Welcome to the 2023 Dynasty Football Week 4 Trade Targets.
Teams are rounding into form as we head into Week 4 of the NFL season. At this point, we have enough data to nail down players' roles on their respective teams and can begin to make more educated decisions for our dynasty rosters. One of the crucial decisions we must make when managing our squads comes via trades.
Whether you’re championship-bound or in a complete rebuild, swapping assets with your fellow league mates is a pivotal aspect of every fantasy football season. While you won’t win them all, taking stabs at different trade packages is necessary for your team's success.
With that said, let's look at players in dynasty who are worth acquiring, along with some you may want to cash in on before their market value takes a hit.
If you're in a redraft fantasy football league, check out Jason's Week 4 trade targets! Two more great places to help with dynasty trades is our trade value chart is our trade chart and dynasty rankings.
2023 Dynasty Football Week 4 Trade Targets
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Tee Higgins, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Higgins exploded for eight catches for 81 yards and two touchdowns in Week 2. However, Week 3's prime-time performance against the Rams is one the promising young wideout likely wants to forget. Higgins, who is usually as sure-handed as they come, dropped multiple routine passes from quarterback Joe Burrow that hit him right in the hands.
He ended the game with only two catches on eight targets for a lowly 4.10 PPR point, finishing as WR83 on the week. For the second time in the first three weeks, he's produced less than five fantasy points.
Drops and fumbles can quickly make a quarterback think twice about targeting a receiver, especially when Burrow has one as reliable as Ja'Marr Chase as his first read every time he drops back. I'm not saying managers are hitting the panic button on Tee Higgins, but they certainly have to come down on their asking price after his up-and-down start to the season.
Combine the fact Burrow is continuing to deal with a nagging calf injury, and the Bengals' offense has yet to fire on all cylinders. It looks like an excellent time to throw out an offer on a wide receiver of Higgins' caliber. Better days are ahead.
Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders
I'm not sure you'll read a single buy-low article that doesn't have Josh Jacobs in it, and for good reason. Jacobs continued to dominate the Raiders backfield with an 82% snap share. He finished with 17 carries for 62 yards and caught three of his five targets for 18 yards, while no other running back was awarded a single carry.
Jacobs has the most red zone touches among running backs without a touchdown this season, and his efficiency has yet to match his volume. However, he did miss all of training camp and preseason while holding out for a new contract.
And remember what happened last season during weeks 1-3?
He didn't have a single game with more than 70 rushing yards and didn't score a single touchdown before going bananas in Week 4 against the Broncos to the tune of 28 carries for 144 yards with two downs and caught all five of his targets for 31 yards.
He continued to bulldoze his way through the league, finishing as the NFL rushing leader, the number one overall RB in standard scoring, and the third overall RB in PPR.
With the Chargers' defense up next, I would have my sights on getting Jacobs on my roster by any means possible. If history repeats itself, Jacobs could end up on many championship rosters again.
De'Von Achane, RB, Miami Dolphins
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There may not be a bigger sell-high for me right now than Achane. I know he's coming off a historical outing (51.3 PPR fantasy points) in Week 3, where he had 22 touches for 233 yards and a whopping four touchdowns. He took full advantage of his opportunity after being a healthy scratch in Week 1 and seeing limited touches in Week 2. I have to give credit where credit is due.
However, that performance is an outrageous outlier, and that may be the most Achane touches the ball all season. The Broncos' defense essentially laid down at a certain point and allowed the Dolphins running back duo of Raheem Mostert and De'Von Achane to run the football at will. As long as he's healthy, Mostert has earned the RB1 rights in that backfield, and Jeff Wilson Jr. (knee) will return as soon as Week 5.
Miami's backfield has too many mouths to feed for my liking. Not to mention, Achane isn't built for a consistent workload as large as he saw this past week. Don't get me wrong, he earned touches after that performance, but I don't see him ever being the top back in McDaniel's offense.
Dynasty managers are drooling over the speedster after his Week 3 ceiling performance. However, the running back situation in Miami is too muddled for my liking, and I'll be looking to cash in on Achane's potential on the open market.
Puka Nacua, WR, Los Angeles Rams
I would be lying if I said I wasn't a huge Puka Nacua truther. However, I would be crazy not to cash in on the BYU product after his historic start to his rookie campaign. He was a late-round flier in rookie drafts during the dynasty off-season, and now his market value is equivalent to a future first-round pick.
The Bengals had an excellent game plan to slow him down in Week 3. They got physical with him off the line and bumped him off his spot early and often. Disrupting his routes was effective for almost the entirety of the game. Nacua only had three catches for 35 yards until late in the fourth quarter. But the Bengals blew the coverage on the play, and Puka took full advantage, adding a 37-yard catch to his final stat line (4 rec for 72 yds).
Even with a down performance, dynasty managers are willing to pounce on Nacua, who is one of the hottest assets on the trade market right now. Cooper Kupp will return soon, and it will be interesting to see how this offense operates with another capable wideout at Matt Staffords' disposal. Kupp typically demands such a large target share I'm not certain Nacua will be anywhere close to the PPR monster he's been thus far.
The return on investment is too grand to pass up. I'm cashing my Puka shares in before his value takes more of a hit.