 dynasty wide receiver going forward, and should be considered to have a ceiling even higher.
Corey Coleman WR Cleveland Browns.
Corey Coleman broke his hand in practice this week, which slightly dims the light of an emerging superstar. Coleman had one of the most productive college football seasons ever in 2015, and followed that up with a tremendous combine, ultimately culminating in him being a first round pick. Coleman is a special talent, and is closer to a top ten dynasty receiver than most are willing to probably give him credit for. We still need a bigger sample, but early on, things look promising.