This week won’t be the typical buy low sell high article.
With the trade deadline either this week or next, much of this article will be showing players to target for a playoff run and players to get rid of.
Get ready for your playoff run by targeting some of these guys, or help your team get to the playoffs by targeting some guys with nice regular seasons schedules.
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If you are in the playoffs already or are a near lock. The following players have good matchups for weeks 14-16
@Rams, vs. 49ers, @Panthers
There are a lot of elite and near elite options here. Matt Ryan and Julio Jones will cost a pretty penny, but should have a great playoff run. I like the passing game more, but it’s hard to overlook having Devonta Freeman or Tevin Coleman for a great matchup against the 49ers in week 15.
Chargers passing game
@Panthers, vs. Raiders, vs. Browns
Philip Rivers and Tyrell Williams are much lower level end players to target. Rivers has had a pretty solid season and heads into his bye this week. Williams is the team’s top option in the passing game and might come at a higher cost after a breakout game this week.
vs. Saints, @Cowboys, @Saints
Winston might be someone you can grab off the waiver wire. In leagues where you are streaming you can’t ask for much better than the Saints twice in three weeks. Doug Martin and Mike Evans are both obvious targets with their skill level and potential success in the Saints matchups.
vs. Chargers, @Redskins, vs. Falcons
Wrote about him last week. Nothing has changed between then and now, other than you might be able to buy him a little lower.
@Colts, vs. Jaguars, vs. Bengals
You might be able to buy a little cheap after potentially getting dinged this week. All three matchups for Miller are great, and while Miller hasn’t been elite this year, he has been getting work every week and is the focal point of the offense.
vs. Bears, @Giants, @Cowboys
He is going to be up and down; it’s just what happens when you are in a run first offense. The matchups and potential game scripts for the playoffs are all good for Bryant who, when targeted, is an elite option.
Now not all of us are lucky enough to have a playoff spot clinched. For those of you fighting for a playoff spot and weeks 11-13 are essentially an extension of the playoffs, here are some guys to help you get in.
@Vikings, @Falcons, vs. Redskins
If you can wait until after the Vikings game to buy, but a lot of trade deadlines will be past by then. The Vikings also haven’t been the elite defense they were at the start of the season. The Falcons are a great matchup for the passing game, and the Redskins are a great matchup for the run game.
vs. Saints, @Raiders, @Seahawks
The first two matchups are great. While the Seahawks are a bit scary, they haven’t been the shut down Seahawks every week. The Saints and Raiders matchups are great for any part of the Panthers offense. It doesn’t hurt that Stewart also has nice playoff matchups.
@Browns, @Colts, vs. Giants
If you can afford to sell the farm for one of the triplets and need to win out to get into the playoffs, they might be the best option out of everyone to help get into the playoffs.
@Bengals, vs. Jaguars, @Raiders
Woods might come off the waiver wire with the Bills coming off of the bye. The Jaguars and Raiders are the matchups you are hoping for here.
vs. Broncos, @Chiefs, @Jaguars
He is an obvious sell high right now anyway. The touchdown rate is unsustainable, and on top of that he has a rough week 14 and 15. If, and odds are you can, you can stash Mariota and start another quarterback those weeks you are set up really nicely for a matchup with the Jaguars for a championship.
vs. Cardinals, @Jets, @Bills
I am not saying sell for anything. Right now Ajayi is a top-10 player. If you can swap him out and get an elite level player like Julio Jones, Le’Veon Bell, or someone else in that elite category I would do it. He has one of the worst playoff matchups of any player.
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