Fantasy Football Trade Market:
Open The Flood Gates (Week 3)
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BUY (TRADE FOR)
CHRIS JOHNSON – RB – TEN
Yep, you see his name in the right spot. Now is the time to Buy a 1st round pick for 5th round value. You can say, oh he is not motivated anymore, or he is garbage and nowhere near the player he was a couple years ago. I probably won’t argue with you there. But here’s the truth. The Titans passing game is awful right now. If the Titans can’t scare teams with the pass, then Chris Johnson is not going to run. With Kenny Britt/Nate Washington/Jake Locker all at less than 100%. Chances are all defenses want to stack the box and have Johnson do nothing. Eventually the passing game will look as good as it did last season, and then we can start getting those 80 Yard/1 TD games more consistently. Right now you can get CJ for HUGE value, and the best part is. His value cannot get much lower than this. Go ahead and make the trade. CJ knows he is disappointing fantasy owners. Watch the video below.
ANTONIO GATES – TE – SD
A lot of people are already panicing with Gates. People drafted him with the fear that he is injury prone, and we are at Week 3 and he has already missed one game. His trade value has fallen to a huge distant #4 TE, some people may even consider him less of an option than Brandon Pettigrew and Vernon Davis. Do not be one of those owners who sell early, in fact be an aggressive owner who gets him now. With Ryan Mathews healthy again, defenses cannot double Gates as often as they would like to, especially with Malcolm Floyd taking off this season. Gates is going to end up with his 1,000+ Yards and 10 TDs. Now is your chance to work a trade to get great value.
JASON WITTEN – TE – DAL
After the broken spleen, people were worried about trusting Witten as their Go-To-TE for this season. Although Week 1 was a dissapointment, and Week 2 was a week where you wish you never started him. Seattle’s pass defense is tough, and he dropped a 30 Yard catch which he could have run in for a score. Week 3 is going to be his true coming out party. Tony Romo should pick apart this weak Bucs secondary, and if they put too much attention on slowing down Dez Bryant or Miles Austin, Witten will be the one who emerges with the monster game. Do not sleep on Witten this week, and now is the time to get him while his trade value is so low.
MARQUES COLSTON – WR – NO
Bad Luck has struck Colston this season. In Week 1 he dropped a slant for a TD. Week 2 he was tackled at the 1. With Devery Henderson injured, and defenses now focusing on shutting down Jimmy Graham who appears to be the #1 and #2 option for Brees. Colston is just days away from a breakout game against a Chiefs Secondary that will be overwhelemed. Marques is over due for 100 Yards and 2 TDs, and although his inconsistency has plagued him in the past. Last season he proved those days are over, you can have him at WR#20 value, even though he is a top 10.
JUSTIN BLACKMON – WR – JAX
Blackmon has been going up against the best corners in the NFL in his first two weeks. If anything, this will make him stronger for the rest of the season as he now knows how hard it is going to be. Blaine Gabbert wants to get Blackmon the ball because he knows he is his best weapon. As the season progresses, and possibly this week, Blackmon should get right back on track to be a candidate for Rookie Of The Year. 1,000+ Yards receiving is still more than possible, you can have for next to nothing in a trade these days.
JACQUIZZ RODGERS – RB – ATL
Did anyone else see Michael Turner roll the down field like a bowling ball that was too heavy for your grandma to handle. He is slow, and defenses can easily tackle him for 1-2 Yard Gains. Although JacQuizz did not look special on Monday Night, he should get his opportunity to handle more of a load and be more consistent with his carries instead of once after every 20 plays. Quizz has the potential to be a top 20 fantasy RB, and his time to take over can happen any week now.
BRANDON LLOYD – WR – NE
Lloyd is Bradys favorite WR after Hernandez and Gronk. With Hernandez now gone, Gronk is going to get doubled. This means that Lloyd should be in store for some monster games. He does go up against the best corners, but he also is one of the best “most undervalued” WRs in the game. B-Lloyd had monster seasons with terrible QBs, now he has Brady. Soon the numbers will catch up.
REGGIE WAYNE – WR – IND
I put him on the list last week. I will put him on this list one last time. He is a top 10 WR when it all said and done. He gets targets on targets on targets. The Colts also do not like running the ball. Do yourself a favor and give up a superstar like Larry Fitzgerald who does not have a QB for Reggie. He is as safe as it gets for over 70 Yards a game, he is a PPR machine, and he soon those 100 Yard/1 TD games will come regularly.
SELL (TRADE AWAY)
PHILLIP RIVERS – QB – SD
This is the prime sell high time for Rivers. He just threw 3 TDs against the worst defense in the NFL right now. One of the worst. Now the Chargers are bringing back Ryan Mathews which only means…They are going to run the ball more. Rivers is as inconsistent as they come, you can package him in a trade with any of the guys listed below and gets a superstar QB.
FRANK GORE – RB – SF
People who own Gore are walking on sunshine after his big game against a good Lions run defense. I’m about to shoot your sunshine down with a sniper. Brandon Jacobs is nearly healthy. When Jacobs returns, he is going to steal goal line carries. As the season progresses, Gore will start to wear down and those Kendall Hunter/Anthony Dixon/LaMichael James stud RBs will look fresher. Trade now while he still has top 20 RB value, even for Trent Richardson straight up.
MICHAEL TURNER – RB – ATL
I put him on the list last week. I will put him on the list this week. He was lucky he scored that TD. First of all it was 1st and goal at the 1. It took him 3 attempts to get in, and he barely got in. The Falcons know he is done, but nobody wants to come out and admit it. Turner the burner is burnt out, he has two more games to prove otherwise. Package him in a trade since his stand-alone value is not high anymore.
JAMAAL CHARLES – RB – KC
Charles suffered a knee bruise Sunday which explains his terrible game. The bad news is, it is his bad knee, and he had to leave because of a knee bruise. The NFL season is only in Week 3, Charles is going to get hit in that knee at least 150 more times. If you don’t agree he will be hit in that knee that many times, then trade him now as his value would be terrible for a RB who gets less than 200 touches. This game against the Saints is his make-or-break game of the season. If he fails against this run defense, just watch his value go into free fall. Make the move now, before you have nothing. He still has top 20 value.
KEVIN SMITH – RB – DET
I put Smith on this list last week. Now it is likely too late to get much for him. Still it does not hurt to dangle his name in a trade, the other owner may think he is good enough to hold off Leshoure. Even if that is the case, you still have to remember that his ankles are made of glass. One hard shot to those, and he will turn into a 3rd down back the rest of the season.
GREG JENNINGS – WR – GB
What team player has a Star QB and 5 other players that are a threat to have a monster game. Greg Jennings. Cedric Benson is now a threat to take 15+ Carries every game (That was not the case last season). JerMichael Finley/Jordy Nelson/Donald Drivers/James Jones/Randall Cobb are also threats to score a TD, and or have a big game. Of course Jennings will be the most consistent of them all, it does not mean you should not trade him instantly for a top 20 WR. Jennings is in for a long frustrating season where it is best to sell low and move along.
LARRY FITZGERALD – WR – ARI
If you can get any value for Fitz. Get what you can. I have mentioned him as a Bust all season. Last week I put him on this article, this is maybe the last week you can get top 20 value for him.