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Dynasty Trade Advice: NFC North (2024 Fantasy Football)

Several factors go into building a consistently elite dynasty fantasy football 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. All of this boils down to your dynasty trade strategy.

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 fantasy football team possible, I will identify the top dynasty asset and sell candidates for every NFL team.

Today, I break down the NFC North teams. Here’s my dynasty trade advice for the NFC North, including the top dynasty asset on each team as well as a dynasty player to trade now.

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Dynasty Trade Advice: NFC North

Top Dynasty Trade Assets

DJ Moore (WR – CHI)

Moore was the WR6 in 2023, averaging 14 half-point PPR fantasy points per game. He set career highs in multiple receiving categories. Furthermore, the veteran finished 11th in fantasy points per route run (0.43) among wide receivers with at least 360 routes last season (per Fantasy Points Data). More importantly, he averaged 16.8 fantasy points per game in the 12 contests that Justin Fields finished. While Moore has more competition for targets, the upgrade at quarterback should keep him in the top-15 wide receiver mix for the next few years.

Amon-Ra St. Brown (WR – DET)

There haven’t been many wide receivers more consistent than St. Brown since entering the NFL. He finished as the WR8 in 2022 and the WR3 last season, averaging 15.2 half-point PPR fantasy points per game over those two years. St. Brown is the focal point of Detroit’s passing attack, posting the sixth-highest target share (27.9%) and the fourth-highest target per route run rate (30%) among wide receivers with at least 70 routes in 2023 (per Fantasy Points Data). He is arguably the safest wide receiver to have in dynasty leagues.

Jayden Reed (WR – GB)

Fantasy players will debate which receiver is the No. 1 guy in Green Bay. Christian Watson offers more upside but has struggled to stay healthy. Meanwhile, Reed was the WR23, averaging 11.6 half-point PPR fantasy points per game as a rookie. The former Michigan State star led the team in target per route run rate (26%) while ranking second in yards per route run (2.23) as a rookie among wide receivers with at least 70 routes run (per Fantasy Points Data). Reed should only get better as Jordan Love develops.

Justin Jefferson (WR – MIN)

The former LSU star has been the most dominant wide receiver since joining the NFL. Jefferson has averaged 98.3 receiving yards per game in 60 career contests. Puka Nacua (87.4 in 17 games) and Calvin Johnson (86.1 in 135) are the only two other receivers in NFL history to average more than 85 receiving yards per contest in their career with at least five games played. More importantly, Jefferson has never finished lower than the WR8 in half-point PPR scoring on a points-per-game basis any year of his career.

Top Dynasty Trade Candidates

Keenan Allen (WR – CHI)

While Allen was the WR3 in half-point PPR scoring on a points-per-game basis in 2023, fantasy players need to trade him away before Week 1. The veteran is a volume-based receiver, averaging 9.4 targets per game in his career. Unfortunately, he won’t see the same target share in Chicago. Furthermore, Allen will be a nearly 33-year-old free agent after the upcoming season and likely won’t be back with the Bears after they drafted Rome Odunze. More importantly, he has missed 11 games over the past two years because of injuries.

David Montgomery (RB – DET)

Last year, Montgomery was the RB13, averaging 14.2 half-point PPR fantasy points per game despite Jahmyr Gibbs having a top-10 finish. Yet, fantasy players should explore the trade market for the veteran running back. Montgomery’s role on offense declined in the second part of last season. He averaged 16.8 rushing attempts per game over his first nine contests. By comparison, the veteran averaged 13.6 rushing attempts per game over the final five contests, a 19% decline. His role on offense will continue to shrink as Gibbs’ workload grows.

Josh Jacobs (RB – GB)

Jacobs signed a massive four-year deal with the Packers in free agency, improving his perceived dynasty value. However, Green Bay can easily get out of his contract after the upcoming season. The veteran running back was outstanding in 2022 but severely regressed last year, seeing his yards per rushing attempt decline by 29%, his explosive run rate slip by 52%, and his yards after contact per attempt drop by 29% (per Fantasy Points Data). Don’t be surprised if MarShawn Lloyd replaces Jacobs as the team’s starting running back by Thanksgiving.

Aaron Jones (RB – MIN)

Fantasy players loved what Jones did during the playoffs. The veteran was the RB2 in the postseason on a points-per-game basis, averaging 113 rushing yards, 1.5 touchdowns, and 23.4 half-point PPR fantasy points per contest against two talented defenses. However, he struggled with injuries during the regular season, missing six games and leaving others early. Furthermore, Jones set career lows in yards per rushing attempt (4.5) and breakaway run rate (18.6%), per PFF. The veteran turns 30 in December and is on a one-year contract, making him a must-sell candidate.


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