Week 11 Fantasy Football Trade Bait
With four weeks to go in most standard Fantasy Football seasons, a substantial trade could mean the difference between making the playoffs and being left out of the post-season. But be warned, today is the last day you can make trades! Quick!
Another fantasy owner could have that special someone on the bench, that you could trade for. One strategy, would be to target injured players that are being stashed away for the later weeks (Eg. Fred Jackson, Maurice Jones-Drew, Darren Sproles, etc.)
This might seem as a surprise to some, as Jennings is recovering from abdominal surgery, but everybody knows that Jennings when fit and healthy he is the number one target for Aaron Rodgers. Jennings has not played since Week 4, however, it still seems as if he is on target to return in Week 13. Which leaves fantasy owners two weeks in which to utilise Jennings before the fantasy playoffs hit. In my opinion, Jennings make an excellent flex option for your roster. Let me explain.
Firstly, those two games in Weeks 13 & 14 are against Detroit and Minnesota. Not exactly tough defences to play against. Also, as stated earlier, when on the gridiron, Jennings receives the most targets. Secondly, with Jordy Nelson also around for defences to worry about, Jennings does not receive the kind of attention that someone like Calvin Johnson faces each week.
If we also look to his 2011 stats, Jennings scored 9 touchdowns in 13 games and had three games with over 100 yards receiving. In nine of those 13 games, he generated double digit fantasy points. With a total of 143 fantasy points for the season.
If you have room on your roster to stash an injured player on the bench and can be patient for the next couple of weeks, Jennings could be the difference between missing out on the post season or sneaking into the playoffs.
Other Buy-Lows: Darren Sproles (NO) & Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX)
Coming off his best performance in a Panthers’ jersey and leading the Panthers in targets for the second consecutive week with 10 on Sunday. His two red zone touchdowns should encourage fantasy owners, especially given Carolina’s dismal running game this season. However, we all know that when Cam Newton is on song, his favourite target will always be Steve Smith.
Owners of Greg Olsen should take note that last week was only the second game in which he has scored a touchdown. He seems to be far too inconsistent to be starting in your line-up. Probably, a bye week option at best.
In seven out of the nine games he has played to date this season, Olsen has scored less than 10 fantasy points. He is averaging 7.5 points per game and before last week’s monster game that average total was 5.6. His total output of 67.7 points this season pales in comparison to the likes of Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski and Tony Gonzalez.
Another reason to trade Olsen away is the fact that Steve Smith will sooner rather than later, wake up from his slumber and the emergence of Brandon LaFell gives Cam Newton another tantalising option at wide receiver.
Trade Olsen away while you can and you might just get something worthwhile. If you don’t have an elite tight end like Jimmy Graham or the “Gronk”, most tight ends are a dime a dozen.
Other Sell Highs: Denarius Moore (OAK)
That’s it! Don’t forget, trade deadline is today! Quick!