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FANTASY STOCK EXCHANGE: Week 6

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!

QUARTERBACK

BUY LOW

Joe Burrow, Cincinnati (Owned in 67 percent of leagues)

Burrow has probably just played the toughest game of his year against the stout Baltimore defense. If there was ever going to be a rock-bottom price for this very talented rookie, it’s going to be now. The skill is obviously there as you can see from the points he put up in the first four weeks, and as he continues to develop in the NFL, he will just get better. Get him now.

SELL HIGH

Teddy Bridgewater, Carolina (Owned in 42 percent of leagues)

Bridgewater has had a pretty impressive start despite losing Christian McCaffrey for the last month, but I think it’s more of a fluke. He has had back-to-back 20-point games but that is about to come to a screeching halt as he is about to have to play Chicago and New Orleans. Trade him now while he has those stellar back-to-back performances and get a quarterback who might have a better slate of games coming up.

RUNNING BACK

BUY LOW

Kenyan Drake, Arizona (Owned in 98 percent of leagues)

Anyone who is already a Drake owner (like myself) is super frustrated as he is currently ranked 28th among all RBs, but that is going to change soon. Drake has been seeing double-digit carries in all of the games he has played and he is seeing over 50% of his teams carries in the red zone. So the opportunities are there, he just needs to be able to make the play. Just based on how much they are feeding him the ball, something is going to click soon and he will be explosive once it does. I’m holding him, you should too, and if you don’t have him you should make some low-ball offers to get him on your team.
SELL HIGH

Todd Gurley II, Atlanta (Owned in 98 percent of leagues)

I traded away Gurley in my keeper league before the season started, because he simply just isn’t the Gurley that we saw in the past. He is older and more injury prone and I think he’s only one hit away from going down for an extended period of time … and that is all before realizing what team he is on. Atlanta is bad, and it seems like the team is going to be getting beat more times than not, leading to more Matt Ryan garbage time. Gurley is just an average guy in my eyes and after his great performance last week, I would love to be able to cash in on him and trade him away for someone I need.

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