As we inch toward the new season, the ever-changing NFL landscape has player fantasy values constantly on the move. Whether you’re used to the dynasty platform or are still learning the rules, let’s dive into the latest dynasty fantasy football value of Alec Pierce.
Alec Pierce’s Dynasty Outlook and Value
Understanding their WR room needed some explosiveness, the Colts spent a second-round pick on Pierce in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Pierce is supposed to be everything Michael Pittman Jr. is not. He may not be the cleanest route runner, but the kid can get downfield. He’s got 4.41 speed and elite burst.
Indianapolis didn’t maximize Pierce’s abilities, but they tried a little more with him than with anyone else. Pierce’s 11.4 aDOT was outside the top 40 but was still much better than Pittman’s. Pierce also saw 14 deep-ball targets, which is pretty good, considering he only saw 77 targets on the season.
It’s easy to look at Pierce’s seven points-per-game average and dismiss his rookie season as poor. Yet, Pierce was in one of the worst offensive environments imaginable with bottom-of-the-barrel QB play. Nevertheless, Pierce still managed to reach 593 receiving yards, surpassing the 500-yard threshold we look for in rookie wide receivers.
Pierce was never a consistently reliable fantasy producer, but he popped up on waiver wire articles multiple times. He had a nice stretch of WR3 or better games from Weeks 4-6. Then, he made another appearance in Week 13 with a WR2 finish. For a second-round rookie who opened as his team’s WR3 on a bad offense, that’s very encouraging.
Alec Pierce’s Fantasy Ranking
I don’t know if we’ll ever see Pierce as this desirable fantasy asset. His ceiling is likely as a fantasy WR2 if everything breaks right. But he’s also just 23 years old. There’s plenty of time for the Colts to work out their QB situation.
Pierce should be able to win Indianapolis’ WR2 job outright this season. And who knows, maybe he ends up being the team’s WR1 if Pittman walks in 2024.
Pierce is a player who I wouldn’t be going out of my way to acquire, but I’d be interested in holding tight if I had him. He currently sits at WR53 (No. 143 overall) in our dynasty Superflex rankings. That kind of feels like his floor. As a result, I’d be willing to take a shot at the right price in dynasty startup drafts.
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