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Welcome to the dynasty trading post, where optimizing strategy, roster construction, format, and player value oscillations are examined weekly in example and completed dynasty trades.
*All trades are Superflex unless stated otherwise*
WR Tank Dell, Houston Texans
Theme of the Week: Injury creates opportunity
Tank Dell's rookie season ends with an injury, but his quality career-start profile remains heading into the offseason. Sifting for similar age 21-23 receiver seasons with Dell's 2.22 yards per route run, 23% target per route run, and fantasy points per game profile reveals the following seasonal peers:
- Jerry Jeudy
- Tee Higgins
- CeeDee Lamb
- DJ Moore
- Michael Gallup
- DeAndre Hopkins
- Randall Cobb
- A.J. Green
- Hakeem Nicks
The results are rock-solid for the following season in this peer group with an average of 2.02 yards per route run and 15.1 PPG. 44% produced a season of at least 16 PPG and 22% hit 18+ PPG. Considering his age, rookie season, and connection with C.J. Stroud, Dell's market value in the WR20-25 range is affordable. If contending, selling Dell for production this season and beyond is an option, plus the risk factor of Houston adding to the skill position talent in the offseason.
Here are a few key Dell trades this week
- Dell, 2024 3rd for Dalton Kincaid (1.5 PPR TE)
- Dell for Nico Collins
- Dell, 2024 3rd for Travis Etienne Jr.
- Dell, Mark Andrews for Sam LaPorta, 2024 2nd (1.25 PPR TE)
- Dell for Drake London, 2024 3rd
Of these, the Dell-Andrews trade is particularly instructive as a buying opportunity. LaPorta-2nd to a contender and receiving Dell-Andrews is a boon when profile-collecting for 2024 and beyond. This is getting Dell for less than a 1st equivalent and finding a discount on Andrews. The other is adding to Dell for Travis Etienne Jr., a Round 1 running back with insulation and producing well.
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