Fantasy Football Buy Low Sell High Week 8
If you were to go back and look at fantasy rankings from the beginning of the season, you’d be surprised at how many names you see on there that aren’t relevant right now. Fantasy football is a fluid game, and you need to be constantly changing with the times if you want to put yourself in the best position to win. Today, we will examine four players who are trending upwards you should look to buy and four players trending downward that you should look to sell in your fantasy football leagues:
Amon Ra-St. Brown, WR
Amon Ra had a great start to the year, but he has fought injuries ever since and hasn’t produced a good fantasy outing in weeks. Managers of the young receiver are starting to get impatient, and that’s something you can capitalize on. Assuming he stays healthy, he will be the top target on a solid Lions offense, and when someone sees as much work as he projects to, they simply just produce for fantasy. Now is the best time to go get the second-year stud while his price is at a season-low.
Dalton Schultz, TE
Schultz is in the same boat as Amon Ra in that he produced well when healthy this year, but he has been dealing with a knee injury that he keeps re-aggravating. The injury is still an issue for him, but that makes the price for him all the lower. He has a proven track record of production with Dak Prescott at the helm, and we have already seen him increase his production in the short time Prescott has been back. Tight ends are a valuable commodity to own if you have a good one, and Schultz is one of few with top-five potential for the rest of the season.
Chris Godwin, WR
I’ve been preaching this one for weeks but I feel like I need to say it again. Buy low on Chris Godwin. He has seen a high-end, sustainable target share in the few games he’s had since returning from injury, but he has gotten unlucky in not yet finding the end zone. The Buccaneers offense as a whole is largely at blame for that; they’ve been absolutely terrible the last few games. We all know, however, that an offense led by Tom Brady won’t stay down long. Godwin has a safe PPR floor and a high upside, and his price is currently deflated thanks to the offensive woes of Tampa Bay. Go grab this potential league-winning receiver before it’s too late.
Keenan Allen, WR
Allen had a bad outing in his first week back from injury, catching only two passes for eleven yards in a blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He hasn’t been on the field most of the year, and fantasy managers are getting quite impatient with the veteran receiver’s lack of production. However, with Mike Williams now expected to miss at least a few weeks due to injury, Allen will be the clear-cut WR1 for Justin Herbert in an offense that is bound to get better as the season progresses. He is known for catching a lot of passes and getting a lot of points through PPR scoring, and he will receive an elite target share as the only trustworthy receiver on this offense. Allen is one of few proven wide receivers with an elite situation in all of fantasy football.
Other good buy-low options:
- Courtland Sutton, WR
- Jonathan Taylor, RB
- Joe Mixon, RB
Aaron Jones, RB
Managers of Aaron Jones have been waiting patiently for a week like this to open a sell-high window for the veteran running back. He’s been disappointing for most of this year, but he had an electric outing in Week 7, catching nine passes and scoring two touchdowns in an upset loss to the Commanders. This game is an outlier in his overall season production, but if you combine his rising stock with his name value, Jones can probably be traded for a high-end RB2 that will be much more trustworthy.
Gus Edwards, RB
Gus Edwards had an awesome Week 7, scoring twice and looking like the clear-cut RB1 for the Ravens in his return game from a torn ACL he sustained early last year. The issue isn’t necessarily his talent, it’s more about Baltimore’s backfield as a whole. They still have Kenyan Drake in the rotation, who has shown flashes of excellence at points this year. More than that, they have Lamar Jackson at quarterback. He will have to battle for touches with those two, and he is at major risk of getting his touchdowns sniped every time the team gets to the goal line. His value is sky-high after scoring twice in his return, and now is the best time to move off of the Gus Bus while you can still get a solid return for him.
JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR
JuJu has been on fire recently, combining for 12 receptions with 237 yards and two touchdowns over his last two games. He has been considered Kansas City’s WR1 since they picked him up in the off-season, and he’s finally living up to the billing. The problem arises with his consistency. We saw it early in the year; he can have good games, but not every week. There’s too many pass-catching options on the Chiefs for anyone to be reliable week-to-week outside of Travis Kelce. With his stock being the highest it has been all year, now would be a good time to trade him for a more trustworthy option.
Leonard Fournette, RB
Fournette and the entire Buccaneers’ offense looked bad in Week 7, but what’s really concerning was that he was out-rushed by rookie Rachaad White. Fournette had eight carries and two catches for 26 total yards, but the rookie had more overall yards on three less touches. This reinforces the speculation that the gap between the veteran and the rookie continues to grow smaller by the week. Fournette still holds a lot of name value and has been elite at various points of the year, so you can probably trade him for another elite fantasy asset on a more upward trajectory.
Other good sell-high options:
- Deebo Samuel, WR
- Ezekiel Elliot, RB
- Dalvin Cook, 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.