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Talkin’ Trades Week 9: Second Half RBs to Target and a Dark Horse Tight End

Robby Anderson is probably a small winner of the trade deadline by staying put. Kenyan Drake most likely puts the kibosh on Chase Edmonds’ momentary stardom. And Josh Gordon to the Seahawks tosses a little cold water on my Jacob Hollister recommendation. But all in all a pretty quiet trade deadline as usual. Let’s take a look at some players that should be trending up for the stretch run. QUARTERBACK Sell Matthew Stafford Stafford has been balling, and the word is out that Darrell Bevell has not in fact been a run-heavy anchor for Stafford, but has in fact opened…...

Talkin’ Trades Week 8: Tom Brady Adds a WR and the Falcons Vacate Some Targets

There’s an enormous amount of turbulence in the league with the trade deadline approaching on October 29. We’ve already seen a few dominoes fall, but it would be no surprise to see more with the tanking battle including more teams than the Dolphins would’ve hoped for. Miami might even start paying cash for other teams to take their starters. In the midst of the turmoil, I’m leaning into the known quantities, in expectation of potentially lower scoring across the board. QUARTERBACK Buy Tom Brady The offense is in trouble, the line is a mess, and Brady is falling off a…...

Talkin’ Trades Week 7: Risky Business and an Open Runway for the Jets

Injuries have created some intriguing opportunities to either acquire or unload massive amounts of risk in the form of first and second-round running backs and wide receivers. Let’s examine a few ways to exploit these situations based on your team’s needs. QUARTERBACK Buy Philip Rivers As the pre-season QB16, there’s a decent chance that the team with Rivers has a viable alternative and will flip him. If you just lost Patrick Mahomes, or are otherwise scrambling for a signal caller, Rivers is a nice target that you might be able to acquire for a bench player who can serve as…...

Talkin’ Trades Week 6: Steady Pass-Catching RBs and a WR1 Hiding in Plain Sight

The injuries are hitting fast and furious at this point, and plenty of middle of the pack teams need to be thinking of one-for-two deals to bolster the depth of their starting roster. Let’s take a look at some of the best options to target in what can be win-win trades for both teams. QUARTERBACK Buy Jacoby Brissett Brissett still doesn’t get a ton of respect, but is currently seventh in total expected points and importantly sixth in rushing expected points. Despite Tom Brady getting all the goal line glory on Thursday night, Brissett weighs 240 pounds and is going to…...

Talkin’ Trades Week 5: Waiting for Goff, Man, Plus Two RB2s Every Team Should Target

The bye weeks are hitting in earnest now, and those summer sleepers are getting harder and harder to dedicate roster space to. Now is when the front-runners can leverage those Ws in the bank to fill their benches with the Zero RB darlings who have yet to blossom. Let’s take a look at some Week 5 fantasy trades that can position your team for success whatever your current record may be. QUARTERBACK Buy Jared Goff Depending on whether Josh Allen is able to suit up this weekend, there are up to 11 teams that have already turned to a new starter…...

Talkin’ Trades Week 4: Eschew the Minshew and Some Counterintuitive RB Moves

With plenty of teams starting 0-3, managers are breaking free from their preseason player values, and some big name trades will be more possible than ever. It’s a good time to get aggressive targeting those big pieces if your best-laid plans of August have left you with dangerous holes in your starting lineup. QUARTERBACK Sell Gardner Minshew People love Minshew and people are also desperate for QBs in many leagues. The stat I’m fading for Minshew right now is the fact that he leads the league in completion percentage. While I trust the Jaguars coaching staff to continue to put…...

Talkin’ Trades Week 3: He’s Got Legs, Does He Know How To Use Them?

There’s been a nearly overwhelming amount of developing injury news throughout this week. My general advice for the teams with questionable quarterbacking is downgrade everyone on those teams that isn’t a clear cut No. 1 option. But in the midst of so much uncertainty, let’s focus on buying the under-reaction and selling the over-reaction through two weeks. QUARTERBACK With so many teams scrambling to replace starting QBs this week, teams with multiple QBs have plenty of trading opportunities. The basic rules apply–if you can trade a QB in a 1-QB league for anything good, do it. The most shocking QB…...

Talkin’ Trades Week 2: Big Jock Hock and a Cornucopia of ‘Zona WRs

We’ve got a late edition Talkin’ Trades this week, as John Solis and I spent most of the week trapped in the lab putting together the debut episode of our new podcast The Solis Report. Please check it out if you love canned laughter, awkward comedy, and a smattering of football talk! Now let’s take a look at how we can take advantage of some changing player values after a dramatic Week 1. QUARTERBACK There are a few options you may have gotten cheaply in drafts that have put up top numbers in Week 1, particularly Matthew Stafford and Marcus…...

Talkin’ Trades: Kansas City RBs and the Last Minute Money Moves

Talkin’ Trades back again. Doing a little Week Zero swing. This is a tricky time for trading in most leagues, as there’s not much to react to since our drafts, and most managers are firmly anchored to their draft day valuations. This column is about the change in player values as situations shift, so there will be much more grist for the mill after a week of games, but lets take a quick look at the situations that have had serious shakeups at the end of the summer. Kansas City RBs scored 24 touchdowns last year, but aren’t priced like…...

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside Is Going To Be A Problem and 4 More Takeaways from Thursday Night’s Games

Historically, the third preseason game is the “dress rehearsal” for the regular season that formalizes depth charts and reveals lingering camp battles. Teams seem to be increasingly aggressive about sitting their starters in recent years, which complicates the picture. Oakland, for example, benched basically their entire active game day offense. We’ve never had more information about preseason than we do today, and yet we feel more in the dark than ever. Let’s explore some of the top observations from Thursday’s games. 1. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside dominated the Ravens Arcega-Whiteside caught 8 of 9 targets for 104 yards and a touchdown. He…...

Talkin’ Trades Week 9: Second Half RBs to Target and a Dark Horse Tight End

Robby Anderson is probably a small winner of the trade deadline by staying put. Kenyan Drake most likely puts the kibosh on Chase Edmonds’ momentary stardom. And Josh Gordon to the Seahawks tosses a little cold water on my Jacob Hollister recommendation. But all in all a pretty quiet trade deadline as usual. Let’s take a look at some players that should be trending up for the stretch run. QUARTERBACK Sell Matthew Stafford Stafford has been balling, and the word is out that Darrell Bevell has not in fact been a run-heavy anchor for Stafford, but has in fact opened…...

Talkin’ Trades Week 8: Tom Brady Adds a WR and the Falcons Vacate Some Targets

There’s an enormous amount of turbulence in the league with the trade deadline approaching on October 29. We’ve already seen a few dominoes fall, but it would be no surprise to see more with the tanking battle including more teams than the Dolphins would’ve hoped for. Miami might even start paying cash for other teams to take their starters. In the midst of the turmoil, I’m leaning into the known quantities, in expectation of potentially lower scoring across the board. QUARTERBACK Buy Tom Brady The offense is in trouble, the line is a mess, and Brady is falling off a…...

Talkin’ Trades Week 7: Risky Business and an Open Runway for the Jets

Injuries have created some intriguing opportunities to either acquire or unload massive amounts of risk in the form of first and second-round running backs and wide receivers. Let’s examine a few ways to exploit these situations based on your team’s needs. QUARTERBACK Buy Philip Rivers As the pre-season QB16, there’s a decent chance that the team with Rivers has a viable alternative and will flip him. If you just lost Patrick Mahomes, or are otherwise scrambling for a signal caller, Rivers is a nice target that you might be able to acquire for a bench player who can serve as…...

Talkin’ Trades Week 6: Steady Pass-Catching RBs and a WR1 Hiding in Plain Sight

The injuries are hitting fast and furious at this point, and plenty of middle of the pack teams need to be thinking of one-for-two deals to bolster the depth of their starting roster. Let’s take a look at some of the best options to target in what can be win-win trades for both teams. QUARTERBACK Buy Jacoby Brissett Brissett still doesn’t get a ton of respect, but is currently seventh in total expected points and importantly sixth in rushing expected points. Despite Tom Brady getting all the goal line glory on Thursday night, Brissett weighs 240 pounds and is going to…...

Talkin’ Trades Week 5: Waiting for Goff, Man, Plus Two RB2s Every Team Should Target

The bye weeks are hitting in earnest now, and those summer sleepers are getting harder and harder to dedicate roster space to. Now is when the front-runners can leverage those Ws in the bank to fill their benches with the Zero RB darlings who have yet to blossom. Let’s take a look at some Week 5 fantasy trades that can position your team for success whatever your current record may be. QUARTERBACK Buy Jared Goff Depending on whether Josh Allen is able to suit up this weekend, there are up to 11 teams that have already turned to a new starter…...

Talkin’ Trades Week 4: Eschew the Minshew and Some Counterintuitive RB Moves

With plenty of teams starting 0-3, managers are breaking free from their preseason player values, and some big name trades will be more possible than ever. It’s a good time to get aggressive targeting those big pieces if your best-laid plans of August have left you with dangerous holes in your starting lineup. QUARTERBACK Sell Gardner Minshew People love Minshew and people are also desperate for QBs in many leagues. The stat I’m fading for Minshew right now is the fact that he leads the league in completion percentage. While I trust the Jaguars coaching staff to continue to put…...

Talkin’ Trades Week 3: He’s Got Legs, Does He Know How To Use Them?

There’s been a nearly overwhelming amount of developing injury news throughout this week. My general advice for the teams with questionable quarterbacking is downgrade everyone on those teams that isn’t a clear cut No. 1 option. But in the midst of so much uncertainty, let’s focus on buying the under-reaction and selling the over-reaction through two weeks. QUARTERBACK With so many teams scrambling to replace starting QBs this week, teams with multiple QBs have plenty of trading opportunities. The basic rules apply–if you can trade a QB in a 1-QB league for anything good, do it. The most shocking QB…...

Talkin’ Trades Week 2: Big Jock Hock and a Cornucopia of ‘Zona WRs

We’ve got a late edition Talkin’ Trades this week, as John Solis and I spent most of the week trapped in the lab putting together the debut episode of our new podcast The Solis Report. Please check it out if you love canned laughter, awkward comedy, and a smattering of football talk! Now let’s take a look at how we can take advantage of some changing player values after a dramatic Week 1. QUARTERBACK There are a few options you may have gotten cheaply in drafts that have put up top numbers in Week 1, particularly Matthew Stafford and Marcus…...

Talkin’ Trades: Kansas City RBs and the Last Minute Money Moves

Talkin’ Trades back again. Doing a little Week Zero swing. This is a tricky time for trading in most leagues, as there’s not much to react to since our drafts, and most managers are firmly anchored to their draft day valuations. This column is about the change in player values as situations shift, so there will be much more grist for the mill after a week of games, but lets take a quick look at the situations that have had serious shakeups at the end of the summer. Kansas City RBs scored 24 touchdowns last year, but aren’t priced like…...

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside Is Going To Be A Problem and 4 More Takeaways from Thursday Night’s Games

Historically, the third preseason game is the “dress rehearsal” for the regular season that formalizes depth charts and reveals lingering camp battles. Teams seem to be increasingly aggressive about sitting their starters in recent years, which complicates the picture. Oakland, for example, benched basically their entire active game day offense. We’ve never had more information about preseason than we do today, and yet we feel more in the dark than ever. Let’s explore some of the top observations from Thursday’s games. 1. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside dominated the Ravens Arcega-Whiteside caught 8 of 9 targets for 104 yards and a touchdown. He…...

Talkin’ Trades Week 9: Second Half RBs to Target and a Dark Horse Tight End

Robby Anderson is probably a small winner of the trade deadline by staying put. Kenyan Drake most likely puts the kibosh on Chase Edmonds’ momentary stardom. And Josh Gordon to the Seahawks tosses a little cold water on my Jacob Hollister recommendation. But all in all a pretty quiet trade…...

Talkin’ Trades Week 8: Tom Brady Adds a WR and the Falcons Vacate Some Targets

There’s an enormous amount of turbulence in the league with the trade deadline approaching on October 29. We’ve already seen a few dominoes fall, but it would be no surprise to see more with the tanking battle including more teams than the Dolphins would’ve hoped for. Miami might even start…...

Talkin’ Trades Week 7: Risky Business and an Open Runway for the Jets

Injuries have created some intriguing opportunities to either acquire or unload massive amounts of risk in the form of first and second-round running backs and wide receivers. Let’s examine a few ways to exploit these situations based on your team’s needs. QUARTERBACK Buy Philip Rivers As the pre-season QB16, there’s…...

Talkin’ Trades Week 4: Eschew the Minshew and Some Counterintuitive RB Moves

With plenty of teams starting 0-3, managers are breaking free from their preseason player values, and some big name trades will be more possible than ever. It’s a good time to get aggressive targeting those big pieces if your best-laid plans of August have left you with dangerous holes in…...

Talkin’ Trades Week 3: He’s Got Legs, Does He Know How To Use Them?

There’s been a nearly overwhelming amount of developing injury news throughout this week. My general advice for the teams with questionable quarterbacking is downgrade everyone on those teams that isn’t a clear cut No. 1 option. But in the midst of so much uncertainty, let’s focus on buying the under-reaction…...

Talkin’ Trades Week 2: Big Jock Hock and a Cornucopia of ‘Zona WRs

We’ve got a late edition Talkin’ Trades this week, as John Solis and I spent most of the week trapped in the lab putting together the debut episode of our new podcast The Solis Report. Please check it out if you love canned laughter, awkward comedy, and a smattering of…...

Talkin’ Trades: Kansas City RBs and the Last Minute Money Moves

Talkin’ Trades back again. Doing a little Week Zero swing. This is a tricky time for trading in most leagues, as there’s not much to react to since our drafts, and most managers are firmly anchored to their draft day valuations. This column is about the change in player values…...

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