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 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!
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay (Owned in 100 percent of leagues)
For my final “Sell High” of the season, I’m going all in on selling Aaron Rodgers. The facts are that Aaron Rodgers really hasn’t gotten as many points as the Aaron Rodgers of old. Now with the firing of Mike McCarthy, there is a huge question mark on what kind of performance we are going to see from Green Bay. I don’t foresee a huge change this year, so I would love to sell Rodgers before the playoffs for someone like Russell Wilson and take my chances.
Spencer Ware, Kansas City (Owned in 88 percent of leagues)
A lot of fantasy managers are feeling the fallout from the Kareem Hunt situation, but as far as the ramifications that we will see starts with Spencer Ware. Ware was first looked at as the guy who was going to take the reigns over as the starter, but then Kansas City went out and re-signed Charcandrick West. To me this feels like the team is not sold on Ware being the sole workhouse of the backfield and instead have brought in two running backs who have known this offense for a while to split the work. Do not look to Ware to fill in the shoes of Hunt but instead sell him for a backfield that has a bona fide starter even if it’s not a great one.
For the sell high of receivers, I had a bit of trouble so I wanted to use this section to more so caution owners. Greg Olsen is confirmed to be done for the season and he is arguably the best receiver on the Carolina offense. In these last few weeks, Cam Newton is going to have to try to throw the ball to Devin Funchess, D.J. Moore and Christian McCaffrey, who I feel defenses will be better prepared for. I would try to stay away from Carolina for the last few weeks.
Rhett Ellison, New York Giants (Owned in 2 percent of leagues)
Ellison has been doing a great job filling in for Evan Engram, but the general report is that Engram is close to returning (no given date yet). But being this so close to playoffs you don’t want to take a chance of rolling into playoffs with a player who is eventually going to relinquish his job to the real starter. Sell him now while he has the value for a tight end who has his job guaranteed for the last weeks.
Individual Defensive Player (IDP)
Eric Kendricks, Minnesota (Owned in 28 percent of leagues)
Eric Kendricks had a mind-blowing game against Tom Brady and New England this week, but to me I felt like it was more of an anomaly. He may be a upper-level linebacker, but he is nowhere near the kind of player who is going to put up these stats week in and week out. I would love to trade him to a linebacker-needy team to fill a hole that I have going into playoffs to