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. The guys you want to sell high on.
Jay Ajayi barely qualifies as a sell high candidate at this point. That would imply that he has done anything of value. He’s only broken 100 yards once this year. Because that is what he does. He is a boom or bust guy who is in an offense that appears busted. I actually expect him to have a good game this week, but I am not optimistic about his long term outlook this season. This is a guy I would be looking to get off my team as quickly as possible.
Lamar Miller had an outstanding game in week four, rushing for 75 yards and 1 touchdown, and then catching another 4 passes for 56 yards and 1 touchdown. Miller owners must be breathing a sigh of relief. But that breath will end up being the dying gasp of your fantasy roster if you don’t get rid of him soon. His snap counts have been steadily declining all season and that trend is very likely to continue, as D’Onta Foreman eats into his carries. Get rid of him before he puts up another dude.
While I think Cohen is going to remain a solid RB2 prospect the rest of the year, especially in PPR leagues, I think he is a guy whose value is only going to go down. He is still in a time share with Jordan Howard and is seeing significantly less snap counts. While I think he’ll be productive, he will also be frustratingly inconsistent the rest of the way. So let someone else deal with that headache and see if you can upgrade your roster in the process.
Thompson had a down week in week four, and if I had written a trade article in week four, he would’ve been on that list. Even with the down week, he still has value. He got shut down by the Kansas City Chiefs, along with the rest of the Washington Redskins. You can use that as a talking point as you try to move him. Just try to move him as quickly as possible. The Redskins are limiting his touches, which limits his effectiveness. But packaging him with another player could get you a nice upgrade somewhere on your roster.