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 DeVante Parker

Why trade for him now?
1) Has a soft game this week.
2) Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Possible trade bait to land him:
Eric Ebron
Darren Sproles
Willie Snead

Trade for Greg Olsen

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:
Mike Wallace
Marvin Jones
Rashad Jennings

Trade for Ben Roethlisberger

Why trade for him now?
1) Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.
2) Has a soft game this week.

Possible trade bait to land him:
Dion Lewis
Wendell Smallwood
Jordan Matthews

Trade away Delanie Walker

Why trade him away now?
1) Schedule gets much harder.
2) Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
3) Still has a BYE week coming.

Possible reach target players to land in trading him away:
Rishard Matthews
Tyler Eifert
Doug Martin

Trade away Rob Kelley

Why trade him away now?
1) Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.
2) Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Possible reach target players to land in trading him away:
Doug Martin
Brandon Marshall
Jeremy Hill

Trade away Donte Moncrief

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:
Davante Adams
Jeremy Hill
Frank Gore

Trade Pros and Cons: Full Breakdown

Jay Ajayi

Has a soft game this week.

Doug Baldwin

Has a soft game this week.

Cole Beasley

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Travis Benjamin

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Devontae Booker

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Tyler Boyd

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

Cameron Brate

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

Dez Bryant

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Corey Coleman

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Tevin Coleman

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Jared Cook

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.
Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Kirk Cousins

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Michael Crabtree

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

Jamison Crowder

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Isaiah Crowell

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

Stefon Diggs

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

Phillip Dorsett

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Tyler Eifert

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Ezekiel Elliott

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Zach Ertz

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Larry Fitzgerald

History shows older players wear down more during the season.

Matt Forte

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

Devonta Freeman

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Will Fuller

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Pierre Garcon

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Antonio Gates

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.

Melvin Gordon

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

Frank Gore

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

Jimmy Graham

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

A.J. Green

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

Todd Gurley

Has a soft game this week.

Derrick Henry

Schedule gets much harder.

Hunter Henry

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Tim Hightower

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Jeremy Hill

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

Tyreek Hill

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

T.Y. Hilton

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

DeAndre Hopkins

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Carlos Hyde

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Mark Ingram

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Chris Ivory

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

Rashad Jennings

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

David Johnson

Has a soft game this week.

Julio Jones

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

Marvin Jones

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Travis Kelce

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Rob Kelley

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.
Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Brandon LaFell

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

Jarvis Landry

Has a soft game this week.

Dion Lewis

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

Andrew Luck

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Eli Manning

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

Marcus Mariota

Young, learning with huge upside talent.
Schedule gets much harder.

Doug Martin

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Ryan Mathews

RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Jordan Matthews

Has a soft game this week.

Rishard Matthews

Schedule gets much harder.

Vance McDonald

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Malcolm Mitchell

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Donte Moncrief

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

DeMarco Murray

Schedule gets much harder.

Latavius Murray

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Cam Newton

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

Greg Olsen

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

DeVante Parker

Has a soft game this week.
Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Breshad Perriman

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Dak Prescott

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

Thomas Rawls

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Philip Rivers

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

Aaron Rodgers

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Ben Roethlisberger

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

Kyle Rudolph

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

Matt Ryan

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

Emmanuel Sanders

Has a soft game this week.

Sterling Shepard

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Wendell Smallwood

RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Steve L Smith

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

Darren Sproles

History shows older players wear down more during the season.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Matthew Stafford

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Jonathan Stewart

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

Golden Tate

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Demaryius Thomas

Has a soft game this week.

Laquon Treadwell

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Delanie Walker

Schedule gets much harder.
Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Mike Wallace

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Carson Wentz

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Tyrell Williams

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Russell Wilson

Has a soft game this week.
Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.
Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Jameis Winston

Young, learning with huge upside talent.
Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Jason Witten

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.

Segmenting Players by Category

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued:
Pierre Garcon
Jared Cook
Kirk Cousins
Russell Wilson
Zach Ertz
Vance McDonald
Jamison Crowder
Malcolm Mitchell
Rob Kelley

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now:
Ben Roethlisberger
Michael Crabtree
Cam Newton
Kyle Rudolph
Dion Lewis
Jeremy Hill
Isaiah Crowell
Cameron Brate

Schedule gets much harder:
Delanie Walker
DeMarco Murray
Rishard Matthews
Marcus Mariota
Derrick Henry

Schedule gets much easier:

RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team:
Tim Hightower
Ryan Mathews
Wendell Smallwood
Darren Sproles
Tevin Coleman
Mark Ingram
Devonta Freeman

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16:
Matt Ryan
Jonathan Stewart
Antonio Gates
Jason Witten
Greg Olsen
Chris Ivory
Julio Jones
Jeremy Hill
Melvin Gordon
Jamison Crowder
Stefon Diggs
Dak Prescott

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16:
Matt Forte
Aaron Rodgers
Delanie Walker
Brandon LaFell
Jimmy Graham
A.J. Green
Andrew Luck
Russell Wilson
T.Y. Hilton
DeAndre Hopkins
Donte Moncrief
Thomas Rawls
Rob Kelley
Devontae Booker
Tyler Boyd

Faces a very difficult opponent this week:
Philip Rivers
Matt Ryan
Tim Hightower
Antonio Gates
Steve L Smith
Matthew Stafford
Mike Wallace
Jared Cook
Dez Bryant
Golden Tate
Mark Ingram
Doug Martin
T.Y. Hilton
Travis Benjamin
Marvin Jones
Cole Beasley
Travis Kelce
Tyler Eifert
Latavius Murray
Jeremy Hill
Carlos Hyde
Devonta Freeman
Donte Moncrief
Jameis Winston
Tevin Coleman
Tyrell Williams
Tyreek Hill

Has a soft game this week:
Eli Manning
Ben Roethlisberger
Frank Gore
Jason Witten
Greg Olsen
Rashad Jennings
Brandon LaFell
Demaryius Thomas
Emmanuel Sanders
A.J. Green
Kyle Rudolph
Doug Baldwin
Russell Wilson
Jordan Matthews
Jarvis Landry
Todd Gurley
Melvin Gordon
Jay Ajayi
David Johnson
DeVante Parker
Tyler Boyd

History shows older players wear down more during the season:
Larry Fitzgerald
Matt Forte
Antonio Gates
Frank Gore
Rashad Jennings
Eli Manning
Philip Rivers
Steve L Smith
Darren Sproles
Jason Witten

Young, learning with huge upside talent:
Jameis Winston
Marcus Mariota
Carson Wentz
Will Fuller
Sterling Shepard
Laquon Treadwell
Corey Coleman
Ezekiel Elliott
Hunter Henry
DeVante Parker
Phillip Dorsett
Breshad Perriman

Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed:

 

Filed Under: 2016, w12

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