The Fantasy Supermarket: Trade Targets Going Into Week 13

by Matt Babich · Trades Buy/Sell

There’s a sale going on at THE FANTASY SUPERMARKET! The trade deadline is rapidly approaching. Next week will be the last Fantasy Supermarket sale of the 2021 season, but there are still players whose prices are slashed .

These players are all primed for playoff surges to help bring you a fantasy championship. Using advanced stats and metrics,

I’ll be walking you through this week’s supermarket sales and highlighting players you should be looking to buy before the next slate of contests.

Act now, because all sales end next week.

Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones is still the top dog whenever he’s healthy, and he gets a full weeks rest after suiting up on Sunday. He took a backseat to A.J. Dillon, but don’t fret. Prior to injuring his MCL, Jones out-snapped Dillon in all but one game (Week 1). He is hyper-active in the passing game, posting a 50.9-percent (No. 11 among qualified running backs) Route Participation and a 13.3-percent (No. 10) Target Share. Because of this, it’s okay if Dillon eats a few of Jones’ carries going forward.

Jones is gifting managers with matchups against Cleveland and Minnesota to end the season, two teams who give up a plethora of points to RBs. Since he does have a bye this week, it may be ill-advised to trade for him if your team is in desperate need for wins in order to make the playoffs. On the flip side, if the manager of Jones in your league needs a win, this is the perfect chance to swoop in and steal him away.

D’Andre Swift

Personally, I’m trying to get as many shares of D’Andre Swift as I can to power through the postseason stretch. He’s dominating this season, and even more so since his bye week. Seasonally, he’s racked up 193.9 (N0. 3) Weighted Opportunities, a 19.5-percent (No. 2) Target Share, and a 29.8-percent (No. 9) Dominator Rating. He’s an elite asset, and is a top 10 RB in PlayerProfiler’s Seasonal Rankings.

D’Andre Swift Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Swift sprained his shoulder in an early Thanksgiving exit, and is unlikely to play this week. He will likely return next week, a week before the playoffs. Similarly to Aaron Jones, Swift has two *Jim Carey voice* b-e-a-utiful matchups two end the season. He draws Seattle and Atlanta, both of whom give up at least 20 fantasy points to running backs on average. Now’s the time to run one last Hail Mary to get Swift on your squad.

Jarvis Landry

In his second game without Odell Beckham in Cleveland, Jarvis Landry had a season-high night. He finished with 39 Routes Run6 receptions, and 111 receiving yards. His 10 targets equate to a 27-percent Target ShareDonovan Peoples-Jones isn’t going to happen. This passing game is going to be funneled through Landry, who is going to be soaking up targets.

Cleveland’s playoff stretch will be against the Raiders, Packers, and Steelers. All three of these teams have beatable secondaries. If Landry is seeing an alpha-level Target Share, he’s a low-end WR2 at worst every week. He offers a consistent point total on a weekly basis, and now has an expanded ceiling. What was once a drab flex play becomes a potential league winner.


And now, for the certified, locked and loaded, Fantasy Supermarket BUY OF THE WEEK

Brandon Aiyuk

Brandon Aiyuk truthers can breathe a sigh of relief. The breakout game finally happened, and we’re witnessing him rapidly turning his sophomore slump around. Over the last two contests, he’s earned a 23.7-percent Target Share67.2 receiving yards per game, and 13.76 Fantasy Points Per Game. The 49ers offense has found its rhythm, and Aiyuk plays a big role in making that Kyle Shanahan engine humming.

Another important note is that Aiyuk saw over an 85-percent Snap Share in only one of the first six games, but has surpassed that mark in all of the last five contests. There is a clear distinction in usage, and one that greatly benefits the sophomore. He was a trade candidate three weeks ago, but there’s still a chance to make a move. He’s not coming off of a spectacular performance, and Deebo Samuel is estimated to miss one to two weeks with a groin strain. This equation makes Aiyuk a must buy and a potential league winner.

You don’t win fantasy leagues through the draft. You win by taking advantage of the waiver wire and trade market. Start by targeting these players. Time is running out. The Fantasy Supermarket is closing its doors next week. Shop now and make the moves you need to win a fantasy championship.