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 decisions sometime 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: Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
Each year, Andy Dalton is left out of the top amount of elite quarterbacks for some obscure reason. Dalton is consistent and has missed very few games in his career. The reports coming out of camp is that John Ross and Joe Mixon are doing great, which is only good news for Dalton. Adding these potential two superstars is going to give Dalton more choices then A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert to throw the ball to and there will be no way for defenses to successfully cover them all. In my redraft leagues, I am targeting him and if I didn’t have Aaron Rodgers in my dynasty, I’d give up a fair amount of real estate to land Dalton.
SELL HIGH: Eli Manning, New York Giants
Eli Manning has done a great job and I am not just knocking him because I am a diehard Cowboys fan. This pick is purely a numbers pick. Manning was drafted in 2004 and while he has done a great job for the past 13 years, he’s not going to be around for another 13. The Giants drafted Davis Webb out of Texas Tech with their third-round pick this year, so I think it is just a matter of time while they groom Webb to be the heir apparent to Manning in the near future. If I owned him, I would start looking at quarterback-needy teams and see if I can get a lot of value picks or players for him and get a young quarterback.
BUY LOW: Danny Woodhead, Baltimore Ravens
Breaking news: Kenneth Dixon will miss the wholes season with the injury to his meniscus. This is going to blow the door wide open for Danny Woodhead and company in Baltimore. Though there are plenty of mouths to feed, Woodhead holds the most potential because of his pass catching ability. Don’t overbuy on Woodhead, though, as Dixon will hopefully be in true form in 2018 and get his starting job back. Woodhead would then be relegated back to his original role.
SELL HIGH: Any New York Jets Running Back
I like Matt Forte and Bilal Powell, I think they are great bye week fill-ins, but they’re not going to do your fantasy team any long term favors. I have kept this pick in my back pocket hoping the Jets would do something that might tip the balance and make the Jets even slightly better, but that’s not the case. The Jets are going to do awful again this year. Don’t let their running backs take your team down with them.