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Immediate Fantasy Football Trades That You Should Make Ahead of NFL Week 10

Jason Schandl
Tennessee Titans v Carolina Panthers
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We're through nine weeks of the fantasy football season, meaning the trade deadline is most leagues is fast approaching. That means this is the final week to send out trade offers and make deals to solidify your team down the stretch.

Whether you're looking to add to a team at the top of the standings or you're just fighting to improve enough to make the playoffs, here are two players you should be looking to acquire and two players you might want to trade away in fantasy football ahead of Week 10.

Players to Trade For Fantasy Football

1. Trade For: D.J. Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers

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Over the last four weeks, D.J. Moore is tied (with Michael Thomas) for the fifth-highest target market share — accounting for 29 percent of the looks in the Carolina Panthers' offense during that span. He's not exactly a "buy-low" after recording 101 yards last week, but with no touchdowns and a middling 70.7 yards on 9.7 targets per game in the last three, you'll still have a good chance of landing him for less than what he's worth. He could also see a boost if and when Cam Newton returns, as he averaged 12.0 targets per game in two contests with Newton at the helm to open the year.

2. Trade For: Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans

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Derrick Henry has already been turning in terrific numbers, with six touchdowns and an average of 71.6 yards on 18.2 carries per game through nine contests in 2019. Things are set to get even better for him moving forward, though, as his upcoming schedule is very soft. Two of his next four opponents (the Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts) rank in the bottom five in Football Outsiders' run defense DVOA rankings. Things do get tougher for him in the fantasy playoffs, but if you're still fighting just to make it that far, acquiring Henry should give you a big boost in getting there.

Fantasy Football Trade Value

3. Trade Away: Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona Cardinals

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Kyler Murray ranks as QB9 in fantasy points per game right now, but that ranking is likely to plummet as the Arizona Cardinals close out the year with a brutal schedule for their signal-caller. The six remaining fantasy-relevant games the Cardinals play include three matchups with teams that have held opposing QBs to bottom-10 fantasy numbers, while Murray only gets one game (in Week 10) against an opponent allowing top-10 output.

4. Trade Away: JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

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It's going to be harder after his Week 9 dud, but if you can still get any return for JuJu Smith-Schuster (he still has two solid games in his last four to carry his value), you should jump on the opportunity. JuJu has only seen more than five targets twice in the last five games, and he didn't even rack up 20 receiving yards in any of the other three. A Mason Rudolph-led offense isn't going to give him enough efficiency to offer consistent upside on limited targets, and with those concerns, there's not much to like about his prospects for the rest of the season.

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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 their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.