In a fantasy football 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 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: Nick Foles, Jacksonville (Owned in 10 percent of leagues)
With the stress of fantasy playoffs now upon us, every waiver pick and trade (if your trade deadline hasn’t passed yet) is crucial, starting with the signal callers, and one I am putting my faith in is Nick Foles. For the rest of the season, Nick Foles is going to have the luxury of going against some of the leagues worst passing defenses, and coming back from an injury, any owner’s asking price is probably going to be low due to fear of Foles having a nagging injury. I am fully buying in on him as my late end QB.
SELL HIGH: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay (Owned in 99 percent of leagues)
In the opposite sense that Foles has some of the easiest passing defense left to play, Rodgers actually has some of the hardest. And while he may be one of the best QBs in the game right now, he is projected to only average about 16 points a game for the rest of the season, which quite honestly unless you got a team of stud RB & WRs, isn’t going to win you your league. While I wouldn’t trade him for anything short of gold, I would trade him in a heartbeat to get that stud RB or WR that could help win me my league.
BUY LOW: Alvin Kamara, New Orleans (Owned in 100 percent of leagues)
Being that he is owned in 100% of leagues, it’s hard to believe that any fantasy manager is actually going to trade Kamara, but if there was a week that you could get him, if would be this week. Coming off a humiliating loss where he was essentially shut down AND out touched by Latavius Murray, Kamara owners could be stressed that his injury has not healed and is holding him back. The Saints simply under prepared for a team that they thought was going to be an easy win, which will not happen again. Expect him to bounce back next week, and if there is something you can trade to get him, do it.
SELL HIGH: Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay (Owned in 41 percent of leagues)
Not a lot of running backs jumped out at me this week as some sell highs, but I settled on Barber. He has beaten Ronald Jones the past few weeks and Tampa Bay seems intent on riding the hot hand, but Jones is the better back and I can’t help but feel that at some point it’s going to shift in his favor and I don’t want to be the person holding Barber when that happens, trade him now so you won’t be that guy either.