Welcome to our Week 7 Trade Targets for the 2021 Fantasy Football season.
We are getting closer to the halfway mark. Quick PSA to make moves while you can, the NFL Trade Deadline will be here quicker than you think!
As a reminder, 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 7 Trade Targets. I'll cover buy-low, buy-high targets, as well as players I am looking to sell.
2021 Fantasy Football Week 7 Trade Targets
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Buy Low Targets
Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington Football Team
The QB-proof WR Terry McLaurin makes my buy low this week. This week, we were expecting a shootout sensation between two bad defenses in the Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Football team. Instead, we got a one-sided beatdown and many fantasy disappointments from the WFT. Mclaurin has been disappointing, but he will have fantasy relevancy for the rest of the season. He is receiving an average of nine targets per game.
The expectation of consistency that McLaurin was expected to have needs to be toned back. McLaurin should be viewed as a WR2 with a boom-bust potential week to week from a fantasy perspective. So send out those trades and get McLaurin low while you can.
Chris Godwin WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Before the season began, I never thought that Chris Godwin would make the buy-low targets. He is an all-around great WR and could easily be a WR1 in fantasy if he was on a different team. That being said, the fact right now is he is underperforming from a fantasy aspect. Currently sharing targets with Antonio Brown, Mike Evans, Leonard Fournette, Cameron Brate, and OJ Howard.
So why am I recommending buying Godwin? It all comes to the fact that he does have a consistent floor. Averaging seven targets in the last four weeks, five catches a game, and 50+ receiving yards per game. Godwin has a solid base, and every weapon on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while Tom Brady is under center, can get a touchdown. Trade for Godwin if the price is right and treats him as a low-end WR2/flex-play.
Buy High Target
Leonard Fournette, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
This is a tough pill to swallow for the fantasy community, but Leonard Fournette is fantasy-relevant this season. On the season, he is currently RB11, and it's probably being overlooked in your leagues. Fournette, as of right now, should be viewed as an RB2. If the manager in your league is trying to dump off Fournette, I would be willing to listen. Do not pay an RB1 price for him but do not lowball when trying to obtain Fournette.
Although Fournette doesn't look great on film, he has a few things going for him that make him worth buying. Fournette currently averages four catches a game and 35 receiving yards per game. In a PPR format, Fournette averages 7.5 points per game without even having to run the ball. Although Fournette's rushing yards haven't breached 100 this season, it doesn't matter because he is breaching 100 yards from scrimmage.
Sell High Players
Kenyan Drake, RB, Las Vegas Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders made a huge statement this past weekend when they decimated their division rivals even while having a coaching change. This past week, Kenyan Drake was one of the many beneficiaries, putting up two touchdowns and 73 scrimmage yards on six touches. The efficiency is astonishing for sure and probably helped people win in their DFS lineup this past weekend. That being said, I doubt this is replicable anytime soon and should be treated as such. So trade away Drake to a manager who believes the Raiders turned over a new leaf.
Courtland Sutton WR, Denver Broncos
Courtland Sutton made a list this week for two reasons. First, Jerry Jeudy is expected to return very soon, which will eat into Sutton's target share. Along with the fact that most of Sutton's fantasy points these past weeks all came in garbage time. The Denver Broncos aren't good, but if Jeudy returns to form, this will make the Broncos a bit more competitive. Without the garbage time, Sutton's ceiling will come down a bit. He will still be fantasy-relevant, but I doubt it's at the tune of 20 points a week.
Sell Low Players
Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Tyler Boyd makes a list this week for Sell Low Players. I am a fan of Boyd, but he just hasn't been consistent this season. Burrow doesn't want a safety net this season, which is what Boyd was meant to be. I believe there will be some excellent PPR weeks for Boyd but predicting the win that will occur is a headache on its own. Trade Boyd away while you can. There is someone bound to think that they are getting a good deal.
Myles Gaskin, RB, Miami Dolphins
Why is Myles Gaskin being started at this point, let alone rostered by a majority of leagues? The Miami Dolphins do not have a run game in any shape or form. I would move Gaskin as soon as possible or drop him into the waiver wire. Save yourself from more trouble and move on immediately.
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