Trader's Alley: Buy Low, Sell High

Pros and Cons to Consider Before Closing the Deal

This column is designed to quickly unearth some not so obvious things to help you... buy low and sell high.

Further, we suggest you only make a trade if you receive plenty of value in return and the deal results in an improved roster for your squad. In short, obtain players that will outperform their current perceived value while trading overrated talent. Do that and you'll be on your way to improving your roster. The perfect trade!

Owners considering trades should also consult our Rest-of-Season Rankings and Player Trade Evaluator.


Trade for T.J. Yeldon

Why trade for him now?
1) Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
2) Has a soft game this week.
3) Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Possible trade bait to land him:
LeGarrette Blount
Ronnie Hillman
Randall Cobb

Trade for Jeremy Maclin

Why trade for him now?
1) Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.
2) Schedule gets much easier.
3) Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Possible trade bait to land him:
Antonio Andrews
Tevin Coleman
James Jones

Trade for Calvin Johnson

Why trade for him now?
1) Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
2) Has a soft game this week.

Possible trade bait to land him:
LeGarrette Blount
Alshon Jeffery
Jeremy Hill

Trade for Lamar Miller

Why trade for him now?
1) Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.
2) Schedule gets much easier.
3) Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
4) Owner may be overestimating impact of Jay Ajayi.

Possible trade bait to land him:
Tyler Eifert
Aaron Rodgers
Eddie Lacy

Trade for Derek Carr

Why trade for him now?
1) Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.
2) Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Possible trade bait to land him:
Andre Ellington
Vincent Jackson
Tony Romo

Trade for Antonio Gates

Why trade for him now?
1) Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.
2) Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
3) Has a soft game this week.

Possible trade bait to land him:
Karlos Williams
Antonio Andrews
Sammy Watkins

Trade away Tony Romo

Why trade him away now?
1) Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
2) Faces a very difficult opponent this week.
3) History shows older players wear down more during the season.

Possible reach target players to land in trading him away:
Derek Carr
Jeremy Maclin
Antonio Gates

Trade away Matt Forte

Why trade him away now?
1) Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
2) RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Possible reach target players to land in trading him away:
Thomas Rawls
Larry Fitzgerald
Greg Olsen

Trade away Jeremy Langford

Why trade him away now?
1) Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
2) RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Possible reach target players to land in trading him away:
Calvin Johnson
Demaryius Thomas
Thomas Rawls

Trade away Ronnie Hillman

Why trade him away now?
1) Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
2) Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Possible reach target players to land in trading him away:
T.J. Yeldon
Mike Evans
Calvin Johnson

Trade away LeGarrette Blount

Why trade him away now?
1) Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
2) Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Possible reach target players to land in trading him away:
Demaryius Thomas
Calvin Johnson
Latavius Murray

Trade away Jason Witten

Why trade him away now?
1) Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
2) History shows older players wear down more during the season.

Possible reach target players to land in trading him away:
Marcus Mariota
James White
Spencer Ware

Trade Pros and Cons: Full Breakdown

Ameer Abdullah

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Nelson Agholor

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Kamar Aiken

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Javorius Allen

Has a soft game this week.
Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Danny Amendola

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Travis Benjamin

Has a soft game this week.

Giovani Bernard

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

LeGarrette Blount

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Alfred Blue

Has a soft game this week.

Blake Bortles

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.

Ahmad Bradshaw

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Tom Brady

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.
Faces a very difficult opponent this week.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Drew Brees

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
History shows older players wear down more during the season.

Antonio Brown

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

John Brown

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Dez Bryant

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Martavis Bryant

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Derek Carr

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.
Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Charles Clay

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Tevin Coleman

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Amari Cooper

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.
Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Jay Cutler

Has a soft game this week.

Andy Dalton

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Stefon Diggs

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Phillip Dorsett

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Eric Ebron

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Tyler Eifert

Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Andre Ellington

Has a soft game this week.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Mike Evans

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Larry Fitzgerald

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Michael Floyd

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Matt Forte

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Devonta Freeman

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.
Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Antonio Gates

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.
Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
Has a soft game this week.
History shows older players wear down more during the season.

Crockett Gillmore

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Melvin Gordon

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
Young, learning with huge upside talent.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Frank Gore

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
History shows older players wear down more during the season.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

A.J. Green

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Rob Gronkowski

Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Todd Gurley

Young, learning with huge upside talent.
Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Jeremy Hill

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Ronnie Hillman

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

T.Y. Hilton

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.

DeAndre Hopkins

Has a soft game this week.

Brian Hoyer

Has a soft game this week.

Allen Hurns

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.

Chris Ivory

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.
Has a soft game this week.

DeSean Jackson

Has a soft game this week.
Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Vincent Jackson

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Calvin Johnson

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
Has a soft game this week.

Chris Johnson

Has a soft game this week.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

James Jones

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Julio Jones

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Marvin Jones

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Matt Jones

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.

Travis Kelce

Schedule gets much easier.
Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Eddie Lacy

RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Brandon LaFell

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Jarvis Landry

Schedule gets much easier.

Jeremy Langford

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Tyler Lockett

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Jeremy Maclin

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.
Schedule gets much easier.
Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Marcus Mariota

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Ryan Mathews

RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Rishard Matthews

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.
Schedule gets much easier.

Heath Miller

Has a soft game this week.
History shows older players wear down more during the season.

Lamar Miller

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.
Schedule gets much easier.
Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

DeMarco Murray

RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Latavius Murray

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

J.J. Nelson

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Cam Newton

Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Greg Olsen

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
Faces a very difficult opponent this week.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Carson Palmer

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
Has a soft game this week.
History shows older players wear down more during the season.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

DeVante Parker

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Breshad Perriman

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Adrian Peterson

Has a soft game this week.

Thomas Rawls

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Jordan Reed

Has a soft game this week.
Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Philip Rivers

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.
Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Ben Roethlisberger

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Tony Romo

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
Faces a very difficult opponent this week.
History shows older players wear down more during the season.

Kyle Rudolph

Has a soft game this week.
Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Cecil Shorts

Has a soft game this week.

Alex Smith

Schedule gets much easier.
Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Matthew Stafford

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

James Starks

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Jonathan Stewart

Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Golden Tate

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
Has a soft game this week.

Tyrod Taylor

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Julius Thomas

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Shane Vereen

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Delanie Walker

Has a soft game this week.
Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Spencer Ware

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Sammy Watkins

Has a soft game this week.

Ben Watson

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
Faces a very difficult opponent this week.
History shows older players wear down more during the season.

Charcandrick West

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.
Schedule gets much easier.

Kevin White

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

DeAngelo Williams

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.
History shows older players wear down more during the season.

Terrance Williams

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Russell Wilson

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Jameis Winston

Young, learning with huge upside talent.
Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Jason Witten

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
History shows older players wear down more during the season.

Danny Woodhead

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.
Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

T.J. Yeldon

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
Has a soft game this week.
Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Segmenting Players by Category

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued:
Kyle Rudolph
Crockett Gillmore
Jameis Winston
Russell Wilson
Spencer Ware
J.J. Nelson
Tyler Lockett
Terrance Williams
DeSean Jackson
James Jones

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now:
Antonio Gates
Philip Rivers
Derek Carr
Blake Bortles
Tom Brady
Matt Jones
James Starks
Danny Woodhead
Charcandrick West
Chris Ivory
Lamar Miller
Rishard Matthews
Jeremy Maclin
T.Y. Hilton
Allen Hurns
Amari Cooper
Devonta Freeman

Schedule gets much harder:

Schedule gets much easier:
Travis Kelce
Alex Smith
Charcandrick West
Lamar Miller
Rishard Matthews
Jeremy Maclin
Jarvis Landry

RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team:
Melvin Gordon
Ahmad Bradshaw
Andre Ellington
Ryan Mathews
James Starks
Jeremy Langford
Jeremy Hill
Danny Woodhead
Frank Gore
Eddie Lacy
Giovani Bernard
Chris Johnson
DeMarco Murray
Matt Forte

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16:
Julius Thomas
Eric Ebron
Ben Watson
Antonio Gates
Matthew Stafford
Alex Smith
Philip Rivers
Derek Carr
Drew Brees
Carson Palmer
Melvin Gordon
Ahmad Bradshaw
Jeremy Hill
Danny Woodhead
Frank Gore
T.J. Yeldon
Giovani Bernard
Thomas Rawls
Lamar Miller
Golden Tate
Kamar Aiken
Michael Floyd
John Brown
Jeremy Maclin
Calvin Johnson
Larry Fitzgerald
Greg Olsen

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16:
Jason Witten
Charles Clay
Jordan Reed
Delanie Walker
Tony Romo
Shane Vereen
Jeremy Langford
Javorius Allen
Ronnie Hillman
LeGarrette Blount
Matt Forte
Vincent Jackson
Mike Evans
Julio Jones
Todd Gurley

Faces a very difficult opponent this week:
Charles Clay
Ben Watson
Travis Kelce
Tyrod Taylor
Alex Smith
Tony Romo
Ben Roethlisberger
Andy Dalton
Tom Brady
Tevin Coleman
Ronnie Hillman
Latavius Murray
DeAngelo Williams
Thomas Rawls
Lamar Miller
Marvin Jones
Brandon LaFell
Danny Amendola
Stefon Diggs
Martavis Bryant
A.J. Green
Dez Bryant
Antonio Brown
Devonta Freeman
Greg Olsen

Has a soft game this week:
Kyle Rudolph
Heath Miller
Jordan Reed
Antonio Gates
Delanie Walker
Brian Hoyer
Jay Cutler
Carson Palmer
Andre Ellington
Alfred Blue
Javorius Allen
T.J. Yeldon
Chris Johnson
Chris Ivory
Adrian Peterson
Cecil Shorts
Golden Tate
DeSean Jackson
Travis Benjamin
Sammy Watkins
Calvin Johnson
DeAndre Hopkins

History shows older players wear down more during the season:
Heath Miller
Jason Witten
Ben Watson
Antonio Gates
Tony Romo
Drew Brees
Carson Palmer
Frank Gore
DeAngelo Williams

Young, learning with huge upside talent:
Jameis Winston
Marcus Mariota
Todd Gurley
Melvin Gordon
T.J. Yeldon
Ameer Abdullah
Amari Cooper
Kevin White
DeVante Parker
Nelson Agholor
Phillip Dorsett
Breshad Perriman

Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed:
Tyler Eifert
Rob Gronkowski
Andy Dalton
Carson Palmer
Tom Brady
Andre Ellington
Jeremy Hill
LeGarrette Blount
Giovani Bernard
Chris Johnson
Jonathan Stewart
Marvin Jones
Michael Floyd
John Brown
Brandon LaFell
Danny Amendola
A.J. Green
Larry Fitzgerald
Cam Newton
Greg Olsen

 

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