The past couple weeks have been strange, even by NFL standards. Who imagined Josh Allen and the Bills getting shut down by the Jaguars or Adrian Peterson turning back the clock and scoring for the Titans? You can’t prepare for everything in fantasy football, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying. With trade deadlines fast approaching in many leagues, now’s the time to identify the right targets and look to buy low or sell high. Fortunately, FantasyPros is here to help with tips and trade advice in their Week 10 Stock Watch that includes Davante Adams, Jerry Jeudy, Alvin Kamara, Stefon Diggs, Jaylen Waddle, and Damien Harris, among others.
Half of the NFL has already its bye, so it’s a little trickier to match up bye weeks when offering a trade. That can make trading difficult, but it can be worth it to “lose a game” depending on your place in the standings. Sometimes, you’ll have to throw in a sweetener to get the deal done. You might not like it, but, again, if you’re doing well and just trying to shore up your starters for later in the season, giving away a depth piece isn’t the worst thing. You don’t want to leave the cupboard too bare, as injuries could strike at any time, but you’re not going to get something for nothing either.
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Remember that trade values can change quickly in fantasy football, so don’t get too locked in on a specific target. Change your thinking as the trends change, but don’t be afraid to strike if you have a good offer on the table, even this early in the season. — Matt Lutovsky
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Week 10 Fantasy Football Stock Watch: Buy-low trade candidates
Davante Adams, WR, Packers. There’s a feeling of uncertainty surrounding the Packers right now, and Jordan Love‘s spot start wasn’t exactly promising. Adams caught just six-of-14 targets for 42 yards in Sunday’s Week 9 loss to the Chiefs. However, he commanded a dominant 41.2-percent target share and hasn’t popped up for a monster game in about a month. Assuming Aaron Rodgers (reserve/COVID list), Adams’ ceiling is as high as any wideout in the season’s second half.
Jerry Jeudy, WR, Broncos. The 22-year-old wideout hasn’t erupted since returning from his ankle injury, but the underlying numbers are extremely encouraging. Entering Week 10, Jeudy has been targeted on 25 percent of his pass routes this season. For comparison, Courtland Sutton has been targeted on 19.8 percent of his pass routes, and that number has fallen since Jeudy’s return. Jeudy looks poised for a strong finish to the 2021 campaign. Go get him.
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Week 10 Fantasy Football Stock Watch: Sell-high trade candidates
Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints. This recommendation needs to be layered with nuance. By no means is Kamara a screaming “sell” candidate. Do not trade him just to trade him. However, if you can flip him for another RB1 plus something more, then it might make sense. His percentage of the RB carries on the Saints has fallen from 83.5-percent pre-Mark Ingram trade to 65.1-percent post-Ingram. Additionally, his target share has fallen from 22.3 percent to 14 percent. Kamara is still a great player, of course, but the Ingram move has reduced his margin for error.
Damien Harris, RB, Patriots. The 24-year-old back has scored a whopping six touchdowns over his past five games, which is great, but we typically don’t want to rely on TD production in fantasy. Harris had his lowest RB share of the season in Week 9 (45.5 percent). He also hasn’t received more than two targets in a game since Week 1. Rhamondre Stevenson isn’t going to straight-up take the job from him, but Harris is the perfect “sell-high” candidate while he’s running hot on touchdowns.
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Week 10 Fantasy Football Stock Watch: Players to hold
Stefon Diggs, WR, Bills. Diggs has topped 90 receiving yards just once this season. In 2020 he topped 100 yards in seven-of-16 games. Things haven’t gone as smoothly for Buffalo’s offense in ’21, but Diggs remains the alpha wideout on an extremely pass-happy offense. Expectations should be tempered with targets being more spread out this season, but Diggs will likely headline a lot of “buy-low” lists entering Week 10.
Jaylen Waddle, WR, Dolphins. Miami’s offense isn’t one to get too worked up about, but Waddle has now seen double-digit targets in three of his past four games. The rookie continues to improve as the year goes on, and DeVante Parker (hamstring) just went on IR. Waddle should continue seeing strong volume for the time being.
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