Each week we will be taking a look at some fantasy football players who underwhelmed in their previous weeks performances. These players offer great trade value as buy low targets. Swinging deals on the trade market is an art form that is intimidating for some fantasy players to utilize aggressively, but can be a difference maker for your lineups and provide you an advantage over your competitors. This will help you build a stacked team of reliable players instead of constantly chasing points on the waiver wire.
The concept entering trade negotiations is to strengthen a weak point on your team, offering up your depth at one position to satisfy the needs of another.
Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mike Evans is currently busy settling a one week suspension for a cheap shot on New Orleans Saints Corner, Marshon Lattimore. That coupled with a down Week 8 where Evans only totaled 5 catches for 60 yards presents an excellent opportunity for fantasy trade-a-holics to buy low on the elite wideout.
Getting towards the back end of the fantasy season, now is a great time to mortgage your bench and try your hardest to acquire as many elite fantasy starters as possible. Evans’ suspension actually doesn’t come at the worst possible time from a fantasy perspective as an expected decline in performance would have even expected anyways with Ryan Fitzpatrick taking over. Do what you can to buy Evans now while he is having a perceived slow streak when in reality Evans is still one of the leagues top wideouts who deserves WR1 expectations each and every week.