Fantasy Football Buy Low Sell High Week 11
By this point in the season, you should have a pretty good grasp on how good your fantasy football team is. The beauty of the game is that no matter how positive or negative the outlook is, you can always do something to improve your roster. Today, we will take a look at some buy-low players in fantasy football that could help you bring home a championship and three sell-high players that you should look to move off of at the right price:
Cooper Kupp, WR
This one is very situational and moderately risky. Kupp was diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain that will knock him 4-6 weeks, and the team chose to put him on IR. While he will probably miss most of the fantasy football season, there’s a chance that he’s back for the most important part: the playoffs. If he can come back in Week 15 or 16, he could win a lot of people championships. So, if your team is competing for the title and you have good depth, it’s worth going out and buying low on one of the best receivers in the game to use him in the playoffs. This buying window doesn’t work for teams who are still fighting for the playoffs, but if you already have your ticket punched, buying Kupp at this low price could be the difference between a first-round playoff exit and championship.
Ken Walker, RB
Walker had a rough outing last Sunday, rushing for only 17 yards in a loss to the Buccaneers. His fantasy day was saved in PPR leagues by a few late receptions, but he was still very underwhelming to the standards he’s set so far this year. This game is anomalous in his overall season production, however. He played against one of the best run defenses in the league, and they were playing from behind for most of the game. Seattle wants to get the run game going over the back stretch of this season, and it’s never a bad idea to bet on explosive young talent in fantasy football. The rookie is capable of winning people’s fantasy championships, and now is likely the best buy-low window we will get for him all season.
Chris Olave, WR
I had Olave on this list last week, and he followed that up by putting up a duck of a game against the Steelers. He only had three catches on the game, and that should never happen with the lack of weapons New Orleans has on offense. I know it’s not easy, but try to forget about his sub-par last two games, it’s time to look to the future. He has a great playoff schedule, and he theoretically should be the top pass catcher on this team. We all know he is a skilled player, and now’s a good opportunity to buy-low on the youth, opportunity, and talent that Olave brings to the table for the rest of the season.
Other good buy-low options:
- Allen Robinson II, WR
- Trey McBride, TE
- Justin Herbert, QB
Cole Kmet, TE
If it seems too good to be true, it’s probably too good to be true. It’s been a great run for Kmet, who has been the overall TE2 since Week 6 in PPR leagues. He has caught five total touchdowns in Chicago’s last three games, and he really seems to be taking the step forward that everyone hoped he would. The problem with his production is that it probably isn’t sustainable. He has been great, but he will see a natural regression in the number of touchdowns he catches on a still sub-par Bears offense. Now is the ideal time to sell off the young tight end before he and Chicago’s offensive production come crashing back down to Earth.
Devin Singletary, RB
Singletary had a season-high two touchdowns in Sunday’s win over the Vikings, but if you break it down, it was actually very situational. QB Josh Allen had an elbow injury that the team didn’t want to aggravate further, so we saw them run far more in the red zone than they have all year as a result. That’s bound to go back to normal when Allen’s elbow heals, and that will mean less overall opportunities for the veteran running back. Newly-acquired RB Nyheim Hines will also have a couple of weeks under his belt in the new system, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see the team get him more involved in the offense in the coming weeks. It’s been a good bit of the season for Singletary, but now’s the best time to sell him and maximize the return that you’ll get.
Foreman has been a Cinderella story since taking over Carolina’s backfield when Christian McCaffrey was traded, but there’s one main common denominator in his production: the Falcons. He has been the starter for three weeks, and two of them came against Atlanta. In those two games, he has combined for 248 yards and four touchdowns on high efficiency. The one game he didn’t play them, he had 21 total yards and no touchdowns against the Bengals. There’s real reason to believe that much of his success was the product of playing against a terrible Falcons’ defense, and his schedule is only getting more difficult as the season wears on. He’s been a great story, but now it’s time to cash in on the veteran running back before his production begins to level off.
Other good sell-high options:
- Jonathan Taylor, RB
- Parris Campbell, WR
- Leonard Fournette, RB
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.