Week 12: 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. Here are my weekly moves to help take advantage of some of the trends to help you take advantage of the way the season is going.

Buy

Kareem Hunt- Kansas City Chiefs

Carries are down and owners are frustrated when it comes to Hunt. A lot of this comes down to that amazing start to the season he had. People are expecting RB1 performances every week and are disappointed when he falls short. What they fail to recognize is that he’s still putting up double digit PPR performances almost every week. Buy low while they are disappointed. His schedule moving forward is kind to running backs

Mike Evans- Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Without having Jameis tied in with a suspension in week 10, a damper was put on Evans’ season. He’s producing as a low end WR 2 right now but this is the best time to buy. Winston will be returning from injury soon and they will be playing catch up for a lot of games seeing as they have a terrible defense. Better days will come.

Drew Brees- New Orleans Saints

Drew Brees has had a career of excellence as a quarterback. He’s done nothing but light up the league and is a fantasy superstar. This season he has not been up to his normal standard of excellence, yet he is still QB 9 on the season and as consistent as can be. With people always expecting more, go after him as it’s likely the lowest price you’ll ever be able pay for him.

Sell

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Photo Credit: John Autey/Pioneer Press

Adam Thielen- Minnesota Vikings

Theilen is on fire right now and he’s managed to get himself within the top three receivers in fantasy. The problem is, the Quarterback situation in Minnesota is under question every week so consistency isn’t guaranteed week to week. He could stay good or could fall off drastically and with these unknown elements, it could be the perfect time to sell at a top value.

Julio Jones- Atlanta Falcons

This feels like blasphemy to say… but it’s time to sell Julio. His whole career he has been a top 10 performer but this year he’s a back end WR2. Hopefully he still holds the name value of a top five performer and you can exploit GM’s memories of him. If you can, try to take full advantage as you may be able to acquire a ton of talent.

Tevin Coleman- Atlanta Falcons

In Freeman’s absence Coleman has performed well. As of now we don’t know when Freeman will be back but it should be before the fantasy playoffs. This could make Colemans’s production take a hit when it’s the most important. Sell now before it’s too late as you can likely get good value from him.

Keep

Christian McCaffrey- Carolina Panthers

As the season has gone on Christian McCaffrey has seemingly disappointed whilst being overshadowed by huge performances from the other rookie RB’s Hunt, Fournette and Kamara. However, McCaffrey has quietly got himself to back end RB1 status. As the season has gone on his work load keeps increasing. This is not the time to sell because we have yet to see his best game, especially with limited receiving options in Carolina since Kelvin Benjamin’s departure and Curtis Samuel’s season ending injury.

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Photo Credit: John McDonnell/The Washington Post – Getty Images

Josh Doctson- Washington Redskins

Josh Doctson has fought injuries and has managed to get himself to the top of the depth chart. Last week he had four receptions for 81 yards. This is a big sign for what is to come as he continues to prove to Kirk Cousins that he can trust him. Terelle Pryor going to the IR will also help keep him on the field and attract a bigger target share. If you have him on your team, hold tight- good things are about to come. Doctson is also a prime target for a buy if you don’t already own him, his fantasy stock is likely to keep ascending as the season draws to a close.

Lamar Miller- Houston Texans

Lamar Miller is sitting on top of the RB2 tier and bores us all to sleep with his sub-par performances of 10-12 points basically every week. With the playoffs here, it’s not time to sell. His consistent floor is huge if you plan on taking chances on flex spots for boom or bust players.

By Ryan Cearfoss

TheCommish @fntsyfbconnect

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