Fantasy Football Trade Targets: Top 5 Risers Heading into Week 1

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Jan 22, 2014; Ko

Labor day weekend is a significant time of year for multiple reasons. It signals the end of the summer and is also the biggest fantasy football draft weekend of the year.

With the preseason wrapped up, most folks hold their draft on the weekend of the working man. Not only do most people get an extra day off, but the risk for injury drastically decreases with the exhibition games concluded.

In 2015, there was no shortage of injuries on the field in the preseason. Guys like Jordy Nelson and Kelvin Benjamin are already done for the year. Also battling injuries are running back Arian Foster and tight end Julius Thomas. Then there was the whole Tom Brady/Deflate Gate thing.

Maybe you’ve heard of it?

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In the end, the NFL’s four game suspension of Brady was nullified, meaning that he will miss zero games and will start at quarterback for the New England Patriots come week one.

With all the injuries, multiple off the field issues and even some trades as of late, there has certainly been some jockeying of where guys stock and value is in terms of fantasy. With that in mind, maybe you were one of the unfortunate people who drafted Nelson or Benjamin prior to their respective injuries? Or maybe you were on of the people who took a shot on Davante Adams in double-digit rounds, (like myself) basically landing an absolute steal.

Either way, if you’re happy or unhappy with how your draft played out or with your team at this point there is always the ability to make trades. That is why we’ve decided to put together a list of the biggest risers entering the regular season.

These are the guys that you may want to look at if trades are on your mind.

Let’s begin!

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