The trade deadline is quickly approaching if it hasn’t already passed for you. This might be your last chance to get players that aren’t just waiver wire additions. Make it count. Here are some players that will make a difference for you in the fantasy playoffs. Let’s jump right into Week 11 buy and sell!
Alex Collins BUY
Alex Collins is set to explode for the rest of the season. The Ravens have one of the best rest of season schedules in the NFL and Collins is primed to take advantage. Joe Flacco is dealing with an apparent hip injury making his future production murky. When Flacco can’t be relied on, the Ravens will turn to the ground game and their stout defense to keep control of the game. I believe Collins will see at least 15 rush attempts per week going forward and can be a relied upon RB2, at least.
Phillip Lindsay BUY
Phillip Lindsay is another running back that has a very attractive rest of season schedule. He has firmly supplanted himself over Royce Freeman this season and gets 15 touches per game regardless of the game script. His playoff schedule includes San Francisco, Cleveland, and Oakland and yes my mouth is watering as I type that out. Lindsay will be one of the safest running backs in the fantasy playoffs. His schedule will give you a safety blanket but offers you great upside potential. He should be a lineup staple going forward.
Amari Cooper BUY
Amari Cooper has found a new home in Dallas in a big way. Cooper is being force-fed the ball in Dallas and it is a great thing to see. Cooper has 18 targets in two games with Dallas on a running back-centric offense and has double-digit fantasy points in both of those games. He has at least 5 catches and 50 yards in both of those games. His move to Dallas has restored all of my confidence in Cooper. Looking forward, he has one of the best schedules for receivers. Some of his opponents include Atlanta, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Indianapolis and Tampa Bay in the championship week! Gimme that!
Kenny Golladay SELL
Kenny G seemed to inherit a good situation when Golden Tate was traded to Philadelphia. Tate’s targets had to go somewhere. It was assumed they were going to be split between Kenny G and Marvin Jones and while they are both seeing a slight increase in targets, it’s Theo Riddick and Kerryon Johnson who are benefitting the most from Tate’s departure. Riddick and Johnson are both seeing an increased passing-game role while Johnson is seeing more workhorse activity overall. Kenny Golladay has been underwhelming since the trade but had a pretty good game last week scoring a touchdown.
Marvin Jones is dealing with an injured knee so Golladay is going to receive the lion’s share of attention from the defense, pun intended. His playoff schedule is very difficult as well. He could face three of the best cover corners in Patrick Peterson, Tre’Davious White and Xavier Rhodes depending who the defenses will consider the Lions number one receiver. In my opinion, it’s Golladay without question. If Marvin Jones misses anytime, it will make the defenses’ decision much easier.
Josh Gordon SELL
Josh Gordon’s stock is rising and it’s about time. He is finally producing and seeing significant usage. He regressed in the box score this past week against Tennessee but still saw 12 targets. The Patriots just couldn’t get anything going. This week he has a bye then faces a horrendous Jets team that he should take advantage of. This would be a good time to sell him before it’s too late because he also has a very tough playoff schedule. He will be covered by Xavier Howard of Miami, Joe Haden of Pittsburgh and Tre’Davious White of Buffalo; all strong cover corners.
Gordon has excelled in the absence of Sony Michel and Rob Gronkowski. Michel has already returned but was eased back in against the Titans. After the bye, I expect the Patriots to turn back to Michel as a high volume running back taking away opportunities from the passing game. When Gronk returns, Gordon will be relegated to potentially the fourth passing option behind Julian Edelman, Gronk, and James White. Get out while you can.
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