8 Players to Buy Low & Sell High
We're right in the middle of Dynasty Season, and a trade is happening every minute it seems. I'm here to give you 8 players I'm looking to Sell High and Buy Low.
Alexander Mattison: RB, Minnesota Vikings
June 1st is behind us, and time is running out. Dalvin Cook’s days seem to be numbered in Minnesota, setting up Alexander Mattison to be the team's RB1 moving forward. Head Coach Kevin O'Connell recently said Mattison's demonstration of "that all-three-down kind of ownership that he's been capable of for a long time." ESPN's Kevin Seifert said "all indications" point to the team using Mattison the same way they have when Cook has been sidelined with injury. In 2022, Dalvin Cook saw 74% of Minnesota's carries. After signing a two-year, $7 million deal with the Vikings in March, Mattison, 24, could be the primary back in a highly-productive Vikings offense this season. Mattison would be a steal and a possible league winner if/when Dalvin Cook is released. I’d certainly send out a rookie 2nd to the Mattison owner in your league, and see if he/she bites.
George Pickens: WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
I’m really surprised at how undervalued George Pickens is in Dynasty. I’ve been able to get him for a 2nd round rookie pick in a lot of leagues. I’ll take him over any wide receiver available in the 2nd. Picken has the potential to be the top receiving option in Pittsburgh’s offense, if he isn’t already. His big play ability and likely increased volume makes him a great candidate for a breakout player. If healthy, he should finish as a top 24 wide receiver this coming season. At age 22, I’ll take that all day.
Miles Sanders: RB, Carolina Panthers
Miles Sanders was recently named Carolina's RB1 by Head Coach Frank Reich. This is good news for Sanders’ owners everywhere. If you don’t own him in your Dynasty League, then you need to look at acquiring him ASAP. He is an excellent candidate to finish as a top 15-20 RB this coming season. If D’Onta Foreman can prove to be a fantasy asset in Carolina’s offense, imagine what Sanders will do.
Najee Harris: RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Another target of mine is Najee Harris. His fantasy owners expected big things from him last season, and he came up short of those expectations. That means there’s a good possibility that Najee owners in your league could be frustrated with him. Keep in mind that he did finish as the RB14 and averaged over 15.00 fantasy points per game. I fully expect him to finish as a mid-to-back-end RB1 this coming season. I’m seeing him traded for a late 1st in rookie drafts. With that being the case, I’d much rather have Najee over the likes of Zach Charbonnet, Zay Flowers, or Kendre Miller in Dynasty Leagues. I’d easily trade Deebo Samuel, Davante Adams, or Derrick Henry, and a 3rd round rookie pick straight up for him. He’s an RB1 that you can get for an RB2 price. Take advantage.
Kenneth Walker III: RB, Seattle Seahawks
The running back situation in Seattle concerns me. I’m not so sure that the Seahawks are very confident in Kenneth Walker III. If they were, why would they spend a 2nd round pick on another running back in Zach Charbonnet? In fact, we have covered this very topic in several shows and articles. Randal Kennedy wrote about this backfield situation recently as well. Check it out here:
I’m shopping Kenneth Walker if I own him. This situation reminds me too much of the Rashaad Penny/Chris Carson headache. Head Coach Pete Carroll is so unpredictable, and that is why I’m trying to get top dollar for Kenneth Walker while I can.
Deebo Samuel: WR, San Francisco 49ers
Deebo Samuel is a player I am definitely selling high while I can. Everyone knows his potential, and that’s what I’m pushing when I shop him. Here’s the reality: He averaged a career-low 48.6 receiving yards per game last season. He doesn’t get heavy target volume either (7.2 targets per game last year), and his average depth of target in 2022 was just 4.4 yards. His value always had been impacted due to his rushing numbers. I just don’t see that having much of an impact moving forward. That has everything to do with Christian McCaffrey and Elijah Mitchell. The rushing volume just isn’t going to be there for Deebo to be the “Deebo” that we’re a custom to. For that reason I’d trade him straight up for a younger wide receiver like DeVonta Smith, Jordan Addison, or Jaxon Smith-Njigba.
Dalvin Cook: RB, Minnesota Vikings
This is a no-brainer. Dalvin Cook’s days in Minnesota are numbered, and he could be released at any time. You’re not going to get top dollar for Dalvin any longer, but time is running out to get anything of value. I’m shopping him for another running back. I recommend packaging him with a 2nd or 3rd round rookie pick to get a player like JK Dobbins, David Montgomery, or Rhamondre Stevenson. If he is released before you can move him, be patient. He is rumored to be on the Dolphin’s wish list. So if/when he signs with another club, his value should spike some. Strike up a deal at that time while he is trending.
Rookie Pick 1.01
If your Rookie Draft is coming up, and you earned the 1.01 the old fashioned way, then you should be shopping the pick. I know that Bijan Robinson has all the hype in the world, however you can get a haul for him right now. Keep in mind that if you earned the 1.01 pick because of record, then you’re probably not a “Bijan Robinson” away from competing for your league’s championship. Our own Darren Smith wrote about this situation recently. It’s a great read. You can check it out here:
So, if you have that 1.01 you should be considering all options to set your team up for years to come.
Bob Miller founded Dynasty Pros in 2018 after spending several years writing and ranking for various websites. With playing fantasy football for over 25 years, he is very experienced in a variety of different formats including Dynasty, Redraft, IDP, Devy, & 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 people win a Fantasy League Championship.