Buy or sell: Seahawks Fantasy Football trade targets in Week 5

Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham breaks a tackle from Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Mark Barron for a gain in the second half of the game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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We are a quarter of the way through the 2017 NFL season and there is a very good chance that your team has been impacted by injury or underperformance. The best way to improve your fantasy team is to buy when a players value is lower then it’s projected and sell when a players value is higher then projected.

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Let’s take a look at what to do with some of the Seattle Seahawks:

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BUY: Russell Wilson

You may have missed your window to buy low on Russell Wilson after Sunday night’s stomping of the Indianapolis Colts, but there will be some fantasy teams out there with Wilson and a viable second option like the Dak Prescott or Jameis Winston. If you currently have Derek Carr or Marcus Mariota and are looking to replace injured players, Wilson could be a great target. He is a notorious slow starter and over the last three halves of football, the Pro Bowl quarterback has shown us that he is just starting to heat up. Buy while you can, that is. . . if you can.

SELL: Thomas Rawls

Wait, sell? Yep, sell. If you held Thomas Rawls on your bench thinking he could emerge the lead back in this system, you are about to be rewarded by getting something back for him. After Chris Carson’s injury on Sunday, people have rushed to pick up Eddie Lacy, C.J. Prosise and Rawls, but the reality is, we don’t know how many touches any of these guys will get. Injuries to Dalvin Cook, Danny Woodhead and David Johnson paired with gross underperformances from the likes of Joe Mixon, Mark Ingram and Isaiah Crowell means the market for running backs is desperate. Try to get a guy like Amari Cooper that will surely rebound and see steady production.

BUY: Jimmy Graham

This was the most obvious buy for me when I considered this list. Jimmy Graham is way too talented and seeing way too many targets in the red-zone to not have a productive season when all is said and done. Fantasy tight-end depth is shallow and the time to buy on Graham will quickly close. Go ahead and take a look at your bench and find a flex-type player, and make an offer to the Graham owner. It shouldn’t take much after Graham’s slow start, but could payoff big in the long run.

BUY/SELL: C.J. Prosise

Confusing right? Let me explain. When C.J. Prosise returns to a full role, he will see plenty of targets and I expect the Seahawks to find interesting ways to establish a “run” game. One of the ways I see them doing this is by running screen plays and checkdowns to Prosise, who does his best work in space. Buy Prosise if you are in a PPR league and can acquire him cheaply, he will have a high floor in that format and produce big games when he can find the end zone. Sell Prosise in non-PPR formats. Don’t expect him to rack up huge total yards numbers in the Seahawks backfield, as he likely won’t find the end zone routinely. Prosise’s value lies in catching 5-8 passes per game.