Seven weeks of NFL action are now in the past and the sample size makes it more difficult to find easy trade targets. But there is still value and volume to be found in both the trade market and on the waiver wire. Be sure to check out AlFFred AKA the BOOF’s waiver wire article that came out earlier today. In this week’s edition, every player’s situation is in some way affected by an injury on their offense. 

Sometimes a player’s misfortune leads to a new opportunity in this dog eat dog world of fantasy football. But on the bright side, we will soon be getting a few of fantasy stars back in line ups. By week 9, we should have Christian McCaffrey, Nick Chubb back and although news hasn’t been great with Michael Thomas the last couple of weeks, he could be back in the fold that very same week. Keep those names in mind as targets as you are sending out trade offers this week to teams that are desperate for wins now to stay alive for the playoff hunt.

Do you want to plug in some of these trade targets before negotiating with your partners? Check out our trade analyzer and go into negotiations with a leg up on the competition. 

Stealin’ 

Chase Edmonds

Kenyan Drake will be sidelined for the next few weeks at least with some ligament damage in his ankle, so of course Chase Edmonds will be a sought after fantasy commodity. But sometimes just because the buy is obvious doesn’t mean that it’s wrong. It is important to note that the Cardinals are on a bye in week 8 so Edmonds’ expense should at least be slightly discounted. Before Kenyan Drake’s injury on SNF, he was struggling to find any room to the tune of 34 yards on 14 carries. Edmonds, on the other hand, had 145 all-purpose yards on 12 touches. 

Chase Edmonds’ 3 touchdowns in a limited role are just 1 short of Drake’s 4 in a bell cow role. The inconsistency of Kenyan Drake has been radiating throughout the entire season (despite owning the 3rd most yards on the ground in the league) and the next few weeks after the bye provide a big opportunity for Edmonds to carve out an expanded role even when Drake returns to the fold, while also having a lot of upside in week 9 and beyond.  

La’Mical Perine

Perine found the end zone for the first time in his NFL career on Sunday against Buffalo and I have a feeling that some more could be on the way the rest of 2020. Another milestone is that La’Mical had his first double digit touch game. Much like in Detroit with Swift/Peterson, shaking off the veteran presence of Frank Gore will be nearly impossible but Perine could be a very cheap flex option in good matchups. This upcoming week, the Jets face the Chiefs who just gave up 147 yards on the ground to Phillip Lindsay and Melvin Gordon. Without much of a passing game and less than desirable weather down the line in New York, investing in the Jets’ backfield could bring back a nice return. 

Brandon Aiyuk

Brandon Aiyuk’s production is at a healthy simmer after catching 6 passes for 115 yards on Sunday. You can still get Aiyuk for a good price while we surpass the midway point of the fantasy regular season. Leading into week 7, Aiyuk’s numbers were pretty quiet. The 49ers have Seattle and Green Bay back to back in weeks 8 and 9. Those are two teams that even Jimmy Garappolo can throw all over. The 49ers follow that up with the Saints, Rams, and Buffalo who are not exactly stout against the air attack. The 49ers backfield and receiving corps continue to take hits Most recently, Jeff Wilson’s high ankle sprain and Deebo Samuel with a hamstring injury. After two straight weeks of GQ throwing for over 260 yards, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the air attack continue to be a major factor in San Francisco’s offense. The receiving end of the production will fall heavily on Aiyuk and George Kittle.

Dealin’

Jarvis Landry

With Odell Beckham Jr. out for the remainder of the 2020 season, I view this as a selling opportunity if you have Jarvis Landry on your roster. There will likely be somebody in your league that will look at this as a buying opportunity. I struggled to decide whether Landry is a buy or a sell. Landry might get a hike in targets and volume is a very big deal. 

A big factor that led me to view Landry as a sell is the fact that he is playing through a broken rib. That is a BIG factor and it’s going to be uncomfortable for Landry for a while. But the biggest factor is the lack of red zone production for Landry and also just lack of production in general. Landry doesn’t have a touchdown, double digit target game, or a 100-yard game. Another value zapper that I mentioned in the introduction is that it sounds like Nick Chubb will be back in week 9. This offense is already built around putting Baker Mayfield in spots to make as few mistakes as possible and with Chubb back, this team will be even more focused on the run. A selling point is that Baker is coming off of his best game of the season. But it was against the Bengals and not likely repeatable. I would rather take a waiver wire shot of Rashard Higgins and get a piece that you can use for Landry.

  1. hitzone says:
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    12 team non ppr keep 3

    Trade my Mixon/Jefferson/Bernard for Davante

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Depends on your depth, but if you are deep that’s a big grab and I like it

      • hitzone says:
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        team after trade

        2RBS/3WRS/TE/FLEX

        QBs Tannehill, Burrow

        RBs Zeke, CMC, Mattison, Moss, Perine

        WRs Davante, Moore, Lamb, Higgins, Reagor, Kirk

        TEs Gronk, Ertz IR, Goeddert IR

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Oh yeah, you’d be fine

  2. John says:
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    8 team ppr

    Trade my hunt for Edmonds?

    • John says:
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      Also trade my CEH for Montgomery ?

      • MB

        MB says:
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        Nah, I’d hold CEH. Montgomery is kinda terrible haha

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Noooo. Keep Hunt

  3. Water boy says:
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    Hey MB! Crazy we are at the mid season point already!

    Full ppr/ 10 tm I just received these offers how bad are they? Pretty bad right?

    1.) I send mclaurin I get Antonio brown

    2.) I send fuller, I get Antonio brown

    3.) I send James Robinson, I get nick Chubb + Antonio brown.

    My roster is :

    QB: Brady

    RB’s: dalvin cook, CEH, James Robinson, Mark Ingram, Dobbins, mattison, Chase Edmonds, gio bernard

    My WRs are Hopkins, Ridley,, Edelman, mclaurin, Fuller, Travis Fulgham, Marcus Johnson

    Looking at waivers are you doing any of these claims
    Add Scotty miller or Tyler Johnson (Godwin is out) & drop Marcus Johnson ? Just for one week with Hopkins, Fuller & mclaurin have byes.

    Add Richard Rogers & drop Tonyan ?

    I was thinking selling sky high my James Robinson to get tyreek hill that owner needs a RB as he only had mixon & Conner . On the flip I like the RB depth

    Thanks man!

    • homers got the runs says:
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      terrible trades for you. dont like any of them. your team is fine.

    • bobsnyder4210 says:
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      For whatever it’s worth, I think AB needs counseling and treatment, not a new contract, so I expect if he makes it on the field at all it won’t be long until he melts down and gets fired again. It’s tragic, more than anything else. Regardless, I won’t roster him anywhere at any price.

      • Marc says:
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        hurting at RB (aren’t we all) which two RB’s would you trade for Zeke?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I have no interest in AB, I’d stay where you are

      Rodgers for Tonyan is fine

  4. Another Dan says:
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    Thanks MB,

    Great content. Have a few worries this week. 10 team, Std Scoring.

    QB :
    RB :Gaskin,……..
    WR : Golladay, Diggs
    TE :Waller
    RB/WR :DK

    BN : CMC, Mixon, Godwin, Higgins, Gibson, Johnson, Murray

    We have no IR slots 5 BN slots.
    I will try and add a QB and RB when waivers run. Will drop 2 of my IDP’s to pick up players on waivers.

    1) Brady, Tannenhill or Burrow this week?

    2) Long term, drop Higgins? He’s my WR5 and I rarely start 3. Is Aiyuk an upgrade?

    3) Looks to be my roughest week with Byes and Injuries. Do I make sure I fill my roster and play with IDP (x 3). Or accept a loss this week and move on, retaining my depth?

    Thanks for your help.

    Another Dan

    • Another Dan says:
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      4) Would my David Johnson and Tee Higgins make sense for Kareem Hunt for my team?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      1) Brady, Tannehill close 2nd
      2) I think Higgins long term but Aiyuk immediately
      3) depends on if you can afford a loss without any sweat. I usually pile up as many Ws as possible because you never know

  5. bobsnyder4210 says:
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    Good stuff MB, I’ve profited from following your advice on a couple of these articles this year already. Curious about our thoughts on this…no-frills 1/2 ppr; right now, I have:

    QB/TE/DST/K: Big Ben/Jonnu/KC/(empty)
    RB: Zeke/Pollard, A Jones/J Williams, Gibson, Bell, Lindsay
    WR: Adams, Thielen, McLauren, Boyd, JuJu

    I already tried Zeke/Pollard/JuJu for J Taylor/R Anderson but that didn’t fly.

    With the current situation in Dallas, if you could get it would you sell my Zeke/Pollard/Thielen for J Robinson/T Hill? I’d have to play Bell, Lindsay or Williams at RB2 this week but I’m up against the weakest team in the league so if there’s ever a time to take the chance this is probably it. Thanks!

    • bobsnyder4210 says:
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      Curious about *your* thoughts… Someday I need to learn to type.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Never learn to type, it’s overrated. I never did and I’m an editor!

      Yep, I’d do what I can to get off the Zeke train. Looks good to me. Glad I’ve helped this year!

  6. William Hung says:
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    Am I really adding Nelson Agholor? 12 team .5 PPR – why are the Raiders featuring this guy over Ruggs? Seems so strange

    • MB

      MB says:
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      More experience goes a long way in the NFL. I prefer Ruggs’ ROS upside

  7. Allan says:
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    Drop Gio Bernard for Boston Scott?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yes

      • William Hung says:
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        Is Miles Sanders confirmed to be out? I’m thinking of picking up Zack Moss or JK Dobbins for Boston Scott if Sanders is playing.

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Won’t know til later in the week

  8. Nightpandas says:
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    2-5 team (though I’ve won 2 in a row!)

    14 team std

    Qb Herbert Ryan
    2 rb Drake Edmonds Harris Kelley, AP, Gibson, Ekeler (IR)
    2 wr AJ Brown, Kupp Lamb TSmith
    1 flex
    Te Henry

    Got offered Fournette Cooks MWilliams for my Edmonds

    Ww Hasty LPerine Dallas RHiggjns Agholor Reagor

    Not sure about the trade whether it actually helps, would you do it or a ww swap?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Keep Edmonds, not sure what you’d do with any of those 3

  9. Wide Right says:
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    With Godwin suddenly out, I need a flex..
    Either start Kelley or Preston Williams,
    Or put it in a claim for S.Miller, C-Davis, Higgins and sacrifice either Kelley, Preston, or Graham (my backup to Waller)
    If so, How would you prioritize the claims

    Thanks

    • MB

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      I’d claim Higgins and chop Graham

  10. Chris says:
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    Hello MB,

    please help with some news for Sony Michel?

    what’s the latest on him? i try searching for update but other than the Covid-19 protocol, there is non.

    is he droppable? i have RB Harris n my roster.

    thing is I also have Ingram who is injured, but Ingram schedule is easy in the playoffs weeks.

    thanks!

    • William Hung says:
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      I’d avoid all Patriots offensive players

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Haven’t heard anything I’d drop him, I think Harris is the guy

    • The Harrow says:
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      lots of talk this year and even last year when harris was drafted early that if he looked better he’d be the one getting the carries, it took a while with harris out both entire last year and early this one. obv we’ve not seen them both healthy at same time to be sure on this, but i’d assume harris till proven wrong.

  11. Dominic Brady says:
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    Dealing with some injuries and lost Odell.

    So two questions:

    1.) In what order would you put claims in for these WRs: Brandon Ayiuk, Sterling Shepard, Rashard Higgins, and Alshon Jeffery

    I was leaning Jeffery because in the games he played last year he was a WR 2

    2.) What do you think of this trade offer I sent someone:

    I send Antonio Gibson for Kenny Golladay.

    My currents RBs: Mixon, Zeke, Gio, David Johnson, and Gibson

    My WRs: Diggs, Parker, Tee Higgins, and Antonio Brown

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Aiyuk, Higgins, Shephard

      I’d accept that to get Golladay

  12. William Hung says:
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    I didn’t think Rashad Higgins would have so much buzz, but now looking around, I wonder if I should drop Ruggs for Higgins and roll Tee and Rashad in W8 with no Godwin. So I guess my question is this – for W8, would you go Rashad Higgins, Preston Williams, or Ruggs? .5 PPR

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Leaning Higgins because it’s Tua’s first start

  13. miles proudfoot says:
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    Replace Ruggs, Justin Jackson or P Wiliams with Aiyuk or Dobbins off the wire for my flex spot? Thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Aiyuk > Ruggs right now

  14. Hamtime says:
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    2. amari, Hollywood, m Williams, Preston, Perine – pls pick 2 to start for week 8

    3. How would you rank: peoples, pascal, Irv smith, Marcus Johnson, Bryant, Miller or just stash hooper

    5. With David Johnson on bye week, and cmc returning, am I actually starting Perine w jacobs??

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Amari, Hollywood
      Stash Hooper. TE will be huge for Browns without OBJ
      Yeah, I’m all about Perine right now

  15. Barker says:
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    Use number one waiver spot on gronkowski ? Im leaning yes

    I have waller at TE already and would be playing keep away on gronk and trying to package deal him

    My wr julio jones davante adams kupp jefferson covid sanders ir jeffry
    My rb gurley henry montgomery murray moss fournette covid michel ir coleman

    I guess i have limited needs so it wouldnt be a terrible idea but id also love to keep the #1 waiver slot for a RB later

    • Barker says:
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      Also who to drop

      Moss or murray

      Leaning murray

      • MB

        MB says:
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        Moss
        Murray has more worth it Kamara goes down than Moss does if singletary gets hurt

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Grab Gronk, his value could be huge in a couple weeks. Also good waller insurance

  16. William Hung says:
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    I just pulled off a trade for a couple of injured guys: Michael Thomas and Kenyan Drake for Boston Scott and Jared Cook. The team in last place is desperate for points due to injuries, so saw an opening with Scott expected to score a bunch if he plays v. Dallas. If the trade goes through, my team will be the following for W8:

    QB – Drop Justin Jackson for waiver QB
    RB – Montgomery, Lindsay
    WR – Tee Higgins, Cooper Kupp
    TE – Hurst
    FLEX – Ruggs
    Bench:
    RB – Drake, Edmonds
    WR – Godwin, Antonio Brown, Michael Thomas
    IR – Goedert

    The glaring need is that I am relying on Lindsay to pass his concussion protocol… who is my first drop for that 2nd RB spot in my starting lineup?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      nice trade!

      first drop would be Ruggs if you can afford it, if not, Antonio Brown

  17. JC says:
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    Couple of odd trade scenarios for you. I remain concerned about the Pats D especially come playoff time. Actually thinking of carrying two defenses since almost all my key guys have had their byes. I am a slightly unlucky 5-2 (Dak, Cook injury week cost me) so think playoffs are there for me in my 12 teamer. standard scoring. Here is my team and the offers my scouts have brought back:

    Tannehill
    Cook, Taylor, Gaskin
    Golladay, Julio
    Waller
    Pats
    Bench: Kelley, Mattison, Boyd, Crowder, Patrick, Slayton

    1. His Bears for Slayton…hard to imagine Slayton seeing the field behind my 4 other WR.
    2. His Bucs for Boyd or Crowder. Love the Bucs and their playoff schedule but I feel like these are good receivers.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    Playoff Schedule
    Bears….Houston, at Vikes, at Jax
    Bucs…..Vikes, at Atl, at Lions

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Id give up Julio or Crowder, but definitely not Boyd

      First target would be Bucs

      • JC says:
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        Also was offered 49ers and Deebo for Pats and Slayton. Doubt Deebo helps me so likely an injured 49ers D vs Pats D.

        Playoff schedule:

        49ers…vs Wash, at Cowboys, at Cards
        Pats…..at Rams, at Fins, vs Bills
        Thanks!

        • JC says:
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          Skipped!

  18. Skufer says:
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    Do I offer my Cole Beasley for Marquise Brown ? Beasley is doing good but how long can it last.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Its worth a try, but I doubt he nets Hollywood

  19. iknowitsalongshotbutwhatdoyouthink says:
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    keeper league trade:

    Give: $4 tua, $1 mark andrews, $2 DJ chark, $6 Antonio brown, $9 baker mayfield, $30 saquon barkely

    Get: Chris godwin (cant keep), Gronk ($8) , matt ryan, drew brees, antonio gibson ($28)

    my team: qb: watson/mayfield/tua
    rb:sanders/scott/freeman/dobbins/ deejay dallas
    wr: hopkins/robinson/chark/fulgham/mike williams/antonio brown
    te: andrews

    you can keep 3 guys/year; i’d still be able to keep: $10 sanders/$3 dobbins and maybe antonio gibson for $28? maybe I’ll try to get him to take a $3 dobbins instead of saquon? kind of a long shot. what do you think?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I like your side better, I wouldn’t take it

  20. Slimbo says:
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    hey buddy standard dynasy question

    Jacobs or Ridley/Swift

    thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Ridley/Swift

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