Fantasy Football

Sell High on These Four Fantasy Players

James Conner

Jordy Nelson, WR
After a pedestrian start to the season, Nelson has produced back-to-back weeks of 15-plus scoring, including a 29-point game against Miami in week three. While Nelson has been an elite receiver in the past, he’s nowhere near the sure-thing he once was. Along with this his two good weeks were against mediocre secondaries. Jordy does have a good role as the second receiving option to Derek Carr, but with Jared Cook and Amari Cooper also receiving a lot of targets, it might be smart to package Nelson in a trade for a more consistent player.

Tyler Lockett, WR
Lockett had a touchdown in each of his first three games, and had five catches for 53 yards in week four. This nice start has led him to be the 27th overall wide receiver thus far. That being said, Russell Wilson’s favorite target, Doug Baldwin, came back last week and should chip at Lockett’s target share. I’d still expect Lockett to see a decent amount of targets, considering how much thinner Seattle’s passing attack is than last year, but it might be wise to trade the wideout before he has a bad game under his belt

Adrian Peterson, RB
Peterson has had a good start to the season, which includes two 20-plus point performances. Unfortunately for his owners, the Redskins face a New Orleans team that has been very stout against the run this season, which may not bode well for the 33-year-old running back. If he does have a poor week, owners may have to wait for another good performance before they can get decent value for him. Either way, trading Peterson at some point this season is a good idea, being that it’s hard to trust an older running back, not to mention one that burned out towards the end of last season.

James Conner, RB
With reports of a LeVeon Bell return looming, it may be smart for James Conner owners to part ways with the second-year back after week five. After his breakout first week when he received 31 carries, Conner has only gotten double-digit carries once. Although he has been featured in the passing game with 18 catches through four weeks, his overall production has steadily declined since week one. All that being said, Conner is poised for a great fantasy performance this week. He has a favorable matchup this week against a very injured Falcons defense, and the Steelers offensive coordinator has mentioned Conner receiving an expanded role on the ground. These are good signs for week five, but a LeVeon Bell return would leave James Conner owners in a hole

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