Fantasy Football Trade Advice: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Austin Ekeler, Cordarrelle Patterson (Week 4)
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Let’s take a look at players to sell this week: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Austin Ekeler, and Cordarrelle Patterson.
Fantasy Football Trade Advice
Players to Sell
Sell Clyde Edwards-Helaire. He’s averaging just under 12 touches per game through 3 games and finished with zero rushing yards on 7 carries in Week 3. But he scored so his final statline doesn’t look so bad.
But pass-catching RB Jerick McKinnon rushed 7 times for 20 yards, ran more routes, played a larger snap share (52% versus 40%) and saw work in the red zone. Edwards-Helaire is not the exclusively featured goal-line back. Isiah Pacheco also had a carry inside the 10-yard line.
If and when CEH stops scoring TDs at his unsustainable rate…you’ll be glad you moved on from him sooner rather than later.
Austin Ekeler’s usage has not been great this season. His Week 3 snap rate (56%) has been his season-long average as he continues to lose snaps to a combination of Joshua Kelley and Sony Michel. He had just four carries for 5 yards. And for the second straight week, he lost red-zone opportunities to one of his backups. Two of Kelley’s three touches came inside the Jaguars 20-yard line.
But like in Week 2, Ekeler racked up a ton of receptions – 8 catches for 48 yards – to salvage his fantasy day.
Even so, the constant effort to get guys like Michel and Kelley involved might hurt Ekeler’s fantasy value in the long-term. His overall volume won’t be the same as last season when he scored 20 TDs. I’d be looking to flip him for another stud RB that isn’t seeing as much of a work split load or for an elite WR.
Cordarrelle Patterson is still not seeing any worthwhile role as a receiver…One target again for a second straight week. But getting it done as a rusher. 17 carries for 141 yards and 1 score. But because Atlanta doesn’t project to be protecting many leads for the remainder of the season, C-Patt’s Week 3 performance is the perfect time to sell high.
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