The 2023 NFL season is upon us, and with it dynasty football! Also, it brings our first edition of 2023 Dynasty Football Buy Low-Sell High.
While most NFL teams may have their rosters set, your fantasy teams may still need tinkering. There are some players worth taking a flier on this season. Some could end up being league winners. Others are simply worth stashing until better opportunities come along.
By that same token, certain skill players should be sold while they maintain value. This article will look at a couple names on each side of the coin, and tell you to either buy low, or sell high!
2023 Dynasty Football Buy Low-Sell High
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Buy Low Candidates
Miles Sanders, RB, Carolina Panthers
Will Miles Sanders break into the top-10 fantasy RBs ? pic.twitter.com/djs3aIwsqv
— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) September 2, 2023
Miles Sanders had a career year with the Eagles in 2022, rushing for over 1,200 yards and 11 TDs. He parlayed that into a 4-year free agent deal with the Panthers. Sanders is more of a buy-low in the short term for dynasty contenders.
He is already 26, close to that precipice for running backs in dynasty. His current value is a mid-RB2 when he can easily put up RB1 numbers. He has a rookie quarterback in Bryce Young, who will need a safety blanket. The Panthers do not want to put all the pressure on Young, and having a solid ground game will do that.
Sanders is an effective receiver as well and will score around seven to ten touchdowns if he stays healthy. He has no real threat from his backup either in Chuba Hubbard. Sanders is someone contenders should feel comfortable parting with draft capital to obtain.
Malik Willis, QB, Tennessee Titans
MALIK WILLIS TOUCHDOWN DOT ON THE RUN
— JPAFootball (@jasrifootball) August 26, 2023
This one is a bit of a deep buy-low, but one worthwhile nonetheless. Willis saw plenty of playing time in the preseason and made some very impressive plays. His mobility, speed, and arm strength were on full display.
He will likely not start for the Titans, as Will Levis was just drafted in the early second round to take over for Ryan Tannehill. Willis did enough to ensure another team would take a look at him. He will get an opportunity someplace else with a more shaky quarterback room.
Tampa Bay, Washington, and Arizona stand out as potential suitors. For dynasty, now is the time to collect your shares of Willis. He won't cost more than a late second at worst, even in Superflex. A worthy investment that could pay off down the road.
Players to Sell High
Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, New England Patriots
Rhamondre Stevenson stans aren’t ready for the amount of Goal Line TDs this man is going to steal ?
Zeke ‘22 Rush TD% ??
?? Inside the 10: 42.3%
?? Inside the 5: 47.4%
Rhamondre ‘22 Rush TD% ??
?? Inside the 10: 15.8%
?? Inside the 5: 16.7%
The “Zeke is fat & washed”… pic.twitter.com/5bEMghZwdB
— Zach Savage (@zaxavage) September 1, 2023
Coming off of a breakout campaign, Stevenson looked poised to lead the Patriots backfield once again. Bill Belichek seems to disagree, as Ezekiel Elliot was brought in to reinforce the running back room. Zeke is still a very good between the tackles and goal line back.
This is going to hurt Rhamondre's fantasy point total. The Patriots also don't tend to pay their backs, as they have seen so many 1,000-yard rushers come and go. Stevenson may ball out this year regardless of Elliot's presence, but he will not be back in NE next season.
With a diminishing value placed on backs in the free agent market, Stevenson could be forced into a cheap deal in a committee running back room. Now is a good time to get solid assets for a player viewed as a top-15 fantasy back.
Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks
Tyler Lockett has never dropped an end zone target in his career ? pic.twitter.com/1V3odfpkOa
— PFF (@PFF) September 2, 2023
Tyler Lockett has been a very consistent wide receiver for fantasy throughout his career and was a Top-15 WR last season. However, most of those seasons of productivity came when he was either the number one or two option in an offense with Doug Baldwin or DK Metcalf.
The Seahawks just spent a first-round pick on Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who will take on a solid role right away. Geno Smith, despite his career resurgence, is unlikely to support three wide receivers in fantasy. Lockett is also getting up there in age. Capitalize on his consistency and track record, and get a pair of seconds if you can, maybe even a late first.
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