Hey guys! Welcome back to this week’s ‘Dynasty Buy & Sells’. Week 6 is in the bag. Another fun and eventful weekend it was; with more injuries and even two trades! I think the big names to keep an eye on are: Russell Wilson having an MRI on his Hamstring; Carson Wentz who has a finger injury looking like 4-6 weeks; Marquise Brown is out for 6 weeks minimum.
This brings us on to the trades – the Cardinals acquired Robbie Anderson from the Carolina Panthers for a 2024 6th-round pick and a 2025 7th-round pick near enough 24 hours after the Sunday games. Now personally, I don’t think Anderson will ever be worth anything but if he is on waivers then pick him up now and look to flip him after a couple of games. Secondly, the NFL was rocked by Christian McCaffrey being shipped to San Francisco for a package of 3x 2023 picks (including a second rounder) and a day 3 2024 pick.
Now I’ve mentioned trades, I feel I need to bring up that the NFL trade deadline is on 1st November. Leading into this upcoming trade deadline, there are some rumours circling around certain players – most noticeably, now Christian McCaffrey has been moved, Cam Akers and Melvin Gordon. These two candidates are holds as you would struggle to sell for any profit at the moment. Hopefully they are given a fresh start and you can see about their landing spot/opportunities
Now let’s see what we can do with this week’s buys and sells! This week Rich @DynastyIsland has been roped in again and given me some awesome buys and an awesome idea!
Miles Sanders is having a great year. Sure, it may be something to do with the fact is on the 6-0 Philadelphia Eagles and he’s playing with great confidence, but for me, Sanders is back! He seemed to disappear last season as he finished as the running back 43 with a total of 137 attempts for 754 yards, 26 receptions for 158 yards and a total of 0 touchdowns, averaging 9.8 points per game. This year, he has started like a man on a mission and so far, after 6 games, has 105 attempts for 485 rushing yards, 11 receptions for 42 yards and 4 touchdowns, averaging 14.6 points per game. Let’s just look at some more facts: he currently sits at 16th overall in the league in snap share with 61.0%; as I mentioned earlier, 105 carriers puts him 3rd overall; 18 red zone touches is one of the best numbers and puts him 4th overall; Sanders is 4th overall with 485 rushing yards; and finally, 4 touchdowns puts him at 6th overall. As always, it isn’t all good. His receiving yards are at 42 which is 52nd in the league, also his targets are 13, which make him 38th. He is only seeing 7.5% target share, to keep the receptions side of things, he is 3.8 yards per receptions which puts him 39th overall.
All of that being said, he is definitely needing some more work on the receiving side of the ball. I still want Miles Sanders, especially if I’m a contending team.
As a contending team, I would pay a late first for Sanders. Maybe 2x 2nds – if I could get that done I would be very happy. As a rebuilding team, I would sell for a 1st, but another way I could go is to try and flip Sanders for a rookie player and pick. Best case scenario as a seller, I would like to try and buy Brian Robinson and 2nd, but I would probably settle for an early 3rd.
Rich is bringing the heat with his buy. He has chosen Amari Cooper because he is currently WR11 overall and is getting the biggest upgrade at QB in the coming weeks. He has a very tasty playoff run going against the Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans Saints and Washington Commanders – all of these are favourable match-ups against the WR position. So, with Rich’s choice, I decided to dig a little bit deeper into Cooper and was pleasantly shocked with some of his numbers. His targets are 55, 9th overall in the league. His target share of 27.9% puts him 14th overall, while his air yards of 645 are 4th overall. He has had 4 touchdowns this season, again putting him at 4th overall in the league, and that is with Jacoby Brissett, his arrow is only going to go up with Deshaun Watson throwing the ball.
Rich suggested he would be happy to buy Cooper for two 2nds. Personally, I would be looking at flipping somebody I have invested a lot in, and looking to sell Juju Smith-Schuster, I’d include a 3rd and go get Cooper!
This week, I was struggling to come up with a decent name as a solid sell so Rich gave me a great idea: if you are in full rebuild mode, then sell high value assets. Going on this strategy, I’m going to provide a few names instead of a deep dive of one or two of the biggest names in the WR rankings like I have done previously.
Diggs is currently at 49 receptions for 656 yards and 6 TDs and he is on one of the most powered offence in the NFL this season. So if you are a rebuilding team, I would definitely now look to flip him for a late 23 1st and George Pickens that would get you a really good young WR and a pick for a stacked class!
Hill has definitely hit the ground running after being traded from Kansas City Chiefs in the off season and will continue to do so with Tua returning this week. His current stats have him at 50 receptions for 701 yards and 2 TDs. I would be selling Hill for a 23 1st and Jakobi Meyers. As you will see with all these players, a 1st is a must when selling this calibre of players!
I know you never thought you would see a name like Kupp on this list but when you are fully rebuilding, these are the assets that could get you the best profit. Kupp has 56 receptions for 607 yards and 4 TDs and is easily one of the best WR in the league. I would be happy to sell for a 23 1st and 2nd and Alec Pierce!
Hope these have helped. Catch you guys next week!
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