Fantasy Football: Trade Value
By Staff Writer Ryan Gerrity @RyanGerrity:
So far during the fantasy football regular season, week 4 is where the panic starts to set in for some owners. The record for most teams is 1-2 or 2-1 at this point, and the 1-2 owners are looking for that extra edge to get to .500 record again. Every year players always disappoint their owners, but here are some players that have disappointed so far, but I would still trade for. The players that I have chosen may not have gotten off to a great start, but the high end potential for this year is still possible.
1. Marques Colston, WR, New Orleans Saints
The Saints offense has not been as effective with getting many people involved in the action so far this season. Colston only has 14 receptions for 202 yards and 1 touchdown which is not impressive for a top receiver in the Saints offense. The value of Colston is still high, and the potential to still have a productive year is there. If you were going to trade Colston, look to get two players at least with a lower end wide receiver like a Kenbrell Thompkins.
2. David Wilson, RB, New York Giants
David Wilson arguably has had the most disappointing fantasy football season so far this year. He has not done anything to improve his stock, and not improve his chances for more playing time. An actual fantasy football trade involving Wilson was Kenny Stills and Colin Kaepernick were traded for Wilson. The Giants and David Wilson still have a lot of time to prove they can put up rushing numbers.
3. C.J. Spiller, RB, Buffalo Bills
Spiller through three weeks of the regular season has totaled a disappointing 153 yards rushing with zero touchdowns. Brandon Jacobs has more touchdowns than C.J. Spiller so far this year. As an owner Spiller does still have very high potential and value, but do not be afraid to part with a “super-star.” Spiller was probably taken in the first or second round, so normally you may not trade him. However, trading Spiller could give you value of multiple players. Like this actual trade from CBSsports fantasy football league, Spiller was traded for Stevan Ridley, DeAngelo Williams, and Steve Johnson.
4. Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins
Before the fantasy football season started, Lamar Miller was supposed to be the sleeper at running back that shot out of the gate. Well so far he has rushed for 134 yards and 1 touchdown. Miller’s carries are starting to drop off a bit, but he still does have some high end trade value. In a actual trade from CBSsports fantasy football league, Miller was traded for Pierre Thomas, Joique Bell, and Kenbrell Thompkins. That is a lot of value and potential at two positions for Miller.
5. Stevan Ridley, RB, New England Patriots
Stevan Ridley had a double digit touchdown season last year, and this year he is having trouble getting his feet under him. He has rushed for 121 yards on 32 carries and zero touchdowns. After Shane Vereen got hurt, most fantasy owners expected Ridley to get more touches but that was not the case. Ridley’s trade value is diminishing every week that he is on the field not producing with Vereen out. A real trade from CBSsports had Ridley traded for Julian Edelman, which is not the value most owners want from a former 2nd round pick.