There is not much going on after one week of the regular season. All we really know so far is that with all the player safety concerns over head injuries and leg injuries don’t compare to the danger of collarbones. We have to hope they don’t try to legislate these hits out as well. Otherwise it will really turn into flag football. With all this being said, you should really not want to make any trades after Week 1. But if you do, or if someone in your league is panicking, here are some players you might want to grab cheap or sell high.
First, Joe Mixon missed most of the game with injury. This allowed for Andy Dalton to throw the ball. And throw the ball he did. He had a career high with 418 pass yards against a pathetic Seahawks
secondary. The big beneficiary of this was Mr. Ross with 158 yards. This is not likely to continue moving forward this season. Not only because he may end up hurt at some point. But also, because A.J. Green will be back sooner rather than later. This will relegate Ross back to the WR three on the team, and on a
team who wants to run the ball with Mixon. This is not a great position to be in. If you are looking to buy him? Don’t. He is going to cost you more than he is worth, and you will be sorry in a months’ time.
Another receiver who exploited a bad defense this week was Marquise Brown. The Dolphins suck. They have already phoned it in and they are tanking big time. This ruins all value for their players. But it also makes opponents look better than they should. This was certainly the case with Hollywood Brown in Week 1.
Sure, four catches for 150 yards and two touchdowns is great. Anytime you have a 37.5 yards per catch average you need to take notice. But he only played on eight snaps. This is correct. Marquise Brown only played eight snaps on Sunday to have these stats. How many games like this do you think he can have
on only eight snaps? Not many is the answer.
The Ravens still want to be a run first team. When they do throw the ball, a lot of those will head to the running backs as well as the tight end position. We saw this take effect also as Mark Andrews had eight catches of his own for 108 yards and one touchdown. This is where most of the offense is still going to go in Baltimore. So, if you can find someone who believes in Brown to an absurd degree, get what you can for him now. Because much like John Ross, the production is not built to last.
Sure. You should never trade for a quarterback. The position is very deep. So it is not worth giving up much for them. This still remains true and don’t ever change this mindset. That said, there will be a lot of people nervous over the Week 1 performance of Jameis. He looked terrible and he reverted back to his turnover ways with three interceptions. Including two of them being returned for touchdowns. But this is still a Bruce Arians offense. And Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are still there along with O.J. Howard. This means he still has the weapons to rebound. Even on a bad team, which the Buccaneers are. Garbage time means pass time. Ryan Fitzpatrick is no longer there for the team to fall back on. So, this will be the Winston show all season.
Remember how bad Blake Bortles was? Well, he still finished as a top 12 quarterback occasionally because of garbage time and so will Winston. If there is an owner out there who is already nervous about him, throw out an offer and see if they bite. If they do? You have a top 12 player for the season for cheap. If they don’t? Hey, you are no worse off than before.