Fantasy Football Week Five Trade Targets — Buy Low

week five trade targets

As we enter into week five of the fantasy football season, many teams are looking for ways to improve their roster.  If you’ve read up on our guide to initiating fantasy football trades, you should be ready to go.  If you haven’t read it, you are probably doomed to fail,  Don’t sit idly by as your team collapses because you don’t know how to get deals done.  So let’s take a look at my top week five trade targets.  These are the guys you want on your team.

Dec 17, 2015 St. Louis, MO, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 31-23. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Doug Martin

It might already be too late for Doug Martin, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.  Some guys have been holding him for weeks and now that he is back, they might be nervous they held him for nothing.  Personally, I think he is going to go off tonight.  But if he has just an average game, try to make a deal.

Andrew Luck

The Colts are a dumpster fire without Andrew Luck and so are a lot of teams.  At this point, Luck’s value is about as low as it can get.  So if you are streaming quarterbacks or have the roster space, you should make a move. He is finally practicing and he will make it back sometime this year.  It’s easy to forget as he wastes away on the injury report that Luck is one of the most talented quarterbacks in football.  Try to get him for as cheaply as you can.  He is the type of piece that can make for a very nice championship run.

Jordan Howard

Jordan Howard has had a rough start to the season.  The good news is that Mike Glennon will no longer be the quarterback for the Bears.  The reasons I worry about Cohen are the same reasons I am high on Howard.  Jordan Howard is dominating snap counts and the Chicago Bears running attack is the only thing that can scare opposing teams on offense.  They won’t stop running the ball, especially with a rookie quarterback.  While he might not dominate the rest of the way like last year, he should be able to reliably put up high RB2 . low RB1 numbers.  Get him while his price is low.

Amari Cooper

This is my favorite type of player to trade for.  There is no doubt that he has been one of the most disappointing players to date.  But he has a history of putting up low WR1/ high WR2 numbers.  And every one of his owners is just looking for anything to get him off their roster.  You can probably get him for a bench player and wait a few weeks to see if he turns things around.  If not, you lost a little depth.  If he hits though, he could be a core piece for a championship run.