Dynasty Trade Targets – James Conner Upside, RB4 Price Tag
Image Credit: Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire. Pictured: James Conner.

In the latest edition of Dynasty Trade Targets, Curtis Patrick highlights a player with an RB4 price tag, but James Conner’s upside.

In the last edition of Dynasty Trade Targets, I unveiled a wide receiver who’s poised to become the next Tyreek Hill — a lower-pedigree draft pick with an extended post-rookie-season-buy-window who becomes an elite fantasy scorer for years to come.

In this edition, I’m shining a light on a cheap running back that made Shawn Siegele’s Top-5 Zero RB Candidates List for 2022. Cheap running backs make sense to target in dynasty due to significant role-value discrepancies.[1] There are two strategic reasons to buy this type of player:

  • it can improve your low-end playoff team and create a title chance ahead of schedule
  • these players could become more valuable in-season, which creates a flip opportunity later
    • for a player at a position more critical to your long-term plans
    • for a more valuable draft pick than the player is worth today

This Dynasty Trade Target was RB16 last season — but his dynasty ADP is RB37, and he’s going outside the top-130 picks in Superflex startup drafts. He’s still slotted in as the RB1 in his offense but is being drafted after his backup.

I think you can buy this player for a 2023 second-round pick about 75% of the time.

Dynasty Trade Targets – RB4 Price, RB1 Upside

Footnotes

Footnotes
1 The player is likely to score far more fantasy points than implied by current dynasty and redraft ADP

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Curtis Patrick

RotoViz Co-Owner. Host, Dynasty Command Center Podcast. High Stakes Dynasty Champion. Top-12 Finisher in 2020 FFPC Main Event. Champion, Inaugural Pro Football Hall of Fame King’s Classic League.

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