Aside from rookie draft season, August may be the most important month on the dynasty calendar. We will be inundated with new information and daily reports from training camp. The difficult part will be avoiding confirmation bias and “double-counting” positive reports. If we already have certain beliefs about a player and get training camp reports confirming our optimistic view, our dynasty valuation should not change much. However, we also do not want to ignore the positives and negatives we hear about players and stick too tightly to our preconceived notions. More data points should lead to better trade decisions and player valuations if we can thread the needle between over and under-reacting. The Footballguys weekly training camp reports (the first of which will be available around August 10th) are especially useful for dynasty players.
We will also hit on the following topics:
- A potential sell-high window for 2021 rookie quarterbacks
- The key strategy to maximizing running back value in 2022
- The coming changing of the guard at wide receiver.
The dynasty trade value chart is tailored to 12-team PPR leagues with a starting lineup of one quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, one tight end, and one flex. It now also includes trade values for Superflex leagues in a separate column. The chart serves primarily as a guide for trades but can also be a great resource during startup drafts. If the players and picks on each side of the trade offer add up to approximately the same number, the trade would be considered even. If you receive a trade offer that sends you players with a higher total number value than the players you are giving up, the offer is worth strongly considering. Each league is different, so pay close attention to the scoring and starting roster requirements specific to your league.
Player value change log
Dynasty trade values are now being updated in real-time in the dynasty trade value app. This month, there were few major value changes due to the lack of big news events. We had another slow news month, so we had mostly minor value adjustments in June.
Please note that the log has been sorted by how much the player’s value changed over the past month.
|Travis Etienne||28||33||5||Would rather err on side of youth/upside at position|
|Kendrick Bourne||3||8||5||Speculation from some on NE beat that he could emerge as top WR|
|Kenneth Walker||25||21||-4||Reports Penny has early edge in competition|
|D.J. Moore||25||29||4||Don't understand his redraft ADP but maybe I'm missing something|
|Amon-Ra St. Brown||18||22||4||Upside and youth is a fun combo|
|Courtland Sutton||18||22||4||Increasing unanimity that he is the top guy in DEN|
|George Pickens||11||15||4||Like the early camp buzz, wish the QB situation was better|
|John Metchie III||9||5||-4||Unfortunate health news|
|Nico Collins||4||8||4||Positive news on both his and Mills' progress|
|Diontae Johnson||27||23||-4||Could be a lame duck in Pittsburgh|
|Rachaad White||7||10||3||Love the early feedback on his makeup|
|Cooper Kupp||35||32||-3||His targets could drop a decent amount, lot of Robinson buzz|
|Brandon Aiyuk||18||21||3||Excited to see what he looks like with more aggressive QB|
|Allen Robinson||12||15||3||May be more of a 1B to Cooper Kupp instead of true #2|
|Justyn Ross||4||1||-3||Foot injury lands him on IR|
|Deebo Samuel||30||33||3||Avoids any contract drama|
|George Kittle||28||25||-3||Seems like WRs may be bigger beneficiaries of the QB switch|
|Deshaun Watson||11||14||3||Six games was best-case scenario|
|Jalen Hurts||10||12||2||Odds up slightly that he proves long-term starter|
|Daniel Jones||3||5||2||Can Daboll actually turn his career around?|
|Chris Evans||3||5||2||Big camp would put him in position to have major injury upside|
|Damien Harris||8||10||2||Situational upside if Mac Jones makes the leap|
|Rhamondre Stevenson||9||11||2||Situational upside if Mac Jones makes the leap|
|Skyy Moore||14||16||2||Like the early camp buzz|
|Alec Pierce||10||12||2||Should make instant impact|
|Wan'Dale Robinson||8||10||2||Forgotten man amongst strong second-round group|
|Allen Lazard||8||10||2||Could be in line for sneaky big season|
|Jalen Tolbert||6||8||2||Gallup further away than some thought|
|Julio Jones||2||4||2||Strong landing spot with Brady|
|Isaiah McKenzie||1||3||2||Could emerge in the slot for Buffalo|
|Isaiah Likely||2||4||2||Still blocked by Andrews but can't ignore early camp buzz|
Dynasty Web Apps
We have introduced a customizable dynasty trade value chart that adjusts the player values to fit your league size, starting lineup requirements, and scoring. Thank you to all who provided feedback. The newest version is available here:
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