Immediate Fantasy Football Trades That You Should Make Ahead of NFL Week 3

Jason Schandl
Fantasy football trade targets for Week 3.
Fantasy football trade targets for Week 3. / Norm Hall/Getty Images

Heading into Week 3 of the NFL season, things start to get very interesting in fantasy football. With a second week of games to draw from, we get a better idea of which Week 1 performances were flukes, and which were indicators of something bigger.

Two games is still a small sample though, leaving plenty of situations in which a player's production doesn't match up with what their true value may be in fantasy football. This leaves us with some great fantasy football buy-low and sell-high opportunities.

Here are four fantasy football trade targets worth pursuing immediately as we look forward to Week 3 of the 2020 season.

Buy Low Week 3 Fantasy Football

1. Trade for: Kenyan Drake, RB, Arizona Cardinals

Kenyan Drake's production hasn't been anything to write home about so far in 2020. His 26.0 fantasy points (PPR scoring) have him checking in at RB22, and fantasy managers may be frustrated with his quiet start to the year. That opens a great buy-low window. Drake's volume has been terrific, ranking fifth among all RBs with 36 rush attempts. He's added only 4 targets, but that's an area that will likely see some improvement moving forward. He's still catching pass from Kyler Murray, who targeted him an average of 4.4 times per game in 2019. With the kind of volume Drake is seeing, we can expect his production to pick up moving forward.

2. Trade for: DJ Chark, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

Considering how well the Jacksonville Jaguars' offense is playing, it's fair to be concerned about DJ Chark's 7 targets and 23.9 fantasy points. He may be trailing Keelan Cole in targets, but he is still clearly the WR1 in terms of playing time, out-snapping Cole 42 to 33 in Week 1 and 59 to 51 in Week 2. That means the targets should be on the way, especially since Chark led the team with 7.8 targets per game in Minshew's 2019 starts.

Sell High Week 3 Fantasy Football

3. Trade Away: Todd Gurley, RB, Atlanta Falcons

This isn't exactly a sell-high spot, as Todd Gurley checks in at just RB33 on the year, but you may be able to find an RB-needy manager still willing to pay a premium for Gurley this week. We've seen that Gurley can get scripted out when the Falcons go pass-heavy (46 percent snap share in Week 1), and it's a concern that he has just 1 touchdown while the team has scored 64 points. That's especially concerning because Gurley has just 3 carries on the Falcons' 13 plays run from inside their opponents' 10-yard line.

4. Trade Away: Marquise Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens

Through two weeks, the Baltimore Ravens' passing game looks like it's operating pretty similarly in 2020 to how it did in 2019. Lamar Jackson is spreading the ball out, and tight ends and running backs have been heavily involved. It may look good that Marquise Brown has 10 receptions and 143 yards through two games, but he's done that on just 12 targets. A big-play threat like Brown will always be able to threaten that kind of efficiency, but an average of 11.9 yards per target is just not sustainable.

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