In a dynasty league, the most valuable asset is the team owner’s ability to know when to buy players who are on the cusp of breaking out and knowing when to cut loose a player who is about to go into decline. Much like the real world stock market, making the wrong decision sometimes can lead to cataclysmic consequences. If you are in a league where you can unload or load up on some of these players, do so!
BUY LOW: Kenny Vaccaro, New Orleans Saints
Vaccaro had a great season last year due to New Orleans’ issues at linebacker, which allowed him to stack up a good number of tackles. Even with his four-game suspension he still ended up in the upper rankings of defensive backs. This year, with a full season to play and the team not doing much with the defense, Vaccaro could be in for a monster year. Buy him for what he was valued at last year and reap the reward.
SELL HIGH: Tamba Hali, Kansas City Chiefs
Recently, Hali took to Twitter to vent his displeasure of his role in this defense, so this is an interesting story to watch. Hali has been a pretty decent linebacker in the past, but if the team is starting to limit him, it may be a smart idea to move him and look to move on to a different player. Until we get a better picture, we can’t really tell the value, but gauge the markets.
BUY LOW: Emmanuel Ogbah, Cleveland Browns
Ogbah is moving from outside linebacker to a defensive lineman this year, so his value is hard to tell at the moment, but I for one am willing to take the chance. It’s hard to believe anyone is going to be clamoring for a Cleveland player not named Myles Garrett, so Ogbah should be bought relatively low. In the games, Garrett is going to be the opposing offenses main focus, so Ogbah should have plenty of time to generate tackles and sacks.
SELL HIGH: Demarcus Lawrence, Dallas Cowboys
Demarcus Lawrence will be limited in training camp due to a back injury, and that for one is not great for fantasy owners. Dallas drafted Charles Tapper and Taco Charlton, meaning the team is perfectly good to go with the idea of moving Lawrence down the depth chart if need be, and if Tapper and Charlton preform really well, Lawrence could be out of the job.
BUY LOW: B.J. Goodson, New York Giants
Goodson was a phenomenal rookie last year and after a year of learning the game and offenses, I think he is going to make the most out of his starting opportunity and churn out at least 75 tackles, especially being able to play against Ezekiel Elliott and Dallas twice a year. Buy him low with some draft capital and enjoy your return.
SELL HIGH: Deone Bucannon, Arizona Cardinals
Buccannon will start the training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform List, which is not the news you want to hear for your fantasy starting linebacker. While I have no doubt that he will bounce back and return to form, I don’t know the timetable for when he will because he did undergo an ankle surgery to fix a “lingering” issue, but I would prefer to trade him to get someone who is just as good and not have to worry about the problem.