When playing fantasy football, one of the most exhilarating aspects of the competition is negotiating trades with the other teams in your league. Whether it involves your friends or family, or random people from around the globe, the feeling is similar when you complete a trade.
With the NFL season already entering Week 8, the fantasy football trade deadline is imminent. Most league’s trade deadlines come in the latter part of November.
In this article, we will pick apart wide receivers who are expendable for the rest of the season. Without wasting any more time, here are the five wide receivers who you should sell-high on before the fantasy football trade deadline.
5. Marvin Jones
Throughout the NFL season, you’re going to have multiple players who have big-time performances out of nowhere. One player who is notorious for having a couple of notable performances every season is Marvin Jones.
Just last week, the Detroit Lions receiver managed to score a whopping 43.3 fantasy points versus the Minnesota Vikings. However, prior to his stellar Week 7 outing, he was extremely inconsistent with the Lions.
Furthermore, Jones had just one game where he scored more than 11 fantasy points. He also had just one receiving touchdown before catching four of them last Sunday.
Jones has a favorable matchup against the New York Giants in Week 8 and the Lions are without Kerryon Johnson for an extended period of time. It’s probably worth waiting to move Jones until after Week 8 when his value could increase.
4. Courtland Sutton
When the Denver Broncos traded Emmanuel Sanders, Courtland Sutton’s role in the offense increased. The second-year wideout will now become the No. 1 wideout for Joe Flacco.
As much as Sutton could thrive in his new role, he could also flop; as he did last season when he was forced into a similar role. After the Broncos traded Demaryius Thomas and Sanders was on injured reserve in 2018, Sutton became the only reliable weapon in the offense.
In light of that, the SMU product had just 25 receptions for 380 yards and two touchdowns in the eight games that he started in. Yes, he’s shown improvement in 2019 but it’s still tough to trust Flacco as his quarterback.
3. Allen Robinson
Allen Robinson has to be one of the unluckiest wide receivers in the NFL. Robinson began his career with Blake Bortles as his quarterback and now has “Bortles North” in Mitchell Trubisky with the Chicago Bears.
Despite the poor play from under center, the Penn State alumn has produced four games where he’s had 14 or more fantasy points. Along with that, he’s actually had two straight games of scoring 24 or more points.
Even with his recent success, it’s tough to trust him throughout a large number of games. Unless the Bears somehow replace Trubisky as the starter, now is the time to move Robinson with his value being at the highest it will probably be for the rest of the season.
2. Terry McLaurin
At the midway point of the season, Terry McLaurin has been one of the most surprising performers in fantasy football. If wide receivers were ever considered for Offensive Rookie of the Year, his name would definitely be in the discussion.
The rookie wideout out of Ohio State is the 19th highest-scoring receiver in fantasy with 28 receptions for 458 yards and five touchdowns. Yes, he’s been a pleasant surprise for your team so far but his production is already seeing a downswing.
Over the past two games, the Washington Redskins wide receiver has combined for just 10 fantasy points. McLaurin has had the majority of his success in the offense while Case Keenum has been the starter.
But with Keenum in concussion protocol and Dwayne Haskins waiting to start, it’s tough to believe that the rookie wideout will be a consistent weapon in a downtrodden offense.
1. D.J. Chark
Along with McLaurin, D.J. Chark is another wide receiver who has thoroughly impressed this season. The second-year wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars is currently the sixth highest-scoring wide receiver in fantasy football.
The only wide receivers in front of him in scoring are Michael Thomas, Chris Godwin, Cooper Kupp, Amari Cooper, and Stefon Diggs. The LSU product has a decent rapport with Gardner Minshew but can he continue to be a top-10 wideout for the rest of the season?
Even as productive as he’s been, it’s more likely that he will fall outside the top 10 at the position. His value is remarkably high right now and is poised to slightly decrease in the coming weeks.