Just had a blockbuster redraft trade in my NFL.com league. It’s a no money, half-PPR league:
I gave up:
- Najee Harris
- Matt Ryan (who I literally just grabbed off waivers this week)
- Devin Duverney
I am getting:
- Amon-Ra St. Brown
- Geno Smith
- Zeke Elliott
At QB, Smith is clearly better than Ryan at this point, especially with Smith’s rushing upside. While Ryan has more passing yards, the td/int ratio is decidedly in Smith’s favor: 9:2 to 8:7.
At RB, I am taking a small hit here, but there’s only 5 fantasy points of difference between Najee and Zeke. If this were dynasty, I wouldn’t make this trade, but in redraft, I’ll do it.
WR is where I am really scoring big. St. Brown over Duverney is a no-contest. there is injury risk with St. Brown, but when he plays, he’s elite. Duverney is a second option on a run-first team. The fact there is only 10 fantasy points separating them is misleading, since St. Brown missed one week with injury, and then had a bye week.
- I can use Geno Smith and Derek Carr to stream every week, although I will probably lean more towards Smith.
- Zeke instantly becomes a starter. I am hoping with Dak back, maybe Zeke will get more running room.
- St. Brown becomes an instant starter in an already strong WR corps: Davante Adams, Chris Olave, Allen Lazard, and Gabe Davis. Olave and Lazard worry me with the inconsistencies of their respective offenses.