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Dynasty Wide Receiver Tier 2 Breakdown And Analysis

We know a ton about the tier 1 of dynasty wide receivers. Justin Jefferson, CeeDee Lamb, Amon Ra St. Brown, and Ja'Maar Chase. Those guys are the untouchables. It takes a LOT of effort to obtain these guys in a dynasty league.

 I decided I’d focus some attention on some elite, more obtainable talent. Each of these guys I’m going to list below have the potential to jump into tier 1 during the next season.

 I have not listed any of these players in order but provide some insight on their future from my perspective.

Let’s start with the new hotness!

Marvin Harrison Jr. 

Maserati Marv as they call him is at the top of the tier in my opinion. MHJ struck fear into the hearts of college football fans, including myself as a Michigan fan (which is why I avoided any pictures of him in scarlet and gray). Now going into the NFL, he will strike fear into the hearts of his NFC West rivals. He will, because he’s tied to one of the best dual threats in the league. Kyler Murray and MHJ are a match made in heaven, and fantasy owners are soon to find out.

If we take a step back in time, Marv came into a loaded receiver room of Garrett Wilson, Olave, and JSN at Ohio State University his freshman year. He expanded his role after Wilson and Olave left for the NFL. Over his sophomore and junior year at OSU, he averaged over 1200+receiving yds and 14TDs per season. This is considering poor QB play a year after Stroud left with Kyle McCord. He balls, folks.

Now he enters an offense with Kyler and Trey McBride where he could be the WR1. Like I said...match made in heaven!

Watch for MHJ to elevate to tier 1 as we see him get some NFL experience. You can safely take him as your WR5. Him or Puka, which I’ll elaborate on later.

Garrett Wilson

Speaking of Ohio State WRs, let’s have a discussion on a receiver with untapped potential. Garrett Wilson IS elite. He has all the tools physically and mentally to be a strong WR1 in this league, and potentially THE WR1.

Where is he being failed? Poor QB play again with the stink of Zach Wilson and Mike White (to be honest, White was better for Wilson). Aaron Rodgers was so close to proving to us all why he
would have made Wilson an All Pro WR but tore his Achilles tendon within the first drive of the 2023 season. Now we have a repaired Rodgers, yet older, and the Jets throwing pieces to make a Super Bowl run. I’m a Wilson truther, but even I know that there is something murky if this doesn’t work out.

I could wish that Wilson would be the WR5 in dynasty, but I’m putting him below MHJ and Puka given their situations are safer and the path is clearer. He’s safely the WR7 in dynasty.

AJ Brown

AJB is the oldest of the tier and there is cause for concern as he reaches the age of 30 in a few years. At age 27, Arthur Juan Brown, is an elite receiver in this league.

He always had a less-than-great situation in Tennessee with a run first offense. While Philly is also run-heavy, they made Brown the focal point of their receiving game in 2022. Brown had an efficient year that season as he caught 88 balls with 1,496 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. That efficiency was short lived as the Philly offense struggled in 2023. Brown still had 1400+yards receiving but did so on 106 receptions and netting 7 receiving touchdowns.

In comes Kellen Moore. We’ve seen successful offenses from Moore in Dallas. I would discount his time in LA, as the stink of Brandon Staley clouded over the team. I think we see a more efficient AJB like we saw in 2022. Personally, hold him for a successful 2024 season and sell next offseason for a young WR plus picks. Always stay liquid, my friends.

Puka Nacua

Now it’s time that we had a conversation about last season’s fantasy unicorn. We already know the things about Puka. He was a 5th round draft choice last season from BYU. He was a late3rd/early 4th round draft pick in rookie drafts last season.

Right from the start of the 2023 season against the Seahawks and 49ers, Puka demanded targets at 15 and 20 respectively. He amassed 266 yards in those games and shocked the fantasy world. From various experts across dynasty media outlets, Puka made us all wonder where we got it wrong with rookie valuation. Now we’re just trying to find the next “Puka Nacua.”

Hot take, if you will: Puka is a better dynasty asset than Marvin Harrison Jr. We just don’t know is the reality. What we do know is that Puka has already done it at the professional level. 1,486 receiving yards on 105 receptions. Enough to break Ja’Marr Chase’s single season record in receiving yards. He is elite and he’ll stay elite, in my opinion. So, if you’re staring down MHJ and Nacua in a start up, I wouldn’t blink an eye to take either. I personally go for the player who has done it.

While you may not be able to get a Chase or St. Brown as easily via trade, a player like Garrett Wilson or Puka Nacua is great to buy now! They could potentially reach the tier 1 realm and bean untouchable. Beat the rush and get your guy!

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