Buy and sell season is in full effect. Trade advice and trade offers are being thrown all around Twitter, message boards and probably your office. Everyone is beginning to see the glaring weaknesses on their roster as the season takes shape. Now is as good a time as any to make deals to get your team just right. Having the right plan and creating the perfect trade packages could make the difference between first and second place. And trading just makes fantasy football that much more fun.
Week 6 lands us with trade options that might surprise some. Here are some trade targets or pieces that you can include in your league. I will start to provide more players to reach a larger audience, rather than go extremely in-depth about a couple of players. Hopefully, this will help everyone more.
Alvin Kamara (RB, NO)
I can’t believe this is even a thing. Kamara owners are freaking out because of the lack of usage Kamara saw last Monday against the Redskins. Mark Ingram also returned from suspension in this game, further spooking Kamara owners. I am not going to write much more than this about Alvin Kamara. If you can get him on your team, just do it. Chances are you are giving up less than he is worth. Can easily be the number one fantasy player each week. If given the chance, buy Alvin Kamara.
Sammy Watkins (WR, KC)
Sammy Watkins is almost an afterthought in this Kansas City offense from a fantasy owner perspective. Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and Kareem Hunt all overshadow Watkins making him underappreciated and undervalued. Watkins has double-digit fantasy games (Half PPR) in three of the four games he has played, including against the Jaguars last week. In two of those games, he has 16+ points and has at least 5 catches in each. Watkins is on a top three offense in the NFL and receives the least attention on the team. The lack of attention for Watkins makes him cheap in fantasy and uncovered on the football field. Buying Sammy Watkins add great depth to your roster and can be started as a WR2 some weeks.
Tarik Cohen (RB, CHI)
It kind of feels like Matt Nagy and Jordan Howard are at odds. Howard was recently asked if he is satisfied with his role. The fact that he was asked that is more telling than his answer, which of course was yes. Howard has not been great this year at all. After taking on more of the passing role to start the season, Howard has seen his receptions in weeks 1 to 4 drop (5/3/2/0) and could lose that role altogether to Tarik Cohen.
Cohen exploded two weeks ago (before their bye) for seven catches, 121 yards, and a touchdown. Cohen is explosive and a far superior pass-catching back who can hold standalone value in that role full-time. Cohen is cheap because of his decreased part-time role but he could become involved in the Bears offense in a big way. Buy low and grab him before it is too late. He makes a great bye week plugin or even a flex play.
Eric Ebron (TE, IND)
Eric Ebron is arguably the best fantasy tight end right now. Andrew Luck has made Ebron the highest targeted tight end in two of the past three weeks. Ebron is coming off a nine catch, 105 yards and two touchdown performance against the Patriots and his stock could not be any higher. I know it might be tough to part with Ebron considering his recent production and the thin tight end position. Trading him away has to be considered.
Jack Doyle will be returning soon possibly forcing Ebron back to a red zone only role. T.Y. Hilton will miss his second game this weekend, but the target hog will return and steal targets back from Ebron. Ebron may have earned more than the red zone role when Doyle returns but you can sell him high for a team’s tight end and another piece. This week he takes on the Jets, another matchup that could raise his stock.
T.J. Yeldon (RB, JAC)
T.J. Yeldon is putting up great fantasy numbers as Fournette’s fill in this season. He is a top 10 back when Fournette is out, finishing as RB6 last week. Yeldon is a sell candidate because there are teams in your league that are desperate for a win or desperate for a running back. Those teams will overpay for Yeldon because they need his short-term value. He has about four weeks left of value if the Jaguars keep Fournette out until after their bye week. After that, he could be relegated to a change of pace role for the Jaguars and lose his fantasy value. If your team is in a position where you can afford to sell him and make your roster stronger for the fantasy playoffs, do it. He is one of the more coveted running backs right now because of how productive he has been. That could all be worthless soon.