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Fantasy Basketball Buy & Sell: Week 15 (2021-22)

by Michael Waterloo | @MichaelWaterloo | Featured Writer
Jan 27, 2022
Stephen Curry

It’s Thursday, and you know what that means.

Buy low, sell high is one of the oldest terms in fantasy, but it’s more involved than that. You have to look at the “low” and “high” of it to make sure you’re maximizing value. We can also buy the player, but question the team and role that they are in when it comes to maintaining the pace that they are on.

Most importantly here, with any call you make, you have to be willing to lose the deal or accept that you made the wrong call. It happens all the time when we think we are selling at the highest value, only for that player to buck the trend and play like a stud going forward.

Now that you have an idea of what to expect for this column week to week, let’s get to the players.

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Buy

Ayo Dosunmu (PG – CHI)

Has anyone made the “Ayo, I’m tired of using technology” line for Dosunmu yet? Justin Timberlake aside, Dosunmu has been a lot of fun to watch, so Cry Me a River if you don’t agree.

OK, for real, I’m done.

Even with Zach LaVine back in the Bulls’ lineup, Dosunmu is going to get some serious run over the next couple of months with Alex Caruso and Lonzo Ball on the shelf.

The scoring is going to be inconsistent, as we’ve seen and as is expected from a rookie, but when he’s on, he’s on. He’s playing big minutes and the Bulls are going to continue to rely on him as they look to position themselves for the playoffs. Buy in on Dosunmu and enjoy the run.

Amir Coffey (SF – LAC)

No Kawhi Leonard. No Paul George.

No problem.

Amir Coffey and Luke Kennard (seriously) are running the show for the Clippers, and the former has become a must-roster player for fantasy purposes.

He’s starting regularly, and is putting up top 60 numbers over the last month and top 40 over the last two weeks. He’s put up 48 points over his last two games, with six made threes, 11 boards, six assists, and four STOCKS.

His stock is up moving forward. 

Anfernee Simons (PG/SG – POR)

Without Damian Lillard in tow, Simons is doing a phenomenal job at filling the gap. Well, as best as one can for someone like Lillard.

He’s posting top 30 value over the last month, and he’s playing major minutes each night. He’s yet to have a game since the start of January where he hasn’t scored in double-figures.

You’re looking at a top 50 player for the rest of the season. Well, as long as Lillard is out. 

Sell

Stephen Curry (PG – GSW)

A lot of times with sell, we are looking at players that we are looking to get rid of. If not, we’d be buying them, right? Well, in this case, you’re not buying The Chef, because no one is going to be selling him. But, Curry has been off for last month or so. 

He’s just the 66th-ranked player over the last month, and a lot of it has to do with his 36.6 field goal percentage over that same time. But we know who the real Steph Curry is. He’s a top 10 player – at very worst – who is in the midst of a cold streak. 

We’re selling this performance and fully buying a rebound the rest of the season.  

Aaron Gordon (SF/PF – DEN)

Besides being a Ja Morant and Herb Jones fan, I think what I’m best known for within the hoops conversation is my dislike for Gordon. He’s fine, of course, but he’s an overrated player for real-life and fantasy purposes. Gordon has actually been pretty good of late, posting seventh-round value for fantasy managers over the last couple of weeks.

But we aren’t falling for it again, folx, right? 

… right?

Gordon is consistently inconsistent, and valuing him as anything more than a mid-round player is a mistake. If someone is a fan of him in your league, I’m selling him.

Immediately. 

Kessler Edwards (SF – BKN)

I preach about the importance of opportunity in fantasy, and that doesn’t change here. Edwards is still getting major run for the Nets with Kevin Durant out, but he’s just not doing much with the opportunity.

Three games ago, he had 15 points, which was great. But in four of his last five games, he’s combined for 24 points. 

He’s better suited for points leagues than he is category leagues, but he’s to volatile to trust on a game-by-game basis.

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