My latest Rotoworld article went up last week. The Cliff's Notes version is below, but you can click here for the full article.
Last week, we looked at the Top 20 Dynasty League Buys for the 2009 offseason. This week, we'll tackle the sells.
One of the keys to Dynasty leagues is to accurately gauge which players have staying power as reliable starters. Many different players come and go each year with good or even great seasons, but you have to be able to tell the truly gifted from the player simply performing well under ideal conditions. You have to know the difference between a group like LaDainian Tomlinson, Adrian Peterson, Steven Jackson, and Chris Johnson vs. Joseph Addai, Willie Parker, Chester Taylor, and LaMont Jordan.
The Dynasty league owner's offseason job is similar to that of a major league baseball GM evaluating which prospects to keep and build around and which ones to flip for key pieces while in contention. While it's important to target the right fit on another owner's roster, it's equally important to evaluate your own players and decide who is nucleus and whose value is fleeting. It's just as important to have your finger on the pulse of your own roster as it is to target the right players on other rosters.
With that in mind, let's take a look at 15 players worth selling this offseason.
1. Brian Westbrook, RB, Eagles
2. Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys
3. Eli Manning, QB, Giants
4. Steve Slaton, RB, Texans
5. Marion Barber, RB, Cowboys
6. Antonio Bryant, WR, Buccaneers
7. Matt Cassel, QB, Chiefs
8. Clinton Portis, RB, Redskins
9. Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens
10. Thomas Jones, RB, Jets
11. Domenik Hixon, WR, Giants
12. Matt Forte, RB, Bears
13. Willie Parker, RB, Steelers
14. DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers
15. Michael Turner, RB, Falcons