5 Players to Sell in Dynasty
by Bob Miller
It’s officially the Fantasy Football offseason, but for those of us that play Dynasty leagues, now is the time to start making deals to upgrade our teams. Today I’m going to give you five players I recommend selling at their highest value.
20 touchdowns. I repeat, 20 touchdowns. That’s how many Austin Ekeler had last season. History shows that there’s little chance of repeating those numbers. Now I truly believe that Ekeler will be a solid RB1 next season, but putting up another 20 TDs is unlikely. This is a player I have no problem holding, but if you use him in a deal to acquire a player like Jonathan Taylor or Najee Harris, I’m all for it. Don’t sell him unless you can sell high.
The new “Joe Cool” is getting all the hype, and you should be looking to take advantage. Last offseason I told you to buy him, now it’s time you look to cash out. I’m not really shopping him in superflex, but I’m actively looking to deal him in 1 QB leagues. Now most of us know that QBs don’t have nearly as much value in those 1 QB leagues, but there’s always guys that will disagree. Find those guys and make a deal. If you can get a solid RB2, WR2, or TE for Burrow then make it happen. There’s always those later round QBs you can get that seem to overperform. I’m not telling you that you have to move Burrow, but you should always be looking to make a profit.
If Gabriel Davis isn’t a sell high, I don’t know what is. Just remember, he caught eight passes for 201 yards and four touchdowns in Buffalo’s divisional round loss to Kansas City. That’s what a lot of fantasy owners see when they think of Davis. Take advantage of that. Davis is only 22 years old, which will help his value in Dynasty, but keep in mind he only finished as the WR53 last year. Everyone knows that Stefon Diggs is the Alfa in that Buffalo offense, and Gabe Davis only had one more target in 2021 than he did during his rookie year. If you want to hold him, I can’t blame you. But now is the best time to sell him.
My last two players are WRs with huge question marks at QB going into the 2022 season. I’ll start with Diontae Johnson. He was the favorite target of Ben Roethlisbergher, but now we have know idea who will be the starting QB for Pittsburgh moving forward. The Athletic's Mark Kaboly believes "all signs point" to Mason Rudolph as the Steelers' starting QB in 2022. If that proves to be true then Diontae Johnson’s production will take a serious hit, and I want nothing to do with that. So if there’s ever a time to sell Johnson, this is it. I’m not sure what you can get for him, but I’m targeting players like Jalen Waddle, CeeDee Lamb, Amon-Ra St. Brown, and DeVonta Smith in return.
Last on my list is Devante Adams. This guy is an absolute monster on the field, but just like Diontae Johnson, there’s way too much uncertainty at QB. He is a player you can hold, but it’s risky. There are so many potential obstacles that could turn his situation into an absolute nightmare. First, there are reports that he is seeking $30 million per season. That is definitely not happening for a 29 year old WR who’s best days are behind him. If that’s the case then Green Bay may slap him with the franchise tag, which could lead to a potential holdout. What if that holdout lasted into the season? It could very well happen the way the Packers handle their business. No sir, I want no part of that. Then there’s the scenario that he’s catching passes from Jordan Love next year. If that’s the case, then I want nothing to do with that either. Folks, this is your last and best opportunity to sell high.
Bob Miller founded Dynasty Pros in 2019 after spending several years writing and ranking for various websites. Bob has been playing fantasy football for over 25 years. He is very experienced in a variety of different formats including Dynasty, Redraft, IDP, & Best Ball. Bob is especially passionate about IDP, as he has developed the Dynasty Pros IDP Scoring System that is used by thousands of IDP Leagues today. His sole mission is to help everyone win their Fantasy League’s Championship.