by Zavier Gussett
With the playoffs approaching in your fantasy football league, now is the time where many team owners will make or break their championship run with last second moves before the trade deadline. To help assemble your team to make a deep playoff run, I’ve put together three players you should look to buy now:
QB, Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles (Currently the 14th ranked QB)
Wentz has had a relatively average season, posting at least 22 points just once this year, but should have a strong this year finish for a few reasons. Despite losing veteran receiver Desean Jackson for the season, after signing Jordan Mathews and beginning to involve Zach Ertz more in the offense, the Eagles passing attack looks like it could live up to their talent on paper. And with matchups against the Seahawks, Dolphins, Giants (twice), and Redskins over the last 6 weeks of the season, Carson Wentz should see top Quarterback numbers weekly. In most leagues, it shouldn’t take too much to acquire Wentz, and with a QB1 floor, he is the perfect buy-low option for team’s in need of the a high-end Quarterback.
RB, Tevin Coleman – San Francisco 49ers (Currently the 26th ranked PPR RB)
Tevin Coleman is undoubtedly the most talented, and versatile runner in San Francisco’s offense, and after it was announced that fellow back Matt Breida will be out at least 2 weeks with the same ankle injury that has nagged him all season, now is the time for fantasy owners to trade for Coleman. With lineman Mike McGlinchey, as well as George Kittle and Kyle Juszczyk all coming back from injury, the 49ers will look to reestablish themselves as one of the most dominant rushing teams in the league. As the 49ers face some weaker run defenses such as the Packers, Falcons, and Saints in upcoming weeks, expect Coleman to put up RB2 numbers on multiple occasions throughout the playoffs.
WR, Odell Beckham Jr. – Cleveland Browns (Currently the 26th ranked PPR WR)
Seen as one of this seasons biggest busts in fantasy football, there is still hope for the talented OBJ to go off in the games that matter most. With the Ravens (week 16) being Beckham’s only matchup against a top 25 pass defense after week 13, there is plenty of upside to trading for him while you can. After seeing a season-high 12 targets in Baker Mayfield’s second interception-less game of 2019, it appears Beckham’s wish for a bigger share of the offense will likely come true. Any team owner who will be contending to win it all should definitely attempt to trade for the superstar receiver, as his upside looks as good as anyone’s to end the season.