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!
Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago (Owned in 26 percent of leagues)
With the clinic that Trubisky put on this week, there may be a lot of owners that are clamoring to trade for him. The only downside is that this is Trubisky’s bye week. While I will the be the first to say that Trubisky has the potential to put on some big weeks, I find it hard to believe he will ever put on another performance as good as last week this season. Check your market for him and see if there are any other comparable quarterbacks that you can get.
Isaiah Crowell, New York Jets (Owned in 81 percent of leagues)
Similar to the Mitch Trubisky situation, Isaiah Crowell had a phenomenal game this week rushing for 200+ yards. This will be the best game that Crowell will have this season and expectations should be tempered. Let’s not forget that New York has a dual RB situation AND was open to trading for Le’Veon Bell. This does not sound like a team that thinks Crowell is the guy for them.
Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati (Owned in 77 percent of leagues)
For me, Tyler Boyd has been WAYYYYY too inconsistent to be owned in 77% of leagues. After this week, I would refuse to believe in Boyd at all and would look for a trading partner immediately. There should be plenty of teams that would welcome a boom or bust wide receiver and you could get a mid-level running back for him if you negotiate right.
Eric Ebron, Indianapolis (Owned in 82 percent of leagues)
Weeks ago I told people to buy low on Ebron, and now he has made it to the sell high. I honestly can’t make up my mind on him. He had a ridiculously good game against the Patriots this week, but when looking at the underlying details (Doyle: OUT, Hilton: OUT, etc.) I would be unsure as to how to measure him once those details are ironed out. If you got somebody who is willing to give you a ridiculous price, take it. If not, don’t feel bad holding him for another week.
Individual Defensive Player (IDP)
For this week’s selling high, I put the tandem of Titans Linebackers. Woodyard as we know is the starting LB that is injured at the moment and is expected to be out roughly another 4 weeks. Brown is the man who is taking over his role and to be honest, is kind of killing it. The thing that worries me about the two is how they will coexist once Woodyard is healthy again. This isn’t a situation where Brown just takes the job away, and is also not a situation where Brown is going to disappear once Woodyard comes back due to how good he has been. I find this situation a little to murky to be holding either of them when the time comes and would love to trade them away for LBs that don’t come with the question marks.