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8 Players to Buy/Sell Now

Nov 12, 2015

T.Y. Hilton looks to be getting healthy and Matt Hasselbeck at QB shouldn't discourage you from going after him

T.Y. Hilton looks to healthy and Matt Hasselbeck at QB shouldn’t discourage you from going after him

The NFL season has flown by quickly just like any other time you’re having fun. With one more week of byes after Week 10 and trade deadlines approaching in fantasy leagues, this could be your last chance to make a splash move. There have been some underwhelming performances and some eye opening ones right alongside. In both cases, win-loss records may affect decision-making and that’s where you can take advantage.

While some may argue that selling high would be getting rid of a player that is producing, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the suggestions below indicate the player will fall off a cliff. Simply put, we are all looking for ways to improve our team and if you have the luxury of moving a high-producing player to fill a position of need, then why not? If you’re on the other end of the spectrum and are looking for players to add, keep reading for some “cheaper” options.

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Q1. What player is a buy-low target that you would want on your team and why?

T.Y. Hilton (WR – IND)
“I think the obvious choice for a buy-low is Dez Bryant, but I want to take a bit sneakier route at a lower cost to you. With Andrew Luck sidelined for a significant amount of time, most players will be sour on the entire Colts offense that was under-performing to begin with. Bear in mind, though, that in the two games Matt Hasselbeck started earlier in the year, Hilton received 22 targets including three red-zone looks. He looked like he showed no ill-effects of his foot injury against Denver last week (has the bye week to heal even more), and the Colts schedule down the stretch is incredibly favorable for the passing game.”
Jamie Calandro (Fantasy Team Advice)

T.J. Yeldon (RB – JAC)
“Yeldon is an excellent buy-low target. He has run much better than the numbers show. Yeldon has one rushing touchdown and one receiving touchdown but has at least 16 touches in six of seven games against a difficult schedule. The schedule gets easier, including Week 16 against the Saints.”
Adam Ronis (RotoExperts)

Blake Bortles (QB – JAC)
“It’s hard to know if this player is specifically considered a buy-low candidate, considering he’s available in almost 40% of ESPN leagues right now. But, Blake Bortles is a QB I’m looking to acquire for my stretch run. He runs out his schedule with Baltimore this week, Tennessee twice, San Diego, Indy, Atlanta, and a majestic mouth-watering championship week against the Saints. It’s difficult to gauge Bortles’ value as those who have him, probably understand his true value. But, people still cringe at his name and more than likely you can get him decently cheap.”
Mike Wright (The Fantasy Footballers)

Charcandrick West (RB – KC)
“With Kansas City being off last week and facing a formidable Denver defense in Week 10, it’s possible owners of Charcandrick West forgot just how well he was playing. In the two prior games before the Chiefs’ bye, West racked up 42 carries for 207 yards, six receptions and a score in each game. He’s going to be a Jamaal Charles-like workhorse down the stretch and check out Kansas City’s remaining schedule: Two games each against the Raiders and Chargers, a road game in Baltimore and a tilt against a Cleveland Browns defense that’s allowed the most rushing yards in the league.”
Jody Smith (Gridiron Experts)

Q2. What player is a sell-high candidate that owners should look to move and why?

Chris Ivory (RB – NYJ)
“I would consider selling Chris Ivory at this point. Luckily his fantasy production has been saved recently by touchdowns. But the end zone is a fickle creature to reach every weekend. Since his back-to-back monster weeks, he’s running for roughly 1.5 YPC. These games weren’t against elite rushing defenses either. Bilal Powell looks to be back sooner than later and will siphon away those bonus PPR points Ivory has been enjoying the last few weeks. Ivory is trending in the wrong direction for me, but his name and stat sheet should still carry a good bit of value.”
Mike Wright (The Fantasy Footballers)

Carson Palmer (QB – ARI)
“With the injuries at QB, you can likely get someone to overpay for Carson Palmer and streaming QBs can work. Palmer has a tough schedule ahead and while he can produce in tougher matchups, if you have another solid QB or viable to ones to stream on waivers, it’s a good time to upgrade another position.”
Adam Ronis (RotoExperts)

Darren McFadden (RB – DAL)
“McFadden (as we all should know by now) is an injury just waiting to happen. Last year was the only season in his career that McFadden was active in all 16 games and I don’t really count that since he only received 155 carries (he has half of that total in the last three games alone). He’s the fourth-ranked RB in that span, but the heavy workload he’s getting is a gigantic red flag considering his injury history. If you’re convinced he’s healthy, then consider his upcoming schedule which features difficult matchups against the Panthers, Bills, Packers, and a crucial tilt against the Jets during the fantasy playoffs.”
Jamie Calandro (Fantasy Team Advice)

Jeremy Langford (RB – CHI)
“In redraft formats, moving Jeremy Langford while his value is at its peak seems like a good idea. The rookie runner is coming off of his best pro game, which everyone saw on Monday Night Football. But for the season, Langford is only at 3.4 yards-per-carry, has limited experience as a pass catcher, and will most certainly return to the a reserve role with 5-10 touches per game once Matt Forte returns to the field. Langford should get one more start here in Week 10, but he’s going to find the going much tougher against a St. Louis defense that is much better than San Diego’s.”
Jody Smith (Gridiron Experts)

Thank you to the experts for taking the time to share their picks. For more advice, be sure to follow them on Twitter.

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