With week 9 looming ahead, we’re now in the home stretch of the fantasy football season. At this point, trade motivations become more clear. Do you need that final piece to make the playoffs? Or are you comfortably in the playoffs, and just looking to shore up your team? Whatever your reasons, here are 3 players to look at while negotiating your trades this week.
Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver
Denver passing game hasn’t been great as of late. Despite that, Emmanuel Sanders has cemented himself as the team’s top threat at wide-out. He has been targeted on approximately 33% of his routes, and has 11 more targets than any other Bronco. It’s clear that his style of play is much more complementary towards Siemian than that of Demaryius Thomas.
Unfortunately for Sanders, he has not scored a touchdown since week 4. If you are desperate for wins to get you into the playoffs, Sanders could be a great target. He faces Oakland and New Orleans over the next two weeks, has his bye and then faces an easier than average remaining schedule.
Corey Coleman, WR, Cleveland
Coleman showed promise before breaking his hand early in the season. The emergence of Terrelle Pryor may lower his value even more in the eyes of some. However, an argument could be made that Pryor will help open the game up for Coleman down the stretch.
Fortunately for Coleman, Cody Kessler is looking to make triumphant returns from injury. Josh McCown has also proven to be a viable quarterback in the past. His schedule is also good, as the remainder of his schedule allowing approximately 37 points per game. With the Browns playing catch-up football, Coleman could be a very intriguing target for a playoff contending team.
Dennis Pitta, TE, Baltimore
This is going to seem like a less obvious player to acquire. Pitta has a bye week this week, which should make him cheap (or free if you’re lucky). He also has not blown the doors off of his fantasy owners lately, but has remained a key part of the Raven’s offense. The defenses he will face have allowed 18th most points to the tight end position thus far, which is considered the best remaining schedule for a tight end by Scout Fantasy. He is a good player to acquire If you an afford to wait until playoffs to appreciate his powers.
With that, my brief trade target article draws to an end. Best of luck down the home stretch. As always, you can find me on twitter as @MikeTFR