It’s been a rough time the last couple of weeks, with some big season ending injuries to players like Odell Beckham Jr and Dalvin Cook. You’d have to be very lucky to have not lost a player to injury, but if you’ve been playing fantasy well you should have depth to cover for injuries. Teams that don’t have the depth are worrying and these can be great conditions to get a trade through. I’m a big advocate of the two-for-one trade, if you have the depth. One tip to get a trade through is to talk to other owners, ask them what they need and what they don’t mind trading away, this saves time in the long run. In my home league I have Mike Evans, AJ Green, Dez Bryant, Keenan Allen and DeVante Parker so you could say I’m in a good place for wide receivers but that doesn’t stop the Odell Beckham Jr owner constantly offering me Jeremy Maclin. Here are some of my favorite buy lows and sell highs of the week.
Dez Bryant - WR
It’s a great time to trade for him if you can get him, as he is having his bye this week. His matchups are getting easier and he is a main target for Dak Prescott. I see touchdowns in his future, buy before his price goes up again.
Ty Montgomery - RB
Montgomery owners are freaking out after Aaron Jones played great in Ty Montgomery’s absence. Even if it goes to a committee Montgomery will have a big role in the passing game. His value has dropped and it’s a good time to buy.
Sterling Shepard - WR
From injuries he has become the no.1 option in the Giants’ offence, his price is low and he’s banged up now, but when he’s back he is in for a big second half of the season. His price is low, so you shouldn’t have to pay a lot for him.
Austin Sefarian–Jenkins - TE
He’s a safe week to week option at a tough position. Josh McCown loves targeting his TEs and his price is still low. Get him on the cheap while you still can.
Sammy Watkins - WR
Most teams are dropping him after another stinker on the stat sheet. If you have the space to be able to keep him on your bench I’d recommend it. Sean McVay has said he wants to try get him the ball more. He’s got the talent and with more time in the Rams’ offence he could have a big second half of the season. Don’t go starting him for the foreseeable future, but he’s got more upside than keeping Taylor Gabriel or another basic WR.
Jordan Reed - TE
If the Reed Owner has another TE on their roster I’d try and get him on the cheap. He’s had plenty of time to get healthy and is finally off the injury report; he can be a difference maker for your team.
Doug Baldwin - WR
I still have faith in him. Seahawks have a bye this week so it’s a good time to buy, Seahawks always start slow and he’s going to get better.
Adrian Peterson - RB
He’s not the same player he used to be but there may be a manager in the league who still believes in him. He’s better than Chris Johnson, but I don’t see him getting enough work. Not to mention the Cardinals’ O-Line is trash this year. Trade him away before he plays and his value drops.
Cam Newton - QB
He has been good for two games, but he is getting these high point totals from passing rather than his rushing ability. I can’t see him keeping up with the points from the last two games if he’s not running the ball like the good old days. If you can get something good for him I’d advise you to make the trade.
Will Fuller - WR
He has been great in his first two games back from injury but hes not going to keep this pace up for the rest of the season. Target the Doug Baldwin (Buy Low) owner who isn’t feeling too good about his player, and try and trade him straight up. A lot of teams are hurting after some big WR injuries and will pay up for a good WR.
Tarik Cohen - RB
Cohen is getting considerably less work now than back in week 1, Benny Cunningham is also a better pass protector for the rookie QB so I’d be trying to get what I can before his stock hits rock bottom.
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 some value, but the players I’ve suggested to sell high I don’t expect to stay on the same level that they started the year on.
My last quick tip is if you are struggling for wins and are sitting on Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady I’d become a QB streamer and cash in on your top QB. It’s the easiest position to stream with plenty of options available each week.
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