Week 4 Dynasty Targets for Competing and Rebuilding Teams
The first two months are prime trade months, so there’s no time to waste. Trade for these people because they are good!
TRADE TARGETS FOR COMPETING TEAMS
The big one: Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans
Everyone is counting out the Titans this year, and with good reason, but a slow start shouldn’t push people off Henry as a potential league-winner this year. If someone is desperate to get rid of him and you’re trying to win it all, you could do much, much worse than the guy who’s gonna get stuffed with the ball at the goal line and everywhere else on the field. He’ll cost a lot but it won’t be a third of what he’d have cost last year at the same time. If he’s even half the player he was then, it’s worth it.
The surprising one: All Jacksonville Jaguars
The Trevor Lawrence offense is here, and it’s spectacular. You’re not going to pry Lawrence away from anybody right now, but Christian Kirk, Zay Jones, James Robinson and Evan Engram are likely available (as is potentially Travis Etienne, but you’re definitely going to pay a premium there) and worth grabbing as this ship just starts to take off. They’re all usable going forward and that’s about as much as you can ask from anyone. If someone is selling, buy.
The long-term play: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Arizona Cardinals
He’s still extremely good and it’s important to remember that the currently discombobulated Arizona offense usually doesn’t get this far gone because Kyler Murray just starts throwing to Nuk indiscriminately. His suspension is half over, and now is the time to strike. Any closer to his return date and people will be suspicious.
TRADE TARGETS FOR REBUILDING TEAMS
The big one: Mac Jones, QB, New England Patriots
Quarterbacks are always in demand in Superflex. Jones is the type of guy win-now owners are likely dying to offload, so if you can nab him at a low price and warehouse him until he turns into a viable QB2, you’d be taking one of those small but important steps back toward contention.
The surprising one: Jaylen Warren, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Until last week I considered Warren purely a Najee Harris handcuff, but I’m starting to think there’s something else there. He has taken about a third of Pittsburgh’s running back snaps and Harris is consistently injured, which is the best way to get semi-permanently injured. No longer do I think that Warren’s role in the offense is purely contingent on Harris’s health, and that makes him worth a trade on top of the natural value he has as, you know, Harris’s handcuff.
The long-term play: Tyquan Thornton, WR, New England Patriots
Same logic as Mac Jones, and the price can’t be anything big whatsoever. I still think Jones has another gear to reach, and Thornton’s expected
FREE AGENT PICKUP OF THE WEEK
Mack Hollins, WR, Las Vegas Raiders
He’s probably not available, but if he is, grab him. He’s the leading receiver for the Raiders through three weeks. He’s got at least a little staying power. Giddyup.