Dynasty Buy/Sell/Hold: Week 2 (2020 Fantasy Football)
The NFL is officially back after, and we got some fun matchups all week long. Each week, I’ll be talking about what players to buy, sell, and hold in your dynasty leagues. Trading in dynasty football leagues never stops, whether in the off-season or during the NFL season. Finding the right times to buy, sell, or hold players is a crucial part of dynasty football, as you can make or break your team.
Whether you’re looking to win now or rebuild for the future, everyone needs to know what players to buy, sell, or hold. I’ll be touching on a few different players each week this year, and I’ll make suggestions about how you should handle them.
David Johnson (RB – HOU)
Johnson looked fantastic in his first game back and healthy as the lead running back in Houston. He finished Week 1 with 11 carries for 77 yards and a touchdown, adding 32 yards through the air, catching three out of the four balls thrown to him. Duke Johnson is the only other relevant back in Houston, and with the way that David Johnson looked, he appears to be healthy. He made some solid jump cuts and showed burst that we have not seen out of him in a long time.
If you’re looking to win now, I’d probably hold onto David Johnson. If your team is rebuilding, I’d definitely be looking to sell high on him. Also, with the way fantasy owners tend to overreact from one week, I’d put him on the trade block and see if there’s an owner out there who thinks he’s going to be a stud RB1 this year.
Verdict – Sell High/Hold
Nyheim Hines (RB – IND)
After losing Marlon Mack to a torn Achilles, the Colts went with Nyheim Hines and rookie Jonathan Taylor to split the carries. Both backs were involved in the rushing game and the receiving game. Hines saw seven rushing attempts and put up just 28 yards with a rushing touchdown. He also caught eight of eight targets for 45 additional yards and another touchdown. Hines is just 23 years old and is now in his third year in the NFL. He is an interesting name right now after finishing the week as the RB4 in PPR scoring.
If I owned Hines, I’d hold onto him if I’m trying to win now. However, I’d consider putting him on the block and seeing what owners might be willing to pay. I fully expect Taylor to take over and lead this backfield in the future. If there’s an owner that hasn’t quite realized how good Taylor is and thinks that Hines will get this kind of production all year, I’d sell high.
Verdict – Sell High/Hold
Leonard Fournette (RB – TB)
After a tough Week 1 matchup on the road against the Saints defense, the Buccaneers running backs all around just looked off. Ronald Jones had a few solid plays and saw the bulk of the carries with 17 for 66 yards, while Fournette put up a whopping five yards on five carries.
It may take a few weeks for this offense and Tom Brady to get going, but after watching the two running backs play, I’m still banking on Fournette to eventually take this lead running back role. With the way that Jones looked too, there’s a good chance Fournette still has a role in this offense. If an someone with Fournette is freaking out about his usage, it might be a great time to buy low on Fournette.
Verdict – Buy Low
Robby Anderson (WR – CAR)
Anderson led the Panthers in receiving in Week 1 against the Raiders, catching six of eight targets for 115 yards and a touchdown. DJ Moore led the team in targets with nine, while Curtis Samuel also saw eight targets and caught five. There wasn’t a real leader in usage for this offense outside of Christian McCaffrey, per usual.
Anderson finished as the WR6 in Week 1, and this week, I’d be looking to sell high on him if possible. Whether you’re looking to win now or rebuilding, I simply wouldn’t count on Anderson to post consistent numbers each week. There may not be many owners interested in investing in him, but after a performance like that, I’d be looking to sell high.
Verdict – Sell High
Michael Gallup (WR – DAL)
The Dallas Cowboys have one of the most exciting wide receiver corps in the NFL with Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and rookie CeeDee Lamb. This offense will be fun to watch, but it might be tough to predict for fantasy purposes. Cooper saw 14 targets, Lamb saw six, and Gallup saw just five. With a brutal injury to tight end Blake Jarwin, this might open things up for the three wide receivers to be relevant for fantasy purposes.
Gallup is coming off a WR1 season after finishing as the WR10 in PPR scoring last year. This year, the hype is real surrounding Lamb, and rightfully so. He’s a stud and is going to be a weapon in the NFL. Cooper is locked up with a five-year, $100-million dollar deal, and Dak Prescott will likely get his contract in the future.
That said, Gallup has shown that he’s more than capable of producing in fantasy football, and I’d be using this time to potentially buy low on him. It may be tough to acquire him as most owners are probably excited about him and his future in Dallas, but there’s a chance those who have him are worried about Cooper and Lamb both looking so good. If possible, I’d buy low on Gallup.
Verdict – Buy Low
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