Buy Low Sell High Week 9
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 9 and after a week with six NFL teams on a bye, many fantasy owners are in need of a win. The Wolf of Fantasy Football Wall Street is looking to continue his success after a successful Week 8, with Buy Low Sell High Week 9.
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Quarterback – Buy Low
Philip Rivers this past week was 20-47 for 267 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. One of those interceptions was taken for a touchdown, but the ball should have been caught and instead slipped through his receiver’s fingers and went for a Broncos touchdown.
Rivers has faced the Broncos twice in the last three weeks which is not an easy task. Especially in Denver and on a short week on Thursday night football back in Week 6. Good news is he will not play the Broncos anymore this season.
Rivers this season against all teams not named the Broncos has averaged 306 passing yards, two touchdowns, and 0.6 interceptions this season. Also, for teams preparing for the playoffs he has a great playoff schedule that consists of @CAR, OAK, @CLE.
Quarterback – Sell High[the_ad id=”66786″]For the first time, this NFL season a player has been a Sell High two weeks in a row. If you look at Blake Bortles’s box score you would think he played great, 337 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions.
If you watched the game, you would know he looked awful and might not have a starting job in the NFL soon. Entering the fourth quarter he had 184 yards and one touchdown. In the fourth quarter of a blowout game, he managed to rack up 153 yards and two touchdowns. Those are some serious garbage points.
Even though he is the king of garbage points, if he continues to perform so horribly he may be actually a garbage man very soon.
Running Back – Buy Low
This is a running back situation to pay close attention too. DeMarco Murray has been the workhorse running back all season but injured his toe in Week 8 and since the Titans were beating the Jaguars so badly they turned to Derrick Henry.
Henry has 16 carries for 60 yards and one touchdown. It has been by far his best game as a rookie and the Titans might want to limit Murray’s workload going forward to keep him healthy. If anything were to happen to Murray, then Henry could be a league winner.
Running Back – Sell High
Ryan Mathews this week managed seven fantasy points. Many might say, oh that’s not so bad. If you watched the game you would know that he didn’t play a lot. In fact, he played only eight snaps the entire game. He had four carries for 10 yards and one touchdown.
Since Week 3, he has 40 carries for 163 yards and one touchdown. That’s about eight carries for 32.6 yards and 0.2 touchdowns a game. For a goal line running back, those are not very good numbers.
His name does have some value in the fantasy community so poke around to see what people may offer. The Eagles seem to be taking him out of their game plan which means you should too.
Wide Receiver – Buy Low
Even though DeAndre Hopkins was my biggest wide receiver bust coming into the season, I think his value has hit rock bottom and its time to Buy Low. I would only buy Hopkins for the cheap. Nothing more than a player that is your flex option or WR3 or RB3.
This past week Hopkins had four catches for 41 yards to add to his season total of 40 catches, for 434 yards and three touchdowns. Hopkins is talented but his bad numbers aren’t because of him. They are due to Brock Osweiler and as I have stated since they signed him, he stinks.
My optimism for Hopkins is because the schedule will get easier which should help Osweiler get Hopkins the ball. The Texans after their Week 9 bye play @JAC, @OAK, SD, @GB, @IND, JAC, CIN.
Hopkins is too talented to have this bad of a season so hopefully, Osweiler can play better and get Hopkins the ball.
Wide Receiver – Sell High
Look at his fantasy points, ten points which are alright production. Jeremy Maclin had three catches for 43 yards and one touchdown to add to his season total of 30 catches for 376 yards and two touchdowns on the season.
Maclin is a player with name value still even though his season has been underwhelming, to say the least. The Chiefs have been conservative as always and it’s impacting Maclin. He has only scored more than 10 points twice this season.
I want nothing to do with Maclin so if you can find someone willing to trade for him based on his name then I say pull the trigger.
Tight End – Buy Low[the_ad id=”63198″]Back in Week 2, I told fantasy owners to Buy Low on Gary Barnidge and I am telling owners to Buy Low again for one reason. Josh McCown is back and will be targeting Barnidge a ton. Dating back to last season and in the limited time this season, McCown has shown his love for targeting Barnidge.
This past week he had three catches for 42 yards on seven targets. Since the Browns will more than likely be losing every game, expect Barnidge to get feed targets. He has 33 catches for 403 yards and zero touchdowns this season.
Just a little extra fluff, last year Barnidge averaged six catches for 86 yards and 0.86 touchdowns a game when McCown was the QB.
Tight End – Sell High
No confidence in Blake Bortles has led me to Selling High on Julius Thomas. How can I trust a player when his quarterback is arguably one of the worst starting quarterbacks in the league? Last week Thomas caught a touchdown when his team was trailing 27-0.
In a game where they were trailing the entire game, Thomas managed only three catches for 28 yards and one touchdown. This season he has only 19 catches for 224 yards and three touchdowns.
A player who hasn’t had more than 30 receiving yards in his last four games and has a track record of getting hurt can be sold high because of a need for tight ends and name value. Other owners will see his points from last week and his name and be interested.[the_ad id=”65749″]