2021 Fantasy Football Week 9 Trade Targets

by Davis Peng
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Welcome to our 2021 Fantasy Football Week 9 Trade Targets for the 2021 Fantasy Football season. 

NFL Week 8 was by far the weirdest week of the season, with backup QBs winning against big teams and the unstoppable Derrick Henry officially being out for foot surgery.

It's time to buckle down and 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. If you missed out on last week's article, you could catch it here.

So let's get this started and talk about 2021 Fantasy Football Week 9 Trade Targets. I'll cover buy-low, buy-high targets, as well as players I am looking to sell.

2021 Fantasy Football Week 9 Trade Targets

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Buy Low Targets

Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns

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Right now, the Browns aren't doing too well. Baker Mayfield barely broke 200 yards in passing yardage, and Jarvis Landry had a rough week with his middling yardage and a fumble loss. 

The good news for Landry is that he had a 33% target share on the week. Three out of the four last games, he has had five or more receptions for middling yardage. 

Landry is a focal point of the passing attack on the team, a gadget player who is utilized all over the field. 

This isn't a league-winning trade, but if you need a plug-and-play low-end flex or more depth for your team. You could do much worst than Landry.

Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

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Mike Williams is currently underperforming after having a hot start to the season. With having the bye week and having back-to-back bad games.

Williams has been substantially useless to Fantasy Managers for three weeks now. As a result, I can see Fantasy Managers across leagues starting to panic and second-guessing whether to trade away Williams.

I would give it a go and try to buy him while you can. Chargers past two games were against solid defenses in the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots.

Over the next four weeks, the only stout defense the Chargers face is the Pittsburgh Steelers. I expect a bounce-back for Williams over the upcoming weeks.

This buy low also applies to Justin Herbert.

Buy High Targets

Diontae Johnson, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Diontae Johnson is coming into a bye week, and I know this isn't something people want to pay for.

Hear me out, though; there is no better buy high time than when a player is unavailable to play for non-injury reasons.

Johnson is one of seven players that average ten targets or more per game every week. Johnson is Ben Roethlisberger's favorite target, and it's not even close.

To top it off, Johnson is catching a good amount of those targets and is averaging 18 points per game this season in PPR formats.

Buyer beware, Johnson is an injury-prone player but is possibly one of the best fantasy assets in PPR when on the field.

Damien Harris, RB, New England Patriots

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Damien Harris is currently being overlooked in the Fantasy community. Harris is by no means a PPR star, but he is a weekly RB2 with upside.

He has been a fantasy asset, finishing with an average of 90 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown per week.

Head coach Bill Belichick will continue to put Harris into good situations, thus allowing fantasy relevancy. Treat Harris as if he is this season's, LeGarrette Blount.

There is a good chance that the Fantasy Manager in your league doesn't know what they have in Harris. So send out an offer and snag Harris while you can.

Sell High Players

Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

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Tyler Boyd goes from last week's article from sell low to now sell high. Boyd is a talented player, and he is part of a high-powered offense. It's hard not to believe in him having big weeks.

My only general concern with him is that he plays fourth fiddle behind Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Joe Mixon

Boyd has one game where he broke over 80 yards, with five games finishing under 40 yards. I expect him to continue to have approximately six targets a week, but the yardage isn't likely to be that high. 

Take this good game from Boyd and sell high while you can.

Chuba Hubbard, RB, Carolina Panthers

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The best window to trade Chuba Hubbard was weeks ago when Christian McCaffery initially sustained his injury.

There is always value in trading away a proven handcuff. Especially this season with many running backs going down. Trade Hubbard to the CMC manager while you can.

Hubbard is nothing more than a pot sweetener until further notice. So trade him while you can; don't drop him.

Sell Low Players

DeVonta Smith, WR, Philadelphia Eagles

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Devonta Smith is rostered in most leagues, but he has been quite the dud this season. I don't blame Smith for this. Instead, I blame his QB Jalen Hurts as he isn't a prolific passer.

This has affected Smith as a viable weekly fantasy starter. Smith, in his last three games, has eight catches for 107 total yards. He's not a boom-bust, not a PPR option, and realistically he is a stash or a waiver wire player.

He has big-name value for a rookie, and there is bound to be somebody in your league who is willing to take a chance on him as he is the "WR1" for the Eagles.

Smith hasn't caught a touchdown since Week 1, and I don't believe he will see many more as the season goes on. So get out of the Eagles pass catcher business and move on.

Antonio Gibson, RB, Washington Football Team

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Antonio Gibson has been a letdown this season, currently battling a hairline fracture in his shin. His workload is likely to be minimal as long as he is injured.

Gibson has only rushed more than 70 yards once and broken 100 yards from scrimmage twice on the season. Both games were before Week 4.

The Washington Football Team is expected to be playing from behind in a majority of their games. The pass-catching role belongs to J.D. McKissic and him only.

Gibson still carries name value, and if I had him in any of my leagues, I would do my best to pawn him off to someone else.


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