Week 8 Trades (For/Away)

October 30, 2018


By now, most teams are at least aware of where they stand in their respective fantasy leagues with a couple floaters making moves to create separation from the rest of the pack.


With the NFL trade deadline coming and going with only a couple of trades, most teams look the same, but continue to pay attention in case there are any residual actions that sneak past the deadline.


Trade Tip: Start looking forward to the fantasy playoffs just a bit and examine if there are any players you are getting nervous about on your own team regarding matchups. If you have some players you're nervous about, pay attention to their value and if necessary, trade them when the hype on them is at its peak and make a trade that makes your team better entering the playoffs.


Trade Away:



Kenyan Drake, RB, Dolphins


Drake has scored twice in the last 2 weeks and has run well. Frank Gore however, still has double digit carries in 5 straight games (11,12,15,10,12). This is only to point out that Adam Gase is still not going to give the majority of touches to his playmakers. It took until the month of Brock-tober for them to see that Albert Wilson should be getting more touches. You only trade him if you're going to solidify your team with a more dependable upgrade so you don't have to deal with the headache of Gase.



T.J. Yeldon, RB, Jaguars


I like Yeldon. He's a better version of Javorius Allen. He makes it on the trade away section because of the uncertainty of this offense and where it's heading. Leonard Fournette will come back and fog up this RBBC even more. I still predict Fournette will get the bulk of the work when he returns, but I wouldn't be shocked to see Hyde and Yeldon in the mix more often as they look to keep Fournette healthy as they are likely to keep competing for a playoff spot.



Doug Baldwin, WR, Seahawks


The Seahawks are tops in the league with 31.7 rushing attempts a game. That doesn't necessarily mean Baldwin won't be good, but that does take opportunity away from him. Lockett has become more involved in the offense this year, and David Moore has become a thing now too (4 TDs in the last 3 games). Then you also have what Baldwin said about his health earlier this year and how he believes he won't be 100% this year. If you've been holding on to him, try and sell on his name value.



Marvin Jones, WR, Lions


This one right here is simply just a case of trying to sell high on a guy who performs well ( 7 catches on 10 targets for 117 yards for 2 TDs) to someone chasing the points. It's hard to tell if he's going to continue performing this well, and because of that, you sell high. With golden Tate being traded his value maybe even higher. Rest of season he may still be good, but this team maybe looking ahead to the draft and give opportunity to others. You only really do this if you've endured his bad start and want to get better in other positions.




Alex Collins, RB, Ravens


The depth at RB is not deep at all. Trading away a starter can only be done if the return is worth it. But with Ty Montgomery heading to Baltimore, there will be buyers and sellers of Collins. I'm set on the seller's side as long as the trade is worth it. The Ravens backfield now consists of Alex Collins, Ty Montgomery, and Javorius Allen. This may hurt Allen in his pass catching role more, but it's definitely not good for any RB in Baltimore.


Trade For:



Kenny Golladay, WR, Lions


I know he hasn't performed very well these last 2 weeks (3 targets, 3 receptions, 49 yards), but he's on this list as someone you would trade for a part of a package you would receive. His snap percentage is still high on a team that allows 26 points per game. He started hot and has cooled off but if you need to take a chance on someone to give you some points, take it on a guy that has proven it this year. This maybe a little more difficult to pull off now with Golden Tate being traded.



Demaryius Thomas, WR, Texans


With him being traded to the Texans, he now becomes the number 2 WR on the team, getting matched up against opponents 2nd CB because of DeAndre Hopkins. He also gets a QB who will extend plays creating more opportunity for him. It's a chance you'll have to take, so try and get him as a package deal if you're getting desperate and are on the fringe of playoff contention.



Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams


Now that it's been a while since his injury, you might want to try your luck at snatching away Kupp from his owner. It's probably been a while since they've been harassed for Kupp. Really you just want to try your luck on an owner that has survived without Kupp. Kupp plays a great role on this offense as Jared Goff's safety blanket. If it doesn't cost you contention, go get him.



Adrian Peterson, RB, Redskins


People may still think that he will crap the bed later on, but as long as he's healthy, it looks like the Redskins are going to keep giving him the workload. Look for the owner who still plays him on the bench and doesn't believe in him.







Mark Ingram, RB, Saints


The last 2 weeks he's ran for a total of 95 yards with 0 TDs. He has however, received a couple of targets (5 targets in 2 weeks). That production should be enough to rattle an owner that had been holding onto him all season. You definitely always want a piece of an offense as good as the Saints have.




Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots


The TE landscape has been abysmal. Gronk hasn't even scored a TD since week 1. However, he's still one of Tom Brady's favorite targets. Stay tuned till the trade deadline comes and goes to see if the receiving corps becomes more convoluted. It's going to be tough to pry him away, but he gives any contending team a nice premium at TE.



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