Sell high on these guys
A couple of weeks ago we discussed some of the top “buy low” options that were available on the market. What makes for a great “buy low” player is a recent drought in production coupled with a favorable upcoming schedule.
Today, we’re going to examine some guys you may want to move in the next few days. The reason: They are about to run into some very formidable challenges.
Note: We aren’t saying all of these players are about to tank. The purpose of this article is to target some very marketable players that fantasy owners should consider unloading before the upcoming potential rough patch in exchange for some good value.
LaDainian Tomlinson, RB, New York Jets: L.T. is on fire after torching the Bills in Week 4 for 155 total yards and two touchdowns. The future Hall of Famer now ranks 10th in scoring amongst running backs (standard scoring) and most likely won’t experience another point this year in which his stock is this high—which is why now is the perfect time to exploit the market. The Jets have a bye in Week 7 and to make matters worse, Tomlinson will play four of his next five games against defenses that rank in the top-eight in fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs (Minnesota, Denver, Green Bay, Cleveland). You could land some serious production in return for this aging running back.
Santana Moss, WR, Washington Redskins: He didn’t do much in Week 4, but Moss still ranks in the top-23 in scoring amongst fantasy wideouts, has Donovan McNabb throwing him the football and is coming off a win everyone in the country has been hearing about for the last two days. However, the savvy owner would look to swing a deal before Moss begins a stretch of games in which he runs into three defenses that rank in the top-ten in fantasy points allowed to opposing wide receivers over the course of his next five games.
Chad Henne, QB, Miami Dolphins: Henne won’t get you a ton in return, but you’d be surprised what a desperate owner in need of QB help might be willing to offer. Be sure to mention that Henne has thrown for 665 yards and four touchdowns over his last two games and that in both of those weeks, the former Michigan standout ranked in the top-nine in scoring among fantasy quarterbacks. The reason you want to move him is because of an upcoming schedule that features some bad-news defenses:
Week 5: Bye
Week 6: at Green Bay
Week 7: Pittsburgh
Week 8: at Cincinnati
Week 9: at Baltimore
Week 10: Tennessee
Felix Jones, RB, Dallas Cowboys: Reports are surfacing all over the internets that the Cowboys have finally decided to go with Felix Jones as their featured running back. Yaaaa!!! The first thing you should do is make sure that everyone in your league knows this fact. CLICK HERE to show them the link. Second, make sure NOBODY in your league realizes that A) Jones is injury prone and B) plays three of his next five games against defenses that rank in the top-ten in fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs (Tennessee, Minnesota, Green Bay). Oh yeah, he’s also got two games with the New York Giants coming up as well.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, New England Patriots: Just like with Henne, you won’t be able to get a lot in return for BJGE. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t swap him for a mid-level wide receiver that can come in and give your roster a boost. The “Law Firm” is coming off a nice outing vs. Miami (16-76-1) that should good enough to peak the interest of any owner with running back trouble. What that poor sucker doesn’t realize is that Green-Ellis won’t continue to be the featured back in New England (eventually Fred Taylor will return to action) and the Pats play four of their next five games against defenses that rank in the top-eight in fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs (San Diego, Minnesota, Cleveland, Pittsburgh. The other team they play during that stretch is the Baltimore Ravens.