Well, that was a pretty uneventful trade deadline. This morning started out hot with the trade of Ajayi to the Eagles, then Adam Schefter said how this was the most active trade deadline in awhile with all the chatter between teams. Everything then went silent. There was no trade news to be had until after the deadline passed. We then found out that Kelvin Benjamin surprisingly was traded to the Bills and the Browns did the most Browns thing ever by not calling the league in time to notify them of their trade for Bengals backup quarterback, A.J. McCarron. This epic failure made McCarron breathe a sigh of relief and show Kizer he’s not the answer in Cleveland. Way to go, Browns.
These trades have fantasy implications this week, and the six teams on bye add to it too. The teams off this week are the Bears, Vikings, Browns, Chargers, Patriots, and Steelers. There’s a lot of fantasy relevance between those six teams, so there’s a good chance you’ll be missing some players this week. If you’re looking for some bye week fill-ins, maybe I can help!
Let’s jump right into it and see if we can find some gems to win you the championship! I will be giving you some suggestions of players you should add or drop, with each player’s ownership in ESPN leagues.