Trading away good players is hard enough. It’s nearly impossible to trade away a player who returned such value on investment that he was being considered a league-winner.
Enter Darren Waller.
Turn back the clock a year, and Waller was coming off of his fourth straight underwhelming year in the league. Through those four years, he totaled 29 targets, 18 receptions, 178 yards, and two touchdowns. In the fantasy realm, he was an undrafted afterthought.
Fast forward to today, and the 27-year old is being drafted a the TE5 in dynasty startups. Those who rostered him last year likely paid next to nothing for the eventual TE3 overall. That’s a league-winner. However, as Tom Brady showed us this week, all good things must come to an end.
The price is right to sell Waller, but not for the reasons you might think.