There is no offseason for dynasty players, so fresh off the back of the 2020 season we look at some WR & TE buys. Now is the time to assess the state of your team and choose a path of contend or rebuild. Get prepared, don’t sell on players that could spike in value!
2020 Offseason Dynasty WR Buys
My first wide receiver dynasty buy low is going to be one of my guys. At least for the 2021 season (and potentially) beyond and that’s Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney. There are going to be some big changes in Chicago. An expected change at QB, and also with star wide receiver Allen Robinson likely leaving in free agency. Mooney showed some highlight plays in the 2020 season. Putting him in prime positions to be the key part of what’s left of the offense. I’ve recently acquired Mooney for a late 2nd and I’m delighted at being able to get him for that value. This is another one that needs to be acted upon fast. As once Allen Robinson does leave it will leave Mooney on top of the depth chart and the price will be higher to obtain him.
Another 2020 rookie I’m becoming increasingly high on is Donovan Peoples-Jones from the Cleveland Browns. It was a slow start for Peoples-Jones. But he was able to show his ability in flashes. Ultimately registering 2 TDs on 20 targets at an impressive 21.7 yards per catch in games against the Ravens, Titans, and Bengals. He should be the clear number 3 option behind OBJ & Jarvis Landry if Higgins (unrestricted free agent) leaves in free agency. If Peoples-Jones does indeed become more and more involved in the offense in 2021 you can bet his value will be much higher this time next season. I’d happily shift a 3rd round pick for Peoples-Jones.
Going into his 3rd year as a pro Parris Campbell only has 9 games under his belt. Yet I remain high on the Colts wide receiver. I’ve always admired his talent following a very productive year in his final college season. Campbell then moved up the NFL and it’s good to hear the Colts GM publicly back Campbell. It’s looking likely that TY Hilton moves on from Indianapolis. That opens up the door for Campbell and Pittman to become the premier passing options as things stand. I would be very happy paying a latish 2nd rounder to acquire Campbell.
My wildcard is Curtis Samuel. Samuel is a dynamic player who can be used in a number of ways and is surely going to be coveted by lots of NFL teams this offseason. That works against me when I’m trying to buy now. But I still think it’s worth the investment and worth doing it now before he potentially lands in a really good spot. If that happens his value will spike. At still only 24 years old and a great end to his 2020 season I would have to pay an early 2nd rounder and If I could get him for that I would be very happy.
2020 Offseason Dynasty TE Buys
I’ve been on Kmet right from the start but I am forever trying to acquire him in the places I don’t own him! Kmet really rose to fantasy relevancy the more the season went on. After he displaced Jimmy Graham as the lead tight end for the Bears. Averaging only 34% snap percentage in games 1-9 he then averaged 85% in the final 7 games showing a clear rise in confidence from the Bears coach. I would be surprised to see the 34-year-old Jimmy Graham stick around in Chicago this offseason. All of which plays into Kmet’s value rising further as he becomes a fantasy-relevant starter in 2021. I would be happy paying a mid-late 2nd for Kmet depending on if you have a tight end premium league or not.
Another young stud at the tight end position and is my next best tight end to acquire for a young/rebuilding team is Harrison Bryant from the Browns. This offseason is the time to move for Bryant. Many will see him buried behind Austin Hooper and David Njoku on the depth chart. But looking further ahead Njoku is likely gone this offseason or next. Hooper was one of the busts of the 2020 season following his big-money move from the Falcons. I love Bryant in a rebuild. I think he becomes the guy late on in 2021 with hopes that in 2022 he can become a TE1.
Remember that tight end in Tampa that just won a Super Bowl ring? Nah not Gronk or Cameron Brate but OJ Howard the 1st round pick in the 2017 draft! Yes that guy who has shown huge playmaking ability with freakish size and athleticism at the tight end position, if only he could stay healthy! Cameron Brate is talked about being a potential cap casualty unless he can take a further pay cut to remain on the Bucs. Gronk is expected to return in 2021 for what will likely be his final season. Brady was a big fan of Howard.
Unfortunately, the timing of Brady joining the Bucs with no offseason and then OJ’s injury meant the two never got going. In listening to the Bucs beat writers, the team are looking forward to having Howard as big part of their offense in his 5th year option. Well, there’s aLot of owners that have given up on Howard and will love to see what they can get for him. I’ve seen him be moved for as little as a 3rd!.
That’s it for the first of our 2020 Offseason Dynasty Buys, hopefully you can pick up some of these WR & TE options! We are going to be providing you with dynasty content all offseason. So check us out as well as our social media channels. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. And, as always, if you want something more specific to your league- reach out!
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