*This Buy, Sell, Hold video was released by Anime Donkey prior to week 9 action but his recommendations still apply for week 10*

Week 9 was a busy news week in the NFL between the fatal car crash and all the vaccination/immunization drama. Too serious for me. Can’t we just go back to the Antonio Brown drama days? I mean the helmet and frozen foot drama days, before the rape accusation stuff. Boy, the NFL could really use some positive publicity. Or at least some more negative publicity that I can make jokes about! Know what else isn’t a joking matter? Buying Mike Williams! It’s gone under the news radar between all the other NFL injuries, the Gruden email scandal, Vaccine-gate, Ruggs’ downfall, etc.—but Williams has been nursing a sore knee for the past three games. Coincidentally, he’s had a total of only 6 receptions for 104 yards and no touchdowns during that stretch. When I click on the little news sticky note next to Big Mike’s name over on Yahoo? No mention of any knee issues. Rotoworld? No news updates since October 17th when “Williams did not practice this week but is going to push through the knee injury anyway.” I don’t think this is a coincidence. Williams has disappointed ever since the knee injury, and yet his fantasy owner may have no idea of the correlation due to the reporting gap. When healthy, he’s proven his elite WR1 upside with Herbert; see if you can steal him away at a bargain price. Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy football:

BUY

D’Andre Swift – After being my top sell a few weeks back, Swift was my lede buy last week. Nothing has changed except the incentive for your league mate to make a desperation sale due to bye week issues has passed.

Antonio Gibson – Same goes for Gibson. The buy window isn’t quite as wide open now that the bye week has passed, but it’s still gaping.

Jaret Patterson – Same goes for Patterson. If you own Gibson make sure to roster Patterson. *checks Gibson teams and sees no Patterson* Don’t be a dummy like me!

Brandon Aiyuk – It was a rough start to the season for Aiyuk but it looks like the player we saw last year has finally shown up. His 15 targets over the past two weeks with 6 catches for 86 yards and a touchdown were a sight for sore eyes. Aiyuk was cast aside in so many leagues, for good reason, but it’s time to welcome the kid back in with open arms.

Rhamondre Stevenson – Bellichick backfields are always a headache, so is it any wonder that after a great week 9 Stevenson has a headache himself? We’ll have to monitor the concussion progress for the rookie, but Damien Harris also has an ankle injury which could provide more opportunity, and Rhamondre has already been a bigger and bigger factor each week. Make sure he isn’t sitting around on the wire in your league.

Rashod Bateman – With 20 targets over the past three games, it’s only a matter of time before Bateman breaks out and has you rosterbate’n.

Elijah Moore – It’s that time of the year when the cream rookies begin to rise to the top. Elijah Moore is a cream rookie if I’ve ever seen one!

Adrian Peterson  – Last week I said McNichols>Peterson. This week I’m saying they both stink! McNichols was on the field for 26 offensive snaps compared to Peterson’s 19 snaps, which isn’t great considering AP had been with the team for all of six minutes. It looks like this will be a split backfield moving forward but Peterson will be getting the goal line carries and he’s the one you want to own. My bad!

Will Fuller – We’re one week closer to Will Fuller’s return. We’re also one week closer to Will Fuller’s next injury.

Josh Allen – Is anyone panicking after one bad game? Unlikely. But it was against the Jaguars, so maybe your league mate will think the party is over and trade him away for a package like Tom Brady with a spare RB2.

Taysom Hill Jameis Winston suffered a torn ACL in week 8 and will miss the remainder of the season. Hill is recovering from a concussion himself, but if you need an upside QB he should be added immediately. I love his ability to rack up fantasy points on the ground which is why I had him ranked as my #10 QB early in the fantasy season when I expected him to be the week one starter in New Orleans.

Russell Wilson – Have you ever seen an injury return hype video? 

If that’s not a buy signal then I don’t know what is. The only thing that would make me want to buy Wilson more is if this was a comedy video and his finger fell off at the end while he screamed hysterically.

Pat Freiermuth – Coming out of their bye week, it was good to see Freiermuth follow up a 7 target game with another 7 target game which he turned into 4 catches and a touchdown. Big Ben is showing a lot of confidence in the kid, and he seems to be the main beneficiary of the JuJu season-ending injury. I’ll be watching him closely against the Bears tonight to see if he can build on the two previous games.

 

SELL

James Conner – Captain obvious here to tell you that James Conner isn’t an RB1. But he does have 11 touchdowns over the past 7 games and he’s coming off 21 carries in a game where both Chase Edmonds and Kyler Murray were hurt. If this isn’t the perfect opportunity to take advantage of one of your unsuspecting friends, then I don’t know what is!

Melvin Gordon – The only player I’ve said to sell more often than Gordon this year is Mixon. Gordon continues to post nice fantasy numbers while only playing around half of the offensive snaps, but painfully obvious that Javonte Williams is the Thanos of this story. Inevitable.

 

 

 

 

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James Bolger
James Bolger
9 months ago

8 Team PPR league. Holding Higbee as my TE & coming up on a bye in W11. Does it make sense to drop Higbee for Logan Thomas. Or would you drop someone like Bateman for Thomas & keep Higbee?

John Michael Kane
John Michael Kane
9 months ago

Rank WFT RBs plz, 12 team – .5PPR

Gibson, Patterson, McKissic?

Mike
Mike
9 months ago

What’s up man got a few. All PPR and same team.
1-Who would you rather have as a 2nd TE ROS, Higbee or Logan Thomas?
2- I have Eli Mitchell and Darrel Williams as my Rb4 and Rb5. With CEH and Jeff Wilson returning who would you dump to add Hines to handcuff my Taylor?
3 ROS Bateman or Aiyuk/Gallup?
Thanks for the time

Russowl
Russowl
9 months ago

Conner still a sell with Edmonds being out multiple weeks? Swift owner would you drop JAmal Williams or Allen Robinson for Aiyuk ?

Russowl
Russowl
9 months ago
Reply to  Russowl

Let’s try that second question a different way. I would need to drop two of the following in order to add Aiyuk because Jeff Wilson is still on my IR.

Kadarius toney who would Probably be My first drop
Jamaal Williams who I own because I also own D’Andre Swift
Taysom Hill backup quarterback for my Jalen hurts
Jeff Wilson or
Allen Robinson who looked a little better tonight 68 yards

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
9 months ago

apparently the really dumb driving of LV players isn’t a one off isolated event. so grudening also included in 2020 drafting for sure really dumb people.
https://www.nbcsportsedge.com/football/nfl/player/60106/damon-arnette

Cram It
Cram It
9 months ago

Please rank priority for ROS: Jordan Howard, Rhamondre, Devonta Freeman

Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
9 months ago

i had bye week issues across the board week it think week 8 so had to make a move, i traded Williams for locket figuring Williams had the eagles will bounce back from injury and russell wilson wilson return is sketchy. hopefully you assesment is right.

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
9 months ago

Hey Donk

5-4 team in a 16 team std league (redraft)

Losing Henry has decimated my rbs

Got an offer of Gibson and Bolden for my JJefferson

Start 2 wr 2 rb 1 flex

I’ve got Jefferson AJ Brown Waddle and Dev Smith
My brutal rb lineup is AP BScott Chubba Ty Smith

Pretty slim pickings on the wire: Tyson W, Stevenson, Lev Bell, Perine, Sermon

Would you do this deal?

Kool Aid
Kool Aid
9 months ago

Hey Donk,

I just received a trade offer which doesn’t look bad however I’m stuck making a decision on pulling the trigger.

Offered: Cortland Sutton & AP
For (My Team): Javonte Williams

I really prefer to keep Javonte despite him still being in a timeshare especially down the stretch where the schedule looks nice. It also helps having added depth at RB however I wonder if I can get mutual value with old man Peterson. I’m not hurting at receiver but Sutton would be a nice compliment I figure. Also I’m seeing smoke that OBJ could be a Titan over the horizon. Thoughts?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
9 months ago

20 teamer PPR, have these at RB: ekeler, moss, penny, hasty, booker (lost mostert), have probably had at least 10-12 other guys (dern-jo well before chubb’s first outage, some others that gained value more lately): drop which of hasty/penny for eno ben (if my waiver gets it done)..

Mike
Mike
9 months ago

What’s up man? PPR…!Would you drop Bateman for OBJ?