5 Players to Sell Now in Dynasty
By Zach Kurt
Last week I went over five of the players I am looking to buy. This week I am here to tell you about the players I am ready to move on from. In dynasty leagues, selling can be justified for a variety of reasons; age, injury history, signing with a new team, etc. All of those factors are what I am going to use to determine who I am selling this season.
Last offseason, I was someone who praised the name of Hines and bought him wherever possible. I did this because the rapport pass-catching back Austin Ekeler and Phillip Rivers showed in the passing game. In 2019 - when Rivers started to decline - Ekeler had 92 catches for 993 yards. I realized Rivers was a checkdown QB at this point in his career and Colts used Hines in that Ekeler role. Hines had 63 catches, 442 yards, and 4 TDs; all career highs for him. Rivers is gone and Jonathan Taylor is a rising star, so Hines production will take a hit this season. I do not want to hold him as his value depreciates, do you?
This kid surprised us all. The Dolphins last offseason went and got Matt Breida and Jordan Howard and neither of them assumed the starting role. Myles Gaskin put on a show behind a young and somewhat underwhelming O-line. In 10 games, Gaskin went for just under 1000 yards from scrimmage. He was heavily involved in the running and receiving game. However, I do believe the Dolphins go and get a RB because of the plethora of draft capital they continue to be working with (2 1sts, 2 2nd, and an early 3rd). The Dolphins will more than likely go grab a stud RB like Najee Harris or Javonte Williams. This would probably make Gaskin a 3rd down back and if you can off-load him before this happens, you may still be able to find some value in him.
Let me start this by saying I grew up in Iowa and watched Hock dominate for the Hawkeyes, my favorite team. I say this because we all tend to have a bias towards the players we love. I have been on the Hock train ever since he came in, but one thing has derailed me off the tracks: His name is Jared Goff. This man is not friendly toward the tight end position. Rams ran 12 personnel (2 TE) close to 50% of snaps last season and yet Higbee and Everett were nowhere to be found in the fantasy realm of relevance (Higbee TE17 & Everett TE24). Hock is a beast. I just do not think he is going to get the opportunity with Goff taking snaps. In a TE desperate landscape, sell him high on his youth, year to year growth, and 3rd year breakout trend in TEs.
This one kind of goes in tandem with the one above. With Matthew Stafford in the helm, I do not know Kupp will be as involved as he has been. Historically speaking, Stafford has never targeted the slot often. In 2019 Stafford threw to the slot 129 times. If Kupp gets 100% of those targets his target share drops. If Kupp gets 75% of the slot targets we are looking at a dropoff of 40+ targets.. Stafford may adjust because he has never had a guy as talented as Kupp in the slot. However, I would rather sell him to someone who believes the new QB will enhance his production.
Will Fuller V
Will Fuller this season was treated as more than just a big play wide receiver. He was Watson’s #1 target in the Bill O’Brian regime. When Bill was let go, it became 1A and 1B with Brandin Cooks (Cooks: 81-1150-6, Fuller: 53-879-8). Then he was suspended at the end of the season for performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). Fuller has the potential to be a stud in this league, looking at the numbers he put up when he was the one with Bill. With the opportunity of free agency looming he has a chance to go be a the clear cut #1 target on a team. I just do not think he has the durability to finish as a WR1. He has finished a season with playing 12 or more games just once in his career. There are WRs at his price I like better in terms of durability like Tyler Boyd and Diontae Johnson. Go sell Will Fuller before he fills your IR slot once again.
I know a lot of players are sells like Todd Gurley, Rob Gronkowski, and T.Y. Hilton. Those are all pretty easy to figure out because they are on a physical decline. I wanted to supply you with relevant players instead of picking easy targets because of their age. Quite frankly (or Gore in this case), it is really easy to look at an 30+ year old RB and know he is a sell. The advantage I am trying to provide is to sell before the depreciation of value. Send out some offers and put Kupp on the trade block, because dynasty never rests!