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 dynasty rules, let’s dive into the latest dynasty value of Greg Dortch.
Greg Dortch’s Dynasty Outlook and Value
For as small as Hollywood Brown is, Dortch might be even smaller at 5’7″, 173 pounds. Dortch is basically a discount Brown. He’s also impossible to figure out.
Dortch was a 2019 UDFA, but a very young one at that. He didn’t play an offensive snap until 2021 but was still just 23 years old at the time. Dortch was never intended to have any sort of meaningful role, but injuries (and DeAndre Hopkins’ suspension) forced the Cardinals’ hand.
Thrust into a starting role to open the 2022 season, Dortch performed better than anyone could have anticipated. He scored 13.3, 15.5, and 17.0 fantasy points in the first three weeks. Then, Rondale Moore returned, and Dortch was not just relegated to the bench, he wasn’t used at all.
Dortch played a small role in Week 4 as Moore worked his way back. Then, in Weeks 5 and 6, Dortch ran four total routes. From Weeks 4-10, he scored a total of 11.7 fantasy points.
The takeaway was clear: Dortch is purely an “in case of emergency, break glass” option. The Cardinals were not interested in making Dortch a key part of the offense unless they absolutely had to.
Then, in Week 11, Dortch popped off for 103 yards on nine receptions after Moore went down on the second play of the game. Surely Dortch had done enough to earn a role this time, right?
Nope. Dortch missed Week 12 but then returned following the Cardinals’ Week 13 bye to play all of 10 total snaps in Weeks 14 and 15. Then, in Week 16, he caught 10 passes for 98 yards. Dortch’s final two games of the season featured him playing more but producing minimally. Make it make sense!
Greg Dortch’s Fantasy Ranking
I’ve seen enough from Dortch to not write him off entirely. At the bare minimum, he’s proven he can be a fantasy WR2 if given volume. Perhaps the new coaching staff will be interested in seeing more of Dortch. Perhaps he rises up the depth chart in a potentially post-Hopkins world.
With all that said, Dortch is nothing more than an end-of-bench stash in dynasty leagues. Especially in deeper leagues, there are plenty of teams with players almost certain to never amount to anything. At least with Dortch, we’ve seen proof of concept. He’s far from a must-roster, but you can do worse with the last player on your bench.
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