Tuesday Trades: Week 7 and the Sneaky Cheap WR

Welcome back to Tuesday Morning Trades, a weekly column that will highlight players to target today before their prices change tomorrow. Two weeks ago I wondered whether we might soon see “the old Adrian Peterson” suddenly “looking like a totally different player.” Well, it took a change of scenery, but it happened on Sunday as Peterson dropped 134 yards and two touchdowns on the Buccaneers. The fantasy community simultaneously holds two incompatible beliefs. One, that any running back can pretty much fill in for the starter and have a big day given the opportunity. And two, that RBs can have a bad year and suddenly become totally worthless. Maybe it was just that desert air, but Peterson quieted the haters for one more week. Here are some of the best buys and sells at each position.

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By Devin McIntyre | @devinmci | Archive

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  1. Matt says:

    The Hopkins owner is shopping him because he is really thin at WR with Hopkins on a Bye and Emmanuel Sanders out this week.

    The proposed trade is he sends me Hopkins and Jamaal Charles for Keenan Allen and Randall Cobb.

    It's a 12 team 0.5 ppr 3 WR, 2 RB, 1 W/R/T, 1 TE, 1 QB, 7 bench

    After the trade, here's what my roster would look like:
    QB: Alex Smith
    WR: Jordy, Hopkins, Diggs, Demaryius, Garcon, Snead (gonna drop Snead for Fowler if possible)
    RB: Devonta, McKinnon, Kamara, Crowell, D'Onta Foreman, Charles
    TE: Reed (and gonna make a claim for Sefarian-Jenkins)

    No Def or Kickers.

    What do you think?

  2. Sent an offer of my Will Fuller for his Mixon... 12tm/ppr.... not sure he'll go for it but thought it was worth a try. Trying to sell Fuller while he's red hot.

  3. @mateoloco Charles is a true stash right now, with Booker getting some passing work, but Keenan and Cobb are both devalued in .5 ppr, so I think it's a nice move to capture those deep shots that Hopkins gets. It's much more crowded for TDs on the Chargers. You're buying Hopkins high, but with early round players, you're always going to have to give something to get something.

    @kdenigris It's a fair offer. McCoy just offers elite usage and nobody is going to give him up without getting a top 20 player back. I never like to bet against Fitz, but if you want to add a top RB that's the cost. McKinnon is good, but better in full ppr, and could have some vulnerability to positive game scripts. You're generally losing value moving WRs for RBs, but if that's the direction you want to move your team, you have to pay for the scarcity at RB. I'd prefer McCoy in full ppr, but those receiving yards still count.

    @jasonhumes definitely a nice offer. Whether or not the TDs keep piling up for Fuller, no one will deny his talent, whereas the Bengals have real question marks surrounding their Oline and offense generally. Lot of potential for Mixon, and I've seen at least one fantasy analyst suggest this could be a strong week for him.

  4. I am not sure I totally agree. Aaron Jones had one good game against DAL, he wasn't super effective against Vikes (neither was TyMo), although he played more snaps than Ty. I think the fact that Ty is better pass blocker and receiver will play a role here. Realistically, I don't think he will be a RB1/RB2 anymore, we are looking at Duke Johnson type production unfortunately. If I can offload him for someone useful, I would but I don't think its panic time to sell him for pennies on the dollar.

    Re: Jordy, this can be clearly be a case similar to Hopkins in Houston where he gets peppered with targets.. I wouldn't necessarily downgrade Jordy.

  5. Dennis says:

    @devinmci how will we ever know who to trade this week frowning

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