Maybe you’re 4-0 and everything is rosy. Or maybe you’re 1-3 and fighting to keep your playoff hopes alive. Whatever the case, you should be exploring trades. They are the quickest way to improve your team in the middle of the season. When we do trades the strategy is simple. You want to buy low, and sell high. Here some of my favorite players that fit into both categories.
Dalvin Cook– The Cook owner in your league could really be panicking right now. The Vikings offensive line looks like a mess, and Cook is battling through a hamstring injury. This is the time to buy. Cook has a lot of talent and should be a true three-down back in this Vikings offense once he’s healthy.
Keenan Allen– People forget about just how good Allen can be. He has the potential to be a target monster in this offense, but three bad games have soured people on him. Even after four bad weeks, he’s still on pace for 144 targets and 96 catches. Go buy Allen and win your league.
Odell Beckham– Again the volume is just insane. He’s on pace to catch 125 of 180 targets. The touchdowns and massive yardage totals will come. You should be willing to pay a lot for Beckham.
James Conner– His value seems to be completely shot with the news of Le’Veon Bell’s impending Week 7 return. I think this is premature. Who knows what could happen between now and then. Maybe Bell gets traded or changes his mind. Heck, maybe the Steelers are fed up and won’t play him. In any event, it would be smart to contact the Conner owner to see what the price is.
JuJu Smith-Schuster– I think he’s going to be a great receiver in the league for many years, but Antonio Brown is still the guy in Pittsburgh. If you can turn Smith-Schuster into Beckham or Allen you need to do that. Those guys have much higher floors.
Cooper Kupp– The Rams can’t support three good fantasy wide receivers each week. There will be bad weeks. That means Kupp is destined for bad weeks. I would do something like Kupp for Corey Davis, and I’m betting you can get that deal. Davis will have a much higher floor going forward.
Tyler Boyd– I would go as far to say that any Boyd owner that doesn’t trade him this week is bad at fantasy football. People are actually believing in him for some reason. I think it’s a total flash in the pan. Go get Kerryon Johnson for him and call it a day.