The waiver wire is a blast every week but nothing feels the same as pulling off a trade! Finding the right compensation can be tough and coming to an agreement is even harder. While we would all love to trade for Justin Jefferson, these articles are based around players that with the right compensation, are attainable. Each week throughout the season, I'll give you three buy and sell candidates.
Najee Harris, RB
Najee was going to have trouble like any other RB facing the 49ers defense. His team getting buried early on and forced to abandon the run didn't help. He only had 6 carries and was on the field for 52% of snaps. That is going to scare Najee owners and they'll be looking to get out. The Steelers were last in rush attempts and only ran the ball 10 times which was 7 less than the next team. Now is the time to buy low. He averaged 5.2 yards per rush which was ahead of guys like Pollard, Jones, and Barkley. The preseason concerns with Najee are heightened and with a positive game against the divisional Browns (who he has scored double digit points against in every match up in his career), it could be too late if you wait.
Garrett Wilson, WR
The Rodgers hype and injury were incredibly public and it is confirmed that Rodgers is now out for the season. There are plenty of people who drafted Wilson higher than they would have liked due to the Rodgers arrival and are now scrambling. Wilson was the QB 21 last season and will have a Zach Wilson with an off season and in season mentoring from Aaron Rodgers now. I'm not hitting the panic button, I'm doubling down. A high upside WR and a flex RB/RB 2 could probably land you a solid receiver.
Tyler Higbee, TE
The receivers stole the show last week but Higbee silently saw the most snaps of any TE in the league last week at 74 snaps or 91% of the total team offensive snaps. He only had 3 targets but the Rams also ran 40 times which was tied for the most attempts in the league. This game was in hand fairly quick and Stafford was able to break the new guys in. In a game when it comes to crunch time, he'll be looking for his proven guy who are on the field. Kupp returning doesn't worry me.
Honorable Mention: Tee Higgins, Dallas Goedert
Derrick Henry, RB
The days of Henry recording a crazy number of carries and yards is over. Henry only saw the field for 48% of the snaps which was less than his backup Tyjae Spears. Isiah Pacheco saw more snaps than Henry did in a game that ended perfectly fitting his game script at 16-15. He saw 0 third down snaps making the issue worse. Henrys 119 yards is going to hide his lack of traditional involvement. The Titans are clearly cutting back his workload and he carries high injury risk with his age. Send him to a RB needy team and get a high end receiver before it's too late.
Drake London, WR
I want to make it very clear that I don't care that London got zero points last week. So did Higgins and Goedert listed in the buy section. London was on the field for 90% of the snaps in a game they were trailing in and only saw one target? The Falcons only threw the ball 18 times for 115 yards. There isn't enough yardage or pass attempts to go around in this offense to make anyone worth anything. The Falcons showed they are committed to running the ball with Bijan and Allgeier. I would get what I can for London before he drops any further.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB
Trade the top scoring QB from week 1?! Absolutely. The reason isn't like the ones listed above. Tua threw for 466 yards and 3 TDs with an elite looking Tyreek Hill. People love having the highest scoring QB and you can cash in now while he is as hot as can possibly be after an expected barn burner against the Chargers. If you could sell Tua for a mid range QB and a RB/WR piece to add depth to your squad and make your team more complete, I would do that in a heartbeat.
Honorable Mention: Josh Jacobs, Deebo Samuel
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