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10 Players to Buy Low/Sell High (Fantasy Football)

Oct 23, 2019

Positive touchdown regression could be around the corner for James White

It’s been a crazy week in the NFL. We saw trades involving Mohamed Sanu and Emmanuel Sanders after a slate of action that had huge, unexpected performances from the likes of Chase Edmonds and Marvin Jones. Plus, Joe Mixon bottomed out and Marcus Mariota was finally benched.

These all impact the fantasy landscape in some form, as player values continue to shift up and down each and every week. With the NFL trade deadline less than a week away, we can expect more changes to follow as well. To help you keep up with the madness, our featured pundits share their insight on the top buy-low and sell-high suggestions following a wild week in football.

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Expert Buy Low Sell High
Dan YanotchkoEDSFootball Corey Davis (WR – TEN) Kenny Golladay (WR – DET)
Mike TagliereFantasyPros James White (RB – NE) Chase Edmonds (RB – ARI)
Mauricio GutierrezEstadio Fantasy Keenan Allen (WR – LAC) Sony Michel (RB – NE)
Jared SmolaDraft Sharks Le’Veon Bell (RB – NYJ) Patrick Mahomes (QB – KC)
Richard SavillFantasy Six Pack Larry Fitzgerald (WR – ARI) Mark Ingram (RB – BAL)


Q1. Who is your favorite buy-low trade candidate at this point in the season and who are you willing to give up for him?

James White (RB – NE) 
“I’m still willing to buy White right now, as the Patriots have had Tom Brady attempting 39.0 pass attempts per game despite outscoring opponents to the tune of 223-48. Because of that, White has garnered 36 targets over the last four weeks, presenting a high-floor. He’s only scored one touchdown on the year, but when regression kicks in, you’ll be on the winning end. If you can get White for someone like Austin Ekeler, I’d recommend it.”
– Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros)

Corey Davis (WR – TEN)
“I like Corey Davis of the Titans, as he flashed last week with seven targets, six receptions, 80 yards, and a touchdown. His last four-game split is 22 targets, 16 catches, two touchdowns, and averaging 58.7 yards per game. Tannehill seems to have a rapport with Davis. You can try to pick up Tennessee’s No. 1 receiving option probably for a Miles Sanders, Kenyon Drake, Cole Beasley, or Christian Kirk-caliber player.”
– Dan Yanotchko (EDSFootball)

Le’Veon Bell (RB – NYJ) 
“I’m buying Bell off that complete debacle from Sam Darnold on Monday night. I still believe in Darnold and I think he bounces back. Bell is seeing excellent volume (16.7 carries and 6.2 targets per game) and check out his upcoming schedule: Jaguars, Dolphins, Giants, Redskins, Raiders, Bengals, Dolphins. Look to sell a hot wide receiver like Stefon Diggs, T.Y. Hilton, or Tyler Lockett for Bell.”
– Jared Smola (Draft Sharks)

Keenan Allen (WR – LAC) 
“The Chargers have to eventually realize that they need to target Allen a lot more, right? If they don’t, then they are just neglecting an opportunity for themselves to be a better team. They were 6-3 in games where Allen had at least 10 targets during 2018 and 2019. Be willing to give almost every wide receiver except those inside the top-eight.”
– Mauricio Gutierrez (Estadio Fantasy)

Larry Fitzgerald (WR – ARI) 
” It is true that two dates with the 49ers are coming up for the Cardinals, but in the tougher matchups, Kyler Murray will rely on the trusty veteran. Fitzgerald remains the chairman of the receivers in Arizona and his red-zone share is always secure. You can probably get him cheap too. Start your offer with Alshon Jeffery, Jarvis Landry, and/or lower.”
– Richard Savill (Fantasy Six Pack)

Q2. Who is your favorite sell-high candidate at this point in the season and what would you try to get in return?

Kenny Golladay (WR – DET) 
“I would be trying to move Golladay of the Lions at this time, and it’s not due to a four-touchdown performance by Marvin Jones. Golladay has just been too inconsistent. His last four-game splits are 28 targets, 13 receptions, two touchdowns, and an average of 56.5 yards per game. Most in your league will still regard him as a bottom-tier WR1/high-tier WR2 and may buy since the Lions could throw more with Kerryon Johnson going to IR. I think you can get a bottom-tier RB1 like Josh Jacobs or Marlon Mack.”
– Dan Yanotchko (EDSFootball)

Sony Michel (RB – NE) 
“He has been highly inefficient, averaging just 3.3 yards per carry. He has benefited from Rex Burkhead’s absence and is barely used in the passing game (nine targets and six receptions all year). Michel has been solid in recent weeks due to favorable matchups, but his next five weeks won’t be easy (Browns, Ravens, Eagles, Cowboys, and Texans) and the Pats also have a bye week during that span. Sell high while you can. Ask for running backs like Josh Jacobs, Devonta Freeman, or Phillip Lindsay.”
– Mauricio Gutierrez (Estadio Fantasy)

Chase Edmonds (RB – ARI) 
“Edmonds has now had three straight useful performances, but how many of those weeks would you have felt comfortable starting him? The answer would be zero. He’s a handcuff to David Johnson and not much more. While Johnson is apparently dealing with a knee injury in addition to his back, he was active this past week in case they needed him. Edmonds is one of the best handcuffs in football right now, but you’re able to get more than handcuff value for him in a trade right now. If you’re able to land someone like Phillip Lindsay or James White for him, you should pounce on that deal.”
– Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros)

Patrick Mahomes (QB – KC) 
“Sell Mahomes. You wouldn’t get much of a return for most injured guys. But Mahomes isn’t like most injured guys. I think he can net you at least an RB2 like Marlon Mack or Sony Michel or a high-end WR2 like Kenny Golladay right now. Mahomes figures to miss three to four games and will be at an elevated risk of re-injury when he returns. Also, in Weeks 14-16 — most fantasy leagues’ playoffs — he’s at New England, vs. Denver, and at Chicago.”
– Jared Smola (Draft Sharks)

Mark Ingram (RB – BAL) 
“Ingram isn’t wearing down, but Lamar Jackson is gearing up. An uncomfortable and rather unusual situation is once again arising in the Ravens’ offense. The squeeze for touches might begin to get thin for everyone, but it will only benefit the quarterback in fantasy. If it is possible to get Sony Michel or better packaged up, then make a trade for more upside.”
– Richard Savill (Fantasy Six Pack)

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