Week 10 Buy Low/Sell High

Welcome to Buy Low/Sell High for Week 10, where I take a look at the players you could trade for at a discount and the players you should trade away while their value is still high.


BUY LOW


Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB - KC)


CEH is a risky buy-low candidate considering he hasn’t gotten more than 10 touches in any game since Week 6, but he could be worth it. Those totals haven’t gone down because of Le’Veon Bell, it’s due to the Kansas City Chiefs, who have pretty much abandoned the run in the last three games. I’m willing to bet that their playcalling will be more balanced once they return from the bye and will take the week off to figure things out. CEH was averaging 21 touches per game in the first six weeks, but has seen an average of just 8.6 since then. It’s unlikely that this is the new normal for CEH, who should be a solid RB2 ROS.


Trade Market (based on Yahoo! league trades):


DJ Chark Jr. for Clyde Edwards-Helaire

TJ Hockenson for Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Tom Brady for Clyde Edwards-Helaire



Amari Cooper (WR - DAL)


Cooper actually managed to put together a respectable fantasy day despite playing against Pittsburgh’s vaunted defense and catching passes from Garrett Gilbert. That being said, plenty of owners want nothing to do with the Dallas Cowboys offense. While Ezekiel Elliott’s ROS outlook isn’t appealing, I believe the Cowboys passing offense will be better than people think once Andy Dalton returns, especially for Cooper. Amari Cooper was Dalton’s favorite target and I expect that trend to continue once the QB is activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Of course, Cooper’s days as an elite WR1 with Dak at the helm are over, but I project him as a high-end WR2 ROS, even with Dalton at QB. I would be looking to acquire Cooper before your league’s trade deadline.


Trade Market (based on Yahoo! league trades):


Le’Veon Bell for Amari Cooper

TJ Hockenson for Amari Cooper

Antonio Brown for Amari Cooper



David Montgomery (RB - CHI)


The Chicago Bears may have the most boring offense in the entire NFL, but that doesn’t mean it’s a wasteland for fantasy. David Montgomery is far from the world’s most explosive RB, but he’s better than people give him credit for. That offensive line is easily bottom three in the league and he has almost no room to work with every time he gets the ball. Despite all this working against him, Monty gets the job done for fantasy with a very safe floor, especially in PPR leagues. Now, Montgomery is in the league’s concussion protocol, so his status for Week 10 is unclear, but if you need a bit of RB help for your playoff run, a low-end RB2 like Montgomery is worth trading for as he has a juicy remaining schedule.


Trade Market (based on Yahoo! league trades):


Phillip Lindsay for David Montgomery

Evan Engram for David Montgomery

DJ Chark Jr. for David Montgomery



Dallas Goedert (TE - PHI)


If you don’t have Travis Kelce or Darren Waller on your team, it’s tough sledding out there in the search for a consistent TE for fantasy, but Dallas Goedert could be that guy. Due to Zach Ertz’s injury, he’s the number one TE on a team with a QB who loves to target the TE position. In the Philadelphia Eagles’ Week 8 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, Goedert ran routes on 85% of Carson Wentz’s drop backs and was only targeted once. That’s very unlikely to continue moving forward, so I expect Goedert to be a middling TE1 until Zach Ertz returns.


Trade Market (based on Yahoo! league trades):


Devonta Freeman for Dallas Goedert

Le’Veon Bell for Dallas Goedert


SELL HIGH



DJ Chark Jr. (WR - JAX)


It’s crazy how things could change in a matter of two weeks. Just 14 days ago, I listed DJ Chark Jr. as a Buy Low and now he’s here as a Sell High. That’s what happens when your starting QB gets injured and you have a boom game with a rookie QB against a porous Houston Texans pass defense. I don’t expect Jake Luton to have many 300 yard passing performances moving forward, which is bad news for Chark. Expect DJ to return to his usual boom-or-bust WR3 self ROS, so I would capitalize on this game and get out of this situation before it’s too late.


Trade Market (based on Yahoo! league trades):


DJ Chark and Zack Moss for Miles Sanders

DJ Chark for Brandin Cooks

DJ Chark for Kenyan Drake



Jerick McKinnon (RB - SF)


I feel like I contemplate plugging a San Francisco 49ers RB in my FLEX every week and get it wrong each time, even if it’s a 50-50 chance like last week against the Green Bay Packers. JaMycal Hasty and Jerrick McKinnon were the only two healthy RBs on the 49ers and McKinnon reportedly had tired legs so, obviously, Hasty was the RB to start, right? Wrong, it was Jerick McKinnon who put together a solid fantasy day by falling into the endzone in garbage time. With Mostert’s return on the horizon, I would try to get out of the 49ers’ RB situation altogether and capitalize on McKinnon’s recent success.


Trade Market (based on Yahoo! league trades):


Jerick McKinnon for Ronald Jones II

Jerick McKinnon for Miles Gaskin

Jerick McKinnon and Antonio Brown for David Montgomery



Curtis Samuel (WR - CAR)


Curtis Samuel has been surprisingly good the past three weeks for the Carolina Panthers. He’s the ultimate gadget player; lining up out wide, in the slot and even in the backfield. There’s nothing he can’t do and Panthers OC Joe Brady is coming up with very creative plays for the Ohio State alum. Samuel has scored four TDs in his last three games, which is pretty unsustainable ROS. If you could find a way to package him in a deal to upgrade your WR or RB position, go for it.


Trade Market (based on Yahoo! league trades):


Curtis Samuel for Kenyan Drake

Curtis Samuel for Raheem Mostert

Curtis Samuel and Leonard Fournette for Jonathan Taylor



JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR - PIT)


JuJu is another player who has put together a string of solid performances, but the underlying stats don’t lie. While he’s seeing 7.1 targets per game - which is more than Chase Claypool, but less than Diontae Johnson - he’s mainly being used as the safe underneath play. Claypool and Johnson are better starts in fantasy because they’re being used as downfield threats, which gives them a higher probability of getting into the endzone. You drafted JuJu to be a low-end WR1/high-end WR2, but he’s been producing as a middling WR3 instead. If you can capitalize on his name value and recent performances, you can get a good return for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ WR.


Trade Market (based on Yahoo! league trades):


JuJu Smith- Schuster for David Johnson

JuJu Smith-Schuster and TJ Hockenson for Darren Waller

JuJu Smith-Schuster and Kenyan Drake for Robert Woods and Jonathan Taylor



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