5 Players to Buy-Low in 2024 Dynasty Fantasy Football: Target Christian Kirk, Zack Moss, Nico Collins in Trades

These veterans are currently being overlooked by dynasty managers.

The NFL Draft is over, and rookie draft season has begun! Now is the perfect time to strike a trade. Seize this golden opportunity to outmaneuver your competition, make game-changing trades, and set yourself up for a championship run this year and beyond. Ready to build your dynasty? Let’s dive in!

Here are five buy lows in Dynasty Fantasy Football 2024 that you need to get on your team ASAP:

Ranks and ADPs referenced from Dynasty Data Lab.

JAYLEN WADDLE, MIAMI DOLPHINS (ADP 36, WR13)

Barring any significant injuries, this could be Jaylen Waddle’s lowest price for the next three years.

Top 5 leaders in Yards Per Route Run in 2023 (min 100 routes):

  1. Tyreek Hill (4.05)
  2. Nico Collins (3.37)
  3. Brandon Aiyuk (3.27)
  4. Justin Jefferson (3.01)
  5. JAYLEN WADDLE (2.93)

Despite dealing with injuries last year, Waddle still ranked 5th in Yards Per Route Run. Tyreek Hill, posting a ridiculous 4.05 Yards Per Route Run in 2023 with the Dolphins offense, has already hinted at retiring. What does Tyreek think about Waddle? “My boy waddle is the future, he is better than I was at this point in his career

So, in summary, Jaylen Waddle is a better version of 25-year-old Tyreek Hill in a Shanahan-style offense and he’s the WR13 in Dynasty. This is not just any Shanahan-style offense, either. In case you have forgotten (I know Sean Payton hasn’t), this offense has 70-point upside.

Finally, I cannot emphasize enough how much Waddle’s injuries overshadowed what was a career year in 2023.

NICO COLLINS, HOUSTON TEXANS (ADP 50, WR19)

Refer to the list above, and you will see Nico Collins ranked second only to non-human Tyreek Hill in Yards Per Route Run in 2023. I always want to acquire more pieces of Shanahan-style offenses on my dynasty team. Especially, I want the pieces attached to one of the greatest rookie quarterbacks of all time, CJ Stroud.

I understand the skepticism around Nico’s price, but this, in theory, should make him easier to buy. Stefon Diggs has joined the locker room, and Tank Dell was one of the most exciting players in fantasy football last year before his injury.

Here’s why I’m not concerned: For one, Diggs might legitimately be washed. As for Dell, for the 12 weeks before Tank’s injury in week 13, Nico had a higher Yards Per Route Run to Dell (2.85 vs. 2.43). I also agree with the Dynasty G.O.A.T and smartest guy in the industry, Adam Harstad, that Nico is taking on the harder role in the Texans’ offense, making him the more valuable piece to own.

As we know from Scott Barrett, Upside Wins Championships in fantasy football. If Nico out-produces Dell and Diggs, you’ve paid the price of a fringe WR2/WR3 for CJ Stroud’s WR1. It seems well worth the risk to me. If that seems like too daunting of a task for you, know that Vegas expects it:

JOE MIXON, HOUSTON TEXANS (ADP 90, RB18)

In 2023, Joe Mixon posted 15.7 fantasy points per game on a Bengals offense, missing Joe Burrow from Week 12 onward. Per Sleeper, Mixon was the RB No. 5 in 2023 in half PPR. This year, he enters a Bobby Slowik offense that should be one of the most explosive in the league.

Last year, Devin Singletary and certified dead Dameon Pierce combined for over 1,300 yards for the Texans. I can only imagine what an actual RB in Mixon will be able to accomplish in this high-powered offense.

Despite concerns about Mixon’s age (27), Texans general manager Nick Caserio has clarified that he wants Mixon in Houston for a few years. It’s easy to see why he feels this way, as the Texans offense ranked 22nd in rushing last year. Further, Singletary and Pierce only combined for 6 TDs in 2023, while Mixon has had 29 TDs since 2021, which ranks third best amongst all running backs in that span.

CHRISTIAN KIRK, JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (ADP 98, WR39)

The Brian Thomas Jr. hype train is off and running. Before that train derails, I want to capitalize on the Christian Kirk discount the fantasy gods gave us.

In 12 games played in 2023, Kirk led the Jaguars in both Yards Per Route Run and Receiving Yards Per Game. With Calvin Ridley’s and Zay Jones’ departure, Kirk has almost 200 vacated targets to claim. And I’m not too concerned about Gabriel Davis claiming many of these. Sure, Brian Thomas Jr. is new and fun, but these were his 2023 stats:

Over 1,100 Yards and 17 TDs. That’s awesome! You may notice that he barely averaged more than five catches per game. He should become a legitimate deep threat for the Jaguars, but he won’t see many double-digit target games. Kirk is. And that’s massive for fantasy points and his weekly floor and ceiling.

Not to mention, the early reports from camp are looking pretty strong in Kirk’s favor:

ZACK MOSS, CINCINNATI BENGALS (ADP 148, RB39)

Zack Moss and Joe Mixon:

Moss was one of the biggest surprises of the 2023 season. In weeks 2-6, absent a fully healthy Jonathan Taylor, Moss ranked RB10, RB4, RB21, RB2, and RB9 in half PPR per Sleeper. He averaged 93 rushing yards per game and 20.7 Fantasy Points per game.

Much to the chagrin of Jonathan Taylor owners, in 2023, Moss was commanding touches in the backfield even when Taylor was fully healthy. Moss was the roadblock to Jonathan freaking Taylor (ADP 31, RB5), seeing 20 touches per game and being “the guy.”

In 2024, Moss is added to a Bengals offense with a healthy Joe Burrow and a phenomenal opportunity where his only competition for touches is Chase Brown.

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