Buy Low, Sell High! Week 2
MILES SANDERS: Kenneth Gainwell was a popular waiver-wire target but if you missed out on the rookie running back then you should take a look at buying Miles Sanders.
The Eagles racked up a league-best 173 rushing yards with the trio of Sanders, Gainwell, and Jalen Hurts. Hurts was in complete control of the offense and added 264 yards passing with three touchdowns.
Nick Sirianni was impressive in his NFL debut with his aggressiveness and assertiveness. In his first game with the franchise, Sirianni went for it twice on 4th down in Atlanta territory. Those drives didn’t end with any points but we got a glimpse of what kind of play-caller Sirianni is.
Sirianni’s aggressive style really plays well in fantasy football. This is an offense I want to invest in before the rest of my league catches on. If the Eagles upset San Francisco this weekend then your window into buying into this offense will continue to close quickly.
Right now you can buy Sanders at his RB2 price and potentially have a Top-10 upside.
DARNELL MOONEY: Now that Week 1 is in the books, we now get to see player usage across the league. Only two Wide Receivers played 100% of his team's snaps -- Terry McLaurin and Mooney.
Chicago’s Head Coach Matt Nagy has a spread-the-wealth-type approach to playcalling. This could be beneficial for secondary options in fantasy football.
Allen Robinson is the true WR1 in Chicago no doubt, but it’s not unprecedented that Chicago's supporting cast can be useful in Nagy’s offense. In 2018, both Taylor Gabriel and Tarik Cohen posted a season where each player got North of 90 targets.
Mooney was a late-round target in my debut article at FightingChanceFantasy and if you selected him at the end of your drafts you could have a potential starter in the near future.
Andy Dalton will keep Mooney’s value down simply due to the fact he’s not an accurate deep passer. Mooney is Chicago’s best deep threat so buy now and let him brew on your bench until Justin Fields is ready.
My bold prediction is Mooney will lead all Chicago Wide Receivers in yards and touchdowns so send out some offers!
ANTONIO BROWN: You might be hesitant to trade away a piece of this Tampa Bay offense and that is absolutely understandable. Brown made the most out of his five catches on Monday Night Football for 121 yards and a long, exciting touchdown.
Everyone saw that performance on National TV and they might consider Brown the WR1 in Tampa Bay. His stock is skyrocketing but is this the time to shop Brown to your league?
If the Buccaneers play more of a ball-controlled offense in the second half of games you might be underwhelmed with Brown’s output week in and week out. According to ProFantasyFocus, Brown played 72% of the passing snaps in a shootout against Dallas. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin missed a combined two snaps in those same plays and have some better fantasy days ahead.
If you were fortunate to add Elijah Mitchell this week, I would try to include him with Brown in a 2-for-1 deal with the goal in mind to get a potential Top-10 Running Back in return like Miles Sanders or Najee Harris.
JAMES ROBINSON: This one is tricky because I believe it’s always a bad idea to trade away Running Back depth in Week 2. But we need to figure out Robinson and how he fits in your league.
Laviska Shenault was featured as a buy-low target in last week's article due to the fact I didn’t believe Robinson’s role was guaranteed. If Robinson doesn’t have the volume he saw last year then he should be considered a lower-flex option than initially imagined when Travis Etienne went down.
Running Backs are really thin across the board so if you lost a key piece in Week 1 it might be impossible to trade any Running Back -- so be careful.
SELL IN HALF PPR OR LESS: Robinson won the hearts of fantasy managers last year mainly due to his unchallenged volume both as a runner and receiver. It’s not totally clear if he has lost goal-line duties to Carlos Hyde yet but if he does it would take a major hit to his value. Shop Robinson just in case someone in your league believes they are getting the 2020 version of Robinson.
BUY OR HOLD IN PPR: If Robinson is indeed a pass-catching Running Back, he should still be a flex-worthy candidate most weeks in PPR. He will line up as a receiver and catch screen passes out the backfield, which is all you need sometimes in your flex spot. This will bring his higher floor than most committee Running Backs and should be held in most PPR fantasy leagues.
This isn’t breaking news but if you didn’t know, Urban Meyer likes to throw the ball. Jacksonville is a throw-first team and most likely a throw-to-get-back-into-every-game-type team with that defense.
Send out some offers to the manager who has Robinson just in case they would like to get rid of all their Jacksonville players.