Anybody who plays dynasty fantasy football knows that the grind doesn’t stop when the NFL regular season ends. In fact, it might just be getting started. And that’s the beauty of a dynasty league. There are always opportunities to alter and improve your roster, even in the doldrums of winter.
One of the first things to do after the fantasy season concludes is to do an audit of your roster. Maybe your team was a contender and is ready to get younger. Or maybe some guys you drafted in your startup draft a couple of years ago are aging or not panning out. Now’s the time to start thinking about trimming the fantasy fat. Using our dynasty consensus rankings, I give you some players you should consider trading away this offseason. And below is a closer look at Kyle Pitts.
Dynasty Fantasy Football Trade Advice: Kyle Pitts
Kyle Pitts (TE – ATL): ECR11, TE1
How on earth is Kyle Pitts the 11th player in dynasty leagues right now? This rank feels more predicated on hoping and praying than what we’ve actually seen. I think he’s a tremendous trade candidate because people will continue to believe and therefore make excuses.
Last year, the excuse was terrible quarterback play and a lack of touchdowns. This year, the excuses will be more terrible QB play and an injury that cost him the final eight games of the year.
That’s all well and good, but Pitts was still pretty inefficient in his second season. He caught just 28 of his 59 targets, and his yards per reception went down despite his average depth of target going up. But hey, he doubled his touchdown total this year from one to two!
The quarterback play is sure to get better for the Falcons in 2023. And maybe Atlanta won’t be as run-heavy as they were in 2022. But Drake London is an emerging star who will compete for targets. And I don’t envision the Atlanta offense becoming a wagon overnight.
If someone in your league is willing to pay a premium for Pitts, do it.