Welcome back to my Week 7 Dynasty Risers! You can think of this article as an additional dynasty trade target resource, but just because they make this list as a dynasty riser doesn’t mean I think you should buy them. Make sure you read on to see how I value each player and hopefully it gives you a reference point in getting a deal done. Let me know what you think by reaching out to me on Twitter after you check this out!
Tom Brady, QB TBB
The ageless wonder is slinging it this year. This dynasty riser is currently the overall QB6 on the season and his front office just added Antonio Brown to his receiving core. Let’s do a headcount of weapons Brady currently has:
WR – Brown, Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, Scotty Miller, Tyler Johnson
TE – Rob Gronkowski, Cameron Brate
RB – Leonard Fournette, Ronald Jones, Ke’Shawn Vaughn
No one in the league has this many weapons! The Cowboys came close before Dak got hurt but this is insane. Sam Darnold, Carson Wentz, and DeShaun Watson have to be complaining to their GM’s daily about Brady’s skill players and you can’t blame them. Brady consistently claims to want to play until he is 45 and with these weapons I might actually believe it. On a side note, given their current states, Belicheck vs Brady seems to be leaning towards Brady.
SF Buy Price – Early 2nd
SF Sell Price – Any 1st
Mike Davis, RB CAR
I’m not saying that Christian McCaffrey is a system running back but Mike Davis has done his best to make it a topical argument. Since taking over for McCaffrey week 2, the unwanted dynasty riser has been the overall RB7 on the season. He is a sell for me though as CMac will be back soon and he doesn’t play well with others. That means you need to hope the former Stanford record breaker sits out at least one more week to extend your window of sale. If that window closes, I’d try to sell him to a McCaffrey owner or hold him until Davis gets another shot to start. Likely, it won’t be until he signs with a new team as a free agent or until McCaffrey gets hurt again. He doesn’t lose al value as he still holds a three down skill set and might continue to be involved with the team. In fact, Matt Rhule has said that even when McCaffrey returns, Davis will still have a role in the offense. I’m not sure that role will be fantasy relevant but it’s a good sign that they like what they have in Davis and he might turn into one of the league’s best handcuffs.
Buy Price – Any 3rd
Sell Price – Any 2nd
Chase Edmonds, RB ARI
I was actually calling for Chase Edmonds to be the main guy in Arizona before Drake’s injury. He has been outperforming Drake on a weekly basis and it really isn’t close. This dynasty riser is better in the passing game than Drake and has a 6.1 yards per carry compared to just 4.1 for the Kenyan. In 2019, before the Cardinals traded for Drake, Edmonds got 1 start in place of the injured David Johnson and went off for 27 carries, 126 yards and three touchdowns. Then he got hurt and in came Drake. We never got to see the encore for that performance because of how well Drake played down the stretch. Until now. It is finally Chase SZN and I hope you already have your share of this playmaker. He is legit.
Buy Price – Mid 2nd
Sell Price – Early 2nd (Target the Drake owners)
Antonio Brown, WR TBB
It’s hard not to call this clown a dynasty riser when he was waiver fodder less than a week ago. The new Buccaneer is arguably the most talented WR of the last decade but also the most polarizing. In one game with Brady in 2019, Brown had four receptions, 56 yards, and a touchdown. We all know what happened after that. Over a year later the guy has finally received another chance on a team full of weapons and a QB that had a lot to do with this come back. With Evans and Godwin nicked up Brown might be thrust into immediate action in his first few games. When the roster is fully healthy, the only player in this offense I would start confidently is Brady. If you got this clown off waivers then congratulations, you might have a sell window to get something for nothing coming up. I wouldn’t suggest trying to acquire him though, even if he has a couple big games. He is a head case no one should have to deal with.
Buy Price – Nothing
Sell Price – Anything
Denzel Mims, WR NYJ
Mims had an immediate impact in his NFL debut leading his team in targets, receptions, and yards. Unfortunately, it all happened in the first quarter and then he got Gase’d. Realizing that his team had a chance to win, Gase through up the tank signal and from then on, Sam Darnold had zero time to throw and Mims didn’t catch a single pass in the second half. Still, it was great to see Mims get thrust into the lineup even though it’s not a surprise given the talent on that team. The Senior Bowl standout is a big-bodied, outside receiver that caught a lot of attention after an explosive combine. I was one of the big believers in his talent and think he will be a good fantasy asset for the rest of the season as long as the Jets are losing by quite a bit. He will be a garbage time hero. Get a share before he gains too much value.
Buy Price – Early 2nd
Sell Price – Any 1st (I’d hold though)
Related: 2020 Dynasty Superflex Rankings
TJ Hockenson, TE DET
I had this dynasty riser in my week 1 article along with Noah Fant but I thought he deserved his own spotlight this week after his game winning touchdown last week. He is currently the overall TE7 on the season and he also leads the Lions in both targets and touchdowns. If you are the lucky owner of a Kittle or Kelce share I really think you should divest and try to get Hockenson plus in a trade. Maybe not mid-season – especially if you’re a contender – but as soon as the ink is dry from writing the check to your 2020 league champion, trade them away and Hock should be your main target. I’d be trying to get Hock and a 1st, Hock and Mims, Hock and Reagor, etc etc etc. As good as those two guys are, Hockenson has a chance to reach their tier, and getting him on the way up is always the way to go.
Buy Price – Mid 1st
Sell Price – Early 1st