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Buy Low/Sell High Week 6

We are deep into the fantasy football season and we are coming to the part of the season where you have to be sharp. With bye weeks in full effect until Week 12, there may be weeks where you are scrambling to win. One fun task when trading players is see when their bye week is because if you trade for someone who had their week off then that's an advantage to you. Below are some Buy Low/High Sell players who will help your fantasy team.

Buy Low

Joe Mixon

As a fantasy owner who drafted Joe Mixon in the late first round or second round, you have to be hating yourself. I would too if my starting running back was currently RB32, averaging 8.9 fantasy points per game with a 3.7 YPC on the season. Why would you want a running back like that on your fantasy team? Well let’s start from the beginning. Mixon started the year a little banged up and played some of the hardest run stopping teams in the league. That could cause anyone to have a poor start to their season, especially without the team’s best player in A.J Green. He is slowly starting to separate himself away from Gio Bernad in snaps after posting his best week last week, playing 63-percent of the team's snaps. He has now posted three straight weeks of at least 60 rushing yards and he is moving into Week 6 with the 7th best remaining schedule for fantasy running backs. A.J. Green reportedly will be back in week 7 so look for this offense to open up and allow Mixon to get back to his best talent. Buy Low while you can.

Possible bait to trade: See if LeSean McCoy or Devonta Freeman will do it. You might need to throw in cheap depth piece but you be happy in the end.

Robby Anderson & Jamison Crowder

This one is combined since about two weeks ago I talked about Robby Anderson being a Buy Low candidate for what his track record had shown. Ever since the Jets' bye week, his value has gotten even lower. If you want to read more on Anderson, please go back to my Buy Low/Sell High for Week 4 as I go into more detail. I will discuss Jaminson Crowder into detail as he may be on the end of the bench in many teams right now. Sam Donald is coming back after being medically cleared to play, which will boost the whole Jets’ offense as a whole but it will also do wonders for Crowder. Adam Gase’s offense always runs through the slot position and there is a proven record that every offense Gase has run, the slot player thrives. In week one against a strong Bills team, Donald and Crowder were able to combine for 14 receptions for 99 yards. Especially in PPR leagues, this is the time to put him on your team for very cheap.

Try Trading: Demarcus Robinson since Hill will be back now, Bryon Pingle or Randall Cobb type.

Sell High

Robert Woods & Brandin Cooks

Time to sell high on McVay’s offense. Woods and Cooks are both solid wide receivers but they are only as good as their quarterback can get them the ball. Jared Goff has been very inconsistent all season and doesn’t prefer to throw the ball to either one of these guys. Cooper Kupp is Goff’s favorite wide receivers this season. Kupp almost has more targets (63) than both Woods (47) and Cooks (34) have combined. They have the 5th worst schedule remaining for wide receivers in the league and with the recent emergence of Gerald Everett, things could start getting worse for them. Both their values are at a high right now so this could be the perfect to unload them for a higher upside player.

Trade for: Julian Edelman, TY Hilton or those upset with Julio Jones so far.

Will Fuller

This one is pretty obvious after an historic performance against the Falcons last week. Will Fuller will have another good match-up against the Chiefs so you can use that to your advantage when trading. He has played well actually but for season long I don't expect this production to continue all year.One fact to know about the Houston team is for some reason they are really bad at home and really good on the road. Since there are six homes games compared five away games left, the odds for great games aren't good. His fellow teammate, DeAndre Hopkins, has been mediocre to start the year but star players don't stay quiet for long so expect a rebound for him. Sell your Fuller shares before he disappears in this offense or gets injured.

Trade for: Tyler Boyd, Michael Gallup, or DJ Moore or those fed up with Odell Beckham and DeAndre Hopkins

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