Welcome to Week 5 ladies and gents. It's been a crazy season. The 2018 season is on a record-breaking pace for most touchdowns in a year and fantasy is rich with stars because of it. For the last few weeks, I've been actively telling you to get Corey Davis on your squad for cheap. That window has officially closed. It's not too late for Brady, Jones or Adams though. Buy, Buy, Buy! (NSYNC reference intended)
Players I'm Buying
Russell Wilson has been less than stellar so far. I'm sure his owners are getting pretty tired of him and may be looking for something new. If you're looking for a QB, good news for you! In his next 5 games, he plays the Rams now toothless defense twice, the Raiders, and the Chargers. Plus Doug Baldwin just returned to the lineup. Now is the time to buy.
Chris Carson, Mark Ingram, Jordan Howard
With Carson a surprise inactive, Mike Davis carried the load. That probably scared off some of the teams that have him on their rosters. Upon returning, he should at least lead the committee but could return to feature back status. This is the last week that you can buy Ingram for anything less than an Elite RB1. He will return to his role as the hammer in New Orleans high powered offense. Howard was a dud last week and has a bye this week. That gives owners a lot of time to sit on that bad game. Take advantage and trade for the low-end RB1 at a discount price.
Antonio Brown, Taywan Taylor
So at the beginning of this series, I told you guys that I wouldn't give you obvious picks. I'm breaking that rule today. Brown is as much as a must buy as he possibly can be. His lower numbers this season can be attributed to the fact that Bell is not on the field. With the news that he could be returning after the bye to take some focus off AB, now is the time to swoop in. So, you missed out on Corey Davis? Well, good news. Rishard Matthews was cut. That frees up the number 2 receiver job to Taylor. Here is another chance for you to get a piece of the pie on this Titans offense.
Jimmy Graham, Evan Engram
Aaron Rodger is getting more and more healthy. That makes all of his top receivers obvious Buy Lows, but Graham is the biggest. So far he's only scored one touchdown. That number should start to go up soon as Rodgers recovers. With the tight end landscape the way it is, its worth to buy Engram and hold on to him if you need a tight end.
Players I'm Selling
Alvin Kamara, Carlos Hyde
For the same reason I'm buying Ingram, I'm selling Kamara. Not for just change though. Kamara hasn't been nearly as efficient as last year. To even that out he's gotten an insane amount of volume. With Ingram coming back that should decrease. If you can get an elite package for him, I would pull the trigger. Chubb looks good. Its only a matter of time before he starts eating into Hydes touches. Get out of that one before its too late.
AJ Green, Emmanuel Sanders
Did you know Tyler Boyd leads the Bengals in targets, receptions, and yards? Green has essentially been used as a decoy. With so many good receivers this year, there's no reason to hang on to the former number one. Sanders has been great this year. With that said, He's needed rushing attempts and trick plays to dot hat. He also has not been targeted in the red zone a single time. Don't be afraid to trade him for a true #1 while his stats are up.
George Kittle, Trey Burton
Kittle just had his best game of the season. Most of it came from one single play with broken coverage. If you take away the free 80-yard touchdown, Kittle had only 5 catches for 45 yards. Plus Beatherd is still his quarterback. Take advantage of that big play and get someone consistent. The same can be said for Burton. He caught only 2 passes last week. Take advantage and trade them for consistent options even if they didn't have as big of a day.
Players I'm Picking Up
Ronald Jones, Paul Richardson, Hayden Hurst
Let's get one thing straight. Ronald Jones is not good. I advocated strongly against drafting him. Now that he is in your waivers, he's worth a speculative add as a possible starting running back for an above average offense. Paul Richardson caught a long touchdown before the bye week and gets a juicy matchup with the Saints this week. He's a good flier play if you're really in a bind and a good stash if you have space. Hayden Hurst will make his return this week or next. He was the most pro ready tight end in the draft this year. The Ravens throw to tight ends more than any team in the league. With the tight end landscape in ruins, he could save the day for your team.
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