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!
Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City (Owned in 99 percent of leagues)
Don’t get me wrong, Mahomes is on fire. This pick is purely based on the statistic that he can’t possibly keep up on the current rate that he is going. He is eventually going to drop off, and if you sell him before that point you can probably get a king’s ransom, and that sounds pretty dang good to me. If you have him, I have no doubt you can make some sort of trade to another team where you offer him with a average running back and get yourself a top quarterback and top running back.
Marlon Mack, Indianapolis (Owned in 82 percent of leagues)
Mack has put together a group of great performances, but I have some concerns. Indianapolis employs a whole stable of running backs, and I can’t trust Mack just yet to be handed the reigns of being a workhorse back. I think in the next couple weeks, he will make a mistake and then we will be back to some dreaded form of committee that will not net any kind of fantasy relevance for any of the Indianapolis running backs. Sell him now while his numbers are up.
Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati (Owned in 90 percent of leagues)
Tyler Boyd had a career week, that is for sure. HOWEVER, it was against a Tampa Bay defense, which is arguably the worst defense of the league. I will keep this short and sweet, he is not going to repeat these kind of stats and it’s holding on to fool’s gold if you think he will. Sell him while his number is high and get a legit WR1.
Eric Ebron, Indianapolis (Owned in 95 percent of leagues)
While I don’t necessarily sanction selling Ebron, I can’t pass up the possibility that you can get a good amount of value for him. Jack Doyle has returned from injury and from what I watched from the game, Andrew Luck is seemingly able to incorporate both of the them which doesn’t really bode well for either of their values. If you have other holes in your roster and a serviceable backup, sell Ebron for the pieces that you need.
Individual Defensive Player (IDP)
Justin Reid, Houston (Owned in 2 percent of leagues)
If you would have said Reid would have been a defensive back to own at the start of the season, I would have been skeptical. He was on a team where he was going to be a backup and and team that didn’t have a particularly good secondary to start with. Now I have a changed opinion. Each week he has seen an increased role to now where he is playing 100 percent of the defensive snaps and racking up a great amount of tackles every time. He is now averaged at least five tackles a game which is good numbers in most defensive back-scoring leagues. He is for sure worth buying at the low price and watching as his numbers crawl up even more.