This was bound to happen. This is the least prepared for an NFL season that players have ever been. Limited contact practices, no preseason games. Sadly, this is probably just the beginning of a season that will be filled with injuries. And fines for coaches not wearing their masks! Drama, drama, drama. 

Injury carnage can also create panic trades, even this early in the season. You can imagine how panicked Saquon Barkley, Christian McCaffrey, and Courtland Sutton investors are right now. Even if they are able to get their guys on the waiver wire, you better believe that they will be willing to have some conversations about acquiring some carries and volume in the passing game. Let’s get to the buys and sells of the week. 

Stealin’

Stefon Diggs

Stefon Diggs is off to a great start so far and this is just the start with the way that the Bills are operating their offense. Diggs has a combined 22 targets in the first two weeks and his consensus WR ranking going into week 2 against the Dolphins was outside the top 20 (not from me, of course). Diggs will not be as cheap as he was a week ago, but I think that there is still plenty of value to be had because I’m not sure the casual league mate will yet to be willing to adjust to Buffalo now being a pass-first team. Josh Allen has already attempted 81 passes through two games. I would package a couple of good players that you can afford to part with and assume that you are getting back a very solid WR1 in return. 

Cooper Kupp

Cooper Kupp is off to a bit of a slow start, which included a fumble on Sunday. Touchdowns have a bit of randomness to them, but he is one of Goff’s favorite targets in plus territory after putting up 10 touchdowns last year. More attention will be focused on Tyler Higbee in the near future in the red zone after a three touchdown performance. Kupp’s weeks are coming very soon. The Rams’ offense is firing on all cylinders and there are plenty of points to go around. If the Kupp investor in your league has running back troubles after last week, you might be able to get away with shipping Mark Ingram, Leonard Fournette or David Johnson for him. 

Dealin’ 

Leonard Fournette

Leonard Fournette is my green eggs and ham. I do not want him on my team, I do not like him in my scheme. I really need to lighten up on Fournette, he looked good on Sunday! 12 carries, over 100 yards, a 50-some yard burst for a touchdown. He plays for my favorite team, for Christ’s sake! I am officially putting my distaste of Leonard Fournette to bed, but not without parting shots. 

Common consensus is that Fournette will get get more and more work. I think the increase will be marginal. Ronald Jones is still going to see a chunk of work unless he does some really dumb things which I doubt because he looks more comfortable than in years past. For whatever reason, LeSean McCoy is seeing a bunch of snaps as well in the passing game. We have to keep in mind that this was the 2nd straight game that Carolina got ran all over. I think Fournette’s performance was more of a product of Carolina being bad and getting a big play to make his afternoon that doesn’t happen against other teams. If you are looking for an RB/RB swap, you could try targeting Kareem Hunt. If you’re looking to upgrade at WR, I’d look for CeeDee Lamb, who might already be elite or Cooper Kupp

David Johnson

David Johnson was more like his 2019 self on Sunday as opposed to last Thursday against the Chiefs. And to be fair, the Chiefs let the Chargers run the ball down their throat as well. With Saquon, CMC, and Raheem Mostert all going down on Sunday, David Johnson simply being healthy makes him more valuable than he should be. David Johnson is probably going to put up good scores in some weeks based on volume alone, but I’m guessing that you can probably get a pretty good wide receiver in return if your trade partner is having injury issues at the running back position. 

 

  1. TriggaMike says:
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    Hey MB!

    12 team full PPR league. I’m 2-0 and was just offered the following by a Saquon owner.

    Josh Allen and Godwin for my Hunt, Chark, and Robby Anderson..
    Is this close??

    I currently have CEH, M. Sanders, Hunt, Gibson, and RoJo as my rbs.

    Thanks in advance!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Hey! Depends who your QBs is. Love the players you get but I’d see if you can get another small piece

      • TriggaMike says:
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        My bad.

        I currently own Stafford and Minshew. So I’d definitely be upgrading at QB in my opinion.

        He also owns Lamar and is listening to Lamar for my Hunt and Robby.

        • MB

          MB says:
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          If you can get Lamar you have to haha

  2. needrb says:
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    2 qb league:

    qb: watson/ mayfield
    rb: sanders/dobbins/ howard/ scott/ hyde/ freeman
    WR: hopkins/ diggs/ A-rob/ Chark
    TE: andrews

    would you trade Mayfield/ A-rob/ and two other people for Bridgewater/ Aj green/ Buffalo backs (singletary and moss)?

    if so, who would you add to the deal? freeman? thanks! i’m pretty RB desperate. glad to see Freeman sign with the giants today. dobbins is my RB2 right now.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I would stay where you are, I don’t think Bridgewater is that much of an upgrade over Mayfield and I’m not a big AJG guy

  3. Jim says:
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    MB,

    I’m a Conner owner and was proposed Keenan Allen/Snell for Marquise Brown/Akers. I like the upside of Brown/Akers better than both those guys though I can’t argue Allen’s resume, and obviously with Conner’s role still seemingly cemented Snell’s value has plummeted, but I do worry about Conner’s health. Should I make this move, or just hold my guys and hope Conner stays healthy?

    Thanks a lot.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Hold your guys and hope Conner stays healthy. I think your gut feeling is right

  4. hitzone says:
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    12 team standard keep 3

    Trade my Hunt/Saquon/DJ Moore for CMC/Keenan Allen

    My flex would be Gibson, one of ww RBs this week or damien harris later in season until CMC gets back

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yep, nice buy low on CMC

  5. RICE says:
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    Hey MB!

    Now that Freeman has signed with the Giants, would you mind re-ranking my waiver order below please?

    McKinnon
    D. Lewis
    M. Davis
    C. Davis
    Gaskin
    D. Freeman

    Thanks!!!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Hey Rice!

      Freeman, McKinnon, Gaskin, corey, Mike, Lewis

  6. RICE says:
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    10 Team / H2H / 0.5PPR

  7. Zandy says:
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    thanks, sitting 0-2 and trying to figure out what to do in 0.5 PPR 12 teamer
    JAllen
    MThomas Godwin
    Taylor Fournette
    Hurst
    BN: Dobbins, Leveon, Kelley, Snell, CDavis, PLindsay

  8. zandy says:
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    also sitting with #3 waiver (weekly reset) – drop lindsay for devonta, gage or mdavis?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Hopefully Devonta makes it to you. I’d try and trade Fournette for a couple high upside pieces to turn your season around

  9. hamtime says:
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    With freeman officially signing with NY, is he the top add with a #1 waiver or do you still go w Henderson or Mike Davis ? looking for ROS value and thinking of dropping Kirk or Samuel. Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I guess? Their O line is terrible though. Mike Davis might be better if you’re in a pinch this month

  10. scoboticus says:
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    Rate these waiver darling in half ppr:
    Henderson
    Robbie Anderson
    Mike Davis
    Jonnu Smith

    • scoboticus says:
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      please

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Jonnu, Hendo, Robbie, Mike

  11. scoboticus says:
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    By the way, love the new Diggs!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Hell yeah!

  12. QDOT says:
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    Hi,
    12 team ppr league…
    Lost Sutton for the season.

    Should I offer Kamara/Crowder for D.Henry/C. Godwin?
    Or stay with Kamara? I do have Boyd, Preston Williams and Tate as WRs.

    What should I do with Tarik Cohen? nothing so far…
    thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d stick with Kamara tbh.

      Cohen probably droppable

  13. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i doubt many are giving up hunt for fournette, the WR idea mentioned in the DJ blurb probably more likely if moving fournette.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Probably

  14. Paul Zone says:
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    Would you trade Kelley for Diggs?

    Rb: Cook, Drake, Taylor, Murray, Mattison, Snell, Kelley
    Wr: Adams, OBJ, Green, Davis, Watkins
    TE: Andrews

  15. Mike says:
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    Hey MB. Gotta throw some FAAB at these guys in my PPR, do I have them ranked correctly?

    1. Mike Davis
    2. Darrell Henderson
    3. Dion Lewis

    • MB

      MB says:
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      yep looks right!

  16. Linda from Bob’s Burgers says:
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    My DJ Moore for his Kareem Hunt?

    PPR and I have Michael Thomas, Lockett, Mike Evans, Robby Anderson, DaVante Parker and Jamison Crowder.  So I’m freaking stacked on WRs but we have to start 3 each week and only 2 RBs, with 1 flex.  So to me, WRs are more valuable in this league.

    He’s heavy on RBs so he’s got CEH, K. Drake, Chris Carson, Jerrick McKinnon and of course, Hunt.  I asked for at least Carson for Moore but he’s not budging.  

    my RBs are James White, T. Cohen and Boston Scott.  So they’re all pretty much scrubs however I really think Cohen will turn it around.  I hate any Patriots RB and who knows what’s going to happen with Scott. I’m the one who’s desperate but I still don’t want to make the wrong move.  Moore is an every week starter for me and Hunt is on this guy’s bench because of who else he has.

    He last countered with my Moore and Crowder for his Hunt and McKinnon. What do you think?

    Thank you in advance!

  17. Linda from Bob's Burgers says:
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    My DJ Moore for his Kareem Hunt?

    PPR redraft and I have Michael Thomas, Lockett, Mike Evans, Robby Anderson, DaVante Parker and Jamison Crowder. We have to start 3 WRs each week and only 2 RBs, with 1 flex.

    My RBs are Cohen, J. White and B. Scott. He’s got CEH, K. Drake, Chris Carson and Jerrick McKinnon (and Hunt).

    He also offered Hunt & McKinnon for Moore & Crowder.

    Would you make either of these trades?

    • Linda from Bobs Burgers says:
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      Woah, sorry for the double up! I thought my first one didn’t go through so I tried to resubmit. Oops!

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