Dynasty Leagues: 10 players who lost the most value in 2023

  • Several RBs went in the wrong direction
  • Rookie WR already a bust?
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Jan 7, 2024; Inglewood, California, USA;  Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) waves to someone in the stands.
Jan 7, 2024; Inglewood, California, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) waves to someone in the stands. / Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports
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Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers
Dec 23, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (30) runs against the Bills. / Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers

Perhaps no player lost as much value this year as Austin Ekeler, who had a dismal season with the Chargers that began with him requesting a trade.

If you were able to trade him in your league for good value, you likely did well because right now, you are only going to fetch low-ball offers or no offers at all.

Ekeler rushed for over 900 yards in 2021 and 2022 but this season, posted just 628 yards on the ground. He caught 107 passes in 2022 but only 51 this season. Was that a result of Kellen Moore's offensive change or Ekeler's regressing skills? It's hard to say.

Ekeler will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason and will turn 29 years old in May. He will likely be looking for a new team and you may see about getting him to a new team in your league, if you can get anything for him.

Dameon Pierce, RB, Houston Texans

After a big rookie season that saw Dameon Pierce carry the ball 220 times for 939 yards, those numbers were cut in half this season on a team with new head coach DeMeco Ryans. It's hard to argue with the Texans' success, but those with Pierce on the roster will have to consider that he probably won't be a No. 1 running back in this offense.

This year, he carried the ball 145 times for 416 yards and just one touchdown, compared to the four he scored as a rookie. His reception numbers also dropped from 30 in 2022 down to 13 this season.

The Texans favored Devin Singletary, who was signed as a free agent in the offseason. He had 71 more rushing attempts than did Pierce and there is no reason to believe that will change. Pierce will soon turn 24 years old but Singletary is only 26, making this a likely timeshare for some time to come.