As we reflect on the 2023 fantasy football season, we think about what went well and what didn't. Congratulations to those fantasy managers who were able to earn a league title. That is an even bigger reward in dynasty leagues.
Dynasty leagues carry with them the ultimate weight for fantasy players as their teams carry over into the next season. If you had a non-playoff team that lost a good majority of its games, you are now trying to figure out the best route to take to be more competitive next year.
If you were one of those teams, it could also be because you had some of these players on your roster. Players who lose value in dynasty leagues are tough to have. Do you bait on them now and get what you can or do you hold and hope for a bounce-back next year?
Managers all over will be weighing those options on these players this offseason. Here are the 10 players who lost the most value in dynasty leagues this season.
J.K. Dobbins, RB, Baltimore Ravens
Once considered one of the best young running backs in the league, that is no longer the case for the Ravens' J.K. Dobbins. The former second-round pick had a solid rookie season in 2020 but in the last three seasons combined, injuries have limited him to a total of eight games.
In Week 1 of this season, he tore his ACL (which he also did in 2021) and was shut down for the season. A knee injury kept him out of 10 games last season as well.
Dobbins just turned 25 years old so youth is still on his side. But that injury history is going to scare away a good majority of potential trade partners in your league and if you do trade him, someone will likely get you to severely undersell.
That will likely force most managers to hold onto him and hope for the best. However, there is a lot to overcome.
Miles Sanders, RB, Carolina Panthers
Miles Sanders signed with the Panthers as a free agent and had a miserable season, as did the entire team.
Sanders had what was easily the worst season of his career, rushing for just 432 yards and one touchdown while averaging only 3.3 yards per carry. That forced the Panthers to give the starting job to Chuba Hubbard, who was much more effective.
Sanders signed a four-year deal with the Panthers so there won't be a lot of optimism about him bouncing back next year and you'll get next to nothing for him in a trade right now.