By: Zack Patraw @ffdynasty_ztp
Week 10 Buys & Sells
We’re only a few weeks from the fantasy playoffs, and now is the time to go sell the guys that you can get some value out of, and to buy players that could put up big numbers, and acquire them at a lesser value. I have a few names that you should look to get the most out of their big weeks, and some to buy to help you win you a fantasy championship.
Matt Ryan, QB ATL-
Ryan had his best game Sunday against the Carolina panthers, throwing for over 300 yards for just the second time this season, and tossing 2 touchdowns to go along with it. Clearly Ryan has missed Shannahan’s play calling this year, which may be the reason for the average season he’s had so far. His schedule doesn’t get much easier, although he does get Tampa Bay twice to finish the season. Possibly use that to bait a QB needy opponent into trading him at a high value, along with the solid week he just had.
T.Y. Hilton, WR IND-
Hilton had a monster game on Sunday, hauling in 5 catches for 2 touchdowns and 175 yards. Finally, the wait has paid off for the owners that have stuck with him and kept him in their lineups. Now it’s time to sell him at his peak. Hilton is a big name with even bigger player ability, and with that alone, should be enough to get a ton of value out of him. He still has his bye to worry about, and possibly one of the toughest schedules for WRs coming up. Perfect time to sell Hilton and get what he is worth out of the deal.
Marshawn Lynch, RB OAK-
Lynch produced Sunday like his owners were hoping for all year, short yardage runs with power and touchdowns. He had a nice little 3 yard run for a touchdown, and added a 22 yarder for a score as well. You probably look at his final numbers and will be pleased, but I’m generally concerned about the Raiders offense going forward. He still has two young backs behind him in Richard and Washington, and he could concede more carries going forward. This week, and possibly next considering his bye is this week, is the highest Lynch’s value with be for the rest of the year.
Get out while you can. The Broncos QB situation is a complete mess, and I don’t see them getting it solved this year. Thomas had himself a good game, catching 8 balls for 70 yards and a touchdown. He’s one that you should be able to get decent value just based off his name, and his last performance. Sanders on the other hand, you may have a hard time getting much from him. You may want to just stash him on your bench for the time being, but if there is an owner out there looking for a WR and is desperate, you may want to throw an offer out there and see what you are willing to get in return.
Alshon Jeffery, WR PHI-
I won’t lie to you, Jeffery killed it on my bench this week, going for 84 yards on 6 catches and 2 touchdowns. If you weren’t like me, you reaped the benefits, and the main reason being, Ertz was sidelined with an injury. With the bye week here for Philly, and Ertz more than likely returning for week 11, Jeffery will go back to having lackluster performances, and limited targets. His value will be at his highest this week, though the owner willing to acquire Jeffrey may want to wait until next week when he is actually on the field. Nonetheless, look to move Jeffery, and get some high valued players out of the deal.
Tyrod Taylor, QB BUF-
You may be able to still snag Tyrod off your free agents, and if that’s the case, get him! He’s been the one of the most consistent QBs in the last 3 weeks, averaging almost 24 points a game, depending on your league format. His new weapon, Kelvin Benjamin should be in the lineup this week which gives him a good all around threat, and should open up the middle of the field for Matthews, and the outside for Zay Jones. His feet make him a threat to pick up big yards on the ground, and with the threat of McCoy, the Bills offense looks like they could be dangerous to their weak schedule coming up.
Devonta Freeman, RB ATL-
Freeman has the ability to be a top 5 RB in the NFL when he’s healthy, and that has been his problem the last couple weeks. Owners are probably concerned with the 23 carries for 87 yards in the last 2 weeks, and the fact that he hasn’t scored a touchdown since week 4. That’s when you go get him for pennies on the dollar. There’s more than likely a concerned owner out there, who’s trying to make a push for the playoffs that is trying to sell Freeman for anyone that has put up decent numbers in the last few weeks. Put some feelers out there, and see if you can acquire the stud RB for cheap.
Jerick McKinnon, RB MIN-
McKinnon has been one of the best RBs in the last 4 games, putting up an average of 22 points per game on your fantasy team. He’s scored in every game but one in that span, and has out touched every other RB on the Vikings. He’s Minnesota’s most versatile threat on that offense, and they will be relying on him to carry that team to the playoffs. The owner in your league that owns McKinnon may be concerned about Latavius Murray behind him, and with his bye week past, if you can acquire Mckinnon, he will be a high end RB2 that helps you win you a fantasy title.
Corey Davis, WR TEN-
I wrote about Davis earlier in the year, and I just want to remind everyone how much of a beast this man is. A record setting career in college, Davis holds the FBS career receiving yards record with 5,285 yards through his 4 years at Western Michigan.He’s been plagued with an injury during his rookie campaign, and he finally looks fully healthy. The Titans didn’t have to ease him back into the lineup, receiving the second most snaps (39) for WRs on the team. Owners who have hung on to him this long may be getting frustrated having him take up a bench spot, and if that’s the case, go get the athletic freak for the little amount he should cost.
Robby Anderson, WR NYJ-
Anderson has taken over top receiving duties for McCown and the New York Jets this year. He’s averaged 7 targets over his last 4 games, and that trend is going to continue as he should see his role expand with the Kerley suspension fully in place. He should be considered a low end WR2 with a very high ceiling, with a schedule that is accommodating to WRs. His bye week is coming up next week, so if you can handle having him on your bench next week, possibly use his that as leverage to get him at a lower value. And the fact that he plays for the Jets.
— NFL (@NFL) November 3, 2017