2021 Fantasy Football Week 3 Trade Targets

by Davis Peng
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Welcome to our Week 3 Target Trades for the 2021 Fantasy Football season. With Week 2 of the NFL season officially behind us, it's time to make adjustments if you took a serious injury on your team. But, even better, this is an opportunity to take advantage of a team that is 0-2 with injuries.

However, if you're on the 0-2 side, it is still early in the season. Avoid making any panic trades as we still have more weeks to come. You still have plenty of time to turn your season around.

So let's get this started and talk about 2021 Fantasy Football Week 3 Trade Targets. I'll cover buy-low, buy-high targets, as well as players I am looking to sell.

2021 Fantasy Football Week 3 Trade Targets

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Buy Low Targets

Allen Robinson, WR, Chicago Bears

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I am currently experiencing deja vu right now. *checks notes* Yup, I did write about Allen Robinson being a buy-low target in Week 3 of the 2020 season. Well, here we are again because some things never change. Fantasy managers currently rostering Allen Robinson are probably panicking right now. They are either 0-2 or 1-1, and the blame is gonna go to their 3rd round draft pick that is averaging ten points a game in PPR formats. Now you toss in the QB conundrum with Andy Dalton/Justin Fields. Who knows what can happen? Do you see what I mean about Deja Vu? This was the same situation as last season, and Robinson finished with 100 receptions and over 1200 yards. I see this as the opportune time to obtain a WR1 for non WR1 prices.

Whether you believe Dalton or Fields is the QB for this team, the one thing we all know is it takes time to get acclimated to a system, get in rhythm with your team, and build chemistry with your wide receivers. Robinson's stats are currently suffering from this, but at the end of the day, Robinson has the track record of a WR1. Robinson is going to be fantasy-relevant this season as he always is; go get him.

David Montgomery, RB, Chicago Bears

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Back-to-back Chicago Bear players!? I promise you, I am not a Bears homer. David Montgomery had a great Week 1, then had a pedestrian Week 2 against a struggling Cincinnati Bengals team. Nevertheless, I am targeting Montgomery this week because he has averaged 20 touches the last two weeks. He alleviates pressure from the struggling Bear's QBs. Whether it's Dalton or Fields, the coaching staff knows they need to keep Montgomery's legs churning to help their QB.

To top it off, the lack of competition from Montgomery's backups will ensure that the rushing workload will stay consistent. The only thing that does scare me right now is that Fields may limit the upside of Montgomery due to his ability to run the ball. However, if Fields does end up being the starter for the rest of the season, expect a few goal-line touchdowns to be vulture by Fields.

Buy High Target

D.J. Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers

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I know that paying a high price for a player never feels good, but shelling out is okay sometimes. You pay high now because you are anticipating this player to get you wins in the playoffs and the championship. DJ Moore is the receiver on the roster from the Carolina Panthers that you want. Back-to-back weeks with 80 receiving yards and 8+ targets, there isn't much to say besides that he is worth trading high for. The best part about DJ Moore is that you can argue that his team will make him lackluster. Just say these lines to the Fantasy Manager: "Christian McCaffrey is the main weapon in Carolina, Robby Anderson has past chemistry with Sam Darnold, Darnold isn't even good." That, along with a solid offer, should be enough to get the Fantasy Manager to trade Moore to you.

Sell High Player

Courtland Sutton WR, Denver Broncos

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In no way am I saying Sutton won't continue to produce, but what I am saying is that you have possibly the best narrative to get an upgrade. Say it with me "Jerry Jeudy is out for most of the season, and Sutton is the main weapon. He got twelve targets and 159 receiving yards. He is Teddy Bridgewater's go-to guy". Leave the lack of touchdowns and the fact that he was facing the Jaguars out. If you can't get an upgrade at one of your positions, don't worry about it because Sutton is still likely going to be productive. I believe it may come down a bit when Jeudy returns in 4 – 6 weeks.

Sell Low Players

DJ Chark / Laviska Shenault / James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars

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DJ Chark, Laviska Shenault and James Robinson are currently rostered at approximately 80%+ of leagues. This means the majority of Fantasy Managers find value in them. All are coming off bad weeks, but both have either had past production or some form of usage. Where it be targets or overall touches. Usually, that would be enough for me to tell you to keep these players, but the Jaguars are a complete mess right now. I have zero faith in Urban Meyer to figure it out. This is a dead offense at the same level as last year's Jets.

Sure, someone will produce weekly, but this team might just sustain one weekly relevant fantasy player, and that is looking to be Marvin Jones Jr. The Jaguars did face a good defense this week in the Denver Broncos, but unless I am in a really deep league. I cannot find myself ever having confidence in starting these three players, even in a bind. Someone out there is going to think they are fleecing you for your "starters." So get rid of them while they still have some value.

Laviska Shenault will be getting an MRI on Monday for his shoulder, be mindful of this news as this will affect his value if he misses time.

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