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FANTASY STOCK EXCHANGE: Week 7

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

Drew Lock, Denver (Owned in 6% of leagues)

Maybe this is an overreaction, but I loved what I saw in his game against the Patriots. Sure he didn’t light up the fantasy scoreboard as much as you would like, but the Patriots are a TOUGH defense for opposing quarterbacks, and if he was able to mount that kind of success there, I would love to have him as a backup QB (or even a starter, if I have legitimate play makers in all other positions). He has had injuries and tough matchups so far, so look toward the future with this guy, especially if the Broncos run game continues to flounder, they will look to Lock’s arm more.

SELL HIGH

Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco (Owned in 22% of leagues)

Yeah, Jimmy did a great job against a tough Rams defense and props to him, but this is the same guy that got benched for C.J. Beathard against the Dolphins a week before. THAT is very alarming. I don’t have enough trust in him to see him through my playoffs, and for that I would have to be out. Find a person who is in love with him and trade him away for pennies on the dollar.

RUNNING BACK

BUY LOW

Frank Gore, New York Jets (Owned in 40% of leagues)

This may be my favorite buy low of the year. He’s owned in so many leagues (I literally picked him up in all three of mine) and I am happy to watch my investment come to fruition. Without Le’Veon Bell, there was a lot of speculation if the carries would go to Gore or if they would be more of a committee, but this horrible losing game last week showed that Gore seems to be the veteran that they are going to trust with the ball most of the time, and just the sheer production numbers (11 carries, and 4-4 receptions) means he’s got chances to break big. Being that he’s on the Jets, he should be incredibly cheap.

SELL HIGH

James Robinson, Jacksonville (Owned in 99% of leagues)

James Robinson was definitely a surprise at the beginning of the season, but I think the magic is wearing off. He has consistently dipped since those Week 2 and 3 stellar performances and at this point he is nothing more than a gamble, and not one that I am comfortable taking. The Jaguars are not a good team and most of the time they are going to be behind and going to have to throw the ball. What also makes Robinson a scary start, is the Jags just lost their best guard, which is going to make running the ball so much more difficult. Trade Robinson before the next game.

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