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FANTASY STOCK EXCHANGE: Week 9

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

Lamar Jackson, Baltimore (Owned in 100 percent of leagues)

Struggled to find a TRUE buy low candidate this week, so just went with a QB who is performing WAY under what he should be right now. Jackson was the fantasy quarterback darling last year and has yet to live up to the hype of it yet. Well, I think he’s still worth it, and I would be willing to pay the price to the frustrated owner. In the last few weeks of the regular fantasy season and fantasy playoffs he gets to face Dallas, the New York Giants, Jacksonville, Cleveland and Tennessee. Those are all beatable defenses for fantasy quarterbacks. I would feel safe doing ANY quarterback straight up for him.

SELL HIGH

Philip Rivers, Indianapolis (Owned in 11 percent of leagues)

Rivers has been doing much better than anyone expected of him as of late, and with that of course comes the obvious need to capitalize on that value and trade him in. There’s still a lot of bye weeks, so a lot of teams may be looking for a plug and play quarterback, and Rivers could fit that bill. Tell the person you’re trading about his stellar back-to-back games and see what you can get for him.

RUNNING BACK

BUY LOW

Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers (Owned in 92 percent of leagues)

Everywhere I look, people have been talking about buying Nick Chubb because he’s coming back from injury but I’m more interested in getting Ekeler when he’s back. The Chargers are a legit team now and once their starting running back is back, you can best believe they are going to be firing on all cylinders. Because he’s still a week or two from returning, you should be able to get him for a steal.

SELL HIGH

Todd Gurley, Atlanta (Owned in 100 percent of leagues)

Was really wanting to put Ezekiel Elliott here, but I did him last week so I wanted to mix it up (though you should sell him if you can). Gurley has put on some good performances, but is far too inconsistent to be your guy leading you into your fantasy playoffs. If you really analyze Gurley’s numbers, you will see the majority of his points comes from his touchdowns, which is crazy because if Atlanta is not doing well or in a garbage time situation, Gurley will not see the ball. This is not a stat I like and I would be glad to trade him away while his value is up.

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