Fantasy Football Buy Low, Sell High: 12 Trade Candidates Ahead of Week 6
It’s important to look deeper into a player’s production before making irrational roster decisions. If you are the one in your league reading this, I hope that you can take advantage of each situation as they come.
Each week I will present some players you should either sell high or buy low on while you can. Almost everything in fantasy football is a result of short-term memory. If you don’t act quickly, you will miss out on opportunities that can make or break your fantasy season.
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Fantasy Football Players to Buy Low in Week 6
Taylor Heinicke, QB, Washington Football Team
Whether it was his mediocre performance in Week 5 or talks of Ryan Fitzpatrick returning in the coming weeks, Taylor Heinicke has been productive for fantasy football.
From weeks 2-4, Heinicke totaled 838 passing yards and 7 touchdown passes. He even ran for a score in Week 3 against a very tough Buffalo Bills defense. Heinicke ranked as the QB12, QB9, and QB5 in those weeks.
Looking ahead, should he remain the starting quarterback, Taylor Heinicke will have to throw a ton to keep up with Washington’s opponents.
He’s currently rostered in 16% of leagues.
Chase Edmonds, RB, Arizona Cardinals
Some Chase Edmonds managers could be frustrated with the inconsistency of his carries and/or the fact that Edmonds has yet to score a touchdown this year. James Conner has been the touchdown beneficiary in the Cardinals’ backfield through 5 weeks.
Edmonds just posted 6 carries for only 15 rushing yards against the 49ers defense. He caught 3 passes for just 19 yards as well. His worst performance of the season.
The truth is, Chase Edmonds is leading the Cardinals backfield in total touches and is the clear pass-catching option while sharing carries with Conner. The touchdowns will come for Edmonds and you’ll wish you acquired him before it was too late.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Arizona Cardinals
DeAndre Hopkins is coming off his single-game season high in targets and receiving yards. Regardless, I believe Hopkins’s managers are frustrated with his overall production considering the draft capital spent on him.
He’s yet to have a 100-yard performance and has fewer than 68 receiving yards in 3 of 5 games. Knowing just how great DeAndre Hopkins can be, I refuse to believe his best games are behind him.
Now is the best time to throw offers out to add Hopkins to your teams. Once he has another game similar to his production in Week 1, you can forget about your chances of trading for him.
T.J. Hockenson, TE, Detroit Lions
T.J. Hockenson’s production has been non existent since his first 2 weeks of 2021. In his last 3 weeks, Hockenson has a total of 8 catches for 74 yards and 0 touchdowns. This is night and day from how his first 2 games went (total: 16 catches, 163 yards, 2 touchdowns).
He’s still the TE6 on the season. He ranks 5th in receptions, 6th in targets, and 8th in receiving yards among tight ends. This is not the type of player you give up on, but frustrated managers are likely ready to do just that.
I’m confident he will bounce back in the coming weeks.
Additional Fantasy Football Buy Low Players
- AJ Dillon, RB, Green Bay Packers
- Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks
Fantasy Football Players to Sell High in Week 6
Jameis Winston, QB, New Orleans Saints
After an impressive 5 touchdown performance in Week 1, Jameis Winston’s production fell off. Last week, however, Winston had another huge fantasy day with 279 passing yards and 4 touchdowns.
A team in desperate need of a quarterback may consider Winston’s upside in a trade deal. It will be a tough sell heading into Winston’s bye week, but the casual player may just look at his 12 touchdowns through 5 weeks and jump on the opportunity to acquire him.
Now is the time to sell Jameis Winston and upgrade at another position. You don’t need the inconsistency at quarterback for your team.
Myles Gaskin, RB, Miami Dolphins
I had much higher hopes for Myles Gaskin heading into this season. That said, he just hasn’t been utilized the way many of us envisioned. Unexpectedly, Gaskin crushed it against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He only ran for 25 yards on 5 carries, but it was his receiving game that made him the #2 running back in Week 5.
Gaskin caught all 10 of his targets for 74 yards and 2 touchdowns. Many managers finally have something to be excited about and those who don’t have him will give him consideration. You don’t have to be the on to overreact to one week. Let someone else do that.
Gaskin has just 34 carries through 5 weeks. That’s not going to get the job done. Sell his ability as a pass catcher and trade him now.
Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams
Robert Woods has not lived up to expectations this season. He finally had his breakthrough in Week 5 catching 12 of his 14 targets for 150 receiving yards. Is he capable of having another game like this? Yes, but it’s more likely, from what we’ve seen through 5 weeks, that Woods will continue to be secondary to Cooper Kupp.
This is an opportunity to sell Woods after a monster game and get someone that can be more reliable on a consistent basis for you and your fantasy squad.
David Njoku, TE, Cleveland Browns
The majority of your league could probably use help at the tight end position. If you were “lucky” enough to roster David Njoku before his Week 5 performance, congratulations.
Njoku caught all 7 of his targets for 149 yards and a touchdown. Prior to this, Njoku’s best game was in Week 1 when he caught 3 passes for 76 yards. Needless to say, last week’s explosion was likely a fluke. The Browns had to keep up with the Chargers in a high-scoring affair.
See if you can package David Njoku with another player and upgrade at a position of need.
Additional Fantasy Football Sell High Players
- Mecole Hardman, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
- Leonard Fournette, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers