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.
Jamison Crowder, WR, Washington Redskins
Crowder has turned into a juggernaut for fantasy owners and at just the right time as we are getting ready to head into the fantasy playoffs. Crowder feasted last week on a Turkey Day showdown against the Giants where he grabbed 7 receptions for 141 yards and a touchdown. The yardage represented a new career high for Crowder and made it his second game over 100 yards in his last four weeks active. During his last four games, Crowder also hasn’t recorded less than 72 yards in a game and has firmly entrenched himself as the WR1 the Redskins have been looking for all season.
Crowder has shown enough recently to put himself in the WR2 conversation for the rest of the season and has a mixed bag of two great matchups and two rather difficult matchups to round out his season. As it looks right now, the only matchup to truly worry about unfortunately comes in Week 16 against the Broncos which is generally the fantasy championships. But the Broncos defense hasn’t exactly been the shutdown unit of the past recently and we should get a better idea of what to expect from Crowder that week when the date gets near.