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Buy, Sell, Hold: 4 Dynasty QBs

What should you do with Kyler Murray, Jimmy Garoppolo, Lamar Jackson, and Dwayne Haskins? The Big 3 weigh in.

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1. Kyler Murray, Cardinals


Josh: Kyler's a huge buy for me. I think that Cardinals offense is only gonna get better and he has a great floor as a rushing quarterback, so buy, buy, buy, baby.


Adam: 100% agree. I thought he had a great rookie campaign. You also had a head coach in his first year. I hope he stays healthy—that’s always the concern for a guy his size. That said, I feel like he’s going to be the next guy. You could have a Lamar Jackson type breakout next year because he is a rare athlete.


Josh: The fact that he was able to overcome losing Christian Kirk and David Johnson (what happened to him?) and then they took a wide receiver in the second round who basically never played in Andy Isabella. In 2020, Larry Fitzgerald will be back, Kirk will be fine, and while I don’t know about Isabella’s long-term outlook, I’ve seen a lot of mock drafts with Arizona taking a wide receiver in the first round.


Bobby: It might take them a few games to figure everything out if they draft a wide receiver that high, and the only other weird thing is figuring out their running backs. Is Kenyan Drake going to stick around? Are they going to cut David Johnson? And then you’ve got Chase Edmonds in the mix. I also wish they had a tight end of consequence to help the young quarterback out. But he’s still a buy, especially if they grab someone like CeeDee Lamb in the first or second round of the draft.


VERDICT: Buy


2. Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers


Bobby: As the Jimmy G owner in our main league, I’ll start us off. He’s a huge sell for me. He was up and down all season, and San Francisco wants to be a running team. I think he’s going to be a fine NFL quarterback, just not a great fantasy quarterback.


Josh: I’m with you 100%. I don’t trust Shanahan with fantasy production because he’s able to beat teams in so many different ways, which is great if you’re a 49ers fan. That means your offense can succeed in a variety of ways. But I don’t want the quarterback in a Shanahan offense, especially one who’s commanding a run-first attack.


Adam: I will say, I don’t mind him in a superflex league. And I think he’ll have a bounce back year. I think he’ll be better next season. I could see the offense being better.


Bobby: Yeah, Deebo didn’t really come on until week 10.


Adam: Hopefully Kittle has surgery to fix his torn labrum. And they could bring in another piece on offense. They’ll probably lose Emmanuel Sanders. We heard the chatter about Odell and Antonio Brown landing there, so they might add another receiver. They’ll need another piece, especially if they lose Sanders.


VERDICT: Sell


3. Lamar Jackson, Ravens


Josh: Jackson is a hold for me because he’s so fun to watch. If I had him, I’d be hard pressed to let him go because it’s a blast having him on your team. He’s like Mahomes, whom I have in our main league. He’s a great sell right now being the Super Bowl MVP. But because he’s such an electric player, I don’t think I could get enough back in a Mahomes trade to make me happy. I’d have seller’s regret.


That said, if you don’t play fantasy football with any kind of emotion, you should sell Jackson because his value has never been higher and we should expect some regression next year from where he finished this year.


Bobby: Context is important here. If someone offers you four 1st rounders, sell Lamar.


Adam: In a one quarterback dynasty league, what do you want for Lamar? I feel like I’d want two 1sts, and pretty high 1sts, like 1.05 or earlier.


Bobby: I agree. I don’t think that’s too much to ask. Bottom line: hold Lamar.


VERDICT: Hold


4. Dwayne Haskins, Redskins


Bobby: Haskins has a new coach and some new offensive pieces most likely. Adrian Peterson is coming back, but I’m not sure that makes a big difference.


Josh: Haskins is a sell for me. I’m just not a believer. A new coaching staff is coming in, which makes me nervous. Rivera wasn’t there when Haskins was drafted.


Adam: I’m holding him, only because you probably can’t get a lot for him right now. You might get a 4th or 5th rounder, so if that’s enough for you, go for it, I guess. I’d rather hold him and see if his value increases. You never know—the Redskins offense could improve. We’ve seen Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb getting mocked there.


Josh: Are you 100% certain Haskins is the Washington quarterback in 2020? I’m not.


Bobby: I’m not… but it’s got to be, right? They invested so much in him.


Adam: Couldn’t we see Tua jump in there for the Redskins at the #2 pick?


Josh: Everyone is saying it’s Chase Young, but I don’t know. It wouldn’t surprise me if something happened in the draft and Haskins wasn’t the Week 1 starter there.


Adam: Haskins did have his best game as a pro the last game before he got hurt. Week 16 against the Giants, he was 12-of-15 for 133 yards and 2 touchdowns. It was the Giants, but still, he looked decent. You’ve got Guice and McLaurin there.


Josh: Yeah, good talent there, but still. Too many questions for me to trust him.


VERDICT: Sell (Josh & Bobby), Hold (Adam)

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