It’s always difficult to properly value the quarterback position in fantasy football for trading purposes. Eight weeks into the season, values have shifted dramatically. Unraveling all that we saw in Week 9 and translating it into Week 10 QB trade targets is where fantasy managers can differentiate themselves.
To help you get your head around it all, here are our thoughts on some QBs to buy low or sell high entering Week 10.
Which QBs Should You Trade for in Fantasy Football?
Jared Goff, Detroit Lions
Jared Goff is coming off two dismal fantasy outings, with just 10.36 and 13.68 fantasy points. He’s thrown a single touchdown in his last two games. This week, he was on his bye. That means it’s been a month since Goff was a startable fantasy QB.
Goff’s fantasy managers may be growing a bit frustrated. Perhaps they’ve searched for — and found — an alternative. Either way, now is not the time to give up on Goff. Instead, you should be buying him.
The Detroit Lions have a nice slate of pass defenses coming up. Plus, they play five of their next six games in a dome. As the weather gets worse, it won’t impact Goff at all. He is looking like a fantasy QB1 going forward.
Which QBs Should You Trade Away in Fantasy Football?
C.J. Stroud, Houston Texans
To be clear, I do not think C.J. Stroud is necessarily someone you should sell. This is purely in the scenario in which someone is overzealous about buying Stroud from you.
Stroud is legit. He’s very talented. He’s probably going to win Offensive Rookie of the Year. We also likely saw the single-best performance of his entire career.
Stroud threw for 470 yards and five touchdowns. He’s the overall QB1 this week, by far. Given the state of quarterback in the NFL and fantasy, Stroud is definitely a rest-of-season QB1. If someone wants to pay elite QB1 prices, it’s at least worth exploring.
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Should You Trade Brock Purdy for Jared Goff?
This is a really close one. These two are neck-and-neck in my rest-of-season rankings. While one obviously has to be in front of the other, that doesn’t necessarily mean there is a big difference between the two.
Brock Purdy has been solid all season. He’s only had one true blow-up game with 26 fantasy points, but he’s scored at least 20 in four out of eight games. That is better than most QBs.
This one is about remaining schedule. The 49ers have some really nice matchups coming up, including games where they can expect to have to keep up with a capable opposing offense, such as the Jaguars and the Eagles.
While I definitely like Goff, the schedule for Purdy is what tips the scales ever so slightly in his favor.
Should You Trade C.J. Stroud for Justin Fields?
Justin Fields was listed as doubtful ahead of last week’s game. While doubtful means out, the fact that the Bears didn’t blanket rule him out suggests he is progressing toward a return. That return might come as soon as this week.
In fantasy football, absence does not make the heart grow fonder. Instead, it makes you forget. When we last saw Fields, particularly in the two games before the one in which he got hurt, he posted 28.9 and 32.98 fantasy points. That is a stark reminder of his ceiling.
Stroud is a better quarterback than Fields. There’s no denying that. But does that make him a better fantasy quarterback? I’m not ready to say so.
Prior to last week’s 40-point explosion, Stroud was around 13-15 fantasy points for three straight weeks. The Texans do have some excellent matchups coming up, but their fantasy playoff schedule is brutal, with games against the Titans, Browns, and Titans.
With Fields back soon, if I can capitalize on what Stroud just did to turn him into the Bears QB, I would do it.