With four games complete for dynasty teams, the sample size is growing enough to establish whether contending or building type dynasty trades are optimal. Here are ideal players and dynasty trade strategies heading into Week 5 involving wide receivers:
Why: Shepard is a sell recommendation as he has benefitted from an anemic collection of ancillary wide receivers for the Giants over the first month to the tune of 25 targets. Golden Tate returns from suspension starting this week and Evan Engram is already the clear No.1 target for the Giants' passing game. Shepard is a functional WR2 in the NFL or an outstanding WR3, but miscast as a WR1. Despite the lack of receiver competition to start 2019, Shepard is on pace for a modest 80-872-4 stat line and a WR3/4 level fantasy season. Shepard returns a quality haul in the dynasty trade marketplace, pointing to an optimal moment to cash out for higher impact short-term options or more stable long-term assets.
Recent completed dynasty trades to offer ideas:
- Shepard, 20 2nd for Evan Engram
- Shepard, Duke Johnson Jr for Baker Mayfield
- Shepard for Mark Ingram II
- Shepard, Paul Richardson Jr for 20 1st