Fantasy Football Week 7: “Tricky Trade Options”


Jimmy Graham could be a trade option for your fantasy football team. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Another wild week of games and again another week of injuries to some key players on teams. This week presents us with some interesting fantasy football trade options as it might be time to unload some of the depth at a position and see if you can upgrade elsewhere. Many fantasy football owners will be starting to get nervous if they are sitting at 2-4, so now might be the time to swoop in and give them a false sense of achievement by trading for one of their players.

QB – Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles

Foles started the season off relatively hot, but has cooled as of late and is headed into his bye week. Some owners will be searching for more production and a bye week filler. As Lesean McCoy gets back on track so will Foles’ production. Offering a QB2 or RB2/3 might get a deal done. He’s on pace for 4,341 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, and 19 interceptions and still has tons of potential in the Chip Kelly’s offense.  Now is the time to strike.

RB – Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers

Ugh, how many fantasy seasons has Eddie Lacy ruined this year? However, now is the ultimate time to buy low on the second year runner, and as I look at his schedule he has some favorable matchups during playoff season. There might be more than a few fed up owners out there that are willing to flip Lacy for a WR3 or one of the injury fill-in runners.  If your team has established itself as a playoff participant, Lacy’s acquisition could help put you over the top.

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WR – Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals

Floyd has been somewhat of a disappointment this year, but it hasn’t been his fault. When Carson Palmer went down so did Floyd’s production. His overall season numbers are not good, but Floyd and his numbers will have every opportunity to improve with Palmer’s return to the lineup. Floyd’s talent and build for the red zone screams an uptick in production. Look at dealing a stashed RB2/3 for Floyd.

TE – Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints

This one might be a stretch, but Graham is looking at missing at least another game and if an owner is feeling vulnerable, they might be getting anxious for some production. Graham has some absolutely phenomenal matchups coming up and if your stashing a low end QB1 and TE2, dealing for Graham might put you over the edge and on the road to the playoffs.