Recommended Dynasty Trade Proposals for February: Wide Receivers (2021 Fantasy Football)
The wonderful Mike Tagliere posts an updated dynasty trade value chart each month, and it’s an excellent resource for both dynasty players and commissioners, as you can use it to gauge trade balance. 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, unbiased third party.
Each month, I’ll be here to create some recommended trade offers using Tags’ values. Since you’ll usually need to overcome the endowment effect to pry a player away from another manager, most of these offers will add up to a little bit more than what Tags says the target player is worth.
Here are some recommended dynasty trade offers if you’re looking to acquire a wide receiver.
Moore will turn 24 this year. For some perspective, Calvin Ridley, who another first-round pick from the 2018 NFL Draft, is already 26. It may feel as if Moore is approaching post-hype status, especially with his boom-or-bust 2020, but he remains one of the best dynasty assets to add at wide receiver.
The rising fourth-year receiver boasts incredible athleticism. He ran a 4.42-second 40-yard dash, which puts him in the 89th percentile at his position. He also has 94th-percentile burst, 73rd-percentile agility, and an 89th-percentile catch radius. He does not have a poor metric at PlayerProfiler.
Poor quarterback play and low volume may have held him back, but the impending departure of Curtis Samuel should help rectify that issue.
You’ll probably have to pay up to acquire Moore. If you’re blessed with depth at running back — or you just want to pivot your assets into a position with a longer shelf life — consider throwing either Miles Sanders or Cam Akers at the Moore manager. You may need to supplement Sanders with a pick after his disappointing 2020 campaign, but either offer should at least break the ice.
Woods is on the up-and-up. With Matthew Stafford heading to Los Angeles, he’ll get to play with the best quarterback that he’s ever worked with. Stafford has routinely produced fantasy-relevant receivers, and he won’t have many other players to target in this offense — especially with the Rams pressed for cap space.
The veteran receiver has put together three-straight seasons with 120-plus targets. He hasn’t missed a game since 2017 and has reliably finished within the top-36 wide receivers.
So to get a high-floor guy like Woods, what do you have to give up? Consider pairing a player with a similar reputation, like Jarvis Landry, with a depreciating asset like Raheem Mostert. Landry makes the perfect offer here because his situation will get worse next year, not better, due to the return of Odell Beckham Jr. Likewise, we don’t even know what team Mostert will end up on next year.
The manager who just spent a first-round pick on Jeudy last season may not be eager to move him. And, if they already have a set option at quarterback, these trade offers may not make much sense for them. That said, these offers would make sense if the Jeudy manager has an aging roster and needs to make a short-term championship push.
Let’s be honest: Jeudy won’t hit his ceiling with Drew Lock. The Broncos may add a replacement in the draft or via trade, but that’s all speculation at this point. As such, Jeudy’s immense potential could remain untapped for the next few seasons.
Should the Jeudy manager see things similarly, they could be willing to part with him for the right assortment of veterans and picks. Personally, I think giving up an aging quarterback paired with a rookie pick makes sense, as the Jeudy manager will get a high-floor option at one position and rookie depth somewhere else.
I like Shepard. A lot. I think that he’s a fantastic high-floor player who can catch enough short-yardage throws from anyone to be a viable fantasy asset. He posted a career-high catch rate last season (73.3%) despite playing with Daniel Jones. However, Shepard is 28, and his manager may want to move on from the oft-injured Oklahoma product.
That’s where you enter. Shepard’s shelf life is longer than that of some former RB1s, and you could probably convince his manager to part with him for one of the above options. This is an especially strategic move if you want to get younger at FLEX.
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