Kyler Murray & Other Players to Buy in Dynasty Post-NFL Draft

by Seth Diewold · Dynasty Leagues
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PlayerProfiler is home to award winning dynasty rankings and tools. Our Dynasty Deluxe package includes complete Dynasty Rankings, Rookie Rankings, Trade Analyzer, Draft Planner, Mock Drafts, and more. Check it out. The 2024 NFL Draft has come and gone. Landing spots have been determined, and dynasty values are shifting. For example, Kyler Murray is a buy now that the Cardinals have acquired the best receiver prospect in the Draft, Marvin Harrison, Jr. Seth Diewold identifies some other potential values to buy into in dynasty leagues. 

Bryce Young

2023 wasn’t kind to Bryce Young. To be honest, the fantasy community should have seen this coming. There was no support for the 2023 No. 1 overall pick, and it showed on the field. The Carolina Panthers’ offensive line ranked No. 30 in sacks given up per game. They averaged 3.8 sacks given up per game according to As a result in 2023, Young finished as the QB23 in total fantasy points and the QB29 in fantasy points per game with Adam Thielen as his leading receiver. However, 2024 might be a different story.

The Panthers are doing everything they can to support their No. 1 overall pick. They signed two offensive guards, one of them to a $100-million dollar contract, traded for Diontae Johnson, drafted Jonathon Brooks, Xavier Legette, and Ja’Tavion Sanders. We might not agree with all of the moves, but it’s all good news for Bryce Young who is currently QB20 in Keep Trade Cut’s Dynasty Superflex Rankings.

Terry McLaurin

I understand Terry McClaurin is 28 years old, but he just received a major QB upgrade in Jayden Daniels. Which WR do you think Daniels is going to look to most often? Probably the primary receiving threat in the offense. Also, here’s a list of quarterbacks that McLaurin has played with since he was drafted in 2019: Case Keenum, Dwayne Haskins, Colt McCoy, Alex Smith, Kyle Allen, Taylor Heinicke, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Garrett Gilbert, Carson Wentz, Sam Howell.

Daniels is the most talented of that group, and it may not be close. Currently McClaurin is ranked as the WR38 on KTC, and No. 97 overall player in Keep Trade Cut’s Dynasty Superflex Rankings.

Najee Harris/Jaylen Warren

The Pittsburgh Steelers brought in Arthur Smith as their offensive coordinator and he loves to run the football. Also, the Steelers drafted a whopping three offensive linemen in the NFL Draft, including two with their first and second round selections (Troy Fautanu, Zach Frazier). This should help the Steelers establish the run game with Russell Wilson leading the way at quarterback. Wilson is an upgrade over Kenny Pickett, as well. Harris is currently ranked as the RB24 according to KTC. Jaylen Warren is the RB28 according to KTC.

Kyler Murray

When the Arizona Cardinals drafted Marvin Harrison Jr, Kyler Murray likely had a big smile on his face. This is because the Cardinals added a legitimate alpha wide receiver to a wide receiver room that sorely needed one. The Cardinals also added Trey Benson in round three along with an offensive guard, Isaiah Adams at pick No. 71, and tight end Tip Reiman at pick No. 82. They were also able to add offensive tackle Christian Jones in round five at pick No. 162.

Kyler Murray is a quarterback with top-five overall upside in scoring due to his rushing ability, and he is being drafted at QB11, No. 22 overall, in Keep Trade Cut’s Dynasty Superflex Rankings. Since 2019, when Murray entered the league, he has never finished lower than QB11 in fantasy points per game. Outside of an ACL injury which kept him out of the first half of the 2023 season, Murray has only missed two games.

Jaylen Waddle

The recent acquisition of Odell Beckham might scare some fantasy gamers off of Jaylen Waddle, but not me. Beckham earned just 64 targets last season for the Baltimore Ravens and only played about half the snaps. His volume may be turned up in the Miami offense, but Beckham’s presence shouldn’t cause any concern for Waddle’s usage. If there is a dip in Waddle’s value as a result of this signing, dynasty gamers should buy in at his current value.

It is also rumored that this is Tyreek Hill’s final season in the NFL. If that is the case, it’s only a matter of time before Waddle sees more of a prime role in the Miami offense. However, if Hill were to be injured (god forbid) at any point during the 2024 season, Waddle would be the primary option in a highly potent Dolphins offense. Currently, Waddle is being valued as the WR15 in Keep Trade Cut’s Dynasty Rankings.

Isiah Pacheco

Sure, Isiah Pacheco is ranked as the RB15 according to Keep Trade Cut. And yes, Pacheco did finish as the RB15 in fantasy last season, RB14 in fantasy points per game. This is the perfect ranking then, right? As Donald Trump might say, “Wrong!” The Chiefs did more this season to open up the running game than many other teams.

Firstly, Kansas City signed Marquise Brown, then drafted Xavier Worthy in the first round of the NFL Draft. Then they proceeded to draft three offensive linemen in the NFL Draft. One of those linemen was Kingsley Suamatia from BYU, who some analysts projected to be a round one pick. Also, what might be most important is what teams don’t do. What the Chiefs didn’t do was add a running back either in the NFL Draft or free agency.

T.J. Hockenson

The Minnesota Vikings selected J.J. McCarthy with the 10th overall pick in Round 1. The Vikings also signed Sam Darnold as a bridge quarterback, so they have time to get McCarthy up to speed. The truth of the matter is this: Kirk Cousins played in eight games last season before tearing his Achilles. In those eight games, Hockenson averaged 14.6 fantasy points per game. In Weeks 9-16, with a combination of Joshua Dobbs, Nick Mullens, and Jaren Hall, Hockenson averaged 14.6 fantasy points per game. Sam Darnold and J.J. McCarthy are both upgrades over the trio of Dobbs, Mullens, and Hall, without question.

There is the matter of the ACL injury Hockenson sustained last season. Hockenson had surgery on January 29th. The current timeline for recovery would put him back on the field somewhere toward the end of September or early October. Hockenson is just 26 years old, so he will likely recover just fine. He may be rusty to start, but by the end of October he could be a real difference maker on your Dynasty team. Right now, he is valued as the TE6 according to KTC, and player No. 59 overall in their Dynasty Superflex Rankings.

See the 2024 rookies Seth loves here: 9 Rookies I LOVE in the 2024 NFL Draft – Dynasty Fantasy Football