Buy Low/Sell High Week 5
I can't believe we already passed the quarter mark of the season. It felt like yesterday that we are just drafting our teams for the season ahead. At this point in the season, you know where your team sits and it’s time to make some moves. Some more desperate than others but I’m gonna give you a few players to Sell High and Buy Low on.
George Kittle, TE, San Francisco 49ers
Kittle has been a bit of a disappointment to begin the season as far what he showed us last season. Prior to Week 4 as he was on a bye week, Kittle had ranked 13th among all TE in terms of fantasy points. After averaging 13 points a game in 2018, his production has fallen dramatically down to 8.3 points a game. What the reason behind the decline? It’s not him because he is leading the team in targets, yards, red zone attempts and snaps. It’s the defense, after being the season-worst defense in 2018, they are ranked 4th at this point of the season. When you’re not forced to play catch up the offense isn’t always needed to produce big. Things will turn around for him as the season goes on. He has the best remaining schedule among all tight ends and he gets to play the Cardinals twice mid-season. This is the time to make the trade awhile his value is low.
Possible bait to trade: Mark Andrews (Talk about him Later)
Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons
Over the past few weeks, Ridley has really disappointed his owners as he has four catches for 38 yards in the last two games. Players like Austin Hooper and Mohamed Sanu have been in the spotlight as Ridley has taken a backseat. I don’t believe it’s him, as teams are double covering him as part of their game plan. I think he can bounce back as he has the eight easiest schedule for wide receivers. He has too much talent to not turn things around. Now with the defense dismantled by injuries, expect the offense to play caught up and throw the ball a ton. Take a shot on Ridley now, while his stock is low.
Try Trading: Tyrell Willams or Hollywood Brown
Kenyan Drake, RB, and Preston Williams, WR, Miami Dolphins
I understand your thoughts as you read this. Miami’s offense isn’t something we scream for in fantasy but this is the perfect time to buy them. Miami has played at an all-time low as of right now but it has to go up They have played four playoff contenders will above-average defenses. Williams is leading the team in basically every category as a rookie. Drake basically owns the entire backfield to himself at this point. They do have easier match-ups coming up soon, especially with one of the better playoff runs coming up. It’s a risk but a low risk. Go get these guys on the squad.
Try trading: Use players under performing. Two for one kind of deal
David Johnson, RB. Arizona Cardinals
After Sunday will be the perfect time to trade David Johnson especially in PPR leagues. I think value hits an all-time high. He will be productive but how much? He has multiple division games left against three great defenses. During weeks 8-11 he has brutal matc-hups you don’t want any part of. He is going to be limited as a rusher since the offensive line is horrible and the offense is run by a rookie. Kyler Murray will continue to have rookie pains all season and it will affect Johnson. When you have the 27th most difficult schedule left, things tend to not work out in their favor. If it wasn’t for his receiving abilities then Johnson would be considered a bust as he has 173 yards in four games. Wait for after he plays the Bengals then sell high.
Trade for: Try a two for one: LeVon Bell, David Montgomery. Josh Jacobs.
Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore Ravens
This also might be a surprise on my list but if you are looking to make a big move this is it. Granted I’m a fan of Andrews and he should continue to produce but teams will figure him out and has the hardest remaining schedule left in the league and especially during your playoff run. His production has kinda dipped over the last few weeks but people remember how he started the season. After back to back 100 games, he has only topped 35 yards since then. I think this could be the time to make a move awhile the hype is still there. Go make him available.
Trade for: George Kittle or Evan Engarm