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: Blake Bortles, Jacksonville (Owned in 21 percent of leagues)
Being my final article in this series this season as most leagues are either in or going into playoffs, Bortles is a quarterback I wouldn’t mind having if I don’t have an elite quarterback. For the next three games, Bortles gets to face Seattle, Houston and San Francisco. These are three teams that have been picked apart by opposing quarterbacks for the better part of this year. This along with his back-to-back 20-point games make him a safe buy for the playoffs.
SELL HIGH: Drew Brees, New Orleans (Owned in 99.6 percent of leagues)
Trade Brees for Bortles hands down. New Orleans has found its golden goose in Alvin Kamara and can now sit back and rely on the 1-2 punch of him and Mark Ingram to run their offense. I don’t see Brees as the gunslinger that he has been in the past few years and it may be time to quit relying on him as such.
BUY LOW: Kenyan Drake, Miami (Owned in 66.8 percent of leagues)
With Damien Williams out, Drake has assumed the role of the lead back and has done a great job with it (it is Miami). The playoff schedule for Miami is pretty soft in terms of run defense as Miami plays New England at home and then Buffalo and Kansas City. If he’s on your waiver or on someone’s bench, I wouldn’t mind trading to get him as a flex.
SELL HIGH: Jordan Howard, Chicago (Owned in 99.8 percent of leagues)
I can’t even think of a reason that Howard had such a piss poor performance against San Francisco this week. San Francisco is literally the worst run defense in the league and Howard couldn’t get anything done? I’m dumping him for anything really. You can’t take a chance on him in the playoffs.