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10 Players to Buy Low & Sell High (2022 Fantasy Football)

Sep 28, 2022

Winning the trade market is at least as important as nailing the draft. Aside from the waiver wire’s huge impact in the season’s first few weeks, trading is the best way to quickly improve your squad. Great buy-low moves can set you up for victory both in the short term and down the stretch. Solid sell-high deals can get you relatively big hauls for overachieving players who likely won’t sustain their production.

Let’s take a look at players to buy and sell this week. And be sure to check out our weekly trade value chart with updated values for all players.

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Players to Buy Low

Q. Which one player are you trying to buy low and why? Also, who are you willing to give up for him?

Brandin Cooks (WR – HOU)
Cooks has yet to score a touchdown or go over 100 yards in a game, making him a frustrating player to roster. He ranks outside the top 40 of receivers in catches and yards as well. A deeper look suggests this is precisely the type of situation we need to capitalize on, as Cooks ranks 14th in the league with 29 targets. He also has the advantage of playing for a Texans team that is going to be playing from behind a lot in the coming weeks. A Cooks breakout is coming, and I want to be ahead of the field on trying to acquire him when it does. I would be looking to trade for Cooks in giving up someone like Greg Dortch, whose hot start will be curtailed when DeAndre Hopkins is back.
– Jason Kamlowsky (@JasonKamlowsky)

Romeo Doubs (WR – GB)
I have been leading the Romeo Doubs hype train since the Green Bay Packers used a fourth-round pick on him in the NFL Draft. He leads the team in targets and is second in snaps played only behind Aaron Jones this season. More importantly, Doubs stepped up in Week 3 with a team-high eight targets and 17.3 half-point PPR fantasy points in the win. While Allen Lazard is currently the WR1 in Green Bay, Doubs is coming for that title. Even after his 12.1 fantasy point performance last week, I would give up Tyler Lockett for Doubs in a heartbeat.
– Mike Fanelli (@Mike_NFL2)

Josh Jacobs (RB – LV)
Jacobs hasn’t done much this season, but he’s the only player running the ball for the Raiders. Jacobs has 42 of the 49 rushing attempts by RBs on the team this year. Zamir White got a lot of hype this preseason, but he’s only played three snaps and has one rushing attempt. The other backs on the team, mainly Brandon Bolden, are pass catchers. Jacobs hasn’t scored a TD yet, but he will, and then the perception of him will change because the volume is there. I’d trade him straight up for Damien Harris, who is splitting the carries in a worse offense.
– Scott Youngson (@jscottyoungson)

Breece Hall (RB – NYJ)
The next rookie to break out this season is in the New York Jets backfield: RB Breece Hall. The Jets’ running back situation has been irritating for fantasy managers, as we continue to wait for the emergence of Hall. However, the rookie edged Michael Carter in snaps in Week 3 and out-touched Carter 19-13. More importantly, Hall continues to display his versatility, playing on third downs and catching 6 of 11 targets. Both backs finished with 39 rushing yards, but Hall averaged 4.9 yards per carry. Hall continues to see an increase in high-leverage situations, which bodes well for the rookie to take over the lead back role for the Jets in the coming weeks.
Dennis Sosic (@CALL_ME_SOS)

Treylon Burks (WR – TEN)
There’s no sugarcoating it. Compared to the other rookie wide receivers in this class, Burks has been disappointing — but greener pastures are ahead. First off, he has seen his snap percentage rise from 37 percent in Week 1 to 69 percent in Week 3. Robert Woods led all Titans wide receivers in snaps in Week 3, but he only played two more snaps than Burks. Burks is an athletic freak, yes, but we all expected him to be very raw entering the NFL, and now that he has struggled early, some are starting to panic. The time to buy is now. He could end up being this year’s Amon-Ra St. Brown.
Geoff Lambert (@GeoffLambert77)

If you want to dive deeper into fantasy football, be sure to check out our award-winning slate of Fantasy Football Tools as you navigate your season. From our Start/Sit Assistant – which provides your optimal lineup, based on accurate consensus projections – to our Waiver Wire Assistant – that allows you to quickly see which available players will improve your team and by how much – we’ve got you covered this fantasy football season.

Players to Sell High

Q. Which one player are you trying to sell high and why? Also, who are you willing to give up for him?

Ezekiel Elliott (RB – DAL)
Elliott had a reasonable fantasy stat line in Week 3, scoring 14.5 PPR points. However, if you watched the game, it was obvious (once again) Tony Pollard is the superior talent in this backfield. Elliott still holds enough name value to garner a decent upgrade coming off a game like this because you can talk the opposing manager into thinking Zeke will be fine this year. The reality is that he is dust, and you shouldn’t have picked him in the first place. I would be going to the Breece Hall owner in my league today and making an offer. This gives you a chance to get out from under Zeke and pick up a player who is about to take off in the process.
– Jason Kamlowsky (@JasonKamlowsky)

Chase Edmonds (RB – MIA)
Chase Edmonds was a popular draft target after he signed with the Miami Dolphins in the offseason. However, he scored only 13.1 half-point PPR fantasy points over the first two games of the season before scoring 15.2 last week. Yet, Edmonds had only seven touches in Week 3 while playing 12% fewer snaps than Raheem Mostert. Without his two rushing touchdowns (a 28.6% touchdown rate), Edmonds would have scored only 3.2 fantasy points last week. If I can get Travis Etienne Jr. for Edmonds, that’s a trade I would make today.
– Mike Fanelli (@Mike_NFL2)

Christian Kirk (WR – JAC)
Kirk is off to a great start and has a lot going for him as the top receiver on his team. Trevor Lawrence’s impressive development is a blessing and a curse for Kirk, as he showed last week that he won’t lock in on one receiver. Lawrence targeted eight different receivers in Week 3, and there are suddenly several receiving options in the Jags’ arsenal. In addition, Jacksonville’s schedule is about to get tough. Over the next six weeks, they face only one mediocre passing opponent in Houston during Week 5. The other five: PHI, IND, NYG, DEN, and LV, have been better than average against opposing WRs to start the season. Don’t give Kirk away, but if you can snag an undervalued WR like Diontae Johnson or Terry McLaurin, I’d do it in a heartbeat.
– Scott Youngson (@jscottyoungson)

Russell Gage (WR – TB)
Russell Gage is coming off a fantastic Week 3 performance with 12 catches on 13 targets for 87 yards and a score. His value will never be higher after being one of the few healthy WR for Tom Brady in Week 3. Mike Evans returns in Week 4 from his suspension and he will now see that type of volume in the Bucs offense. Plus, Julio Jones and Chris Godwin were both out due to injury and Jones is projected to return this week. The return of those veteran wide receivers has me hoping I can turn Gage into a valuable depth RB/WR roster piece.
Dennis Sosic (@CALL_ME_SOS)

Antonio Gibson (RB – WAS)
Gibson went from 49 snaps in Week 1, to 40 snaps in Week 2, to 34 snaps in Week 3. His fantasy day in Week 3 was salvaged by a touchdown, leaving the window to sell open for a short while longer. Looming on the horizon is the return of Brian Robinson and the potential that this backfield becomes a three headed committee with Jd Mckissic in the fold. Sell now before that happens.
Geoff Lambert (@GeoffLambert77)

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If you want to dive deeper into fantasy football, check out our award-winning slate of Fantasy Football Tools as you navigate your season. From our Start/Sit Assistant – which provides your optimal lineup based on accurate consensus projections – to our Waiver Wire Assistant, which allows you to quickly see which available players will improve your team and how much – we’ve got you covered this fantasy football season.

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