In the endless pursuit of getting ultimate value from a trade in fantasy football, I am here to advise you on 3 buy low WR options for dynasty. These are players you should be targeting with the potential to explode in value by next season. Breakout season, increased productivity, or a bigger role in waiting. These guys could pay dividends on the back end of the season or beyond if you invest now.
Rashod Bateman (BAL)
Having signed Lamar Jackson to a new deal, drafted Zay Flowers and forked out for Odell Beckham, Bateman has been overlooked in the headlines. Bringing in a pass-happy OC too, as well as role players like Nelson Agholor and Devin Duvernay this room seems fairly packed for talent. However, Bateman could lead this rank of receivers in touches and production.
OBJ will undoubtedly shout the loudest for targets. Flowers as the new kid on the block will need to earn his stripes to some extent but all the hype is around him right now. This really opens the door to making a run at trading for Rashod Bateman. If you can snag him for a price you’re happy with, I firmly believe he will increase in value.
Alec Pierce (IND)
Alec Pierce is surrounded by an air of wonder and curiosity. Having shown flashes of being a top 24 receiver in a poor Matt Ryan-led offense there is much hope. Anthony Richardson has proven he has a cannon for an arm. Even if it is a little unpredictable what we’re going to get from him.
Pierce looks ready to take the step up this season. A lot of focus around Michael Pittman regaining some shine as a WR1 and Josh Downs linked as the chemistry connection for Richardson. Which has meant that Pierce has a real chance of being traded on the cheap in Dynasty. In some shallow leagues, he’s even lingering on waivers. In ADP terms appears to be behind the likes of DJ Chark whom I’d expect him to outscore across the season. Expect Pierce to stake a claim in fantasy terms and find his value climb next year as this Colts offense grows.
Greg Dortch (ARI)
With much talk about the Cardinals tanking this season, you can be forgiven for assuming this offense is a dead duck. The truth is players don’t want to tank, they want to perform, they want the next contract.
Dortch has shown in pre-season that he wants a role in this team. Last season in Deandre Hopkins’s absence he showed moments where he could be relied upon and perform in fantasy terms. In a Joshua Dobbs or Clayton Tune-led offense, at least to start the season, Dortch could be playing for a role down the line in Arizona or elsewhere. Value-wise wise Dortch is most likely on waivers in many leagues. If someone has him they may be willing to part with him for a 3rd round pick or lower and that in honesty will return in my opinion. Frankly, though his value is low enough that it will have a profitable return.
If you’re in a position that you don’t believe you’re going to compete this season shoot your shot and see if one of these guys pans out. I personally have shares in all of these guys in various leagues. And I anticipate some level of return in terms of production or trade value. So get those offers sent!
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