Fantasy football is ramping up as NFL teams are reporting to training camps and the reality (hope?) of an NFL season seems closer. Dynasty leagues that have been active throughout the offseason and those who may have been slightly dormant are, in turn, perking up. We got the TFA dynasty staff together to hit you with their top dynasty football trade targets for August. Enjoy!
CJ Lang: Parris Campbell – Multiple injuries and just plain bad luck hurt the Colts 2019 second-round wide receiver draft pick last season. In 2018 with the Ohio State Buckeyes, he set a school record for most receptions in a season (90) and became only the 5th wide receiver in school history to surpass 1,000 receiving yards in a single season. Philip Rivers should offer much needed stability to the quarterback position for the Colts as he has thrown for at least 4,300 yards in each of his last five seasons. T.Y. Hilton and rookie Michael Pittman, Jr. are slated to play on the outside, so Campbell should excel from the slot position. The slot is where Keenan Allen enjoyed a lot of success with Rivers in San Diego/LA. Campbell currently has an ADP of WR58 on DLF, so he is very attainable. Do yourself a favor and throw a mid to late 2020 2nd round draft pick out there to the Campbell owner and trade for an up and coming receiver on a team that should have a really good offense for the next few years.
Robby Jeffries: Derrius Guice – An easy way to find out which guys are great values in dynasty is to find guys who dealt with injury in the past season but have also shown flashes when on the field. No better guy comes to mind than Derrius Guice. Guice is a 23-year old who has had horrendous injury luck the first two seasons of his NFL career. When he saw the field in 2019, he amassed nearly six yards per carry and over 11 yards per reception. While he does have a small sample size, the 2018 second-rounder was basically the consensus RB2 after Saquon Barkley in rookie drafts. I’ve personally gotten Derrius Guice for early 2nds and a smaller piece like Chris Thompson. I will always advocate acquiring targets falsely labeled as “injury prone” when they are 23, the leader on the team at their position, and healthy coming into the season.
Cody Kutzer: Christian Kirk
While some analysts and dynasty football enthusiasts believe the addition of DeAndre Hopkins hurts Christian Kirk’s value and limits his fantasy outlook, I believe it actually helps. Is Hopkins going to demand 140ish targets? Of course. Hopkins’s presence, however, will undoubtedly make life easier for Kirk by forcing double teams and bracket coverage to Hopkins’ side. Kyler Murray’s 542 pass attempts in 2019 ranked 9th in the league and that number is also good for sixth-highest all-time for a rookie quarterback. Add in the fact we should see Kliff Kingsbury expand his offense in 2020 and put more on Murray’s proverbial plate, Kirk isn’t going to have any trouble seeing his fair share of targets. So now we have easier cornerback matchups for a receiver going into his third year in a system conducive to chuckin’ the rock all around the field. Gimme. Gimme. Gimme.
According to DLF’s most recent ADP data, Kirk is going in the mid-sixth round but his trade price isn’t yet reflecting this. Just scrolling through DLF’s trade finder, there were several “Come on, you gotta be kidding me” reactions from myself. Could I interest you in Kirk for James Conner, straight up? How about Kirk for Duke Johnson and a 2021 2nd? Or Kirk for a 2021 2nd and a 2021 4th? Obviously there are other deals where Kirk isn’t treated like a handful of pennies you found in sewage water, but they weren’t exactly the exception, either.
Jeremiah Stewart: Jarvis Landry – 143 targets, 94 receptions, 1031 yards, and 5.33 touchdowns per season. If any other WR had those numbers in his first six seasons he would currently be a top 25 dynasty asset–but not Jarvis Landry. For some reason, the guy is consistently overlooked every year. Here are his seasonal finishes:
2014 – WR31
2015 – WR8
2016 – WR15
2017 – WR5
2018 – WR18
2019 – WR12
His current ADP, according to DLF’s July ADP report, is 72 overall and the WR35. This places him behind WR’s of similar age, including:
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This places him between QBs Russell Wilson and Carson Wentz, RBs James Conner and Devin Singletary, TEs Zach Ertz and Darren Waller, and rookies Justin Jefferson and Ke’Shawn Vaughn. His approximate rookie pick value would be a late-2020 or mid-2021 first-round pick, and I would pay either one in a heartbeat if I am looking to make a playoff run this season. While he may miss a few games to start the season, I predict the Browns to bounce back and have a decent season on offense and for Landry to be a mid WR2 at a minimum when he plays. He has been one of my favorite players since entering the league thanks to his QB bailout style of play and great hands.
Steal Value = Early to mid 2020 2nd
Break-even Value = Late 2020 1st
Overpay Value = Top 8 2020 1st
Sell Value = Mid 2020 1st or early to mid 2021 1st
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