Fantasy Football Trade Market:
How Could You Be So Hartless (Week 5)
BEAST DOME NATION.
In this post there are plenty of Buy/Sell Players based on my R.O.S Rankings below. I have talked about a lot of the Buy Low Players like Willis McGahee and Cedric Benson numerous times. They are still BUY LOW players based on my Ranking compared to the ECR. You can read about a lot of the previous players in the posts below.
ELI MANNING – QB – NYG
The Giants do not have a running game they can depend on to win games. What they do have is one of most lethal 1/2 punches with Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks. That we already know. But what we learned this season is that Domenik Hixon, Ramses Barden, and most importantly Martellus Bennett, are weapons that could take over if needed. Between all that talent, and Eli Manning who is a much more confident QB after winning the Super Bowl twice already. No reason to think Eli will not be a Fantasy MVP candidate when it is all said and done. I would do what I can to acquire him.
MATTHEW STAFFORD – QB – DET
The Lions pass offense has had a lot of ups and downs. I own Stafford in my most important league, but luckily Jason Hanson has been my MIP (Most Important Player) to keep me at (4-0). Stafford has seen Brandon Pettigrew drop multiple TDs, he has seen his offensive line let him down. Most importantly he has not made a point to force feed deep bombs to Megatron. It does not matter if the defense is giving him short passes, sooner or later Stafford will start throwing deep again. That is when you will see the numbers go up.
That is also why you saw Shaun Hill have that monster 4th quarter against the Titans. The Lions decided to throw it deep. The Bye week came at a perfect time for this team.
RYAN MATHEWS – RB – SD
Coach Norv Turner is the worst coach in the NFL. He had the best RB in the game (LaDanian Tomlinson) , a good defense, and a QB (Phillip Rivers) who knows how to manage a football game with the Best TE (Antonio Gates) and a superstar WR (Vincent Jackson). He had this team for a few seasons, and has absolutely nothing to show for it. Somehow he still is the coach of the Chargers, and now is threatening to bench his best RB and franchise player, for a guy who should be a goal-line specialist and nothing more.
Don’t worry. Mathews will bounce back, one or two long runs against this poor Saints defense and everyone will have to question..Is Norv Turner the worst coach in the NFL?
DARREN MCFADDEN – RB – OAK
If any owner is panicking about Darren McFadden and his inconsistency. Jump in a car, drive over to his or her house. Tell them everything is going to be alright and you can pick any RB on your team (Besides Foster/Rice/McCoy) and make the trade. The Raiders are going to win games if Darren McFadden does well, Run DMC can score TDs on any possession
TRENT RICHARDSON – RB – CLE
Muscles on Muscles on Muscles. This guy is a FREAK. The Browns will gameplan every week just to get him 100 Total Yards, the TD will be the difference maker. Richardson reminds me of Steven Jackson when he was splitting time with Marshall Faulk. The Offensive Coordinator is Brad Childress who was the head coach when Adrian Peterson was going through his glory days, the Browns will get T-Rich the ball.
ALFRED MORRIS – RB – WAS
Coach Shanahan is known for changing his RB quicker than Kei$ha and her music career. Something you may not know though, coach Shanahan had a RB that he trusted. He went on to be one of the greatest football players to ever play RB, and he is my all-time favorite. Terrell Davis. Alfred Morris and Terrell Davis are in very similar situations, I would be surprised to see anyone else take this RB job away from Morris this season. Go get him.
ANDRE JOHNSON – WR – HOU
Andre is still healthy. In fact, he has never looked stronger. I would not worry about Andre Johnson, at times he plays semi-inconsistent, but then there are games where you just got 3 games worth of points in one night. This Monday Night is that type of game simply because the Jets don’t have a corner back who can guard him. This Monday should be the big explosion game similar to Marshall last week.
BRIAN HARTLINE – WR – MIA
We already knew he was Tannehill’s favorite option going into last Sunday. After torching Patrick Peterson who has been shutting down stars all season, Hartline is player to trade for. He has Danny Amendola potential that you just know you will get a productive game if he is out there. Tannehill is throwing the ball better and better each week, he has a GUN and Hartline can get open often. Plus it helps that teams score a lot of points on the Dolphins forcing Miami to go into pass mode.
MARTELLUS BENNETT – TE – NYG
Fantasy owner may have lost their matchup because of his 1 catch for 2 yard performance last week. They probably would feel better about using the guy they originally owned, maybe Antonio Gates. Now is the perfect time to create a package trade where you end up with Tellus as a throw in. Or you throw your backup TE to grab Tellus as part of the trade. With Hakeem Nicks continuously missing time this season, it is a good idea to grab the #2 Target for Eli Manning in more games than not.
CAM NEWTON – QB – CAR
We all saw this time was coming. The Sophomore Slump like I projected. He is not going to get those 300 Yard Passing games like he did last season, the offense is geared a lot more towards running the football and keeping their defense off the field. Cam does have the potential for some MONSTER weeks, but he also has the potential for a very bad Week to ruin your team. This is one of those weeks, and now is a time to get rid of him before the storm sets.
FRED JACKSON/C.J. SPILLER – RB – BUF
Right now both of these guys are high-end RB #3 quality good. Now that does not sound bad, but it is not something you want to trust on a weekly basis. Both players are equally impressive and you can trade them along with another positional player to upgrade them into a star player. If you can transform Jackson or Spiller into McGahee or Benson. Your team will be heading to a new level of success.
MIKEL LESHOURE – RB – DET
The Leshoure experiment is losing a lot of steam. It was expected he would have trouble against the Vikings, but when we found out he is not 100%. That is one red flag as that was his first game this season. The second red flag is the emergence of Joique Bell. He looks like a combination of Kevin Smith and Leshoure who has been productive all preseason, and now all 4 games this season. With the Lions having a bye week, he has the chance to impress the coaches even more and get the starting RB job. Keep in mind Jahvid Best is possibly coming back at some point as well.
DOUG MARTIN – RB – TB
People still value Doug Martin highly. That is good news as his situation is getting very murky. The Bucs appear content going with LeGarrette Blount at the goal line, and D.J. Ware to spell him throughout the game. Between that, they are falling in love with the pass again, which was their problem to losing so many games last season. Now is a good time to trade Martin as his games of being a consistent 100 Total Yards, is slowly dwindling.
FRANK GORE – RB – SF
I have put him on this list before, and now everything I have said about his past is about to come true. Brandon Jacobs is 100% and is reportedly running like a, “Bore.” That is a scary thought for opposing defenses which means he will automatically eat the goal line TDs. He could also steal more than 8 carries which will hurts Gore’s value moving forward. Sell now before it is way too late.
NATE WASHINGTON – WR – TEN
Nate still has value with Britt at less than 100%. As soon as Britt is healthy, which could be this week, then we will see the Hasselbeck/Britt connection that made Britt a Superstar before tearing up his knee early last season. Nate Washing and Locker have the chemistry that Britt and Matt Hasselbeck have. Get rid of Nate now before you have to end up dropping him, Kendall Wright and Jared Cook will eat away at his targets as well.
STEVE SMITH – WR – CAR
The Panther passing game is nothing like it was last season. The Panthers appear to be committed to running the football in tricky plays, which usually result in 1 or 2 TD passes each game. While Smith does have a chance of getting that TD, you can in exchange get a much safer player who offers a lot more upside. The matchup this week against Seattle could really kill his value.
JACOB TAMME – TE – DEN
At this point he is pretty much droppable unless you are really struggling at the TE position. Not a bad idea to package him in a trade just so you can get rid of him and feel that you got somebody useful for his services. With Joel Dresseen becoming involved more and more each week, it appears Tamme will be too inconsistent to trust moving forward.
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