Immediate Trades to Make in Fantasy Football Week 7
By Max Staley
If you're at or below .500 heading into Week 7, 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: Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons
Calvin Ridley has been one of the most disappointing wideouts in fantasy this season, currently ranking as the WR25 on a per-game basis in PPR leagues. But there's reason to believe he'll turn it around. Ridley has seen at least 8 targets in all four of his appearances, averaging 10.5 looks per game on the year. He's one of only six WRs seeing that many targets per game. Ridley should start turning that into big-time production soon. Matt Ryan had an abysmal start to the season, but he's quietly turned it around. The Falcons' QB has seen 90.0-plus grades from ProFootballFocus in back-to-back starts after failing to reach even 66.0 in his first three games. Ridley is seeing WR1 volume, and he should start turning that into WR1 production as Ryan returns to form.
2. Sell: Dalton Schultz, TE, Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys offense is not guaranteed to be the high-volume passing attack we saw last year. Dak Prescott has already been held under 28 pass attempts three times this season. In four healthy games in 2020, he never attempted fewer than 39. That's a problem for breakout tight end Dalton Schultz. Prescott attempted a whopping 51 passes in Week 6, but Schultz finished fifth on the team with just 6 targets. With Michael Gallup looking like he's set to return after the Week 7 bye, Schultz's role will likely just continue to shrink. He's currently fantasy's TE3 in PPR leagues, but he projects to be more of a volatile, low-end TE1 moving forward. If someone in your league views him as a top-five TE, trade him and don't look back.
1. Buy: Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington Football Team
Terry McLaurin is coming off his worst game of the season. It just so happened to come against one of the league's worst defenses (the Kansas City Chiefs), and he has now been held under 50 yards and out of the end zone in back-to-back weeks. He's also just the WR20 in per-game scoring, which is not what he was drafted to be. But if you can get him at any discount, go do it. McLaurin accounts for 44.4% of Washington's air yards, which is the fifth-highest rate in the league. He also has the sixth-highest target share in the league (30.4%). Like Ridley, McLaurin is seeing some truly elite volume. There may be some boom-or-bust games since Taylor Heinicke is throwing him the rock, but he's going to fall on the "boom" side of things more often than not. He's still a legit WR1 moving forward.
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