This week’s dynasty sells include Andy Dalton and a pair of running backs who are being overvalued. See who to sell and how to reinforce your dynasty roster.
QB – Andy Dalton
Ok, hear me out on this one. Most people probably don’t have a lot invested in Dalton. He was essentially waiver wire fodder prior to the season, which makes him the perfect sell. Through four games, he is 7th in the league in passing yards and 4th in attempts. While that is unlikely to change anytime soon, the Bengals just put John Ross on the IR and AJ Green could be traded leaving the Bengals with a receiving corps of Tyler Boyd, Auden Tate, and Alex Erickson. This week Dalton gets a juicy matchup with Arizona. Assuming he follows the trend of quarterbacks going off against the Cardinals, the window to sell high will be wide open. The return for Dalton will be largely based on roster construction. He could be an important piece of a bigger deal to land you someone meaningful.
RB – Aaron Jones
Jones is one of the most obvious sell candidates in fantasy. With Jamaal Williams getting injured, the perception is that Jones is going to turn into a 20+ touch feature back The reality is that Jones has never had that kind of ceiling. In three seasons, Jones has had just five games where he has 20 total touches and just one where he eclipsed that total. Even with Williams hurt and literally no other running back active last week, Jones only touched the ball 19 times. I actually think the best time to capitalize on selling Jones is after his Week 5 matchup with Dallas as Davante Adams has been ruled out. This might funnel more volume to him, which should only increase his perceived value. As much as I love Jones and his raw talent, I would be more than willing to move him if he explodes this week.
RB – Melvin Gordon
I wrote up Austin Ekeler as a dynasty buy, so it only makes sense to put Gordon here, right? I am not entirely convinced Gordon will be the feature back, even after a few weeks to knock off the rust. The Chargers didn’t exactly roll out the red carpet for him. If Gordon decides to take the Le’Veon Bell approach and try to save his body from too much contact, this could turn into an ugly situation. I would think it is a top 15% outcome to see Gordon put up similar numbers to what he did in 2018, especially considering how well Ekeler filled in for him. Try to flip Gordon while he is still viewed as an RB1.
WR – Robert Woods
The Rams receivers are almost as tough to figure out as the Patriots’ running backs. Although, the pecking order is slightly clearer this season with Cooper Kupp emerging as the alpha. Still, you will get floor and ceiling weeks from any of the three, making them volatile pieces. Woods certainly fits that bill. He followed up a monster Week 4 performance (13/164) with a pedestrian 5/49 line against Seattle. The thing about Woods is that his targets are healthy, so a lot of people will be willing to overlook the fact that he hasn’t scored yet this year. I have some concerns about the Rams offense moving forward. Woods represents a fascinating case in risk/reward. Keep in mind that Woods is already 27, so if you can get someone like Chris Carson or Kerryon Johnson, it would represent a solid return.