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Immediate Trades to Make in Fantasy Football Week 2

Max Staley
Trades to make for players to buy low and or sell high on in fantasy football Week 2.
Trades to make for players to buy low and or sell high on in fantasy football Week 2. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
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Plenty of fantasy managers were dealt some tough blows in Week 1. While it's way too early to press the panic button just yet, it's hard to blame managers looking to make a trade or two.

With that in mind, here are three players fantasy managers should be targeting in trades heading into Week 2.

Fantasy Football Buy Low, Sell High

3. Buy: Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Antonio Brown, Chris Godwin and Rob Gronkowski showed out in Week 1, as the trio combined for 316 yards and 4 touchdowns. Mike Evans, who entered the season as Tom Brady's No. 1 target, finished the game with just 3 receptions for 24 yards. There are simply too many mouths to feed on this offense, so down games like this are to be expected every now and then. Go out and get Mike Evans now before he explodes against the Atlanta Falcons, who just allowed Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles to put up 32 points in Week 1. This is probably the lowest Evans' value will be all season.

2. Buy: Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers

Aaron Jones was a disaster in Week 1, but that was more predictable than it might've seemed. Last year, the New Orleans Saints were the No. 2 rush defense by DVOA, surrendering the fewest PPR points per game to opposing RBs. Jones now draws a dream matchup against the Detroit Lions, who surrendered more PPR points to RBs than any other team in the league last season. Make an offer and see if you can take advantage of a league mate who's overthinking Jones' Week 1 struggles.

1. Buy: Kyle Pitts, TE, Atlanta Falcons

Kyle Pitts' performance in Week 1 was not exactly encouraging. But his usage was. He posted 4 receptions for 31 yards and no touchdowns. But he did that on 8 targets, tying him for the team high with Calvin Ridley. Pitts also ran a route on 90% of Matt Ryan's dropbacks and might be more of a wide receiver than a tight end in this offense. He played 23 snaps in the slot and 14 lined up at WR. Calvin Ridley proved just how valuable that role can be last year. His performance in Week 1 was disappointing, but there are clearly better days ahead for Atlanta's No. 1 pick.


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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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