This article is part of our Exploiting the Matchups series.
Every year, without fail: Every year following Week 2 action, I start to get that itch.
There's always a handful of guys from whom I stayed away in drafts or simply didn't have a reasonable chance to grab who look so damn good I get ready to break the trade piggy bank into a million pieces.
I sit there in the trade page of whatever site and check off the names I want, hem and haw over with whom I'm comfortable parting (usually my underachievers with name value or a guy who popped off a big game unexpectedly) and then hit cancel and go do something else to distract me from my own insanity.
It's a sickness, and I'd like to think I'm not alone in this. There's always plenty of industry speak happening that also gets into my ears and starts my wheels turning too (not that they're not already in full, out-of-shape hamster slowly turning a wheel mode anyways).
So, in lieu of a introduction of advice for a week that was especially hard to downgrade top talent, let's look at a handful of names I'm aggressively targeting and prices I'd consider paying. It'd take up an entire column to include tiers or sell guys, so we'll just focus on the top guys I want to add.
Spoiler alert: you will see some of these names in the upgrade section below.
Mike Williams is a fair cost in what I view as a relatively "like-for-like" deal;