Recommended Dynasty Trade Proposals for July: Wide Receivers (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 wide receiver in dynasty, here are some potential offers to consider.
Cooper entered the league as a first-round pick in 2015. Since then, he’s finished as the WR10, WR19, WR36, WR14, and WR21. He’s finished no worse than a high-end WR2 in his time with the Cowboys, and even with CeeDee Lamb around, I expect him to maintain that high level of performance.
Despite entering the NFL three years apart, Cooper is just a year and a half older than Nick Chubb. He also plays a position with a longer shelf life — receivers remain fantasy-relevant into their early 30s, while running backs usually peak at 28. Let’s do the math — you can get three to four seasons out of Chubb, or you can get just less than a decade out of Cooper.
A trade like this depends entirely on your positional needs. You won’t get Cooper for Chubb if his owner is already stacked at running back, and you shouldn’t make this trade unless you’re thin at receiver. That said, both of these studs carry similar value, it’s just a question of how long they’ll remain relevant.
I am very high on Moore. How high? Well, I projected him to finish as a mid-tier WR1 this season. But he’s worth even more in dynasty leagues — he’s the only receiver to pass David Zach’s four-pronged test for elite receivers (early career production, true catch rate, first down rate, and completions over expected):
Wide Receivers that pass all 4 phases✅since 2015:
– AJ Green
– Tyreek Hill
– Michael Thomas
– DeAndre Hopkins
– Antonio Brown
– DJ Moore ????
My dynasty WR3 overall – the elite DJ Moore ?
— David Zach (@DavidZach16) June 18, 2020
This might be the last time you can snag Moore at a WR2 price. He’s only 23 years old, too, and he won’t turn 24 until next April. Moore could the cornerstone of your receiving corps for the next decade — try to get him while you can.
You could try selling a few valuable but aging assets to secure the young receiver. Either James Conner or Le’Veon Bell could entice an owner in win-now mode who needs a running back, and a high-floor player like Sterling Shepard should adequately fill the gap. If the Moore owner demands a younger receiver, you can swap Shepard out for Marquise Brown (28) or Christian Kirk (28), neither of whom have Moore’s ceiling.
If you’re desperate for receiver help this season, Green could be your guy. I don’t recommend selling the farm to win in 2020 because of coronavirus, but if you’re already committed to it, why not go all the way?
Green will play his age-32 season this year, so he’s rapidly approaching the fantasy cliff for receivers. However, he offers you high-end WR1 upside now that Joe Burrow is in town. I’m betting that it’ll take some time for Tee Higgins to get up to speed and that John Ross won’t see much action. Tyler Boyd could eat into Green’s workload, but Green finished as a WR1 even with Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones in town.
Try trading some of your unproven younger players for Green. Both Johnson and Dillon have sky-high ceilings, but they’ll need a lot of things to break their way — Johnson can’t break out with James Washington and Chase Claypool succeeding as well, and Dillon won’t be more than an RB3/4 unless Aaron Jones leaves. That upside should be enough to sway the Green owner, however!
I might be a season early on Williams. The 23-year-old sophomore had a minor breakout last year before going down with an injury, so we know that he can succeed alongside DeVante Parker. That’s important, as Parker is locked down in Miami for a few years.
The upshot with Williams is that we haven’t seen him with Tua Tagovailoa. He posted WR2 numbers with Ryan Fitzpatrick, who he’ll probably play with this season, and an elite quarterback could vault him to the next level.
If everything breaks his way, Williams could be worth a lot more after this year. But the limited sample size from 2019 has suppressed his price, so cash in on him while you can. He may not break out as a high-end WR2 until 2021, but that risk is built into his price point. Try moving an aging veteran like Mark Ingram for him before he loses relevance.
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