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Immediate Fantasy Football Trades You Should Make Ahead of NFL Week 7

Jason Schandl
Fantasy football trades to make in Week 7, including a deal for DJ Chark.
Fantasy football trades to make in Week 7, including a deal for DJ Chark. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images
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Six weeks into the NFL season, we start to get a better feel for how things are shaking out this year. We have a lot more information to help us figure out which players' big games may have been flukes and which are signs of more big games to come in the future. On the other side of the coin, we also get a better idea of which disappointing players can still be counted on to bounce back and which ones fantasy owners should cut their losses on.

With those fantasy football buy-low and sell-high opportunities in mind, here are four fantasy football trades worth pursuing immediately as we look forward to Week 7 of the 2020 season.

Fantasy Football Buy-Low Trade Targets Week 7

Trade for Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: Fantasy managers with Clyde Edwards-Helaire are probably panicking about the Le'Veon Bell addition, and that means you might be able to get him at a serious discount. A prime buy-low pick last week as well, Edwards-Helaire is expected to remain the lead back in KC. FOX's Jay Glazer reported Bell was signed mostly to help spell Edwards-Helaire, not to take over for him. This is the best offense in the NFL, and even if Bell starts cutting into the rookie's volume, the Chiefs shouldn't have much trouble supporting two fantasy-relevant RBs.

Trade for DJ Chark, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: It may seem counter-intuitive, but DJ Chark's 45-yard game in Week 6 actually showed a real increase in his fantasy value moving forward. The Jags' top wideout had not been seeing much volume while Gardner Minshew was spreading out the ball early in the season. He racked u[p a massive 14 targets against the Detroit Lions, however, giving him his second game with at least 7 receptions in the last three weeks. Since he didn't turn the workload into much production in Week 6, impatient fantasy managers may be willing to part with him on the cheap.

Fantasy Football Sell-High Week 7

Trade Away D'Andre Swift, RB, Detroit Lions: The Detroit Lions should be giving D'Andre Swift a ton of volume. Fantasy football managers need to be more concerned with "will" than "should." Betting on the team that signed Adrian Peterson to start ahead of Swift and Kerryon Johnson is risky. Swift still hasn't played more than 38% of the Lions' snaps in a single game since Week 1. If you can find someone valuing Swift as a true starter, you should take advantage of the opportunity.

Trade Away Christian Kirk, WR, Arizona Cardinals: An 86-yard, 2-TD day in Week 6 rewarded fantasy managers with a ton of points from Christian Kirk. He only saw 3 targets in that game, however, marking his fourth time in five games getting 5 or fewer looks. That kind of volume is just never going to make him a reliable fantasy starter. Coming off such a big game, however, Kirk may boast some trade value right now.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. 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 his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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