Week 1 of the 2021 season was full of action, as we saw overtime games and some blowouts, so that leads us into Week 2 with some dynasty players to buy and sell. As a note, you should almost constantly be looking to how to improve your lineup. So let’s get into it!
Allen Robinson (WR, CHI)
He may be the most expensive of my buy’s but his talent is there. Robinson’s matchup vs. the Rams was always going to be tough. Robinson still saw 11 targets and mustered 6 receptions for 35 yards in the loss. Andy Dalton knows where his bread is buttered and Robinson will see better matchups. With a QB change likely to happen eventually now is the time to strike on the 28-year-old receiver on the franchise tag. Allen Robinson is going to be a relevant receiver for years to come. The current owner may be looking to move off Robinson just say Andy Dalton 3 times as fast as you can to try to spook them.
Zach Pascal (WR, IND)
If you follow me on Twitter you already know my love for Pascal knows no bounds. That being said Pascal was great he caught 4 of 5 targets for 43 yards and converted two touchdowns as well. While Michael Pittman out-snapped Pascal 74-69 it was a lot closer than some might of expected. Pascal really came on late last season scoring 3 touchdowns in the last 3 games as well as catching a touchdown in the playoffs. The Colts resigned Pascal this offseason and he is already paying dividends. Even when TY Hilton comes back I expect Pascal to continue his stellar play. Pascal maybe everything that we thought Pittman would be this season and moving forward.
Larry Rountree III (RB, LAC)
From the most expensive to maybe the cheapest to acquire the Mizzou product himself Larry Rountree III was second up in snaps this weekend clearly the back behind Austin Ekeler. Ekeler himself has had his injury issues and Rountree III is a rookie earning his stripes. The Chargers last season saw what Joshua Jackson and Josh Kelley brought to the table and based on Sunday looks like Rountree III has won the backup role. In his 25 snaps, he had 8 carries for 27 yards. If he can continue to expand his role and get some goal-line work it will increase his value long term. For now, he is someone you can grab for a cheap price tag that could produce for you later in the season and in future years to come as Ekeler continues to age.
Derrick Henry (RB, TEN)
Okay am I overreacting maybe but I was off the Henry bandwagon a year ago. Henry is great if he can have 30 carries a game and wear a defense down with his North/South battering ram style. If you ask Henry to show some wiggle or agility though that might be too much.
Now I am not suggesting you sell for peanuts as I am sure you will find a Henry truther in your league. In PPR leagues I would sell Henry for almost any top 12 option that remotely shows pass-catching chops. A list of guys I would trade Henry for includes Joe Mixon, D’Andre Swift, Saquon Barkley, Aaron Jones, Jonathon Taylor, and yes even Ezekiel Elliott. Call me crazy but I’m looking to move on. We have definitely seen peak Henry and he is someone I am looking to cash in on value now rather than waiting until it is completely over.
Bobby Trees is someone you could look to move this week as we saw the potent Rams offense on full display vs. the Bears this weekend. Van Jefferson stepped up in Week 1 and was only out-snapped by 8 against Robert Woods. Cooper Kupp led all receivers in snaps, receptions, and yards. Woods could lose more time to Van Jefferson as he has earned some more time after Week 1. You also have Desean Jackson and Tutu Atwell 2nd round draft pick lurking as well. I think he is definitely someone that has retained his value after this week and you may be able to flip him for some RB help if needed and get a nice return. This receiver room is only getting more crowded for Woods and while he cashed in on a nice contract recently the Rams have a potential out in 2022.
If you retained Fournette on your Dynasty team you probably didn’t start him but after Week 1 you may be able to sell a story to a league mate about how Ronald Jones was benched and this is playoff Lenny all over again. Fournette had 9 rushes for 32 yards and caught 5 of 7 targets for 27 yards while also being solely responsible for a Brady interception that clanged off his hands. This would be a little easier to do if Arians didn’t come out and say recently that Ronald Jones would be the starter this week. However, Arians has a track record of “coach speak” which doesn’t mean much. If you can get a 3rd round future draft pick or a wide receiver for him like Pascal as mentioned earlier smash the accept button. Fournette is not likely to give you much value at all past this season so get what you can.
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