As we inch closer to the fantasy playoffs, you’re trying to fine-tune your rosters and either get them ready for a championship run, or fight for a playoff spot. This week, I want to look at 4 players to target and 4 to sell off!
BUY: Matthew Stafford – QB Detroit
Stafford’s quietly turned in a top 10 fantasy QB season thus far, and with the lack of running game you can expect that trend to continue the rest of the season. He’s completing over 64% of his passes, keeping the interceptions low (5) and tossing 19 touchdowns all add up to someone you can start week in and out.
BUY: Miles Sanders – RB Philadelphia
Sanders hasn’t put up a ton of touchdowns, with just one rushing and one receiving but you’re seeing him heavily involved in the weekly game plan which makes him a sneaky flex option down the stretch. Other than a week 11 matchup with New England, the rest of the fantasy season (and playoffs) are games where we can see some nice production from Sanders and Howard, as the Eagles have begun to lean more on the run to setup the pass.
BUY: DK Metcalf – WR Seattle
Metcalf appears to have broken the mold of the rookie receiver, as he just keeps getting better as the season moves along. He’s already inside the top 20 overall receivers in fantasy, notching over 500 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns through 9 weeks. With the claiming of Josh Gordon, now’s the time to hit up the Metcalf owner if he’s afraid Gordon will hurt Metcalf the rest of the season.
BUY: Hunter Henry – TE Los Angeles
Henry came back from injury, and looked like he picked up where he left off, getting peppered with targets and making himself a top 10 tight end even with the missed games. Now he may not be cheap, though if you are in need of a consistent TE you could use one of our sell options in a deal to acquire Henry.
SELL: Kyler Murray – QB Arizona
I preface this by saying, you’ll want to make sure you have a solid QB other than Murray if you’re going to sell him but as he’s in the top 10 at QB, and there are plenty of good options to stream for the rest of your season, he is a perfect candidate to sell. Package Kyler and another piece and fix up an area that is in more need, or if you’re a team on the cusp sell Kyler for a piece to help you get over the hump possibly. He doesn’t have the easiest schedule, with another matchup with the undefeated 49ers, Rams and other pretty solid defenses to come.
SELL: Nick Chubb – RB Cleveland
Selling Chubb is more are you worried Kareem Hunt plays a bigger role and cuts into what Chubb’s been doing. Chubb’s solidly in the top 10 at running back but if you look at his stats, two games he had big numbers (double-digit TD’s and tons of yards) but other than that, they’ve been fine but not spectacular outputs. Add that in with Hunt’s return and the team saying Hunt will be involved, it makes you wonder if now’s a good time to flip him for a couple of nice pieces to help your championship run!
SELL: Curtis Samuel – WR Carolina
The perfect boom or bust WR, his big weeks are huge and his down weeks are really down. Kyle Allen’s done a decent job getting Samuel the ball, averaging around 6 targets a game but come fantasy playoffs time, you need consistency and now might be as good a time as any to move Samuel for a more solid piece.
SELL: Darren Fells – TE Houston
Fells has placed himself in the top 10 of fantasy tight ends out of nowhere in 2019, with 4 of his last 7 games being double digit fantasy outputs and building chemistry with DeShaun Watson helps. Unfortunately, much like Curtis Samuel the consistency is not where it needs to be for me to feel comfortable going into the playoffs with him as my starter. He’s mostly touchdown dependent, and only averaging around 4 targets a game he’s the perfect player to try and sell based on him being in the top 10 scoring for tight ends.