Here is the issue and the reasoning. I tried extremely hard to get a RB as I am in desperate need of one. I have a very good set of WR’s on my roster. None of the guys who had the top 3 RB’s would give them up because it’s dynasty. Dynasty makes it incredibly difficult to get RB’s once rosters are already set in stone because the depth at RB is very minimal. Most teams don’t have any depth on their team. The guy who gave me Howard had Howard, Gurley, and Ameer Abdullah. His team was probably the best team in terms of RB depth. People that had guys like Ajayi, Fournette, and even Cook wouldn’t even take Julio for them straight trade. I like Howard for dynasty as he is VERY young, plays with a really good O-line, and will be good for years to come. Most WR’s start to decline at around 31-32 which is 2 years for Julio.
I wanted to be competitive this year so getting Graham and Howard I felt was an upgrade as I could slide Howard in and start another of my good WR’s rather than those points sitting on my bench every week. I have zero faith in any RB on my team at the moment. Jamaal Williams COULD pan out, but that’s a huge maybe. Giving up my first pick next year was tough, but I think I will finish in the top 6 of my league this year and doubt I would get much out of it next year anyway. This year was a rarity with how many good rookie RBs came into the league and those were still all gone in the first 6 picks.