It has been a fairly brutal start for second round pick Larry Fitzgerald.¬† If you came here expecting me to say different, you don’t realize this is a buy low, sell high column.¬† Currently, Larry is ranked as the 1815th best player in fantasy football in yahoo PPR leagues.¬† That’s crazy.¬† That’s nuts.¬† That’s crazy go nuts and buy this guy before his stock gets any lower.¬† Look, I know the details.¬† He has two complete knobs at quarterback in Skelton and Kolb and just can’t seem to get the football.¬† Well last year he did just fine despite them, hauling in 80 receptions and 1411 yards to go with 8 touchdowns.¬† This is a man who knows how to get things done no matter who’s under center.¬† You want guys like that on your team.¬† Nay, you NEED guys like that on your team.¬† So go see if your league mate was in a coma for the last 8 football seasons and autodrafted him.¬† Seriously, that should be the only reason someone is giving them up to you but you might be playing with a few mouth-breathers.¬† It never hurts to check!¬† In other buy low, sell high fantasy football news…
Chris Johnson – Now this is a buy coming from the plain and simple fact that he was terrible last year.¬† I mean peed in the urn of your recently deceased gerbil bad.¬† It was pretty offensive to say the least.¬† And yet he still finished as a top 20 back.¬† Let us be perfectly clear: he’s probably not an RB1 back at this juncture and should be treated like an RB2.¬† That means you shouldn’t be discussing anyone who goes in the the first or second round when doing a deal with the owner here.¬† I saw Pianowski tweet he traded him away for BenJarvus Green-Ellis here recently.¬† That might come out a wash but you get the idea of where there’s a reasonable line.¬† In all, just remember this is a risky buy.¬† Tennessee has looked terrible as a team so this trade idea is not without it’s warts.¬† No, not THOSE warts.¬† I just webMD’ed that.¬† You need to go see a doctor about those…and your girlfriend, too.
Matthew Stafford/Tom Brady – I’m not tandeming these two because I think they’re the same, per se and I think there’s more to be worried about with Stafford than with Brady but that’s besides the point.¬† They’re both getting outscored by Alex Smith.¬† Didn’t see that one coming two weeks into the season, didja?¬† It’s never too early to check the pulse on guys who own underperformers, that’s all I’m sayin.
Brandon LaFell – Now obviously this isn’t a buy low.¬† I’m suggesting you check in with the owner to see how much they believe in ‘The Fell’ or as many autocorrect typers like to say ‘LaFeil’.¬† See if they don’t need him or don’t see the potential of his low WR2 high WR3 quality.¬† Offer them a bag of muffin tops and that toy lightsaber you found in your mom’s dresser.¬† What were you doing in there anyway?
Danny Amendola – This is an odd sell to list because he’s not really as owned as he should be – 48% in yahoo leagues and only 17% in ESPN leagues (there has to be an inordinate amount of non-PPR leagues over at ESPN because that’s just ridiculous, BTW) – but at the same time he just had an amazing game and should’ve been more owned from the start.¬† Of course, if for some reason he’s still out on waivers in your PPR league, go nab him and put him¬†at WR3 and call it good.¬† Now I’m not saying sell because he’s not good, I’m saying sell while people think he’s this good.¬† I’m gonna quote what I said about him on Monday: hope if you had him you enjoyed this day but the touchdown and yardage were a gift.¬† The receptions are as real as Scarlett Johanson‚Äôs‚Ä¶eh, we‚Äôve already made a big TD joke, let‚Äôs not go for more.¬† That sentence proved two things.¬† One, he played like a WR1 this weekend and is a WR3 and two, I’m extremely perverted.¬† The first part is what you should be focusing on here.
Michael Turner – Here’s what you send to your trade partner: Hey man, Turner looks like he’s ‘turning’ it around (lol).¬† Scored a TD last night for me and won me the week.¬† I see Ahmad got hurt.¬† That’s a bummer.¬† Wanna trade?¬† You know what, just give me your login and let me do it for you.¬† It took him three tries to score that TD on the one and he nearly fumbled the ball away on the second attempt. ¬†This is not an RB2 you drafted, he’s a flex play.¬† See if you can still trade him for what you got him for after his amazing MNF performance and by amazing I mean ‘he would’ve finished with 27 yards on 16 carries if not for a 15 yard run at the end of the fourth to seal the win and salt the clock away’.¬† Tack on a DUI and a team that looks bad rushing the ball as a whole and you could be in for a world of hurt if you don’t sell ASAP.
Mike Williams – He’s had two touchdowns in the first two games which has buoyed his end line to something reasonable but the underlying facts are this:¬†8 targets leading to only¬†5 catches and 72 yards in the first two games.¬† Damian Williams has more targets than that.¬† Remember, this team just hung a 34 spot in NYG vs an atrocious secondary.¬† Sell now or forever hold your Magic Mike.
Antonio Gates – This is a pre-emptive sell meaning he needs to play this¬†Sunday and perform well.¬† My¬†suggestion comes for one simple reason: this was supposed to be the season he was in the ‘best shape of his life’.¬† And yet he’s now 1/2 in games played.¬† You knew you were taking on an¬†injury risk¬†and I did warn you¬†earlier that I was not a fan of taking him where he had to go in the draft.¬† ¬†He’s talented but if the comments from you guys tell me anything, there are plenty of useful TE out on the free agent market right now.¬† See if you can improve¬†other parts of your team¬†and ‘make due’ with someone like Martellus Bennett or Kyle Rudolph.