Buy Low Sell High Week 6
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 6 and only two teams have a bye this week.The Wolf of Fantasy Football Wall Street is looking to continue his success after a successful Week 5, with Buy Low Sell High Week 6.
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Quarterback – Buy Low[the_ad id=”63198″]The Carolina Panthers drop to 1-4 on the season after losing on Monday Night Football to the Buccaneers. Cam Newton was held out of the game due to a concussion suffered last week.
In Newton’s four games this season he has 974 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions with 147 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
The concussion has me a little uneasy about Newton but it may be the only time all season where you will be able to buy low on him and he has the nickname “Super Cam” for a reason.
Last year’s MVP will play the Saints this week, then go on a bye and then take on the Cardinals who have struggled against mobile quarterbacks this season. Giving up 19 carries, 146 yards and two touchdowns to the last two mobile quarterbacks they faced in Tyrod Taylor and Blaine Gabbert.
Quarterback – Sell High
Who would have thought, the name Brian Hoyer would be featured in a sell high portion of any article? So let’s have some fun, this season in Hoyer’s three starts he has averaged 339 passing yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions. His passer rating for the season is 108.5 and if you extrapolate his numbers through an entire 16 game season they look like 5,424 yards, 32 TDs, and zero interceptions. If you can get that kind of value for Hoyer in your league then I’d suggest finding a new league.
Enough messing around, now I understand that this is probably only for two quarterback leagues but heck Hoyer has been a top five quarterback the last two weeks so anything is possible.
The future of Jay Cutler is still foggy in Chicago but he may take his job back once he returns so if you can get any kind of value for Hoyer, do it.
Running Back – Buy Low
After a great week one, the last four games have been EH, ok. His yards per carry is 3.5 and has struggled to make an impact in the passing game. So why buy high on C.J. Anderson?
For one, he is scoring touchdowns and is still the focal point of an offense with a fantastic defense. The second reason is his schedule. Next five games at SD, HOU, SD, at Oak , at NO. The Chargers are ranked 30th against running backs, Houston has been bad against the run since losing J.J. Watt, Raiders are ranked 25th against running backs this season and the Saints who are ranked dead last against running backs.
The next five weeks are looking really promising for Anderson so if you know anyone trying to trade him, grab him.
Running Back – Sell High
Terrance West looked good last week with 11 carries for 95 yards and seemed to be the main ball carrier for the Ravens. Yes, West looked good but the Redskins have been one of the worst run defenses this season and rookie running back Kenneth Dixon is about to get a larger role.
Dixon was drafted out of Louisiana Tech and is by far the best running back in Baltimore. Not only will West lose touches to Dixon, the Ravens schedule gets difficult the next four weeks; at NYG, at NYJ, BYE, and PIT. The Giants are ranked 11th against running backs, the Jets are ranked third against running backs and the Steelers their last three home games have surrendered an average of 68 rushing yards a game.
Wide Receiver – Buy Low[the_ad id=”58837″]People love to overreact after week one and this is the exact same thing. Tom Brady played in his first game since his four-game suspension. Fantasy owners will believe since Julian Edelman didn’t have a good game, that is how it will be all season and since it was against the Browns people are overreacting even more.
Edelman had five catches for 35 yards this past week and has 24 catches for 231 yards with zero touchdowns this season. In the last three seasons with Brady, Edelman has averaged 6.6 catches, 70 yards and 0.44 touchdowns a game. This is what I would expect for the rest of the season.
Edelman a great wide receiver two option the rest of the season.
Wide Receiver Sell -High
The public and fantasy community react to what they see and when a game is on National television then the outcome of a player gets overblown whether it’s good or bad. Jeremey Kerley had a great game this past week against the Cardinals with eight catches, 102 yards, and one touchdown.
The last two weeks Kerley has had 14 catches for 190 yards and two touchdowns on 23 targets. So why should you sell high on Kerley? The 49er fans want Colin Kaepernick as his name was chanted throughout the stadium. The 49ers are 1-4 and have lost four games in a row and might give the fans what they want this week with Kaepernick.
Kerley relies on short precise routes and that is not Kaepernick’s strength at all. Last year Kaepernick’s numbers on passes from 1-10 yards are a passer rating of 53.9 with zero touchdowns and four interceptions.
Tight End – Buy Low
After missing the last two games of the season, Zach Ertz returned with three catches for 37 yards in a loss to the Detroit Lions. The Eagles as a whole didn’t look like the team that just beat the Steelers 34-3 in Week 3. That being said, Ertz was involved in the offense and continues to be a focal point of the passing game.
This season Ertz has nine catches for 95 yards in two games. He will be a safety blanket for rookie Carson Wentz since Ertz is catching 90 percent of the balls thrown his way.
Ertz consistent involvement in the offense and favorable schedule leave him as a legitimate top eight tight end the rest of the season.
Tight End – Sell High
In case anybody didn’t know, Tom Brady is back and the Patriots look like the favorites in the AFC. Also, Martellus Bennet was the leading scoring tight end in Week 5 with six catches for 67 yards and three touchdowns.
Bennet this season has 21 catches, 314 yards, and four touchdowns and is the second highest scoring tight end this season.
I ran a poll on twitter, follow me @mitchellrenz365 which you can see below.The results of this poll mean that one out of every six people would rather have Bennet over Reed or two owners in a 12-man league. Find those owners and make a deal.
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