Sell! Sell! Sell! (Part 2)
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie
In lieu of Christian McCaffery’s new $16 million a year contract I thought it best do a second part of Sell! Sell! Sell! We’re going to have a little fun with this one! All decisions and sells are obviously up to. Just trying to get you thinking in another direction!
If you’re in any dynasty leagues there is no off-season! Lets get to it! Here is an in-depth list of MORE players I’m selling in 2020!
Selling off these players does not mean they are busts! These few players will no doubt contribute, I’d just like to flip them for various reasons.
Missed Sell! Sell! Sell! (Part 1) Here it is! https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/sell-sell-sell/nfl/04/
Lamar Jackson QB-Baltimore Ravens
What didn’t Lamar do last season? Whoops, wait! Aside from winning the Super Bowl, he did everything else! How long do you think Lamar can keep this up? I’ve heard every argument in the book at this point. My favorite one is, “running QB’s don’t last long in the NFL!” Well, I tend to agree but lets look into this a bit shall we? NFL defenses are the fastest and most complex thing a young QB will see. So of course a running QB, like Lamar, can find some early success. What happens when the league catches up to him? NFL defensive players and their coaches are the best the sport has to offer. In certain cases like Michael Vick a running QB can have success. What if they don’t and end up like Robert Griffin III, Vince Young or Colin Kaepernick? I know at this point in his career it will be hard to trade him away but look ahead. See the big picture! Cash in now while Jackson and his value are at an all-time high! One nasty hit, twisted knee or ankle and his value plummets. Sell! Sell! Sell!
Carson Wentz QB-Philadelphia Eagles
Where do I start? What I love about Wentz is the love him or hate him argument. From my experience with fantasy football whether it’s writing or having conversations with readers there is no in between. Correct me if I’m wrong but it’s either one extreme or another! Which I love! Passion is something I will never make fun of. His stats are not bad at all. Actually quite well! 4,039 passing yards and 27 TD passes in 2019. Those are very solid numbers for a profession QB! What about your fantasy team? Statistically speaking Wentz had his second best season in 2019. That’s all well good but my issue is his health. Do you really want your, “QB1” as injury prone as Wentz. I know it’s a lazy half-assed argument but it holds true. If you’re willing to roll the dice on him week to week then who am I to stand in your way? Sell? Hold? Sell!
Christian McCaffery RB-Carolina Panthers
I mean c’mon! Right? He’s a MASSIVE sell now right! Let’s be honest here. CMC’s value will never ever be higher! Unless by week 3 he’s scored 10 touchdowns. This massive sell talk started yesterday after CMC quietly signed a huge extension with Carolina. I had many interactions on Twitter and Facebook with friends and readers but one stuck out the most to me. Plus it’s saved me all the work of droning on and on! Christian McIntosh said, “Problem is there is almost no price for him right now. He’s fantasy unicorn dust right now.” He went on to say, “I can’t give you Mahomes and Thomas, but would you take Thomas and Chubb? He also added, “Maybe, but some people would say no to that too! He is almost too valuable. It’s weird.” I think this perfectly sums up what it’s like owning and/or trying to trade for CMC right now! Thanks Christian! https://twitter.com/ChrisNMcIntosh
Leonard Fournette RB-Jacksonville Jaguars
This one is odd. Leo has finally made it as a legit RB1 and I can see Jacksonville cutting him loose and starting fresh after the 2020 season. The Jaguars have already started to overhaul their roster. Just look! Jacksonville has cut down their cap by trading away Calais Campbell, A.J. Bouye and Nick Foles to name a few. In no way do I see them picking up his 5th year option in 2021. That option would be to give Fournette 10.2 million. No way! Not after what we’ve seen them do so far in 2020. Do I think they trade him ahead of the 2020 season? I highly doubt it BUT lets look into their 2020 draft! Jacksonville has three top-50 picks in this years draft. We already know this 2020 draft class in LOADED with offensive talent. How many of you think they draft a young RB stud? Saves them a ton of money allowing them to have options and wiggle room. Out with the old and in with the new. Right now Leonard has extremely high value! I’d look to move him now! What happens if Jacksonville drafts a young RB early and infuses that back into their 2020 regular season plans? What kind of attitude problem will that cause Leonard? There are so many options here and most of them are not in his favor. Sell! Sell! Sell!
Derrick Henry RB-Tennessee Titans
The 2019 rushing champion! King Henry! Derricks outlook for the 2020 season is still quite good! Just cause I label these guys sell does not mean they are busts! I just wanted to reiterate that again. When it comes to Henry and the Titans they are in a good spot with cap space. It’s not as dire as it is in Jacksonville. However, aside from Dion Lewis Tennessee has no real depth at the RB position. Would it be wise for them to grab FA Devonta Freeman? Or address RB in their draft? Well sure but where does that leave Henry? If these moves do happen does that make Henry expendable? Absolutely! Much like fantasy value and selling high and buying low NFL GM’s think the same way. Coming off his best professional season Henry’s value has never been higher! Can he repeat in 2020? I think so! So where does that leave us? Depending your specific team needs I think you should definitely look into selling him. At worst, check his value and go from there! Sell! Sell! Sell!
Austin Ekeler RB-Los Angeles Chargers
Wow! What a breakout season! Austin was an absolute stud in PPR leagues! He carried the ball 132 times for 557 yards and 3 TD’s. On the flip side he caught 93 passes for 993 yards and 8 TD’s! He receiving stats for a RB are absolutely phenomenal! Melvin Gordon III is now in Denver and your wish has come true! Ekler is now the featured back in LA! Be careful what you wish for! It’s now become that same tired old argument. Can EK sustain and produce now that he’s the RB1? Well, as his owner I’ll leave that up to you. If I may, just know that I don’t think EK’s value ever gets higher than it is now. So buy or sell! The option is yours! Who’s going to be the QB for the Chargers this season? Tyrod Taylor? I know I know the beer guy can be trained to handle Ekler the ball right? Sure but a huge portion of his value is tied to catching passes! Beware! Sell! Sell! Sell!
Mike Evans WR-Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Not sure if you know but Tom Brady is now the Tampa Bay quarterback. Shocking right? Do you know Evans has been in the NFL for six seasons and has put up a 1,000 yards receiving every single season? That’s pretty fantastic! His skill set is not questioned. Only thing that is making me nervous is the emergence of Godwin. I don’t find it to be a huge deal but with Brady at QB we all know he’s pretty good at spreading the wealth around. I can see a scenario where OJ Howard, Evans and Godwin can each gather 1,000 receiving yard season. That’s best case scenario. What if the distribution becomes lopsided? Godwin with 1,500 receiving yards and OJ with 1,200+ receiving yards? Leaving Evans under 1,000 yards for the first time in his career? I don’t have a crystal ball but I am planning ahead! Excitement in TB is all the talk! Use that to you advantage and sell Mike Evans! Sell! Sell! Sell!
JuJu Smith-Schuster WR-Pittsburgh Steelers
What a shame his 2019 season was. Where do we go from here? Did everyone’s worst fears come true? Without Antonio Brown coverage’s will be able to hone in on Juju! Or was it the horrible QB play? Well either way you slice it Juju had an awful season. Now what do we do? He’s still young and only 23! Big Ben is healthy and will no doubt be back! Pittsburgh is putting together one heck of a defense too! Do we sell or hold? I can see both viable options. Put some bait out in your league chat and gauge interest. If you can find one owner willing to over-pay then I’m selling in a heartbeat. Don’t over do it advertising Juju! Play it cool and see what your options are. Sell? Hold?
DeVante Parker WR-Miami Dolphins
Parker was fantastic in 2019! A true breakout! I fully expect DeVante to have a fantastic 2020 season. My only question is, is this sustainable? Everything came together for Parker and it all went right for him in 2020! Ryan Fitzpatrick was his QB and he was an absolute target monster! A whopping 128 targets to be specific! Fitzpatrick is an aggressive QB and probably the best thing that could’ve happened to Parker last season. Miami has the 5th overall selection in the 2020 Draft. Surely they add a QB along with other offensive weapons. Let’s say MIA drafts Tua 5th overall, do you really think their in a position to let Tua sit and develop? Heck no! So now you own Parker with a rookie QB thrown to the wolves left to develop on the fly. Full disclosure, I own Parker and I’m looking to sell. As I said he had an outstanding 2019 season but no way he repeats in 2020. Sell! Sell! Sell!
Cooper Kupp WR-Los Angeles Rams
On social media I’ve seen a ton for love for Cooper. Or how much of a sneaky stud he is. Look, it’s not wrong! If you look a little deeper you’ll see what an up and down roller coaster of season it was for Kupp. He finally came to life against Cincinnati catching 7 passes for 220 yards and a TD. After that he scored a TD in his final five games. Again, is that just an over abundance of luck? Yes, I think so and I want no part of it in 2020. Cooks is gone. Gurley is gone. So Coop and Goff are left standing there helmet in hand. Oh wait, you can add Higbee in on the threesome. There is no clear offensive game plan in LA in 2020. Get out now! I’m asking you to find one of Kupp’s biggest fan boys and unload! Sell! Sell! Sell.
Thank you for reading! Any questions or comments?
Who are your sells in 2020? Let’s talk about it!
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