Four weeks of the fantasy football season are over and owners might be looking to deal players who have underachieved so far. Several of these players will likely bounce back and play better as the season progress. You can take advantage of the nervous owners and pickup "buy-low" players. These are fantasy players with high ceilings that you can acquire for less than their actual value. I'll try to keep this list fresh each week, but don't be surprised if some players show up in consecutive weeks. With that in mind, here are 5 trade targets you should buy low on.
Ryan Tannehill, QB, Dolphins
Just hear me out here. I know the Dolphins offense has been awful, but Tannehill is still the 13th best QB this season. He's less than a point per game away from being in the Top 10. There's a good chance his owner is looking to deal him, and you might be able to get him for .50 cents on the dollar. If you're searching for a replacement for Tony Romo, Ben Roethlisberger, or your QB has really struggled (Drew Brees, Matt Stafford, Colin Kaepernick) making a move for a Tannehill could pay off.
Justin Forsett, RB, Ravens
Making a deal a week ago for Forsett would have paid dividends after his 150-yard effort against the Pittsburgh Steelers. While that game will likely cause his owners to exhale and have second thoughts about dealing him, you still might be able to get Forsett for .75 cents on the dollar. If so, pull the trigger. He'll be a solid RB2 for much of the season.
Eddie Lacy, RB, Packers
Lacy might be the toughest player on this list to get cheap. He was likely a high draft pick, and it's tough for owners to deal a player they took early without getting elite talent back. However, if you can get Lacy for 90 percent of his value, make the move. James Starks will get touches throughout the early part of the season, but Lacy is still the workhorse.
Jarvis Landry, WR, Dolphins
After seeing Tannehill, it shouldn't be a surprise that Landry is on this list. While he's outside the top 20 fantasy WRs, he's been targeted more than all but four WRs. Eventually, those targets will result in fantasy points. You can get Landry on the cheap, and he'd be a great flex play each week. Don't be surprised if he plays like a WR2 for much of the season.
Jordan Matthews, WR, Eagles
Matthews is barely playing like a Top 30 WR, but he's being targeted like a Top 20. Plus, he has twice as many targets as any other Eagles wide out. I still believe the Eagles will get their offense turned around, which means Matthews is going to start playing like a high-end WR2 later this season. If you can make a get him for 75 percent of his value, try to deal for him.Back to the Fantasy Football Newsfeed