Immediate Trades to Make in Fantasy Football Week 5
By Max Staley
If you're at or below .500 heading into Week 5, it may be time to shake up your roster. There's no better way to do that than making a big trade or two.
Fantasy Football Buy Low, Sell High
Here are the best buy-low, sell-high candidates to target in trades this week.
Fantasy Football Trade Targets
3. Buy: CeeDee Lamb, WR, Dallas Cowboys
CeeDee Lamb has been a stud so far, but he's coming off his first truly down game of the year. With the emergence of Dalton Schultz, and the looming return of Michael Gallup, Lamb's fantasy manager may be ready to sell high on the second-year wideout. Trade for him while you can. Lamb has been remarkably consistent with Dak Prescott, averaging 77.4 yards per game in his nine career appearances alongside his franchise QB. Don't hold Week 4's down game against the Panthers against him. Lamb will be the WR1 he was drafted to be again soon.
2. Sell: Cordarrelle Patterson, RB/WR, Atlanta Falcons
It breaks my heart to write this, but it's probably time to see what you can get for Cordarrelle Patterson. Fantasy's most unique asset is currently the RB3 and WR5 in PPR leagues. But he's not going to maintain that value, so if you can get that kind of return for him, go do it. Last week, Patterson put up 34.6 points despite playing just 30% of Atlanta's offensive snaps. It's pretty much impossible to maintain that production at such a low snap rate.
1. Buy: Damien Harris, RB, New England Patriots
Damien Harris looked like a fantasy stud to open the year, but he has come crashing back to earth over the last two weeks. His dip in production is a lot more defensible than you might think, though. Harris and the New England Patriots have faced the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the past two weeks. Both defenses rank top seven against the run in DVOA, and they both limit opposing RBs to bottom-eight fantasy production in standard leagues.
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