Mid-Season Dynasty Buy Low Sell High

Fantasy Buy Low Sell High

Week 10 is a pivotal crossroad for dynasty teams. Some of the top teams in your league may be dealing with injuries. This is a window of opportunity for lower-seeded teams to either add a weapon and make a run to the playoffs, or sell those weapons at a premium to a floundering one-seed. Below are some dynasty buy low and sell high options moving into Week 10. These recommendations are outside of the standing principles for dynasty squads which include:

  1. If your team is not competing, sell any running back over the age of 27 and wide receiver over the age of 29
  2. All tight ends stink except Travis Kelce and Mark Andrews. Never pay up for them (Pitts might make me change my mind)
  3. Quarterbacks will play forever and are hard to come by. Don’t sweat age plus or minus five years.
  4. Ignore rules 1-3 if you’re seriously competing for a championship. Buy those old players, upgrade everywhere and send it.

Mid-Season Dynasty Buy Low Sell High

Buy Low

Baker Mayfield

This player could be on waiver wires in some leagues. The former first-overall pick has done nothing but frustrate fantasy managers and coaches alike. The P.J. Walker experiment looks like it has come to an end after the thrashing the Cincinnati Bengals put on them Sunday. Most managers remember Mayfield for his last season in Cleveland when he finished as the QB25 with a torn labrum. When coming in for relief on Sunday, Mayfield showed off his arm talent with an 11-yard touchdown to Tommy Tremble. His ailments seem to be healed, and he could be the Panthers starting quarterback moving forward. Offer a third, or a second and try and get Mayfield and a three back.

J.K. Dobbins

If the Dobbins manager is trying to compete, they are hurting at running back. Dobbins was a highly touted prospect who just tried to rush it back from his knee injury too quickly. In the lone game that the Baltimore Ravens gave him a full snap count, Dobbins finished as the RB10. This one goes out to all of the 1-8 or worse teams in dynasty. The goal is already to not compete this year and make your draft pick higher for next year, swap a lower-tier running back for Dobbins. This could truly be a win-win scenario. Names like Raheem Mostert, D’Onta Foreman, and Cordarrelle Patterson all come to mind to offer for the Ohio State Alumni.

DeVonta Smith

This one is all about calling your shot. If Jalen Hurts has truly taken the next step to an MVP-caliber player, he can support two pass-catching options. This last week, it was Dallas Goedert and A.J. Brown. Two weeks ago A.J. Brown set the world on fire. Smith has shown some explosive games this year, but short-term memory can plague many dynasty owners. If managers can open the offer with Goedert and Brown’s big weeks coming at the expense of Smith, there are not a lot of better options in the late second of next years draft that are worth more than Smith.

Sell High

Joe Mixon

This one is easy. Over fifty points in PPR scoring is absurd. If your team is out of contention and Mixon is on your roster, start a group chat with the top six seeds and try and start a bidding war. Mixon could be the missing piece to a championship roster, yes. But the 2023 and 2024 classes are LOADED. Two firsts get a deal done, but try and sneak in a starting caliber player or someone to help next year (J.K. Dobbins, Trey Lance, try it straight up for Breece Hall).

Kadarius Toney

The analysis of Kadarius Toney is all over the place. This guy could be the most talented player I have ever seen with the ball in his hands. In Week 5 last year against the Dallas Cowboys, Toney looked like Barry Sanders meets Lynn Swann. He followed up his exceptional first three quarters with a right hook to Demontae Kazee and was ejected.

Toney has been unable to stay on the field, has been unable to make his coaches like him, and is a confusing player. The Kansas City bump has hit Toney hard like it did for Skyy Moore coming into the rookie draft. Some recent trades courtesy of fantasycalc.com include Toney for Gabriel Davis, Toney for a 2024 first, or Toney and some bench pieces for Derrick Henry. If you want to ride the lightning, try to buy him for a third, but if you are sick of him sell for a first or an early second.

Tom Brady/Aaron Rodgers

This goes out to the grandpas out there. Age is just a number. But, age is a big number for dynasty. These quarterbacks’ competitive natures will not allow them to retire, but their performances might force them to. On name value alone, some managers in your league may be willing to send an early second. That is an opportunity that is fading quickly. The Lions had the worst-ranked defense in the league, and Aaron Rodgers looked more like Blaine Gabbert than a back-to-back MVP. Try to salvage some value while that is still an option.