11 Players to Buy Low & Sell High (2022 Fantasy Football)

Winning the trade market is at least as important as nailing the draft. Aside from the waiver wire’s massive impact in the season’s first few weeks, trading is the best way to improve your squad quickly. Great buy-low moves can set you up for victory in the short term and down the stretch. Solid sell-high deals can get you big hauls for overachieving players who probably won’t sustain their production.

Let’s take a look at players to buy and sell this week. And be sure to check out our weekly trade value chart with updated values ​​for all players.

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Players to Buy Low

Q. Which player are you trying to buy low and why? Also, who are you willing to give up for him?

Amari Cooper (WR – CLE)
The consensus on Sunday that Cooper was in a smash spot against Baltimore never came to fruition. He finished with three catches for 74 yards and was only targeted four times. A closer look shows that Cooper was flagged for OPI that negated a long reception, and that he currently ranks 11th among receivers with 8.4 targets per game. Prior to Sunday, Cooper had back-to-back outings where he garnered 12 goals as well. With Deshaun Watson’s return looming large, Cooper may have himself quite a stretch run. With David Njoku out, that opens up a few targets and some potential for an increased red zone role. If you have someone like Courtland Sutton – a good receiver on a terrible offense – you should be looking to trade him for Cooper.
– Jason Kamlowsky (@JasonKamlowsky)

DJ Moore (WR – CAR)
Could things finally be turning around for DJ Moore? The veteran receiver had his best performance of the year in Week 7, catching seven of 10 targets for 69 receiving yards and his first touchdown of the season. More importantly, Moore had his fourth straight game with seven or more goals. Now that Christian McCaffrey and Robbie Anderson reside in the NFC West, Moore is the offense for Carolina. Hopefully, he gets traded to Green Bay, but that seems unlikely. Nevertheless, I would happily give up a wide receiver like Curtis Samuel and another piece, if necessary, to acquire Moore.
– Mike Fanelli (@Mike_NFL2)

Khalil Herbert (RB – CHI)
Herbert is getting more and more workload in this run-first offense. However, it’s not just volume. He has been one of the most elusive running backs this season. Herbert is averaging 6.2 yards per attempt. And, prior to facing the Patriots on Monday Night Football, he was amassing a staggering 3.1 rushing yards after contact. Herbert is good. And the secret will be out soon. Therefore, use this buy-low window to acquire him for AJ Dillon or even a flex-worthy wide receiver like Zay Jones. Herbert is also still available in over half of sleeper leagues, so he could still be on your Waiver Wires.
Adam “Murf” Murfet (@murf_nfl)

Daniel Jones (QB – NYG)
Daniel Jones is currently the QB9 through seven weeks but is rostered in only 35 percent of fantasy leagues. Jones is the ideal streaming option for the Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert managers this week as he goes up against the Seattle Seahawks defense that surrenders 19 fantasy points per game to QB this season which ranks as the 10th worst. His passing numbers are not impressive, but his rushing upside provides 50 yards per game and three scores on the ground. With his WR corps getting healthy, Jones should also see an uptick in the passing game. Get Daniel Jones for this week if you are suffering with Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson as your QB. He can even be a viable streaming option after his Week 9 bye when Jones takes on the Houston Texans and the Detroit Lions in plus matchups.
Dennis Sosic (@CALL_ME_SOS)

Gus Edwards (RB – BAL)
JK Dobbins is officially out for a few weeks, and the Ravens love to run the ball. It really is that simple. Edwards should be a top 20 RB each and every week going forward with top 12 upside. It is possible that whoever rosters him at the moment grabbed him for free on waivers last week. I’m not saying they’ll definitely be willing to sell him, but I’d be willing to send a strong offer like Amari Cooper (WR – CLE) or Chris Godwin (WR – TB) to get Edwards given how the RB landscape is shaping up so far.
Andrew Hall (@AndrewHallFF)

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Players to Sell High

Q. Which one player are you trying to sell high and why? Also, who are you willing to give up for him?

Aaron Jones (RB – GB)
Jones was responsible for both Green Bay touchdowns on Sunday, seeing a season-high 10 targets along the way. He finished with 28.6 PPR points which was also his best output this year. The Packers are a mess right now, and things don’t look like they are going to get appreciably better, leaving Jones in a tough spot. While Green Bay is 3-0 when giving Jones and AJ Dillon at least 29 combined touches this year, they aren’t being featured enough. Jones’s passing game usage has been maddeningly low, and in the last two weeks, he has 17 carries for just 42 yards. I would be using his breakout Week 7 to try and package him for someone like Travis Etienne or even Dalvin Cook, who has also had a disappointing start to the year but at least has consistent volume.
– Jason Kamlowsky (@JasonKamlowsky)

Mecole Hardman (WR – KC)
Hopefully, you had to start Mecole Hardman as a desperate flex in Week 7 and got rewarded with 26 half-point PPR fantasy points. However, Hardman had only four goals in the game, while JuJu Smith-Schuster and Travis Kelce led the way with eight apiece. Furthermore, the fourth-year receiver has five or fewer targets in every game since Week 1, while JuJu has eight or more targets in all but two games this season. More importantly, all three of Hardman’s touchdowns on Sunday came on designed sweep plays, and now is the time to sell high. If you can get Wan’Dale Robinson in return for Hardman, that’s a deal you should make in a heartbeat.
– Mike Fanelli (@Mike_NFL2)

Joe Mixon (RB – CIN)
Mixon has been squeaking by with touchdowns over the past couple of weeks. However, his metrics are just bad. 3.3 YPC. His rushing yards after contact is a measly 0.9 yards. Add to that he has one of the worst fantasy playoff schedules I’ve seen for years (Tampa Bay, New England and Buffalo weeks 15-17), and it’s time to get out of the Joe Mixon business while he has value. If I can get Miles Sanders and someone like Gabe Davis, then I’m biting your hand off to move Mixon on, and so should you be.
Adam “Murf” Murfet (@murf_nfl)

JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR – KC)
JuJu Smith-Schuster has produced consecutive 100-yard receiving games with scores in each matchup. Despite those stellar efforts, it’s the perfect opportunity to take advantage of that success and obtain a more consistent producer. JuJu is producing just a 19.3 percent target share, and his two scores were fluky plays. The Chiefs’ offense runs through Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce with other weapons sprinkled in, including even Justin Watson scoring a touchdown last week. No offensive weapons outside of Kelce can be trusted for consistent production, so sell JuJu now at his peak value.
Dennis Sosic (@CALL_ME_SOS)

Parris Campbell (WR – IND)
Campbell had a great Week 7, scoring 22 PPR points, but I can’t in good conscience predict that kind of output going forward. He saw 12 targets and caught 10 of them for 70 yards and a touchdown. If you have him, now is the time to sell. See if someone else in your league is enamored with his box score performance and may be willing to send someone like Leonard Fournette (RB – TB) or AJ Dillon (RB – GB) who both had down weeks. I’d be happy to send a flashy WR for a more dependable RB given the way the season has gone.
Andrew Hall (@AndrewHallFF)

Geno Smith (QB – SEA)
It seems weird to have Geno Smith as a sell-high candidate, but the veteran has played himself into this position. Kudos to Smith for resurrecting his career, but now might be the right time to sell to a QB-starved league mate. Smith could be fine as we advance, as his schedule is not too challenging. However, the Seahawks are surprising contenders in the NFC West, and Pete Carroll has always preferred to rely on his running game. The emergence of Kenneth Walker III makes this proposition all the more enticing for Carroll, not to mention it’s a good way to hide his less-than-stellar defense. Plus, DK Metcalf is banged up and could miss some time. I’d happily move Smith for a proven commodity off to a rough start like Tom Brady or maybe even Matthew Stafford. Both of these veterans have excellent remaining schedules and plenty of weapons at their disposal.
– Scott Youngson (@jscottyoungson)

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If you want to dive deeper into fantasy football, check out our award-winning slate of Fantasy Football Tools as you navigate your season. From our Start/Sit Assistant – which provides your optimal lineup based on accurate consensus projections – to ours Waiver Wire Assistantwhich allows you to quickly see which available players will improve your team and how much – we’ve got you covered this fantasy football season.

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