The NFL Season is upon us. It’s always a fun time to rank the NFL teams, especially for dynasty talent, in what are called NFL Dynasty Power Rankings. I’ve done this before, ranking them according to the dynasty talent on their teams.
These NFL Dynasty Power Rankings will be ranked according to five areas. Those areas are quarterback, wide receivers, running backs, tight ends, and coaching. A bad GM can still create a good team. Look at Steve Keim, who built numerous playoff teams despite being a not-great general manager. However, a bad coach who can’t handle an NFL offense like Adam Gase will tank a team’s potential worth in the dynasty world. The same is true if there’s a great quarterback with no good weapons or vice versa. With that said, let’s get started below.
32. Tennessee Titans
The Titans still have an elite running back in Derrick Henry. They added a WR1 in DeAndre Hopkins. Ryan Tannehill is looking to prove that he isn’t over the hill. But those three players are just too old for much relevancy in dynasty. They are strict one-year players that you hope don’t get hurt this year. The Titans have Treylon Burks, but the jury is still out on him. Will Levis gives some hope, but this team just does not have much in the way of players to have in a dynasty.
31. Los Angeles Rams
The Rams are just old and broken. Cooper Kupp is already dealing with a hamstring injury and could go on IR. Stafford doesn’t look like the same player. Van Jefferson, Tyler Higbee, and Cam Akers are not studs and shouldn’t be viewed that way in dynasty. Truly, this team has a strong case for the worst team if it wasn’t for Cooper Kupp and Sean McVay.
30. New England Patriots
Mac Jones is a QB3 in dynasty. Rhamondre Stevenson could be an RB1 if he wasn’t on a committee with Zeke Elliott. Juju Smith-Schuster is, at best, a WR3 in dynasty. And Mike Gesicki and Hunter Henry will be contending with each other for who scores a touchdown that week. The only thing going for this team is that they are still young. Otherwise, you should avoid them in dynasty.
29. Houston Texans
The Texans have some strong dynasty players like CJ Stroud and Dameon Pierce. However, Dalton Schultz and their so-called wide receiver room are not what you want in dynasty. It will take at least a year or more before you see dynasty returns from anyone on the Texans not named Pierce. And, by the time that happens, Pierce might not even be the Texans running back. So, Stroud lifts this group up by a bit, but this is still a team you only want shares of if you are rebuilding, unless it’s Pierce.
28. Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals arguably could be ranked last. However, they also could be ranked much higher. I’ll slot them here because while they have some talent, their long-term outlook is very murky. Kyler Murray has a good future in dynasty as a QB1, whether it is with the Cardinals or another team. James Conner is an RB2 this year and likely next. Marquise Brown is a WR2 this year, but his long-term future is mysterious. He isn’t signed long-term, so he could find himself in an even worse spot next year if that’s possible. Trey McBride does give the tight end spot some decent hope for the long term. And, with a new coaching staff, it remains to be seen how everything meshes together in a rebuilding year.
27. Las Vegas Raiders
I’m not sold on Josh McDaniels being a legitimate head coach. Nor am I sold that Jimmy Garappolo will stay healthy and be anything more than a QB3. They have Josh Jacobs and Davante Adams. Those two are truly elite talents at their respective positions. However, Adams is already 30 years old. Jacobs is on the franchise tag and could get tagged again. Their long-term futures aren’t great. Adams should age well, but he could get plagued by injuries like Hopkins. Jacobs has so many carries that he could break down soon too. This team is great for a win-now contender in dynasty, but not so much if you want to win long-term.
26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs have a QB3 in Baker Mayfield. Rachaad White is a low-end RB2 that won’t get enough rushes because the team will be down often. Chris Godwin and Mike Evans could return WR2/3 numbers, but that’s a far cry from their WR1 days. They have a poor coaching staff that hasn’t proven to be able to run a good NFL offense. Plus, this team has no long-term pieces aside from Godwin and Cade Otten.
25. Denver Broncos
The Broncos have some nice pieces in Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Marvin Mims, Javonte Williams, and Greg Dulcich. But, if you have them in dynasty, are you happy about it? Are you all that hopeful? Not really, especially since it’s a mystery as to whether or not Russell Wilson can be a decent quarterback again. A bunch of middling pieces doesn’t excite me, but at least they are young and could still break out.
24. Washington Commanders
The Commanders have some great pieces for dynasty, like Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson. Both should be regular WR2/3s for the foreseeable future. However, Sam Howell is a QB3 until further notice. Antonio Gibson and Brian Robinson aren’t anything more than RB3s. And they don’t have a tight end. Plus, it remains to be seen if new OC Eric Bienemy can truly develop an NFL offense outside of Andy Reid’s influence.
23. Indianapolis Colts
The Colts have a terrific dynasty piece in Anthony Richardson. His rushing upside alone could make him a QB1 in the not-too-distant future. Michael Pittman Jr. has the ability to be a WR2 so long as Richardson can actually get him the ball. Josh Downs has some nice upside. However, it seems that Jonathan Taylor has played his last game as a Colt, which drags their ranking far down. They have no desirable backups, and they’re still missing a tight end. At least their coaching staff gives some hope.
22. New Orleans Saints
The Saints have a good quarterback again in Derek Carr. He will provide solid QB2 numbers. Alvin Kamara still has some gas left in the tank to put up high-end RB2 numbers, as does Jamaal Williams. Chris Olave is a dynasty WR1 in my eyes. However, Michael Thomas is not a guy you want in dynasty anymore. And they don’t have a tight end yet unless you believe Juwan Johnson will break out. Those two spots weigh down their ranking.
The Panthers might be too low here. They’ve got a proven coaching staff. Plus, the number one overall pick in quarterback Bryce Young who should be a QB2 in his rookie year. Jonathan Mingo has AJ Brown upside if he can put it all together. Miles Sanders is a high-end RB2 for the next few years. However, Adam Thielen and DJ Chark are not great wide receivers to have in dynasty. And neither is Hayden Hurst.
20. New York Jets
If Aaron Rodgers was five years younger, this team would be in the top ten. However, he isn’t, so this is a team that you want a part of if you’re win-now, aside from Garrett Wilson. Wilson is a WR1, no matter what, for the next few years. However, it remains to be seen how the Jets will use Breece Hall and Dalvin Cook, but their upside is limited. Allen Lazard isn’t anything more than a WR3. The Jets have one superstar, but the rest are all question marks or have extremely limited shelf lives (aka Cook and Rodgers).
19. Chicago Bears
The Bears are a team that could easily vault up or down these rankings. It all depends on how much progress Justin Fields shows in his passing game. With DJ Moore there, it should help Fields develop quicker. However, if Fields struggles still, this team will fall down these rankings. Roschon Johnson gives some hope for the running back spot. Cole Kmet is a low-end TE1. DJ Moore is a high-end WR2. Fields is what determines this team’s future. Is he a QB1 in dynasty or a low-end QB2 who will be replaced soon?
The Packers have entered the Jordan Love era. Love is a QB2 in dynasty right now. He could rise or fall. The Packers are ranked here because they have a lot of upside. Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon are dependable dynasty running backs. Luke Musgrave has future TE1 written all over him. Christian Watson proved how good he could be last year. Jayden Reed has a high floor. Plus, the coaching staff is solid. Can Love come even close to Rodgers is the question.
17. Cleveland Browns
The Browns have some strong players in dynasty, like Nick Chubb and Amari Cooper. However, they are already getting to the age where their years are limited. Elijah Moore is a risk since who knows what he will do. DeShaun Watson is the franchise quarterback and turns 28 next week.
16. Seattle Seahawks
This might surprise you too, but the Seahawks have a lot of nice dynasty pieces, but I’m not sure how well they’ll go together. I’m also not sold that Geno Smith is their long-term answer at quarterback. With that uncertainty, a confusing running back committee of Zach Charbonnet and Kenneth Walker III, and an offense that doesn’t throw enough to support DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba, I can’t rank these guys any higher. They are all individually nice to have, but this offense is too murky to trust. Plus, Pete Carroll could retire any day now.
15. Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings have two elite dynasty wide receivers, including the WR1 overall in Justin Jefferson. Jordan Addison isn’t a slouch, either. TJ Hockenson is one of the best tight ends in dynasty and is just reaching his prime years. However, they have no long-term answer at quarterback, as Kirk Cousins will soon leave. Plus, their running back group doesn’t inspire confidence, as Mattinson isn’t a guy you can trust. Those two areas dropped their ranking.
14. Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens have a strong QB1 in Lamar Jackson. They have the second-best tight end in Mark Andrews. That’s two terrific areas to be strong in with dynasty. However, their wide receiver room is Zay Flowers and not much else. I don’t trust OBJ and wouldn’t touch him in dynasty. Rashod Bateman is overrated in dynasty. So is Dobbins, who has one year left on his contract. Then, he’ll be a second-contract running back with a history of knee injuries. No, thank you.
13. New York Giants
The Giants have a very bright future, with Coach Daboll leading them. Daniel Jones proved worthy of an extension but now must prove to be a franchise quarterback. Saquon Barkley is their franchise running back and should be a top-tier running back in dynasty for the next few years. Darren Waller is the TE6 overall and has a couple of good years left. But that wide receiver room is disastrous. Not a single player besides Jalin Hyatt has any kind of dynasty value right now. Until that changes, they can’t be ranked higher.
12. Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys have one of the best wide receivers in dynasty in CeeDee Lamb. Dak Prescott is a low-end QB1. Brandin Cooks has two years at least of low-end WR2 play. Tony Pollard is an RB1 for this year, and likely the next few, provided the Cowboys re-sign him. Yet, that’s all the Cowboys have. They have truly one elite player and three high-floor guys. Their tight end is unproven. They don’t have a ton of youth.
11. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers are awash with strong dynasty contributors and could be even higher in a year if Kenny Pickett performs well. For now, Pickett is a strong QB2. Najee Harris is a good RB1 who will provide solid numbers for years. George Pickens and Diontae Johnson are capable WR2s with WR1 upside. And Pat Freiermuth is one of the best young tight ends. He will be a TE1 for the next five years. The Steelers are a prime team to acquire players in dynasty from.
10. Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons arguably have the RB1 and TE1 in dynasty. Bijan Robinson is a generational talent that will take the league by storm. He is my RB1 and will be for quite some time. Kyle Pitts is my TE3, but he has the talent to be TE1 if he ever gets used the right way by Coach Arthur Smith. They should be ranked higher, but Drake London is an average WR2 at best until the Falcons get a worthy quarterback. Desmond Ridder is a QB3 and severely lowers their upside in dynasty. This does make a nice buy window for the players not named Bijan.
9. Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins have a QB1 in Tua Tagovailoa. They have two WR1s in Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. This sets them up well to be a team that you want players from in dynasty. However, they aren’t very deep at running back or tight end. This limits their upside and limits you to truly just three spectacular players to acquire in dynasty. The moment the Dolphins acquire a three-down running back, you better buy him quick.
8. Detroit Lions
The Lions have a strong QB2, a durable RB2, and an elite WR1. Jared Goff isn’t a sexy name, but you can win with him in dynasty at a cheap cost too. Amon-Ra St. Brown is a top-five dynasty asset right now at wide receiver. Jahmyr Gibbs is one of the best running backs to own in dynasty. He could easily be the next Jamaal Charles. David Montgomery is a terrific RB2/3 that you should try to buy to put in your flex. Plus, Sam LaPorta and Jameson Williams have the skills to be top options at tight end and wide receiver long-term, respectively.
7. Buffalo Bills
The Bills should be higher, but this offense revolves around two people, Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs. Diggs is still a strong WR1, but he’s nearing 30 years old and won’t be elite forever. Allen is the QB2 in dynasty, but if he keeps rushing like he does, the chances of injury rise. They did draft a high-upside tight end in Dalton Kincaid that raises their rankings some. James Cook is an RB3 in dynasty, and not worth his price. Dawson Knox and Gabe Davis are flex plays at best. This team lives and dies in the NFL and in dynasty with Josh Allen.
The Chiefs would be ranked so much lower if Patrick Mahomes was just a good quarterback instead of the best. But he is the QB1 in dynasty, so that raises their rankings quite a bit. Travis Kelce is still an elite tight end, the TE1 in dynasty, for the next few years despite being 34. Skyy Moore has a lot of potential to be a regular WR2 in dynasty this year. Isiah Pacheco is a reliable RB2 for the next couple of seasons. Plus, if Rashee Rice or Justyn Ross break out this year, then the Chiefs could have multiple starting-caliber dynasty players.
5. Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers are overwhelmed with elite fantasy players, but they are mostly on the older side. Keenan Allen and Mike Williams are two strong fantasy wide receivers. Allen will contend to be a WR1 this year. But he’s got a lot of injury history and is already 31 years old. Austin Ekeler is close to 30 years old and will still be an RB1 this year, but for how much longer is a concern. Gerald Everett is a good tight end. Quentin Johnston has a lot of hype and hopes that he will be the new WR1 next year with the Chargers. But, the reason they are this high is all due to Justin Herbert. The young quarterback is elite and one of the best passers in the NFL. Combine him with OC Kellen Moore, and the league should be scared this year.
4. San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers are going to be a fun team to watch this year. Their dynasty peaks might be short, but they will be dominant. This is the ultimate version of a win-now team in dynasty. CMC probably has two years left as the RB1/2 in dynasty. George Kittle is either TE3 or TE4, depending on how you view Kyle Pitts. Deebo Samuel is a strong WR2, and so is Brandon Aiyuk. Plus, Brock Purdy is a high-end QB2, thanks to his elite skill players. And Coach Kyle Shanahan raises the bar for this team. He finds ways to get them the ball in space. That just boosts their scoring.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars
This might be a surprising spot for the Jaguars, but it shouldn’t be. Trevor Lawrence is ascending the QB hierarchy in dynasty. Lawrence is a stud that could contend for top-five dynasty status after this season. Right now, he’s my QB6. Travis Etienne Jr. and Tank Bigsby could each have big years in dynasty. Either of them have a shot at being ranked RB2s for the next half-decade. Calvin Ridley is the WR14 for me, and Christian Kirk is the WR20. Evan Engram is a TE1. The Jaguars are set up well for the future, plus they have a strong coaching staff that raises their rankings.
2. Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals are a complete dynasty team. They have the fourth-best quarterback in dynasty in Joe Burrow. He’s the modern-age Peyton Manning, an elite arm/mind pocket quarterback who doesn’t rush a ton. He can, though, which is just the cherry on top. Then, you have an older but still strong running back in Joe Mixon. Mixon is still a strong bet to finish as an RB1 this year. Plus, Tee Higgins and Ja’Marr Chase are probably the best wide receiver duo in the NFL. Chase is the WR2 in dynasty. Higgins is WR13 in my rankings. Their only weak spot and why they aren’t number one is their tight end. Irv Smith Jr. is not a TE1.
1. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles have to be the best team in dynasty to have. They have two WR1s, a top-five tight end, the QB3 overall, and a strong running back group. Jalen Hurts proved that he’s an elite quarterback. AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith are one of the best wide receiver duos. They will be among the top twelve wideouts yearly for at least the next three years. They’re under contract long-term. Dallas Goedert will be a strong tight end again. And, they have a few good reliable running backs, when they’re healthy, in Swift, Penny, and Gainwell. Three potential RB2/3s plus at least four top twelve talents at other positions. Sign me up.
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