Build for a push next season with some dynasty targets if you are at the start, middle or beginning of a rebuild. So with that in mind let’s take a few minutes to look at some of the players that I would like to target moving into the 2023 season for my rebuilding rosters. As always youth is king in a rebuild, but I will also highlight some veterans that are coming in at a bargain price that could help speed up your rebuild or at very least bridge you over until reinforcements arrive.
For each position I’m going to highlight four types of targets:
- Buy High- these are players that any team should be targeting, they are ascending players who are rising in value and this could be your last chance to buy them before they become untouchable.
- Buy Low- these players have all underperformed at some point this season and can be bought for a price that is likely as cheap as they will ever get.
- Injury Discount- these are a mix of studs and role players who are all available significantly cheaper now than they will be come week one of 2023 due to injury.
- Dart Throw- these players are likely to be on your waiver wire or can be traded for at a bare minimum cost, most are players who haven’t hit the radar for most managers but who could burst on scene in 2023.
Justin Fields (Bears- Age 23.7)
Justin Fields was left for dead halfway through this season but a midseason explosion saw his value nearly double making him QB7 in dynasty value, despite injury and limited weapons around him he still sits as QB5 on the year. While Fields’ price tag has certainly skyrocketed the past month I think it is far from it’s ceiling. I anticipate Fields being the 2023 version of Jalen Hurts and he will be a top 5 super flex dynasty asset by this time next season.
Tua Tagovailoa (Dolphins- Age 24.7)
Tua Tagovailoa has seen his share of ups and downs through the beginning of his NFL career, but his play has stabilized this season and the talent around him makes him an elite option going forward. Tua is currently valued as QB9. He currently sits as Qb16 in points this season due in large part to a concussion sustained earlier in the season. Tua has put some distance between himself and the tier of veteran quarterbacks and his price is not going to be going down any time soon. Grab him now before he jumps into the next tier up.
Trevor Lawrence (Jaguars- Age 23.2)
Another young quarterback who took some time to find his way, Trevor Lawrence is starting to show he can live up to his lofty expectations. Lawrence sits as the most surprising QB9 I can remember in recent years but still find his value holding at QB11. Lawrence is over half the cost of the elite tier quarterbacks and while he likely won’t be giving you Mahomes or Allen level production in 2023 there is every reason to believe he can give you mid to high end QB1 numbers at a QB2 price tag. Trevor finds himself in the same price range as Dak Prescott, a player who I don’t think has the same ceiling as Lawrence.
Kenny Pickett (Steelers- Age 24.5)
Pickett is another youngster who hasn’t set the league ablaze as of yet, but as his rookie season winds down he finds himself cutting down on the turnovers and firmly entrenched as the Steelers franchise quarterback of the future. The numbers have not been there so far as Pickett ranks QB27 on the season but there is every indication that he will make a Lawrence type rise to relevance in the coming years. Get in on Pickett at his rock bottom price and lock in a low end QB1 for the next 10 years.
Jameis Winston (Saints- Age 28.9)
I found Jameis on the waiver wire of a super flex dynasty I’m in… I find that almost a puzzling as the Saints refusal to let Winston play over Andy Dalton. The team says this is to let him fully recover which should see him return as the Saints starter in 2023 as the have no draft capital or cap space and surely can’t play another year with Andy Dalton under center. Jameis currently sits as QB40 on fantasycalc.com and is nearly free everywhere. I can’t think of any other quarterbacks on waivers that have a top 5 finish in their fantasy career. Scoop up Winston everywhere he is available because even if he never plays another snap in the NFL you likely lost nothing swinging for the fence with him.
Trey Lance (49ers- Age 22.6)
Trey Lance held rock solid in value throughout a rocky year one of his career despite having little to no success, that value held through right into 2022 until a season ending injury completely derailed him. No quarterback in the league lost more value over the first 12 weeks of this season than Lance. Is he the 49ers quarterback of the future? Will he turn out to be a bust? No one really knows for sure, but the price tag on this former top 5 pick is likely never going to get any cheaper. Lance is currently valued in the same range as Mac Jones, if that doesn’t make you want to grab onto this cheap lottery ticket I don’t know what will.
Jordan Love (Packers- Age 24.1)
Aaron Rodgers is old. Aaron Rodgers is injured. Aaron Rodgers is not particularly popular among the locker room. All of these things guarantees that at some point the Packers are going to see what they have in Jordan Love. By the time you read this article the free add window on Jordan love may have already closed. Love could take over this job at any day and if he performs anywhere near a functional quarterback he can be a 2023 fantasy starting quarterback for your super flex squad totally free of charge.
Malik Willis (Titans- Age 23.5)
The same arguments I made for Jordan Love apply to Malik Willis. Ryan Tannehill is old and injured and this Titans team is nearing a point where they must turn their roster over and start fresh. The future for this team could be a duo of Malik Willis and Treylon Burks. Willis can currently be had for QB30 value which places him firmly on most waiver wires. This should be Tannehill’s last run at a Super Bowl before the Titans are forced to see what they have in Willis. Add the mobile quarterback with hug upside now and see if he hits.
That concludes our rebuilding dynasty target list. Remember, you can check out rankings for each Week for more players that can be had at a discount. If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to reach out on social media, you can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Or jump into our Discord server. Follow me on Twitter @FFMadScientist. The ADP/Value data for this article was compiled by my friends at fantasycalc.com.
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Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em 2022 Week 9
Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em 2022 Week 9