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Dynasty Trade Advice: Nico Collins, Jonathan Taylor, Calvin Ridley, Travis Etienne Jr.

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 AFC South teams. Here’s my dynasty trade advice for the AFC South, including the top dynasty asset on each team as well as a dynasty player to trade now.

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Dynasty Trade Advice: AFC South

Nico Collins (WR – HOU)

Collins was a popular third-year breakout candidate entering the 2023 season and he didn’t disappoint. The star receiver was the WR6 on a points-per-game basis, averaging 14.7 half-point PPR fantasy points per contest, a higher average than Puka Nacua and Mike Evans. More importantly, he was C.J. Stroud‘s go-to target, leading the team in receptions (80), targets (109), receiving yards (1,297), and touchdowns (eight). While Tank Dell had an impressive rookie season, Collins maintained his fantasy production even with him on the field. He is the No. 1 wide receiver in Houston.

Jonathan Taylor (RB – IND)

The superstar had two top-six finishes in his first two years in the league. Unfortunately, the past two seasons have been rough for Taylor and his fantasy players because of injuries. However, he remains one of the top running backs in fantasy football, averaging 16.6 half-point PPR fantasy points per game since his rookie year. More importantly, the superstar was the RB3 on a points-per-game basis from Week 7 through the end of the season. Expect Taylor to have a massive year and jump back into the dynasty RB1 conversation.

Travis Etienne Jr. (RB – JAC)

Jacksonville’s offense had massive expectations entering the 2023 season. While they fell short, Etienne was a fantasy star. He was the RB3 overall and the RB6 on a points-per-game basis, averaging 14.9 half-point PPR fantasy points per contest. While the coaching staff have said they want to cut back on his workload, that’s a positive for fantasy players. The star running back wore down in the second half last year, averaging 3.6 yards per rushing attempt over the final seven weeks. Etienne will have another RB1 finish this upcoming season.

Calvin Ridley (WR – TEN)

Fantasy players had high hopes for Ridley last season. Unfortunately, the veteran struggled. Yet, he still ended the year as the WR17, averaging 11.3 half-point PPR fantasy points per game. However, Ridley could have been better. His 24 end zone targets were the most in the NFL, totaling more than Stefon Diggs and Ja’Marr Chase combined (per Fantasy Points Data). Yet, he had the same amount of end touchdowns as Brandin Cooks (seven). While Ridley’s quarterback situation isn’t perfect, the veteran could have a career year in 2024.

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