Trade-heads let’s get to it. Whether you’re 7-0 and looking to cement your place in the playoffs or 1-6 and desperately trying to avoid last place, here are some names to target this week.


Le’veon Bell

Part-time rapper Bell is another victim of a poor Jets’ 1-5 season. Expectations were sky-high following Bell’s move to New York and numerous owners risked early picks on the former Steeler.

Sam Darold’s mono, inadequate backups and negative game scripts. These have held the former Steeler to just 1 game with over 20 points in standard scoring. Though many will be unhappy with their investment, Bell has quietly become a tempting buy.

The two divisional meetings with New England are out the way and Bell has already enjoyed his bye. The Jets faces Miami twice, Washington and a visit to the hapless Bengals. Bell is a great buy low option who has the opportunity to turn into a Running Back 1 for the rest of the season.

Odell Beckham Jr.

It was always going to be difficult to predict Beckham’s numbers in Cleveland. Fantasy owners weren’t expecting just 1 game with over 14 fantasy points.

A tough schedule certainly hasn’t helped the generational talent. Sadly Beckham has become another victim of the notoriously slow starts many Wide Receivers suffer on a new offense.

Nevertheless, Beckham needs to be on the radar for teams buying at the Wide Receiver position. The upcoming Denver and New England fixtures provide a rough fortnight for the LSU man. Bide your time and things ease up- Beckham gets to face Miami and Cincinnati, with week 15 brings a trip to Arizona for a delicious fantasy play-off semi final.

Cleveland are on a bye this week. Should the Browns struggle on the road during the following two weeks, Beckham’s price could fall even further. Remind his owner of the tough schedule and net the superstar for pennies.

Hunter Henry

Oh Hunter will you ever live up to your immense potential? The Charger has been incredibly unlucky with injuries during his short career, missing 24 games in just 4 years. The talent, the situation and the Tight End loving Quarterback are all in place. Can, a now healthy, Henry finally become the consistent Tight End 1 we all wish for?

Following his huge 100 yards and 2 touchdown return last week, Henry posted a respectable 97 yards at Tennessee this Sunday. Now is the time to buy in on the Arkansas man.

Although Jacksonville, Denver and Chicago are usually defence to avoid, all three struggle against the Tight End. In fact, Henry only faces one top ten defence (against the Tight End) the rest of the way.

Highlight the big name defences and remind his owner of Henry’s injury history to land yourself the deal of the season, at a tricky position.


Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Valdes-Scantling blew up last season at Detroit. He has remained a one of Aaron Rodgers favoured targets ever since. Having already delighted his owners with a 20 point game this season already. MVS torched Oakland for 133 yards and a touchdown this past Sunday.

It’s always tempting to sell in the aftermath of abnormally big game and all signs point to Sunday being an outlier for Marquez. 

A missing Davante Adams aside there are still considerable alarm bells surrounding the wideout. Despite his monster day MVS was only on the field for 33% of snaps and finished with just 3 targets.

Snagging a pass-catching member of the Packers can be tempting. However (Adams aside) there is far too much uncertainty around the Pack offence. Ride the big week, remind owners who is throwing him the ball and sell now for a great price.

Trade for: Kenny Golladay, Courtland Sutton, D.J. Moore

Marvin Jones

Detroit’s Marvin Jones is another pass-catcher who should have your DM’s working overtime this week. Following an unbelievable 4 touchdown game against the Vikings, Jones is a must-sell.

Fantasy veterans will be well accustomed to Jones’ perennial ‘boom/bust’ nature. Whilst impressive this career day was simply a case of the stars aligning for the former Bengal.

With Detroit chasing Minnesota for the entire second-half Stafford was forced to take to the air to get his offence moving. 

With Running Back Kerryon Johnson leaving early in the first half. The Vikings focusing their attention on (usual) number one target Kenny Golladay. Time and time again Jones found himself the open man, gleefully collecting a massive 13 targets.

Despite some enticing fixtures on the future slate. A week 16 matchup at Denver makes him virtually un-startable should you make the play-off final. Detroit still play the mean Chicago defence twice and the California product has been targeted less than 5 times on 3 occasions this year. 

Golladay will remain the number one option for Stafford going forward, so look to convince an owner coveting a premier Wide Receiver that Jones is the answer.

Trade for: Keenan, T.Y. Hilton, Chris Godwin

Allen Robinson

Having spent his entire professional career catching passes from Blake Bortles and Mitchell Trubisky, it’s easy to feel sorry for the hyper-talented Allen Robinson.

Robinson’s generally consistent numbers become further impressive when you remember he’s even had Chase Daniel under centre this season.

Whilst commending the player for his consistent real-life performances, it is time to fade the Penn State man in fantasy. 

The Quarterback situation is still far too risky to predict. Play-off bouts against two bottom 11 defences (Green Bay & the Chiefs) make Robinson a very uncertain option for your franchise.

A tough schedule makes Robinson a surefire sell option – only a single remaining matchup looks promising for the former Jaguar. If you can emphasise both the target share and the upcoming Detroit matchup, you may relieve yourself of the weekly Robinson brings.

Trade for: Julian Edelman, Emmanuel Sanders, Will Fuller.

Look out for more trade targets next week, until then, Keep Rushing

-Dre @lil_carat