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 Jelani Woods.
Jelani Woods’ Dynasty Outlook and Value
The Colts’ 2022 third-round pick, Woods, absolutely belongs on fantasy rosters.
Fantasy managers know not to expect much from rookie tight ends. Woods saw just a 33% snap share and a 7.7% target share. But man, the ceiling on this guy is sky-high.
Woods is a super-athlete. He ran a 4.61 40-time at 6’7″, 252 pounds. His athletic measurables are off the charts. He just needs to learn how to be an NFL tight end, which takes time.
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I would be very surprised if Woods was unable to secure the Colts’ starting TE job this season. If he does, he’s a prime candidate to see a significant spike in value.
Woods flashed his elite upside in limited rookie action. Despite averaging just 12.8 routes run per game, Woods posted two top-five weekly finishes. He scored 15.3 points in Week 3 and 17.8 points in Week 12. Perhaps most encouraging is the clear increase in usage over the latter part of the 2022 season.
From Weeks 1-9, Woods never reached a 40% snap share in a single game. He played a season-high 64% of the snaps in Week 12. After barely playing in Weeks 13 and 15, Woods saw snap shares of 63%, 60%, and 52%, respectively, over the final three weeks of the season. I’m expecting him to average over a 60% snap share in 2023.
Jelani Woods’ Fantasy Ranking
With natural improvement and him being just 24 years old, Woods could be a weekly fantasy starter as soon as this season.
We have him at TE20 (No. 162 overall) in our dynasty Superflex rankings. He seems a bit undervalued at his low-TE2 price tag. Given where he’s going, if I needed a tight end, I’d take a shot at Woods’ upside in dynasty startup drafts.