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Dynasty Players to Buy, Sell & Hold: Week 5 (2022 Fantasy Football)

by Aaron Schillinger | @aaron_schill | Featured Writer
Oct 3, 2022
Adam Thielen

The Philadelphia Eagles are undefeated. Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars are in first place in the AFC South. Jacoby Brissett and the Cleveland Browns are in first place in the AFC North. Jared Goff is a top-five fantasy football quarterback, and the Lions have scored the most points in the league with 140. These are just a few of the more shocking storylines in the NFL as we head into Week 5 of the 2022 season.

By now, you should have a good idea as to whether or not your dynasty teams are capable of winning now. If that’s not the case, it might be time to start looking ahead to the 2023 rookie draft class and work on rebuilding your teams. Whatever the case might be, here are some players to buy, sell, and hold as we head into Week 5.

Buy

Jared Goff (QB – DET)

I’ll start by clarifying that this buy will be strictly for SuperFlex and two QB dynasty leagues. Jared Goff might have his flaws, but it’s pretty apparent that this offense is going to be able to make some noise in your fantasy football leagues. During his six years in the NFL, Goff has been able to record two top-12 fantasy quarterback seasons, back in 2017 and 2018. Now, he’s on pace to do just that again, and he’s still just 27 years old.

Regardless of your feelings on Goff as a quarterback, clearly, he is more than capable of being a starter in the NFL and putting up fantasy points. At his age, there’s a legitimate chance that Goff will be around in the NFL for the next five to 10 years. Goff isn’t an undrafted free agent until 2025, giving him several more seasons in Detroit, at the very least. Low-end quarterbacks like Goff can be invaluable pieces to your dynasty teams in SuperFlex or two QB leagues. Ideally, he’s your QB2 and is someone who you will start for years to come. Don’t be afraid to invest in quarterbacks like Goff in these SuperFlex and two QB formats, as they can be very valuable in the long run.

Goff is currently the QB27 in our dynasty rankings and never gets much credit.

Melvin Gordon (RB – DEN)/Mike Boone (RB – DEN)

One name that will be very popular this week is the veteran running back, Melvin Gordon. Javonte Williams left the game on a cart with a knee injury, which is always just awful to see. As such a popular breakout candidate, Williams is someone many dynasty managers have had high hopes for this year. This backfield was already looking to be a split backfield once again, as Gordon has seen 10+ carries in three of the first four games.

Gordon is going to be someone you can try to buy now if you’re looking to make a run at a title this year. If the manager you’re trying to get Gordon from is holding on and trying to win now, then Mike Boone might be the cheaper running back to buy. You might even be able to grab him off of the waiver wire. No, he hasn’t done much of anything yet, but that’s expected when you have two talented running backs splitting the backfield. It’s worth noting that Boone saw three targets last week, and if Williams is out for an extended period of time, Boone will absolutely see an uptick in usage.

Sell

Curtis Samuel (WR – WAS)

Next up is Curtis Samuel, who is currently the WR15 in PPR scoring through the first four weeks. He has two games with double-digit targets and has already found the end zone twice this year. Samuel has been in the league for six years now, and this is the best he’s been for fantasy purposes since 2020 in Carolina, where he finished as the WR25. Don’t expect this production to keep up.

Between Terry McLaurin, rookie Jahan Dotson and Samuel, there are a lot of mouths to feed in this offense for someone like Samuel to keep this production up. He doesn’t exactly have the track record of being a safe fantasy producer, and Carson Wentz isn’t exactly reliable, though he is a top-10 quarterback at the moment. I’d be using this time to try and sell high on players like Samuel on this Commanders’ offense if you can. It might not be for a great return, but this may very well be the highest Samuel’s price will ever get. I’d try to sell him to a contending team if someone buys into Samuel as a legitimate option.

Hold

Adam Thielen (WR – MIN)

Adam Thielen, the 32-year-old veteran, is coming off his best game of the year, where he caught eight of nine targets for 72 yards. His days of being a low-end WR1 are gone, but he’s still producing enough that he can offer your dynasty teams some value. If you do have him on your roster, you’ve probably tried to at least put him on the block in the last year or two, but at this point, you might as well just hold on to him and take the production.

As the WR32 in PPR through four weeks, it’s pretty clear he isn’t the fantasy producer he once was. That said, he’ll still give you some big games here and there and will be a nice WR3 or flex option for the rest of the year.

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