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3 NFL Teams That Could Be Sellers at 2019 Trade Deadline

Max Staley
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Through six weeks of the NFL season, we're starting to understand which teams will be competing for the Super Bowl. Similarly, we've also learned which organizations are likely planning their vacations once Week 17 comes to a close.

Those organizations that have seemingly fallen out of the playoff picture could look to trade some of their top-tier assets ahead of the Oct. 29, NFL Trade Deadline in an effort to build draft capital. With that in mind, here are three teams that could be sellers at the 2019 NFL Trade Deadline.

1. Cincinnati Bengals, 0-6 (4th in AFC North)

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Zac Taylor's tenure with the Cincinnati Bengals has not exactly gotten out to an impressive start. Cincinnati is 0-6 on the season, and the Bengals are sporting the third-worst point differential in the NFL. With Andy Dalton set to be an unrestricted free agent in 2021, Cincinnati could be entering a rebuild in the not-too-distant future given how poorly the Bengals have played thus far. If the Bengals do decide to trade away some veteran stars, their top asset is undoubtedly A.J. Green. While he hasn't seen the field this season, due to a foot injury suffered in training camp, Green could fetch quite the haul from a WR-needy contender like the San Francisco 49ers.

2. Washington Redskins, 1-5 (4th in NFC East)

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The Washington Redskins' play has been similarly uninspiring, and they also have a top-tier asset that could net a significant return. Trent Williams, a seven-time Pro Bowler, hasn't played in 2019 as he's holding out for a bigger contract. With little to no progress being made on that front, a 1-5 record and the second-worst point differential in football, shipping out an asset like Williams makes a lot of sense. There are plenty of teams, namely the Cleveland Browns, that could use the former second-team All-Pro's services.

3. Tennessee Titans, 2-4 (4th in AFC South)

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Benching Marcus Mariota in favor of Ryan Tannehill could signal a changing of the guard for the Tennessee Titans. Despite having a talented roster, this team is likely going nowhere with either QB calling the shots. The 2020 NFL Draft is loaded with potential franchise signal-callers like Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert, Jake Fromm and Jacob Eason, just to name a few. If Tennessee is moving on from Mariota, it could look to upgrade the position in the NFL Draft, and trading accomplished veterans for draft capital could help ensure the Titans land their next franchise QB.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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