Now is the time to combine Charles Sims
with another player and get the stud you're looking for.
Let’s start out by taking a look at last week’s results…
Ware: Ware (12 touches) basically split time with Charcandrick
West (7 touches) which is pretty scary if you ended up holding
him. He also lost a fumble. If you sold and got anything of value,
Iíd say you won that trade! Jamaal Charles will likely be back
in Week 4, and West played well enough to stay in the mix.
Rogers: Rogers regressed in a game where he was supposed
to be fed because of a tough matchup for Antonio Brown. He caught
1 pass for 9 yards as the Steelers turned to the ground game and
threw to backup tight ends. He was most likely a throw in, but
in deep PPR leagues he couldíve been a 1-for-1.
Jones: If you bought in on Marvin Jones you were instantly
rewarded with 8 catches for 118 yards. His depth of target and
volume are making his value sky rocket, and he is well ahead of
Golden Tate in standard and PPR leagues. Good move if you got
Robinson: Iím still buying shares of Allen Robinson
as I type this. Heís uber talented and leads his team in targets
(20). The defense, which was supposedly much improved, still reeks
of the dumpster fire it was last year. I see more targets in Robinsonís
future and huge production as well.
Murray: It sure is encouraging for Murray owners to
see his usage (12 for 87 on the ground, 7 for 56 through the air).
Derrick Henry is still lying dormant (9 for 40 on the ground,
1 for 9 through the air). If I see Henryís receptions increasing,
I might move Murray back into the bait, but for now heís a hold.
If you traded him last week, hopefully you sold high and got another
good skill player.
Lacy: After two games Ingram has 21 carries for 88
yards (4.2 YPC) and 6 catches for 46 yards with no touchdowns.
Lacy has 26 carries for 111 and 1 catch for 17 yards. This is
a bit concerning, but Iím still bullish on both in their respective
offenses. I wonít claim victory yet so weíll keep him here for
now. Donít be surprised to see these guys in the buy-low section
as either could have multi-touchdown games in their near future.
Riddick: With Abdullah out with a foot injury you might
be regretting selling Riddick this week. Dwayne Washington is
no slouch and could take a workhorse role with Abdullah out, but
Riddick looks to be the main beneficiary. Iíll take this one on
Gordon: Injury weekend struck many fantasy teams holding
Danny Woodhead. Melvin Gordon owners rejoiced. I would say Gordon
is a hold at this point. We shall see what Dexter McCluster brings
to this offense but Gordon should be in-line for 20 touches a
game moving forward.
Barnidge: I wonít bother getting into his stats because
they were pedestrian. Iím going to take this one as a miss because
if you bought into him, youíre probably up sh**ís creek without
a paddle. Weíll see what Cody Kessler has to offer, but Iím off
the Barnidge bandwagon with McCown on the shelf.
After one week...
I will reevaluate these stats as situations can change throughout
Let’s jump into Week 3…
Crowell: Crowell led the league in rushing in Week
2 with 18 rushes for 133 yards and a score. He also managed a
catch. The bad part here is if you take out the 85 yard touchdown,
he is left with 17-for-48 (2.8 YPC). Iím selling Crowell considering
the hot garbage offense directed by a rookie quarterback. If you
can get a bag of balls for him, do it.
Ryan: 396 yards. 3 TDs. You landed a QB1 for peanuts,
right? Wrong. He had a great Week 1 too, but his last two were
against Tampa and Oakland who are among the leagueís worst defenses.
He gets a weak Saintsí secondary in Week 3 so you might be able
to sell high next week before he goes down death row (vs. Panthers,
@Broncos, @Seahawks) the following three weeks.
Sims: The injury bug has seemingly bitten everyone
in just two weeks. What an opportune time to sell on a guy you
probably got in the 6th round. Sims will always be a great PPR
flex play, but if youíre looking for more, you want to combine
him with another player and go get a stud. Now is that time.
Williams: You might not be able to get much for Williams
considering LeíVeon Bell is coming off suspension next week, but
now is the time. Heís been a high-end RB1 the last two weeks,
and if nothing else you should be knocking on the Bell ownersí
door with a 2-for-1 so that he/she can sleep tight once Bell returns.
The Buy-Low Candidates:
Gurley: This guy oozes talent. The problem right now
is he is averaging 2.7 YPC, and his offense around him is putrid.
If you have to give up a lot, I wouldnít. If you can get into
a 3-for-1 deal and not give up too much, absolutely go for it.
The problem you will definitely face here is your trade partner
paid a high price for him.
Edelman: 14 catches for 142 yards and no scores. Youíre
not exactly buying at rock bottom, but if you can score him in
a 2-for-1 this week, get it done. Once Brady gets back, the whole
offense gets a huge uptick, and Edelman is a target monster.
Sharpe: I think we all know whatís going to happen
this week at home vs. Oakland. One Tennessee receiver is going
to get the honor of facing Sean Smith who has been absolutely
torched by opposing teams. Sharpe leads the team with 18 targets
and the Titans have one of the easiest schedules moving forward.
Grab him while you still can!
Robinson: Iím still all in on AR15. At 20 targets through
two weeks, heís ahead of OBJ, DeAndre Hopkins, and Julian Edelman.
Lacy: If you can still buy into these guys, go for
it. I still am trying to land them myself as their YPC numbers
are solid, and both are in great offenses.
Letís try to keep the injuries to a minimum this week and hopefully
I can steer you guys in the right direction. Itís never easy giving
trade advice, but take my 2 cents, your 2 cents, and try to make
the best decisions you can after investing time into doing your
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