Week #10: Acquiring & Trading Targets
Michael Nazarek - 11/7/2017
In this feature, I’ll do my best to offer 1-3 players (QB, RB, WR, & perhaps a TE) to target to acquire via trade as well as one player to trade away…
-- Look to Acquire --
QB Derek Carr, OAK - Coming off two mediocre games, Carr is lined up with a very favorable passing schedule with games vs. NE, vs. NYG, @KC, & @PHI on his schedule. NONE of these teams have a top 25 passing defense. BUY LOW.
RB Devonta Freeman, ATL - No change here. You might want to consider BUYING LOW, since he's coming off four mediocre at best games. His schedule is still attractive, and he should rebound soon. No kidding.
RB Mark Ingram, NO - Alvin Kamara is all the rage in New Orleans, so perhaps it won't cost you an arm and a leg to acquire Ingram coming off as mediocre game. If it does, just say NO.
WR Keenan Allen, LAC - No change here. He's only scored once this season, and has been out of sync with QB Philip Rivers. But listen to me here. Allen will improve, although not likely this week against the Jaguars. That said, his cost may be at it's lowest now or after this week's game, and BUYING LOW is still the smart thing to do as his schedule down the stretch is very inviting!
WR Stefon Diggs, MIN - No change here. Coming off a poor showing against the Browns, his stock is down, but his health is good and he rested during his BYE last week. When he returns, he will get a boost at QB with either Bradford or Bridgewater. That is a nice proposition for his playoff stretch drive!
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, NYJ - He hasn't scored in three weeks, so perhaps his cost will be reasonable. If that is the case, then I BUY LOW here if I need a solid TE to start every week moving forward in larger TE-required leagues.
-- Look to Trade --
QB Jay Cutler, MIA - He's coming off his best game of the season, but he's still JAY CUTLER. You know what to do here... SELL HIGH.
QB C.J. Beathard, SF - He's also coming off his best game, but QB Jimmy Garoppolo will soon be starting, so trade him now even if you can only get back a solid backup RB or WR!
RB Matt Forte, NYJ - Coming off a big game it's always wise to shop an aging back in a RBBC. That is certainly the case here with Forte.
RB Rob Kelley, WAS - Hey! He scored twice in Seattle! Yup, but he also rushed for only 18 yards with no catches. This is about a big of a fantasy game you can expect from Kelley this season, so SELLING HIGH is the smart way to go if he's a depth player for you.
RB Adrian Peterson, ARZ - He is very match-up dependent, and most of the remaining games on his schedule are tough against the run, so SELLING HIGH here is the right thing to do unless you must keep him to start him.
WR Jordy Nelson/Davante Adams, GB - Boy, if Monday night was any indication, it's going to be tough sledding for the Packers down the stretch. At least Adams had a decent game. Bottom Line: The upcoming schedule against the pass is murder. QB Brett Hundley is not getting it done. I never sell low, but the value of these two will only decrease moving forward, so SELLING NOW is the best way to go!
WR T.Y. Hilton, IND - Hilton owners dreamed of the type of game he had on Sunday coming every week or two, but without QB Andrew Luck, you may get it once every 4-5 weeks. And you won't get it against top notch passing defenses like PIT, JAX, DEN, and BAL, whom are all on Hilton's upcoming schedule. This is a real no-brainer... SELL HIGH & HARD, BABY!
TE Julius Thomas, MIA - This guy had his best game in two YEARS on Sunday! No way he keeps that production up, so SELLING HIGH coming off a score is a great way to go!
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