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Fantasy Football Trade Advice: D.J. Moore, Curtis Samuel, Austin Ekeler (Week 3)

Sep 24, 2022
D.J. Moore

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Fantasy Football Trade Advice

Players to Sell High

D.J. Moore (WR – CAR)
Trading Moore after he found paint in Week 2 should net you a reasonable return, and this might be one of the last chances to do so. Sure, he’s been as steady as they come over the last three seasons, but the Panthers look like a dumpster fire on offense, and Baker Mayfield isn’t going to magically turn it around. The upcoming schedule is brutal, with games against the Saints, 49ers, Rams, and Bucs. It’s a bad week to trade for Amari Cooper, so you might have to set your sights on Jerry Jeudy, Tee Higgins or Diontae Johnson.
– Jason Kamlowsky (@JasonKamlowsky)

Curtis Samuel (WR – WAS)
The biggest surprise so far this season has arguably been Curtis Samuel. After barely playing last year, he is the WR9 in half-point PPR scoring, averaging 17.3 fantasy points per game this year. However, Samuel is still third on the team in snaps played with 121, as Jahan Dotson leads the way with 141 with Terry McLaurin right behind him at 135. Furthermore, the veteran struggled with injuries last season and has never finished higher than the WR25 in any year of his career. If you can swap Samuel for Dotson or DeAndre Hopkins, that’s a deal I would make. In his nine healthy games last year, Hopkins averaged 13.2 fantasy points per game, making him the WR9 over a 17-game pace in 2021.
– Mike Fanelli (@Mike_NFL2)

Austin Ekeler (RB – LAC)
If you roster Ekeler, you must have drafted him early, but you can still do better. He’s RB13 as the second most targeted running back and although the target volume does provide a safe floor, the drastic change in his red zone usage no longer provides him with elite upside. Last season, he saw the second most red zone opportunities (carries + targets) with 61 and was tied for the second most rush attempts inside the five with 16. Through two weeks this season, he’s seen four opportunities in the red zone and zero inside the five. He accumulated 135.3 of his fantasy points from the red zone last season, the most of any player and good for nearly 40% of his total. Over 18% of his fantasy points came from inside the five, and those are now dust. I’d look to move him for Joe Mixon, Javonte Williams, Dalvin Cook, or somebody like Fournette, plus an additional piece.
Chad Workman (@tweetsbychad)

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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 – which 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.

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