Fantasy playoff trade targets

Ben Tate could be a good buy-low candidate for the fantasy football playoffs. AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack

With a little over a week to go until the standard trading deadline passes in most ESPN fantasy football leagues, it is pretty much now or never for owners to put together trades that can make the difference towards winning a fantasy football championship.

In reviewing trade options, it is obviously helpful to know which players are likely to be good or bad roster targets, but it is just as helpful to know which players on your own roster might be worth keeping or ditching.

This week's Fantasy Foresight article aims to help with those decisions by reviewing a slew of trade candidates based on their prospects for success or failure from Weeks 13-17 of the NFL season.

Stevan Ridley

The book on Ridley is that the New England Patriots lean heavily on him against run defenses that don't deal well with power rushing attacks, and don't lean on him as much when facing defenses that possess a strong front seven.

Keeping that in mind, check out New England's matchups down the stretch: at Miami in Week 13, versus Houston in Week 14, versus San Francisco in Week 15, at Jacksonville in Week 16 and versus Miami in Week 17.