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5 Players You Need to Acquire in Fantasy Football

by Connor Warwick

The NFL season is nearly halfway over, which means your fantasy football trade deadline is approaching. Hopefully your teams are doing well and don’t need a facelift. However, here’s a couple of players who could breakout the second half of the season…

1. Joe Mixon (CIN, RB)

He’s a horrible person and should never be forgiven for what he did. However, he can help you win your fantasy league. This is the year of the rookie running back- except Mixon. However, I assure you it’s not due to a lack of skill; it’s due to a lack of usage. That’s going to change. The Bengals fired their offensive coordinator on Sept. 15. Their new offensive coordinator has made it clear that he wants to feature Mixon as a focal point of the offense.

2. Latavius Murray (MIN, RB)

Volume is everything in fantasy football. With the injury to Dalvin Cook, Murray will be getting tons of volume. After the Cook exit on Oct. 8, Murray had nine touches. He didn’t have a great season with the Raiders last year, but he managed to rack up 12 touchdowns in 14 games.

3. Sterling Shepard (NYG, WR)

In week four, Sterling Shepard played in 99 percent of the Giants offensive snaps. Third amongst wide receivers in the NFL behind only Antonio Brown and Deandre Hopkins. This season, Brandon Marshall has been nonexistent and the Giants have no running game. Someone other than Odell Beckham Jr has to get the ball.

4. Kelvin Benjamin (CAR, WR)

Benjamin has had a slow start so far and he’s even had some minor injuries. However, I expect him to bounce back strongly. He has arguably the easiest cornerback matchups the rest of the season.

5. Tarik Cohen (CHI, RB)

If Jordan Howard continues to get hurt, Cohen immediately has RB1 potential. Through week four, Cohen leads all running backs with 24 receptions. He will remain a PPR monster all season.

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