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!
BUY LOW: Drew Brees, New Orleans (Owned in 99.8 percent of leagues)
I highly doubt Brees in unowned in any league but he still makes the list. Lately, Brees isn’t scoring his usual amount of touchdowns and owners might start to be getting a little frustrated in what was probably a high draft pick. If you have solid depth, you should take a flyer and trade for him because no matter what, he is still a gunslinger and will rely on his arm when defenses get the run game under control.
SELL HIGH: Case Keenum, Minnesota (Owned in 13.3 percent of leagues)
Keenum went off this week, there is no arguing that. Four touchdowns to four different receivers, with three of those touchdowns coming in the second quarter. The part that makes Keenum the risky option to hold on to is you have to wonder how long his leash is. Teddy Bridgewater was activated last week and is clearly wanting to get back on the field. If Keenum has a bad game and gets pulled for Bridgewater, he could run away with the job. For a team that has such uncertainty here and being close to playoffs, I would much prefer to trade for a safer option.
BUY LOW: Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville (Owned in 99.9 percent of leagues)
Bye week, inactive, awful matchup. Those are the last three weeks of the running back that was almost certainly the first overall pick in most rookie drafts this season. If I’m the owner, I’m PISSED. While you can’t help a bye week, the last two weeks are unacceptable and people might be getting tired of the situation. If you have a fringe playoff owner in your league who owns him, offer him a solid running back in exchange and roll the dice on him. Fournette has matchups against Cleveland and Arizona the next two weeks, so he’s not going to put up decent numbers, but once he gets to playoff weeks he could explode!
SELL HIGH: Latavius Murray, Minnesota (Owned in 61.2 percent of leagues)
Murray may have ran for 68 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, but there is no way you should be trusting him at this point in the season. In overall points for the season, he has the third most of all Minnesota running backs, and one has been on Injured Reserve for weeks. Let Murray’s somewhat decent game this week be your selling point and trade him for an upgrade at wide receiver or quarterback.
BUY LOW: Mike Evans, Tampa Bay (Owned in 99.8 percent of leagues)
Mike Evans sucked against New Orleans and missed last week with his suspension, but there is some good news. He has some easy defenses coming up, so if the owner of Evans is open to a trade you could trade him someone of comparable value and come off in the better when he has these great matchups.
SELL HIGH: Robby Anderson, New York Jets (Owned in 68.9 percent of leagues)
Robby Anderson had a garbage time touchdown in the end of the Tampa Bay game and has generated a moderate amount of points lately, but that is purely based on the lack of weapons in the New York offense. The Jets have some good matchups against Kansas City, New Orleans and the Los Angeles Chargers, but that’s no reason to hold on to him. Use these points as your selling ammunition and get an upgrade somewhere else.