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Three Tight Ends to Trade Away in Dynasty Leagues

We pick out three tight ends to consider moving on from.

Dawson Knox

The tight end position is often streamed week-to-week in fantasy football. Locking down the position potentially provides an edge in dynasty leagues. Trading away a tight end is counterintuitive to this statement.

Selling an aging asset like Travis Kelce or Darren Waller makes sense. These tight ends are depreciating values, but this does not mean their production will also fall over the foreseeable future. Recommending trading away Kelce provides you a disservice.

This article will utilize our Dynasty Trade Analyzer and recommend trades. The trade suggestions will line up in value, but not perfectly equal. The recommended tight end to trade away may have higher or lower value within 25 value points. Your league market will also be a factor in your trades. This article assumes tight end premium and points per reception scoring. Here are three tight end trade recommendations.

Tight End One

Let’s play a game. Following an age-23 season, this tight end had 60 receptions. Why would I recommend trading away this player? Let’s look at two tight ends following the 2021 season:

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Three Tight Ends to Trade Away in Dynasty Leagues
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Scott deVilleneuve
1 year ago

Curious as to who you’d be looking at in a deal if you trade away Knox. Just about every site recommends him as a sell candidate for the same reasons as you do, which all seem pretty legit. My question is who else are you going to get as a “lesser value” in a deal that offers the same upside? I know you mentioned Kmet as a pivot from Freiermuth, but who else would you look at? He’s ranked as TE 12 on this site, with Kmet, Irv Smith, Henry, Ertz, and Engram listed as the next 5, Higbee, Jonnu Smith, Trautman, Thomas, and Tonyan making up the rest of the 10 below him in rankings. I can’t see any of those guys except maybe Ertz having even a remote chance of being able to match Knox in production, but he’s 6 years older. Knox has ended up being a hold for me this offseason as I haven’t found a good trade-down target, am interested in who you’ve been looking at.

Lance McGannon
1 year ago

I actually like Freiermuth and Knox. their athletic profiles and playing style makes for long term success so i want to acquire either of these players… but not at their current cost. i’m banking on regression from both next year – Knox with fewer TDs and Freiermuth with Trubisky – to make their current owners panic and trade them away at a significant reduction in their current asking price. that’s when i’ll pounce for one (or both) of these TEs.

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