Fantasy Stock Up, Stock Down - Big Name Fantasy Players to TRADE FOR or TRADE AWAY

By: Steven Tauro

October 15, 2020

We are almost half way through the Fantasy Football season as we approach Week 6 and now it's crunch time! If you didn't get the start you were expecting, or need to shake up your roster then this article will help give you some perspective about players on your roster or opposing Fantasy owners' rosters! My famous saying with Fantasy Football is "6 wins and you're in" obviously depending on your scoring and league format, but there is still time to reach that mark! Before you make any roster changes make sure to see the players you should TRADE FOR and TRADE AWAY below!


Justin Jefferson WR Minnesota Vikings - TRADE FOR

This may be a name that not too many of you know yet, but you will soon. Justin Jefferson was a first round pick in this years NFL draft and has filled in to try and replace the production of Stefon Diggs. As a rookie it is hard to say that he will have a successful career, but when Kirk Cousins looks his way Jefferson produces. With 25 targets and almost 400 yards already on the year, Jefferson is just outside of the Top 25 Fantasy Wide Receivers. The combination of Thielen and Jefferson is going to be a lethal duo for years to come, so buy in on the kid now before you have to give up significant value to get him! The end zone struggles are slowly going to fade away, especially with Dalvin Cook likely missing some time.


Todd Gurley RB Atlanta Falcons - TRADE AWAY

A healthy Todd Gurley can still be an extremely valuable fantasy Running Back, depending on your team situation as far as depth goes. So far, TGIII looks like his old self having over 14 Fantasy Points in his last 3 games in half point PPR leagues, but I'm going to tell you why this is the PERFECT time to trade the former first round pick. A lot of TGIII’s points so far this season have came from scoring touchdowns, which is great, but the Falcons are going to be behind and pass the ball often. Relying on the Falcons RB to keep up his Touchdown consistency is a tall task for such a bad team. It is no secret the Atlanta Falcons are a bad football team, and with the firing of the Head Coach, Dan Quinn, and General Manager, Thomas Dimitroff, I believe Gurley’s stint with the Falcons will just be for 1 year. The Falcons need to get young and start the rebuild.

Juju Smith-Schuster WR Pittsburgh Steelers - TRADE FOR

A No. 1 wide receiver, who already had his bye week, and his stock isn’t to crazy! BUY on JuJu before he has a big game! Clearly the WR hasn’t lived up to expectations yet, but the Steelers are only going to get better. Big Ben is still slowly getting adjusted after his injury and will improve as the season progresses. I expect that arm to become more lively and see some vintage Roethlisberger. The Steelers are a top contender in the AFC, but they have to get through a tough division with the Ravens and Browns both being extremely good teams.


Kenyan Drake RB Arizona Cardinals - TRADE AWAY

After the trade from Miami last year, Drake looked promising enough to receive the Franchise Tag. Ever since, he hasn’t looked the same. Although the Cardinals could view their situation addition by subtraction, due to the fact that retaining Kenyan Drake allowed Arizona to shed the contract of David Johnson, you also have to account for production. Honestly, you can say to this point in the season that the Cardinals backup RB Chase Edmonds has been more productive, especially where Drake hasn’t topped 13.5 fantasy points yet this season in half point PPR leagues! I know drake was most likely a top draft pick for some fantasy teams, but explore getting something for himwhile you can.

Robert Tonyan TE Green Bay Packers - TRADE FOR

My only Tight End on my fantasy radar, and I actually just traded for Tonyan while he was on his bye week. I was confident enough that Robert Tonyan will be a consistent threat and I'm also an Aaron Rodgers owner, so moving Jarvis Landry, a bench WR for me, seemed like a no brainer. After an offseason training with George Kittle and countless injuries to the Packers receiving core, Tonyan has stepped up to be a viable option and will develop into Rodgers favorite Red Zone threat. Clearly, Aaron Jones and Davante Adams will be the main weapons for Rodgers, but I expect the Tight End to make a name for himself this year.


Devin Singletary RB Buffalo Bills - TRADE AWAY

Singletary is a starting back on a top team in the AFC and will see the volume to be a complimentary piece to help your fantasy team get to the promise land, FOR NOW. If you are someone like me planning for the next couple of weeks for the fantasy season, you have to consider bye weeks and strength of schedule. The Bills have got out to a hot start, but it is not looking promising in the near future. The second half of the season is slowly approaching and the Bills have a tough stretch. Not having their bye week yet, while anticipating the New England Patriots twice, and a horrible playoff schedule, traveling to Sand Francisco and Denver, while hosting Pittsburgh, does not boost my confidence. Proceed with extreme caution!


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