The Trade Report – Week 7 Buys & Sells
Week 7 Trade Market
In this weekly series, I’ll be observing a few players each week that I would be targeting in trades and a few players that I would be looking to cash out on. This week we’ll actually be changing it up a bit and doing some buy highs and sell lows! These recommendations assume a standard format, but would likely change very little in another format. If you have specific questions about trades then feel free to ask me on Twitter, at @ZakDewitt. Keep in mind, this article is written before the Thursday Night Football game.
Brandin Cooks (NE) – You may not have to pay absolute top dollar for Cooks but the price is still high. I’m very in on Cooks though. Typically looked at as a boom/bust option, he still has the boom factor but without much of the bust. Cooks has 85 receiving yards or more in 4 of 6 games this year which gives me him a solid floor. He is still capable of having game breaking weeks and I would be happy to pay his price.
Leonard Fournette (JAX) – The price may be lowered a tad because of his ankle injury but it will be fairly high. Fournette is still a locked-in RB1 who has scored in every game of his career and has a very heavy workload. He will be an RB1 rest of season but as we are entering Week 7, it’s also to start looking at fantasy playoff matchups. Fournette plays Seattle, Houston, and San Francisco. Those are all very winnable matchups for an RB and Fournette could be a league winner.
Chris Thompson (WAS) – Thompson has continued to produce even with limited touches. And that may trail off a bit but I expect him to be an RB2 rest of season. In addition to that, he still has the receiving upside and talent to have monster games and win you weeks. He doesn’t offer much production in the running game but will continue to be involved even when Kelley or Perine are fully healthy.
Evan Engram (NYG) – Evan Engram could very well be a top 5 tight end for the rest of the season. The Giants offense is devoid of pass catchers and Engram will be peppered with targets all year. He is extremely talented and will absorb targets from Manning. He has already been playing well this year but I only expect it to get better and more productive from her. Buy, buy, buy.
Hunter Henry (LAC) – In Weeks 1-4, Henry ran 62 routes total. In Weeks 5 and 6, he ran 57 routes. It appears we have finally witnessed the changing of the guard at tight end for the Chargers and Henry will be replacing Antonio Gates as the premier tight end in that offense. He is supremely talented and his production should only be better from here on out.
Andrew Luck (IND) – Some of you may have Luck on the waiver wire in your league. Leave him there. If he is still on your roster, sell him for anything. He started practicing again earlier this month and then experienced soreness in his shoulder this week and was put on ice again. It’s looking more and more like Andrew Luck won’t play all year. The Colts have very little hope of making the playoffs and may be better off just letting him rest all year anyways. I would sell him for anything you can get!
Davante Adams (GBP) – I’m worried about all pass catchers in Green Bay now that Rodgers is injured but I’m the most worried about Adams. Jordy is a possession receiver and should still be utilized by Hundley. Adams was the 4th most touchdown dependent wide receiver in the top 36 though and those touchdowns are bound to fall off with Hundley at the helm now. He may still be a high-end WR3 but I would be trying to sell him, even though you may not get much.
DeMarco Murray (TEN) – As with Gates and Hunter Henry, we may also witnessed the beginning of the end between DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry. It looked like a true timeshare on Monday night and Murray also tweaked his hamstring. AGAIN. He hasn’t practiced all week and the Titans are probably smart to just rest him but if Henry gets a full start and shows out then Murray may never get a hold of this backfield again.
Marshawn Lynch (OAK) – The Raiders offense isn’t clicking and Lynch looks exactly how you’d expect a running back who took a year off to look. He hasn’t looked good all year and that offense hasn’t been high powered enough to even give him touchdown upside. I’m done with Lynch and would be okay selling him for pennies.
Derek Carr (OAK) – Derek Carr has removed himself from weekly starter to almost a streaming option. He hasn’t looked good and that offense has been bad. There are other factors other than just his play that is affecting the offense but it ultimately hurts his production. He struggles mightily against division opponents and they’re teams he sees 6 times a year, total. You can’t trust him every week but you may have league mates that think they can. Sell him.
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