By Boras and Skip
With the Waiver Wire looking a little sparse this week we wanted to talk trades. By now, there are a handful of players who were drafted late (if at all) that have soared up the rankings. These guys have either saved your team from a slow start, or have struggled to crack your starting lineup. Sometimes depth is a pain! Here are a few Zero to Hero players, who may now score you a big upgrade.
Andy Dalton – ADP #191 / QB #21
Now: QB #3
Andy has found the form people have expected for years…and then some. Likely your backup QB, he is now a powerful asset in trade negotiations. With several injured QBs who were drafted ahead of him, Andy can easily net you a 4th or 5th round player.
Larry Fitzgerald – ADP #92 / WR #32
Now: WR #2
Larry Fitzgerald is a monster through Week 4. His efficiency is staggering, with 30 receptions on 37 targets and 5 touchdowns. Is it sustainable? No. Is it attractive enough to bring in a big return? Hell yes. You can easily snag a fringe RB1 for his services, or take a risk and flip him for a “higher ceiling” receiver like Calvin. After all, your faith in Larry has to factor in your faith in Carson’s health.
Danny Woodhead – ADP #142 / RB #40
Now: RB 9
Only five active RBs have more targets than Woodhead. Paired with his 5-10 rushes per game, Woodhead once again finds himself an attractive PPR option. In standard leagues, though, it is time to sell high. This might be your last week to sell him as a “Top 10 RB”, so make those bold offers. A top 5 TE or Top 15ish RB/WR are within reach, but just barely. Sniff out the desperation, and sell Woodhead as the next…Marshall Faulk? That was hard to type with a straight face.
Charles Clay – ADP #183 / TE #23
Now: TE 4
Clay and Tyrod are clicking. With 14 targets and nearly 200 yards the past two weeks, it’s time to cash in on this waiver darling. His production appears to be fairly sustainable in the Bills offense. Reach for some solid RB2s and WR2s. It isn’t a tough sell. With LeSean McCoy out for several weeks, Tyrod needs a good friend. He’s clearly found one in Charles Clay.