After laying the groundwork this offseason with full Dynasty player rankings, I wanted to circle back and provide some tiers for added context to those ranks.
Some really quick methodology here if you are new to how I do tiers.
I make my Dynasty tiers based on a blend of age, fantasy performance, career arc, team situation, and fantasy archetype.
There is some overlap to actual player rankings, but these tiers do not specifically follow the rankings but rather those archetypes.
The purpose of tiers not being a carbon copy of player rankings is to spot a potential arbitrage situation and shop in different buckets based on how you are constructing your team in startups. They are also useful when looking for trade opportunities.
A veteran starter that can accrue points immediately might be worth more based on where a current roster is. Other times, it might make sense to chase more youth and upside for the future.
While these tiers will largely be a condensed view of the subset of tiers themselves, you can read more immediate detailed thoughts on every player in the 2023 wide receiver rankings.
Dynasty Fantasy Football Tiers, 2023:
*Player Age = Age on 9/1/2023
Tier 1 Wide Receivers:
- Ja’Marr Chase (Age: 23.5)
- Justin Jefferson (24.2)
Nothing has changed in a year. We still have a two-man tier at the top of the position with these former college teammates.
No player has ever had more receptions (324) or receiving yards (4,825 yards) than Justin Jefferson has through three seasons in the league.
Ja’Marr Chase has opened his career as the WR5 and the WR4 in per-game scoring.
I have zero pushback if you have Jefferson over Chase. I am breaking a close call in Dynasty based on Chase being attached to Joe Burrow for what looks like the entire apex of his career while the Minnesota quarterback position appears to be fluid after 2023.
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