With many redraft leagues nearing their trade deadlines, this
is an excellent time to make a strategic trade and give your team
a boost for the stretch run. In addition, if you are in a dynasty
league, now is a great time to either to re-set for next season
if your team is struggling or get a boost for the playoff push.
Here are some buy low and sell high ideas after Week 9.
If you are hurting at QB, Wentz is an excellent buy-low candidate
for your stretch run. He has a bye in Week 10, so owners may be
willing to go ahead and dump him after his lackluster performance
but between Week 11 and Week 16, the key weeks for fantasy, Wentz
faces the Seahawks, Dolphins, Giants, and Redskins Ė all
teams in the bottom third of the league against the pass.
A 91-yard touchdown run on Sunday increases his value but many
owners will still deal him assuming he is still behind LeSean
McCoy on the depth chart. From what Iíve seen Williams has
jumped over McCoy and is back in the starting role. Williams played
on 72% of the snaps on Sunday and saw 14 touches while McCoy received
4. With Mahomes returning, he is an excellent buy candidate as
the Chiefs offense should be explosive down the stretch.
After the Redskinsí bye in Week 10, Guice is reportedly
ready to return. The Redskins have been leaning on the run with
Adrian Peterson, and the run has been more effective for them
than has the pass. The Redskins will be keen to learn what they
have in Guice over the final weeks, so he could be a smart, though
risky, acquisition for the final push.
If you can make a play for Chark after his underwhelming Week
9 (4-32), it would be a shrewd move. He still played on 96% of
the snaps and has been by far the best receiver on the team. With
Foles back in the lineup or even if they return to returns to
Minshew, Chark should produce with games against the Bucs, Raiders,
and Falcons on the horizon.
Watkins has played excellent football the past two weeks since
returning from injury. He looks fresh and fast, and has made some
highlight-reel catches. He received 8 targets in Week 8 and 10
targets in Week 9, pushing Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman
to the periphery. With Mahomes about to return, Watkins is an
excellent buy-low option for the playoff push.
You might be able to land Adams if someone is frustrated with
his poor production in his first week back from a toe injury.
He can go off in any game, and as he gets back in the groove he
will have some huge games down the stretch. His bye is coming
up in Week 11 but does have beatable matchups against CAR, NYG
and WAS. If you can get him at a discount, do it.
Some believe Kelce is having a down year. However, his only struggle
has been getting into the end zone, which is a difficult thing
to predict and tends to be fluky. He has received 8 or more targets
and double-digit PPR points in every game except one. He is as
steady as they come, and is about to get Mahomes back. Buy him
if you can.
Jimmy G had a great game against the Cardinals, but that passing
output is the exception and not the norm for him Ė and the
Cardinals defense is gives up the second most fantasy points to
quarterbacks. The 49ers are built to be a rushing offense and
they will lean that way the rest of the season. If you can get
premium value for Garoppolo, pull the trigger.
Chubbís talent is off the charts. His coaching staff, however,
stinks. They have insisted on pulling him off the field for a
good portion of snaps the past two weeks, in favor of Dontrell
Hilliard. Now with Kareem Hunt returning and the entire offense
struggling, it might be a good time to see what you can get for
Chubb. Itís not exactly a sell-high situation, so donít
sell him at a huge discount, but if someone is desperate for a
high-end back, I would be willing to sell.
Mack is also not coming off a huge game, so this is not a typical
sell-high. But I would still consider trading him if the offer
is right, since the offense with T.Y. Hilton is simply not as
explosive and there will not be as many scoring opportunities.
In addition, his lack of passing down work is limiting his upside.
Sandersí value is very high right now, and he is certainly
in a good situation and has a lot of talent. However, the 49ers,
as I mentioned above, are primarily still a running team. And
with Kittle in the mix, 100-yard receiving games are going to
be hard to come by.
Do not sell him unless you can get appropriate value, but I have
a feeling Edelman will struggle down the stretch. Sanu seems to
be on the same page with Brady, and is likely to see a huge chunk
of the targets. N’Keal Harry is back from IR and should
see the field soon and Edleman has a rough matchup during the
fantasy Superbowl (Wk16) against the Bills.