Recommended Dynasty Trade Proposals for July: Tight Ends (2020 Fantasy Football)
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.
If you’re looking to acquire a new tight end in dynasty, here are some potential offers to consider.
I featured Kelce in this column last month, and I’m going to do so again. Why? He’s finished as the TE1 each season since 2016. There are no sure things in fantasy football, but Kelce routinely gives his owners a positional advantage.
That said, Kelce may not offer his owners value for much longer. He turns 31 this season, and Mike Tagliere’s research shows that tight ends tend to drop off after age 30. Kelce is too talented to fade into irrelevance after that point, but his days as a locked-in TE1 are numbered.
It only makes sense to buy Kelce if your championship window is one-to-two years. As long as you think you can pull that off, ship off a young, high-value asset like Stefon Diggs along with a replacement-level tight end. It’s not guaranteed to work, but hey — shoot your shot!
I’m a Ravens fan, but I’m not sold on Andrews as a top-four tight end quite yet. Andrews supporters tout his low snap count and Hayden Hurst’s departure as reasons to expect he’ll get more work, but I’m not convinced. Andrews already led the Ravens in targets, and the snaps that Nick Boyle and Hurst played instead of him likely involved run-blocking. That’s not Andrews’ strong suit, and it won’t score you any fantasy points.
That said, if you’re comfortable paying for his 2019 numbers (and you’ll stomach some touchdown regression — he can’t keep scoring once every 6.4 touches), he’s a good option. And at 23 years old, he’ll be around for a while, too.
If Andrews’ owner is in a total rebuild, you might be able to get him for a pair of high-value rookies. Dobbins is the future of Baltimore’s backfield, and with the direction that Greg Roman’s offense is going, that’s a more valuable asset to control than the team’s tight end. And as long as the Bears don’t waste him, Kmet should emerge as at least a viable streamer by next season.
If you’re going to make one trade in this article, this is it. Goedert has a legitimate shot at becoming Carson Wentz’ top tight end soon. Ertz’ contract status is up in the air — he’s signed through 2021, and the Eagles have an out following this season. If Ertz wants more money, why wouldn’t the Eagles just start his successor?
Goedert finished as a top-12 tight end last season despite playing with Ertz. We’ve seen Eagles tight ends do this before (remember Trey Burton, anyone?), and it usually ends with one of them on another roster. I’d buy your Goedert shares now before it’s too late.
The Eagle probably isn’t anyone’s TE1. As a result, a straight-up offer at another position should be workable — just read the Goedert owner’s needs. Hunt has a lot of upside if he can secure a starting job somewhere outside of Cleveland, and Cooks could break out as the Texans’ new WR1. That said, neither of these scenarios are guaranteed, and you might be better off with a positional advantage at tight end.
The Cowboys signed Jarwin to a four-year, $22 million deal this offseason. That’s a lot of confidence in a player with just 58 career receptions. But since Dem Boyz have faith in Jarwin, he seems like a good buy-low candidate. That said, his success will depend on Mike McCarthy using a tight end effectively, which isn’t guaranteed.
Fortunately, the risk is built into Jarwin’s price. You can probably snag the 26-year-old for a stable veteran presence like Breida or an upside rookie like Shenault. If the Jarwin owner is competing for wins now, focus on selling them proven players; if his owner is rebuilding, sell them rookies while they’re still fresh.
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