Don’t look now, but we’re ten weeks into the 2023 NFL season. The fantasy playoffs will be upon us before you know it, so what better way to improve your team before the playoffs? As always, we’ve got your first week ten trade tip with three players to buy and three players to sell.
Week 9 start of fantasy football trading advice
George Pickins (WR – PIT)
George Pickins was the subject of many memories and jokes after the nine-week run. He had to be pulled for a touchdown on the play after he couldn’t drag a toe off his second leg, and Deonte Johnson also got into the end zone for the first time as Ben Roethlisberger’s quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Despite some cryptic Instagram posts, Pixies is still the wide receiver I want to document from the Steelers offense. If the manager in your league is nervous about Johnson’s return, I’d try to trade him for Pickens now that he’s coming in a week.
Zach Charbonnet (RB – Marine)
In a vacuum, it’s hard to recommend going down on a player in a game where he had four rushing attempts and eight total rushing yards to boot, but hear me out. The volume isn’t there right now, but star running back Kenneth Walker III’s volume has dropped over the past two weeks. The Seahawks face two formidable defenses in the Browns and Ravens, but Charbonnet will see his role grow as the season progresses. He’s not a player I’d go out and move significant value players on, but he’s worth keeping an eye on if he’s on waivers or could be thrown in as part of a more significant trade.
Rachel White (RB – TB)
There have been a lot of efficiency issues with Rachad White this season, but two things have never been a problem: getting the job done and getting the lion’s share of rushing attempts. He’s on pace for north of 70 receptions and has seen double-digit rushing attempts in all but two games. His efficiency concerns scare some managers, but he’s a locked-in RB2 every week, and I’m always in favor of adding depth at running back down the stretch.
Players for sale
Darnell Mooney (WR – CHI)
Tyson Baggent brought Darnell Mooney back to life in Week 9, posting season-highs in receptions (five) and receiving yards (82). Mooney is a good player who will struggle to match up against the Bears no matter who is under center. If I can work Mooney into a deal to get a more reliable piece, that’s the move. Pack him with another player or two to get a clear upgrade to your roster, but this is your clear chance to do so following his best week of the season.
Odell Beckham Jr. (WR – BAL)
Odell Beckham Jr. finally found the endzone for the first time in week nine of his Ravens career, but it’s hard to see that trend continuing. He’s not a factor for the entire season, and he won’t be getting more volume anytime soon. Still, similar to Money, he’s a big-name player who could work into a more significant deal. Baltimore wide receiver Zay Flowers remains the one they want to sign for the stretch run.
Noah Brown (WR – HOU)
All of Houston’s pass catchers gave us some fantasy production in Week Nine, thanks to CJ Stroud going nuclear, but I’m not chasing the production for some Texas pass catcher. Brown, Dalton Schultz and Tank Dale all reached the 100-yard receiving milestone this week, but the reliable volume should be channeled through Dale, Schultz and Nico Collins, who got into the end zone. Brown will have some peak weeks, but I’m sure you’re picking up on one theme: a wide receiver package that you can replace with other players to get significant upgrades to your roster!
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