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Trade deadlines are rapidly approaching in many fantasy leagues. Which players should you target and which should you look to sell? Liam Hudson has you covered.

Fantasy Football Buy Low, Sell High: 14 Trade Candidates Ahead of Week 10

We are over halfway through the NFL fantasy football season, and you’re either sitting pretty at the top of your league or are in need of some hot trade prospects heading into the second half. Here are some players to trade for, and some to trade away.

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Fantasy Football Players to Buy Low in Week 10

Jaylen Waddle, WR, Miami Dolphins

Jaylen Waddle hasn’t produced anything near the amount of points managers would have hoped in the first half of this season, and with 413 receiving yards to go with three touchdowns, he is currently ranked as WR26 in most fantasy formats. Despite this slow start to the year, I expect his numbers to shoot up dramatically in the following weeks.

Since Tua has returned to the lineup, Waddle has received a 26.6% target share, ranking him top 15 of all receivers in targets. With only one listed ‘drop’ this year, these targets will soon translate into a big-time breakout game for Jaylen Waddle. Get him now before his stock shoots up. After their Thursday Night matchup this week, the Dolphins take on the Jets, Panthers, Giants, and then Jets again – giving Waddle a prime chance to shine over the next month.

Derrick Carr, QB, Las Vegas Raiders

Losing the fastest receiver on your team and then losing your next game to the Giants doesn’t do much for your fantasy stock as a quarterback. As the Raiders organization turns into a dumpster fire, expect fantasy owners to try to ship their field general at a low price.

Despite the goings-on in Las Vegas, Derrick Carr has booked five games this season above the 20-point mark in fantasy, and the next portion of the Raiders schedule is a dream come true, with the Cleveland Browns being the only real worry in the next five weeks. Sure, if you're rocking a top-10 quarterback then you can pass over this suggestion, but if you’ve been streaming at the position or have somehow been forced to start Tyrod Taylor, Carr could be the answer to your prayers.

Zack Moss, RB, Buffalo Bills

Zack Moss has been one of my more disappointing pickups in recent history, failing to hit above 10 points in my league over the last five games. After a horrible run and an embarrassing loss to Jacksonville in Week 9, you could get Moss for a really, really good price.

The question with Moss is…do you want him?

Yes, Moss has had a bad run of it recently, but he is still a starting running back on one of the best teams in the NFL. He started off this season with four touchdowns over three games, and with Josh Allen seemingly losing a step in recent weeks, don’t be surprised to see the Bills move to a run-heavy offense. The Bills play the Jets next week, who are currently allowing 133 rush yards and 1.9 rushing touchdowns per game – don’t be surprised if Moss shoots up the rankings after this matchup.

Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns

Jarvis Landry did a whole lot of nothing in the Browns' first game without Odell Beckham Jr, with ex-Michigan wideout Donavan Peoples-Jones and Rashad Higgins being the go-to choices for Baker Mayfield. This wasn’t the first disappointing showing for Landry this season, as he has only hit paydirt once in 2021, and he has yet to top 100 yards receiving.

Putting his previous performance aside, Landry is a worthwhile buy-low option moving forward this campaign. Despite this great showing for Higgins and DPJ, Baker will need another option on offense to keep things moving, DPJ making 2 catches for 86 yards is just not a sustainable performance. Don’t sell the house to trade for Landry, but look to pick him up if you need some extra wide receiver depth going into the second half of the season.

Jerry Jeudy, WR, Denver Broncos

Things haven’t been great for Jerry Jeudy since returning from his ankle injury early this season, and fantasy owners that drafted him (myself included) will be starting to get a little tired of his lack of production. Making a play for him before Week 10 could be the perfect time to pick him up at a low price.

Even though his numbers aren’t showing it yet, Jeudy is making a claim to be Bridgewater’s top receiver for the latter half of the season. Since returning, Jeudy has been targeted on 25% of all passing routes, which will convert into points sooner rather than later. The Broncos face the Eagles this week, and Bridgewater should be able to carve up their secondary like a Thanksgiving turkey. I expect this week to be the breakout week for Jeudy -- go get him before his price-tag doubles.

Other Buy Low Candidates

  • Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, New England Patriots
  • DJ Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers

Fantasy Football Players to Sell High in Week 10

Week 9 of the NFL season was wild, so expect a ton of overreaction trades this week. Get ahead of the excitement and get huge value for these players before their stock drops.

Damien Harris, RB, New England Patriots

Having a consistent fantasy running back on the New England Patriots is an alien thing to fantasy managers, but Damien Harris has been pretty good over the first half of the season. Harris has seven touchdowns on the year and has racked up a respectable 547 yards, making him, statistically, a top-10 back.

However, despite his recent victories, the success of Harris is firmly linked to rookie runner Rhamondre Stevenson, who put on a show against the Carolina Panthers in Week 9. The emergence of Stevenson slaughtered Harris’s snap share in Week 9, dropping it to 45%. Sell Harris now before Stevenson eats into any more of his production and damages his stock in the next few weeks.

DeVonta Smith, WR, Philadelphia Eagles

I was 50-50 in adding Smith to this list, as he could be a ‘decent’ fantasy option for the latter half of the season. However, after a stellar performance in Week 9, I think his stock is higher than his actual value, making him a prime candidate to sell high.

The Eagles rookie has been wildly inconsistent and has been a nightmare for managers that are flipping him between a starting role and their bench – picking the correct breakout weeks has been almost impossible. The Eagles may have a receiver-friendly schedule over the next month, but it’s tough to imagine Smith repeating his output week-on-week.

D’Ernest Johnson, RB, Cleveland Browns

If you have the only remaining member of the Cleveland Browns' running back room, expect your phones to be lighting up this week. The rest of the Browns' backs have been placed on COVID-IR, and although vaccinated, will need to run two negative tests before playing against the Patriots on Sunday.

The Patriots shut down the Carolina Panthers in Week 9, yet Christian McCaffrey still managed to rack up over 100 yards from scrimmage. If you have another option for Week 10 and are not relying on Johnson to start, then sell him high and cash in on a needy manager needing to fill a spot this week.

George Kittle, TE, San Francisco 49ers

Injury Prone, overpaid, and inconsistent – who comes to mind? Okay, maybe I’m a little salty because I benched Kittle in Week 9 and started Uzomah instead – it’s fine, I won my matchup, it’s all good.

However, moving my saltiness to one side, this could be the perfect week for fantasy owners looking to move on from George Kittle. He holds all the hype of a top 5 tight end but has only had two decent games this year. If you can find a trade partner willing to plug another hole in your team, ship out Kittle and stream another option – can you believe Freirmuth is rostered in under 50% of leagues right now?

Darnell Mooney, WR, Chicago Bears

Darnell Mooney had a great game in Week 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, hauling in one receiving and one rushing touchdown. However, his success came on only three receptions, which is not sustainable. Considering how inconsistent the Bears offense has been this year, this could be the perfect week to get some good returns on the Chicago wideout.

Other Sell High Candidates

  • Donavan Peoples-Jones, WR, Cleveland Browns
  • Elijah Moore, WR, New York Jets

Article Author


Liam Hudson is an experienced sports writer, with a finger on the pulse of all things NFL and College Football. As a fanatical New England Patriots fan, he spends most of his time convincing others he is not a bandwagoner and defending Bill Belichick in Brady vs Bill arguments. He is also a Fantasy Football fanatic and spends far too much time analyzing player data and statistics in hopes of finding a hidden gem in one of his many yearly fantasy leagues.


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