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10 Dynasty Players to Buy (2024 Fantasy Football)

It’s the time of year when dynasty managers are looking for a spark on their rosters. Given their current costs combined with their expected production, these are players I’m looking to trade for. It’s tough to predict the future, but if you trade for someone at what you think is their worst-case scenario value, then you aren’t risking much. Let’s get into it. Here are 10 players to trade for and buy now in dynasty fantasy football leagues.

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Joe Burrow (QB – CIN)

Joe Burrow managers have a bad taste in their mouth after last year. He only played in 10 games and finished as the QB25 (overall and points per game). While there is a thought Burrow is injury-prone, he’s been relatively steady overall. That’s why he’s someone I’m targeting in trades. He’s being valued as the QB6 or so. I think that’s his floor. He has QB1 overall upside as long as WRs Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins stay healthy. Now is the time to strike before that bad taste goes away.

Christian McCaffrey (RB – SF)

I rarely advocate buying high on a player but that’s the only option with Christian McCaffrey. He just signed a two-year deal with the 49ers and should be in for another year of high volume. His RB1 finish last year wasn’t shocking, but the fact he outscored RB2 Breece Hall by 100 PPR points is astounding. McCaffrey was second in rushing touchdowns and first in receiving touchdowns last year. That’s nuts. I’m fine to pay whatever it takes to get this man on my roster and ride him to a title in 2024.

Joe Mixon (RB – HOU)

I’ve talked about Joe Mixon being a target of mine before, and that hasn’t changed. His RB6 overall finish in 2023 went largely under the radar. Ask anyone where they think he finished and I bet they say 10th or worse. Now that he switched teams Mixon managers may be starting to worry. I’m going the other way. The Bengals and the Texans are high-powered offenses, and Mixon should be fine. Due to his age, his price should be more reasonable as well, making him a clear option for contenders.

Tyjae Spears (RB – TEN)

In 2023, Tyjae Spears recorded 100 carries and 70 targets on a lackluster Titans offense. Heading into 2024 the team is looking to split carries between Spears and newcomer Tony Pollard. This might concern Spears managers expecting him to be next in line after Derrick Henry left. I’m fine exploiting this price dip and buying an RB2 for RB3 or Flex prices. I fully expect Spears and Pollard to finish in the top 30 at the position, making Spears worth adding where you can.

Drake London (WR – ATL)

One of the more obvious targets is Drake London due to the coaching and quarterback changes in Atlanta. London has the talent, but he hasn’t had the best opportunity. The current London manager might not be willing to let go just yet. I get that. But it’s worth sending an offer on the off chance you catch them sleeping on those changes. Maybe they want a king’s ransom, which isn’t worth doing, but maybe they don’t. I’d at least poke the manager about his price just in case.


DeVonta Smith (WR – PHI)

I’ve talked about how Eagles QB Jalen Hurts could be in for a down year, so why am I buying DeVonta Smith? Well, that all comes down to his price. Smith is being ranked outside the top 20 receivers in dynasty. I think that’s somewhat egregious given what we’ve seen. Some managers are trying to move off of him due to the potential changes to the Philadelphia offense. This means his price might be perfect to acquire for someone younger with more perceived upside.

Cooper Kupp (WR – LAR)

Cooper Kupp is a veteran I’m trying to add in almost all formats. While everyone is talking about teammate Puka Nacua, Kupp is in line for some solid WR2 work of his own. QB Matt Stafford isn’t dead yet, and I think they lean on the passing game this year. He finished as WR24 in points per game last year, so he’s still got plenty of talent left in the tank. The odds are good that the current Kupp manager is ready to move on. Maybe you can add him for cheap and get one or two useable years out of him.

Keenan Allen (WR – CHI)

Another veteran I can’t quit is new Chicago Bears Keenan Allen. He underperformed in his last season in Los Angeles, but overall as a Charger, he was a stud. Now he gets to play on a team that could use a veteran presence. He also gets to play with number one draft pick Caleb Williams at quarterback. I am fully on board with an Allen resurgence. If I’m contending I want him on my roster for the small price I’ll probably have to pay to do so.

Theo Johnson (TE – NYG)

It’s hard to pick rookie tight ends to buy since they usually take longer to produce. That said, I think Theo Johnson is thrown into the deep end for the Giants this year. Rumor has it that current starting TE Darren Waller is going to retire. If that happens, all that stands between Johnson and a starting job is Daniel Bellinger. Let’s just say I’m not that worried and would be happy to add Johnson where I can just in case the Waller rumors pan out. At the very least, you can stash Johnson while he gets up to speed for next season and beyond.

Isaiah Likely (TE – BAL)

Last on this list is Isaiah Likely, who is the tight end handcuff to stud Mark Andrews. I know a lot of people were all over Likely last year once Andrews went down, and rightfully so. But given the Ravens’ current passing options or lack thereof, Likely may see the field plenty this year. The team added RB Derrick Henry from the Titans, so I expect them to run a lot. That could also set up for a terrific short passing game, which would benefit someone like Likely. He’s worth keeping an eye on in shallower leagues and worth a late rookie pick in deeper ones.

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