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Dynasty Fantasy Football Trade Targets (2023)

With free agency still ongoing and the NFL Draft upcoming, there’s still a lot of change coming to the fantasy football landscape. The key to winning dynasty deals is to trade for someone when their value is relatively low and send them away when their value is near or at its apex. With the league’s roster situation still in flux, you have the added dynamic of making speculative moves based on what you think might happen, which adds another fun layer of complexity.

That said, it can be tough to decide who you’re targeting and selling considering the generally uncertain state of each team and player’s situation right now. Fortunately, our featured analysts have come to offer their suggestions on which trade candidates you’d be wise to buy or sell in dynasty.

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Which player are you buying now in dynasty leagues and why? Also, what are you willing to give up to get him?

Diontae Johnson (WR – PIT)
“Despite finishing sixth among wide receivers in targets (147), Diontae Johnson had zero receiving touchdowns. That means 136 wide receivers had more touchdowns than Johnson, including N’Keal Harry and Kenny Golladay. However, the star receiver averaged 6.7 receiving touchdowns per season in his career before the 2022 season. Had he scored 6.7 touchdowns last year, Johnson would have been the WR19, averaging 10.5 half-point PPR fantasy points per game. With Kenny Pickett heading into his first year as the unquestioned starter, expect the star receiver to have massive positive touchdown regression. If you can swap Deebo Samuel for Johnson, I would do that in a heartbeat.”
Mike Fanelli (FantasyPros)

David Montgomery (RB – DET)
“David Montgomery should be immediately viewed as Jamaal Williams-plus in this Lions’ offense. Williams was the RB18 in fantasy points per game last year. Montgomery could eclipse that mark in 2023. Despite a depressed fantasy showing last year (RB27), Montgomery was tip-top in terms of efficiency, ranking 26th in yards after contact per attempt and 12th in PFF’s elusive rating (minimum 100 carries per PFF). This was the second-highest yards-after-contact per attempt mark of his career. Montgomery will never be a breakaway runner, though, as he ranked 53rd in breakaway run rate last season. That’s not why Detroit signed him. He’s being brought in as the early down grinder that can be the short porch touchdown specialist while also contributing something in the passing game. Montgomery’s new contract cements him in Detroit’s plans as a solid RB2 with RB1 upside for the next two seasons. I’d give up a mid-2023 second-round rookie pick to secure him in a trade. He fits both win-now and rebuilding roster builds.”
Derek Brown (FantasyPros)

Kyle Pitts (TE – ATL)
“A year ago, some people would have sold their children to acquire Kyle Pitts. Now that the Pitts market is considerably squishier, I’m interested in throwing out offers for a 22-year-old athletic marvel who had the first 1,000-yard season by a rookie tight end in 20 years. The good news is that with the Atlanta QB situation no less bleak now than it was in 2022, and with Falcons head coach Arthur Smith running an offense from the Cretaceous Period, trading for Pitts is actually possible. The bad news is … well, that it might take some time for the Falcons to find competent quarterbacking and to modernize their offense. Still, if I were in rebuild/retool mode with my dynasty team, I’d happily give up an older star-caliber receiver — Tyreek Hill, Stefon Diggs, Davante Adams — to lock down my TE position with Pitts for the next 10 years.”
Pat Fitzmaurice (FantasyPros)

Antonio Gibson (RB – WAS)
Brian Robinson‘s status as the starter on early downs entering the season will surely make Antonio Gibson (a free agent at the end of 2023) an enticing buy-low running back target based on his pass-catching prowess and RB1 fantasy production his first two years in the league. Keep in mind that J.D. McKissic is coming off a neck injury and was released last week, slating Gibson to reprise the full-blown receiving role for Washington. Gibson’s 80.5 PFF receiving grade ranked third among all RBs in 2022. Gibson is the RB34 in the FantasyPros dynasty trade value chart. He is my RB16 in my dynasty rankings. If being too high on 25-year-old running backs with ideal size, a three-down skillset and proven production is wrong, I don’t want to be right. I’d happily gift a 2023 2nd-round rookie pick or A.J. Dillon straight up for AG.”
Andrew Erickson (FantasyPros)

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