Hopefully, your NFL fantasy football season is going as smoothly as you had imagined after drafting your roster. We have your back with wall-to-wall coverage as it’s time to start turning an eye toward the playoff race. That includes the Week 10 fantasy football trade analyzer, where we break down key players to trade for and away.
Fantasy Football Trade Analyzer Week 10: Players To Trade For
The arrival of Week 10 means there’s no time left to waste. There are players with a value that is too low for their opportunity — it would help if you tried to swoop in and add these two players at a reasonable cost.
Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, Detroit Lions
The Lions’ passing game was so promising for all of three weeks before injuries and declining performances started taking over. At first, optimism over Amon-Ra St. Brown’s involvement in a unit that loaded up at the receiver position looked justified. He had no less than 10.3 points in his first three games.
Then, St. Brown suffered a concussion. That, combined with an early bye week, led to four weeks of little to no production. He returned full-time against Miami, putting up 10.4 fantasy points. Unfortunately, the Lions’ offense still lacked bite, and that continued against the Packers in Week 9.
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With only 18.8 fantasy points in his last three games and 22.6 since Week 3, fantasy managers are going to get frustrated with the direction of the offense. That means it’s the perfect time to swoop in and steal him for cheap. I’d expect far fewer lineups to start St. Brown in Week 10 against Chicago than the 81% that had him in ESPN leagues.
Upcoming games against the Bears and Giants are tough on paper, as each is effective against wide receivers, but we have to trust the volume of targets slated for St. Brown. He’s totaled 52 targets in the five games he’s been fully healthy, meaning it’s just a matter of time until he gets more points.
Kareem Hunt, RB, Cleveland Browns
We had Hunt featured as a trade-away candidate a few weeks ago as we expected him to be moved elsewhere by the trade deadline, but he remained in Cleveland for the remainder of his contract.
I don’t understand the move for the Browns, as they’re unlikely to get anything more than a late-round compensatory pick in 2024 if Hunt departs in free agency. Instead, D’Ernest Johnson and Jerome Ford will rot on the bench as the Browns force a 27-year-old back to play out the season as their playoff hopes are in major jeopardy.
Fantasy managers can take advantage of his increased usage. I think the Browns meant to trade Hunt before teams turned their attention to Jeff Wilson and Nyheim Hines instead. He suddenly saw his usage go from 12-to-15 touches a week to four-to-six before Week 8. Then, he went back to his usual role against the Bengals right before the deadline.
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Coming off a bye and playing Miami right after a hurricane hits Florida, Hunt should be a focal point of the unit once again. The Browns really have no other choice since he’s clearly the third-best option as a playmaker. Even when Deshaun Watson returns, Hunt is a dangerous offensive weapon who can maximize his touches in the red zone.
You can also take advantage of his favorable matchup in Week 10 over on Underdog Fantasy, where you can include him on a Pick’em entry this week.
I like Hunt as a Flex option for the remainder of the season. He’s efficient and continues to be a red zone threat, landing him as RB30 on the year.
Fantasy Football Trade Analyzer Week 10: Players To Trade Away
It’s also time to cash in on some players who exploded in the first eight weeks but are unlikely to continue at that rate. That doesn’t mean these two players are bad or not worth having on your roster, but it’s worth exploring their trade value to see if you can land someone in a better situation to succeed through the rest of 2022.
Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The thought of trading away a receiver who has four straight games of 10 or more targets from Tom Brady is a bit shocking and eye-opening. However, the reality of the Buccaneers’ offense with Brady is so bad that Godwin has little fantasy value for most rosters. He’s averaging under nine fantasy points per game despite catching at least six passes in all but one game this year.
His lack of touchdowns has a big role in his limited upside. It’s possible Godwin finds positive regression soon, as the Seahawks and Browns are coming in the next three weeks. If they don’t, then Godwin will be wasting a lineup spot or bench role. I’d be looking to take advantage of his name value.
With only seven red-zone targets on the year and Mike Evans still the more prominent jump-ball threat on the roster, it’s hard to envision a sharp turnaround for Godwin. Brady hasn’t been good this year, hamstringing the entire unit in a way no one could expect, considering their 2021 campaign. Evans only has 10 red-zone targets himself.
Godwin is WR39 entering Week 10. It’d be worthwhile to offer him for players like Jerry Jeudy, Devin Duvernay, or Jakobi Meyers to see if owners value his name more than his production. If not, make a two-for-one deal just to offload a player unable to help your roster.
Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills
Having Singletary on your fantasy roster has led to many confusing moments throughout the season already. With only three games of double-digit carries and two games with double-digit scoring outputs, Singletary should only be a depth piece for most fantasy managers. And yet, almost 60% of ESPN fantasy managers started him last week.
Singletary didn’t have a good game against Buffalo, but it might be the best of what’s to come. He finished with eight rushes for 24 yards and 24 receiving yards on four receptions. The Bills’ offense was a disaster, and Josh Allen again tried to do too much by taking over instead of trusting the offense to flow.
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Allen suffered an elbow injury in the waning moments, and thus far, it’s not considered major but something to monitor moving forward. The Bills only go so far as Allen can take them, and their fantasy playmakers are even more reliant on him. Factor in the eventual integration of Nyheim Hines as a pass-catching back, and Singletary’s value over the last several weeks of the fantasy season will tank.
It’s time to get anything you can for Singletary. Upcoming games against Cleveland and Detroit might entice an owner to give up a higher-upside backup for your roster. Or you can offer two-for-one deals in order to open roster space for Odell Beckham Jr. or Jeff Wilson off waivers, for example.