Immediate Trades to Make in Fantasy Football Week 8

Max Staley
Immediate trades to make in fantasy football Week 8.
Immediate trades to make in fantasy football Week 8. / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

If you're at or below .500 heading into Week 8, 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: Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons

If you need a reliable quarterback, look no further than Matt Ryan. After two disastrous weeks to start the year, Ryan has slowly started to turn things around. Over his last four appearances, the Atlanta Falcons' QB is averaging 301.0 passing yards per game with 10 touchdowns to 1 interception. On a per-game basis, he's averaging 21.17 fantasy points in that span, making him the 12th-best QB in that span. His resurgence appears to be for real, and you can probably get a low-end QB1 in Ryan for a QB2 price. Plus, he's still got room to grow if Calvin Ridley ever starts to return to form.

2. Sell: Christian Kirk, WR, Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals' offense is just way too crowded for Christian Kirk to maintain this pace. He's currently the WR22 in PPR formats and has put up 15-plus points in four of his seven appearances, including three straight games with at least 10 PPR points. Rondale Moore's role is likely to grow as the season continues, DeAndre Hopkins is the clear WR1, A.J. Green isn't going away and now even Zach Ertz (6 touches for 70 yards and a TD in Week 7) appears to be in the mix. Kirk is probably best viewed as a boom-or-bust WR4, so see if you can't get someone to pay a WR3 price.

1. Buy: Tee Higgins, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

Tee Higgins saw some big-time usage in Week 7. Even though he didn't turn his 15 targets into much production, the volume was really encouraging. In fact, Higgins has now seen more targets than Tyler Boyd in each of his three games, out-targeting him 28-to-15 in that span. In other words, Higgins appears to be the clear-cut No. 2 option in the Cincinnati Bengals passing attack – a role that's gotten a whole lot more valuable recently. After averaging 25.0 passing attempts per game over his first three, Joe Burrow has upped that number to 34.3 over his last four. His efficiency has also spiked, averaging a whopping 9.75 adjusted yards per attempt (AY/A) in that time. The No. 2 WR in this offense is going to be very valuable, and that appears to be Higgins, not Tyler Boyd.

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