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Dynasty Risers Week 5

justin herbert week 5 dynasty risers

Welcome back to my article for Dynasty Risers Week 5! You can think of this article as an additional dynasty trade target resource, or players you should be buying on their way up or selling on their way down. Let me know what you think by reaching out to me on Twitter after you check this out! Without further ado, let’s check out our first dynasty riser.



Justin Herbert, QB LAC

In the offseason, the Chargers parted ways with Philip Rivers, who brought his brood to Indianapolis. The team then signed Tyrod Taylor to a 2-year, $11 million dollar deal which included a $5 million dollar-signing bonus. Well, Tyrod lasted one game before the team doctor “accidentally” punctured his lung trying to administer him a pain shot. Head coach Anthony Lynn has now pronounced Herbert as the every week starter for the Chargers. On DLF, Herbert is currently QB18. Herbert has passed for at least 260 yards in each game he has played and holds a respectable 3:1 TD/INT ratio. This includes 7 TD’s in the last 2 games. The Chargers have some juicy matchups over the next month and Herbert should slowly rise through the rankings. He has some great intangibles and can use his legs just as much as his arm. This one looks like a real dynasty riser.

SF Buy Price – 2 1sts
SF Sell Price – 3 1sts


Running Back

Miles Sanders, RB PHI

If you look at the Eagles, they are a mess. Almost all of their WR’s are hurt or inexperienced. The O-Line is in shambles, again! TE’s are either hurt or washed up. Sorry Ertz owners but it’s true. Finally, their franchise QB is starting to look less franchise and more “Sanchise”. This makes it pretty easy for their 2nd year running back to be a focal point and he has risen to the occasion. Sanders has eclipsed 80 yards in three-fourths of his games and has yet to see less than 11 carries. So much for that committee everyone was talking about (guilty). Currently the RB12, Sanders has looked electric when he gets the ball as you can see on his 74 yard score. Expect Sanders to ride this dumpster fire of an offense into a top-12 finish.

Buy Price – 2 1sts

Sell Price – 3 1sts

Chris Carson, RB SEA

Left for dynasty dead this offseason despite the team refusing to sign or draft a noted running back to compete with, Carson is again proving he is worth much more during the season than the offseason. The current overall RB6 couldn’t even fetch a top-16 rookie pick in many of my leagues. It’s safe to say the Seahawks love his style of running and I fully expect them to sign him to an extension this offseason. If you need running back and want a cheap top-5 scorer, this is the guy you should target. He is dirt cheap for a 25-year-old running back that is on pace for RB1 finishes in three of his first four seasons. If Carson gets an extension this offseason, I fully expect him to remain a dynasty riser going into next season.

Buy Price – Late 1st
Sell Price – Mid 1st


Wide Receiver

Tee Higgins, WR CIN

Higgins got off to a slow start which has kept his value relatively low, but it was to be expected as he adjusted to the pro game along with his rookie QB Joe Burrow. With his production has been steadily increasing week after week, your buy window is closing awfully fast. He was blanked in Week 1 but, since then, has shown an increase in production going for 16 catches, 214 yards, and 2 TD’s the past three weeks. As of now, it looks like Cowboys’ WR CeeDee Lamb is the early rookie WR1 and likely dynasty riser of the year, but after that it could be a battle who’s next. Higgins, Jefferson, Jeudy and now Claypool are all in the running.

Buy Price – Mid 1st
Sell Price – 2 1sts


Robby Anderson, WR CAR

Though it isn’t surprising that a Joe Brady led offense can support a WR1, it is surprising that it’s THIS WR1 and not the other high profile dynasty darling he lines up with. Anderson had flashes of success with the Jets but wasn’t expected to do much when he signed with the Panthers. He leads them in targets (47), receptions (36), and yards (489). That makes him the overall WR6 for the season and on pace for a 115/1564/4 season. I’m not sure he continues to best his teammate DJ Moore but it is probably worth getting a share of him in at least one league.

Buy Price – Early 2nd
Sell Price – Late 1st


Tight End

Jimmy Graham, TE CHI

The old man still has it! Graham is another in a long line of “left for dead” dynasty players that are making comebacks. Currently sitting as the TE7 on the season, Graham has looked great in the red zone for the Bears. He has four touchdowns through five games and some highlight catches to compliment. Graham isn’t the high volume stud he used to be, but if you got him off waivers or as an add-in to a trade, you have to be happy. I’m not confident he doesn’t end up on the faller list at some point but for now, he is a dynasty riser.

Buy Price – Early 4th
Sell Price – Any 3rd


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