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7 Dynasty Buy & Sell Candidates (2020 Fantasy Football)

Feb 12, 2020

There’s plenty of uncertainty surrounding Keenan Allen’s future

Buying low and selling high is one of the main ways fantasy owners in dynasty leagues can maximize their roster’s value. Knowing when your guys have reached their peak value is half the battle, but identifying which players have a strong chance at improving their value in the future is just as crucial. Figuring that out can be a challenging endeavor, so our featured pundits have gone ahead and suggested seven players you should buy or sell in dynasty leagues. Remember, just because someone is suggested as a sell, it doesn’t mean that they can’t or won’t be a solid fantasy asset. It simply means that player’s value has likely reached its peak.

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Q1. Which player are you selling now in dynasty leagues and why? Also, what kind of return are you looking for?

Keenan Allen (WR – LAC) 
“Beginning in 2017, Allen finally proved that he could stay healthy and get out of my dog house. Since then he’s amassed three seasons averaging over 100 receptions and over 1,200 yards. However, he hasn’t been able to score more than six touchdowns, is about to turn 28, and is losing Philip Rivers at quarterback. He’s still a fine PPR receiver, but this is the year I’m looking to secure a top-four or five rookie draft selection to replace him with the youth and upside of Jerry Jeudy or CeeDee Lamb.”
– Jeff Haverlack (Dynasty League Football)

“While this may be a difficult move to make now that the Chargers have officially moved on from Philip Rivers, Keenan Allen faces a lot of uncertainty ahead of him when it comes to dynasty, primarily centering around the question, ‘Who will be the Chargers’ quarterback in 2020?’ It’s highly unlikely that any quarterback is going to be a huge upgrade over what he’s had for the past few seasons, but his name still carries a ton of weight in dynasty circles. If I can move Allen for a high/mid-first round rookie pick in 2020, I’m willing to sell and let someone else deal with the wide range of outcomes.”
– Kyle Yates (FantasyPros)

Derrick Henry (RB – TEN) 
“Knowing that Henry is currently a first-round pick in startup dynasty drafts, it’s time to cash in on that value. I’ve heard that some owners were able to turn him into Odell Beckham, who was in the discussion for No. 1 overall just one year ago. Don’t let the recent sample size confuse you. Henry is a solid football player, but he’s replaceable in an offense. If he wants Ezekiel Elliott money, he may be playing elsewhere in 2020. He doesn’t do much work in the passing game, which presents a low floor, and he had zero games over 100 rushing yards through nine games in 2019. Someone turned it on right at the time he was going to be a free agent. This is a prime sell-high situation.”
– Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros)

Christian McCaffrey (RB – CAR) 
“This is going to sound ridiculous but stay with me. I’m selling McCaffrey in dynasty leagues while I can still get an absolute boatload. I’m talking a top-five rookie pick, a top-10 running back (maybe Josh Jacobs) and an exciting young wide receiver, like Terry McLaurin. Someone in your league will spend out of their minds and as Todd Gurley, David Johnson, Odell Beckham, or Dez Bryant can tell you, being the No. 1 dynasty asset doesn’t always last all that long. Don’t forget how quickly the dynasty world moves and sell from the top while you can get a mountain of a return.”
– Bobby Sylvester (FantasyPros)

Q2. Which player are you buying now in dynasty leagues and why? Also, what are you willing to give up to get him?

Odell Beckham (WR – CLE) 
“With how far Beckham has fallen the past year, it’s your chance to jump on a once-in-a-lifetime player at discounted prices. I’ve heard of some able to acquire him for an early first-round rookie pick in 2020, which I’d jump on with zero hesitation. The series “Boom, Bust, and Everything in Between” that I do every year highlights that he was the best fantasy wide receiver in NFL history on a per-game basis. How? He posted WR2 or better numbers in 74.5 percent of his games, while the closest player to him (Julio Jones) was at 63.8 percent. Don’t let one bad year scare you off one of the best to ever play.”
– Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros)

Preston Williams (WR – MIA) 
DeVante Parker absolutely blew up in the second half, finishing as the No. 2 fantasy receiver over the final eight weeks, but did you know he was outscored by his extremely talented rookie teammate, Preston Williams, in the first eight weeks before Williams was injured? Xavien Howard told us in the preseason that this kid was absolutely an alpha dog No. 1 wide receiver and we should have listened because he sure did look like one in the making even while Josh Rosen was the quarterback. With Parker’s second-half explosion and Williams’ injury, many are forgetting that Williams might actually be the No. 1 from the moment he returns in 2020. I’d give up a mid-to-late second-round rookie pick in a heartbeat to acquire him, but it may only take a third.”
– Bobby Sylvester (FantasyPros)

Darrell Henderson (RB – LAR) 
“I love a good sale and there are many candidates for a good buy low as we near free agency for 2020. It could be Robby Anderson or Jordan Howard now before their teams change, but my sights are set on L.A. Rams sophomore, Darrell Henderson. His value soared pre-draft in 2019 on concerns surrounding Todd Gurley’s knees, then crashed when he wasn’t productive in spot duty. He’s now resting with an ADP of 111. Still only 22 and a near clone of productive ex-NFL (and Memphis) runner DeAngelo Williams, rumors of the Rams perhaps moving on from Gurley help make for a compelling acquisition of Henderson as a low-cost, high-upside target. I’m targeting a late-second or early-third round rookie selection in return for the upside Henderson offers longer term.”
– Jeff Haverlack (Dynasty League Football)

Jordan Howard (RB – PHI) 
“Howard’s dynasty stock has been all over the place since being traded from Chicago, but he’s now about to hit the free-agent market. While he’s not going to fit every scheme, he’s still a great running back and is only 25 years old. If you can find a player in your league who overhypes rookie picks, try to see if you can acquire Howard for a 2020 third-rounder. It’ll pay off in a huge way if we see Howard sign with the Buffalo Bills or Pittsburgh Steelers … or could we see him sign with the Houston Texans?”
– Kyle Yates (FantasyPros)

Thank you to the experts for giving their dynasty buy and sell candidates. For more great fantasy advice, please be sure to follow them on Twitter.

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