Crazy how much one week can change. Dez Bryant is terrible! Cue up a 100-yard game. The Saints can’t stop anyone! Holds one of the leagues best quarterback and receiver duos out of the end zone.
None of us ever know what will happen week-to-week. All we can do is use the information provided from one week, as well as some past seasons, to make our best guess at the future.
I saw a tweet today that perfectly depicted the NFL. In essence it said the most unpredictable week in the NFL would be a week that we actually predicted.
That’s what this buy/sell article is all about, using past and present information to make trades and make your team better for the long haul. You’ll make bad trades and you’ll make good trades. As long as you have sound reasoning on why you’re doing what you’re doing you can stand behind it. Trust the process. Making a panic trade is the worst possible thing you can do in a fantasy football league.
QB – Andrew Luck
He ran into the impenetrable force that is the Broncos’ defense. I think a lot of people expected the down day for Luck. His owners probably viewed him as a top quarterback option every week when he was drafted, not someone who was going to bring down a roster. Luck is still a contender to be the top quarterback any given week.
Potential buy low offer: Matthew Stafford and Jeremy Maclin for Luck.
RB – Todd Gurley
I don’t care how bad the Rams looked on offense. Todd Gurley is one of the best running backs in the league and he will find running room. This offense was bad last year and he ran wild some weeks. There is no doubting how much he means for this offense’s success. You can’t ask for much more than what he is. He is going to get nearly 20 touches every week regardless of the outcome and he is a great talent. He had two bad matchups in a row. It will get better.
Potential buy low offer: Kelvin Benjamin for Gurley
RB – LeSean McCoy
McCoy hasn’t had the best start to the season. The Bills have really struggled to run the ball and just recently fired their offensive coordinator. Sometimes that works out – sometimes it doesn’t. With McCoy I can’t see how the Bills don’t give him the ball about 20 times per game.
Potential buy low offer: Melvin Gordon and Sterling Shepard for McCoy
RB – Lamar Miller
I don’t think too many people should be panicking, but if you ever checkout Sunday football Twitter you can usually get a good gauge of who buy low players are. A lot of people were not happy with the 83-yard game. Miller hasn’t been great from a yards per carry standpoint, but the touches are there. They want to feed him and he does have talent. Don’t give up on these running backs who aren’t blowing people away after two weeks.
Potential buy low offer: Mike Evans for Miller
WR – Allen Robinson
Two games with less than 75 yards and no touchdowns. He only got five targets this week, but last week he got 15 and was routinely mauled by Packers’ corners. Robinson is going to pick it up. He has a game against the Ravens and then the Colts coming up. Don’t let Robinson’s buy low window close by not making a move for him this week.
Potential but low offer: Eric Decker and Matt Jones for Robinson
QB – Tyrod Taylor
If you watched the game Thursday you know why he is here. If you just saw the stats you might not. Taylor had 150 plus yards and two touchdowns on two plays. The rest of the game he was very underwhelming, you could also say bad. People liked Taylor preseason and you might be able to get that interest back and find someone.
Potential sell high offer: Taylor and Giovani Bernard for Stafford
RB – LeGarrette Blount
His value is dependent on the games score. The Patriots lead big and want to chew clock, it’s Blount time. If not, he is usually not that highly involved. For the next two weeks he could be potentially operating with a third string quarterback. While that might mean more carries, it probably also means more men in the box and the Patriots aren’t in chew clock mode in the second half.
Potential sell high offer: Blount for Marvin Jones
RB – Latavius Murray
That box score should be frightening for any Murray owner. Washington and Richard were involved a lot, and if it wasn’t for two touchdowns Murray wouldn’t have much value at all. Good news is overall his season point total is decent enough that you can probably sell him for a back of similar preseason value.
Potential sell high offer: Murray and Corey Coleman for Ryan Mathews
RB – DeAngelo Williams
This is probably the most obvious of sell highs. Spencer Ware owners might tell you how they regret selling Ware this week with Charles coming back next. Williams has a shelf life of one week. After that he goes back to being a five touch per game player and only an option if you really need a prayer of a flex option. There is a slim chance the Steelers go to a closer split than they did after Bell returned from suspension last season, but the odds of that are not high enough that you can risk keeping him another week. Obviously if you own Bell keep Williams, if not target the Bell owner with Williams as a player to get an upgrade at the position of your choice.
Potential sell high offer: Williams and Brandon Marshall for A.J. Green
WR – Sammy Watkins
The foot injury is going to be a concern all season. Him sitting a few games would be better for his owners because when he is active, more often than not he is your best option.
I would sell him for: Marvin Jones, Jordan Matthews, Allen Hurns
WR – Will Fuller
I wasn’t a buyer at all in the preseason. There is no denying he is a big playmaker. My thought was how much can he do working as the third option behind Hopkins and Miller. Right now it doesn’t seem to matter. He will have his random down weeks like any receiver will. but he is now a high upside third receiver for fantasy teams.
I would take him over: Tajae Sharpe, Tyler Lockett, Emmanuel Sanders
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