Welcome to week 8 all of you ghost and gobinly Razzballers. The scariest thing for us fake footballers (besides Todd Haley) is a sub .500 record and a rancid mass of undead bye week players. So I thought I would take a stab at some possible trade targets (not mass murderer targets). But before we get there we need 2 more to fill our last Razzball FanDuel League and if you haven’t entered our weekly contest then you oughta.
There are only 5-6 games remaining to make a push to get into the fake playoffs for reals. So I thought this would be a good time to start looking for short term trade targets. If you are wallowing toward the bottom of your league it’s probably not worth waiting on any kind of sleeper. We need points, and yesterday. So I thought I would look at weeks 9 through 13 and see if we can find some players to target for the short term.
Ryan Mathews: This schmohawk goes against the idea that we want guys that will produce fast and often, but he probably can be had on the cheap unless he goes off today. But he does have a little less value since he hasn’t had his bye yet. Our teams that need to come from behind don’t need our players lazying around on the bench.
Felix Jones: With the loss of Tony Romo, the Cowboys will run a bit more, but Jones’ value goes up even more with Kitna at the helm. He doesn’t have the elusiveness in the pocket of Romo and will need to check down quite a bit, which will help Jones. Plus as you can see up there a ways, he has a nice schedule.
Darren McFadden: I think he has elite ability that transcends matchups, but he also has injury history, a bye coming up and a tough schedule. If you need to win now, I can see trading him for a player with better matchups with his bye gone.
Ryan Torain: If there will ever be a better time to sell high on a player I sure can’t foresee it. Torain should have at least a passable game against Detroit’s poor rush defense and then have a bye and then a stretch of tough matchups. Add to that his injury history and I am ready to sell, sell, sell.
Jamaal Charles: Both Chiefs running backs have value with their nice schedule, but you know who I like. JC Superstar will have a lot of room to run during the next few weeks and when he has room to run he keeps on running.
Matthew Stafford: We’ve talked a lot about Romo replacements, but as far as upside goes, Stafford is the man. He is risky no doubt, but with his schedule and the possibility that Jahvid Best and Calvin Johnson blow up while the defense keeps them passing, we could see some big games.
Santonio Holmes: He has yet to really get in synch with Sanchez, but he is the best receiver on the team and they have a nice schedule coming up. He should be had for cheap.
Calvin Johnson: For the same reasons I like Stafford I like Megatron. He won’t be had for cheap, but he’s worth putting a few offers out there.
Santana Moss: His trade value isn’t as high as it really should be. He has been steady this season, but with a bye coming up and a tough schedule you might be best served to grab someone who can help you more.
Eli Manning: He’s been playing well and his schedule has him poised to play well some more. His perceived value will always be a little lower than most mid level #1′s so he might be had at a good price.
Mike Williams (SEA): I am not a fan, but am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt since he is getting so many targets, but I just don’t see him keeping it up with his upcoming schedule. If you can get any value for him I’d give it a shot.