In a league where 20 point leads are no safer than three point cushions, it’s an exciting yet confusing time to be a fantasy owner.
It’s okay to ask for help, in fact it’s advisable.
Even Julius Caesar sought the wise counsel of great generals, and all he was doing was leading the Roman Empire.
We’re talking about fantasy football here! Waaay more important!
Our Buy Low, Sell High feature will allow you to say Veni, Vidi, Vici to your league opponents.
Throughout the year, you’ll find there are many reasons a player might find himself on my overvalued and undervalued fantasy player lists, including late-season weather conditions looming, difficult/easy strength of schedule in immediate future and good or bad changes in performance and/or health of supporting cast.
As I predicted, the Cleveland Browns made Chris Johnson look like a running back again. I hope you were able to buy low on a player many took in the first round.
Remember, the NFL season is a marathon, not a sprint. Full disclosure though: Cam Newton is serving me a heaping helping of crow for suggesting he couldn’t keep up his torrid pace.
BUY! BUY! BUY!
WR Laurent Robinson, Dallas Cowboys
This is a rare opportunity to buy low on a player that just had seven catches for 117 yards. The Cowboys’ bye is Week 5, meaning those who need immediate help won’t make an effort to get him. Also, Dallas’ no. 1 wideout Miles Austin is slated to return Week 6.
In an ideal world for Tony Romo, that single week would have miraculous healing powers, causing both Austin and Dez Bryant to be completely healthy. In reality, we have probably not seen the last of either Austin or Bryant’s injury woes. Dallas’ newly crowned third receiver will be more valuable than some no. 1 guys out there the way Romo is slinging it.
WR Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
Although it looked catastrophic, the Houston Chronicle is among the many sources reporting Andre Johnson’s injury is a simple hamstring. I would definitely check the pulse of your league’s Johnson owner, particularly in PPR formats where Johnson can single-handedly win games.
He always misses a couple of contests, but you can reap incredible rewards when he’s on the field. It finally appears to be Houston’s year. Their defense is still not where it needs to be, so Matt Schaub and Johnson will have to keep airing it out in concert with Arian Foster on the ground to win games.
The Texans will be at home in three out of their next five games, including contests against Cleveland and Jacksonville. You could be without A.J.’s services for a few weeks, but he should be a huge part of your fantasy playoffs for the right price. Especially if his owner is at 1-3 or 2-2 and can’t afford to ride this out.
RB Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
The NFL is often a game of inches. If Mark Ingram converts that last-second goal attempt against Green Bay, and if the refs had taken another look at Darren Sproles Week 2 touchdown that wasn’t , the rookie has three touchdowns.
The Saints want to him to be the goal line battering ram and will keep giving him the touches. It’s a long season and some of the bounces that have gone Sproles’ way will eventually start happening to Ingram. Right now, there’s no player in the Saints high-powered offense you can get at a cheaper price.