Buy Low, Sell High: Fantasy football trade targets for Week 10 include Derek Carr and DJ Moore

Following an up-and-down Week 9 in the NFL, who are some buy-low and sell-high options for fantasy football ahead of Week 10?

Never get complacent. Always be looking to improve your fantasy roster. With that in mind, let’s take a look at which fantasy football players are buy-lows and which are sell-highs entering Week 10.

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Which players should you buy low heading into Week 10?

As we enter the home stretch of the fantasy regular season, managers are either trying to make that last push for the playoffs or trying to set their rosters up for the postseason. Which players might be undervalued entering Week 10 that fantasy managers should consider trying to acquire for a reduced price?

Derek Carr, QB, Las Vegas Raiders

Fantasy managers are unlikely to consider Derek Carr a buy-low target. However, Carr has five games with more than 20 fantasy points this season. He’s coming off a disappointing game against the Giants, but Las Vegas’ schedule is about to open up.

Over the next five weeks, the Raiders get the Chiefs (twice), Bengals, Cowboys, and Washington. Week 15 on the road against the Browns is the only remotely difficult game remaining on Carr’s schedule. If you’ve been streaming quarterbacks, perhaps you can go get Carr for very little as he comes off a down week.

DJ Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers

The Panthers’ top receiver has come crashing down to earth after his scorching start to the season. DJ Moore has now underperformed in five consecutive weeks. At this point, fantasy managers have to be growing frustrated. That’s where you swoop in.

Carolina’s schedule is about to take a very nice turn. They get the Cardinals next week, followed by Washington, the Dolphins, a bye, the Falcons, the Bills, and the Bucs. Only Buffalo poses a difficult matchup. Moore is still being targeted heavily and should be an every-week WR2 going forward. If you can buy low at a WR3 price, do it.

Who can you sell high in Week 10?

Fantasy managers tend to be very reactionary when it comes to what happened recently. Most of these players are coming off strong Week 9 performances but may have a higher perceived value than actual value going forward. That makes them candidates to be sold high if you can get solid value.

Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers

It’s extremely rare that you’ll find a player listed as a sell-high that’s coming off a dud performance. Aaron Jones warrants an exception.

The Packers’ “lead” runner barely managed 5 fantasy points in Week 9, but fantasy managers almost certainly still view him as a strong RB1. Unfortunately, that’s just wishful thinking at this point.

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Jones has failed to reach double-digit fantasy points in two of his last three games. His 24-point effort against the Cardinals was also very fluky. AJ Dillon continues to play more and more. He’s become the team’s primary runner with Jones playing mostly on passing downs.

Once Aaron Rodgers returns and the Packers experience more positive game scripts, I expect Dillon to consistently out-carry Jones. If you can find someone willing to pay an RB1 price for Jones, you would be wise to unload him before this shift towards more Dillon becomes apparent to all.

DeVonta Smith, WR, Philadelphia Eagles

I want to preface this by saying you don’t need to go out of your way to sell DeVonta Smith. He will undoubtedly be a useful fantasy asset going forward. However, Smith has been wildly inconsistent as a rookie. Weeks 4 and 5 mark the only consecutive weeks he put up usable efforts.

Smith is coming off his best game of the season. He caught 5 of 6 targets for 116 yards and a touchdown in what should’ve been a difficult matchup.

The Eagles still have their bye yet to come, and their remaining schedule is difficult. Although, the schedule hasn’t really mattered for Smith as there hasn’t been any rhyme or reason to when he has big games.

Smith profiles as a boom-or-bust WR3 — at best — with more bust than boom. If you can get someone more reliable in exchange, it’s worth considering moving him.

Jason Katz is a Fantasy Analyst at Pro Football Network. You can follow him on Twitter: @jasonkatz13 and find more of his work here.


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