Trader's Alley Week 3: Buy Low, Sell High Early Edition
Pros and Cons to Consider Before Closing the Deal
EDITOR'S NOTE: We don't normally publish Trader's Alley with only two weeks in the books, due to people's propensity to overreact to the small sample size and our strength of schedule data requiring 3 weeks of football. But I've had so many people asking for the article this season, I decided to go ahead and roll with it on limited data. Please keep this in mind when evaluating trades this week and try not to overreact to a single week's games. Don't place too much importance on the strength of schedule information until next week when we are able to roll out 2016 data.
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!
FANTASY TIP: Before proceeding any further, see if your league has an IR roster spot. If so, drop your kicker, defense or an expendable player and grab either Steelers TE Ladarius Green or Patriots RB Dion Lewis and stash them in your IR spot. Then re-add your kicker, defense, etc. Lewis and Green could be available as early as Week 7, and if you have an IR spot, filling it costs you nothing.
Trade for Allen Robinson
Why trade for him now?
1) Because of his slow start, may be undervalued now.
2) Demonstrated clear WR1 upside last season.
3) Has a couple of soft matchups (BAL & IND) before the BYE, so this may be the last great buying opportunity.
Continue reading for more buy lows and sell highs, a full breakdown of trade pros and cons of the top-100 players, and lists of players segmented by over- or undervalued, easier- or harder schedule, easier- or harder playoff schedule, injury potential, and more.