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Fantasy football Week 8 buy low/sell high: What to do with Mohamed Sanu, Emmanuel Sanders

Fantasy football Week 8 buy low/sell high: What to do with Mohamed Sanu, Emmanuel Sanders

The NFL trade deadline (Oct. 29) is fast approaching, as is the fantasy football trade deadline in most leagues (Nov. 9).

A couple of notable moves were made on Tuesday: one that sent wide receiver Mohamed Sanu to the Patriots, and another that sent WR Emmanuel Sanders to the 49ers. Both of these deals have big-time fantasy football implications, which is why you'll find Sanu and Sanders in this week's "buy low, sell high" list.

Here's the full list ahead of Week 8:

BUY LOW

Le'Veon Bell, RB, New York Jets: Bell makes this list for the second straight week after a tough matchup vs. the Patriots on Monday Night Football. The schedule only gets easier for the Jets' star running back from here on out, so now is the time to snag him away while his value is at its lowest.

Tevin Coleman, RB, San Francisco 49ers: With fellow RB Matt Breida dealing with a concussion, Coleman's workload is set to increase until Breida is cleared to return. Even with Breida in the mix, Coleman is a viable RB2/flex option for the rest of the season and his price should be somewhat cheap.

Mohamed Sanu, WR, New England Patriots: Sanu was borderline waiver-wire fodder prior to being dealt to the Patriots on Tuesday. The ex-Falcons wideout's value undoubtedly increases with his move to New England, so see if you can get him before he becomes one of Tom Brady's favorite targets and his price gets even steeper.

Emmanuel Sanders, WR, San Francisco 49ers: Like Sanu, Sanders also saw his fantasy football value increase on Tuesday as he was traded from the Broncos to the 49ers. He becomes the unquestioned No. 1 wideout in San Francisco and can be had a nice price coming off his knee injury and a mediocre performance vs. Kansas City on Thursday.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles are a mess, which means fantasy owners everywhere are wary of inserting Philly's players into their fantasy lineups. That shouldn't be the case with Jeffery, though. The veteran wideout had a disappointing showing vs. the Cowboys but otherwise has proven to be a great fantasy option when he's been able to take the field. Since the Jeffery owner in your league probably is disgusted with how the entire Philly offense looked on Sunday night, try to snag Wentz's primary target now.

SELL HIGH

Chase Edmonds, RB, Arizona Cardinals: Edmonds and his fantasy owners were the benefactors of Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury's bizarre decision to use David Johnson for the first play of the game and sit him for the remainder of the contest. Don't expect this to be a weekly occurrence, though, as Johnson should back soon enough. Even if he isn't, Arizona has been working out running backs who would eat into Edmonds' workload. After his huge fantasy week, now is the time to sell high on the 23-year-old.

Mark Ingram, RB, Baltimore Ravens: Ingram has a couple of huge fantasy performances on his résumé this season, and they overshadow what's been an otherwise mediocre year for the veteran running back. You should be able to trick some sucker in your league into thinking they're getting an RB1 and get a nice haul in return for Ingram, whose bye is this week.

Sony Michel, RB, New England Patriots: Michel's three touchdowns on Monday night should make his fantasy owners very happy. Not because it means he can be counted on to produce going forward, but because now they may be able to actually get something in return for the underperforming Patriots running back. If you didn't sell Michel a few weeks back when we told you to do so, now is the time.

Marvin Jones Jr., WR, Detroit Lions: Jones is a sell-high candidate for the same reason as Michel as the Lions wideout went off for four touchdowns on Sunday. Other than that anomaly of a performance, Jones has been nothing but a bye-week fill-in type of fantasy player. Capitalize on Jones' big day by dealing him for a reliable weekly option.

Patriots D/ST: Third straight week with the Patriots D on the list. They exploded for another huge performance against Sam Darnold and the Jets on Monday night, but a few tougher matchups lie ahead. Given the Pats D/ST's historic success this year, you should be able to get a great haul.

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Tom Brady believes he can play until '46 or 47,' trainer Alex Guerrero says

Tom Brady believes he can play until '46 or 47,' trainer Alex Guerrero says

If Alex Guerrero has his facts straight, the NFL may have to deal with Tom Brady a little bit longer.

The New England Patriots quarterback has mentioned multiple times -- most recently Wednesday night -- he has a goal of playing until age 45.

But in an interview Thursday morning on WEEI's "The Greg Hill Show," Guerrero -- Brady's longtime business partner and personal trainer -- revealed the 42-year-old QB is mulling a loftier target.

"I certainly do believe that 45 is a very realistic goal. We talk about it all the time," Guerrero said. "Every year, he just adds another year, because he goes in and says, 'I just feel so good still. I think I'm going to go to 45.' And I'm like, 'OK.'

"And now he's like, 'Alex, I think I can go to like 46 or 47.' "

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That groan you hear is the NFL's 31 other teams envisioning two additional years of facing the six-time Super Bowl champion.

There's one wrinkle, of course: Brady's current contract allows him to opt out and become a free agent in March 2020 if he and the Patriots don't agree to another extension.

So, could the veteran QB spend those extra years somewhere other than New England? 

"I don't know. It's not July 2020," Guerrero said when asked to predict if Brady will be at Patriots training camp next year. "I am focused on today."

Brady, it seems, has an eye on the future: Extending his career to age 47 would take him into 2024, which means five additional seasons of the GOAT -- in Foxboro or otherwise.

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Did NFL Network rank 2014 Patriots too low on 100 Greatest Teams list?

Did NFL Network rank 2014 Patriots too low on 100 Greatest Teams list?

The NFL is celebrating its 100th anniversary during the 2019 season, and that includes a ranking of the 100 greatest teams in league history.

Teams ranked No. 100 through No. 31 have already been revealed, and one of the latest Patriots entries was the 2014 squad at No. 46.

Here's the official "NFL Top 100" video for the 2014 Patriots.

The 2014 Patriots were absolutely loaded, particularly on defense where elite cornerback Darrelle Revis was signed before the season to a one-year free agent contract. The season actually didn't start too well, highlighted by the infamous 41-14 road loss on "Monday Night Football" to the Kansas City Chiefs, a defeat that prompted the legendary "We're on to Cincinnati" press conference from head coach Bill Belichick.

The Patriots went on to win seven consecutive games, including nine victories in their next 11 matchups, to earn the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs with a 12-4 record. New England overcame two 14-point deficits to beat the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Round, then rolled over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game. The Patriots met the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX and became the first team to overcome a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit and win a Super Bowl. Cornerback Malcolm Butler intercepted Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson at the 1-yard line with less than a minute to play to secure the Pats' fourth Super Bowl title in team history. Butler's clutch interception was ranked as the fifth-best play in league history earlier this year.

From a pure talent standpoint, this squad might be one of the top two or three Patriots teams in history. Putting the 2014 Pats at No. 46 seems pretty low for that reason alone.

Teams ranked No. 21 through No. 30 will be revealed Friday night on NFL Network. Three notable Patriots teams -- 2004, 2007 and 2016 -- have not been listed yet.

Here's a recap of the Patriots teams listed:

No. 79: 2018 Patriots
No. 51: 2001 Patriots
No. 46: 2014 Patriots
No. 32: 2003 Patriots

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