Week 10 Buy Low/Sell High
My grade school football coach always told us to leave our football helmets on. No matter what part of the game. What we witnessed take place in week 9 made me laugh as the NFL turned into a Royal Rumble, I was waiting for Stone Cold Steve Austin to come running onto the field and stone cold stun someone. It amazes me when I see players throw punches at each other with helmets on, but I digress. As we move on to week 10, we see The Raiders, Chiefs, Ravens, and Eagles on bye.
Last week I recommended two players in Sanu and Anderson that had solid games in week 9. Stills didn’t get a ton of volume on Sunday night, but he is still active in that offense. He will be a boom/bust guy going forward, but he can score in bunches if the matchup works.
Week 9 Buy Low-
- Mohamed Sanu
- Robby Anderson
- Kenny Stills
Week 9 Sell High-
- Carlos Hyde
- Andy Dalton
- Tarik Cohen
Buy Low: Eli Manning-
Eli has done an admirable job keeping his team afloat this fall. His receiving core has been devastated by injury. The only true weapons he has to throw to is Sterling Shepard and rookie tight end Evan Engram. Eli has a tremendous schedule the rest of the season with no remaining foe posing a large threat against their passing offense. Let’s face it, the Giants offense is allergic to running the ball, so you know they are going to throw. With that being said, look for Eli to put up decent numbers the rest of the way as they will have to be throwing the ball early and often.
Buy Low: Marqise Lee-
Jeez, what has this world come to? The previous two weeks in a row I have recommended buying Bortles, now I’m recommending his receiver Marqise Lee. The Jags number 1 receiver, Lee leads the team with the most targets and receiving yards. Lee scored his first touchdown in week 9. The Jags have proved that they are to be taken serious this year, mainly due to their dominant defense. Playing in positive game scripts will aide Bortles into making easier throws. Look for Lee to see success in future weeks.
Buy Low: Devontae Booker-
Denver is in a funk offensively. Playing roulette at quarterback, they have not been able to figure out a stable option. Booker has only played in 4 games this season, but has given the offense a much needed spark from the backfield. Playing 3 less games than Jamaal Charles and C.J. Anderson, Booker leads the backfield in receptions and yards. It was revealed on the Monday night telecast in week 8 that Denver preferred Booker as their number 1 running back before his injury in training camp. Everyone knows Denver has a top rated defense, if they can figure out their quarterback situation, look for Booker to start earning more carries. On an ending note, Booker was in on 24 snaps. Compared to Anderson’s 23 yesterday.
Sell High: Doug Martin-
Dougie and the Tampa Bay Bucs are struggling this year. In Martin’s 5 starts this year, he has failed to go over 75 yards. The Bucs are ranked 28th in the NFL in rushing yards this season (rank 2nd in passing yards). The blame is not all on the Bucs offense. Part of the problem is the negative game scripts the Bucs continue seeing. Their defense is bleeding production as they have been decimated by injuries this year. Unfortunately, I do not see the Bucs changing their season around, and I look for them to struggle the rest of the year. Sell the muscle Hampster, as they will continue rotating bodies to catch passes out of the backfield.
Sell High: Mark Ingram-
Ingram’s value will continue to dive as rookie, Alvin Kamara continues delivering big plays. Ingram is a solid running back, but we have seen the Saints lean on Kamara in key situations this year. Last week Ingram fumbled twice, and saw the bench. Yesterday, Kamara fumbled and stayed in the game. The coaching staff clearly likes Kamara. I still believe Ingram will see action, but his overall volume should dip. We have seen Ingram catch the ball out of the backfield as he has 31 catches so far this year, compared to 38 catches for Kamara. Kamara specializes as a receiver, and in this offense that can be deadly. He excelled at the University of Tennessee as a reciever.
Sell High: T.Y. Hilton-
Time to let go of T.Y. Hilton while his value is high after his 2 touchdown performance in week 9. Hilton’s value is highest when he is playing in a dome, where he utilizes his top speed. His remaining schedule is difficult. Match ups against the Steelers at home, and then road trips to Baltimore, Jacksonville, and Buffalo don’t bode well for the speedster. I give the Colts credit for finding Jacoby Brissett in a year where they believed Andrew Luck would return, but they are going to have major issues trying to finish off this season against those imposing defenses.