Trader's Alley: Week 4 Fantasy Football Buy Low, Sell High

Sep 27, 2017
Trader's Alley: Week 4 Fantasy Football Buy Low, Sell High

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.

In addition to the suggested targets below, Doug Martin is coming off of suspension next week, already has his BYE out of the way, and should resume feature back duties. It remains to be seen what sort of game shape Martin is in, but consider testing the trade waters and pulling the trigger if the price is right.

Buy Low Candidates

Trade for Matt Ryan

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:

Sammy Watkins

Chris Thompson

Terrelle Pryor

Trade for LeSean McCoy

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) Off to a slow start, but still an unquestioned RB1.



Possible trade bait to land him:

Larry Fitzgerald

Amari Cooper

DeMarco Murray

Trade for Marqise Lee

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) Averaging 9.5 targets per game without Allen Robinson.



Possible trade bait to land him:

Tyrell Williams

Wendell Smallwood

Rob Kelley

Trade for Joe Mixon

Why trade for him now?

1) Young, learning with huge upside talent.

2) Will continue to see role grow with the change at OC (Bill Lazor).



Possible trade bait to land him:

Davante Adams

Jarvis Landry

Tarik Cohen

Trade for Christian McCaffery

Why trade for him now?

1) Young, learning with huge upside talent.

2) Very active in passing game, which bodes well for increased workload down the stretch.

3) Perennially injured Jonathan Stewart the only thing between McCaffery and a much bigger workload.



Possible trade bait to land him:

Ben Roethlisberger

Chris Thompson

DeSean Jackson

Trade for Travis Kelce

Why trade for him now?

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

2) Legit TE stud who may be available at a discount.



Possible trade bait to land him:

Tarik Cohen

Sammy Watkins

DeSean Jackson

Sell High Candidates

Trade away DeSean Jackson

Why trade him away now?

1) Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

2) Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

3) Production will be lumpy with so many options in the Bucs passing game.



Possible reach target players to land in trading him away:

Chris Carson

Rishard Matthews

Martavis Bryant

Trade away Frank Gore

Why trade him away now?

1) Schedule gets much harder.

2) History shows older players wear down more during the season.



Possible reach target players to land in trading him away:

Chris Carson

Pierre Garcon

Delanie Walker

Trade away Larry Fitzgerald

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:

Leonard Fournette

LeSean McCoy

Travis Kelce

Trade away Chris Thompson

Why trade him away now?

1) Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

2) HC Jay Gruden says Thompson is not going to receive more work. He's the 3rd down back.



Possible reach target players to land in trading him away:

Tevin Coleman

Christian McCaffrey

Martavis Bryant

Trade away DeMarco Murray

Why trade him away now?

1) Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

2) RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team. (Henry is the future)

3) Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.



Possible reach target players to land in trading him away:

Doug Martin

Doug Baldwin

Tom Brady

Trade Pros and Cons: Full Breakdown

Ameer Abdullah

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

Davante Adams

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Jay Ajayi

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

Javorius Allen

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

Keenan Allen

Has a soft game this week.

C.J. Anderson

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

Robby Anderson

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Odell Beckham

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

Kelvin Benjamin

Has a soft game this week.

Blake Bortles

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Tom Brady

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Cameron Brate

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Drew Brees

Has a soft game this week.

Kenny Britt

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Antonio Brown

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

Martavis Bryant

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

Brice Butler

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Derek Carr

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

Chris Carson

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

Charles Clay

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

Randall Cobb

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Tarik Cohen

RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Tevin Coleman

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

Dalvin Cook

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Jared Cook

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Brandin Cooks

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Amari Cooper

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

Kirk Cousins

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

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.

Isaiah Crowell

RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Corey Davis

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Stefon Diggs

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Jack Doyle

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
Schedule gets much harder.

Eric Ebron

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

Ezekiel Elliott

Has a soft game this week.

Evan Engram

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

Zach Ertz

Schedule gets much easier.

Mike Evans

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Larry Fitzgerald

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

Coby Fleener

Has a soft game this week.

Leonard Fournette

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

Devonta Freeman

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

Taylor Gabriel

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Pierre Garcon

Has a soft game this week.

Mike Gillislee

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

Jared Goff

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Melvin Gordon

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

Frank Gore

Schedule gets much harder.
History shows older players wear down more during the season.

Ryan Griffin

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Rob Gronkowski

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Derrick Henry

Schedule gets much easier.
Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
Faces a very difficult opponent this week.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Rashard Higgins

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Tyreek Hill

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

T.Y. Hilton

Schedule gets much harder.

Chris Hogan

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

Austin Hooper

Schedule gets much easier.

DeAndre Hopkins

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

Jordan Howard

RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

O.J. Howard

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Kareem Hunt

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

Allen Hurns

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

Mark Ingram

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

DeSean Jackson

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

Alshon Jeffery

Schedule gets much easier.

Duke Johnson

RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Julio Jones

Schedule gets much easier.

Jermaine Kearse

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Travis Kelce

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

Marqise Lee

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

Marshawn Lynch

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.
History shows older players wear down more during the season.

Jeremy Maclin

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Patrick Mahomes

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Marcus Mariota

Schedule gets much easier.

Doug Martin

Has a soft game this week.

Rishard Matthews

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

Christian McCaffrey

Has a soft game this week.
Young, learning with huge upside talent.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

LeSean McCoy

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

Lamar Miller

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

Joe Mixon

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Ty Montgomery

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

DeMarco Murray

Schedule gets much easier.
Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
Faces a very difficult opponent this week.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Jordy Nelson

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

J.J. Nelson

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Cam Newton

Has a soft game this week.

David Njoku

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Carson Palmer

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

Terrelle Pryor

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

Jordan Reed

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Theo Riddick

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

Philip Rivers

History shows older players wear down more during the season.

Ben Roethlisberger

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

John Ross

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Kyle Rudolph

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

Matt Ryan

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.

Trevor Siemian

Has a soft game this week.

Wendell Smallwood

Schedule gets much easier.

Alex Smith

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Jonathan Stewart

Has a soft game this week.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Tyrod Taylor

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

Adam Thielen

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Chris Thompson

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Mitch Trubisky

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Delanie Walker

Schedule gets much easier.
History shows older players wear down more during the season.

Sammy Watkins

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Ben Watson

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

Deshaun Watson

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Carson Wentz

Schedule gets much easier.

Terrance West

RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

James White

RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Mike Williams

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Tyrell Williams

Has a soft game this week.

Jameis Winston

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Jason Witten

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.
History shows older players wear down more during the season.

Segmenting Players by Category

Due to Excellent Showing Last Week, May Be Overvalued

DeSean Jackson

Jared Cook

Charles Clay

Rishard Matthews

Chris Hogan

Chris Thompson

Ryan Griffin

Brice Butler

Blake Bortles

Sammy Watkins

Taylor Gabriel

Cameron Brate

Jared Goff

Robby Anderson

Because of Last Weeks Modest Effort, May Be Undervalued Now

Ben Roethlisberger

Matt Ryan

Marshawn Lynch

Jason Witten

Michael Crabtree

Kyle Rudolph

Lamar Miller

Mike Gillislee

Travis Kelce

C.J. Anderson

Derek Carr

Eric Ebron

Jay Ajayi

Javorius Allen

Amari Cooper

Ty Montgomery

Schedule Gets Much Harder

Frank Gore

T.Y. Hilton

Jack Doyle

Schedule Gets Much Easier

Matt Ryan

Julio Jones

Devonta Freeman

Tevin Coleman

Austin Hooper

Alshon Jeffery

Zach Ertz

Carson Wentz

Wendell Smallwood

Delanie Walker

DeMarco Murray

Rishard Matthews

Marcus Mariota

Derrick Henry

RBBC Factor: Has Another RB With Talent on Team

Jordan Howard

Mike Gillislee

DeMarco Murray

Derrick Henry

Tarik Cohen

Christian McCaffrey

Javorius Allen

Jonathan Stewart

Isaiah Crowell

Terrance West

Ameer Abdullah

James White

Duke Johnson

Theo Riddick

Has a Nice Schedule During FF Playoff Weeks 15 and 16

Jack Doyle

Melvin Gordon

LeSean McCoy

Charles Clay

Tyrod Taylor

Ben Watson

Marqise Lee

Allen Hurns

Mark Ingram

Odell Beckham

Terrelle Pryor

Jamison Crowder

Chris Carson

Ben Roethlisberger

Antonio Brown

Martavis Bryant

DeMarco Murray

Rishard Matthews

Derrick Henry

Matt Ryan

Hard Schedule During FF Playoff Weeks 15 and 16

Ty Montgomery

Kenny Britt

Rashard Higgins

DeAndre Hopkins

Kyle Rudolph

Carson Palmer

Larry Fitzgerald

J.J. Nelson

Tom Brady

Chris Hogan

Brandin Cooks

Faces a Very Difficult Opponent This Week

Jordy Nelson

Randall Cobb

Davante Adams

Matt Ryan

Devonta Freeman

Tevin Coleman

Jeremy Maclin

DeMarco Murray

Derrick Henry

Adam Thielen

Stefon Diggs

Theo Riddick

Ameer Abdullah

Rob Gronkowski

Jermaine Kearse

Melvin Gordon

DeSean Jackson

Mike Evans

Jameis Winston

Evan Engram

Alex Smith

Tyreek Hill

Kareem Hunt

Kirk Cousins

Jordan Reed

Has a Soft Game This Week

Jay Ajayi

Drew Brees

Coby Fleener

LeSean McCoy

Ezekiel Elliott

DeAndre Hopkins

Jonathan Stewart

Cam Newton

Kelvin Benjamin

Christian McCaffrey

Marqise Lee

Allen Hurns

Leonard Fournette

Pierre Garcon

Keenan Allen

Tyrell Williams

Doug Martin

Odell Beckham

Trevor Siemian

History Shows Older Players Wear Down More During the Season

Larry Fitzgerald

Frank Gore

Carson Palmer

Philip Rivers

Ben Roethlisberger

Delanie Walker

Jason Witten

Marshawn Lynch

Ben Watson

Young, Learning With Huge Upside Talent

Mitch Trubisky

Leonard Fournette

Corey Davis

Mike Williams

Christian McCaffrey

John Ross

Patrick Mahomes

Deshaun Watson

O.J. Howard

Evan Engram

David Njoku

Dalvin Cook

Joe Mixon

Kareem Hunt

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