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2020 Fantasy Football Week 10 Trade Targets


Welcome to my 2020 Fantasy Football Week 10 Trade Targets article!

I can’t believe ten weeks have gone by already. This is generally the time where most leagues have their trade deadline. This is the last week to get players off your opponent’s team and make that playoff push. If your team is already strong, don’t overthink it and tinker away a winning roster. It’s not all about the big names, it’s about the final production. Look at the bye weeks, future schedules, and, if possible, check on the weather! 

As a reminder, this list isn’t a guarantee of value return, but these are players to put on your radar. As this is a trade deadline week, I won’t be breaking this into buy low, buy high, or sell high. This will be players I am looking to try and get for the rest of the season. I won’t be stating the prominent players such as Dalvin Cook or Davante Adams. You’re better than that, so let’s delve a little bit deeper and looking for people who may be traded.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 10 Trade Targets

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Wide Receiver Trade Targets

Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears

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Allen Robinson is a top tier talent but isn’t hitting his ceiling because of trash quarterbacks year after year. Whether it is Blake Bortles, Mitchell Trubisky, or Nick Foles, it’s always been bad for Robinson. Well, you’re wondering, why am I telling you to take Robinson if he has trash cans throwing at him?

For me, it comes down to the matchup he has along with targets. If the Chicago Bears want to make the playoffs, they will have to feed the ball to their best weapon in Robinson. Currently tied for second in targets at the wide receiver position, so we know his quarterback is looking his way. In a PPR format, it’s hard not to see the value that Robinson has. This is one of the few players I can see be traded for fair value this week to top it off.

Another reason to trade for Robinson is that he has favorable matchups from Week 13 to Week 16. He is facing off against the Lions, Houston, Vikings, and Jacksonville in this order. Each of these games (except Week 13) will be in favorable weather, and each game could lead to a shootout for the Bears. Remember, this is a team on the verge of making the playoffs. Target Robinson as a WR2 to flex play and try to capitalize on the playoff matchups.

Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams

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I usually wouldn’t have recommended Robert Woods, but he has produced points this season. Currently WR11 on the season, it’s not pretty, but he’s getting it done. Whether it’s a receiving or rushing touchdowns, he’s getting them and is still the primary weapon I want on the Rams. The stat-line of 436 receiving yards isn’t great, but the usage touchdowns and gadget plays may make up for this shortcoming. I’m still not confident in Jare Goff, but at least it’s not Nick Foles.

So why is Woods a target to trade for? This goes back to matchups for the playoffs and overall production. Woods is a talented wide receiver and makes the most of targets and rushing attempts. Through Weeks 13 to 16, he faces the Cardinals, Patriots, Jets, and Seahawks. Three out of those four games could be a buffet for Woods as long as Seattle isn’t pouring rain.

Brandin Cooks, Houston Texans

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I spoke about the Houston offense last week, and I will specifically talk about Brandin Cooks today. In his previous four games, his targets are 12, 9, 9, and 9 for a total of 38 targets in four games. Cook’s targets and production has done a complete 180 in comparison to his first four weeks. I will say I am not overly excited about Cook’s schedule in the playoffs, but it doesn’t matter. Any game the Texans are involved in will end up as a shootout because their defense is atrocious. Ask the Jaguars – they can tell you this first hand.

The Cooks owner may not view him favorably, but we need to consider Cooks as an every-week flex play with upside at minimum.

Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns

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I know I know, Jarvis Landry!? I get it; Landry has been unproductive for most of the season. We can pin it on Baker Mayfield, Landry, the scheme, or the fact that it’s the Browns. Picking up Landry is more of a wait and see kind of situation. We have only seen one game without Odell Beckham, and Landry had 11 targets in that game. Landry was Mayfield’s red-zone go-to guy receiving four targets in the end zone and losing a touchdown to a minor bobble.

Coming off a bye and having a returning Nick Chubb, this offense will finally have a consistent point of attack, and both Landry and Mayfield are going to benefit from it. Landry most likely won’t be a season-winning pick-up but it’s depth that will most likely cost you nothing. Landry is talented, has the opportunity, and has favorable matchups in Week 13 against the Titans, Week 15 against the Giants, and Week 16 against the Jets.

Running Back Trade Targets

Todd Gurley, Atlanta Falcons

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People cringe when I bring up Todd Gurley as the RB5 on the season. It hasn’t been efficient, but it doesn’t have to be at the end of the day. It’s all about the points. Most of the time, a top-five running back would be impossible to trade for, but Gurley doesn’t have that untouchable feel. Every week I see people asking who they should trade Gurley for. This isn’t the right way to do it, in my opinion, and that is why he is a trade target. Treat Gurley as if he was 2016 LeGarrette Blount: under 4 yards a carry but will most likely total for a little bit over 1,000 yards from scrimmage and have double-digit touchdowns.

It doesn’t have to be pretty, but it’s all about that final box score. Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Matt Ryan are going to do 90% of the work. All Gurley needs to do is fall into the endzone. Gurley’s upcoming schedule isn’t favorable, but it doesn’t matter as the offense isn’t based around Gurley. He will get his 20 touches a week and his chances at the redzone. At the end of the day, that’s all you can ask for. Gurley’s value should be borderline RB1, but I feel you can get him for less than his production.

Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks

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Chris Carson owners have got to be frustrated not to have their dominating running back in their lineup. They might even be to the point where they are on a 50/50 shot at playoffs. This is a tough person to want to trade for as his injury and return time is ambiguous. At the current pace of recovery, we might not see a fully healthy Carson until around Week 12.

I am recommending people to trade for Carson because all his touches have been hyperefficient. From Week 1 to Week 5, Carson was the RB5. Even after not participating in four games, he is still RB15 on the year. Before the injury occurred, Carson had 17 touches per game at a pace of 4.9 yards per rush attempt and at least three receptions per game. Unlike Todd Gurley, he doesn’t just need to fall into the end zone to make his points. If Carson returns, he will be someone that can help you win the championship in the playoffs. He is in a top three offense that is going to be in high scoring games every week.

Darrell Henderson Jr., Los Angeles Rams

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I’ve written about Henderson in the past, and even after the bye week, I still consider him an every week coin flip. You know he could be as high as an RB1 and as low as a flex play. You will get production from him, but it will depend on Sean Mcvay’s play calling and the offense being consistent enough to perform. A touchdown-dependent RB1 like Henderson isn’t a hot ticket buy for most players but he’s still RB16 on the season and is more consistent than players such as Jonathan Taylor, Ronald Jones, and David Montgomery.

As I pointed out regarding Robert Woods, the upside about Henderson is that he will be facing some weak defenses in the playoffs with the major games being in Weeks 15 and 16 against the New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks respectively. Even if there is inclement weather in Seattle, it most likely won’t affect Henderson.

Quarterback Trade Targets

Ryan Tannehill, Tennesee Titans

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A trade target for me last week, I am putting Tannehill back on this list. As expected, he didn’t perform too well against the Chicago Bears. We all saw this coming. Check out the article here to see what I wrote about last week. To keep it short and straightforward, Tannehill outperforms when facing poor defenses. He has an extremely favorable schedule from Weeks 14 through Week 16. Tannehill will be facing the Jaguars, the Lions, and the Packers in the playoff matches. If you are hurting at quarterback, Tannehill is an excellent person to aim for that won’t cost you too much.

Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals

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As of right now, Joe Burrow is a borderline QB1 with a few growing pains. That’s fine since we all know he is talented, and he has the potential to put up amazing weeks. Burrow has clearly shown signs of improvement every week and has developed the chemistry with his receiving options to be fantasy relevant. As I said before, I want players that have good schedules and are affordable. Burrow has excellent matchups from Week 11 to Week 16, short of the Miami Dolphins in Week 13 and Steelers in Week 15. We get a preview of what Burrow will be able to do to the Steelers this week, so maybe this narrative changes by then.

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About Davis Peng

I am a Fantasy Football Fanatic, there is no such thing as an offseason to me. Having dabbled in competitive Best Ball the last few years even finishing in the semi finals for Draft Best Ball Championship in 2018 and making it to the second round with numerous teams in 2018/2019. Hoping to shed some light and knowledge for Best Ball players.

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