Fantasy Football Buy Low, Sell High: 12 Trade Candidates Ahead of Week 7

Fantasy Football Expert Nate Hamilton is back with his buy low and sell high candidates for Week 7 of the NFL season.
Nate Hamilton
Tue, October 19, 12:05 PM EDT

Fantasy Football Buy Low, Sell High: 12 Trade Candidates Ahead of Week 7

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 7

Jameis Winston, QB, New Orleans Saints

Jameis Winston is not highly sought after in fantasy football. He hasn’t been the most consistent option, but his upside is real. He’s a top-10 quarterback in passing TDs. He has the same amount of passing touchdowns (12) and interceptions (3) as Aaron Rodgers.

The truth is, Jameis Winston has had some difficult matchups to begin the season. Looking ahead, he’ll be involved in some high-scoring games. He will also have Michael Thomas back in the next couple of weeks which should easily increase Winston’s fantasy value.

Winston already has multiple touchdown passes in 3 of 5 games this season. He’s coming off his bye week so you won’t have to worry about that going forward.

If you need help at quarterback, I believe Jameis Winston will have a much safer floor once Michael Thomas returns.

Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns

Nick Chubb’s fantasy value has been hindered by Kareem Hunt. Chubb also missed last week with a calf injury and has already been ruled out for Week 7. Fantasy managers may be frustrated enough to deal him away.

We have yet to see Chubb’s true ceiling. Kareem Hunt, who is very involved in the Browns offense, is expected to be out for 6 weeks. Everything will filter through Nick Chubb while Hunt is sidelined.

If you would like a league winner on your roster, put together a package to acquire Nick Chubb. You won’t regret it.

Tim Patrick, WR, Denver Broncos

Tim Patrick is the perfect depth piece at the wide receiver position. He is a solid WR3 in your lineups every week. Patrick isn’t the flashiest of options, but he provides a safe floor.

He has been targeted 6 or more times in each of his last 3 games and doesn’t have fewer than 3 receptions in a single game this season. Tim Patrick has 3 touchdowns on the year and a couple of games with 5 or more receptions for 89 or more yards in games he didn’t score. Again, safe floor.

You shouldn’t have to give up much to acquire Tim Patrick. With Teddy Bridgewater performing at high level most weeks, Tim Patrick will continue to produce.

Rob Gronkowski, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

This may be a tough buy, but it’s Rob Gronkowski and is worth a shot!

Gronk has missed the last 3 weeks with broken ribs. He’s missed half the season and is still a TE1 in all formats. Fantasy managers may not have the patience to continue to hold onto him. With news that he may play in Week 7, you could make a move for him now. If you are rejected, there’s still hope.

If Gronk returns this week and under-performs against the 5th best defense vs the tight end position in 2021 (Chicago Bears), you’ll want to take advantage of it and make another offer.

Additional Fantasy Football Buy Low Players

  • Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Denver Broncos
  • James Conner, RB, Arizona Cardinals

Fantasy Football Players to Sell High in Week 7

Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns

Baker Mayfield is coming off of back-to-back weeks with multiple touchdown passes. He will be without the combination of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt for at least this week and beyond. Many may believe this will benefit Mayfield. I believe it negatively impacts his production.

Without the Browns’ run game, this offense is going to struggle. Defenses will narrow their game plan and challenge the Browns to run with the likes of D’Ernest Johnson. This will make Mayfield’s passing attack challenging to say the least.

He’s also dealing with a shoulder injury that has left him in a sling. Mayfield continues to say he’ll play through it, but it could be something that causes him to miss time going forward.

Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders

Josh Jacobs has been a decent option, but there are concerns. If it weren’t for his touchdowns, his rushing yards wouldn’t cut it.

Jacobs has yet to rush for more than 53 yards on the season. In fact, he has only rushed for more than 50 yards just once (Week 6, 53 yards). He isn’t heavily involved in the receiving game as Kenyan Drake is the clear pass-catching back for the Raiders.

If Jacobs' lack of rushing yards continues, he’ll bust for you each week he doesn’t score a touchdown. That’s a dangerous game to play. He has done enough and scored enough fantasy points to make him appealing to trade partners.

I’d package Jacobs with a lower-tier wide receiver and go after someone like Saquon Barkley or Nick Chubb.

Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants

Sterling Shepard returned to action in Week 6 after missing the previous 2 games with a hamstring injury. He had a very productive day, catching 10 of his 14 targets for 76 yards. This was Shepard’s second game of the year with double-digit targets.

The emerging Kadarius Toney did leave last week’s game early with an ankle injury. When he returns to the lineup, he will most certainly eat into Shepard’s target share.

Daniel Jones is very inconsistent as well. This will make for a frustrating season as a Sterling Shepard manager. Hopefully, someone in your league watched Shepard receive double-digit targets and receptions last week and will be interested in dealing for him.

Mo Alie-Cox, TE, Indianapolis Colts

Mo Alie-Cox has been productive from a fantasy football standpoint in each of the last 3 weeks. He has totaled 3 touchdowns and 12 targets in that span. There is your pitch to sell him.

The truth is, Alie-Cox had just 3 catches in Week 4 and 2 of them were touchdowns. He had just 1 catch last week and it was, you guessed it, a touchdown. As nice as it was for fantasy, the numbers are not sustainable or favorable for his fantasy outlook moving forward.

With the return of T.Y. Hilton, it’s just another pass-catching option taking valuable targets away from Mo Alie-Cox. Package him with another position player and upgrade at tight end if you can.

Additional Fantasy Football Sell High Players

  • J.D. Mckissic, RB, Washington Football Team
  • Kendrick Bourne, WR, New England Patriots
Nate Hamilton
@DomiNateFF
Nate Hamilton has produced high-quality content for some of the top fantasy football sites including FantasyPros, The Fantasy Footballers, The Game Day, and now OddsChecker! He is a co-author of Amazon's #1 Best Selling "The Fantasy Football Black Book" with Joe Pisapia. He lives on Twitter: @DomiNateFF
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