Trader's Alley Week 10: Buy Low, Sell High

Trader's Alley Week 10: Buy Low, Sell High

By Josh Moore (Owner, Editor), on Nov 11, 2015

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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 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:
Jonathan Stewart
Giovani Bernard
Ronnie Hillman


Trade for Frank Gore

Why trade for him now?
1) Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
2) On BYE this week. See if owner is in a pinch and will sell at a discount.

Possible trade bait to land him:
Jordan Reed
James Starks
Carson Palmer

Trade away James White

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.
3) Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.
4) Likely being overvalued. White is not Dion Lewis.

Possible reach target players to land in trading him away:
Willie Snead
Marcus Mariota
Travis Kelce

Trade away Carson Palmer

Why trade him away now?
1) Schedule gets much harder.
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:
Allen Hurns
Giovani Bernard
Matt Forte

Trade away Duke Johnson

Why trade him away now?
1) Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
2) Faces a very difficult opponent this week.
3) Browns RB usage is unpredictable.

Possible reach target players to land in trading him away:
Stefon Diggs
Michael Crabtree
Antonio Gates

Trade Pros and Cons: Full Breakdown

Ameer Abdullah

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Davante Adams

Has a soft game this week.

Nelson Agholor

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Kamar Aiken

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

C.J. Anderson

RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Odell Beckham

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Travis Benjamin

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

Martellus Bennett

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Giovani Bernard

Has a soft game this week.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

LeGarrette Blount

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Blake Bortles

Has a soft game this week.

Tom Brady

Has a soft game this week.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Drew Brees

History shows older players wear down more during the season.

John Brown

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

Charles Clay

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Randall Cobb

Has a soft game this week.

Tevin Coleman

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

Brandin Cooks

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Amari Cooper

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Jay Cutler

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Andy Dalton

Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Owen Daniels

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Stefon Diggs

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

Phillip Dorsett

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Eric Ebron

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

Julian Edelman

Has a soft game this week.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Tyler Eifert

Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Mike Evans

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Larry Fitzgerald

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

Michael Floyd

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

Justin Forsett

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

Matt Forte

RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Devonta Freeman

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

Devin Funchess

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Pierre Garcon

Has a soft game this week.

Antonio Gates

History shows older players wear down more during the season.

Melvin Gordon

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

Frank Gore

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

Jimmy Graham

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

A.J. Green

Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Rob Gronkowski

Has a soft game this week.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Todd Gurley

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Jeremy Hill

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.
Has a soft game this week.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Ronnie Hillman

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Allen Hurns

Has a soft game this week.

Mark Ingram

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

DeSean Jackson

Has a soft game this week.

Vincent Jackson

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Alshon Jeffery

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Calvin Johnson

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

Chris Johnson

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

Duke Johnson

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

James Jones

Has a soft game this week.

Julio Jones

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.

Marvin Jones

Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Travis Kelce

Schedule gets much easier.

Eddie Lacy

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

Brandon LaFell

Has a soft game this week.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Jarvis Landry

Has a soft game this week.

Jeremy Langford

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Marshawn Lynch

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

Jeremy Maclin

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

Eli Manning

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

Marcus Mariota

Young, learning with huge upside talent.
Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.
Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Doug Martin

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

Ryan Mathews

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

Rishard Matthews

Has a soft game this week.

LeSean McCoy

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

Lamar Miller

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

DeMarco Murray

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

Latavius Murray

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

Greg Olsen

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

Carson Palmer

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

DeVante Parker

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Breshad Perriman

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Jordan Reed

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

Allen Robinson

Has a soft game this week.

Aaron Rodgers

Has a soft game this week.

Richard Rodgers

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.

Emmanuel Sanders

Has a soft game this week.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Alex Smith

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

C.J. Spiller

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

James Starks

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

Jonathan Stewart

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Golden Tate

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

Demaryius Thomas

Has a soft game this week.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Julius Thomas

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

Shane Vereen

Faces a very difficult opponent this week.

Ben Watson

History shows older players wear down more during the season.

Charcandrick West

Schedule gets much easier.

James White

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.
Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed.

Kevin White

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

DeAngelo Williams

Has a soft game this week.

Karlos Williams

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued.
Faces a very difficult opponent this week.
RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team.

Jameis Winston

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

Jason Witten

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

Danny Woodhead

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

T.J. Yeldon

Young, learning with huge upside talent.

Segmenting Players by Category

Due to excellent showing last week, may be overvalued:
Owen Daniels
Richard Rodgers
Martellus Bennett
Marcus Mariota
Jeremy Langford
Karlos Williams
Devin Funchess
Brandin Cooks

Because of last weeks modest effort, may be undervalued now:
Eli Manning
Jeremy Hill
Ronnie Hillman
Doug Martin
Travis Benjamin

Schedule gets much harder:
Carson Palmer
Chris Johnson
Michael Floyd
John Brown
Larry Fitzgerald

Schedule gets much easier:
Travis Kelce
Alex Smith
Charcandrick West
Jeremy Maclin

RBBC factor - has another RB with talent on team:
James White
Melvin Gordon
C.J. Anderson
Eddie Lacy
Jeremy Langford
Karlos Williams
James Starks
Jeremy Hill
Ronnie Hillman
Ryan Mathews
Giovani Bernard
Matt Forte
LeGarrette Blount
Danny Woodhead
LeSean McCoy
DeMarco Murray

Has a nice schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16:
Julius Thomas
Eric Ebron
Greg Olsen
Alex Smith
Tevin Coleman
C.J. Spiller
Melvin Gordon
Frank Gore
Danny Woodhead
Latavius Murray
Marshawn Lynch
Mark Ingram
Lamar Miller
Devonta Freeman
Golden Tate
Kamar Aiken
Michael Floyd
John Brown
Stefon Diggs
Calvin Johnson
Larry Fitzgerald

Hard schedule during FF Playoff weeks 15 and 16:
Charles Clay
Jason Witten
Jordan Reed
James White
Duke Johnson
LeGarrette Blount
Justin Forsett
Odell Beckham
Julio Jones

Faces a very difficult opponent this week:
Julius Thomas
Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Jimmy Graham
Jameis Winston
Alex Smith
Jay Cutler
Marcus Mariota
Carson Palmer
Shane Vereen
Duke Johnson
Karlos Williams
Jonathan Stewart
Chris Johnson
LeSean McCoy
Lamar Miller
Vincent Jackson
Michael Floyd
Jeremy Maclin
John Brown
Mike Evans
Larry Fitzgerald
Alshon Jeffery

Has a soft game this week:
Jordan Reed
Greg Olsen
Rob Gronkowski
Blake Bortles
Aaron Rodgers
Tom Brady
Eddie Lacy
James Starks
Jeremy Hill
Ryan Mathews
Giovani Bernard
Justin Forsett
DeMarco Murray
DeAngelo Williams
Pierre Garcon
DeSean Jackson
James Jones
Rishard Matthews
Brandon LaFell
Davante Adams
Jarvis Landry
Allen Hurns
Emmanuel Sanders
Randall Cobb
Demaryius Thomas
Allen Robinson
Julian Edelman

History shows older players wear down more during the season:
Jason Witten
Ben Watson
Antonio Gates
Drew Brees
Carson Palmer
Frank Gore

Young, learning with huge upside talent:
Jameis Winston
Marcus Mariota
Todd Gurley
Melvin Gordon
T.J. Yeldon
Ameer Abdullah
Amari Cooper
Kevin White
DeVante Parker
Nelson Agholor
Phillip Dorsett
Breshad Perriman

Could be rested if team clinches a top playoff seed:
Tyler Eifert
Rob Gronkowski
Andy Dalton
Tom Brady
James White
C.J. Anderson
Jeremy Hill
Ronnie Hillman
Giovani Bernard
LeGarrette Blount
Marvin Jones
Brandon LaFell
Emmanuel Sanders
Demaryius Thomas
A.J. Green
Julian Edelman

 

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