Fantasy Trade Value: Week 13 buy-low, sell-high targets, stock watch ahead fantasy playoffs

Written By James Grande

Most fantasy football regular season are coming to an end, but not every league has a trade deadline. Even if they do, it could be just before their fantasy playoffs begin. Some situations have really shaped up, making certain players more or less valuable for the remainder of the year. Let’s get into the values some of these buy-low/sell-high guys and do a little stock watch on potential waiver wire adds/drops ahead of Week 13.

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Now is not the time to stand pat and rest on your laurels. If you're not making moves and planning ahead, someone else in your league is. Just because a player has helped you get to this point doesn't mean they'll help you win a championship -- which is what the past three-plus months have been all about.

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Fantasy Trade Value: Buy low

Cameron Brate, TE, Buccaneers. It was no surprise to see Brate get into the end zone with Jameis Winston back at the helm this past week. Brate has scored four touchdowns this season, and three have come by the arm of Winston. O.J. Howard has been placed on injured reserve, vaulting Brate into the starting spot for the remainder of the year. This is someone who had 14 touchdowns over the past two seasons in a regular role. The position as a whole is seemingly getting worse each and every week, as TEs are dropping like flies, and Brate could easily become a TE1 the rest of the way.

Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots. I wonder if people forgot how good of a player Edelman is due to the four-game suspension he faced to start the year. If you’re in a PPR format, try to get him yesterday. Edelman is averaging 8.7 targets per game and has at least 12 points in every game he’s played in PPR leagues. This past week broke a three-week stretch of at least 10 targets, yet he went for four receptions, 84 yards and a trip into the promised land to make up for it. If you’re stacked at RB and looking for a high-end WR2/borderline WR1, look to make a move for Brady’s favorite target right about now.

Week 13 Rankings:
Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | Kicker

Fantasy Football Trade Value: Sell high

John Ross, WR, Bengals. Ross has scored a touchdown in three consecutive games, and that definitely has something to do with A.J. Green’s injury. With Green likely coming back within the next couple of weeks, if not for Week 13, it’s time to move Ross. Ross becomes the third option in receiving corps as soon as Green returns. Ross has actually scored four times over his last five games, which is the selling point you can use when looking to move him. Hopefully your trade partner doesn't factor in the downgrade from Andy Dalton to Jeff Driskel at QB.

Mark Ingram, RB, Saints. This could actually apply to anybody on the Saints because it’s only a matter of time before the they clinch and their backups are seeing a majority of the snaps. We also saw the downside of Ingram this past week -- if he’s not getting into the end zone, his yardage totals might not be enough for him to pay off. Four of the Saints final five games are against teams ranked in the top 10 in run defense. It’s not a bad idea to look to see what you get for a player with tough matchups who could see a limited role in a few weeks.

WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiverTight end

Fantasy Stock Watch: Moving up

Matt Breida, RB, 49ers. Health -- lack thereof -- has clearly been Breida’s bugaboo, but he’s been able to stay in one piece over his last two games, going over 100 yards in each. He’s also been a productive pass catcher over the past two seasons and flashed that sort of upside over his past two games, catching at least three passes and 30 yards in both. Breida is now averaging 5.8 yards per carry and is 11th in the league in total rushing yards. He’s a strong RB2 for the remainder of the year.

Fantasy Football Stock Watch: Moving down

Alshon Jeffery, WR, PHI. Since the Eagles went out and acquired Golden Tate, Jeffrey’s productivity has fallen off a cliff. His targets have gone from eight to five to three in those three games. It’s not only the addition of Tate that’s impacted him, however, as the Eagles have begun to be more impactful on the ground. The Eagles ran the ball 29 times compared to 28 throws last week, and only three of those throws went Jeffrey’s way. With most of Carson Wentz’s passes headed toward Zach Ertz anyway, Jeffrey is being phased out of the offense. It’s time you make a move and trade Jeffrey while you can.

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