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I don’t know about you, but I had a lot more fun watching football this weekend than in Week 1. We saw some wild comebacks, herculean performances, and just some fun football. The scoring for a current full-back seems low, but that means there’s likely a chance to fetch value relative to the market. Which means, of course, it’s time to trade!
For those of you who are not familiar with my methodology for trading advice, you can go deeper into the process if you are interested. Each week, I’ll also link to my updated trade value chart, featuring additional players to consider acquiring, dealing or owning.
Bottom line, we want to focus on inconsistencies in the market and key players that I think are overvalued or undervalued, and there’s room for a pullback. With that context, let’s examine three players for slow starts and what you should do with them in fantasy leagues.
Derrick Henry had a terrible game on the best team in the NFL. Lucky for us, it seemed to depress his fantasy value even more. He is still the guy in this offense and the Tennessee Titans should have better games ahead. It’s not often that we get the chance to get the back of every down at a discount. Go get him.
If you can get it now, it leaves a lot of room for value in the next few weeks. Just wait for the cold weather.
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The use of Kyle Pitts is outstanding. You just want more from a tight end drafted this high in the re-draft ranks. Marcus Mariota is not the future and the Atlanta Falcons coaching staff has a lot to do. Plus, Drake London looks like he was worth that first round draft pick.
It hurts to cut bait on such a high pick, but sometimes it’s smart to try to capture value before it’s gone. This one feels a little scary because we know he’s a freak athlete. This is more likely that offense and coaching will not be able to figure it out.
Trade Travis Etienne
I am usually hesitant to trade (effectively) rookie running backs in a split backfield because they are often held towards the end of the season. But I made an exception for Etienne. James Robinson appears to be firmly in charge of the Jacksonville Jaguars backfield and the market has not caught on to the depreciation. I’m not moving him in the dynasty, but maybe it’s time to see what value you can make up for him in your redraft series.
None of these players not a must-have or major trade. These are just guys who probably aren’t valued as they should be in your fantasy league. We look for opportunities to find value and take advantage of the market’s perception. Trading is an art and my favorite part of fantasy football.
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Better known as “PeapedInHighSkool,” Alex spends most of his free time building tools to help league managers. His long-running “Reddit Adjusted Trade Value Charts” series helped him find his niche in the industry. Alex works full time as an engineer and is more than happy to talk to him at parties since he only talks about fantasy football, CrossFit, and brewing beer. He can be followed on Twitter @PeakedInHS_FF or on Reddit as u/PeapedInHighSkool.