Finally Election Day is upon us! And I know exactly what you’re thinking: Donkey, how can I vote Marquez Valdes-Scantling onto my fantasy team when 7 different commercials just exposed him as the rape-loving, baby-murdering, puppy-hating heathen he is?
Fortunately for Marquez, his only opposition is Chief Geronimo Allison who’s also a rape-loving, baby-murdering, puppy-hating heathen. Geronimo also happens to fund terrorism and will miss at least 6 weeks due to core surgery. MVS is yet another in a long line of rookie wide receivers I’m recommending. He has a top QB and a clear path to targets; mark him down as a must-add in all leagues and call him a WR3 for the time being. Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy football:
Duke Johnson – Brighter days are ahead with Hue Jackson no longer in town promising to give Duke more touches each week and then never giving Duke more touches. Gregg Williams won’t stop giving his Johnson touches.
Mike Davis – Investing in Seattle running backs is like investing in kids. They’re a waste of money and will only disappoint you; at least that’s what my parents always say. But if you can get Mike Davis for nothing, he could be useful while Chris Carson is injured.
Matt Breida – With Raheem Mostert’s arm shattering like that cheap pair of sunglasses you sat on in your mom’s car, Brieda will once again be thrust into a feature role (until he gets hurt in week 10). Alfred Morris should also be rostered as the attrition play here.
Kenny Golladay – Golden Tate’s departure has freed up lots of targets in Detroit. Golladay is coming off 3 consecutive turds, his owners may be ready to flush and wipe. Float some one-ply buy low paper out there. Note from my co-host @DitkaSausagePod: The Lions WRs have a very tough schedule moving forward.
Tyler Boyd – Word is AJ Green will miss at least two games with a stubbed toe which resulted in turf getting stuck under his toenail. I’m expecting low end WR1 numbers from Tyler while AJ is out and solid WR2 numbers if/when AJ returns from turf toe. See if you can pry Boyd away from his owner at a reasonable price. Also, take a look at John Ross as a deeper option.
Ito Smith – Can you trust a guy with the first name ‘Ito’? Nope, but you’re reading an article written by a guy with the first name ‘Donkey’ so you’re clearly desperate. Ito is a fringe flex play right now, but if Tevin Coleman gets his yearly injury, Ito’s value will soar.
Corey Davis – I saw Corey the D dropped in tons of leagues. If yours was one of them, grab the D. Pigskinonator also loves the D moving forward.
Leonard Fournette – I’m selling Leo at the first report of good news. This guy is made of thin glass that was shattered and then glued back together using only honey. Fournette still has big upside, so make sure you get at least an RB2 honeypot in return for him.
AJ Green – I already mentioned he’s hurt, so maybe this one’s obvious but I also mentioned I expect AJ to miss more than 2 weeks. If you can sell him for a low end WR1, do it.
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