Trade Targets for Week 11 (Fantasy Football)
We are wrapping up Week 10 and looking ahead to Week 11 trade targets to bolster your roster to chase those Foot Clan Titles!
We are at the point now where we will be talking a lot about playoff schedules for both players to trade for and players to trade away. Trade deadlines are fast approaching, so let’s get out there and make some moves to help boost our chances to win it all!
Players to Trade For
It’s been a disappointing season so far for DK Metcalf, as he is currently just the WR37 (33rd in PPG). Part of that has been the lack of touchdowns, as he only has two scores this season. Geno Smith hasn’t been putting up as many fantasy points this season, which has directly impacted Metcalf, who also has to share targets with Tyler Lockett and rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba. The Seahawks seem to have a favorable schedule for Metcalf coming up for the fantasy playoffs, although they are some tough teams. I think this will end up helping Metcalf’s production if they need to throw the ball a lot to keep up, which I do foresee happening. Metcalf should be moderately cheap compared to his usual price, and I think he is worth taking a shot on to add to your roster. He has finished in the top 20 each of the last three seasons, but it has been worse each year, finishing as the WR6 in 2020, WR11 in 2021, and the WR18 in 2022. I expect him to finish as a top-24 wide receiver, so I am adding him to this list of trade targets.
I am listing Bijan Robinson as a buy for those looking to acquire someone to help in the fantasy playoffs. Remember, you may have a headache knowing that Arthur Smith could pull a fast one during playoff time and limit Bijan’s production, but the playoff schedule is too good for me not to attempt to target him in a trade. Bijan did have a good game in Week 10, rushing 22 times for 95 yards and a touchdown. He now heads into a bye week, and just knowing how difficult it’s been to watch the Falcons’ offense manage Bijan’s workload could be enough for the manager to want to move away from him. The Falcons will get the Panthers in Week 15 and the Colts in Week 16, two great matchups for fantasy purposes. Bijan will then go against the Bears to wrap up what could be a special playoff run against defenses that give up a lot of fantasy points to the running back position.
The Rams’ offense has been struggling lately, and both Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua have suffered because of it. Quarterback Matthew Stafford was injured in Week 8 but could be ready in Week 11. If he were to miss, the Rams could potentially start Carson Wentz. While that isn’t the best news, I think Kupp and Nacua will be able to produce fantasy points and get back on track. The Rams also have a good playoff schedule, playing Washington in Week 15 and the Giants in Week 17. Managers could want to pivot off these players because they are tired of dealing with them, but I think that is an opportunity to target them in trades on the low.
Players to Trade Away
In a surprising turn of events in Week 10, Brian Robinson Jr had his second RB1 overall finish of the year. The funny thing is, outside of those two RB1 overall finishes, he has yet to finish higher than RB14. Week 10 was an anomaly for him as he only had eight rushing attempts but caught 6-of-6 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown. Two of his receptions were long gains (51-yard touchdown and 48-yard gain). Robinson hasn’t been much of a factor in the passing game, so I wouldn’t rely on this production to continue. He has only surpassed ten receiving yards in 5-of-10 games but does have three receiving touchdowns. Robinson does have a good matchup in Week 11 against the Giants, so you may be able to wait a week if you can, but after that, he gets Dallas, Miami, and then a bye week before getting the Rams in Week 15 and the 49ers in Week 17. The Rams and 49ers have tough run defenses, so I would try to sell while I can, as Robinson is the current RB4 on the season.
I love Kenneth Walker, which makes listing him as a sell candidate difficult. However, looking ahead at his schedule makes me believe trading him away should be considered. If you need to get some wins now, then it may be even more enticing to move him because he plays against the Rams in Week 11, then follows that up with tough matchups against the 49ers in Week 12 and Cowboys in Week 13. The Seahawks then play the 49ers again in Week 14, then play the Eagles in Week 15 to start the playoffs, and then play the Titans in Week 16. That schedule is a brutal stretch of games against tough run defenses.
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While Walker is talented, he is coming off a big game against the Commanders and should be considered a trade candidate. If you can get a running back near Walker’s talent level with a better schedule, consider making that move. Walker is the current RB6 on the season, so he should be valued highly in trade markets.
I have a third running back to look into selling. James Cook had a decent performance in Week 10 against Denver but seemed to be benched in the first quarter after losing a fumble. Cook doesn’t typically see many carries and hasn’t been involved in the passing game as much as we would hope him to be. Latavius Murray had a breakout game against Denver, rushing for 68 yards and a touchdown on nine carries. Murray may or may not start getting involved more, but it seems the Bills aren’t that high on James Cook, so I would like to sell where possible. Cook is currently the RB17, so he should have modest trade value and could be paired with another asset to upgrade a tier at running back or another position.