*This Buy, Sell, Hold video was released by Anime Donkey prior to week 11*

 

“Buy Jonathan Taylor.”  – July Donkey Teeth

After Jonathan Taylor’s five-touchdown performance this week, July Donkey can finally come out of hiding. You see, poor July Donkey was forced into hiding after being chased to the ends of the earth by the angry fantasy football echo chamber mob. In a secluded mountain cave, he made his home, living on nothing but wild berries and peyote root. Biding his time, until the all-clear siren sounded, as Jonathan Taylor crossed the goal line a 5th time on Sunday afternoon. Now July Donkey is returning to civilization, carrying a message for the fantasy world: buy Miles Sanders. Since Sanders and July Donkey went away, the Eagles’ offense has shifted their RB usage from non-existent, to somewhat existent. In his return to action, Sanders immediately handled his season-high, 16 carries. There’s a chance you can acquire the Eagles explosive back for RB3/flex type value and Sanders still has legitimate RB1 upside if the volume is there. Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy football:

BUY

D.K. Metcalf – Metcalf is actually my top buy again this week after another dud performance in week 11, but I didn’t feel right about leading with the same player in consecutive weeks. Also, July Donkey put a gun to my head. I have full faith that Russell Wilson will round back into form very soon, mooning Metcalf’s stock in the process.

Elijah Moore – The Jets’ rookie wide receiver has hit his stride with four touchdowns in the past three weeks and he now has the gunslinging Joe Flacco behind center. Every year there’s a late-season rookie wide receiver who blossoms down the stretch, look no further than Elijah in 2021.

Brandin Cooks – The Texans’ number one pass-catcher has been held at bay three of the past four weeks. But note that he did see a whopping 14 targets in Tyrod Taylor’s week 10 return and the Texans likely won’t be protecting a lead often, as they did this week. Because they stink.

Ty Johnson – Just when things were getting juicy, Michael Carter sustains a high ankle sprain that will cost him several weeks. This backfield will likely be split between Tevin Coleman and Johnson, and it’s still the Jets offense. But it’s worth grabbing the Johnson and squeezing if you have a hole to fill. His ability to contribute in the passing game gives him more upside than Coleman, especially in PPR leagues.

Trey Sermon – To nobody’s surprise, Shanahan leaned on his favorite son Jeff Wilson this week. Elijah Mitchell’s status is unknown moving forward, but Sermon did see 10 carries as well this week and Wilson is no stranger to the blue medical tent. If you need a speculative upside stash at RB, Sermon is near the top of my list.

Darnell Mooney – If 15 targets aren’t enough reason to add a second-year wideout, then how bout 121 yards and a touchdown? Still not enough? Well, what if he also does your laundry for the next six weeks?

Van Jefferson – I’ve been saying to buy Van the Man for a while, but why not once more. I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon at times in my leagues, where fantasy managers devalue up-and-coming players returning from their bye weeks. Maybe it’s some form of recency bias. Maybe it’s out of sight, out of mind. Regardless, see if Jefferson is attainable before his owner sees him on the field again. 

DeeJay Dallas – With Chris Carson now on the IR, Dallas suddenly shoots up the handcuff ranks behind Irish Jiggin’ Alex Collins.

Pat Freiermuth – The Steelers’ rookie TE only managed 11 receiving yards this week but he did manage to find the endzone once again. And he still had another 7 targets to boot, making it now 36 targets over the past 5 weeks. Ladies, Gentlemen, and Donkeys, that’s a TE1. 

Dan Arnold – The Jags big man just put up a goose egg in the targets department after seeing 25 targets over the past three weeks. The dud performance should cause some drops in deeper leagues, and I’m guessing he gets back on track in week 12.

Cam Newton – Alright, so I guess he’s back.

SELL

Melvin Gordon – I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve said to sell Gordon this year. Coming off a 45-yard rushing performance with his 7th touchdown of the season, this might be the final chance to jump off the Melvin train before it crashes and burns. Javonte Williams is coming.

Anyone Not Helping Now – It’s the final push for the playoffs with most leagues down to three weeks left in the regular season. If you’re a bubble team, don’t sit around waiting on injured players, or guys on a bye week. See if you can shop those players to a team near the top of the standings to improve your lineup for this week. 

 

  1. Toolshed says:
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    I play in a super flex league where we don’t have to start a te. It is wr/te. I added van Jefferson when Beckham signed. Would you play him over pitts. Pitts has really been meh lately. He is seeing more coverage w/o ridley. It is hard to believe ryan can’t find him for td with his athleticism and size. I also need to cut a player. Would you cut Pitts or Alex collins. I don’t have much of a bench to work with this league. Pitts has a good matchup though. Collins is a starting rb, hard to let go of him despite the lack of production. I also have Ingram who may get another start amd stevenson on my bench.. Thanks

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      matt ryan would say have to be in TD range when he’s being double covered in the first place, and that hasn’t been happening lately for sure. collins an easier drop in shallow leagues like this sounds like (i obtained in a deep bench 12 teamer on SEA’s bye easily, could’ve probably even waited till later that week to do it too)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Van over Pitts and lose Ingram

  2. whatsayyou says:
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    help me analyze this trade:

    League is a 2 qb “superflex” league. we can keep 3 players / year.

    The deal would be:
    Send:
    Dak Prescott ($39)
    Saquon Barkley ($37)
    D.J. Moore ($24)
    Get:
    Ceedee Lamb ($8)
    D.K. Metcalf ($19)

    Thanks for you input. I know this person is interested in a running back. Would be interested if swapping Barkley for Deandre Swift ($32) influences your opinion on the deal.

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It looks fair. Swift and Barkley are pretty even if it’s PPR. My lean would be to keep Dak since it’s superflex but really depends how much inflation there is in the league and what your other keeper options are….

  3. everywhereblair

    everywhereblair says:
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    I really can’t believe I titled my Monday article after JT’s *4* rushing TDs and I missed his receiving TD and nobody pointed it out.

    Coulda been JT TD TD TD TD TD.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Imagine if you had posted that on Reddit! You’d be cancelled!

  4. danari420 says:
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    Would you trade Godwin, Rhamondre, and Devonta Freeman for Metcalf and Sanders? half ppr league

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yep it’s fair but I’d want the Metcalf side.

  5. desperate! says:
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    posted on another thread but deadline is looming, wanting another opinion.

    Give: Prescott, Sanders, C. Beasley, Mark Andrews
    Get: D. Carr, N. Fant, D. Samuel

    variations of the trade are get Bridgewater instead of Carr, Higbee instead of fant..

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s a lot to give but Samuel is the prize in the deal. I’d lean towards doing it but it also depends on the rest of your team.

      No problem!

  6. James Bolger says:
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    I’m really struggling with this one. Murray is my primary QB , on bye this week. Been starting Russell Wilson the last 2 Weeks, a disaster. Who should I start this week, Wilson v Washington or Burrow v Pittsburgh? Others who are available include Mac Jones .
    Any thoughts?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Wilson

  7. Chud says:
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    Always appreciate your rankings!

    10 team PPR trade:

    I give Chubb/D.Johnson

    I get DAdams/C.Patterson

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Adams side. No problem!

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