Dynasty Buy or Sell: What Should Fantasy Managers do with DJ Moore, Romeo Doubs, and Jalin Hyatt?

Dynasty season is here. Should fantasy football managers be looking to trade DJ Moore, Romeo Doubs, and Jalin Hyatt?

Chicago Bears WR DJ Moore, Green Bay Packers WR Romeo Doubs, and New York Giants WR Jalin Hyatt all present different challenges in valuing them for fantasy football purposes.

How should fantasy managers handle these players going forward?

Should You Trade DJ Moore in Dynasty Fantasy Football?

After three straight years of declining fantasy production, fantasy managers were justified in giving up on the dream that the talented Moore would ever be the fantasy WR1 we knew he was capable of being.

I certainly didn’t think Justin Fields would be the one to unlock Moore. In this case, I’m glad to have been proven wrong.

Fields may not be the best passer in the league, but he’s the best quarterback Moore has ever played with — and it showed. Even though I didn’t benefit from it, as I did not draft any Moore in 2023, it was awesome to see him post 96 catches for 1,364 yards and eight scores. His 16.9 fantasy points per game were good for an overall WR9 finish.

I don’t want to throw too much cold water on Moore’s season, but it does need some additional context. He wasn’t exactly the most reliable weekly option.

Moore had a couple of massive games, most notably his 49-point explosion against the Washington Commanders. He also posted single-digit fantasy points five times and fewer than 13.5 fantasy points on another five occasions.

Moore’s dynasty value is now at the highest point it’s been since his 15.4 points per game 2019 season. He’s still just 27 years old, but there’s a fair amount of uncertainty surrounding his future.

Chicago is still deciding whether to keep Fields or trade him and draft Caleb Williams. There’s also an outcome where they keep Fields and don’t trade the pick, opting to draft Marvin Harrison Jr.

Moore is an excellent receiver, but fantasy managers don’t want him competing with Harrison for targets. That’s not a battle he’s going to win.

Moore is going to be productive for quite a while longer. He has two years left on his contract with the Bears. When it expires, he should still have another 3-4 quality years left.

With that said, I do think Moore’s value is far more likely to decrease over the coming months than increase. The best-case scenario is it remains the same. As a result, now is a good time to explore trade options.

Final Verdict: Sell

Should You Trade Romeo Doubs in Dynasty Fantasy Football?

If you asked me a year ago, I would’ve said absolutely. Suffice it to say I was very out on Doubs as an NFL-caliber starting receiver. While I still think he’s not as talented as the likes of Jayden Reed or Dontayvion Wicks, Doubs is much better than I gave him credit for. My bad, Romeo.

With Christian Watson unable to stay on the field and every other relevant Packers receiver a rookie, Doubs served as Jordan Love‘s most reliable option last season. He caught 59 passes for 674 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 10.3 fantasy points per game.

MORE: Dynasty Trade Advice — Michael Pittman Jr., Tank Dell, Curtis Samuel

Despite Doubs’ better-than-expected year, he didn’t exactly post great metrics. His 1.33 yards per route run ranked outside the top 60. He commanded just a 17.1% target share and only earned a target on 18.9% of his routes run, 60th in the league.

Doubs opened the season with 18+ fantasy points in three of his first four games. He didn’t reach that mark the rest of the season. Meanwhile, he posted eight games with fewer than 7.5 fantasy points.

I was overly critical of Doubs’ rookie year, but I would stop short of calling him a weekly fantasy WR3.

At just 24 years old, there’s plenty of time for Doubs to improve. However, the fact that he only amassed 425 receiving yards as a rookie weighs heavily. His failure to reach 500 yards strongly suggests a season like 2023 might be the best we see from him.

Additionally, Green Bay has a pretty crowded receiving corps. It currently lacks a clear alpha, but Reed and Wicks had very promising rookie seasons. I also liked what I saw from Bo Melton as a rotational WR3/4. I’m over Watson, but it still wouldn’t shock me if Doubs wound up as Green Bay’s fourth-most productive wide receiver in 2024.

It’s difficult to envision a guy like Doubs returning much in a trade. He’s more of a guy you add to a deal to make it happen. If that ends up being necessary for you, don’t hesitate to trade him away.

Final Verdict: Sell

Should You Trade Jalin Hyatt in Dynasty Fantasy Football?

As a third-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, expectations weren’t that high for Hyatt. He was walking into an ambiguous WR room, but one without a great QB situation. Even so, Hyatt still managed to underwhelm as a rookie.

Hyatt caught 23 passes for 373 yards and no touchdowns. He was primarily used as a situational deep threat. His 21.0 aDOT (average depth of target) led the NFL. Unfortunately, he was only able to command an 8.3% target share and was targeted on just 10.4% of his routes run.

Hyatt averaged 3.6 fantasy points per game last season. He played in all 17 games but failed to catch a pass in seven of them. It wasn’t a great showing.

Of course, there were extenuating circumstances. Daniel Jones wasn’t exactly going to be great for Hyatt to begin with. Not only did Jones go down for the season, Tyrod Taylor missed several games as well, forcing rookie UDFA Tommy DeVito into action. It was just a rough year for the Giants.

Nevertheless, there were multiple moments during the season when I started to believe in Hyatt. He had games of 89, 75, and 109 receiving yards. Those games were all separated by multiple weeks. Each time, I was hoping this was the moment Hyatt would earn a larger role. He just couldn’t. Sadly, that’s a pretty significant indictment of his ability.

Players can improve. However, Hyatt’s failure to reach 500 receiving yards as a rookie puts him in a difficult spot from a historical perspective. Receivers who can’t get to 500 yards in their rookie seasons end up being fantasy factors less than 10% of the time.

MORE: Dynasty Trade Advice — Jaylen Waddle, Odell Beckham Jr., Gabe Davis

From a macroanalysis standpoint, it’s beneficial to just blanketly give up on every receiver who can’t meet this threshold. Hyatt couldn’t do it while competing with the likes of Darius Slayton, Isaiah Hodgins, and Parris Campbell at wide receiver.

I would love to see Hyatt bounce back as a sophomore. The Giants will definitely look to draft another receiver or sign one in free agency. Even if they do, there still should be an opportunity for Hyatt to win the WR2 role.

Hopefully, he can do so, and with better QB play, show signs of being a fantasy factor. However, if you have Hyatt in dynasty, it’s worth seeing what you can get in a trade.

Final Verdict: Sell

With the fantasy football season behind us, why not start preparing for your rookie drafts with our dynasty rookie rankings? Additionally, as you look to improve your team heading into 2024, our dynasty trade calculator can help you find the perfect deal to boost your championship chances.

Listen to the PFN Inside Access Podcast!

Listen to the PFN Inside Access Podcast! Click the embedded player below to listen, or you can find the PFN Fantasy Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, and all major podcast platforms.  Be sure to subscribe and leave us a five-star review!

Join the Conversation!

Related Articles