Time to Make a Move: Buy Low and Sell High Players

Time to Make a Move: Buy Low and Sell High Players


Are you the type of fantasy owner that likes to ride their team out? Advancements you do come strictly via the waiver wire as you’re too stubborn to ponder a trade. If so, you’re riding a thin line to improve as your prospects of growing to more of a complete team are being over ruled by your deficiencies to seek out a trade. A buy low and sell high philosophy is always a great strategy in business and works in the fantasy sports world as well.

Sell High

Philip Rivers
In years past it used to be the Chargers poor starts to seasons that turned heads negatively. This year they spun things positively thanks to a new regime with Mike McCoy and Ken Whisenhunt. From a personnel standpoint not much has changed besides signing Danny Woodhead and the drafting of Keenan Allen. It’s the scheme. For the first five games yards have come aplenty for the Chargers. But they’ve never put together a true complete game, even against Philadelphia, as their defense was torched. The success the offense is having now I do not believe will continue. That will cause Rivers to press and diminish his fantasy value when the turnovers appear. Malcolm Floyd is already out, and Mathews left Sunday’s game with what appeared to be a concussion. Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown won’t cut it as tail backs. How long can the ageless wonder Antonio Gates remain at full strength? There are too many lingering questions for me to be sold on Rivers having a complete turn around season.

Hakeem Nicks
There are owners in your fantasy league that will take a New York Giants alleged stud receiver. Dating back to the days of Amani Toomer the Giants have been a boom team for receivers over the last ten to fifteen years. With Eli Manning still gunning each week the expected receivers to thrive remain Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz. Rueben Randle’s emergence can’t be overlooked. He is becoming a vital threat each week and digging into the stats of Nicks and Cruz. Cruz is of heavy value to the Giants with a new contract. Nicks on the other hand is continually plagued by injuries. Get what you can for him before his on the field play slides or he ends up injured.

Larry Fitzgerald
Fitz’s yardage numbers are on the decline yet again. After an impressive week one he posted three consecutive weeks of 80 yards or less. This past Sunday he failed to eclipse over 40 yards receiving. There are numerous problems reappearing for the Cardinals offense. They’re based around a poor offensive line and lack of running game. Carson Palmer’s protection has began to erode since week one and it’s causing a dip in big plays. I don’t see the Cardinals fixing their woes anytime soon and that’s a recipe for another poor Fitzgerald season.
Others: Matt Ryan, Doug Martin, Knowshown Moreno, and DeSean Jackson

Buy Low

Cam Newton
Momentum is a catalyst that Cam Newton cannot grasp early in a season. Yesterday he had the Panthers in Cardinals territory several times. On the first Panthers drive Newton had the Panthers inside the Cardinals five yard line, only to see Steve Smith drop a touchdown. A few series later the Panthers went for a fourth and one by throwing the football. It was also dropped—this time by Brandon LaFell. Pinpointing the Panthers offensive woes solely around Newton is a huge mistake. This team needs their playmakers to perform better. Arizona is always a tough team to play on their home field. While the Newton “send him to the bench” chants reign, now is the time to get yourself a steal before he re-arises on the fantasy quarterback boards.

Pierre Thomas
New Orleans is not going to have Drew Brees pull back from the center and hand the football off thirty to thirty five times a game. With the low amount of carries the Saints average Pierre Thomas can be sought for pennies. He has great flex value and even RB2 value in deeper leagues. Out of the backfield he is a constant threat in the Saints short pass attack plans. He scored a couple touchdowns Sunday doing just that.

Everything is against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Performance has been despicable and even Vegas has created a comedy of the Jaguars. Tabbing them as the biggest underdog ever for their game against Denver. Contrarian views in sports is an ability one has to foresee after all the unexpected events that continually happen. I won’t go to the extreme of saying Jacksonville will win three games, but I do think their offense will grow vastly over the next four weeks. MJD has been a premier back in the NFL for quite some time. Reach out to the MJD fantasy owner and get a bargain steal now.
Others: Joe Flacco, Russ Wilson, and TY Hilton


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