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Dynasty Decision: DeAndre Hopkins

Can DeAndre Hopkins be considered a ‘buy-low’ target? Will he recover from his dynasty decline? We examine his situation.

DeAndre Hopkins

Can DeAndre Hopkins be considered a 'buy-low' target? Will he recover from his dynasty decline? We examine his situation.

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Dynasty Decision: DeAndre Hopkins
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Jacob Smith
23 days ago

Sold Hopkins in 2020 for a 2021 2nd, two 2022 1sts and Hunter Renfrow (I was in rebuild). That’s one league, in my other league (contender) I still have him but he’s no longer a starter.

Mark Boutot
23 days ago

Reasons why you trade a 1st round pick for a third-year veteran WR:

Kelvin Benjamin
Sammy Watkins
Philip Dorsett
Breshad Perriman
Nelson Agholor
Kevin White
Laquon Treadwell
Josh Doctson
Corey Coleman
John Ross
Calvin Ridley

All of the above players are WR’s who were drafted in the 1st round between 2014 and 2018. Just randomly picked those years, not trying to cherry-pick anything. During that time, a total of 20 WR’s were drafted in the 1st round. Now, anywhere from 4 to 9 nine years later would you be happy with any of these guys on your rosters? That is a less-than-50% hit rate for 1st round WR’s, you know, those guys that during their respective drafts were all “the missing pieces” and would, in short time, show why they are on their way to Canton. WHY NOT trade a mid-1st for an established, productive WR who fits in well with his new team, not only from a football perspective but also a personal perspective? WHAT IS this fascination we all have with 1st WR’s? 🙂 🙂

And yes, for cap reasons alone in my opinion, you keep Hopkins through 2023 but in a much-diminished role.

Last edited 23 days ago by Mark Boutot
Andy Cook
Reply to  Mark Boutot
23 days ago

Well you definitely cherry picked the players that didn’t pan out as perennial top 10 receivers. I see what you mean, but if a team is not competing then why not trade a few years of likely wide receiver to production and have a shot at Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase, Mike Evans, Amari Cooper, and others. If a wide receiver drafted in the first round was a 90% hit rate then no one would be trading a first for DeAndre Hopkins. I think selling a stud wide receiver when he hits age 29 is definitely the right move. There are not very many guys that can remain productive until age 32 or 33. However I would probably reference an article from this site several months ago, get a prospect that has a year under his belt plus a first round pick. So grab a Jerry Jeudy and first round pick for Hopkins. Or something to that effect. But timing has to be right.

Matthew M
23 days ago

Personally I just sold Nuk for a 2023 2nd (10 team SF league). My league has a strong tendency not to value “old guys”, so generally any WR who is 29 people don’t give out 1sts for. This 2nd should be a top 13 pick, so I’m pretty happy with that return.

mesh
23 days ago

Traded Hopkins before the suspension for a 22′ 2nd (turned into J.Dotson), a 24′ 1st, and the ability to swap picks in 25′ and 27′ if it benefits my team. I’m rebuilding

Rodolfo Jacinto
Reply to  mesh
23 days ago

No dynasty league should allow picks to be traded so far out into the future.

Derek Lipski
Reply to  Rodolfo Jacinto
23 days ago

Lol…why not?

mesh
Reply to  Rodolfo Jacinto
23 days ago

We couldn’t trade those picks but we could agree to swap them if it benefits my team. I’m hoping he has a top 3 pick and maybe I have the 8th or 9th pick that year and I get to swap with him. He keeps a 1st round pick, I get to move up. It’s a nice add-on when negotiating trades.

mesh
Reply to  Richard Cooling
23 days ago

Yeah, it was just a bonus, It’s only upside for me and he doesn’t lose anything if he has a great year. Just gotta hope he has a bad season in those years.

Gordon Thomas
23 days ago

Sold Hopkins plus my 2023 1st (a late pick, probably 9-12) for the 1.06 and took Olave. Fingers crossed I did the right thing. I usually hold veterans WAY too long.

Andy Cook
23 days ago

If he’s at 20%+ (IE low 20’s) then Hollywood is most certainly eating into his share. 25%-30% is where I imagine most WR1 finishes come from.

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