Buy Or Sell Week 6

Buy

Trey Lance, QB, 49ers

Lance had his first start in Week 5 and went 15 of 29 for 192 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception while also rushing 16 times for 89 yards. Although it wasn’t the start the 49ers had hoped for with this year’s No. 3 overall selection, but it wasn’t that terrible either. Lance hasn’t set the world on fire, but he has shown enough to where he can be an asset. Look to get him cheap off someone expecting more from him.

Melvin Gordon, RB, Broncos

The shiny new toy syndrome of drafting Javonte Williams has caused some to minimize what Gordon is capable of.  With the exception of one game, Gordon has received more snaps than Williams in every game. In Week 5, he played 60 percent of the snaps, compared to 42 percent for Williams. Use this as an opportunity to get Gordon cheaper than Williams, and still reap the benefits. 

Stefon Diggs, WR, Bills

In a low-scoring Week 5 clash in Kansas City, Diggs caught just two receptions on five targets for 69 yards. It’s concerning to some that Emmanuel Sanders is taking some end zone targets away from Diggs. Diggs is still leading the Bills as far as targets, and with how good Josh Allen is playing, he should rebound soon. After facing the Titans, the Bills will have a Week 7 bye before facing the Dolphins, Jaguars, and Jets. Buy Diggs now before he faces the best stretch of the season. 

Sell

Justin Fields, QB, Bears

Fields was named the starter last week, and everyone expected Konami gold immediately. Not only did that not happen, but it also seems that Matt Nagy doesn’t know what to do with him. The staff can’t be trusted, and the Bears offense, and especially Allen Robinson, have not produced. Without the running productivity, Fields’ passing game isn’t evolved enough to make him a fantasy option.

Leonard Fournette, RB, Buccaneers 

Fournette had his finest game of the season last week. He scored for the first time this season, and he seems to be the Buccaneers’ top running back option. The Buccaneers still have Gio Bernard and Ronald Jones, so the potential to have a committee backfield is great. I would look to trade Fournette for a more stable running back.

Laviska Shenault, WR, Jaguars

Following D.J. Chark’s ankle injury, there was some optimism that Shenault might get more action, but that didn’t happen in Week 5, as the second-year wide receiver only saw three targets. Laviska was a hot name coming into the season, and most pegged him as this year’s breakout star. That didn’t happen, and even with Chark being hurt, he is still getting out targeted by the likes of Marvin Jones and Jamal Agnew. Capitalize on his name value, and deal him for a lesser name that actually produces.