Fantasy Football Trader's Alley Week 8: Players to Buy, Hold, and Sell

Oct 25, 2023
Trader's Alley Week 8: 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.

We have officially reached the halfway point of the fantasy football regular season, which means it is a great time to take stock of your team and make any tweaks for the home stretch of the season. I’d be looking to trade for two types of players at this time of year: Young receivers and players on short-term IR. Rookie WRs have a history of breaking out during the second half of their first season, and offer the kind of upside that wins leagues. Similarly, if there’s a struggling team that has someone like Justin Jefferson or De’Von Achane taking up space on their bench, you might be able to acquire them for cheap. Now, let’s get into some of the top buy, hold, and sell candidates after Week 7 of the NFL season.

Buy Zay Flowers

Flowers has had a stellar start to his rookie year and checks all the boxes for a second-half breakout as well. He leads all Ravens in targets, receptions, and receiving yards this year and looks to be the No. 1 option for Lamar Jackson even ahead of tight end Mark Andrews. Flowers has asserted himself as a WR2 in fantasy football already, and has plenty of room to improve—he is one of just four receivers with more than 50 targets and less than two touchdowns, along with Michael Thomas, Chris Olave, and Terry McLaurin. Thankfully, unlike those three, Flowers is in a great offense with an elite quarterback, so I’m confident that positive touchdown regression is in Flowers’ future especially as he continues to get integrated into the Ravens offense in different ways.

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