Earlier in the week, I took a look at some fantasy players who could be dropped after more disappointing fantasy performances. I also took a look at some players who should be added in all leagues for week 5. Now it's time to consider trading for a few players who can provide massive long term benefits to your fantasy team.

1. Jordan Howard.

Howard was a waiver wire commodity last week, but he has already become a very valuable fantasy player. Howard had a chance to embrace a starting role against the Detroit Lions and took full advantage by rushing for more than 100 yards and adding further value in the passing game.

Howard actually scored 13 fantasy points without a touchdown and clearly has value moving forward. The starting running back situation is still uncertain, which means Howard's value hasn't been completely determined yet. Try to take advantage of the situation while his value is still low by offering a decent fantasy flex player for Howard.

2. Doug Baldwin.

Seattle's best receiver is on bye this week, but that doesn't mean fantasy players can't trade for him. Baldwin owners are likely frustrated by his inconsistent production, as Baldwin has produced two games with five or less fantasy points. The other two have both been double digit performances, but fantasy owners are looking for weekly consistency from their starters.

Baldwin will get that consistency back in future games as Russell returns from an injury, but impatient fantasy owners will look to trade him away. Try to take advantage by trading a guy like Jordan Matthews, who has been red hot this season, for Baldwin.

3. Derek Carr.

Does anybody even realize how good Derek Carr has been?

The Raiders quarterback has quietly assembled the fourth highest fantasy total of any quarterback in the league. Derek Carr owners are probably thrilled with their production, but will be looking to trade him. This is a mistake, as the Raiders are clearly committed to the pass this season. Try to trade a quarterback like Philip Rivers or Kirk Cousins for the budding fantasy superstar.

4. Amari Cooper.

You know who will eventually benefit from Derek Carr's massive success? Amari Cooper. Right now Crabtree is a top ten fantasy wide receiver, but his talent level isn't even close to Cooper's. Cooper's value fell again this week after another single digit fantasy performance. His value has essentially hit rock bottom, which means it's time to pull the trigger and offer a trade for a wide receiver who could help fantasy players win their leagues by the end of the year.

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