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!
Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay (Owned in 57 percent of leagues)
I fully endorsed a buy low on Jameis Winston in the past, but now I have to lean the other way. He had a cake matchup against Atlanta that saw him almost throw for 400 yards and 4 touchdowns, but his schedule is about to get a LOT harder. So sell high to an owner who can lick his chops on the numbers from last week and get a more stable quarterback or at least one who is going up against some soft defenses.
Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay (Owned in 43 percent of leagues)
Peyton Barber may have gotten you a total of 100 yards and a touchdown this week, but how sad is it that this is the BEST stat line he has had this season. That’s not generally what I want from my starting running back. In fact, I have doubts that is what the Buccaneers as an organization want for their real life starting back. Trade Barber to one of the running back needy teams in your league for a low level wide receiver or even back up quarterback, because Barber won’t be growing any more value.
Amari Cooper, Oakland (Owned in 93 percent of leagues)
A report has come out that Gruden is hearing offers for Amari Cooper…..I’m so confused by this man. He literally makes no sense when it comes to running the team. On top of this, Cooper has been a freaking roller-coaster of points. I want to be rid of this headache, trade him away.
Greg Olsen, Carolina (Owned in 84 percent of leagues)
Olsen is apparently playing through an injury that he will need surgery on after the season. Well for one, that’s crazy. He could end up injuring himself more! But whatever, I’m not his Mom, but if he is going to be playing at less than 100% then I refuse to have paid for 100% of his price. If you someone magically got him off the waiver wire, ignore this part of the article, but if you actually spent a high draft pick or FAAB on him get rid of him for a tight end that say…isn’t dealing with an injury?
Individual Defensive Player (IDP)
Brian Poole, Atlanta (Owned in 26 percent of leagues)
Poole put up great numbers for the first two weeks of the season, then awful numbers for the next two, then great again last week. Talk about inconsistency. And for teams that may be desperate at DB, then maybe you keep him. But the for a DB that is that inconsistent, I would much prefer to say get a DB that consistently puts up points that right in the middle of his high and lows every week, because one of these weeks the bad week is gonna be the one that burns you and takes you out of playoffs or playoff contention.