4 Players to Sell in Dynasty Leagues (2020 Fantasy Football)
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With the 2020 NFL Draft in the books and the preseason creeping up, now is a good time to look at players to buy low and sell high on in your dynasty leagues. After hitting on some players that I’m looking to buy in my most recent piece, I’ll be touching on some players that I’m looking to sell. Buying players low and selling them high can be crucial for your dynasty teams, and this time of year is as good of a time as any. With dynasty rookie drafts either getting ready to kick off or already done, there are plenty of opportunities to buy and sell players — whether you’ve done your drafts already or not. These are some players that I’d be looking to sell high during this off-season.
As always, check out our expert consensus dynasty rankings for more information.
Kyler Murray (QB – ARI)
Dynasty/Keeper Consensus Ranking: QB3
Murray is the first guy up on my list of players to sell high on right now. It may be a bit difficult to let go of the sophomore signal-caller, as he’s young and talented and just got one of the best wide receivers in the NFL to throw to in DeAndre Hopkins. This Arizona offense is poised to break out, and there is currently as much hype around Murray as just about any other quarterback in fantasy. While I do believe Murray has incredible production ahead of him, his price has risen to a point where it would be crazy not to consider selling.
Personally, I’ve completed four dynasty startup Superflex drafts, and Murray has gone in the first round in every single one. He also went as a top-five pick in one of them as well. Whether you’re a believer or not, I would definitely be fielding offers and seeing just what kind of return you could get out of him. In 1QB leagues, it’s even more obvious to try and sell high on him if possible. With a dynasty/keeper consensus ranking of the third overall quarterback, it’s a good time to consider selling high and capitalizing on his spike in value.
Derrick Henry (RB – TEN)
Dynasty/Keeper Consensus Ranking: RB11
Many dynasty owners won’t like this one, but I’m trying to sell high on Derrick Henry where I can this off-season. Coming off a season as the rushing leader, I expect many people to take Henry in the first round of redraft leagues. If you’re not a team that’s going to make a run in the playoffs, then you definitely should sell high if you can. The Titans invested in Darrynton Evans in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, and he’s a nice pass-catching back who should make a solid complement to Henry. Often times, it can be worth your time to consider selling high on running backs before they sign a new contract. Henry is under contract for the 2020 season, and then he will enter free agency.
Whether you’re a believer in Henry or not, now would be a good time to consider selling high on him. According to the current FantasyPros dynasty/keeper consensus rankings, he’s the 11th-ranked running back. Rookie Jonathan Taylor is currently behind him as the 12th-ranked running back, and I’d much rather own him for the long-haul. Clyde Edwards-Helaire is currently RB10, but there’s plenty of owners that would likely still prefer Henry. The odds that he repeats a season like last year aren’t exactly the best, and if I own Henry, I’d be getting out now while his value is still as high as it is.
Keenan Allen (WR – LAC)
Dynasty/Keeper Consensus Ranking: WR19
The next name up is the 28-year old veteran Keenan Allen. Allen has three straight WR1 seasons under his belt in PPR scoring, but he now finds himself without Philip Rivers. After drafting Justin Herbert with the 6th-overall pick this year, it appears that the Chargers have their quarterback of the future. Whether Tyrod Taylor starts off the season or Herbert gets the start immediately in Week 1, we aren’t sure what will come of this Chargers offense. Allen has seen 136 or more targets in each of his past three seasons with 1,100-plus yards in each of them. It’s tough to sell someone who has been a solid WR1 for three straight seasons, but with the uncertainty surrounding this offense, it’s worth considering selling him high. Mike Williams had a decent season last year with just over 1,000 yards, but he found the end zone just twice. I expect that will change in 2020, not to mention that Hunter Henry will be back and fully healthy starting in Week 1 in 2020 as well.
With the uncertainty surrounding Allen and the likelihood that other pass-catchers get more involved, I’d sell high on Allen if I own him. Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb, Stefon Diggs, Deebo Samuel, and Terry McLaurin all are ranked after Allen, who is currently WR19. I’d gladly take all of these players ahead of Allen on my dynasty roster, making him someone that I’d be looking to sell on before the 2020 season gets here.
Dynasty/Keeper Consensus Ranking: TE2
If you’re looking for the best and most consistent tight end in fantasy football, Travis Kelce is the only answer. In four straight seasons, he’s finished as the TE1 in PPR scoring. He’s had 100-plus targets in five straight seasons, 1,000-plus yards in four straight seasons, and he’s got the best quarterback in the NFL throwing him the ball. With all of that being said, Kelce will be 31 in October, and he’s entering his eighth season in the NFL. On top of that, Kelce has had multiple surgeries over the last few years, including ankle, hernia, and shoulder surgery. I’m not saying Kelce won’t be good for fantasy again in 2020, but he’ll be 31 this year and has undergone multiple surgeries over the years.
As the TE2 overall in dynasty/keeper consensus rankings, there’s a good chance that Kelce’s price is as high as it will ever be. If you’re in TE Premium leagues, you’d be able to get a nice haul for Kelce right now. Even in traditional 1TE leagues, he’s worth shopping around. If you’re playing to win in 2020, I don’t mind holding on to him, but I wouldn’t be afraid to test the waters and see what you might be able to swap him for. Part of playing dynasty football requires finding the balance between young and veteran players and determining when to get out from certain players. Kelce may very well end up being productive again in 2020, but I’d be willing to bet that he doesn’t end up as the TE1 overall in fantasy for five straight seasons. Don’t sell him just for the sake of selling him, but as a seasoned veteran, he’s worth shopping around before the 2020 season kicks off.