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 91 percent of leagues)
I’ll give you all a minute to start your riots and complaints …
OK, now that you’re done. Let em start by saying that I am completely shocked that Mahomes has done this well, and I’m sure the Mahomes owners are swimming in fantasy points, but let’s get real. This can’t go on forever. As the season goes on, teams are going to get more game tape on him, and be able to watch more and better prepare against him. Plus Kansans City’s schedule gets a lot harder in the next few weeks, much harder then tearing up a weak Pittsburgh secondary. If I had Mahomes right now (which I don’t in any league *sad face*) I imagine I would be able to trade him for something big. So if you do, do it. Get yourself a big WR1 or running back.
Lamar Miller, Houston (Owned in 96 percent of leagues)
If you have Lamar Miller, it’s time to trade him. I have no optimism that Miller will last an entire season injury-free, and as soon as D’Onta Foreman is back, he will become the primary back. Miller is just a ticking time bomb and you need to unload him for someone else as soon as possible.
DeSean Jackson, Tampa Bay (Owned in 61 percent of leagues)
Jackson only owned in 61 percent of leagues? Fully expect that number to jump up after waivers clear for this week. Jackson is in a weird situation in which he is playing with the interim quarterback, that people are now speculating MAY get to keep the starting job. Let me be frank with you, I don’t care what you want to say about Ryan Fitzpatrick. He is not going for 400-plus yards every game. Jackson does seem to be one of his favorite targets, but it’s just a fool’s dream to think that this kind of playing level will keep up. I would love to trade him for someone I know can be consistent for the whole year.
Evan Engram, New York Giants (Owned in 95 percent of leagues)
Engram was probably the only bright spot in the whole Giants offense on Sunday night, which was if putting it nicely, a complete dumpster fire. The offensive line couldn’t protect Eli Manning, which in turn meant that Manning couldn’t get anything going, which in turn had Odell Beckham Jr. see some abysmal numbers. Engram, however, had a solid enough day that you could turn him in for something better, because if the Giants couldn’t beat Dallas (who is having their own issues) I can’t imagine what the rest of their season is going to look like.
Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers (Owned in 61 percent of leagues)
While Joey Bosa is undoubtedly one of the best defensive ends in the league right now, his injury is a little concerning. Originally, he was questionable for Week 1 with some optimism for playing but got scratched. OK that’s fine, that happens. Week 2, same story. NOW, he is reported to be out until at least October. That just doesn’t sit well with me with how valuable of a pick or fantasy budget I may have had to use to get a player of his caliber. If it’s me, I want out of ownership right now before they can either push him back later or worst case, he comes back and doesn’t preform to the level you need.