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4 Players to Trade for at your Trade Deadline

4 Players to Trade for at your Trade Deadline

The fantasy season is flying by and the playoffs are quickly approaching. There is always room to improve your chances of making it into the championship. With time running out its time to try and finalize your roster for the playoffs and time to evaluate who will help you down the stretch. Here are four players you should try to trade for before your trade deadline passes.

Jamison Crowder- WR – NYJ

The Jets looked awful last week against the Dolphins. The Jets started strong on their first drive, but after that their offense really struggled. Sam Darnold looked like he was not ready for what the Dolphins were throwing at him, and due to being down early he was put in a position to throw a lot. I think that the Jets were not prepared for the game last week, and hopefully this was the wake-up call that they need. The Jets probably have one of the easiest schedules the rest of the year and will face the easiest schedule against the pass. Crowder has been one of Darnold’s favorite targets so far this year he is averaging 7.4 targets a game. With his schedule ahead I expect that Darnold is going to get the ball to Crowder a lot. With the news this week that Bell might be dealing with an injury this would only put more on Darnold’s shoulders to win the game. In Miami on the first drive Crowder was targeted 3 times and caught all 3 of the passes, including a touchdown. Crowder was targeted 9 times in the game and caught 8 of them for 83 yards. I think that this game showed that Crowder is still going to be Darnold’s favorite target and security blanket, especially if Bell misses time. With the schedule ahead I think Crowder is going to have a high floor for the rest of the season. If you can get him in your league to shore up your WR core I would try and target him.

Marvin Jones Jr. – WR – DET

The Lions passing attack has looked solid this year so far. There have been some big games for Jones this year getting double digit targets in multiple games, but there have also been a few games with 5 targets or less. This makes Jones a hard WR to predict. With Johnson being down with an injury and the rushing attack looking a bit weak the Lions are relying on their passing attack to keep their offense on the field. For the last part of the season the Lions schedule is going to get tougher, especially for their WR core. The Lions will face the 4th toughest schedule against WR’s. Jones will have the benefit of having Galloday opposite him to take off some of the pressure. With the schedule and the pressure that Stafford could be under if Jones has another big game it might be a good idea to shop him in your league and see what kind of value you could get back for him.

David Johnson – RB – ARI

The Cardinals have had some bright spots this year so far, but they have also had their struggles in a strong division. Johnson has been struggling with an ankle and a back injury that has really hurt his value the last few weeks. The Cardinals also traded for Kenyan Drake and it looked like they made a point to get him involved in their offense right away with Johnson and Edmonds both being injured last week. It looks like Johnson is going to be ready to go this week and should get back into the offense with no problem. With Edmonds still out there should be work for both Johnson and Drake this week, but if Johnson is going to come back in as the workhorse back is still in question. Drake looked like he was going to fit in well last week and if Johnson is not close to 100% when he takes the field this week Drake could see more work and turn it into a shared backfield. This is not optimal for Johnson, and when Edmonds gets back it could turn into whichever back has the hot hand that week will get most of the carries. The Cardinals are also going to be facing the 3rd toughest schedule against the run the rest of the year. I think that if Johnson comes back and takes most of the snaps, he could still be that workhorse back that he was drafted as, but if it looks like he is going to split carries with Drake I would get nervous. In the latter situation if Johnson doesn’t look like he is going to be the primary back I would look around my league at an RB needy team and see what I could get back for him.

David Montgomery – RB – CHI

The Bears offense has struggled this year. They have had success in small samples throughout the season, but they have not been consistent yet. They have had some close losses this season so far but going forward their outlook doesn’t look so dire. The Bears are going to face the easiest schedule against the run the rest of the season. The last 2 weeks Montgomery has been the back that most people were hoping for when they drafted him. He was able to get 27 Rushes for 135 yards and 1 touchdown against the Chargers, and last week he got 17 touches for 76 yards and 2 touchdowns. As the season has progressed Montgomery has gotten more comfortable in the offense, and now it looks like he is going to start getting more touches each week. I think that with the schedule the Bears are going to rely on Montgomery’s legs to carry the offense and he will get a lot of work going forward. He has also looked good when he has gotten the ball recently too, showing that he can fight through tackles and has the elusiveness to make guys miss. With his talent and the schedule for the rest of the season I would try and make a move to get Montgomery on your team. He should have a decent ceiling with the amount of touches he has been getting, and if he keeps getting chances to score, he can win your league.

4 Players to Trade for at your Trade Deadline

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