Another wild week of NFL action is in the books, and teams everywhere are looking to make moves. Whether you’re 2-0 or 0-2, don’t sleep on your roster. See where you’re struggling and try to make a trade to benefit your chances next week.
The season is far from over, so let’s get into my Week 3 risers and fallers:
Fantasy Football Week 3 Trade Values
Trade Value Risers
After Daniel Jones put up a huge dud in Week 1, I marked him as a trade value faller, but apparently, he saw that at halftime of Week 2 and took it personally. Jones threw 37 times, completing 26 passes for two touchdowns. He also added another touchdown on the ground. Jones finished as QB1 on the week. It’s hard to bank on him week to week, but whatever value he lost last week, he more than gained it back in Week 2. If you roster him, it might be a good time to try to sell high, though, as this kind of rollercoaster could happen all season long.
There were multiple backup running backs I could have put on this list, like Jerome Ford or Matt Breida, who should see a solid spike due to injury, but Kyren Williams is different. Teammate Cam Akers was a healthy scratch for the Rams this week, putting Williams firmly on the radar in all formats. The team chose to take the ball out of Akers’ hands and give it to Williams. That speaks volumes to me. He was likely a waiver add and now could be an every-week starter in your league. If you can get someone more consistent, go for it, but don’t panic sell yet. This could be the beginning of a wild run for Williams in 2023.
Nico Collins felt like he was sitting atop a bad depth chart in Houston heading into the season, but through two weeks, he’s been nothing short of stellar for fantasy. He finished with 11 targets and 80 yards in Week 1 and put up a whopping 146 yards on nine targets in Week 2, along with a touchdown. It sure feels like he’s the best option for C.J. Stroud at the moment, but can we trust it? I’m likely trading him if the offer is right, largely because that entire Houston offense feels flimsy to me. If you can’t get a good price, then don’t force it. Just put him in your lineup again and see how Week 3 pans out.
I would highly doubt anyone drafted Kylen Granson in fantasy, including Granson himself. He wasn’t supposed to be the focal point of this offense and was third on the TE depth chart. However, with the flukiness that is TE for fantasy, all it takes is a touchdown to rocket your value, and that’s what Granson caught in Week 2. He caught three of his four targets for only 16 yards, but since one of those ended for a score, he finished as TE9 on the week. Given how crazy the TE position is lately, it’s possible that someone out there just saw his Week finish and is willing to accept a trade for him. Since you likely got him for free, that’s pure profit. If he’s still on waivers, however, I doubt I’m running to the FAAB bank to make a bid. I just don’t know if I can trust him yet myself.