Fantasy Buy Low, Sell High: Michael Gallup, Elijah Moore, DJ Moore, Myles Gaskin, More Trade Deadline Targets

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Week 10 was another wild week of football.

Former No. 1 overall pick Cam Newton was signed last-minute by his former team, the Carolina Panthers, to replace an injured — and struggling — Sam Darnold. Odell Beckham Jr. found a new home in Los Angeles, though may have brought some bad luck with him.

Multiple teams, including the Panthers and Football Team, pulled off stunning upsets as double-digit underdogs. Rookies dominated the week for fantasy with strong showings from Mac Jones, DeVonta Smith, Elijah Moore, Rashod Bateman, Rhamondre Stevenson, Michael Carter, Najee Harris and Jermar Jefferson. And the Lions will not go 0-17 this year.

As the trade deadline approaches in many fantasy leagues, now is an excellent time to toss out some trade offers to level up your teams heading into the playoffs. As we approach Week 11, here are the trade targets who saw their value shift after the last 10 weeks of games.

Buy-Low Week 11 Trade Targets

Below are 11 Week 10 underperformers, or players whose value may increase over the next few weeks whom you should target via trades.

Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks

You may have a short window to buy low on Wilson after the Seahawks’ shocking shutout loss to the Packers. He clearly struggled in his return from injury in Week 10 and completed 20 of 40 attempts for 161 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. It was his worst fantasy outing this season, including the Thursday night game he didn’t finish against the Rams in Week 5. A disappointing Week 10, coupled with his injury absence, could be enough to panic a fantasy manager looking for an immediate win, especially as the Seahawks face the Cardinals this week.

Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers

The COVID-19 chaos surrounding Rodgers that kept him out of the Packers’ Week 9 matchup and practice leading up to Week 10 may have cracked a small window to buy low on him. The Packers picked up the win due in large part to their defense, which shut out the Seahawks. Rodgers completed 23 of 37 attempts for 292 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception in the contest and should be fine down the stretch, especially with Aaron Jones missing time. After the Packers’ Week 13 bye, the team faces the Bears, Ravens, Browns, Vikings and Lions to finish out the year, which isn’t a terribly difficult schedule.

Jalen Hurts, QB, Eagles

Hurts outperformed expectations last week against a tough — albeit banged up — Denver defense. He completed 16 of 23 attempts for 178 yards, two touchdowns, one interception and tacked on 14 carries for 53 yards, which was good enough for 19 fantasy points. It’s only his third game all year with fewer than 22 fantasy points. I love his rushing floor and aside from a Week 11 matchup against the Saints and a Week 14 bye, he has a dreamy schedule down the stretch: The Eagles face the Giants, Jets, Washington, Giants again and Washington again over Weeks 12 through 17, and the Cowboys in Week 18 if you play that late into the season. Hurts should have mid- to high-end QB1 upside in each of those matchups.

Elijah Moore, WR, Jets

I get it — it probably seems counterintuitive to “buy low” on a guy that’s scored three times in the last two weeks. The best time to buy Moore was probably Week 8, but the next best time to buy him would be now. He had a very strong performance in spite of very subpar quarterback play from Mike White, who tossed four interceptions in his best Zach Wilson impression. Moore — who has at least six targets in four straight games — hauled in three passes for 44 yards and a touchdown in a brutal matchup against Buffalo’s secondary. His schedule softens up significantly, as the Jets face the Dolphins, Texans, Eagles, Saints, Dolphins again, Jaguars, Buccaneers (and Bills again if you play into Week 18) to wrap up the fantasy season. Moore has WR2 potential rest-of-season.

Jaylen Waddle, WR, Dolphins

Waddle saw his lowest target count since Week 5 in the team’s 22-10 win over the Ravens and reeled in four of six targets for 61 yards. He should see an uptick in targets this week with Tua Tagovailoa being named the starter and against a Jets team that is allowing the second-most passing yards per game this year (283.2).

Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys

Gallup had a pedestrian outing in his first game back from injured reserve. The Cowboys wideout had been dealing with a calf strain that had sidelined him since Week 1 and caught three of five targets for 42 yards. He definitely passed the eye test and has two nice matchups on deck against the Chiefs and Raiders. There are a lot of mouths to feed on this team, but he offers low-cost exposure to this high-volume Cowboys offense.

D.J. Moore, WR, Panthers

Moore struggled — as predicted — against the Cardinals in Week 10 and caught four of seven targets for 24 yards while Robby Anderson found the end zone. He should significantly benefit from Cam Newton returning, if only due to Newton’s overall offensive upside. It’s been rough going given Moore has only crested the double-digit fantasy point mark once since Week 4. I believe better days are ahead with the change at quarterback, especially given his preexisting relationship with Newton.

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D’Onta Foreman, RB, Titans

Foreman led the Tennessee backfield in Week 10 ahead of both Adrian Peterson and Jeremy McNichols and is quickly emerging as the lone, valuable running back for fantasy. He saw 11 carries for 30 yards and reeled in two of two targets for 48 yards, tallying nearly three times the scrimmage yards of Peterson and McNichols combined. This is the second week in a row in which Foreman outperformed his counterparts out of the backfield. McNichols will probably be utilized more when the Titans are in negative game scripts, which hasn’t been happening of late and probably won’t happen this week against the Texans in Foreman’s revenge game. He isn’t Derrick Henry, but he could be a serviceable RB2 rest-of-season.

Myles Gaskin, RB, Dolphins

Gaskin was a dud on Thursday Night Football and tallied 14 carries for 31 yards and caught one pass for 14 yards. Better days are ahead for him, as well as the entire Dolphins offense with Tagovailoa returning. The team faces the Jets this week, who are allowing the fourth-most rushing yards per game this year (133.9).  Expect Gaskin to bounce back in a plush matchup.

Zach Ertz, TE, Cardinals

Ertz has been largely unimpressive since joining the Cardinals in Week 7, which was his best game since the trade. He has averaged a paltry 38.3 receiving yards and under four catches per game in Weeks 8, 9 and 10 — two of which featured Colt McCoy under center. It seemed like Kyler Murray was close to returning this past week, which would be a boost for this entire offense. Ertz is a buy-low while the Cardinals’ QB situation remains murky.

Pat Freiermuth, TE, Steelers

Freiermuth cooled off significantly in a plush Week 10 matchup against the Lions. He was the third-most targeted pass-catcher on the team behind Diontae Johnson and Ray-Ray McCloud and caught five of nine targets for 31 yards. His lack of production has to be due in part to Mason Rudolph getting the start while Ben Roethlisberger is on the COVID-19/reserve list. Freiermuth caught three touchdowns in the two games prior and has a dreamy matchup against the Chargers in Week 11. His fantasy playoff schedule looks good as well, as the Steelers face the Titans in Week 15, the Chiefs in Week 16, the Browns in Week 17 and Ravens in Week 18.

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Week 11 Trade Targets To Sell High On

Below are 10 Week 10 overperformers, or players whose values may decrease over the next few weeks whom you should try to offload via trades.

Derek Carr, QB, Raiders

Carr started the season hot and was playing MVP-caliber football. He has cooled off significantly, perhaps in light of the Raiders’ off-the-field distractions. He will finish inside the top 10 for fantasy in a weak week for quarterbacks, but certainly could have capitalized more on this soft matchup against the Chiefs. He has a nice schedule down the stretch, but I am concerned about his production rest-of-season.

Gabriel Davis, WR, Bills

It was the Stefon Diggs show in Week 10 as Diggs reeled in eight of 13 targets for 162 yards and a touchdown against the Jets. Davis tied Matt Breida and Isaiah McKenzie with three targets as the second-most targeted pass-catchers in this game. He was extremely productive with those targets and caught all three for 105 yards. It’s certainly an impressive showing, but I wouldn’t consider that kind of production sustainable long-term. He only tallied 133 receiving yards in the nine prior weeks combined and the Bills won’t be playing the Jets every week.

Bryan Edwards, WR, Raiders

Edwards is such an interesting case. He has a somewhat culty following on fantasy Twitter, which likely rejoiced after his Week 10 breakout against the Chiefs. This may be something you could leverage towards your advantage, because I am not convinced this is a sign of production to come. For one, Hunter Renfrow is now the alpha in this offense with Henry Ruggs gone. Renfrow has seen at least eight targets in five of the last six games and has exactly seven catches in each of the last three while Edwards laid a goose egg in Week 9.

Robby Anderson, WR, Panthers

Anderson found the end zone in Week 10 courtesy of the Panthers’ lone receiving touchdown of the day via Cam Newton. Newton should be an upgrade for this entire offense, but Anderson is simply too inconsistent to trust as a week-to-week starter. Christian McCaffrey and D.J. Moore remain the only skill position players I feel okay starting right now. Sell Anderson to a manager who chases touchdowns over volume if you can.

Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, Patriots

This might be an unpopular sell-high given Stevenson’s electric Week 10 matchup, but this recommendation carries some nuance. It’s based on what you can get for the rookie, who is my top waiver add this week after popping off for 24 touches, 114 scrimmage yards and a pair of touchdowns last week. This all happened with Damien Harris sidelined in the concussion protocol and in a blowout 45-7 victory over the Browns. Harris could return as soon as this week, and the game scripts won’t always favor the run this much. If you can flip Stevenson for a viable week-to-week starter, I would certainly be tempted, especially given Bill Belichick’s unpredictable history as it pertains to running backs.

Darrel Williams, RB, Chiefs

Williams popped off in Week 10 against the Raiders and saw 11 carries for 43 yards and nine catches for 101 yards and a touchdown. His usage has been extremely impressive — certainly more impressive than anything we’ve seen from Year 2 running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire. That said, Edwards-Helaire, who is just one year removed from being a first-round pick in the draft, was on the cusp of returning from injured reserve last week. I think Williams has done enough to earn a role in this offense even once Edwards-Helaire returns, but I don’t think we can count on RB2/RB1 production from him any longer.

Mark Ingram II, RB, Saints

Ingram played a huge role in the Saints’ Week 10 matchup against the Titans and saw 14 carries for 47 yards and a touchdown. He also tacked on four catches for 61 yards, but his involvement was tied to Alvin Kamara being out. It’s unclear as of Tuesday how much additional time — if any — Kamara may miss. Ingram is a solid RB2 if Kamara is out. His sell-high status relies on Kamara coming back healthy soon.

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Boston Scott, RB, Eagles

This backfield is an absolute nightmare for fantasy purposes. Jordan Howard led the team in carries and had 12 attempts for 83 yards, while Scott led the platoon in scrimmage yards with 13 touches for 105 yards; Kenny Gainwell was a non-factor once again. Miles Sanders could return as early as this week in a brutal Week 11 matchup against the Saints. I really want no part of this backfield, so I would jump at any opportunity to sell Scott (or Howard for that matter).

Matt Breida, RB, Bills

Breida was active for the first time since Week 2 and was one of three Buffalo running backs to find the end zone against the Jets. He trailed Devin Singletary and Zack Moss, who each saw seven carries, and finished with three attempts for 28 yards and a touchdown. I hardly think this is symptomatic of things to come, and more indicative of a positive game script and the Bills facing a JV Jets team. Buffalo faces the Cotls next, a matchup that should bring all three running backs back down to earth.

Tyler Conklin, TE, Vikings

Conklin is in my waiver wire column as a solid tight end streamer, but I would temper expectations for him moving forward. He is coming off of a monster, two-touchdown game against the Chargers on just three catches and 11 yards. He has benefitted greatly from the team’s soft schedule thus far. The lack of volume and competition from the Vikings’ depth chart scares me enough to part ways with him.

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