Immediate Fantasy Football Trades That You Should Make Ahead of NFL Week 6

Jason Schandl
Fantasy football trade targets in Week 6, including Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
Fantasy football trade targets in Week 6, including Clyde Edwards-Helaire. / Todd Olszewski/Getty Images

Five 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 6 of the 2020 season.

Fantasy Football Buy-Low Trade Targets Week 6

1. Trade for: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

If the manager who has Clyde Edwards-Helaire in your league is frustrated with his 11.6 PPR fantasy points per game over the last two weeks, you're going to want to take advantage and trade for the rookie. He's still seeing outstanding volume in one of the NFL's best offenses. His lowest opportunity (carries plus targets) total for any game this season is 18, and each time he saw 18 it came with 8 targets. Averaging16.2 carries and 5.4 targets per game, there's not much doubt that Edwards-Helaire is poised to be a a top-tier fantasy RB for the remainder of the season.

2. Trade for: Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

It's worth a try to see if a buy-low window has opened with Keenan Allen banged up and heading into a bye week. Despite making it through just 12 snaps in Week 5, Allen's 50 targets rank No. 5 among all NFL wideouts. Justin Herbert seems particularly fond of Allen, feeding him 10, 19 and 11 targets over the three full games they played together (37.4% of his total attempts in those games). Allen also saw 2 of the offense's 4 targets before getting hurt in Week 5.

Fantasy Football Sell-High Week 6

3. Trade Away: Darrell Henderson, RB, Los Angeles Rams

Sean McVay has told us his plans with the Los Angeles Rams backfield, and his actions have backed that up. This is a full-on committee, and he doesn't want to use a feature back unless injuries force his hand. Darrell Henderson had a strong fantasy showing in Week 5 thanks to his two touchdowns, but he still played just 43% of the offensive snaps. If anyone in your league is enamored with those TD numbers, take advantage and sell Henderson ASAP.

4. Trade Away: A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

I'll admit it: I was excitedly buying up A.J. Green after he racked up 22 targets in his first two games this season. He's pretty clearly falling out of favor in the Cincinnati Bengals offense, however, and it's time to get whatever return you can before you end up just having to outright drop him. Green has seen just 12 targets across the last three weeks, while both Tyler Boyd (27) and Tee Higgins (24) have more than twice that. Even Joe Mixon (17) has more targets since Week 3.

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