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  • Matt 11:32 am on November 12, 2008 Permalink
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    Sell High, Buy Low: Trade ideas for Week 11, 2008 

    The trade deadline approacheth! In many leagues, there are just a couple days left, so if you don’t know when yours is, check your league’s settings ASAP. The default deadline in Yahoo leagues is this Friday; in ESPN leagues it’s next Wednesday.

    This is your last opportunity to sell high on your overvalued players and buy low on your leaguemates’ undervalued players – let’s get to figuring out who those guys are!

    Sell High

    Maurice Jones-Drew – This season, MJD has been only been consistent in one way – he has great games against bad defenses (Indy, Denver, Detroit) and horrible games against good ones (Tennessee, Pittsburgh). He hasn’t shown any signs of being able to rise to the occasion against top-tier defenses this season. His schedule for the next four weeks: Tennessee, Minnesota, Houston, Chicago. Gulp. Houston would stand out as the lone opportunity for a big game in there, except for one little detail: Against the Texans in week 4, he contributed a whopping 49 total yards. In a high-scoring, 30-27 game.

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    • Brandon 5:21 pm on November 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Let’s hope Forte doesn’t hit the rookie wall!

  • Matt 5:01 pm on October 30, 2008 Permalink
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    Sell High, Buy Low: Trade ideas for Week 9, 2008 

    SellbuyIf your team needs some help and you’re looking to make a trade to bolster a position, here’s a list of players to look for and work into those deals this week. Players listed under Sell High are overvalued – meaning that I think they’re performing at a level they won’t be able to maintain throughout the season, and thus are ripe to be traded away while their value is still high. Those listed under Buy Low are the ones to look for on other peoples’ teams – hopefully their owners are discouraged by their poor performance thus far, and will trade them away for a song.

    Sell High

    Bernard Berrian, WR, MIN – He’s had three straight games with 80+ yards and a score – against three of the worst teams in the league at stopping the pass (New Orleans allows the 6th-most passing yards per game, Detroit the 2nd-most, and Chicago the 4th-most). Frerotte-to-Berrian isn’t exactly an unstoppable force, and the minute opposing defenses decide to pay closer attention to Berrian (probably starting about now), this connection’s going to fizzle. 

    David Garrard, QB, JAC – Poor David Garrard. Just when he finally develops some chemistry with a receiver (Matt Jones), it looks like he’ll probably lose him to suspension fairly soon. While Jones is gone for three weeks (whether it starts this week or next), expect Garrard to revert to his early-season form, when he was averaging well under 200 yards and rarely threw for a score. (More …)

     
  • Matt 5:01 pm on October 22, 2008 Permalink
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    Sell High, Buy Low: Trade ideas for Week 8 2008 

     SellbuyIf your team needs some help and you’re looking to make a trade to bolster a position, here’s a list of players to look for and work into those deals this week. Players listed under Sell High are overvalued – meaning that I think they’re performing at a level they won’t be able to maintain throughout the season, and thus are ripe to be traded away while their value is still high. Those listed under Buy Low are the ones to look for on other peoples’ teams – hopefully their owners are discouraged by their poor performance thus far, and will trade them away for a song.

    Sell High

    LenDale White, RB, TEN – This one has the combination of highly recognizable name and big, out-of-character performance against a bad defense. There’s someone in your league who remembers White from his USC days, looks at his monster week 7 performance, and just can’t help him/herself. Find that person and trade White away this week, before he reverts to his old self (he was averaging well under three yards per carry before the KC game). I won’t argue with you if you want to hold onto him for one more week and gamble that he’ll have another nice game against the Colts. Two straight big games would increase his trade value significantly. That said, he didn’t do much against Cincy in week 2, so another big game is far from a given. (More …)

     
    • Jacob from Fantasy Football Fools 11:43 am on October 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Great picks on Jason Campbell and Lee Evans. I drafted Evans fairly late for one team b/c no one in one of my league thought he was worthy of more than low-end WR2 or WR3 status.

      I share the same concerns on Clinton Portis. Whether he keeps it up or not, his playoff schedule isn’t ideal (Ravens, Eagles). I know he runs over everyone, but still… With his value so high, I would consider accepting a package including someone Ronnie Brown, who is set for success for the remainder of the season, for Portis.

    • Matt 11:48 am on October 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks. I wasn’t 100% sold on Trent Edwards before the season, but I’m definitely kicking myself now for not drafting Evans at a bargain price when I had the chance.

    • Brandon 8:43 am on October 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Edwards is a bum…go Patriots! Matt Cassel is the guy you should be picking up! (Note: no fantasy analysis went into this comment)

  • Matt 5:10 pm on October 16, 2008 Permalink
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    Sell High, Buy Low: Trade ideas for Week 7 2008 

    Sellbuy

    Last week, I advised you to sell high on:

    • LaDainian Tomlinson – After LT said last week about his injured toe that “you can’t get it better in one week,” I was feeling pretty down on him and advised trading him away. Now he’s saying that it feels “better” – not 100%, but better. It’s impossible to know how he really feels, but if his 3.7 YPC against the Pats is any indication, his days as the top fantasy RB are long gone, at least for the foreseeable future. Trade him.
    • Brandon Jacobs – 67 yards in week 6, and the schedule gets much tougher from here.
    • DeAngelo Williams – 27 rush yards. Told you week 5 was a fluke. I was able to offload him in a trade that brought me Calvin Johnson last week. 
    • Steve Slaton – I was worried that the return of Ahman Green would hurt his production, and I was right (just 15 carries, 58 yards).

    Without further ado, here are some ideas your weekend wheelin’ and dealin’… (More …)

     
    • Tim 11:47 am on October 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, Jones-Drew’s stock jumped after last weekend, but his schedule the next couple weeks along with his concussion loving RB friend Fred Taylor may vault him into a whole new category as far as trading him goes. I see 3 matchups against Cleveland, Cincy, and Detroit and would absolutely hold onto him until the Jags play the Titans in Wk 11.

    • Tim 11:52 am on October 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I actually like Matt Forte as a nice sell high candidate now as he’s playing like an RB1 but hasn’t had 100 yds rushing since week 1. When Kyle Orton comes back down to the QB numbers he’s known for having, Forte’s production will directly suffer.

  • Matt 2:37 pm on October 8, 2008 Permalink
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    Sell High, Buy Low: Trade ideas for Week 6 2008 

    Last week, I suggested selling high on Kurt Warner (who clearly saved his job for at least one more week by tearing up a dejected Bills defense) and Earnest Graham (who perfectly illustrated my point about his lack of carries being a problem by rushing for just 59 yards on ten carries – a nice average, but a crappy fantasy performance). I advised you to buy low on Calvin Johnson (who remains a buy-low candidate after a very weak day, though the Lions are apparently even worse than I thought they were) and Peyton Manning (who put up respectable numbers – mostly thanks to Sage “Will Never, Ever Be Trusted Again” Rosenfels).

    The general consensus on the value of the following players is just plain wrong, which makes them ripe to trade away (if they’re overvalued) or try to pick up (if they’re undervalued).

    Sell High

    LaDainian Tomlinson – I’d been holding out hope, but it’s officially time to stop the bleeding and trade him away. The clincher for me came in an interview he gave yesterday in which he talked about his injured toe: “You can’t get it better in one week. There is no such thing; nobody can. If you are injured, you are injured. One week is not going to help. If you take one week off, you might as well take three weeks off.” Translation: Expect plenty of subpar games over the rest of the season. Trade him before memory of his two recent multi-TD games fades; I don’t expect a whole lot more of those the rest of the way. The LT name alone should fetch some nice value in return. (More …)

     
    • Ali 3:58 pm on October 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I have Jacobs and I would like to trade him. What do you think about a trade for Turner? He gets more carries than Jacobs. If not turner what other RBs do you think I could get for Jacobs at his level?

      My other RBs are Forte and Addai

    • Matt 4:00 pm on October 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      There’s no way you’d get Turner for Jacobs. Are you sure you want to trade Jacobs when you only have two other RB?

    • Brandon 4:51 pm on October 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Ali: You might try to pawn Jacobs for Steven Jackson at this point. While Jackson was probably taken a round ahead of Jacobs in the draft, Jackson only has one touchdown this year and is underperforming. He’s gotten plenty of carries over the past two games though and is used in the passing game too so there should be greener pastures ahead for him.

    • Ali 5:58 pm on October 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      sorry didn’t give you the full picture. I have Addai, Jacobs, Forte, Fargas, McClain, and Sproles. I have a guy who might be open to pulling the trigger on Jacobs for Turner, would you do it? or would you rather go with Jacobs for Jackson?

      thanks guys!

    • Matt 6:17 pm on October 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      If he’s going to give you Turner for Jacobs, I’d do it in a heartbeat. Turner’s an elite RB so far and I see no reason to believe he won’t finish in the top 5 overall at the position. Jacobs’ carries in the past three games: 15, 14, 15. Chances are, that’s what the Giants will continue to give him. That’s not enough to be an elite back, especially when he’s a non-entity as a receiver (3 total so far this season).

    • Tim 2:05 pm on October 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Just reading this post now and Matt you mentioned my 2 RBs (Jacobs and LT). This is a deeper league (14 teams) where some teams have gaping wholes to fill and my team just so happens to need some quality WR. I agree Turner is emerging into a top 5 monster back, but I’m trying to propose a trade where I get a top tier WR and maybe a RB2/RB3 in return for LT – what players would be good candidates for this trade?

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