Fantasy football stock watch and rest-of-season rankings: How trades affect values of Sanu, Sanders

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For those who missed it, the New England Patriots resoundingly crushed the New York Jets on Monday Night Football and then there was an announcement on Tuesday about the acquisition of underrated wide receiver Mohamed Sanu from the Atlanta Falcons. Perhaps you think this is a minor move, but Sanu averages more than 10 PPR points per game, and only 15 wide receivers boast more catches. The Falcons are a complete mess. The Patriots are completely dominant, and Sanu moves up in our rest-of-season rankings, perhaps in a surprising way to some.

Then, on Tuesday, the San Francisco 49ers decided it was a good time to trade for wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, and I agree. As with Sanu, Sanders rose in these rankings because he joins a better situation. Make those trades, fantasy managers!

With that, time for the updated rest-of-season rankings as we head into Week 8. Yep, seven weeks down and for many of you, we are halfway through the fantasy season, if not more. Do not wait to make roster upgrades, whether of the free agency variety or via trades. As always, we combine the rankings with a little stock watch as well. Enjoy!

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