These are Dynasty Buys and Sells Week 5 from the Trade Gods – Matty Kiwoom and Jason Allwine! You can catch Trade Gods every other week on the PlayerProfiler YouTube channel on Wednesdays at 8 PM EST.
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Sell Zay Flowers
In the world of fantasy football, making the right decisions regarding player trades and acquisitions can make or break your season. One such decision that fantasy managers should seriously consider is selling Zay Flowers. While Flowers is undoubtedly a talented wide receiver, the truth is that he is not the WR1 from his class. Yet, he is often valued as such in fantasy circles. In order to maximize your fantasy team’s potential, it’s crucial to explore trade opportunities for him. Right now, you can fetch valuable assets like Addison or Jaxon Smith-Njigba plus in return for Flowers, and it’s a move that you should strongly consider.
When examining Flowers’ performance metrics, it becomes clear that his fantasy production may not be as promising as it appears. His Average Depth of Target ranks at No. 96 in the league. This indicates that he is not heavily involved in deep passing plays. While he ranks No. 12 in receptions, he’s only turned those receptions into the No. 27 most yards. Furthermore, he has yet to find the end zone despite receiving the No. 13 most red zone targets.
This lack of touchdowns raises concerns about his fantasy ceiling. Mark Andrews will always be a threat as well. It’s essential to recognize that there are numerous other wide receivers with higher ceilings than Flowers, such as Smith-Njigba, Cooper Kupp, Deebo Samuel, Christian Watson, and many more. These players offer greater potential for consistent fantasy production and should be considered in trade discussions.
In conclusion, Zay Flowers, while undoubtedly a talented player, may not offer the same fantasy upside as several other wide receivers currently available in the market. Fantasy managers should take advantage of his perceived value and explore trade opportunities to acquire more promising assets. In the competitive world of fantasy football, making the right moves can be the key to success, and selling Zay Flowers could be one such move that pays dividends for your team.
Buy Bryce Young AND Jonathan Mingo
Fantasy football enthusiasts searching for a promising quarterback-receiver stack need not look further than Bryce Young and Jonathan Mingo. Despite Bryce Young‘s initial struggles, he has displayed a steady performance, completing 25 of 32 passes for 204 yards with no interceptions following his ankle injury. Additionally, Young has been surrounded by a competent supporting cast- including the reliable Adam Thielen who has delivered three consecutive games with 15+ fantasy points. As Young’s chemistry with his receivers improves, and his ankle injury becomes a thing of the past, the potential for fantasy success is undeniable.
Jonathan Mingo, while dealing with a concussion setback, has shown his potential as a valuable target in the passing game. In the games leading up to his injury, he consistently received a significant number of targets, ranging from five to eight, even in just half a game. Although he hasn’t surpassed 30 yards in a single game, his involvement in the offense is poised to increase upon his return. Moreover, Young’s supporting cast has begun to shine, with Terrace Marshall and D.J. Chark making notable contributions.
Not to mention the rumors that the Panthers are in the market for true WR1. This suggests that Young’s fantasy stock will only rise as the season progresses, offering fantasy managers an opportunity to buy into a promising quarterback-receiver stack.
Young’s consistent throwing, with 30 or more attempts in each game, is a strong indicator that he will frequently find himself in situations where he needs to air the ball out. Surprisingly, he ranks No. 6 in unrealized air yards, hinting at untapped potential for big plays and yardage gains. Young’s ability to scramble effectively, a skill he demonstrated at Alabama, adds an extra layer of versatility to his game. As he continues to develop with a competent receiving corps, he is well within reach of fantasy greatness. In conclusion, Bryce Young and Jonathan Mingo represent a promising fantasy football stack with room for growth and the potential to deliver significant fantasy points as the season unfolds.
BUY Jahmyr Gibbs (Win Now)
The cost for Jahmyr Gibbs just a few weeks ago was astronomical. After a month of less-than-ideal production, the price has slightly come down which is why managers that fancy their team a contender should make a move to acquire the talented rookie. The Lions’ offense has been relying on David Montgomery, and that has further suppressed the value of Gibbs. Montgomery isn’t going anywhere and seems to be a valuable cog in the Detroit scoring machine. So why is Gibbs worth buying into? The simplest answer is that the rookie back is awesome at football.
We are a month into the season, and it is glaring that Gibbs’s role isn’t what fantasy gamers want it to be. He currently has a Snap Share and Opportunity Share far under 50-percent. But despite being his less-than-ideal usage for fantasy, Gibbs has shown enough to be encouraged. He is using his elusiveness to evade tackles and create breakaway runs. When the Lions have games that have a lot of scoring, a player like Gibbs will excel. In Detroit’s lone back and forth slugfest (Week 2 vs SEA), the running back saw nine targets, caught seven of them, and cashed in for 12.6 fantasy points. The shootouts are coming, the touchdowns are coming, so it’s time for fantasy managers to come for Jahmyr Gibbs.
SELL Kirk Cousins
For anyone who has caught some of my takes over the last few months might be shocked to see Kirk Cousins as a sell. This is especially since the signal caller has racked up over 1,200 passing yards and leads the league with 11 passing touchdowns four games into the season. Well, his current production is the exact reason why teams that are facing a rebuild should move the veteran now to maximize the return. When Cousins’s uncertain future is factored in, it makes even more sense for team managers with their sights on the future should sell Cousins while his value is spiking.
Sometimes it makes sense to move on from a player that is outproducing what his performance metrics are suggesting. Other times it is about capitalizing on the current market value. His underlying metrics are very encouraging. As a matter of fact, he ranks in the top 10 in Adjusted Yards per Attempt, True Passer Rating, Deep Ball Completion Percentage, and Air Yards. His profile, his weapons, and his schedule suggest that he should continue to have a great fantasy season, so no one is moving Cousins based on inflated surface stats. Selling is solely based on his current market value. Using the Trade Finder tool on PlayerProfiler, fantasy managers can see what kind of return is out there for Cousins. Here are a some examples:
- Kirk Cousins + 2024 Second for Joe Burrow + 2025 First
- Kirk Cousins for 2024 First
- Kirk Cousins + 2024 Third for Daniel Jones + Jaylen Warren + 2024 First
This advice is a two-way street. Any QB needy contenders should use this advice and try to acquire Kirko Cuzzy.
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