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

Oct 5, 2022

Winning the trade market is at least as important as nailing the draft. Aside from the waiver wire’s massive impact in the season’s first few weeks, trading is the best way to improve your squad quickly. Great buy-low moves can set you up for victory in the short term and down the stretch. Solid sell-high deals can get you 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 player are you trying to buy low and why? Also, who are you willing to give up for him?

Devin Singletary (RB – BUF)
This isn’t buying low, but Singletary looks like he has taken the reigns in the Buffalo backfield. He played 87% of the snaps against Baltimore in Week 4, finishing with 96 total yards on 15 touches. Perhaps most encouraging, however, is that Singletary ranks sixth among running backs with 21 targets and fifth in receptions with 17, making his fantasy viable even without finding the end zone. I think Singletary is due for some positive touchdown regression, however, giving him some serious helium. He is currently the RB23 in PPR, but he should only climb from here. I’d be happy to trade Damien Harris or Rashaad Penny, two backs on bad teams, for him in an attempt to get a piece of the Bills’ offense.
– Jason Kamlowsky (@JasonKamlowsky)

Dalvin Cook (RB – MIN)
Despite averaging only 10.3 half-point PPR fantasy points per game this season, Dalvin Cook has played well, averaging 4.4 yards per rushing attempt. More importantly, the veteran has averaged 0.57 fantasy points per touch this season despite only a 1.4% touchdown rate. Last week he had 22 touches for 86 scrimmage yards despite coming off a dislocated shoulder. While Cook has only one touchdown this season, that will change soon enough. Take advantage of J.K. Dobbins‘ Week 4 performance and flip him for Cook.
– Mike Fanelli (@Mike_NFL2)

Chris Godwin (WR – TB)
Godwin returned from a hamstring injury suffered in Week 1, which came on the heels of his comeback from an ACL tear. As such, he’s been quiet to this point, and fantasy managers may be frustrated with his injuries, as he was banged up again on Sunday night. But he received 10 targets, and despite the additions of Russell Gage and Julio Jones, the passing game looks to be highly concentrated around Godwin and Mike Evans when fully healthy. The running game has been lackluster to this point, and the defense has struggled at times, potentially leading to more pass attempts. Don’t be surprised if Godwin finds his way into the WR1 range before long.
Chad Workman (@tweetsbychad)

Gabe Davis (WR – BUF)
The preseason buzz for Gabriel Davis was deafening after he exploded in the playoffs last season. Davis looked excellent in Week 1 when he produced four catches on five targets for 88 yards and scored against the Rams. Fantasy managers were thrilled to view the expanded role in the Bills’ offense, but the fantasy dreams have come crashing down with an ankle injury that had Davis miss Week 2 and not be much of a fantasy factor in Weeks 3 and 4. He is still hampered by the lingering effects of the ankle injury and gutting it out to get on the field. Unfortunately, Davis has disappointed fantasy managers, but now is the ideal time to grab him. He will get healthy and return to be another weapon for Josh Allen and the Bills. The fact that the Bills lost Jamison Crowder for the season and Isaiah McKenzie is dealing with concussion issues could open the door for even more opportunities moving forward. The Bills take on the struggling Steelers secondary, who are dealing with injuries across their defensive backfield. Now is the perfect time to slide in and obtain Davis at this lowest value and enjoy the fruits of that trade starting in Week 5.
Dennis Sosic (@CALL_ME_SOS)

Jared Goff (QB – DET)
I’ve been buying Goff all offseason because I had a feeling that he’d be a sleeper stud in this new offense. This week, without D’Andre Swift and Amon-Ra St. Brown, Goff still put up the best numbers for a QB in fantasy. For the season, he’s QB5. Whether you’re in 1QB or Superflex leagues, go check the price on Goff and see if you can get him for a steal from someone who thinks that this output is a fluke. When Jameson Williams joins the team and St. Brown and Swift are both healthy, this offense could be explosive. I’d be fine sending Russell Wilson for Goff and a piece, or Zach Wilson for Goff and a smaller piece. Whatever you think your trade partner will allow for.
Andrew Hall (@AndrewHallFF)

Brandin Cooks (WR – HOU)
Cooks has not delivered to expectations yet, especially in his disastrous Week 3. However, the schedule looks great for the wide receiver for most of the rest of the season. Outside of Philadelphia in Week 9 and Dallas in Week 14, the Texans don’t face a tough pass defense and have several cupcakes, including Washington and Tennessee twice. The Texans may want to run, but the schedule will get tough for Dameon Pierce, and they may have to rely on Davis Mills. Scary as that may sound, it should be good for Cooks, who leads the team with a 25% target share. I’d happily trade away an overachieving Corey Davis, Curtis Samuel or even Amari Cooper for him, given Cooks’s opportunity and consistency.
– Scott Youngson (@jscottyoungson)

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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?

Marquise Brown (WR – ARI)
The window to sell Brown at his peak is coming to a close. He’s the alpha receiver in this offense for two more games until DeAndre Hopkins comes back. Once that happens, all bets for Brown are off. Kyler Murray‘s struggles this year are real, as he ranks 31st in aDOT at 5.8 yards. Brown has put up numbers based on him getting an average of 11 targets per game, a number that is likely to drop as Hopkins will soak up targets making Brown more of a WR3. Trading him now should net you a borderline WR1 and I’d be looking to try and get someone like AJ Brown or Courtland Sutton.
– Jason Kamlowsky (@JasonKamlowsky)

Antonio Gibson (RB – WAS)
Everyone was excited for Antonio Gibson after he scored 16.5 half-point PPR fantasy points in Week 1. However, the third-year running back had 21 touches, including seven receptions in that game. Since then, he has averaged 15 touches per game and has six receptions. More importantly, Brian Robinson is eligible to play starting in Week 5. If you can flip Gibson for AJ Dillon, who has 18 or more touches twice this year, that’s a deal I would make in a heartbeat.
– Mike Fanelli (@Mike_NFL2)

Austin Ekeler (RB – LAC)
I labeled Austin Ekeler a sell a few weeks ago and he finally produced a big game in Week 4. So, we’re back in, right? Actually, I’m doubling down here. Ekeler saw seven red zone touches, which is a boost, but he scored from 10, 14 and 20 yards out. I’m still skeptical that he will get goal-line work when the time comes, and the long touchdowns aren’t going to happen frequently. In addition, he handled just 13 of the 23 running back rush attempts and was facing one of the worst run defenses in the NFL. He will maintain a strong target share, so don’t sell for pennies, but see if somebody will pay up after an inflated box score.
Chad Workman (@tweetsbychad)

Najee Harris (RB – PIT)
Inexplicably, Najee Harris still ranks as the RB12 in the rest of season rankings even though he is regrettably currently ranked as the RB26 through four weeks of the season. The good news is that he has two touchdowns — one rushing and one receiving. The bad news is that Harris is averaging a dismal 3.5 yards per carry and is taking a back seat in the eye test department to rookie Jaylen Warren. The Steelers continue to struggle offensively, ranking 30th in total offense. HC Mike Tomlin finally bit the bullet and made the switch at quarterback to rookie Kenny Pickett. However, the effects of the switch would lead to some grueling growing pains. Pittsburgh also has a brutal offensive line that will lead to the continuing slide of Harris down the RB rankings. See if you get a valuable fantasy asset like Marquise Brown or Miles Sanders.
Dennis Sosic (@CALL_ME_SOS)

Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB -KC)
Edwards-Helaire was RB6 in Week 4 and is currently RB4 on the season on about half the carries that RB1 Nick Chubb and RB2 Saquon Barkley have had. He’s been helped by a lot of touchdowns early this year, but I don’t think that continues. Touchdowns are the flukiest thing in the NFL, especially for running backs. If you can send CEH for someone like D’Andre Swift or Joe Mixon straight up, I’m doing that all day. If you have to add something to CEH to get up to Dalvin Cook or Barkley, I’m fine doing that, too, as long as you’re not giving up the farm. His numbers are great, I just don’t trust that to continue down the stretch. Moving to another more stable RB is what I tend to do when possible.
Andrew Hall (@AndrewHallFF)

Rashaad Penny (RB – SEA)
Penny has been great, and his usage has been surprising through Week 4. He’s coming off a massive game, so now is the time to sell. Penny can be effective, he was great down the stretch of the 2021 season, but three factors are working against him. First, he often gets hurt. He’s never played a full season and has only played more than ten games once in his rookie year. Second, the schedule gets tough. The next few weeks aren’t too bad, but from Week 10 on, there’s only one favorable matchup. Third, at some point, the Seahawks will use Kenneth Walker III. They have to see what they have in the rookie. If you can pry another RB like James Conner or AJ Dillon away from a frustrated manager, do it, and don’t think twice.
– Scott Youngson (@jscottyoungson)

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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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