Several factors go into building a consistently elite dynasty team. One is knowing which players you should trade away before their fantasy value decreases. Let’s take a look at dynasty fantasy football quarterbacks to trade away now.
Tua Tagovailoa (QB – MIA)
Tagovailoa is entering a make-or-break season in 2022. The Dolphins made several improvements to the team, including the additions of Hill and Terron Armstead. While he has a chance to turn into a good NFL quarterback, Tagovailoa likely will never turn into a fantasy superstar. He lacks the arm talent and rushing upside needed to become a top-tier quarterback. If you play in Superflex leagues, Tua is a player to hold on your roster. However, he is a sell in 1QB leagues. The hype around Tagovailoa is building up thanks to the new additions to the team. If you can land a 2023 first-round pick for Tua, that is a deal you would be foolish to pass up.
Davis Mills (QB – HOU)
Many believe Mills is the quarterback of the future for the Texans after they elected not to select one during the 2022 NFL Draft. However, that says more about the draft class than it does Mills. While he had some good moments as a rookie, Mills was only the QB31 on a points-per-game basis, averaging 12.9 per contest. Furthermore, Mills had only five games with over 14.6 fantasy points last season. The Texans didn’t draft a quarterback this year because next year’s class should have at least two elite prospects. Houston knows they will have a top draft pick in 2023 and will grab a quarterback. Trade away Mills to the league-mate who still believes in the hype as soon as possible.
Jalen Hurts (QB – PHI)
After the Eagles acquired Brown on draft night, Hurts’ fantasy value skyrocketed. He easily could have a breakout season similar to Josh Allen in 2020 when they added Stefon Diggs. However, Hurts could struggle and find himself out of a starting job next year. While he averaged 19 fantasy points per game over his final 10 games last season, Hurts averaged only 177.9 passing yards and a 58.8% completion rate in those contests. The addition of Brown should help Hurts have a strong 2022 season. However, the Eagles have two first-round draft picks next year. If Hurts struggles, the Eagles can easily replace him in 2023. Put the quarterback on the trade block and see what kind of offers you receive.
Aaron Rodgers (QB – GB)
After an offseason full of retirement and trade speculation, Aaron Rodgers signed an extension with the Packers. He will now spend the rest of his career in Green Bay. However, his fantasy value took a massive hit in the offseason as the Packers traded Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders. Then they let Marquez Valdes-Scantling leave in free agency. The Packers also didn’t use either of their two first-round picks on a wide receiver. After targeting Adams 31.6% of the time last season, Rodgers no longer has an alpha No. 1 wide receiver. Hopefully, Allen Lazard or Christian Watson can fill that void. However, neither will ever turn into Adams. Rebuilding teams need to trade Rodgers away in the coming months.
Tom Brady (QB – TB)
After a quick 40-day retirement, Brady is back. Despite his young age of 44, Brady led the league in several passing categories last season, including passing yards (5,316), passing touchdowns (43) and passes completed (485). While Brady has a talented trio of wide receivers, he recently lost his favorite target in Rob Gronkowski. Furthermore, Godwin likely won’t be ready for Week 1. More importantly, Todd Bowles is the new head coach in Tampa. The offense will remain the same, but Bowles will want to run the ball and rely on the defense more than Bruce Arians did last year. So take advantage of Brady’s short return and trade away the GOAT unless your championship window is this season.
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