Buy or Sell Week 3
Welcome to Week 3! We will be looking at some targets for you to buy, and who you should sell as you try to improve your team on the road to the fantasy title. Let’s take a look at some options.
Antonio Gibson, RB, Washington
J.D. McKissic finished with more fantasy points than Gibson on Thursday night, despite the fact that Gibson remains the top running back on the depth chart. Everyone loves a good backup it seems. On the season, he’s had 33 carries for 159 yards and 5 receptions for 7 yards. McKissic has 18 yards on 5 carries and 83 yards on 5 receptions. People are gonna be stat-line salivating over JD, and that will push down the value of Gibson. Take advantage of that now, before he can reassert himself as the dominant force in Washington.
Tony Pollard, RB, Dallas
Pollard, has scored more fantasy points in both of Dallas’ first two games than Ezekiel Elliott. Here is where I would say I told you so, but I digress. Zeke has looked solid, but Pollard is clearly on another level in athleticism, and that bears out in his 7.7 yards per carry. That is almost double what Zeke is running for. Pollard has stand-alone value in PPR going forward and would be a genuine league-winner if Zeke were to go down. He is sure to see a couple more targets in the wake of the injury to WR Michael Gallup.
A.J. Brown, WR, Titans
Brown has been limited to under 50 receiving yards in each of his first two games this season, and he was unable to take advantage of a favorable matchup against the Seahawks. Insert panic button here. Julio Jones has become the more consistent target in the offense with Brown having a case of the drops the first 2 weeks. There is still good news, as Brown remains Tannehill’s top option and leads the club with 17 targets. Use this momentary panic to see if you can capitalize and acquire some Brown shares. The Titans won’t be able to rely on Derrick Henry for 240 yards and three touchdowns every week, so Brown is a great buy-low option.
Devin Singletary, RB, Bills
Zack Moss began the year as an inactive, paving the way for Singletary to be the feature back in the offense. However, Moss returned in Week 2 and saw a lot of action on the goal line. He ran for 26 yards and two touchdowns on eight runs and grabbed two receptions for eight yards, while Singletary ran for 82 yards and a score on 13 carries and caught two passes for nine yards. IN the future, it seems we will be getting the split backfield we foresaw going into the season. Use the time now to try to sell Devin for an undervalued piece, such as Tony Pollard.
Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys
The flip side of Tony Pollard’s ascension is that Zeke will take a hit in fantasy. Now, I’m not advocating to sell him off for peanuts, as he still has value and you probably spent high draft capital to acquire him. However, the fact that Pollard appears to be more explosive and that a timeshare may emerge is not ideal. Zeke hasn’t appeared to be the first-round pick you would have expected when you drafted him. We may be looking at a repeat of a Chubb/Hunt situation, as my colleague Stephanie Smalls mentioned in our latest podcast. There is certainly value in both, but you should try using the name power of Elliott and see if you can grab an upgrade.
Marvin Jones, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Marvin Jones had a productive game this week, as he grabbed six of eleven targets for 55 yards and a score. The experienced receiver had the most targets on the squad. Laviska Shenault has a total of seven targets. Jones, on the other hand, has 20 targets in two games. He’s essentially the Jaguars’ No. 1 wide receiver. Use these stat lines to make an upgrade over Jones, who is not expected to have this kind of work for the entire year. Plus, do you really wanna depend on the Jags’ offense right now? I would be looking to cash out on the unbelievable start that Jones has had.