Week Three of the 2023 NFL season is in the books.! Dynasty managers have spent all offseason drafting rookies, making trades, and nit-picking every aspect of their rosters. We officially have points being scored, and the wins and losses are beginning to pile in. Some managers are ecstatic that their offseason moves have paid off, while others are pulling their hair because they made a big move for Drake London. Right now is the best time to take advantage of a shift in the market, so let’s review some great dynasty buys before Week Four of the NFL season.
Roschon Johnson, RB, CHI
This Chicago Bears offense might be one of the worst in the leagues. Justin Fields struggles as a passer, and the playcalling is suspect at best. Dynasty managers likely want nothing to do with the Bears, creating an excellent buying opportunity. The backfield between Kahlil Herbert and Johnson has been an almost exact 50/50 split. We must remember that Johnson is a rookie who has only been in the league for three weeks. He will likely improve as the season progresses and eat up a larger share of that backfield. He may not be a viable fantasy producer this year, but hopefully, the team will take a step forward next year.
Tyjae Spears, RB, TEN
As one of the biggest Spears fans, I must admit that I never expected much from him in 2023. Derrick Henry was still the big dog in Tennessee and one of the few difference makers at the running back position. However, three weeks into the 2023 season, we see Spears regulating Henry to the bench. This past week in Cleveland, Spears out-snapped Henry 27 to 17. Unfortunately, the Titans’ offense was held to under 100 yards of offense, so the results were not great. This Browns defense looks like one of the best in the league, making the performance less concerning. The lack of production provides a tremendous buy-low window. Managers who are just box-score scouting may not realize what is happening in the Tennessee backfield.
Marvin Mims, WR, DEN
Mims was one of my favorite players during last spring’s pre-draft process. He was a proficient receiver playing at Oklahoma with multiple starting quarterbacks. Denver had limited draft capital this year but decided to take Mims with their first pick in the second round. Initially, the landing spot didn’t seem ideal, with him landing in a receiving room that included Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, and Tim Patrick. Patrick was unfortunately lost for the season, opening up some snaps for Mims. He has taken this small opportunity and run with it. He turns the ball into a big play every time he touches it. This includes both offense and special teams. A big breakout game is coming, so buy before the price goes through the roof.
Luke Musgrave, TE, GBP
The tight-end landscape in 2023 has been even more miserable than in past years. A Travis Kelce injury and some lackluster performances from the tight end ‘studs’ have left fantasy managers scrambling to fill out the starting tight end spot in their rosters. However, a youth movement may change the dynasty landscape for the next five to six years. The 2023 tight-end rookie class looks like one of the better classes in recent years, but there is still a chance to jump on the train. Musgrave is working his way into a regular featured role in the Green Bay offense. So far, he has 15 targets on the season, which is good enough for third on the team. He hasn’t had a single touchdown or a big game yet, so buy while the price is still fairly low.
Breece Hall, RB, NYJ
The New York Jets have a Zach Wilson problem once again. The loss of Rodgers in Week One has brought the team back to the dredge of the 2022 season all over again. There are rumors of a veteran quarterback being pursued, but nothing substantial yet. As a result, Hall has not been the fantasy asset that many have been hoping he could be. The offensive line has not done anything to help the cause at all. Hall looks great recovering from his injury, and we have to imagine once Rodgers returns in 2024, he will be back into the RB1 conversation.
Now that we are in season, the information will come fast and furious. Dynasty managers must stay on top of the current trends regarding player values. The most active managers going out and buying players at the right time will find themselves playoff-bound this season. Check back tomorrow, as I will be going over some key dynasty sells that must be unloaded before their values dip any lower.
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