We've arrived at week 11: the trading deadline for a lot of fantasy leagues. As such, this may be your last opportunity to make the moves necessary to turn your team from a contender to the top dog in the league. It's time to find value in the league, and sell off the short term success stories on the brink of your lineups.
Once again, Achane is a buy. He will be returning this week, and should get back on the track he was on before his injury in this great matchup against the Raiders.
Brown's first game since Kyler Murray's return wasn't what many - including us - expected. He saw only 4 targets as Trey McBride stole the show. However, I'm not willing to discount the relationship that these two guys have had with each other for years and years now. Brown was a very high end fantasy WR while DHop was out last year, and now that he is not in Arizona at all, the door is open. You can pitch the lack of usage last week, and the poor fantasy performance, to try and pry him away from his owner.
The Internet is making a giant scene of what is going on in Buffalo - from Josh Allen's turnovers, to Trevon Diggs' tweeting, to Ken Dorsey's firing - but I'm just not all that concerned. Sure, the Bills may continue on to lose some games, they may even miss the playoffs. But the Josh Allen/Stefon Diggs connection is - and has always been - elite. Diggs will get his, and he's worth trying to buy low on coming off a down game with these overall team struggles. Diggs is 7th in the league in both average target share (30.6%) and targets per game (10.0.) I trust him to get it right.
This one is pretty simple. With Dallas Goedert down, every other Eagle gets a slight boost, but Smith mostly so. We saw it last year when Goedert was hurt, and we'll likely see it again this year.
Kmet has been a surprise in what is a terrible TE market. With Justin Fields set to return, the Bears' offense has some upside again. Buying Kmet as a low end TE1 for playoff pushes.
Cook was temporarily benched after fumbling this week, and although he came back into the game, you can't wait for Buffalo to quit these games they're playing with his and Latavius Murray's usage. Sell Cook based on his upside, as the uncertainty is too much going forward.
John Harbaugh explicitly said that he will be getting Keaton Mitchell more touches on TNF, and this puts Edwards in a similar boat as James Cook. No time is left to wait for uncertain backfields to sort themselves out, and Gus - despite having some great weeks recently - is a casualty of this phenomenon.
Cooper's splits with vs. without Deshaun Watson are extremely telling, and now that Watson is done for the year, I'm off the Cooper ship. To make matters worse, it seems like Cleveland is going with Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who greatly struggled last time out, over PJ Walker. Until DTR settles down, Cooper has next to no value. Even if/when the rookie is comfortable, Cooper's production is going to be uncertain and inconsistent.
We've been seeing it for weeks: Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle are Brock Purdy's guys. And even when the ball is not going to them, it's going to CMC. There are too many mouths to feed in SF, and Deebo will most often be the odd one out. Selling to get away from this inconsistency.
This one's simple. Hockenson's been super productive with Justin Jefferson out, and Jefferson is now back. Don't sell him lower than he is worth, but Hockenson will have a much tougher time being the projected TE1 every week.
Pollard's roller coaster season continued this week vs the Giants. You won't get proper value for trading him, so hold onto him. The upside will continue to be there.
Gibbs is on fire, and he's a guy you should be holding onto based on all the info we have right now. Even with Montgomery returning last week, Gibbs produced, and this backfield looks like the Lions' backfield of last year that held up both Jamaal Williams and D'Andre Swift last year. This very high end production may just be sustainable.
Matthew Stafford is coming back this week, so Kupp should be a full go moving forward. He's 2nd in the league in average target share at 32.3%, and is still this team's WR1.
CJ Stroud continues to roll on, and Tank Dell is a big part of this offense. With Nico Collins banged up, Dell and Dalton Schultz are the go-to guys for the red hot Stroud.
McBride showed up for fantasy owners in Kyler's first game back, leading the game with 9 targets. He is a mid-TE1 going forward, with the upside to be the number one TE overall any given week.