As trade deadlines in a lot of fantasy leagues loom, the time to make deals is running out. I've made The Feeding Frenzy primarily a column about trading this season because I thought that was an interesting aspect of fantasy football that isn't always talked about, but after this week I'll be broadening my focus a little to keep things appealing for fantasy owners.
For those leagues that don't have trade deadlines, I'll still discuss possible deals but the column will be more about which players to target overall, instead of which ones to trade for and try and unload, specifically. That way the column has a little something for everyone. Hopefully you have found the topic of discussing trades useful this season.
Here are the players I'm advising to buy low and sell high on after Week 10.
Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants -- The Giants head into their bye week in shambles. There are reports of Eli Manning having a dead arm and his favorite receiver has totaled just 10 receptions in the last three games. You know what that means to me, right? Obviously it means go out and trade for Victor Cruz.
In the NFL, most teams go through stretches throughout the season. There are bad stretches and good stretches. I'm a Dallas Cowboys' fan who lives in Upstate New York, and these misguided Giants followers who surround me forget that even though the franchise has won two Super Bowls in five years, they barely even made the playoffs both seasons. It's not like the Giants are winning 14 games a year, so this is just business as usual for them.
I don't know what's going on with Manning, but, in my opinion, he's one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. I have to believe he'll turn things around soon. One factor that may help is the Giants' upcoming schedule. After New York's bye they play Green Bay, Washington and New Orleans. If your passing game can't right itself against those three defenses, it's going to be a long year.
The other reason I would advise getting Cruz right now is because Hakeem Nicks finally looks to be healthy. Cruz has been facing all kinds of double and triple coverage in recent weeks because Nicks was having trouble getting off the line. I know against Dallas, the Cowboys basically singled covered Nicks with rookie corner Morris Claiborne most of the time and used two or three guys to bracket Cruz. Now with Nicks returning to form, defenses won't be able to get away with that.
I may not like the Giants, but I...