Fantasy Football Buy and Sell Advice: Week 7by Andersen Pickard October 22, 2020 0 comments
The waiver wire is important, but trading is what truly makes or breaks your fantasy season. Here are the top buy-low and sell-high picks at every position entering Week 7.
In two-plus games this season, Lock has completed 33 passes for 425 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. While those are poor numbers, they came against tough opponents in the Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots. Lock has several favorable matchups in the back half of the season so, if you’re interested in Lock, the time is now to buy him.
In four games, Garoppolo has 63 completions for 735 yards, seven touchdowns, and two interceptions. His start to the season was not great, but his value is high right now after his big Week 6 performance against the Los Angeles Rams. While he’s not an awful quarterback, he doesn’t project to be a start-and-forget quarterback. He’ll have a few breakout games this season, but for the most part, he’s not a safe option. Look to sell him after his big showing on Sunday night.
The time is now to buy Hunt, whose fantasy value has taken a hit far more drastic than he deserves. He managed 57 scrimmage yards against the Cincinnati Bengals. Those numbers are pedestrian but not concerning, yet owners are rushing to sell him. His down week combined with Nick Chubb‘s eventual return don’t hurt Hunt too much, but they might lower his trade value.
This isn’t the first time Robinson has appeared in the “sell” category. The rookie had an exciting start to the year and remains a favorite red-zone option in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ offense. His value continues to trend down, but his price tag might have been saved for one more week after he logged a touchdown on Sunday. If you’re all-in on Robinson, don’t trade him. But if you’re even considering trading him, begin fielding offers and strike up as much of a bidding war as you can before his value dips again.
Boyd was underwhelming again this past weekend, catching five passes against the Indianapolis Colts just one week after logging four receptions against the Baltimore Ravens. In the first four weeks of the season (also known as the weeks when he didn’t play the No. 1 or 2 defenses in the league), Boyd caught 28 of 34 targets for 320 yards and a touchdown. With Joe Burrow at the helm and the likelihood of A.J. Green‘s struggles returning, Boyd is a perfect buy-low option ahead of a favorable stretch of matchups.
Rookies deal with growing pains. Those woes are only intensified when the rookie’s starting quarterback misses time and his complementary asset suddenly ducks out. With Drew Lock (now healthy) and Courtland Sutton both injured, Jeudy received a less-than-satisfactory reception total but still turned in decent fantasy performances. He looked shaky when Lock returned on Sunday, but as the two build more chemistry, Jeudy will flourish. The window for buying low on Jeudy is small, and it’s only getting smaller.
Can Fulgham continue on this pace of success? It’s unclear. However, one thing is certain: you don’t want to be forced to dump him for nothing in three weeks. If you can’t trade him for someone more reliable, hold on to him. But if you’re able to facilitate an offer for someone more reliable like Jarvis Landry or Michael Gallup, pull the trigger. It might be hard to part with Fulgham after he caught 18 passes for 254 yards and three touchdowns over three weeks, but you need to make smart trades that help you win your league in the long-term rather than thinking just one week in advance.
One of the most highly-regarded wide receivers entering the season, Slayton has struggled in a Giants offense that hasn’t accomplished much of anything so far. Now, with Sterling Shepard set to return, Slayton is once again a true boom-or-bust option who likely isn’t worthy of a spot in your starting lineup unless you’re desperate. Additionally, we’ve seen him catch three or fewer passes in four of the last five games. It’d be wise to trade Slayton for a more consistent and reliable pass-catcher before it’s too late.
If Mark Andrews caught three or fewer passes and zero touchdowns, it’s almost a given he’ll appear in the “buy” section. While he has struggled with inconsistency, he is still arguably the best target in Baltimore’s offense. He’s a matchup-driven player, but it’s still impossible to bench him. By trading for Andrews, you’re trading for a touchdown monster who will be in your lineup every week.
Don’t buy the hype. Burton is accompanied by Mo Alie-Cox and Jack Doyle in this crowded tight end room, and he has Philip Rivers throwing to him. Burton is a decent streaming option for the rest of the season, but you’d be foolish to trade for him after one big week. Wait for his owner to drop him in a few weeks. Then, perhaps you could swoop in and take a chance on him at no cost.
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