7 Players to Trade Now

Nov 10, 2016

The reunion of Cutler and Jeffery should only improve Alshon's production moving forward

The reunion of Cutler and Jeffery should only improve Alshon’s production moving forward

Every season, you hope to be in a position where you have a solid squad rolling towards the fantasy playoffs without bye week issues or tough matchups come playoff time, but that’s a lot of wishful thinking. In any case, there’s little chance that you don’t need help somewhere in your lineup. Even if you have studs, maybe you need additional depth, or if you’re worried about an injury, perhaps someone else has your handcuff.

You should always be looking to try and improve your team and since fantasy trade deadlines are here, now is your last chance to work some magic. Our pundits below have named players they feel you should make a move on.

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Featured Experts:
R.J. White – CBS Sports
Adam Inman – FFLockerRoom
Liz Loza – Yahoo! Sports
David Biggs – Drink Five

Q1. Who is your favorite buy-low trade candidate at this point in the season and why?

Alshon Jeffery (WR – CHI)
“Jeffery hasn’t done much this season. It took him until Week 8 to score his first touchdown and he’s cracked 100 yards just once — all the way back in the opener. But he’s shown strong chemistry in the past with the now-healthy Jay Cutler, and he’s still the clear No. 1 receiving threat on an offense that figures to be behind often late in games. Despite his meager point total, he should easily be a top-20 receiver the rest of the way.”
R.J. White (CBS Sports)

“My favorite buy-low candidate is Alshon Jeffery. The return of Jay Cutler means Alshon is back into the weekly discussion of WR1s, and it also ensures he will be pummeled with 10+ a game. The emergence of Jordan Howard and the lack of any real threat opposite him means that as long as Cutty-Ice is under center, Jeffery is locked in as a top 15 play at WR.”
Adam Inman (FFLockerRoom)

DeAndre Hopkins (WR – HOU)
“The Texans had Week 9 to regroup and figure out how to get their best playmaker the ball. The sixth-highest scoring fantasy wideout in 2015, DeAndre Hopkins has proven he’s talented enough to drag a sub-par QB into productivity. With Will Fuller stalling out, Jaelen Strong dinged up, and Braxton Miller still a work in progress, Nuk remains an elite option. His rest of the season schedule is solid, with Jacksonville (x2), Oakland, San Diego and Green Bay all on the docket. Buy now.”
Liz Loza (Yahoo! Sports)

Tyrell Williams (WR – SD)
“We all know that the Chargers’ offense is going to spread the ball around, but with Travis Benjamin’s knee acting up over the past few weeks, Philip Rivers is in need of a big-play guy and has found that in Williams. Most people are still looking at Tyrell as a flex play when, based on his stats and on the health of his fellow receivers, he could really be pushing to be a WR2 down the stretch.”
David Biggs (Drink Five)

Q2. Who is your favorite sell-high trade candidate at this point in the season and why?

LeGarrette Blount (RB – NE)
“Blount is tied for the league lead in rushing TDs, but I wouldn’t trust him as an every-week starter over the rest of the season. Dion Lewis is likely to become the Patriots’ primary back soon. While Blount has become largely TD-dependent, rushing for less than 55 yards in four of his last five games, you can’t count on him reaching the end zone every week. I’d build up his consistency in fantasy points in trade talks and look to move him for a back who’s more locked into a primary role.”
R.J. White (CBS Sports)

Julio Jones (WR – ATL)
“Jones has been feast or famine this season. He has the second-most points for WRs, but has three games under 3 points that have left many owners scratching their heads. Jones is a big enough name that you can still get a top talent back as well. You’re also going to avoid a bye week, and he goes up against ARI and KC right after that.”
David Biggs (Drink Five)

Ryan Mathews (RB – PHI)
“Over the past two weeks, Mathews has touched the ball a total of 11 times for 26 combined yards. He’s saved his fantasy fanny by finding the end zone in back-to-back contests. That sort of production is not sustainable. Regardless of what the depth chart may or may not say, Darren Sproles is Philly’s RB1 as Doug Pederson stated. A tempting matchup against the Falcons middling run defense could be enough to sway potential buyers into taking the TD dependent RB off your hands. ”
Liz Loza (Yahoo! Sports)

Devontae Booker (RB – DEN)
“My sell high candidate is Devontae Booker. I’m a big Kapri Bibbs fan and Booker isn’t really running very well. He gets the awful Saints defense this week, but after that, he enters a really tough 5 game stretch (including a bye). And that’s assuming he hangs on to the job at all. The Broncos need to win now and a running back who can’t produce makes it difficult to hide a horrible quarterback.”
Adam Inman (FFLockerRoom)

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