Welcome back to another week of 2021 buy and sell dynasty edition, here we are looking at Week 12 targets. For some the trade deadline has now passed for others you may still have a week or your league may allow trades throughout the year. That being said I will still be giving my Buys and Sells as we continue through the season. Therefore we will have a jumping-off point at the beginning of the off-season that is coming up quickly for us Dynasty players.
T.J. Hockenson (TE, DET)
The huge breakout season hasn’t happened for Hockenson in 2021. Most of that can be explained by strictly being on the Lions roster. Hockenson has 3 games this season where he has had less than 3 targets in a game. The opportunity to buy Hockenson is now especially after his return to the endzone on Thanksgiving. The narrative in the community before today was very negative. I do believe you could make a nice offer to get Hockenson on your roster off his results on Thanksgiving. Hockenson hadn’t scored a touchdown since Week 2 and I think he will find paydirt a few more times before the end of the season. I fully expect this Lions offense to continue to struggle in 2021. This move would be for 2022 and beyond.
The light at the end of the tunnel would be that the Lions replace Goff in the off-season with a capable veteran to at least target their most impressive weapon on the field. This Lions team is not a finished product and we could look back two years from now and remember how tough it was for Hockenson early on. His value will go up the longer you wait so you must strike as soon as possible. If I was targeting Hockenson you could try to flip Fant or Freiermuth for him and a 2nd possibly could do it with the hype on those two guys. I don’t hate it. Would also be willing to give up a 1st for him as well. I think that would do it as the Lions have severely put a downer on his value this season.
Chase Claypool (WR, PIT)
Claypool flashed his elite talent again this week and it is the reason he is in this section. Buying on players that have talent is something dynasty players should try to do more of. As those players are more likely to break out and be valuable assets on our rosters. The issue with Claypool is not with his ability as he is a matchup nightmare wherever he lines up. The issue is his usage and his quarterback play.
At 6’4 and 238 lbs, he is a player that needs double-digit targets a game and he isn’t there yet in this offense. I do believe as his health improves and Juju hopefully moves on this receiving core with Diontae Johnson and Claypool could be one of the most exciting and explosive in the NFL. I wouldn’t be adding Claypool now if you are expecting big things this season although possible. I believe that this is a future move where we could potentially have a double-digit touchdown scorer perenially for the next number of years. What could you get him for? Try giving up a player like Calvin Ridley or a late 1st/early 2nd and more picks for Claypool. I do believe you will be happy with your trade a year from now.
Rondale Moore (WR, ARI)
Preseason darling and workout warrior Rondale Moore popped up in a big way last week with 11 receptions for only 51 yards but you would be happy with those PPR points. Now is the perfect time to jump ship. I do not trust these types of receivers in the long or short term as he feels very gimmicky to me ala Tavon Austin and Percy Harvin. Were those players useful in spots? Yes, they were and they made spectacular plays that people love to watch. As Dynasty owners we can take advantage of these types of players and sell to the masses that believe that Moore will someday be a perennially top receiver in the NFL.
We have seen these types of players before over and over again. The usage he received on the weekend was without Kyler Murray and Hopkins. Moore’s usage is generally close to the line of scrimmage and he doesn’t get used as a receiver that stretches the field enough in 2021. He is currently 102nd in air yards and 109th in averaged target distance. If someone is willing to give up an early 2nd or higher for Rondale Moore I would smash the accept button. If you drafted Moore in hopes that he could be an elite receiver in this league sell now to someone that still believes the same.
DK Metcalf/ Tyler Lockett (WR, SEA)
Seattle is a mess and are currently 3-7. Both receivers have struggled at times this season with and without Wilson at quarterback. That being said the biggest beneficiary this season with Wilson at QB has been Tyler Lockett who has produced with Wilson in the lineup and has disappeared without him. Wilson has been horrendous this season only going over 300+ once this year. In his last 4 outings, he has thrown for less than 207 yards. Take last week for example, out of the 24 targets from Week 11 Lockett received 4 of them and Metcalf got 8. While that isn’t terrible for Metcalf as a #1 WR in the NFL he just hasn’t produced this season. Many had Metcalf as a top 5 Dynasty WR coming into 2021 and still might as Metcalf will probably have a double-digit touchdown season. The way Seattle is playing football is the most concerning for me. The overall direction and coaching staff don’t help this boom or bust pair at all either.
Wilson’s future also plays a part in why I believe you should look to sell the Seattle receivers.
With Wilson at Quarterback:
Lockett: 31 rec 48 targets 528 yards and 3 touchdowns
Metcalf: 32 rec 54 targets 440 yards and 4 touchdowns
Without Wilson at Quarterback:
Lockett: 21 rec 33 targets 246 yards and 0 touchdowns
Metcalf: 19 rec 23 targets 295 yards and 4 touchdowns
While Metcalf has buoyed his production without Wilson with his touchdown production. Lockett has struggled to gain any kind of foothold without him which is understandable. Wilson made some noise about being traded this offseason. Without him, at the helm, both Lockett and Metcalf would take a hit. We do not know what the future holds for this Seattle Seahawk football team but I don’t believe Wilson will be any happier after a losing season in 2021. Metcalf is the more valuable of the two and I am not selling him for anything less than a 1st round pick. As for Lockett, I would be open to taking a 2nd for him and maybe an ancillary piece that you like. I am not advocating that you move both of them for a discount but put them on the market or start offering up for other pieces you may like better and see what happens.
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