If you have sudden Fantasy star Deshaun Watson on your roster, it’s very likely you may be in a position of dealing from strength. Many Fantasy owners who have Watson seem to have another good QB on their roster, because they added the Texans passer off free agency or drafted him very late in a larger league. This week, I already dealt him in two leagues because my other options were Russell Wilson and Drew Brees. His value will never be higher after he totaled 10 TDs in his past two games, nine of them passing. Sure, you may want to keep him too, but the fact is, you now can deal one of your two starting-level QBs to upgrade at another position of need. Here are some good players to target when looking to trade Watson or your other top QB. Of course, you can always use these players as the centerpieces of package deals and not just as one for ones. Some of these are buy-low types, though, and we encourage you to shoot higher if you can. But these targets will be easier to acquire. We lean to PPR league analysis here and focus primarily on RBs and WRs.
Ezekiel Elliott: He’s on a bye and you can point to the facts that he has only two 100-yard rushing games and two rushing scores so far in your sales pitch. Package Watson with another running back in a week when Elliott and is off with more legal decisions looming, and you may have a chance.
Carlos Hyde: His owners may be worried about Matt Breida cutting into his workload. I think Kyle Shanahan was lying and Hyde was hurt. Now he is off the injury report and maybe you can even get another player while buying low on Hyde.
Aaron Jones: Reports are he may have actually seized the starting job from Ty Montgomery. A sell high for a sell high.
Doug Martin: He looked great in the preseason and in his regular season debut. A fair deal on paper even as a one for one if you can swing it, although we’d much rather have the RB and that is the goal here.
Todd Gurley: He is coming off a down game and you can test to see if his owner is reactionary and is pessimistic at all.
Julio Jones: The ideal trade target. He has one 100-yard game, no TD catches, is coming off an injury, and you know better times are ahead.
Stefon Diggs: Maybe his owner is worried about the groin injury. Take advantage
Brandin Cooks: His owners are worried about his inconsistency. Prey on the insecurity.
Dez Bryant: He doesn’t have a 100-yard game yet. A perfect sales pitch.
Doug Baldwin: A prime target in a package deal. He is on a bye and has not scored 10 PPR points in his past two games.