It can be tempting to hang onto the players who have scored a ton of points for you this year, but there comes a time when you need to evaluate and see if it might be worth getting rid of them while their value is high. Some guys’ value will inevitably drop, so get rid of them while you can get great value in return.

On the other hand, there are players out there in your league who haven’t yet lived up to the pre-season hype. Their owners are probably getting frustrated with them right now. Those are going to be the guys you want to target.

Look at the remaining schedule. Are there good matchups?

Is the player doing well, but just not getting in the end zone?

Does the receiver have a bunch of targets?

Those are the kinds of things you’re looking for.

Buy Low

Le’Veon Bell

The Jets are horrible, but Bell is going to get a thousand touches.

From The Fantasy Footballers:

“Bell’s value is at an all-time low.  He’s averaging 2.9 yards per carry (ypc) and only has one touchdown through three games.  Two of his three games were against incredible defenses in the Bills & Patriots. Sam Darnold, the Jets starting QB, has been out with mono for his past two games.  Despite the challenging situation, Bell looks good on film. Additionally, he’s coming off a bye, so he’ll be in your lineup every week that he’s active moving forward.  This is a nice advantage that often gets overlooked. I think Darnold will take a step forward this season despite Adam Gase’s coaching, and Bell will be a beneficiary. Bell has had an uphill battle so far this season, and he’s still been productive.  Buy him now, when he’s the lowest price he’ll be all season. Note: I just made an offer to sell Kamara in exchange for Bell and 2020 draft picks in my keeper league. Call me crazy, but I think Bell will be more consistent AND outproduce Kamara until Brees comes back.”

Odell Beckham, Jr.

How in the world did the Browns score a million points, but OBJ didn’t do much fantasy-wise?? Either way, the targets should increase, and the offense is starting to come along.

From FTW:

“His inconsistency makes him a frustrating player to own, which is why he’s a target. Harness that frustration in trade negotiations. Beckham is too good to be as up and down as he’s been in 2019. The Browns and Baker Mayfield seem like they are starting to get their offense together. That should make Beckham a more consistent producer in the coming weeks.”

Tyreek Hill

One of the most explosive players in the NFL may have been forgotten about. He can’t score points if he’s not playing, but if you have the depth, try to add Hill and ride it out.

Yahoo! Fantasy agrees:

“He was on this list last week and here he is again. Hill’s value is at its lowest right now as he continues to recover from his injury. When he returns, he’s a potential league-winner. If you have a winning record, it’s worth spending to get the Chiefs’ top wideout on your roster.”

Sell High

Leonard Fournette

Fournette has been plodding along all year, but all of a sudden he’s Barry Sanders? I think Denver’s run defense is just that bad. SELL. This is his first game over 100 yards since 2017, according to the New York Post:

“Coming off a 225-yard performance, find an owner who will overpay. Reminder: This was his first 100-yard game since 2017. Sell it as return to 2017 dominance, knowing 2018 mediocrity is just as possible.”

Jordan Howard

I traded Howard last Sunday BEFORE he went off. I was like, “of course, now he does something.” But there’s no way you can trust him enough to start him on a weekly basis. He’s more likely to have 8 carries for 15 yards than a repeat performance of last week.

Nick Chubb

Look, I think Nick Chubb will be great the rest of the season, but if you can trade him for Dalvin Cook, who is coming off a so/so game, do that!

If you want an awesome trade tool, check out the one over at Fantasy Pros. I just discovered it, and it’s awesome.