It is week 5 and some of you may already be fed up with your team. It is time to make some fantasy football trades and I am here to help with who to buy and sell. Let’s take a look at how buy and sell in week 4 candidates faired before we get into who to buy and sell in week 5.
As for the buys, Mixon had 61 rushing yards and a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins and caught four of four targets. He finished with 17.4 PPR points. He also had multiple goal-line opportunities and could have really blown up. Treylon Burks caught two of three targets but left the game with an injury. There is still potential for a late-season rise but for now, this is a wait-and-see. Robert Tonyan had two catches for twenty-two yards and a score. The appeal of Tonyan has always been touchdowns and he is a favorite of Aaron Rodgers inside the ten-yard line. Given the poor state of the position, this goes down as a hit.
The sells hit at a good rate as well. James Robinson had eight carries for 29 yards and no catches. He once again split work with Travis Etienne Jr., but we can expect the former first-round pick to become more involved as the season progresses. Poor matchups with Indianapolis and Denver loom in the next month to further reduce the upside of this backfield. DJ Moore continued his downward spiral. He saw his highest target volume but produced a mere 50 yards. Gerald Everett appears to have been a miss, he recorded five catches and a score. With Keenan Allen looking doubtful for week 5, I would expect more good things from the Chargers’ tight end.
Let’s move forward and make some fantasy football trades! Here is your buy and sell week 5 edition.
Buy and Sell Week 5
Rookie running back Rachaad White started poorly against the Chiefs with a fumble on the opening kickoff. Evidently, the coaches in Tampa have faith in the young man as he logged a season-high 24 snaps, working in with Leonard Fournette. We didn’t only see White on third downs, but for entire drives at a time. He scored on a short touchdown run and had five receptions for 50 yards. Rookies tend to get more work as the year progresses. Given Fournette’s history and Brady’s tendency to throw to the running back, White makes the Buy and Sell list as he could be a sneaky league winner who can be had at a backup’s price tag.
JuJu was a popular target in the fifth round of redraft leagues. So far, he would be labeled a bust by the casual fan. Smith-Schuster has the most routes run of any Chiefs wide receiver and has seen eight targets in three of four games. He is yet to find the endzone, but this is a good buy-low opportunity for a savvy fantasy manager. He plays with Mahomes and touchdowns are coming. The Chiefs have the Raiders and Bills next up. The window to buy will soon close.
Ok I know, some of you reading this are done with the second-year tight end out of Florida. Let’s remember that this man is a matchup nightmare and showed that more than once over the course of last season. He has even been ruled out for this week’s game. Unless his manager was lucky enough to scoop up Gerald Everett or Tyler Higbee, they are struggling right now not knowing who to start. Go offer a low-end RB2 for Pitts and hold on. Mariota isn’t long for that job and I expect the rookie Desmond Ridder to force-feed Kyle Pitts. Few tight ends offer the upside of a Pitts, and he is now cheaper than he has ever been or will be again.
An investment in Penny last week returned several dollars to the tune of 151 yards and two touchdowns. The former first round pick showed up in a big way at the end of last season and helped many to a fantasy title. The talent is there, but this offense lacks upside and we are finding out that everyone lights up the Detroit defense. With Ken Walker receiving more carries each week and the tough upcoming schedule, Penny will likely see his stock fall in the coming weeks. With only two targets in the last three games, he offers nothing in the receiving game. This game was an annomaly and lands Penny on the buy and sell list. Try to cash in now off of a big performance.
Edmunds has found the endzone three times in the last two weeks to inflate his fantasy numbers. Raheem Mostert has carried the ball eleven more times than Edmunds and saw 72 percent of the snaps last week. Where Edmonds thrives is in PPR formats and has only out targeted Mostert by two attempts. The Dolphins were in a negative gamescript last week and it didn’t matter. Mostert is the RB1 in Miami but Edmunds has the production to merit some return in the trade market.
Jared Goff finished as the QB1 on the week last week and is currently the fifth ranked signal caller on the year. Though he is a fine streamer this week, the Lions could get out to a lead against the Bailey Zappe-led Patriots, which would allow Goff to hand the ball off more frequently. After the road game in New England, Goff has a bye, followed by a trip to Dallas and games against the Packers’ solid secondary and the Bears outdoors in week 10. There is a real chance that we have seen the best of Goff and the matchups don’t favor him until late November. Use him as a throw-in to get a deal done in a two-for one this weekend.
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