Week 11: Roster Transactions. Buy, Sell or Keep? – Ryan Cearfoss

With the season well under way, things should be coming together for your fantasy team.  Whether it’s winning or losing there are always moves to be made to help improve your team.  The purpose of this column is to provide some insight into players you should buy and others you should bail on.

BUY

Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers

After underperforming for a game, he caused a serious amount of panic being overshadowed by team mate Austin Ekeler. This was a fluke as Gordon had 16 carries and was targeted 8 times in the passing game. Use his struggles against a bad defense and try to buy him at a discount.

Jamison Crowder, Washington Redskins

Two weeks in a row now we have seen an uptick in targets for Crowder starting to be a real trend. At the beginning of the season, he was a draft darling being a guy everyone wanted in PPR formats and then disappeared. I’m not sure if he wasn’t healthy or things weren’t clicking to start the season but they seem to be now. Go out and get him before the price gets too high.

jamisoncrowder
Photo Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images

 

Dontrelle Inman, Chicago Bears

In his first game playing with Mitchell Trubisky, Inman was targeted 8 times for 88 yards. This is one of the best performances we have seen from a Bears receiver this year and could be worth a flyer as he builds a rapport with Trubisky.

SELL

All Cowboys’ Running Backs

Alfred Morris and Rod Smith had 11 and 9 touches respectively and neither were very efficient.  With the offensive line issues and an indecisiveness in the backfield, this could really hurt a team’s opportunities heading into playoffs.

Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots

How many times are we going to let the Patriots fool us? Their carousel of running backs all season has been a crap shoot on weekly basis on who will get in or get the ball with their ever-changing game plans.  Take advantage of his big game and get rid of him now before he lets you down.

Sammy Watkins
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Bill Kostroun

 

Sammy Watkins, LA Rams

Watkins has had nice games two weeks straight now on the final stat line in fantasy. Both of these big weeks we basically off of one long touchdown each. While this is how Sammy has made a name for himself in his career, it’s not sustainable on a week to week basis. It’s time to sell high while you can

KEEP

Kelvin Benjamin, Buffalo Bills

With the recent announcement of rookie Nate Peterman getting the start, the young signal caller could lean on his big receiver using him as a safety valve. Even if not at this point you don’t know what to expect or can get full value so hold on for now.

Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams

The Rams offense is no fluke and neither is Goff, with the way he is consistently putting up big numbers and the creativity of the offense he could be huge heading into the playoffs. Keep riding the wave you won’t be disappointed.

Telvin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons

With Freeman getting his second concussion this year that could lead to major troubles from here on out. This opens the door for one of the elite backups in the league to take over. From this point on as long as Freeman is out Coleman should be looked at as an RB1. If you managed to hold him this long, congrats! Reap the benefits of it and don’t move him now.

 

By Ryan Cearfoss, TheCommish@fntsyfbconnect

 

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