It’s a critical time for general managers of dynasty teams headed for the playoffs. With one week left in the fantasy regular season and one week left to add players via trade for leagues with late deadlines, it’s critical to make the right decision. Are you willing to risk some or all of your team’s future for the chance to bring home a championship? It’s now or never for aging teams with their window closing. Let’s take a look at some potential trade targets for competing teams that could lead you to a title without completely sacrificing your future.
Benny Snell, RB PIT
It’s not always the long-in-the-tooth veterans we should be looking to buy on competing teams. Sometimes the stars align and it’s possible to add a player on the cheap who will not only help you this season but could also be a future contributor. Snell fits the bill as a rookie running back who will have the opportunity down the stretch. James Conner has played with nagging injuries all season and seems unlikely to be 100% healthy for the stretch run. Despite the opportunity to seize control of the backfield, Jaylen Samuels has been a disappointment for fantasy as a direct replacement for Conner.
The final piece of the puzzle for Snell is his schedule during weeks 14-16. For the weeks that make up the fantasy playoffs for most leagues, Pittsburgh will play three bottom half of the league defenses. Arizona, Buffalo, and the New York Jets are all great matchups for the Pittsburgh offense.
His 21-carry, 98-yard performance in week 12 no doubt increased his price but some owners may choose to use this production to flip Snell for a coveted 2020 pick. Using the DLF trade finder tool, we can see he has mostly been a throw-in type of player this month. He did get moved for a 2021 third, which to me is an easy deal to accept given his upside this season and the possibility to be a future contributor. I’d be willing to send a 2020 second for Snell and a 2020 third as well.