Completed NFL Trades, Ahead Of Tuesday’s Trade Deadline
The NFL Trade Deadline is Tuesday, October 29th at 4 p.m. ET. There have been a couple of offensive trades that have happened, so far, that I’m going to highlight. I’ll also be addressing how these trades impact dynasty owners going forward, for the rest of the season. The two players I’ll be discussing will be Emmanuel Sanders and Mohamed Sanu.
Emmanuel Sanders – WR
The Trade Details: The San Francisco 49ers traded a 2020 third and fourth-round pick to the Denver Broncos for Sanders and a 2020 fifth-round pick.
Rest Of Season Dynasty Outlook:
Through seven games with Denver, Sanders has 30 catches on 44 targets for 367 yards and two touchdowns, while averaging 12.2 yards per catch. Going into week 8, the undefeated 49ers are 25th in the NFL in passing yards. Currently, the 49ers leading receiver is tight end, George Kittle. Kittle, who has played in six games due to the teams Week 4 bye, has 34 catches on 42 targets for 376 yards and one touchdown. Kittle’s 34 catches are 19 more than the team’s second-leading receiver, Deebo Samuel.
The 49ers are 6-0, but if you have watched any of their games, it’s plainly obvious that they were in desperate need of a wide receiver one. Prior to the Sanders trade, none of their wide receivers had 200 receiving yards on the season. Sanders is now the number one wide receiver in San Francisco, for offensive-minded coach Kyle Shanahan. Another thing Sanders has going for him is his familiarity with the offense. Broncos offensive coordinator, Rich Scangarello came from Kyle Shanahan’s coaching staff. I also believe that Sanders will get moved around in the offense and put in plus situations to succeed. Here’s what is being said by others about this trade.
While this offense is a run-heavy one I think that’s partly due to the lack of reliable talent at wide receiver. Now with Sanders in the mix, I do think that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will have more passing plays, for the rest of the season. As a dynasty owner, what do you do if your competing and need wide receiver help? Is Sanders someone that those owners should target? My answer to those questions is yes. I think he makes for a solid wide receiver 2/3 for the rest of the season, in PPR leagues. Sanders is an unrestricted free agent at seasons end and someone that I’d gladly give up a second or third round 2020 pick for if you’re a contender. Here are some recent trades involving Sanders via Dynasty League Football.
Mohamed Sanu – WR
The Trade Details: The New England Patriots traded a 2020 2nd round pick to the Atlanta Falcons for Mohamed Sanu.
Rest Of Season Dynasty Outlook:
Through seven games with Atlanta, Sanu has 33 catches on 42 targets for 313 yards and one touchdown, while averaging 9.4 yards per catch. Going into week 8, the undefeated Patriots are 5th in the NFL in passing yards. Currently, the Patriots’ leading receiver is Julian Edelman. Edelman has 45 catches on 68 targets for 496 yards and two touchdowns. Edelman’s 45 catches are 25 more than the team’s second-leading receiver, Josh Gordon. With Gordon now on injured reserve, I expect Sanu to slot into the number two wide receiver role, for New England.
Sanu will have more competition for targets in New England than he did in Atlanta. Other Patriot pass catchers are James White, Phillip Dorsett, Jakobi Myers, and Rex Burkhead to name a few. Quarterback, Tom Brady comes into week 8 ranked 5th in passing attempts with 273. That’s only 12 less passing attempts than Sanu’s former quarterback Matt Ryan has. With the Patriots remaining schedule expected to stiffen, that could mean Brady may have to throw more. I don’t see Sanu having much change in his rest of season outlook.
He’s someone that I’d be looking to acquire in dynasty, for those owners who are competing. Sanu is under contract through the 2020 NFL season. I’d be more than happy to give up a second or third round 2020 pick for Sanu if you’re a contender. Here are some recent trades involving Sanu via Dynasty League Football.
Hopefully, you’re able to acquire these guys in your league(s) in preparation for your playoff push.