Welcome back to our weekly fantasy football trade analysis, where we dissect the latest trends and insights from the world of fantasy football. In this edition of the FantasyPros Podcast, Ryan Wormeli, Alfredo Brown, and Andrew Erickson focused on the wide receiver position and highlighted some intriguing trade candidates for Week 3 of the 2023 fantasy football season.
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Week 3 Wide Receiver Trade Targets
Garrett Wilson has been a hot commodity in fantasy football circles, but is it time to sell high on this young wide receiver? The podcast discussion points out a few key factors to consider:
- Wilson’s quarterback situation hasn’t been as promising as anticipated.
- While he’s shown promise with two touchdowns on seven catches, he’s still ranked as wide receiver 22.
- The Jets are in a state of flux, lacking a clear identity that could boost Wilson’s value.
- The dream of him becoming the WR1 this year seems unlikely.
Given these factors, it might be wise to explore trade options for Wilson, especially if you can secure a steadier asset with a higher floor. Dynasty league owners, take note of his young age and talent before making your move.
If you’re looking to bolster your wide receiver corps, consider trading for Puka Nacua. Here’s what the podcast had to say:
- Nacua has the potential for WR1 upside and could thrive alongside Cooper Kupp in the Rams’ offense.
- However, ensure the Nacua owner is willing to part ways and that you have a valuable trade package to offer in return.
Nacua seems like a valuable asset to have on your roster, especially if you believe in his long-term potential.
The debate between Keenan Allen and Puka Nacua is an interesting one:
- Keenan Allen boasts more longevity and is ranked higher than Nacua.
- As the number one target in the Chargers’ offense, Allen offers more upside.
- Nacua, on the other hand, might find himself as the number two target in his offense.
If you have the opportunity to acquire either of these wide receivers, carefully weigh the pros and cons based on your team’s needs and your league’s scoring settings.
Jaylen Waddle continues to impress despite some uncertainty in the wide receiver landscape:
- The wide receiver position can be volatile from week to week, but Waddle has been a consistent presence.
- Despite dealing with an injury, he’s managed to maintain his production.
- Given the flux among many wide receivers, consider him a reliable option.
For those seeking a buy-low candidate, Christian Watson might be your answer:
- Watson has been productive and efficient, even with subpar talent around him.
- Concerns about Jordan Love have eased, as he’s looked promising in the first two weeks.
- With the absence of other key players, Watson has a chance to become the alpha receiver.
- Don’t be deterred by his past injury; it’s unlikely to affect his performance.
- Watson is currently undervalued and represents a potential bargain.
Mike Evans has enjoyed a strong start to the season, but there are reasons for caution:
- His success has largely come against weaker defenses, and it’s uncertain how he’ll fare against tougher opponents.
- Relying on touchdown production week after week can be risky.
- He is currently ranked as the fourth wide receiver in PPR, but his ranking may drop in the future.
While Evans still holds value, it might be worth considering your options, especially if you believe his performance could decline.
Lastly, keep an eye on Nico Collins and C.J. Stroud, who have been consistent with targets and production. Collins is currently fifth in receiving yards, and Stroud is showing promise in his performances.
As you navigate the trade market in Week 3, remember that the fantasy football landscape is ever-changing. Be sure to stay informed, evaluate your team’s needs, and make strategic moves that align with your championship aspirations.
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