Fantasy Football

Top buy low sell high candidates at the quarter mark of the NFL season

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In the fantasy football regular season it’s not good to just ride or die with the team you drafted. Always looking to better your team is a must. A very strategic way to do so is to find ways to either buy low on a player, meaning you think he had a slow start and you can trade away a player of lower value to get a player strictly on the player you wants poor performance to start the season. Or sell high on a player meaning you think his best days have come and went and he will slow down while you get a player that will stay consistent, therefor making your team ultimately better and more equip for a championship run.

SELL HIGH

  1. Chris Thompson- Thompson is currently the 6th best RB in fantasy. No one saw that coming but now is the time to get a very good RB1 or a position that you’re looking to upgrade. Thompson isn’t a guy who sees a ton of volume and is mostly a game flow kind of scorer. For example, I would much rather have a guy like CJ Anderson or Lamar Miller right now even though the rankings don’t show it. Most receiving rb’s end up as high end flex guys so if you can sell high on a guy like Thompson who seems like he will eventually come back down to earth and get a 1st and 2nd down rb1 or rb2 jump on that.
  2. Kareem Hunt- Yes, yes ,yes I know he’s been everyone’s steal in the draft as of late but honestly I think Hunt is going to be a stud in this league, unfortunately he will hit a dead spot once teams start to figure him out. Point being if you can get Ezekiel Elliot or Le’Veon Bell for Hunt he’s a must trade away. Beyond that also if you have been a product of the injury bug and can get two starters at the running back position, then he’s worth letting go. I know it seems crazy but he can be used as huge leverage to rookie players. Some people right now are willing to give two high end starters for Hunt and I say jump all over that.
  3. Stefon Diggs- Don’t get me wrong Diggs is absolutely a high end RB1 but as of now he has four touchdowns. In his previous seasons in the NFL he has a season high of four touchdowns for the season and he’s never been a red zone threat. Maybe that changes or maybe he comes back down to earth and you can pretty much get any receiver for him considering his is the number one wide receiver in fantasy as of week 5. It’s not about him being a great player it’s about following trends and the trends say his four touchdowns in four weeks won’t continue.

 

BUY LOW

  1. Terrelle Pryor- As of week 5 he’s the 44th ranked wide receiver. Believe me that will change. The talent of this young man is unparalleled. We saw glimpses in week four with the bomb he caught for a touchdown on Monday night football over Marcus Peters who is an all pro corner. But I believe he’ll finish the year as a top 20 wide receiver trade for that man.
  2. Martavis Bryant- The reasoning here is just the offense that he’s playing in. Being the number two on a team with Antonio Brown is huge. He sees one-on-one coverage a lot more and his body type and skill set will allow him to crush one-on-one. I have honestly never seen this much talent go unused like Bryant’s. I believe an explosion is on its way in the coming weeks buy low on this man.
  3. Dez Bryant- Let’s take a look at the defensive backs that have shadowed Bryant to this point. Janoris Jenkins, Chris Harris JR./Aquib Talib, Patrick Peterson and Trumaine Johnson. Wow what a tough four game stretch that is to start the season. Now is the time to pick up Bryant. Through his toughest challenges and will start making more plays based on the level of competition that he will have guarding him. This man is an absolute competitor and won’t be held in check to long he’s a buy low for sure.
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