Buy Low Sell High Week 5
Buy Low Sell High is created to help you find the best players at each position to either invest in at a low price or sell high because you think the players stock has hit its peak. It is Week 5 so more byes start coming into play and the Wolf of Fantasy Football Wall Street is kicking it up a notch after a successful Week 4, with Buy Low Sell High Week 5.
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- Quarterback Rankings: Week 5
- Running Back Rankings: Week 5
- Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 5
- Tight Ends Rankings: Week 5
- Flex Fantasy Rankings: Week 5
- Kicker & Defense Rankings: Week 5
Quarterback – Buy Low
The 2015 First overall pick is having a bit of a sophomore slump early in the season and it is starting to concern head coach Dirk Koetter. This season Jameis Winston has 1,108 passing yards, eight touchdowns, and eight interceptions. Winston last week 17-35 for 179 yards, zero touchdowns, two interceptions and one rushing touchdown.
Those numbers are obviously not what you are looking for from your starting quarterback but last week he played Denver and has had an extremely difficult schedule thus far in the season. This week he will travel to Carolina for another tough matchup, even though the Panthers did just give up 504 passing yards to Matt Ryan.
I know it’s early to be talking playoffs but Winston’s schedule gets much more favorable after his Week 6 bye and he plays the New Orleans Saints twice in the fantasy playoffs. Also, there have been only three rookie quarterbacks to ever throw for 4,000 yards in their rookie season, Andrew Luck, Cam Newton and Jameis Winston. Luck and Newton both finished the next season as a top five quarterback. Just some food for thought.
Quarterback – Sell High
Speaking of rookie quarterbacks, our quarterback Sell High is Dallas Cowboys rookie Dak Prescott. Prescott has impressed this season with 1,012 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. He has been a good real life quarterback but not producing a ton of fantasy points ranking 11th in fantasy football points per game according to Gridiron Experts.
His next two games are home against the Bengals and on the road in Green Bay. This season Prescott’s numbers at home average out to be 237.5 passing yards and 0.5 touchdowns. The Bengals defense is also coming off a stellar game where they held Ryan Tannehill to 189 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
Then in Week 7 it’s their bye week and Tony Romo is expected back Week 8 and is believed to be the starter once he returns.
Running Back – Buy Low
[the_ad id=”63198″]Jamaal Charles finally returned this week and was actually the first running back to get a carry for the Chiefs. Head coach Andy Reid did say they would ease Charles back Sunday night against the Steelers but it was a great sign to see him finally on the field.
This week Charles has a bye and after that bye, I expect the Chiefs to let loose Charles. With all the concern around Charles and the emergence of Spencer Ware, Charles is a cheap ticket. Even if Charles does split time with Ware, he has the highest yards per carry out of all NFL running backs ever with 5.5 yards in his career. In fact, Charles has never had a season under five yards per carry, so him sharing work doesn’t really scare me.
The Chief’s schedule also gets much easier the next four games where they play; at Oakland, New Orleans, at Indianapolis, Jacksonville.
Running Back – Sell High
Mark Ingram looked good last week with 56 yards, one touchdown on the ground and six catches for 49 yards through the air. In his last two games, Ingram has had 33 carries, 133 yards, one touchdown on the ground and 10 catches, 79 yards, and one touchdown through the air.
This week the Saints are on a bye and owners may want Ingram after his last two good weeks. So please Sell High while there is still time. Ingram has only played more than 13 games once in his five-year career and is about to hit the hardest schedule for a running back for the remainder of the season. I encourage all Ingram owners to check out his schedule here.
Wide Receiver – Buy Low
Mike Evans and the entire Buccaneers offense was smothered by the Broncos defense only allowing Evans to gain 59 yards on five catches. As mentioned above, I like Winston’s upside the remainder of the season but I love Evan’s upside more.
Evans is quietly leading the league in targets with 50, for any of you nonmath majors out there, that’s a pace for 200 targets. This season Evans has 26 catches, 360 yards, and three touchdowns. That’s a pace of 104 catches, 1,440 yards, and 12 touchdowns and has had a ridiculously difficult schedule.
He is in his third year and ready to absolutely break out this season and it starts this week against the Carolina Panthers who just surrendered 300 yards and one touchdown to Julio Jones.
Wide Receiver – Sell High
Since the beginning of the season, I have been proclaiming to Sell High on Alshon Jeffery because of his name value alone. I do not doubt his talent; I doubt his inability to stay healthy throughout his career. He has been ok this season with 17 catches for 318 yards but not worth the early investment most owners paid when drafting him.
Every week this season he has been a headache for fantasy owners appearing on the injury report and this past week he was on the injury report for two separate soft tissue injuries. He played through the injuries but looked unhealthy against the Detroit Lions managing only 46 yards on three catches.
The last point, the Bears refused to pay Jeffery a long term contract which is eye opening in today’s NFL for an elite receiver not to be paid. That should tell us something that maybe the Bears know that the public doesn’t.
Tight End – Buy Low
[the_ad id=”66460″]Tyler Eifert for many people including myself was my tight end sleeper that happened to lead me to a championship. Eifert is set to return this week after recovering from an ankle injury sustained in last year’s Pro Bowl. Yet, there isn’t a ton of news surrounding Eifert’s return and people seem to be sleeping on him again.
This season Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah has 11 catches on 22 targets for 144 yards. We know Eifert is touchdown dependent and Uzomah is on pace for 88 targets, Eifert had only 72 targets last season. Eifert scores touchdowns and with the lack of weapons on the Bengals he may see an increase in targets.
Keep your eyes and ears open to see the availability of Eifert who many people forget led the NFL in touchdowns among tight ends with 13 last season.
Tight End – Sell High
Hunter Henry continues to impress with another good game this past week against the Saints racking up 61 yards on four catches and one touchdown. Even though in Henry’s last two games he has nine catches for 133 yards and one touchdown I am encouraging owners to Sell High while the tight end market is desperate. It is simple supply and demand right now at the tight end position.
Henry has some hype surrounding him since he was the first tight end drafted in the 2016 NFL draft.
The two things we can’t forget though are once Antonio Gates return, it will be his job and is currently only seven touchdowns away from the all-time touchdown record for tight ends. The second thing is rookie tight ends always struggle in year one.
Henry is the future for the Chargers but as long as Gates has a uniform, it will be his job. So find a panicking owner who buys into the hype around Henry and Sell High.[the_ad id=”66090″]
Mitchell is working full-time as Senior Writer & On-Air Talent at Chat Sports in Dallas, TX. Mitchell is a Head Writer at Gridiron Experts and Co-Host of the Empire Fantasy Podcast. He also is a featured fantasy writer for the Fantasy Footballers and FantasyPros. Mitchell has a Ph.D. in Fantasy Football so give him a follow on Twitter @MitchellRenz365.