Trading is one of the most exciting aspects of fantasy football, but it can sometimes be difficult deciding what moves to make. Even if you love your team and are 3-0, there are always changes to be made to improve your team. One thing to consider when making a trade is to always look at the trade from the other team’s point of view; they won’t want Matt Stafford if they already have Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees. If a team needs running backs and you have depth then talk to the owner and see what you can do that’s beneficial to both teams. Always try to make a fair trade, don’t be that guy sending Joique Bell for Le’Veon Bell. With these points in mind, here are my thoughts on players to buy and sell.
Players to Sell
Cam Newton - QB
Sell him by reminding potential buyers about the time he was the league MVP back in 2015, even though that’s all he has going for him. If your league knows what they are doing and you can’t trade then feel free to drop.
Chris Thompson - RB
He has been great so far, but with limited touches his fantasy scores are likely to drop. Don’t sell him for nothing, but see what you can get.
Todd Gurley - RB
I’m not saying you need to get rid of him, but his matchups are about to get a whole lot tougher. His workload is still going to be there, but it’s worth asking what you can get for him because his price can’t get much higher.
Brandin Cooks - WR
Classic Brandin Cooks game in week 3 against a banged-up Texans secondary. Some weeks he will put up big numbers and some weeks he won’t. He’s a boom or bust type of player and the time to trade away is straight after a boom game.
Jordan Reed - TE
Top player, but with lingering injuries its worth considering trading him away. When Reed doesn’t play make sure Vernon Davis is picked up.
Demarco Murray - RB
It was looking bleak for Murray owners going in to week 3, but Murray had a great week helped by a 75-yard touchdown run. Use his score to your advantage to sell him before lingering injuries catch up to him and Derrick Henry becomes the main guy.
Chris Johnson - RB
I’d rather have used toilet roll than Chris Johnson. Name value may get a trade to happen, but it won’t be based on his ability.
Players to Buy
Joe Mixon - RB
Bengals used their brain last game and gave most of the work to their best running back. Buy him quick before he breaks out.
Chris Carson - RB
The Seahawks running back to own is Chris Carson. In week 3 the Seahawks abandoned the run in the 2nd half when down against the titans. With some better match ups to come his numbers are going to improve.
Travis Kelce - TE
After only getting one target against the chargers Kelce owners may start worrying, they shouldn’t but if they are make them pay, and take him off their hands.
Jay Ajayi - RB
Owners are freaking out after his performance at the Jets, Ajayi owners may be worried. If I could trade Brandin Cooks for Jay Ajayi I would click accept without hesitation.
Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper - WR
Better weeks are coming for Crabtree and Cooper, and if you can get them on the cheap I’d advise you to do that.
Marqise Lee - WR
With 21 targets over his last two games, Lee has a safe week to week floor for a player who you can get for peanuts or pick up for free. He is a great bye week fill in so get him on your roster.
Jack Doyle - TE
Better days are coming for Mr Doyle so if you can get him on the cheap he is a great back up/streaming TE option.
Just because I have a player to sell on this list doesn’t mean they are about to become dreadful and not worth owning. Use your brain when working out trades but if you are struggling ask us on twitter @TimJablonski and @TheHateful8FF and we can help you out!
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