By Logo (@loganbrown0805)
Fantasy football production can change dramatically from year to year and it can be challenging to know who should you be trying to acquire and who you should be trading away?
Here is one buy, one sell and a sleeper players you should be buying and selling this year prior to the 2021 NFL draft.
– Laviska Shenault (WR) –
The key to getting Laviska Shenault in a true buy low situation is before the 2021 draft. 6’2 220 lbs, which is 1 inch shorter and the same weight as Julio Jones, finished as the WR 45 on the year in PPR.
Shenault more than likely went in your rookie draft last year as he was a projected middle round pick however now is the time to buy! Targeted 79 times, by Mike Glennon and Gardner Minshew, and the projected 2021 overall 1st pick Trevor Lawrence should come in and dominate in the NFL. One of his fellow wideouts, Keelan Cole, is an unrestricted free agent going into 2021.
While there is still a chance the Jaguar’s “miss” on the first pick by not taking Lawrence, buying Shenault before the draft is a great idea. I would offer a 2021 or 2022 late 2nd to acquire this great dynasty asset.
– James Robinson (RB)–
Playing in 14 games as an undrafted rookie, Robinson finished as the RB 7 in PPR and STD.
Why was he so consistent? He was averaging almost 70% of the snaps each game, which is higher than Cam Akers averaged over this monster finish of a season (weeks 12-17 he played 5 games and averaged 59%), Joe Mixon’s start of the season ( Weeks 1-6 65%) and Kareem Hunt for the entire 16 game season he played (averaged 52% for the entire year).
Fantasy Football Calculator has Robinson’s current dynasty ADP at 2.10, the 21st overall pick. Taking all of this into consideration, the Jaguars just added Carlos Hyde, who played only 38% of the snaps over 10 games. Hyde was utilized in the passing game almost every game he played last, and Robinson had at least 6 games with 6+ targets, which will go down with Hyde’s addition.
I would sell Robinson for at least a late first and a player.
– Josh Reynolds (WR) –
Sleeper: Josh Reynolds– Why is this guy still available in over 50% of leagues in Sleeper? Last year, Corey Davis produced 65 receptions with 984 targets and 5 touchdowns on Titans, Adam Humphries produced 23 receptions and 228 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Both of these guys aren’t on the team this year, and Josh Reynolds just moved into a prime opportunity to make a big splash on a 1 year deal with Ryan Tannehill who was the quarterback 8 last year. Reynolds produced on average just under 13 yards per catch last year with Jared Goff.
Reynolds should be able to be acquired with little to nothing if he is still available in this many leagues.