There are many ways to try and find value in trades. You can trade for injured players, for players who just helped managers lose in the playoffs (I’m still unhappy with Mark Andrews), or trade for players who are coming off a less-than-stellar season. Believing in players can always be a little dangerous, but it can also pay off. You were rewarded nicely if you believed in Travis Etienne after his first injured year. If you were able to hold out for five years on DeVante Parker and Corey Davis, you were sort of, almost, rewarded a little bit.
My two favorite receivers in last year’s draft class were Garrett Wilson and Treylon Burks. Garrett Wilson has shown us what he can do and is currently wide receiver five and seventh player overall in May ADP. So clearly, we are here to talk about
Treylon Burks, WR TEN
Treylon Burks was brought into the league in a fascinating fashion. The Tennessee Titans trade away AJ Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles and then use that pick to draft Burks (talk about unfair expectations!). As the season went on, Burks found himself in and out of games with injury issues. Then add on less-than-stellar quarterback play from Ryan Tannehill, and you end up with a rookie season stat line of 29 catches for 425 yards and one touchdown. In my professional analysis (I am not a professional), that is “not good.”
So why do I think the Tennessee wide receiver is a player to trade for? As a top-tier WR in rookie drafts, finishing the season averaging seven targets a game (when he played the whole game), and now on a team with a new General Manager and Offensive Coordinator, I believe the trajectory is in the right direction. My favorite part of trading for Treylon Burks right now is the price. Let’s go into the trusty DLF Trade Finder and Trade Analyzer and see how we feel.
(16 team, 1QB, .5ppr, start 8)
In general, I am not as high on Kincaid as most appear to be but in a league that doesn’t have a tight end premium, he is just another face in the tight end bog that I don’t place much value on. I would be thrilled to be able to turn around after my rookie draft and send Kincaid away for Burks. If you believe in the Buffalo tight end, then I understand this on the other side, but honestly, if I am sending Burks away for him, I would want a little more on top.
(12 team, 1QB, PPR, start 9)
I lumped these two together because they both maybe me go, “WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA????????”. Rookie fever can be a scary thing sometimes. That is all I really have to say on those.
(12 team, Superflex, PPR, start 10)
I stared at this one for a while. I don’t think we see a world where Kenny Pickett is a top-ten dynasty quarterback. While I am a big fan of Burks, I am not sure we see a world where he becomes a top-ten wide receiver in dynasty. After considering you should be paying the QB tax for getting a QB in a trade but not giving one up, I think this is very even. All of that considered, I think I go with Burks here…I think. All sense in my brain is telling me to take the quarterback, but since when do I listen to my brain?
This is all a very similar line of thinking in my last article about Jonathan Taylor, where we are looking for players who we feel are more talented than the output shown last season. Taylor and Burks are very strong examples for me; who are some of yours?
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