BUY LOW SELL HIGH FANTASY FOOTBALL
We are getting to the point of the season where some managers start to coast or become a little more complacent with their team, and that leads to great opportunities for your team to pull ahead of the competition. Today, we are looking at three players that you sell high in your leagues and three players that have a favorable value that you should try to capitalize on:
Ja’Marr Chase, WR
For managers of Ja’Marr Chase, it has been panic in the streets for the past few weeks. He has been consistently getting outscored by his teammate Tee Higgins, and he hasn’t been able to find his footing in the offense. The thing is, his disappointment hasn’t come from a lack of work, it’s come from a lack of his signature big plays. He is running routes on nearly every dropback for the Bengals, and he is bound to start breaking off some highlight plays soon. Go kick the tires on the young stud before his value skyrockets in the coming weeks.
Kyle Pitts, TE
This one is not based on any sort of statistics or numerical projections for Pitts’ season. The only reason that he is here is because of his insanely low price. He has been one of the biggest busts in all of fantasy so far this season, and it seems like most fantasy managers of the young tight end have given up on him. His production certainly hasn’t been there yet, but nobody denies his talent or potential. Given his cheap price, it would be worth trading for Pitts and stashing him on your bench in hopes of a breakout later this year. If he does breakout like we hope he can, you have an elite positional advantage. If he continues to bust, you can just drop him and move on with little consequence.
Michael Pittman Jr.
Pittman has underwhelmed since returning from his quad injury a couple of weeks ago, and fantasy players may be starting to get impatient with his lack of high-scoring weeks. He hasn’t gotten the points that people have hoped he would, but he actually hasn’t been that far off. He was targeted twice in a row in the endzone last week, but they were both caught out of bounds and resulted in no touchdown. With Jonathan Taylor out for at least a week, he will be the team’s primary weapon in the offense and is a prime candidate for a bounce-back. Try to go grab Pittman low while you still can.
Austin Ekeler, RB
On Sunday, Austin Ekeler put up a 2021-type performance, scoring three touchdowns in an easy win over the lowly Texans. This was a breath of new life for Ekeler’s fantasy season. It may look to most like he’s finally finding his groove, but I’m not sold on him returning to his 2021 form. He’s still not getting a ton of carries, and the backup RB’s for the Chargers have been far more involved than they ever were last year. Combine that with the fact that he’s not the goal line back for the team and that Keenan Allen will be back soon to reclaim a bunch of targets, and you have plenty of reasons to sell Ekeler while his value is at a new high.
Zach Ertz, TE
Ertz has been very good this year and is currently sitting as the TE4 in PPR leagues. The problem with him is that he likely won’t be able to keep that up all season. He’s been one of the most targeted players on the Cardinals team so far this season, but with DeAndre Hopkins coming back in just a couple weeks, that will almost certainly change. Ertz still has name value and has the production to back it up right now, so I would try to package him and a solid running back or wide receiver for one of the elite tight ends to give yourself an advantage at the position that will last all season.
Miles Sanders, RB
After a multi-touchdown game last week, there seems to be a new sense of confidence in the fantasy community around Miles Sanders. This Eagles team looks a lot better than the ones we’ve seen the past few years, and that’s making people confident that his production is here to stay. I’m not as sure as everyone else seems to be. He is averaging under three targets per game so far this season, and while he’s had decent success finding the end zone, he still has the looming threat of Jalen Hurts stealing his rushing touchdowns. He is having a good season so far, but it just doesn’t look like it’s here to stay. Go out and see what you can get for Sanders after an explosive Week 4 performance.
Leo Sells is a passionate fan for the Patriots and 76ers, and he has been playing fantasy sports for over five years. In addition to writing articles about sports and winning his fantasy football leagues, Leo likes to play sports and spend time with his family and friends doing outdoor activities, such as hiking or fishing.