Immediate Trades to Make in Fantasy Football Week 3

Max Staley
Immediate trades to make in fantasy football Week 3, like buying low on A.J. Brown.
Immediate trades to make in fantasy football Week 3, like buying low on A.J. Brown. / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images
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If you read this column last week and followed our advice, congratulations on your Week 2 win. We told you to buy Kyle Pitts (12.3 points), Mike Evans (24.5 points) and Aaron Jones (41.5 points). Let's not get too carried away –– I'm not exactly a genius for suggesting Mike Evans and Aaron Jones are good football players. But let's see if we can't hit it big again in Week 3.

Fantasy Football Buy Low, Sell High

Here are three of the best buy-low, or sell-high candidates heading into Week 3.

Fantasy Football Trade Targets

3. Buy: Antonio Gibson, RB, Washington Football Team

Antonio Gibson is one of our top buy-low candidates this week.
Antonio Gibson is one of our top buy-low candidates this week. / Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Antonio Gibson is on the verge of a breakout. On the ground, he's been as efficient as ever. Washington's lead back is averaging 16.5 carries for 79.5 yards per game (4.8 YPC). His work as a receiver has been pretty encouraging as well. It doesn't look like J.D. McKissic is going away anytime soon, but both backs have seen 7 targets on the year thus far. Gibson has also played 63% of the team's offensive snaps this season, with at least 60% of the snaps in both games. That's important. He only hit that mark twice across 14 appearances last year. He hasn't found the end zone yet this season, but the touchdowns are going to come in bunches if he keeps all this up.

2. Sell: Rob Gronkowski, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Rob Gronkowski is one of our top sell-high candidates this week.
Rob Gronkowski is one of our top sell-high candidates this week. / Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

There's no way Rob Gronkowski can maintain his current pace. He's obviously not scoring 34 touchdowns this season. But he's probably not going to finish as a top-five tight end, either. This offense is simply too crowded, especially since O.J. Howard's role will likely continue expanding as he works his way back from the Achilles tear he suffered last year. Howard almost doubled his Week 1 snaps in Week 2. This is probably the best stretch Gronk will have all season, so see if you can't get someone to overpay for the 32-year-old TE.

1. Buy: A.J. Brown, WR, Tennessee Titans

A.J. Brown is one of our top buy-low candidates this week.
A.J. Brown is one of our top buy-low candidates this week. / Abbie Parr/Getty Images

There are better days ahead for A.J. Brown. He had a few ugly drops in Week 2, but he's seen a whopping 38.9% percent of his team's air yards thus far. That gives him a sizable advantage over Julio Jones (27.5%). He's seen 17 targets through two games, though he's only caught 41.2% of those looks. Brown, who had a career 64.2% catch rate prior to 2021, is simply too talented to let that continue. With matchups against the New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars in two of his next three weeks, go get Brown now before his fantasy value explodes.


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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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