2022 Dynasty Fantasy Football Week 4 Trade Targets

by Bob Van Duser
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Welcome back for a look at my 2022 Dynasty Fantasy Football Week 4 Trade Targets! In Dynasty the Waiver Wire is slim, but each week we need to look for ways to improve our rosters.

Some additions are designed to help us win now. While others are designed for future rewards. Either way, you need to know who to target, and maybe more importantly, what to pay.

Let's take a look at my 2022 Dynasty Fantasy Football Week 4 Trade Targets!

2022 Dynasty Fantasy Football Week 4 Trade Targets

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Javonte Williams, Running Back, Denver Broncos

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Now you're not snagging Javonte Williams on the cheap. But it's likely you can get him cheaper now than you could have before the season began.

This Denver offense is sputtering to start the campaign and may have Javonte managers in doubt of his prospects going forward. And who can blame them?

Something I harp on is believing in talent over the current situation. It's what led me to list Chris Olave as a Dynasty Trade Target after Week 2's performance. And Javonte is chock full of talent.

I have to imagine this offense getting it figured out because it can't stay this bad forever. And if you were concerned about the "committee" around Javonte, there's good news. Both Melvin Gordon and Mike Boone are set to be free agents after this season.

This is really only a move I'm making if I'm a competitive team and can afford to move some capital or I'm somewhere in the middle and I feel I'm on the verge of making a push next year.

If I'm that competitive team, I want to start by taking a look at my assets. Obviously, I don't want to compromise my starting lineup for this season too much. There is the possibility that Javonte doesn't turn things around this year.

Can I take the hit of moving Derrick Henry and a 2023 second-round pick to another contender? Or can I move Kenneth Walker and a 2023 first-round pick to a rebuilding team?

If I'm that team in the middle looking at making a run next year, what pieces aren't helping me next year?

I'm trying to keep my first-round draft capital at all costs. What aging vets can help a win-now team? Do I have an Austin Ekeler kicking around? A Joe Mixon? Can I add a future second-round pick and get the deal done or at least start conversations?

With this move, I want to position myself for a longer run at one of my running back spots by getting younger and picking up a great talent at a decent cost.

Khalil Herbert, Running Back, Chicago Bears

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We at the Dynasty Rewind Youtube Channel were pretty vocal about Khalil Herbert over the course of the offseason. Back then, he could be acquired very cheaply, but now not so much.

Where his cost was around a third-round rookie pick, now it's likely you're paying at least a second-round pick.

With his showing this past weekend even if David Montgomery is healthy I think Herbert has earned himself more work.

On top of Montgomery's injury concerns and Khalil Herbert's emergence, there were rumblings that Montgomery might not be a fit for this system. Oddly enough these coincided with reports that Herbert was likely to see more work in this offense.

The last interesting ripple in this situation is that David Montgomery is set to be a free agent next year. This opens up a larger role for Herbert.

While they could fill it in free agency or the draft, the answer is unknown. However, we've seen teams build around cheap running backs and quarterbacks especially when they have so many other holes to fill.

There's no real scenario where I think adding Herbert is a bad move. I'm willing to move a late second-round rookie pick if I have to.

If you're competing, he offers flex consideration as is with starting handcuff potential.

If you're rebuilding, he offers starting running back potential in the future or as a flip candidate.

You may not have a late second-round rookie pick if you're rebuilding. In which case I'd pair my third-round pick with another appealing asset. Maybe one of the 2022 rookie sleepers like Jalen Tolbert or Khalil Shakir.

Something along those lines.

Jerome Ford, Running Back, Cleveland Browns

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Aside from some preseason flashes, Jerome Ford has shown little to nothing to offer much reason to target him in trades. Which is what makes him such a great target.

Things are quiet for now. But this could change quickly with an injury or two. OR by some contracts running out.

Ford is firmly behind Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, and D'Earnest Johnson. Nobody is going to argue that.

However, when we look to the future, we see that both Hunt and Johnson are free agents after this season.

Hunt asked to be traded this past offseason since he wasn't able to get a big money extension from the Browns. So I can't imagine him sticking around.

They barely brought back Johnson on a one-year deal, so I can't expect the Browns to repeat this process on a more expensive deal.

None of this is for sure, they could both be back on the team in 2023, though I doubt it.

This is an upside dart throw that shouldn't cost you more than a mid-late third-round pick at most.

Brandon Aiyuk, Wide Receiver, San Francisco 49ers

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Something that doesn't get talked about often enough is having expectations for the players you're adding in trades, and paying appropriate value on those trades relative to the expected production of that acquired piece.

Brandon Aiyuk is a prime example. When I'm looking to acquire Aiyuk I'm expecting him to fill in the role of WR3/Flex on my team.

So I'm going to pay a price appropriate for that expectation. Which for me is around a second-round rookie pick along with a small additional piece.

As much as I like Brandon Aiyuk we haven't seen enough to expect that he can be a WR1 anytime soon. But he is being utilized in this offense and seems to have a secure role with Jimmy Garrapolo at quarterback.

He's a decent piece that offers some weekly upside with a decent floor which for me is a perfect WR3/Flex.

Romeo Doubs, Wide Receiver, Green Bay Packers

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After having a mini-breakout in Week 3, Romeo Doubs is only going to get more expensive to acquire.

Don't get me wrong, he still has a long way to go in terms of being a reliable option on a weekly basis. But while he is still somewhat raw he's earning opportunities and making the most of them.

Which is more than I can say for some Packers' rookie wide receivers.

Nevertheless, Doubs is trending towards being Aaron Rodgers' preferred target of the future. You could make the case that "Oh, well they'll definitely draft a top wide receiver early next year." and I'd call you a fool.

For the record, they absolutely should make an investment at wide receiver next year. I'm just saying it's foolish to expect or project that at this point.

Especially seeing that Randall Cobb, Sammy Watkins, and Allen Lazard are all free agents after this season. And even if they bring someone in, Doubs will already have that rapport with Rodgers.

What will it take to acquire Doubs? Likely the conversation starts at a 2023 second-round pick. But if I'm being honest I'm not that willing to pay that.

I'd rather try to hype-sell on Curtis Samuel. Pair him with a third or fourth-round rookie pick and go from there. Find a way to equate second-round value without paying an actual second-round pick.

Josh Palmer, Wide Receiver, Los Angeles Chargers

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I was in the camp of "not interested" with Josh Palmer this past off-season.

I believed that his success hinged on Keenan Allen or Mike Williams missing time. So far I haven't been proven wrong by any means.

But with Allen missing the past two weeks Palmer has been somewhat featured in this offense and has produced modestly with the opportunity that he's been given.

This goes back to the point I made with Aiyuk. My expectations are still relatively low with Palmer. For me, I'm willing to chase him as an upside Flex play and bench stash.

If Williams or Allen are missing time, he's a Flex consideration. Otherwise, he's a bench stash or worst-case scenario flex start when dealing with other injuries or bye weeks.

Both Allen and Williams are stuck on the roster through at least 2023 per spotrac.com. When they're listed as potential cut candidates before the 2024 season. Which would be Josh Palmer's contract year(2024).

I don't ever see him being a WR1 or WR2. At best to me, he's a WR3 that you can look to start when good matchups present themselves and he has a good opportunity laid out for him during that week.

I'm not paying more than a third-round rookie pick for him. Even though I'm not in love with paying for him. But I consider that pretty fair value.

Mark Andrews, Tight End, Baltimore Ravens

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Over the off-season, I adopted a new philosophy. I call it, "Stop screwing around with Tight Ends."

Mark Andrews is low-hanging fruit when it comes to a Tight End trade target for sure. But seriously. If you're messing around with even a tier 2 or 3 Tight End like Pat Freiermuth or T.J. Hockenson use those guys to tier up to Mark Andrews.

If you're competing this is even more of a no-brainer. If you're rebuilding I can see the avenues where holding a Freiermuth or even Kyle Pitts makes sense.

Tyler Conklin, Tight End, New York Jets

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Alright for those ballers on a budget out there the Tight End trade target for you is Tyler Conklin.

I'll also preface this by saying I'm really only interested if I'm competing and want to sure up my Tight End room.

Now I definitely have some concerns for Conklin when the reigns get handed back over to Zach Wilson.

But keep in mind Conklin was able to build up a rapport with Wilson in training camp since he was the only healthy tight end at the time and he's consistently been referred to as the TE1 in New York.

As a bonus bit, Conklin currently has the third most targets at the tight end position. If you're going value hunting at Tight End at least target a guy who's getting volume.

For me, that's where it really starts at tight ends who aren't in that upper echelon.

In TE Premium leagues I'd start with a third-round pick and go from there. In non-TE Premium, I'll start with a couple of fourths and work my way up if needed.

He shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg. He's not a premium asset. Just one to help a struggling Tight End room if needed.

Sell of the Week

Mack Hollins, Wide Receiver, Las Vegas Raiders

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Yes, he had a great week last week. And it's possible this continues. But I'm okay with that happening on someone else's roster.

I'm ready to cash in. Give me a third or fourth-round pick and I'm going to run the other direction.

Literally whatever I can get that's a net positive for whatever I paid in FAAB to pick him up. See ya dude.

I discussed this over the offseason, but every offense is capped at some point in terms of how much Fantasy output it can produce.

Meaning this: You can't expect Davante Adams, Darren Waller, Hunter Renfrow, and now Mack Hollins to all produce at a consistent clip.

I like Derek Carr as much as the next guy, but he's not supporting four receiving options at that high of a level. He's not THAT good and neither is that offense. I'm sorry.

That'll do it for my 2022 Dynasty Fantasy Football Week 4 Trade Targets! For more Dynasty Content from myself be sure to check out the Dynasty Rewind YouTube Channel! Until next time, y'all have a good one.

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