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Buy-low & sell-high trade targets – Week 12

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Welcome to the Week 12 buy-low/sell-high fantasy football trade target article. This is probably your last chance to complete a trade in fantasy football leagues as most formats have their deadline after this week’s games. That means it’s time to be aggressive. Whether it’s a trade that helps you make a championship run, or simply a move in dynasty formats to improve your chances next season, be aggressive. 

The goal here is to highlight a few players who have seen their stock rise or fall, which ultimately leads to buy-low and sell-high trade targets in fantasy football. If you’re looking for Week 12 waiver wire pickups, check the latest episode of Mean Streets.

I’ve also highlighted a few players whom I’m concerned about, a few whom I would rather hold than trade, and a few players whom I would cut my ties with. You’ll also see the top 10 players traded in CBS Sports fantasy football over the past 24 hours. 

Keep in mind that some of the buy-low and sell-high candidates mentioned below don’t need to be moved. These are merely suggestions. I’m a big believer in 2-for-1 and 3-for-1 package deals if it means landing the best player in the trade.

 

Buy-Low Candidates

Antonio Gibson, RB, Washington Football Team 

I’ve come around on Antonio Gibson over the last two weeks. He’s had minimal work in the passing game but I’m okay with that as he’s racked up 43 carries since his Week 9 bye. There’s a solid floor there and with matchups against Seattle, Las Vegas, Dallas, Philadelphia, Las Vegas and Philadelphia, he could have a couple of ceiling games. 

DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Arizona Cardinals

If you’re cruising this season and headed for a bye, check in on the manager who owns DeAndre Hopkins. There’s a good chance they’re hurting as they’ll be without Hopkins for the fourth straight week as the Cardinals are on bye. Hopkins isn’t a lock to return in Week 13 and he gets the Rams in Week 14. This is a playoff addition as he gets Detroit and Indianapolis in Weeks 15 and 16. I wouldn’t give up much as there’s some risk in this buy, but I’d flip just about any wideout outside the top 30 for him. The owner could be desperate for a win this week.

Marvin Jones, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars 

You may be able to pick up Marvin Jones off the wire after he posted his fourth straight game with fewer than eight fantasy points. Jones scored a touchdown in each of his first two games this season and he had 100 yards with a TD in Week 6 before Jacksonville went on bye, but it’s been all downhill since. Jones has only scored double-digit fantasy points in three games this season. I’m interested because he’s cheap, Jamal Agnew is lost for the season and the Jags get the Texans in Week 15 and the Jets in Week 16. Again, he could be dropped this week and if he wasn’t, he could be had for peanuts. 

Dallas Goedert, TE, Philadelphia Eagles 

I said a couple of weeks ago I would roll with Dallas Goedert over Kyle Pitts. We’re talking redraft here and I’m sticking to it. Teams are focusing in on Pitts and the offense isn’t great in Atlanta. You could probably flip him for Goedert and get another piece in return. Sell the Goedert owner on the fact that the Eagles are running more than ever now. 

But also keep in mind the Eagles are averaging 34.5 points per game over the last four weeks and they get the Giants, Jets, Washington, Giants, Washington and Dallas to wrap up the season. Believe it or not, those games will be competitive and there will be targets for Goedert, who leads all tight ends with a 27% target share over the last three weeks

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Sell-High Candidates

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks 

It seems like a bad time to deal Russell Wilson as he has zero touchdowns, two interceptions and 16 fantasy points in his last two games. There are believers, though, and he has a great matchup this week against Washington. He also gets the Texans in Week 14, which is another great spot. However, he’ll have to face the Rams in Week 15 in Los Angeles and I’m not about that matchup. If you’re in a superflex league, find someone who likes Russ more than you should. Look to deal him to the DK Metcalf or Tyler Lockett owners.

Damien Harris, RB, New England Patriots 

Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson are easy sell-high candidates. Harris returned to the lineup in Week 11 and he stepped into a committee with Stevenson. Both backs looked great, but Stevenson looked a bit better. New England has a strong running game and running is exactly what they want to do, but this backfield is going to be a bloody mess down the stretch. Brandon Bolden continues to be sprinkled in as well. Harris has been the goal line back all season, but he and Stevenson went series for series last week and that scares me as a Harris owner. On top of that, the Pats get the Titans, Bills, BYE, Colts and Bills over the next few weeks. All three of those teams are in the bottom-10 in fantasy points allowed to running backs. Tennessee has allowed the fourth-fewest and the Colts the second-fewest. 

Elijah Moore, WR, New York Jets 

We all love Elijah Moore here at FTN and he’s been in the stash section of these articles all season long, but you’d be silly not to make him available to your leaguemates in redraft formats. This is especially true when you see statistics like this… 

Only Cooper Kupp has more fantasy points per game in PPR leagues than Elijah Moore over the last four weeks. When you see and hear something like that, it’s easy to get excited and want to hold him. Moore scored a touchdown for the third straight game in Week 11 and he ran a pass route on 81% of Joe Flacco’s dropbacks. His 49 snaps on offense were only seven behind league-leader Corey Davis and his 36 routes were only five behind the veteran wideout. Moore led the way with 11 targets and he also had career highs in catches with eight and yards with 141. So why trade him, especially if you stashed him for this moment? Well, his stock is at an all-time high and I don’t love the fact that Zach Wilson’s expected back this week. The rookie QB has only completed 57.5% of his passes and he has a 4:9 TD:INT over six games. It’s really that simple for me. Moore isn’t a must-trade, but see what you could get. 

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Most-traded in CBS Sports leagues

We’ll have an updated list every week of the season. In the meantime, make sure to check out Mean Streets and stay up to date on everything fantasy.

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