A trip to New Orleans and easy remaining
schedule makes Emmanuel Sanders a buy-low candidate.
Week 9 Review
Let’s start out by quickly taking a look at last week’s
Rivers: As expected, Rivers turned in a multi-touchdown
game against the Titans and could have had a bigger game if it wasnít
for Melvin Gordon and the defense accounting for 3 TDs. Rivers gets
a baby soft schedule coming up and hopefully you picked him up in
Baldwin: Itís clear when you watch the Seahawks that
Baldwin is an integral piece of the offense. It appears only Jimmy
Graham and Baldwin are relevant in the pass game, and Baldwinís
stock will only rise with the coverage attention Graham will be
getting after a breakthrough game.
Dixon: Iíd be lying if I wasnít excited about his 9 carries
last week. Iím not giving up yet as he could easily breakout against
the Browns this week. Dixon is definitely worth rostering in 12
team leagues and if he doesnít do anything in this prime matchup
Iíll finally take the ďMissĒ.
Landry: Meh. Landry had a quiet game against the Jets,
and mostly because Jay Ajayi carried the offensive load. If this
keeps up this week against the Chargers, than I will have to move
him to the misses. Hold tight!
Wallace: Outside of taking a slant 95 yards to the house,
Wallace did almost nothing (3 catches for 29 yards). I said I would
take the miss if he went off, and here we are.
Kaepernick: Kaepernick got the New Orleans Saints and
like everyone else who plays them, he threw for a over 300 yards
and multiple scores. This isnít time to invest, this is time to
sell. He gets a tough matchup against the Cardinals followed by
the Patriots and then the Dolphins. Package him up with another
player and ship him out the door.
Harris: 142 yards and a touchdown is a solid game for
a young player like Harris. Some might see this as a spring board
to fantasy value the rest of the way. Not this guy. Carlos Hyde
is regaining strength and the 49ers donít get the luxury of playing
the Saints every week. Move on if you can.
Ivory: 18 carries for 107 yards against the Chiefs?
Impressive numbers to say the least. What I donít like about Ivory
is his ineptness in the passing game. If the Jaguars were a team
that benefited from clock killing scenarios, than I would be all
over this bruiser. They arenít so Iím not. Game scripts will force
the Jaguars to be in pass-friendly formations (3 and 4 wide sets)
that donít suit Ivoryís skill set. Package him up with someone
else and try to buy low into a higher ceiling player.
Sanders: The Broncos receivers have been largely a
bust this whole year because of lackluster QB play. Enter the
Saints defense, a team who let up nearly 400 passing yards to
Colin Kaepernick making it easy to project Sanders for WR1 numbers.
After this week, he gets a bye and the easiest schedule for receivers
(KC, JAX, TEN, NE, KC). Given he has only turned out WR3/4 numbers
for the past four weeks, you should be able to buy in at the basement
floor. Do so and reap the rewards!
Bell: I never thought Iíd be featuring such a stud
in buy-low, but let’s do it. In five games after his three-game
suspension, Bell has yet to log a rushing touchdown. This is no
cause for concern, but it’s an angle you should look to
play up in your conversations this week in with the trade deadline
looming in most leagues (if you have one in place). He is a workhorse
back with elite RB1 upside so feel free to give up some premiere
talent to land him. You won’t be let down as his schedule
gets extremely beatable after this week in Dallas.