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Week 11 fantasy football trade targets with deadlines looming

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We have your Week 11 fantasy football trade targets for those of you still looking to make moves while you can before your trade deadline hits. Sometimes negotiations can take a little while, and you need to acquire these players before your ability to trade is locked. One suggestion, if your team has strong depth and needs some stars, I would do a 2-for-1 or even 3-for-1 trade offer where you are turning your depth into studs. You will end up with the best player in the deal and allows you to backfill those roster spots via free agency. Here are the best trade targets that you should look to acquire for that championship run.  


Patrick Mahomes – Kansas City Chiefs

This is not a buy-low trade target article, and you will have to pay handsomely for Patrick Mahomes. The good news is that you will not have to pay as much as you would have had to at the beginning of the season. Mahomes is a gamechanger, and after missing two games, you might be able to acquire him. He still has a bye week coming up in Week 12, which would be a perfect opportunity to try to make a move.  

Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles

Unlike Mahomes, Carson Wentz is a buy-low trade target, and right now, with New England coming to town, you should be able to get him fairly cheap. Wentz is coming off of a bye, and before that, he had his three worst games of the fantasy football season. The Philadelphia Eagles have a poor pass defense and did nothing at the trade deadline to improve it. Their lack of pass defense and their weapons on offense should lead to fantasy football production for Wentz.

The reason you want to buy Wentz is because of his upcoming schedule. In Week 12, Wentz gets the Seattle Seahawks who have been a good matchup for quarterbacks. The following week after that, the Eagles travel to Miami to take on the Dolphins, and then in Week 14, travel to New Jersey to play the New York Giants. To roll out the rest of the fantasy playoffs, Philadelphia will travel to D.C. to play the Dwayne Haskins led Washington Redskins, followed by the Dallas Cowboys at home in Weeks 15 and 16, respectively.  

Daniel Jones – New York Giants

Daniel Jones is coming off some very big fantasy football performances and is still a trade target. He and the Giants are currently on a bye. Add to the fact that he has been a turnover machine, and he should have a buying window for you.

Even in poor matchups, Jones has been able to overcome the turnovers to put up solid fantasy football production. In addition, Jones has been without Evan Engram, Saquon Barkley, or Sterling Shepard for most of the games this season, as well as having none of them at times. The Giants are one of the worst teams in the league, but the offense is not the issue. 

The Giants’ defense is the worst pass defense in the league, and their offense will be playing from behind for the majority of games. Jones will continue throwing the ball a lot, and his rushing ability gives him a safe floor. Last season, Josh Allen was the top fantasy football quarterback in the month of December, and it’s very possible Jones could be this year’s version. His playoff schedule starts with the Eagles in Week 14, followed by the Dolphins in Week 15, and the Redskins in Week 6. Fantasy owners could become thrilled with his production from these favorable matchups.  

Running Backs

David Montgomery – Chicago Bears

Head coach Matt Nagy was not joking when he said that he was going to run the ball more. David Montgomery has been the main beneficiary of it and has seen no less than 17 rushing attempts in each of the last three weeks. In total, Montgomery has 58 carries in the last three games on top of 9 targets.  In addition, the Chicago Bears just released free-agent pickup Mike Davis in a strategic move to potentially get back a fourth-round compensatory pick.

Montgomery is a top trade target moving forward that you should be able to acquire at a fair price coming off of a poor game. The amount of volume he is receiving is crucial to fantasy football production. Coming off of a bad week as well as an up and down season, Montgomery shouldn’t be too hard to acquire. I would chase the volume with Montgomery as there are very few running backs that are getting the type of workload that he is getting. 

Saquon Barkley – New York Giants

Usually, you do not see big names like Saquon Barkley on a fantasy football trade target list, as he is usually not for sale. However, Barkley is coming off the worst game of his career and has been averaging less than 50 rushing yards a game since injuring his ankle.

He is on a bye week, and if there was ever a time to get Barkley, it would be now. I would test the market and see what is out there. He has a fantastic rest of season schedule and is one of the only running backs that is guaranteed 20 touches per game. Barkley’s upside alone is worth the gamble, and you may be surprised at his price tag right now.  

James Conner – Pittsburgh Steelers

James Conner is one of my favorite fantasy football trade targets for Week 11. All offseason, there were questions about Conner having to share the workload with Jaylen Samuels or Benny Snell. Those questions have been answered, and when Conner is on the field, he produces. Snell is out due to injury, and Samuels struggled while Conner was out. Samuels rushed for just 39 yards combined in two games without Conner.

Conner is expected to be back this week, and I suggest doing your best to acquire him now. Like with Montgomery, there are not a lot of running backs that get the volume that Conner does. Unlike with Montgomery, Conner receives a number of looks in the passing game as well, providing additional fantasy points for those in PPR formats. Mason Rudolph loves to check the ball down, and his running backs have been peppered with targets since he has taken over as quarterback. Just look at Samuels Week 9 production in which he recorded 13 receptions.

The rest of the season schedule is a fantasy-friendly one for the Pittsburgh Steelers, which includes the Cleveland Browns twice, the Cincinnati Bengals, and the Arizona Cardinals.


This is handcuff season, and you need to grab insurance for your top running backs. Some of the top trade targets are Alexander Mattison, Wayne Gallman, Tony Pollard, and Ryquell Armstead. In case you were unsuccessful in grabbing these players off the waiver wire in Week 11 or prior, you’ll want to acquire them via trade now. If something were to happen to the running back in front of them, it likely would cost three times the amount as it would now, and that’s assuming if they’re for sale at all. 

Wide Receivers

Cooper Kupp – Los Angeles Rams

Cooper Kupp has been one of the top wide receivers in the NFL this season, but last week he had zero catches. That performance following a bye week might just be enough for you to pry Kupp away from an impatient owner by using a bigger name. Kupp has been consistent all year and is someone you want on your playoff roster. Two weeks ago, Kupp would have been unattainable, but now in Week 11, you might be able to target him in trades.

Calvin Ridley – Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons continue to lose players and particularly pass catchers. This only means good things for Calvin Ridley as he is in line for more targets with Julio Jones continuing to draw top coverage. Ridley is a player that has immense upside, scoring 10 touchdowns as a rookie. He has already had multiple games with two or more touchdowns. 

The Falcons’ defense is horrible, and this correlates to a massive reliance on their passing attack. Austin Hooper is going to miss some time as well as Devonta Freeman. Moving forward, Ridley will be in line for an increased role, and if Julio Jones were ever to miss time, Ridley would be the only show in town. 

Terry McLaurin – Washington Redskins

Terry McLaurin is a great buy-low right now coming off of a bye week and with the change at quarterback. Let’s not forget how impressive he was to start the season and what kind of upside he has. The Redskins do not pass the ball a ton under Bill Callahan, but they still lack targets. McLaurin should still see plenty of targets, and with the upcoming schedule they have, you will want to roster him moving forward.

Odell Beckham Jr. – Cleveland Browns

Baker Mayfield let us know that he was going to be targeting Odell Beckham Jr. more. Mayfield backed that statement up by targeting Beckham with a season-high 12 targets on Sunday. Follow the targets and look at the schedule. 

The Browns will have to play a tough defense in the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday and again in two weeks, but it looks promising outside of that. Beckham and the Browns have had a rough schedule so far this season, and his lack of targets has been another issue.  The targets look to be increasing, though, and now the schedule is opening up. The Browns will play Miami in Week 12, Cincinnati in Week 14, and the Cardinals in Week 15. Now is a great time to acquire Beckham. 

Tight Ends

Jacob Hollister – Seattle Seahawks

Jacob Hollister is one of the only guys from the trade targets list that you might be able to just pick up off of your Week 11 waivers simply because he is on a bye this week. It is hard to carry a player through a bye week, and I would take a peek to see if he is still there.

Hollister is probably still there on your waiver wire, but if not, I would try to trade for him. For several weeks, all signs were pointing to a Hollister breakout. Not only does he benefit from the efficiency of Russell Wilson’s targets, but he has had six or more targets in three of the last four games now. The targets alone should put him on your fantasy football radar, and the health of Tyler Lockett is definitely something to monitor as the targets increased when Lockett was out on Monday night against San Francisco.

Evan Engram – New York Giants

Evan Engram is on the trade target list even though he is injured and on a bye. I rarely suggest buying the injury dip, but the fantasy tight end landscape is rough.  The Giants are on a bye this week, and the Engram owner has to be desperate at this point. Take advantage of their frustration and go pickup Engram.

Like I said with Daniel Jones, the playoff schedule is ideal. I don’t expect Sterling Shepard to play again this year as the Giants will want to protect him after signing him to a big contract and with the season going nowhere.

Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles

Zach Ertz is an ideal trade target if you can find an owner willing to trade him.  It’s very likely that the asking price will be very high because, unfortunately, it is a seller’s market.  Tight ends are on short supply in fantasy football, and that is exactly why I would make an effort to acquire one of the top six or seven tight ends.

It may be best to wait until after the Eagles’ Week 11 matchup against the New England Patriots game to make a move, if possible. Ertz has frustrated his fantasy owners for much of the season, but he has had consistent targets and has seen no reduction in snaps or targets from a year prior. Everything still points to future production, and the schedule, as previously stated, is ideal.

David Heilman is a writer and director of fantasy football content for Pro Football Network. You can follow him at @DynastyDorks on Twitter.

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