Trade Cheat Sheet Week 5

Trading is one of the most exciting aspects of fantasy football, but it can sometimes be difficult deciding on what moves to make next. Even if you love your team and are 4-0, 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 teams’ 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  

 

Deshaun Watson – QB 

He has had two great performances from two great matchups, so it’s worth asking other owners what they will give for him. I have heard of some crazy offers for Watson this week. 

 

Cam Newton - QB 

He did great last week but with a tough streaming week I’d be entertaining offers from Carr, Mariota and Matt Ryan owners if they are struggling. 

 

Bilal Powell – RB 

With a fluky 75-yard touchdown run, and the best performance of his whole career, it’s a great time to trade him away. With Matt Forte coming back and Elijah McGuire seeing work too Powell is not going to have another week like this again. Trade him before the Jets backfield becomes a mess again. 

 

Tyrell Williams – WR 

He had a great week 4 after having had a tough start to the year. The Chargers 1st round pick WR Mike Williams is coming back soon, and the workload for Tyrell just isn’t there. He will have some more boom weeks this season, mixed in with weeks where he doesn’t even reach 30 yards. Sell while you can. 

 

Cameron Brate – TE 

He had a great game this week against the Giants, (they don’t know how to stop TEs) with O.J. Howard getting more work I’d try and cash in on him. He has a good matchup against the Patriots, so maybe see how that plays out first. 

 

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. I’d only trade him straight up for E Elliott, L Bell, A Brown, K Hunt or P Perkins.  

 

Chris Hogan – WR 

He’s had four touchdowns from 15 catches so far this season. He’s going to have a decent year, but he won’t keep up those touchdown numbers up. It’s worth shopping him around if you can get a good return. 

 

Jordan Reed - TE 

Top player, but with lingering injuries it’s worth considering trading him away. When Reed doesn’t play make sure Vernon Davis is picked up. 

 

Chris Johnson – RB 

He looks terrible. Take anything you can get for him. 

 

 

Players to Buy 

 

Dez Bryant – WR 

Bryant has faced the Giants, Broncos and Cardinals so far this season, and with 40 targets through four games he has done well, but you would expect more from him. With easier matchups on horizon and a QB that can throw, he can post some big numbers. Bryant owners could be wanting more from their second-round pick, so see if you can make a deal. 

 

Charles Clay – TE 

If the Clay owner isn’t sold on him then go get him. As the top target in the Bills offence he has a high weekly floor for a TE, and is a week to week starter. I’d trade Kyle Rudolph or Delanie Walker straight up to get Charles Clay. I have him as a top 5 TE rest of season. 

 

Ty Montgomery – RB 

If you have enough depth to cope with him potentially missing time, then he’s a player to try and get. When he is back and playing he will be a top 10 RB for the rest of the season. 

 

Austin Sefarian-Jenkins - TE 

The tight end position is a wasteland. Josh McCown hasn’t thrown a lot since ASJ (consider writing full name as you have already referred by his full name once.) has been back from his suspension, but his target numbers should increase when the Jets are behind.  When he plays the Browns this week he should be in line for a big game. His price is on the rise. 

 

Jay Ajayi - RB 

Ajayi Owners are freaking out after his performance at the Jets and the Saints. He has a good matchup this week that should get his trade value up. Buy while you can. 

 

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. When Andrew Luck is back he could become a week to week starter. If you can get Moncrief and Hilton on the cheap they are good buy lows too. 

 

Matt Ryan – QB 

Better numbers are coming, he’s on a bye this week so owner could be more likely to move on from him. 

 

One last thing, I’m avoiding the Seahawks backfield with Chris Carson out, but If I had to pick one guy rest of season it would have to be Thomas Rawls. 

 

Just because I have a player to sell on this list doesn’t mean they are about to become dreadful and not worth owning. They will still have value, but the players I’ve suggested to sell high I don’t expect to stay on the same level as which they started the year on. 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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