Immediate Fantasy Football Trades That You Should Make Ahead of NFL Week 1

Max Staley
Elijah Moore fantasy football outlook makes him a compelling trade target.
Elijah Moore fantasy football outlook makes him a compelling trade target. / Adam Hunger/Getty Images
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Pretty much every fantasy football draft has already happened, or will be happening tonight. If you feel like your team could use some work, it never hurts to make a few tweaks before kickoff.

With that in mind, here are three players fantasy managers should be looking to trade for prior to Week 1.

Fantasy Football Trade Targets

3. Elijah Moore, WR, New York Jets

If you're an Elijah Moore believer, the time to go get him is now. Jamison Crowder is looking iffy for this game. If Moore gets to start in three-WR sets in Week 1, he may never give the job up. The Carolina Panthers had a bottom-10 pass defense by DVOA last year, and it's not hard to envision the rookie making some plays on Sunday. This might be the lowest Moore's value is all season, so go get him while you still can.

2. Gus Edwards, RB, Baltimore Ravens*

*Update: It's feared that Edwards suffered a season-ending ACL tear at practice on Thursday. The below blurb was written prior to that injury on Wednesday.

The Le'Veon Bell signing is not going to significantly impact Gus Edwards. Most fantasy managers seem to know that. But not all of them do. If there's someone in your league who's scared off by the name value off Bell, put an offer in on Edwards. Because by the time the Baltimore Ravens' Week 1 game is finished, your league mates will realize that Bell is not a threat to Edwards' volume whatsoever.

1. Raheem Mostert, RB, San Francisco 49ers

When healthy, Raheem Mostert was a problem last year. He averaged 84.6 yards from scrimmage per game with 3 touchdowns across eight appearances. He also left three of those eight games early. Now back to full strength, he's someone you'll want to start week in and week out while healthy. Mostert should have little trouble proving his worth in Week 1. He's facing a Detroit Lions' defense that ranked sixth-worst against the run by DVOA and surrendered more fantasy points to RBs than any other team in the league last year. His value will have skyrocketed by this time next week.


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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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