Buy Low Sell High Week 8
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 8 and after this week, the NFL regular season will be halfway over. The Wolf of Fantasy Football Wall Street is looking to continue his success after a successful Week 7, with Buy Low Sell High Week 8.
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Quarterback – Buy Low
The Steelers are on a bye so the talk about Ben Roethlisberger’s injury will die down. Roethlisberger injured his knee in Week 6 and was originally supposed to miss 4-to-6 weeks. But this is Roethlisberger we are talking about who has been known to play through injuries and could be back Week 9.
This season he has 1,685 yards, 16 touchdowns, and six interceptions. It is a perfect week for the Steelers to be on a bye after Antonio Brown injured his thigh.
The Steelers have one of the best offenses in football so Buy Low on Roethlisberger while you still can.
Quarterback – Sell High
[the_ad id=”63198″]Blake Bortles isn’t so much a Sell High, as much as he is simply a sell. Bottom line, Bortles stinks and if you can get anything for him that’s selling high. Bortles was one of my Busts coming into the season and has played like a bust all season.
He has 1,567 yards passing with nine touchdowns and nine interceptions. He looks out of sync with his offense and like one of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL. He is surrounded by talented pass catchers yet, cannot get it done.
He has always had a turnover problem but threw for plenty of touchdowns last year to help compensate for the interceptions. He has thrown at least one interception in five of six games this season. After his poor performance against the Raiders, it’s time to sell Bortles.
Running Back – Buy Low
Lamar Miller had 11 carries for 61 yards in their Monday Night loss to the Broncos. He split snaps with Alfred Blue 35-32 in favor of Blue. The reason was because Miller injured his shoulder early in the game.
Miller is expected to be a full-go for the game in Week 8, but like I always say, people overreact to prime time games. The fact that Miller split carries on Monday Night Football will scare owners to trading him.
He has a favorable schedule for the rest of the season plus with a steady workload make Miller a fantastic Buy Low option.
Running Back – Sell High
For me this one was easy. Jeremy Hill this week had nine carries for 168 yards and one touchdown which are impressive stats. What isn’t impressive is it was against the Browns. This season Hill has 84 carries, 439 yards and four touchdowns which are pretty good numbers. He also has averaged 3.6 yards per carry against other teams not named the Browns and has only received 8.6 carries a game in his last three games which again, is not good.
Hill played a horrible team and looked great, that’s about it. He has slowly been getting passed by Giovani Bernard the last three weeks and played more snaps than Hill this past week against the Browns.
Hill’s value is the highest it will be for the rest of the season.
Wide Receiver – Buy Low[the_ad id=”66786″]Dez Bryant is finally expected to play this week. This season he has 11 catches for 150 yards and one touchdown. Dez is one of the most talented receivers in the NFL but has suffered injuries recently which have held him back.
This week Bryant gets the Eagles who he has feasted on in the last three seasons but especially his last two games against them. In his last two games, Bryant has 11 catches, 218 yards, and four touchdowns.
All it will take is one big game from Dez to remind everyone how great he is, so trade for him before people remember.
Wide Receiver – Sell High
Brandon LaFell looked great this past week with four catches for 83 yards and one touchdown, the only problem, it was against the Browns. Anyone that does anything good against the Browns, shouldn’t count. On the season LaFell has 27 grabs for 372 yards and four touchdowns with all four of his touchdowns coming in his last three games.
My two concerns for LaFell are first he isn’t any good. The second is with the near return of Tyler Eifert could mean fewer touchdowns for LaFell.
Tight End – Buy Low[the_ad id=”58837″]First, how the heck, do you even say this guy’s name? Seriously, C.J. Fiedorowicz is not your common name. It will soon be a household name, well at least for Texans fans or fantasy nerds. He only had five catches for 35 yards against the Broncos on Monday Night Football which will lower his value.
His last three weeks before the Denver game he had 14 catches, on 21 targets for 194 yards and two touchdowns. Those are solid tight end numbers. That’s an average of 4.6 catches, seven targets, 64.6 yards and 0.66 touchdowns a game.
This week he plays the Lions who have been the worst team in the NFL in stopping opposing tight ends. Grab him before he has a breakout week against the Lions.
Tight End – Sell High
The rookie Hunter Henry came back down the earth with one catch for 16 yards this week against the Falcons. He was on pace for the best rookie tight end season in the last decade. Rookie tight ends normally don’t play well because it’s a difficult position to adapt too.
Also, as long as old man Antonio Gates is still on the field, Philip Rivers will feed him with targets as he did this past week. Gates had 10 targets to Henry’s three targets.
Currently, Henry is in the concussion protocol but looks to be fine to play but this may limit his snap count for Week 8, especially against one of the hardest hitting teams in the NFL with the Broncos. I am expecting another bad game for Henry so Sell High while you still have time.[the_ad id=”65749″]
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