It's Week 13 and some leagues still can trade. Here are some players to acquire or deal and players rising up the rankings or falling.
TE Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts
How quickly things change. There was some trepidation after Ebron had no targets in Week 11. Ebron was seeing less snaps with Jack Doyle on the field, but still finding the end zone. With Doyle placed on injured reserve, it's a clear path to more snaps and targets for Ebron, who is easily a Top 5 tight end the rest of the way. In five games without Doyle, Ebron is averaging ten targets, 56 yards and scored four times. Ebron was averaging 3.7 targets with Doyle active. Andrew Luck has thrown at least three touchdowns in eight straight games and the tight end is a big part of the offense.
WR Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys
It's not often you see a wide receiver change teams in the middle of the season and make a big impact. The Eagles haven't been able to incorporate Golden Tate into the offense, but Cooper came to Dallas to be the main piece in the receiving corps and he's delivered in a big way. Cooper has helped the Cowboys offense become better and delivered for Fantasy owners. While Cooper was inconistent with Oakland, he showed a penchant for delivering difference-making weeks as he did last week against the Redskins, catching eight passes for 180 yards with two touchdowns on nine targets. In five games with the Raiders, Cooper had 22 catches for 280 yards with a touchdown on 32 targets. Cooper has 22 catches for 349 yards with three touchdowns on 32 targets. Cooper has a good schedule to finish with the Saints, Eagles, Colts and Buccaneers.
WR D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers
The Panthers are finally getting Moore the ball more. Devin Funchess was out last week and Moore had 30 percent of the team targets, catching eight passes for 91 yards. The week before with Funchess active, Moore had seven catches for 157 yards with a touchdown on eight targets. Moore is an explosive playmaker and the Panthers will keep him as a big part of the offense, even if Funchess returns this week. Moore is second in the league in yards after the catch for wide receivers.
Other risers to target: Kenny Golladay, Andrew Luck, Nick Chubb,Aaron Jones, Lamar Jackson, Cameron Brate, Josh Adams
WR Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles
When Jeffery returned from the injured reserve, he looked great. Those who took a shot on Jeffery in the middle round of drafts appeared as if they were going to be rewarded in a big way. That's not the case anymore. Jeffery had 39 targets in his first four games back and scored four touchdowns. He had four catches for 35 yards in five targets against the Jaguars before the bye and then Golden Tate was acquired. In the three games with Tate, Jeffery has 16 targets and caught nine passes for 120 yards and no touchdowns. The Eagles won a game last week in which the Eagles ran 29 times and passed 28 times.
RB Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins
Peterson is extremely dependent on volume and game flow. The Redskins offensive line has been hit hard by injuries and Colt McCoy is the quarterback. Peterson is barely involved in the passing game, lowering his floor each week in PPR formats. Peterson is 33 years old and has been playing through a shoulder injury. Peterson has seen his touches drop each week since Week 10. In his last four games, Peterson has 56 carries for 171 yards (3.2 yards per carry). The next four weeks the Redskins play the Eagles, Giants, Jaguars and Titans.
WR Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns
While Baker Mayfield and the Browns offense has played better since firing Hue Jackson and Todd Haley, it hasn't translated to success for Landry. Mayfield is spreading the ball around and the running game with Nick Chubb has led the offense. Landry has shown in his career he's dependent on volume he was getting it for most of the season. He had at least seven targets in the first eight games, including six games of at least double-digit targets. Landry has 17 targets the last three games and in great matchups against the Falcons and Bengals, Landry had two catches for 22 yards and three catches for 30 yards.
Other fallers to sell/avoid: Aaron Rodgers, Carson Wentz, Devin Funchess, Kyle Rudolph, Nelson Agholor, Alex Collins, Michael Crabtree
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