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Week 9 Moves To Make! (Trade Targets, and Key Pick Ups!)

Nov 02, 2021

WEEK 9: Fantasy Football Moves To Make!

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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!
1. BUY Tee Higgins (CIN WR)
  • I don't think the fantasy world understands how good Tee Higgins has actually been this year. Burrow has targeted Higgins more times than Chase when they are both on the field. This week Higgins had a deep catch and run and got tackled on the 1-yard line. Then the TD went to Chase. That is kind of the story of the year for Higgins right now, but it's gotta bounce back!

2. SELL Hollywood Brown (BAL WR)

  • Hollywood is the WR10 on the season, but he's made most of that production on 6 TDs, already close to his single-season career-high of 8. Rashod Bateman should cut into his volume a little, and you might be able to sell Brown for a true WR1.

3. ADD Jeremy McNichols & Adrian Peterson (TEN RBs)

  • Derrick Henry's long-term injury has opened up lots of rushing volume in the Tennessee offense. Don't expect either of these guys to come anywhere near Henry's fantasy production. But someone (we probably like Peterson most) will get starter-level volume, which is enough to be an RB2 or a flex at minimum.
4. DROP Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE WR)
  • Big names can be hard to drop. But we give you permission to send OBJ packing. He's not getting consistent target volume and he's catching only half of even those minimal targets.

So what should you trade to get these guys?! 

  • Chase Edmonds looks so good! This week vs. the Packers, Edmonds played amazing. He only touched the ball 11 times, but still brought in 14.4 fantasy points. They should continue to increase his role as he gets back to full health, and we wouldn't be surprised to see him as a top 12 RB to finish the season.

6. SELL Melvin Gordon (DEN RB)

  • Melvin Gordon has been surprisingly good this year! The Denver backfield has pretty much been an even split between MG3 and Javonte Williams this year, but this week Gordon was the one who got all of the production. For someone looking at stat lines, they might assume that MG3 has taken over and can be trusted as a high-end RB2. I don't think that is the case...and if you can take advantage of it to sell - I would!

7. ADD Taysom Hill (NO QB)

  • Jameis Winston is done for the season with a torn ACL. Assuming Hill clears concussion protocol, he should take over as starter. In all four starts last season, Hill scored 17+ fantasy points. He's got the rushing upside to be a league-winning late-season QB, even if he's mediocre as an actual QB.
8. DROP Julio Jones (TEN WR)
  • This one should be taken with a grain of salt. We're not going to tell you to rush out and drop Julio Jones to pick up someone like Sammy Watkins. If you can afford a bench spot to keep Jones around and see if he reignites on a Tennessee team that might be forced to pass - then keep him! But if you've gotta manage bye weeks, and have a strong WR corp - then it's okay to let Julio go.

So what should you trade to get these guys?! 

9. BUY Nick Chubb (CLE RB)
  • We absolutely love Nick Chubb. He looked fully healthy last week and returned to his traditional volume with 17 touches. Had Chubb gotten the TD instead of D'Ernest Johnson, he would have been a fantasy hero. More often than not, a player as good as Chubb is going to get that score. Go buy low while you can. His upcoming schedule is great, too.

10. SELL Ryan Tannehill (TEN QB)

  • Tannehill is a decent quarterback, but across his career, he's proven he's 100% dependent on the play-action game working. Without Derrick Henry on the field, this offense changes entirely. If you can sell to someone who thinks Tannehill can carry this offense, do it. 

11. ADD Boston Scott (PHI RB)

  • With Miles Sanders hurt, Boston Scott became the fantasy RB to have last week in Philly with 12 carries and 2 TDs. This is going to be a frustrating committee moving forward, but Scott is worth an add until things clear up.
12. DROP Robby Anderson (CAR WR)
  • One target and zero catches in a win. It's just not Robby's year, and all the drops seem to be making Carolina hesitant to look his way. He can safely join your waiver wire.

13. ADD Brandon Aiyuk (SF WR)

  • Aiyuk has been a popular drop candidate for weeks. But he played a season-high 88% of snaps last week and pulled 7 targets. He's worth a bench spot in the hopes that he's starting to figure it out.

14. ADD Devante Parker (MIA WR)

  • 11 targets last week is hard to ignore. If Will Fuller ever returns, he should cut into that target volume some, but let's be honest: you should never make fantasy decisions assuming Will Fuller will ever be fully healthy.

15. STREAM Tua Tagovailoa (MIA QB)

  • Tua's passing volume has actually been surprisingly high lately, with 47 passes vs Jacksonville, 40 vs Atlanta and 39 against Buffalo. He gets a hapless Houston team this week and should be a viable streaming option.

So what should you trade to get these guys?! 



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