Fantasy Football Week 4: Tricky Trade Options

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Week four of the NFL season is upon us and already the drama and intrigue of the NFL season is in full effect.  Hopefully your fantasy football team is doing well and your sitting comfortably at the top of the league, or maybe your sitting at the bottom wondering what the heck happened.  One way to possibly improve your team is through a trade. Now is the time to start exploring trades, taking advantage of some owners getting anxious about proven fantasy commodities and their lack of production. It’s also a time to unload players while their stock is high and pick up someone who will still be producing during the fantasy playoffs.  Here’s a look at some players to target for a possible trade.

1. QB – Andrew Luck Indianapolis Colts

Sep 13, 2015; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) looks to throw a pass during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

It’s worth a shot to at least throw out some trade options to acquire Luck, who is around the 20th ranked quarterback in fantasy.  The heir apparent and next greatest quarterback has looked frankly, not good. With owners becoming anxious, offering another QB 1 like Russell Wilson or Matt Ryan could net you Luck. Don’t get sucked into offering too much for Luck, but understand that he will end up a Top 5 quarterback before it’s all said and done.

2. RB- C.J. Anderson Denver Broncos

I will admit that I was a little skeptical of CJ Anderson coming into the year and didn’t target him in any drafts. With that said I didn’t think that he would start the season off this bad. But one’s mans trash can be another mans treasurer. Two thoughts for the poor production are that the Broncos have faced a couple tough fronts and Anderson was battling a toe injury. Don’t expect Anderson to reach RB1 status, but a low end RB2 to high end RB3 is a fair projection.

3. WR – T.Y. Hilton Indianapolis Colts

After signing a contract extension Hilton, along with the Colts offense, has been in a rut to start the year. Last year Hilton was a Top 10 fantasy receiver and this year he has fallen to around the 30th spot. Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton are too talented to remain in this funk, Hilton is getting the targets the production will come. I think there could be some owners who are getting anxious and are looking for more production. Throw out some options like offering Steve Smith Sr. or DeAndre Hopkins and see what comes back.

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