Week 7 Moves To Make! (Trade Targets, and Key Pick Ups!)Oct 17, 2022
WEEK 7: Fantasy Football Moves To Make!
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MOVES TO MAKE THIS WEEK
How to use our recommendations:
- BUY: Go get these players - we think they will be available at a value. Check out our trade value chart to help put together a trade!
- SELL: These players are being valued higher than we think they should. If you have them, consider cashing out for a better player before their value drops!
- ADD: These guys are available on waivers in at least 50% of leagues - but they're worth a spot on your bench!
- DROP: To make these adds and trades, you're going to have to clear roster space. These guys are rostered in more than half of leagues, but you can safely drop them for a good waiver option.
- STREAM: These are guys with good matchups for next week! They will primarily be QB/TE's that you can pick up to cover your bye week this week!
- LEAVE TO YOUR LEAGUEMATES: These are guys that we think are just flashes in the pan. Your league mates are going to get excited and bid on them...and you should let them! Stay away.
1. ADD Wan'Dale Robinson (NYG WR)
- The speedy Giants rookie has played in just two games this year and is still clearly working with limited snaps. But he's flashed talent and earned a lot of targets - plus, New York has the league's worst WR group with no big names to hold Robinson back from upping his snaps and targets. You probably can't start him yet, but he's easily worth a stash.
- We kept recommending Breece Hall and we'll do the same with Godwin. He's an elite talent with a great QB and huge target volume - just no TDs yet. This is probably your last chance to buy him low and get a locked-in WR1!
- You might catch a manager worried about the return of DeAndre Hopkins or the Robbie Anderson trade to buy Moore on the cheap. Here's the reality: Hopkins plays outside and won't affect Moore's slot snaps, and Robbie Anderson is just plain bad. Go get Moore, who is averaging nearly 8 targets a game.
4. SELL James Robinson (JAX RB)
- The Jaguars backfield is slowly but surely tilting towards Travis Etienne and away from James Robinson. Robinson's appeal has always been the huge workload he can carry, but he's pretty much ceded the passing game work to ETN and is now an 8-to-12-carry RB that needs a TD to be fantasy relevant. If you can sell him on name value, now is the time to do it.
5. ADD Alec Pierce (IND WR)
- Pierce has been a great addition to the Colts offense. He's a tall, fast downfield receiver who can go up and win contested catches. Pierce is knocking on the door of taking over as Indy's go-to #2 WR. His snaps keep rising and he's already averaging about 7 targets a game. He's a stash with huge potential in the fantasy playoffs, and you could even start him now in a bye week pinch.
- Something weird is going on with Cam Akers in L.A., and most reports suggest he won't be in L.A. that much longer. Henderson gets an uptick in value by default. He's not an amazing player, but he's been as good or better than Akers much of this year and has a chance to get 60-70% of the RB volume in a Sean McVay offense.
7. ADD Tyquan Thornton (NE WR)
- The fastest player in the draft got hurt over the summer and missed the beginning of New England's season. He's healthy now, played 57% of the team's offensive snaps last week, and caught a TD. Thornton is likely a boom/bust dowfield type WR, but that type of player only needs one big play to make your fantasy week. Add him now on the chance he has a second-half breakout with multiple long scores.
8. STREAM Patriots DST
- The Patriots are currently the #4 fantasy defense, so you may not be able to find them on waivers. (They're only rostered in about 30% of Sleeper leagues, though). Their upcoming matchups: the awful Chicago Bears, turnover machine Zach Wilson and the Jets, and the aging Matt Ryan and the Colts. This is a great defense to ride through their bye week.
9. DROP Elijah Moore (NYJ WR)
- We still love the talent of Elijah Moore, and he's definitely not a must-drop. But if you're struggling with roster space, you could cut bait on the talented young wideout, who is likely going to be inconsistent in volume and production in an offense that will clearly benefit from going run-heavy when they can.
10. SELL Dalvin Cook (MIN RB)
- We were incredibly high on Dalvin coming into the season, and he's mostly delivered, as the RB11 so far this year. But there are some warning signs: he doesn't look quite as explosive as he has in years past, and isn't getting the kind of passing volume we'd hoped. The Vikings are getting more pass-heavy, and the schedule gets tough coming out of the bye. If you can sell Cook for a RB1 plus an upside WR, we'd do it.
- Higgins has everything you're looking for in a fantasy WR. He's talented, attached to a great QB, and on a team that's had high passing volume, plus his upcoming schedule is pretty soft. Buy low while the injury stigma is still there, because if Higgins stays healthy, he could be a league winner in the second half.
- If you missed out on the great TEs (in other words, if you don't have Travis Kelce or Mark Andrews), odds are you're disappointed in your weekly TE production. George Kittle has the best chance of any player to join those two in the realm of TEs you can reliably start every week. He's almost never leaving the field for San Francisco and is seeing more and more targets every week. The TDs are bound to come, and when they do, Kittle will probably wind up a top-5 TE for the remainder of the season.
13. SELL Mike Gesicki (MIA TE)
- If your leaguemates are smart, it'll probably be too obvious to sell Gesicki off of his 2 TD performance against Minnesota. But Gesicki has always had some intrigue to fantasy managers, and you might find someone willing to part with a decent young RB or WR with upside to take a flyer on Gesicki. If you can - do it. Gesicki will have a few decent weeks. But he can also get you zero in any given week. You'll never be able to confidently start him, and there are probably comparable options on your waiver wire.
14. ADD Deon Jackson (IND RB)
- When Jonathan Taylor comes back, Jackson's rushing volume should go back to almost zero. But what intrigues us is his passing game usage: he got 10 targets in week 6 and turned them into 79 yards. Even if JT stays healthy, Jackson could turn into a Nyheim Hines replacement as the passing-downs running back. Hines is dealing with a concussion, which means Jackson might have a few more useful weeks left.
15. ADD Kyren Williams (LAR RB)
- Like Jackson, this one is a deeper stash. But Kyren Williams is a rookie RB for the LA Rams who has spent the whole year on IR so far. With Cam Akers on his way out the door, there's a chance for Williams to step into a timeshare and get decent volume. Stash him now if you have a roster spot and he might turn into a very startable player in the next month.
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