The Fantasy Football Trade Analyzer is here to help you craft the perfect trade ideas for your fantasy roster as we prepare for Week 10. Knowing what trades to make is a great way to bolster your lineup as we make the final stretch run towards the fantasy playoffs. Who should you look at trading for and trading away as we head into a new week?
Week 10 Trade Analyzer: Three players to trade for this week
It’s always more fun to think about what you’re gaining in a trade than what you’re giving away. After all, everyone loves a new shiny toy. Here are a few names to consider that can provide big dividends to your fantasy roster.
Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
I’ve been talking about buying into this Kansas City Chiefs offense for a couple of weeks, and I’m going to continue to do so. There’s simply too much talent for them not to figure it out. Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce comprise one of the most formidable groups in the NFL, and the low output can’t continue.
Hill, who is the WR2 on the season despite the sputtering Chiefs offense, had one of his worst games of the season on Sunday, posting only 4 receptions for 37 yards. It might have opened a buy window. The surface is worse than the underlying numbers suggest, which included 11 targets. If the perceived value of Chiefs players is down, try to capitalize by trading for them.
Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers
One of my favorite running backs in all of fantasy football, Austin Ekeler had a down week by his standards with only 59 rushing yards and 3 receptions for 23 receiving yards, failing to find the end zone.
Ekeler is still one of the best running backs in all of fantasy, especially in scoring formats that reward receptions. He’s a locked-in RB1 with a great fantasy playoffs schedule, and I’d be willing to break the bank to acquire him for a playoff run.
Hunter Renfrow, WR, Las Vegas Raiders
It’s once again “3rd and Renfrow.” Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow saw 9 targets, catching 7 for 49 yards and a TD. Renfrow has all the makings of a reliable WR2, seeing at least 8 targets in four of the last five weeks.
Not every player needs to be a superstar to be valuable for fantasy. One of the best assets you can have on a fantasy roster is a reliable, safe-floor option. Renfrow will be able to provide that for your fantasy roster, while your other high-ceiling players give you the upside you’re looking for. Renfrow is a great trade target.
Week 10 Trade Analyzer: Three players to trade away this week
Knowing who to trade for is great, but knowing who to trade away is a key element to trade negotiations. What players should you be looking to move on from?
Deebo Samuel, WR, San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers are currently home to a fantasy WR1 in Deebo Samuel, but it might be time to cash in the chips and move on. Fellow Niners wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk is back in the fold and looked great on Sunday. And so did tight end George Kittle. Both of them outperformed Samuel on similar workloads.
Samuel saw 9 targets, while Aiyuk and Kittle each saw 8. Both Aiyuk and Kittle found the end zone, and Samuel did not. Suddenly, this offense looks more like what we thought it would in the preseason when Kittle and Aiyuk both had higher ADPs than Samuel. Deebo’s elite WR1 usage might be a thing of the past, and I’d be looking to sell and move on.
Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines is coming off a huge day, which is exactly why you should look to sell. He had 6 carries for an impressive 74 yards and 1 TD, highlighted by a 34-yard gallop, and added 4 receptions for 34 additional yards.
It was only his second rushing TD of the season. It more than doubled his previous season-high in rushing yards, which was 34 in Week 1.
This is Jonathan Taylor’s backfield, and Hines is nothing more than a desperation flex play on a weekly basis. Sell if you can.
DJ Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers
Here’s all that you need to know about how I feel about the Carolina Panthers — nothing about this offense is worth the headache, and that includes DJ Moore (and Christian McCaffrey, but I digress).
Over his last five games, here’s how Moore has finished:
- WR58 – 8.8 PPR points
- WR38 – 10.9 PPR points
- WR26 – 13.3 PPR points
- WR44 – 9.9 PPR points
- WR43 (MNF still to play) – 7.6 PPR points
That’s disgusting. Sam Darnold looks absolutely horrible, the offense is stagnant, and Moore has a catch rate of only 60.2% to go along with his 12.8 yards per reception (51st). Nothing against Moore — he’s an incredible talent that the Panthers simply don’t deserve — but it’s time to sell on name value if you can.