Dynasty RB Trade Targets: Top Three Running Backs to Buy Now

by LaQuan Jones "RealDealFantasy"
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With the fantasy football season coming to an end , some of us are still in grind mode with dynasty leagues. Dynasty is an year-round commitment and the grind doesn’t stop just because the playoffs are over. If you’re getting in solved in a dynasty start-up, that first draft is crucial. If its the offseason, finding players to buy is your top priority.

I want to hit on some key running backs who could bring some depth on a dynasty roster. These players have either third or fourth round pick value. They aren’t meant to be stars, but are good stashes and could be good depth pieces.

Raheem Mostert

Raheem Mostert’s time with the 49ers may be coming to an end with his latest injury this season. Mostert is an upcoming free agent and its hard to believe the 49ers will bring him back. Rookie Elijah Mitchell has burst onto the scene. The team also has Trey Sermon and Jeff Wilson Jr.

Mostert won a lot of fantasy championships in 2019. Given his success when he has been healthy, he should have a market in the offseason. He’s at his cheapest now, but his price could go up depending on his landing spot.

He’s forgotten about at the moment and injuries are a legit concern. However, when healthy Mostert was the clear cut best running back on the 49ers. Mostert is extremely cheap in dynasty formats and should only cost a fourth round pick.

He’s an explosive depth piece with home run ability with possibility of a starting job elsewhere. You can never have too many running backs and having depth is key. That was a big learning point this year as a lot of the top running backs went down. Find a cheap option like Mostert and go buy!

Rashaad Penny

After four years, the rise of Rashaad Penny has finally arrived! Penny’s time with the Seahawks has been riddled with injuries to say the lead. However, when he has been on the field, he has had some success. Due to the injuries, Penny was pushed down in the depth chart behind guys like Alex Collins and DeeJay Dallas.

With this emergence of talent, Penny has a chance to be the starter, or at least in a rotational role going forward behind Chris Carson. This makes him the perfect dynasty buy. Carson dealt with a neck injury that put a stop to his 2021 season. There’s no telling what his future workload will be.

In Week 14-17, Penny has been the RB1 in fantasy football, outscoring guys like Jonathan Taylor, Austin Ekeler, and Najee Harris. Penny has showcased his talent, but the question is can he stay healthy?

The window to buy Penny is now and his price could go as high as a second round pick. However, you might be able to grab him for a third if you get the right owner looking to sell while the iron is hit. He’s shown to be efficient in his yard per carry. The talent is there and the job is up for grabs. We can only hope that the Seahawks want to bring him back with his contact expiring.

D’Onta Foreman

Foreman’s comeback story isnt praised enough. Foreman was cut in 2019 by the Houston Texans for bad work habits. He’s not back on an active roster and doing well. Foreman tore his Achilles in 2017 which didn’t help either.  Now we’re in 2022 with Foreman being a dynasty buy.

Foreman can be bought for a third round pick and is making his case to be a NFL starter or at least a handcuff somewhere else. The Titans running back has finished the season with three 100 yard games. Foreman should only be bought with the idea that the Texans bring him back as their RB2 behind Derrick Henry.

However, teams like the Buccaneers, Dolphins and Seahawks with three or more free agent running backs could be in play for Foreman as well and would be ideal landing spots. At the very least, Foreman gives a solid depth piece who’s been able to get his career back on track. He has a bright future and is worth a dart throw.

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