Immediate Trades to Make in Fantasy Football Week 4
Our trade advice was a bit of a mixed bag in Week 3. We told you to sell high on Rob Gronkowski, who had a down game and got banged up. But Gronk still looks like an integral part of that Tampa Bay passing attack – that one might've been a miss.
Fantasy Football Buy Low, Sell High
We advised you to go out and get Antonio Gibson, who had a rock-solid 17.4 PPR points in Week 3. But we also told you to trade for A.J. Brown, who got hurt after being held without a catch.
Without further ado, here are three of the best buy-low, or sell-high candidates heading into Week 4.
Fantasy Football Trade Targets
3. Buy: Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons
Calvin Ridley was drafted to be a legitimate WR1 in fantasy, but he has returned WR3 value thus far. Ridley, like the rest of the Atlanta Falcons' offense, has underwhelmed. But there are better days ahead. Ridley has seen the 12th-most targets in the league so far. That volume feels very sustainable as Atlanta will clearly be playing from behind most of the year. As Matt Ryan adjusts to Arthur Smith's system, you have to think this passing attack will start figuring things out. Ridley's managers might need a win this week, and they could be scared off by a Week 4 matchup with the Washington Football Team. That is not nearly as daunting as it looked at the start of the year. Washington has gotten gashed through the air, giving up the fourth-most yards in the league and the second-most PPR points to opposing WRs. He'll also face the New York Jets the week after. Buy-in now before the blowup inevitably comes.
2. Sell: Ja'Marr Chase, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
If you're in a dynasty or keeper league, don't even think about selling Ja'Marr Chase. But if you're in a re-draft league, this might be the highest his value gets all season. The rookie has blown away expectations, logging 4 touchdowns in three weeks. But his success doesn't feel particularly sustainable. After finishing third in pass attempts per game last year, Joe Burrow now ranks 29th as the Bengals want to keep their prized asset upright. Chase has also handled just 9 targets over the last two weeks. He's not going to maintain a top-12 pace with that volume – especially once Tee Higgins returns from injury. Selling high on a player this talented is a risk, but it's hard to see Chase maintaining this production unless the Bengals' offense returns to the pass-heavy approach we saw last year.
1. Buy: Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams
It's hard to figure out whats going on with Robert Woods right now. But it's just as hard to see it continuing. Coming into the season, Woods and teammate Cooper Kupp were pretty much viewed as interchangeable fantasy assets. Three weeks later, and that is very much not the case. Kupp is the overall WR1 in fantasy, while Woods has yet to log double-digit points in a single game. But it's not like Woods isn't involved in the offense. Woods has seen 15 targets over his last two games and has played at least 88% of the snaps in each. He also ran 35 routes on Matthew Stafford's drop backs last week (compared to 38 for Kupp). Unless there's some serious chemistry issue with Stafford we haven't heard about, the Woods breakout is coming. And his manager might be frustrated enough to sell low. Buying in on Woods is a great way to get an inexpensive piece on what looks like a top-five passing attack.
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