Week 11 Fantasy Buy/Sell Trade Targets: Keep Dolphins’ Parker On Radar in Championship Push
Michael Reaves/Getty Images. Pictured: Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker.
Sadly, Week 11 brings the last Buy/Sell opportunity of the fantasy football schedule.
It’s time to make that one big move that will either make or break your chance for a championship.
Here are two WR buys and two RB/WR sells as we prepare for the most important month of the fantasy season.
Fantasy Trade Targets
WR, DeVante Parker, Dolphins
The uncertainty that surrounded rookie quarterback Tua Tagovialoa has been removed. Miami is 3-0 with Tagovailoa under center, with impressive wins over the Los Angeles Rams, Arizona Cardinals, and the Los Angeles Chargers.
His development has also instilled confidence in a strong fantasy finish for wide receiver DeVante Parker.
Tua Tagovailoa finds DeVante Parker for the first TD of his career! 🐬
— Rotoworld Football (@Rotoworld_FB) November 1, 2020
Over the past two games, Parker has led all Miami receivers with 14 targets. Already operating in a concentrated target share this season, Parker will see an even greater opportunity with Preston Williams now on injured reserve.
The Dolphins have a favorable schedule of upcoming opponents, which includes games against the winless New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals and a road matchup at Las Vegas during the fantasy championship.
With both Williams and starting running back Myles Gaskin on the injured reserve, the Dolphins will need to maximize their few remaining playmakers. Parker is the Dolphins clear WR1 and excels at difficult receptions. Parker ranks first among all wideouts with a 91.7% Contested Catch Rate.
Tagovailoa has benefitted from positive game scripts. He has operated with an average of just 25 pass attempts and 170 passing yards per game. Coming off a two-reception, 31-receiving yard performance where he was outproduced by Jakeem Grant, now is the time to trade for Miami’s clear WR1.
WR Darius Slayton, Giants
Very quietly, the Giants have won two games in a row and are just one game behind the Eagles in the NFC East. As the Giants are getting hot, so will wide receiver Darius Slayton.
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) November 15, 2020
This is a “bet on talent” spot for a player that has massively underperformed all season. Slayton has just 38 receptions, 584 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
New York has the 10th easiest fantasy playoff schedule for wide receivers. Slayton will face the Seahawks and Browns, both of which rank in the bottom two teams in schedule-adjusted fantasy points to opposing wide receivers (4 for 4).
Slayton is the perfect trade target before the deadline. He has been a disappointment, but has a favorable schedule and doesn’t carry the big-name recognition, making him reasonable to acquire.
Fantasy Sell Candidates
RB, Darrell Henderson, Rams
Could the pendulum of Rams rushing attempts be finally swinging toward the rookie Cam Akers?
#Rams Week 10 RB usage:
Malcolm Brown- 41% snaps, 6 carries, 2 targets, 2 red zone opportunities, 14 routes on 43 dropbacks
Darrell Henderson- 33% snaps, 7 carries, 1 target, 1 RZ opportunity, 11 routes
Cam Akers- 26% snaps, 10 carries, 0 targets, 5 RZ opportunities, 3 routes
— Frank Stampfl (@Roto_Frank) November 16, 2020
Akers led the Rams with 10 rushing attempts against a tough Seattle run defense. However, he missed out on the three rushing touchdowns to Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson Jr.
Henderson’s snap share has dropped in each of the past three games from 56% to just 33% in their 23-16 win over Seattle.
Teams are desperate for running back help, so it’s possible someone is willing to take a chance on Henderson during the playoff stretch run. However, the Rams draw two tough matchups at New England in Week 14 and a rematch against Seattle in Week 16.
Take advantage of those desperate fantasy owners and trade Henderson for a player with WR2 upside over the remaining fantasy schedule.
WR, Will Fuller, Texans
This one requires guts, but now is the time to sell.
The explosive Houston wideout saw his consecutive touchdown streak end in Sunday’s weather-affected 10-7 loss at Cleveland. Prior to that game, Fuller had scored a touchdown in six consecutive games.
DESHAUN TO WILL FULLER 77-YARD TD 🔥
Will has scored in 6 straight games.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 8, 2020
Fuller has seen a decrease in targets as well. Over the past three weeks, he has received seven less targets than teammate Brandin Cooks.
The Texans have the fifth-hardest schedule for opposing fantasy wide receivers from Week 13 to Week 16. During that span, Fuller will face a stout Indianapolis defense twice. The Colts have allowed the seventh-fewest fantasy points and fourth-fewest receptions to opposing wideouts.
Finally, there is always an injury risk with Fuller that is higher than most.
Could the talented Fuller possibly return a valuable running back such as Chris Carson? If you have wide receiver depth, Fuller is the chess piece to move before the deadline.