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

Sep 26, 2018
Trader's Alley: Week 4 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 Kenyan Drake

Why trade for him now?

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

2) Schedule gets much easier.

3) Has a soft game this week.



Possible trade bait to land him:

Jared Goff

Eric Ebron

Amari Cooper

Trade for A.J. Green

Why trade for him now?

1) Schedule gets much easier.

2) Has a soft game this week.

3) Price may be depressed due to injury concerns.



Possible trade bait to land him:

Drew Brees

Emmanuel Sanders

Giovani Bernard

Trade for Leonard Fournette

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) Asking price may be depressed due to injury concerns & recent missed games.



Possible trade bait to land him:

Golden Tate

Adrian Peterson

Aaron Rodgers

Trade away Ryan Fitzpatrick

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.

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

4) Jameis Winston waiting in the wings if Fitzpatrick falters.



Possible reach target players to land in trading him away:

Kenny Golladay

Devonta Freeman

Jimmy Graham

Trade away Ben Roethlisberger

Why trade him away now?

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

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:

LeSean McCoy

Doug Baldwin

Mark Ingram

Trade away Alfred Morris

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:

Julian Edelman

Matthew Stafford

Kenyan Drake

Trade away Javorius Allen

Why trade him away now?

1) Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

2) RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.



Possible reach target players to land in trading him away:

Sony Michel

Russell Wilson

Doug Baldwin

Trade Pros and Cons: Full Breakdown

Javorius Allen

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

Keenan Allen

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

Geronimo Allison

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Saquon Barkley

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Odell Beckham

Has a soft game this week.

LeVeon Bell

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Giovani Bernard

Schedule gets much easier.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Blake Bortles

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Tyler Boyd

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

Tom Brady

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

Cameron Brate

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Matt Breida

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

Antonio Brown

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

John Brown

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

Rex Burkhead

RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Chris Carson

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

Keelan Cole

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Tevin Coleman

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

Alex Collins

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

James Conner

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Dalvin Cook

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

Jared Cook

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Brandin Cooks

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Amari Cooper

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Kirk Cousins

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

Andy Dalton

Schedule gets much easier.
Has a soft game this week.

Sam Darnold

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Corey Davis

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Stefon Diggs

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

Will Dissly

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

Kenyan Drake

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

Tyler Eifert

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

Ezekiel Elliott

Has a soft game this week.

Evan Engram

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Quincy Enunwa

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

Zach Ertz

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

Mike Evans

Has a soft game this week.

Larry Fitzgerald

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

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.
Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
History shows older players wear down more during the season.

Leonard Fournette

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

Devonta Freeman

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

Royce Freeman

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Will Fuller

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

Devin Funchess

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

Chris Godwin

Has a soft game this week.

Dallas Goedert

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Jared Goff

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

Kenny Golladay

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

Marquise Goodwin

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

Jakeem Grant

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

A.J. Green

Schedule gets much easier.
Has a soft game this week.

Rob Gronkowski

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

Todd Gurley

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Derrick Henry

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

Tyreek Hill

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

DeAndre Hopkins

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

Carlos Hyde

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

DeSean Jackson

Has a soft game this week.

David Johnson

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Kerryon Johnson

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Julio Jones

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Marvin Jones

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

George Kittle

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Cooper Kupp

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Dion Lewis

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.

Phillip Lindsay

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

Tyler Lockett

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Andrew Luck

Has a soft game this week.

Marshawn Lynch

History shows older players wear down more during the season.

Baker Mayfield

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

LeSean McCoy

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

Vance McDonald

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Sony Michel

Young, learning with huge upside talent.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Lamar Miller

Schedule gets much harder.

Joe Mixon

Schedule gets much easier.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

D.J. Moore

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Alfred Morris

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

Jordy Nelson

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Cam Newton

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

Greg Olsen

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

Rashaad Penny

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Adrian Peterson

RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Jordan Reed

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Calvin Ridley

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

Philip Rivers

History shows older players wear down more during the season.

Ben Roethlisberger

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

Matt Ryan

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Ricky Seals-Jones

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Sterling Shepard

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

JuJu Smith-Schuster

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

Kenny Stills

Schedule gets much easier.

Courtland Sutton

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Ryan Tannehill

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Golden Tate

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Adam Thielen

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Chris Thompson

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

Sammy Watkins

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

Deshaun Watson

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

Carson Wentz

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

James White

RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Mike Williams

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Albert Wilson

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Russell Wilson

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

Robert Woods

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Segmenting Players by Category

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued:

Ben Roethlisberger

Matt Ryan

Jordy Nelson

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Ryan Tannehill

Vance McDonald

Sammy Watkins

Albert Wilson

Cameron Brate

Tyler Lockett

Jared Goff

Tyler Boyd

Sterling Shepard

Geronimo Allison

Jakeem Grant

Mike Williams

Ricky Seals-Jones

Dallas Goedert



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

Tom Brady

Larry Fitzgerald

Dion Lewis

Kirk Cousins

Chris Thompson

Keenan Allen

Stefon Diggs

Carson Wentz

Kenyan Drake

Phillip Lindsay



Schedule gets much harder:

Lamar Miller

DeAndre Hopkins

Will Fuller

Deshaun Watson



Schedule gets much easier:

A.J. Green

Andy Dalton

Giovani Bernard

Tyler Eifert

Tyler Boyd

Joe Mixon

Kenny Stills

Kenyan Drake



RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team:

Joe Mixon

Adrian Peterson

Chris Thompson

Tevin Coleman

Devonta Freeman

Alex Collins

Matt Breida

Dion Lewis

Giovani Bernard

Sony Michel

Alfred Morris

Derrick Henry

Javorius Allen

James White

Rex Burkhead



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

Sammy Watkins

Tyreek Hill

Quincy Enunwa

Devonta Freeman

Tevin Coleman

LeSean McCoy

Dalvin Cook

Dion Lewis

Derrick Henry

Leonard Fournette

John Brown

Marquise Goodwin

Russell Wilson

Chris Carson

Will Dissly

Ben Roethlisberger

Antonio Brown

JuJu Smith-Schuster

Rob Gronkowski

Zach Ertz

Cam Newton

Devin Funchess



Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16:

DeAndre Hopkins

Will Fuller

Deshaun Watson

Julio Jones

Calvin Ridley

David Johnson

Tyler Eifert

Kenyan Drake

Jordan Reed

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Alfred Morris

Matt Breida

Robert Woods

Brandin Cooks

Jared Goff

Cooper Kupp

Greg Olsen



Faces a very difficult opponent this week:

Todd Gurley

Kirk Cousins

Adam Thielen

Stefon Diggs

Dalvin Cook

Golden Tate

Marvin Jones

Kenny Golladay

Corey Davis

Zach Ertz

Carson Wentz

Blake Bortles

Keelan Cole

Jared Cook

Amari Cooper

Carlos Hyde

Evan Engram

George Kittle

Ben Roethlisberger

LeVeon Bell

James Conner

Javorius Allen

Alex Collins



Has a soft game this week:

Kyle Rudolph

A.J. Green

Andy Dalton

Tyler Boyd

DeSean Jackson

Mike Evans

Chris Godwin

Ezekiel Elliott

Andrew Luck

Kenyan Drake

Leonard Fournette

Larry Fitzgerald

Chris Carson

Odell Beckham

Marquise Goodwin

Phillip Lindsay



History shows older players wear down more during the season:

Tom Brady

Larry Fitzgerald

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Marshawn Lynch

Greg Olsen

Philip Rivers

Ben Roethlisberger



Young, learning with huge upside talent:

Baker Mayfield

Saquon Barkley

Sam Darnold

D.J. Moore

Calvin Ridley

Sony Michel

Courtland Sutton

Rashaad Penny

Kerryon Johnson

Royce Freeman

Kenny Golladay

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