The Fantasy Supermarket: Trade Targets Going Into Week 14

by Matt Babich · Trades Buy/Sell

There’s a sale going on at THE FANTASY SUPERMARKET! The trade deadline is here. This 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 this week.

Lamar Jackson

The Ravens’ offense has struggles as of late, and as a result Lamar Jackson has been disappointing fantasy managers. Baltimore is currently a good team disguised as a bad one. The charade is coming to an end. The AFC North is wide open, which means Jackson and the Ravens will need to turn it up a notch to secure a playoff spot.

Let’s not forget who Lamar is. He is the Konami QB, on pace to lead quarterbacks in rushing yards for the fourth consecutive year. Barring touchdowns, this has been best season of passing productivity. He checks in with 2,865 (No. 14 among qualified quarterbacks) passing yards16 (No. 14) passing touchdowns, and a 7.8 (No. 13) Accuracy Rating. Despite a heavy drop in touchdowns and uptick in interceptions, he posts 22.9 (No. 5) Fantasy Points per Game. Jackson is the squeaky wheel, and with the Ravens struggling, you better believe he’s going to get the grease.

Jalen Hurts

A 9.9 fantasy point dud followed by a minor injury was the perfect storm for an end-of-season Jalen Hurts sale. It’s unquestioned that Hurts will remain the starter, but the pure existence of the events will drop his value enough to capitalize on. He’s a top 5 quarterback every week for the rest of the season, with the potential to score 30-plus fantasy points. Having that player on your team is key if you want to win fantasy championships in this era.

Hurts is nearly pacing Lamar Jackson with 693 (No. 2) rush yards and leading quarterbacks with 8 (No. 1) rushing touchdowns. He’s been spotty as a passer, coming into the week with 26 (No. 5) Money Throws and a 7.4 (No. 29) Accuracy Rating. Still he manages to rack up points, boasting an efficient .71 (No. 2) Fantasy Points per Dropback. Having an elite QB gives you the statistical advantage you need to bring home a trophy.

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

Elijah Mitchell

Elijah Mitchell became a buy-low in the blink of an eye when it was announced that he experienced concussion symptoms on Monday, after taking a hard hit on Sunday. He’s a top five back for the rest of the season. Now that he’ll be missing the week before the fantasy playoffs, a buy window has presented itself.

Elijah Mitchell Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

The sixth round rookie has burst onto the scene this season with a 78.9-percent (No. 4) Opportunity Share, 165 (No. 9) carries, and 750 (No. 9) rushing yards. Last week he saw a career high 87.3-percent Snap Share and has received at least 25 opportunities in three straight games. Given his usage, it’s clear that he is the workhorse whenever he is in the lineup. You have the chance to secure a workhorse back on a run-heavy team that faces positive Game Scripts. Make a move now.

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 this week. Shop now and make the moves you need to win a fantasy championship.