At the half way point of the season , there are two groups in fantasy football. The group that’s putting the playoff push on. Sitting pretty at 8-1, 7-2, or battling for spots at 6-3, 5-4, 4-5. Then you have the bottom of the barrel teams. 0-9, 1-8, 2-7, etc. The next few weeks are exciting times for these teams, as the fantasy playoffs are a long shot or no shot at all. So what’s so exciting about them? Now is the time to sell off your high priced players that you won’t keep, to teams that are looking for a stud to add to there team for their playoff push. Every week I’ll show a player or two that could be traded for, that will payoff big next year.
The first player I would suggest unloading a big name for would be Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton. In week nine, Hilton topped 100 yards for the second time this season. He has two passing touchdowns, and one rushing touchdown on the season so far. He is third on the teams WR depth chart, behind Reggie Wayne, and Donnie Avery, but Hilton has the makings to be a huge factor in the offense for the rest of the season and moving forward.
When watching Colts quarterback Andrew Luck throw the ball to him, they look very comfortable, like they’ve been doing it for years. Now with Luck going nowhere but up in the NFL, Hilton is going to be right beside him for the ride. To keep a player in my auction style keeper league, you add $5 to whatever you paid for him in the previous year. This year I bought San Francisco 49ers running back, Frank Gore, for $28. So next year I would have to pay $33 to keep him. I believe this would be overpaying for him, so I traded for Hilton, would cost my rival $1. So for me to keep Hilton it will cost me $6. Now is the time to trade for him, because he has some mid-level defenses coming up. If Hilton could have a few more great games, than he can become a cheap keep for next season, so try to grab him now while you can.