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Week 6 of the 2021 NFL season is about to kickoff, meaning we’re almost to the NFL trade deadline in early November. Contenders are emerging and that has left two categories of teams. Either expectations are being met and it’s time to reinforce the roster, or there’s panic setting in as the on-field results haven’t been as positive. 

Last year, we saw several quality veterans swap teams for reasonable draft pick compensation. Oftentimes it’s the salary cap limitations that make teams shy about acquiring impactful talent. But the risk of swapping a Day 2 or Day 3 draft pick for immediate help has much higher upside for a playoff run than what could happen in several years.

We’ve identified 10 playmakers who should be dealt and the perfect team for each trade target. Some trades are more about bolstering a positional group and others could be the difference between missing the playoffs or being a real Super Bowl threat.

Let’s dive in and break down the best players on the market and where they could land.