Fantasy Football Trader's Alley Week 10: Players to Buy, Hold, and Sell
Trading can be quite a frustrating task in fantasy football. It is seemingly impossible to put together an offer that makes both sides happy, and communicating with other league members can also be difficult. In the Trader’s Alley, I’m going to try and guide you through making trades in your league this season. Using 4for4’s powerful trade evaluator tool, I’ll highlight players to buy, sell, and hold each week, and also create some hypothetical trades based on what the tool tells us.
This article will assume the following starting roster settings: 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX. Feel free to change the configurations to fit your league in the trade evaluator yourself.
Week 9 was a strange one in the NFL. Just four running backs and six receivers scored more than 20 fantasy points with plenty of big-name players on byes. This led to plenty of surprise standouts, namely guys like Keaton Mitchell and Noah Brown, finishing in the top 10 at their position. With just five weeks separating us from the fantasy playoffs, trying to hit on these under-the-radar league-winners is all the more important. Without further ado, let’s get into some of the top buy, hold, and sell candidates before Week 10 of the NFL season.
Sell Tony Pollard
This one hurts. Pollard was one of my favorite players in the off-season and I thought he had legitimate overall RB1 potential, but he has far from lived up to the hype. After a strong first few weeks to the season, Pollard has been extremely unimpressive in fantasy football. He has scored double-digit fantasy points just once in the last five weeks and is averaging just 4.0 yards per carry after hitting marks of 5.2 and 5.5 YPC in 2022 and 2021, respectively. In theory, Pollard is a buy-low candidate—he hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 1 which blows my mind—but his carry numbers have seen a dip from the earlier weeks and he isn’t contributing too much in the passing game.
I’d look to move Pollard because he falls squarely into the “too good to bench, but not good enough production” tier of running backs. I think a fair return for Pollard would be a higher-end WR2 like DK Metcalf or Michael Pittman.
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