This will probably be the last direct buy low, sell high, avoid article you’ll see for the rest of the season because…well, there’s only been one game, people. What the heck? I can’t divine what will happen on Sunday and tell you what to do about it. If I had, you would’ve seen Kevin Ogletree in my top ten for Wide Receivers for week 1 and we all know that didn’t happen, like, anywhere on the internet from a fantasy football expert with integrity. Not claiming we have integrity here, per se, as our previous articles would show but we do know that Kevin is going to get picked up everywhere this week. In fact, you’re not even going to read this article, you’re just going to ask me if you should drop some player for him in the comments. It’s ok, I’m an American; I don’t expect you to read anymore unless it’s a tweet where we substitute ‘you’ with ‘u’ and ‘humanitarian of the year’ with ‘Kim Kardashian’. Instead of talking about Ogletree, let’s talk about how frustrated Dez Bryant owners were on Wednesday. Alright, his line was fine – 4 recs and 85 yards – but people were expecting those Kevin stats and redzone targets. It’s week one and if comments in the forums and on here tell me anything, it’s that people are ready to make a move before a full week has even played out. I’m not saying this as a full Dez lover but more as seeing you could have a buy-low window of opportunity. I’d try and seize the prize for a 6 month subscription to Vibe magazine and a box of chiclets if I could. Should you really be able to in a league of non-mouth breathers? No. But should you take advantage if you can? In a french word: oui.
Victor Cruz – Loudon gave you the lowdown this might be a bad game for Cruz earlier in the week and it lived up to the unhype but realize this: he led his team in target percentage for the week at 34.4%. That’s only 0.3% behind Ogletree’s targets! That last sentence was meant to be funny in a sad sort of way and is in no way condoning you picking him up. But as we’ve covered, you haven’t read this so I’ll tell you that in the comments.
Martellus Bennett – If for some reason you had him for this game, congrats! Now get him the heck outta here! His end line was nice for a TE with those 4 receptions for 40 yards and a TD. He also T-Rex’ed a pass on the sideline that should’ve been caught. I wasn’t a fan before the season and still ain’t.
DeMarco Murray – Yeah, I’m kinda shocked to be saying this too. I watched the game and thought he did great but three things worry me here. One, he is currently not a part of the passing game. Felix Jones came in as the 3rd down passing back. I don’t know if that’ll hold all season but it’s reason to be worried because two, Dallas threw for all three of their touchdowns. You’d like your RB1 to get a few more touchdown chances, wouldn’t ya? My third and final worry is his running style. The dude is a beast. He ran like Marion Barber only he actually gained yardage when he did. He’s a bruiser back that might get bruised in return. It’s plays like the second one of this video that make me go ‘does he wanna score a touchdown or just hurt somebody? And will he hurt himself while he was at it? And how much longer am I gonna keep writing in quotation marks?’ Trust me, the real football fan in me says go get’um, the fantasy football fan in me says you’ll break your head doing that every play. Don’t sell him for a box of day old Krispy Kremes but if one of the big RBs has a bad day this Sunday, don’t hesitate to take advantage either.
Jason Witten – Now I will preface this with saying I almost put him as a sell but want to see what week 2 holds. If he’s too hurt to perform but keeps playing, he’s going to be worthless this season. If he misses a few games to start the year, you might be better off. Since I don’t know what Dallas’ plan is with him at this time, I’m going to not go to red alert and keep it in the yellow for now. I just really hope this isn’t a season long issue. And yes, I firmly believe if he were healthy you wouldn’t be asking me about Ogletree in the comments.
David Wilson – Hey, he was on your bench for the first game anyway, right? Right?!? Ok it was a 16 team league with 5 flex spots and you played him so yeah, that kinda hurt. Just remember, Tom Hanks only said there was no crying in baseball. Football is still wide open for manly tears, right? Right?!? Well whatever, if you bought him in the draft it wasn’t for one game. And before you ask it, the answer is no; you’re not dropping him for Ogletree.