Several factors go into building a consistently elite dynasty team. One of those is identifying the top player on every NFL team. Another is knowing which players you should trade away before their fantasy value decreases.
Typically the starting quarterback is the top dynasty asset on every NFL team in superflex leagues. However, they are rarely the top asset in 1QB leagues. To help you build the best dynasty team possible, I will identify the top dynasty asset and sell candidates for every NFL team.
Today I break down the AFC East teams: the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England, and New York Jets.
- Dynasty Stock Report & Trade Advice AFC: East | North | South | West
- Dynasty Stock Report & Trade Advice NFC: East | North | South | West
- More Dynasty Articles & Advice
- Dynasty Startup Draft Primers: QB | RB | WR | TE
- Dynasty Rookie Primers: QB | RB | WR | TE
- Dynasty Rookie Draft Simulator
The Top AFC East Dynasty Asset
Here are the top dynasty assets for each AFC East team.
The superstar wide receiver had another outstanding 2022 season, averaging 16.4 half-point PPR fantasy points per game, the second-highest average of his career. Furthermore, Stefon Diggs had a career-high 1,429 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns last year. While he turns 30 during the 2023 season, the former Maryland Terrapin is still one of the top wide receivers in the NFL. Diggs averaged 2.49 yards per route run last season, the third-high average of his career. After ending the 2022 season as the WR4, the veteran remains a top-10 dynasty wide receiver.
Yes, Tyreek Hill threw the fantasy community a curve ball this offseason, announcing he plans to retire after the 2025 season. However, that’s three years from now, and the playmaker could change his mind. More importantly, fantasy managers should be happy to get elite production for the next three years, even if Hill retires after the 2025 season. Meanwhile, the superstar averaged 16.9 half-point PPR fantasy points per game last year, the second-highest average of his career. Yet, Hill had only seven receiving touchdowns last year after averaging 10.8 scores per season over the previous four years with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Rhamondre Stevenson had the odds stacked against him as a former fourth-round pick. However, the former Oklahoma star had an excellent 2022 season, finishing as the RB11, averaging 12.6 half-point PPR fantasy points per game. More importantly, Stevenson took over as the featured running back, earning a massive uptick in targets. After seeing only 18 targets as a rookie, the star running back finished second on the team last season with 88. Furthermore, he had his first 1,000-yard rushing season last year. James Robinson isn’t a threat to Stevenson’s featured role. The former Oklahoma star will have a third-year breakout.
Unfortunately, a torn ACL ended Breece Hall’s rookie season after seven games. However, the star rookie was the RB7 on a points-per-game basis last year, averaging 15.1 half-point PPR fantasy points per contest. Furthermore, he averaged 16.4 fantasy points per game after Week 1. More importantly, Hall averaged 5.8 yards per rushing attempt and 4.13 yards after contact per attempt as a rookie. Garrett Wilson could replace the star running back as the top Jets’ dynasty player a year from now. Yet, Hall will be a top-five running back in 2023 if he is healthy.
The Top AFC East Sell Candidate
Here are players to consider trading away on each AFC East team.
Many believed Gabe Davis would have his breakout season last year. Unfortunately, he was only the WR27, averaging 9.8 half-point PPR fantasy points per game. Davis had the same fantasy points per game average as Zay Jones. Yet, Jones was likely on the waiver wire in most dynasty leagues before the start of the 2022 season. More importantly, the Buffalo receiver averaged only 1.43 yards per route run and 2.9 yards after the catch per reception last season, both down from the previous year. Furthermore, the Bills likely can’t pay Davis the contract he wants next offseason. Therefore, fantasy players should expect him to have a massive downgrade at quarterback in 2024.
While many are excited to see what Tua Tagovailoa can do in the second year of Mike McDaniel’s offense, fantasy players should sell high on the Miami quarterback. The top concern with the former first-round pick is concussions. He had at least two concussions last year that cost him five games, including the final two of the regular season and the Dolphins’ playoff matchup. Secondly, Tagovailoa was wildly inconsistent last season. The quarterback had 60% of his passing touchdowns and over half of his fantasy points in four contests against subpar defenses in 2022. Meanwhile, he averaged only 1.7 passing touchdowns and 12.8 fantasy points per game in the other nine contests last year.
Stevenson is the only Patriots player I want on my dynasty rosters. Unfortunately, New England doesn’t have a clear sell-high candidate. However, fantasy players might get a third-round rookie pick for Mike Gesicki. While Miami’s offense limited his fantasy value last year, the veteran was the TE11 in 2021, averaging 7.6 half-point PPR fantasy points per game. Furthermore, Gesicki averaged 8.9 fantasy points per game and had six receiving touchdowns in 2020, both career highs. Yet, those aren’t difference-making numbers at the tight end position. Hopefully, you can dump the veteran on one of your leaguemates before the start of the season.
This year will be the first time since 2008 that the Green Bay Packers won’t have Aaron Rodgers under center in Week 1. Last year the future Hall of Famer averaged only 14.1 fantasy points per game, the lowest average of his career as a starter. However, he played with a young receiving core and a thumb injury on his throwing hand. Yet, Rodgers still finished seventh in passing touchdowns last season. While he should have a productive 2023 season in New York, the future Hall of Famer turns 40 in December. More importantly, what are the odds Rodgers plays in 2024? Fantasy players should sell high on the veteran quarterback.