The old adage "buy low, sell high" is almost meaningless in the context of fantasy football. Few owners were going to trade you Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady on the cheap last week. The same goes for LeSean McCoy, Matt Forte and Darren McFadden. In fact, making profitable trades in leagues with experienced owners is difficult in all fantasy sports, but especially in football where small samples and high week-to-week variance make values more nebulous and people therefore more risk-averse. You can make positional trades – I have an extra RB, and you have too many good WR – but those aren't trades for pure profit as they work for both owners solely due to context.
But there are still some players you can acquire via trade – or waivers – and who as a group should yield more than their collective cost. These are the players who have been so disappointing they're actually available on the cheap or for free n
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