Recommended Dynasty Trade Proposals: Tight Ends (2020 Fantasy Football)
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Each month, the wonderful Mike Tagliere posts an updated dynasty trade value chart. It’s an excellent resource for both dynasty players and commissioners, as you can use it to gauge trade balance successfully. It’s often difficult to discuss a trade when you and other members of your league see a player very differently, so Tags’ chart functions as a helpful third party. It’s a great tool to use alongside our trade analyzer,
If you’re looking to acquire a new wide receiver in dynasty, here are some potential offers to consider.
If an owner is willing to party with Travis Kelce, they must be in rebuild mode. The Chiefs’ 30-year-old star tight end will turn 31 this season, and tight ends tend to peak at age 30. While there are some exceptions, and I expect Kelce to be one of them, his days are numbered in the NFL.
As a result, you can probably get him in exchange for a young asset and a replacement tight end. Devin Singletary fits the bill as half of Buffalo’s one-two punch at running back, and he should post solid RB2 numbers again in 2020 and beyond. Since Singletary didn’t need the goal-line carries that Frank Gore got to return fantasy value, you should be able to sell the Kelce owner on adding him here.
That said, you’ll need to sweeten the deal with a replacement at tight end. The Kelce owner probably hasn’t needed to think about starting someone else at the position in a while, so they may want a respectable fill-in like Ebron or Doyle. If they demand someone younger, Adam Trautman or Dawson Knox could be solid alternatives.
Waller, Landry, and Woods are all high-volume PPR gods. The only difference between them is positional eligibility — and that Woods (28) is a few months older than Landry (27) and Waller (27). If you find yourself with one too many receivers and in need of a tight end, see if the Waller owner needs receiving help. You should be able to work out an exchange for one of these two players.
Landry is consistently undervalued. Even though he’s finished as the WR12, WR18, WR5, WR13, and WR9 since his sophomore season, fantasy owners are often reluctant to pull the trigger on him. As long as you’re in PPR or half-PPR, he’s a safe bet to fill a void at WR2 or flex.
Likewise, Robert Woods doesn’t get the respect he deserves. He led the Rams in targets in both 2018 and 2019, and Brandin Cooks’ departure makes me all the more confident that he’ll do so again. The Rams may rely on Jared Goff a bit more now that Toddy Gurley is gone, too, so Woods should be a safe bet at WR2.
Both of these guys are a season away from the “bust” label. In Tampa Bay, Howard’s promising sophomore season turned into a disappointing junior year, and Guice couldn’t stay healthy again in 2019.
If you’re done and want to move on from either of these players, try swapping them. There’s cause for optimism for both of them in 2020 — Howard gets Brady and Guice gets a much better head coach.
The other thing to consider is that both of these guys are still very young. Guice turned 23 a few days ago, and Howard will turn 26 during the upcoming season. Even if neither of them stays with their current teams for much longer, a change of scenery could prove rejuvenating. Just look at what Eric Ebron did in his first year with the Colts!
Did you know that Ebron is only 27 years old? Yes, he entered the league in 2014, but he came in quite young, so it’s no surprise that he took some time to develop.
In 2018, Ebron posted 66 receptions, 750 yards, and 13 touchdowns. That touchdown rate proved unsustainable in 2019, but he also had to work with Jacoby Brissett, so I’m not putting it all on him. He’ll get to work with Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh this season, and he just needs to beat out Vance McDonald to secure full-time work. He should be able to do that.
You can probably get Ebron in exchange for running back or wide receiver depth. Depending on the Ebron owner’s needs, Damien Williams or Alshon Jeffery could make good offers. While both veterans are slated for reduced work in 2020, they have the track records to give them flex value.