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

Jason Schandl
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With just one game remaining on the Week 6 fantasy football slate, you should have a solid grasp on your team's strengths and weaknesses by now.

If you're sitting below .500 and looking to shake things up, or at the top of your standings hoping to make some smaller improvements, here are two players you should be looking to acquire, and two players you might want to trade away in fantasy football for Week 7.

Fantasy Football Trade Targets

1. Trade For: Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons

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It's probably not going to be cheap to acquire Devonta Freeman on the back of a two-TD game, but his workload in Week 6 makes him worth paying big for. Freeman saw a season-high 22 opportunities (19 carries and three targets) in that game, only two weeks removed from getting 21 opportunities in Week 4. He's averaging a strong 17.6 opportunities per game with heavy passing game usage (4.8 targets per game), and that involvement goes a long way to insulating his value against tough matchups. He's an especially strong target in PPR leagues.

2. Trade For: John Brown, WR, Buffalo Bills

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John Brown hasn't been posting terrible numbers, but his 11.3 PPR fantasy points per game across his last three don't do his upside justice. He's seeing lots of usage on deep passes (13.6-yard average depth of target, tied for 15th among WRs), and that gives him huge boom-or-bust upside. We can expect his TD scoring to pick up (he has only one on 39 targets in 2019) if a couple of those deep passes hit. He's also coming off a bye week into an incredibly soft schedule, taking on the Miami Dolphins in Week 7, Philadelphia Eagles and Week 8 and Washington Redskins in Week 9.

Fantasy Football Trade Value

3. Trade Away: Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons

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Calvin Ridley's value is climbing, with touchdowns in his last two games, but over the last four weeks he's still averaging only 5.5 targets and 3.3 receptions per game, giving him a alarmingly small workload. He's obviously behind Julio Jones on the Atlanta Falcons' WR depth chart, but he's also seen far less volume than Mohamed Sanu (6.8 targets and 5.8 receptions per game) over those last four contests. Ridley's TDs are coming in at a pace that isn't likely to be sustainable, making him a solid sell-high candidate ahead of an unfavorable portion of his schedule.

4. Trade Away: Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals

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It's not going to feel good to sell low on Joe Mixon, but only one game removed from a season-best 19 carries and 93 yards against the Arizona Cardinals, he could still net a reasonable return. His volume plummeted in Week 6, seeing only eight carries and three targets against the Baltimore Ravens. Things don't get much easier for him any time soon either, with matchups against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Rams and Ravens in the next three weeks. If you can find a trade partner still encouraged by his Week 4 and 5 games, now might be the time to cut your losses on Mixon.

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