Buy or Sell Week 4
RB Joe Mixon, Bengals
Mixon is being used as a bell-cow back, and he had more than 20 touches for the third straight game on Sunday. The rash of injuries at running back has caused Mixon to be bumped up in value, as even people that were fading him in the offseason can admit that his workload is valuable. If you can find someone that still isn’t sold on Mixon, see if you can deal for him, as he is one of the only remaining backs in fantasy with a guaranteed workload.
WR Robert Woods, Rams
Robert Woods has finished as WR46, WR44, and WR61 to start the season in PPR. This is not the season that his managers were envisioning when they selected him high in their 2021 drafts. While Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp have built a strong relationship, Woods remains an important part of this offense and should be in line for a bounce back. His owners might be down with him at this point, so now is the perfect opportunity to go and acquire him on the cheap.
WR Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears
This season, Robinson has caught 10 of 21 targets for 86 yards and one score. Justin Fields sucked in his first start and is putting the notion that Robinson is QB proof to the test. The QB roulette that the Bears currently find themselves in is not helping Robinson owners feels any better. It’s the ideal moment to make a trade for him right now. You should temper your expectations when you acquire him though, as he doesn’t appear to be the WR we thought we were drafting at the beginning of the year.
TE Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons
sApparently, Pitts’ HOF induction ceremony might have to be put on hold. The expectations were in another galaxy for Pitts to come in and dominate the NFL. Predictably, he has not bucked the trend of TE struggling. It takes time for rookie tight ends to acclimate to the NFL. On the plus side, it seems that he is getting more involved week to week. Take advantage of owners whose expectations on Pitts were not met, and deal for him.
QB Joe Burrow, Bengals
Through three weeks, the Bengals aren’t passing as much as we expected. The offensive line appears to be a bigger issue than we thought, and the Bengals seem to be rightfully prioritizing the long-term health of Burrow with the play calling. This was not what fans expected when he returned from injury with a loaded WR corps. See if you can take advantage of his name value, and deal him for a stronger piece.
RB James Robinson, Jacksonville
James Robinson ran 15 times for 88 yards and a score against the Cardinals on Sunday. He also caught all six of his targets as well, marking his best game of the year. The Jaguars shouldn’t be trusted, however, and Urban Meyer may decide Carlos Hyde is more worthy of carries, for whatever reason. If you can deal JRob for say….Joe Mixon(hint, hint), I would pull the trigger on that immediately.
WR Brandin Cooks, Houston
Through three games, Brandin Cooks has caught 23 of 32 targets for 322 yards and a score. He’s racked up a whopping 428 air yards. He is basically a fantasy stud right now. Can it continue? This is one of those sell him while he’s hot deals because it seems hard to see him continuing this kind of production for the rest of the year. Defenses should key in on him as the only legit threat in the Houston passing attack.
WR Ja’Maar Chase, Bengals
Ja’Marr Chase’s average draft position dropped substantially after a difficult preseason in which he battled with drops. He’s gotten beyond those doubts thus far, and he has rebuilt his value. I just don’t trust someone with his limited targets in an offense with so many other options dedicated to running the ball. Use this opportunity or renewed hope to deal him away.