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: Gardner Minshew II, Jacksonville (Owned in 19 percent of leagues)
Since Gardner has taken over, I always hoped he would end up on the buy low part of my articles, and he finally has arrived! I mean, who wouldn’t want a pornstache like that on their team? But the fact of the matter remains, Gardner has a lukewarm game against the Bills this week but a bounce back is very likely in the cards for him. He has a rough matchup against the Saints next week but then gets his next three games against the Bengals, Jets, and Texans, three teams that he can easily get 20+ fantasy points in games against and help you get three wins.
SELL HIGH: Kyler Murray, Arizona (Owned in 85 percent of leagues)
Kyler Murray had a great statistical game this week, so it’s not hard to believe that a lot of people will be very interested in him and that’s just fine, because the game he had his best performance against this week was against the Bengals, which is not hard to do. I was always a bit skeptical of drafting him this year due to his sub-par offensive line and receiving corps and while he has proven me wrong to a certain extent, he will come up in the bottom half of QBs for the year and I would like to sell him while he’s high.
BUY LOW: Damien Williams, Kansas City (Owned in 91 percent of leagues)
Damien Williams was used very sparingly in his return from injury which is pretty normal, but there is no way the Chiefs continue this trend. This week was just to ease him back; he is likely to see his regular workload against the Texans. I would want him on my side by any means necessary when that time comes.
SELL HIGH: Jordan Howard, Philadelphia (Owned in 83 percent of leagues)
Jordan Howard is on a bit of a hot streak lately scoring four touchdowns in his last two games, but there are too many questions marks when it comes to the Eagles’ running back situation. They have so many to use and while Howard may have the hot hand right now, it is hard to say with certainty that it will stay that way so I would rather remove myself from that situation if possible.
BUY LOW: DeAndre Hopkins, Houston (Owned in 100 percent of leagues)
DeAndre Hopkins hasn’t scored a touchdown or even passed 100-yards since their season opener which is actually quite crazy considering he has always been looked at as the Texan’s #1 weapon on offense, and while he will eventually bounce back and get back to where he is supposed to be, the owner that has him currently, likely paid a 1st round price for him and may not have that patience. Trade for him now before he turns his season around.
SELL HIGH: Will Fuller V, Houston (Owned in 65 percent of leagues)
On the other side of the Houston receiver corps, we have Will Fuller who had a CRAZY game this week against the Falcons, and I have to stop this hype train before it leaves the station. It is way too ridiculous to think that he is going to post another 200+ yard, 3 TD game and you need to trade him to a more gullible fantasy owner that thinks he will.
BUY LOW: Greg Olsen, Carolina (Owned in 87 percent of leagues)
I honestly wanted to put George Kittle here against, because I am still buying low on him, but I figured I owed it to readers to change it up this week, so I’m recommending another top tight end who hasn’t yet lived up to his normal usage in Greg Olsen. Week 4 saw him reel in 2 receptions for 5 yards and this week netted him exactly 0 yards. While this could be seen as worrisome, it’s just a matter of building that chemistry with Kyle Allen.
SELL HIGH: Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Rams (Owned in 3 percent of leagues)
Everett had a great week Thursday against the Seahawks, but I am a little skeptical on him. I watch the Rams quite a bit and Jared Goff loves to spread the ball around, and when you have three awesome receivers in Cooks, Woods, & Kupp, and one of the best running backs in the league, it’s hard to imagine the tight end will get consistent looks EVERY game, so while Everett may be a streamable tight end when you need him, I would prefer to sell him now while he’s high and get players that I know I can use every week.