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Rams wide out Tavon Austin and Todd Gurley have been impressive

Rams wide out Tavon Austin is a player that you may want to sell while he is hot

Sell High, Buy Low

Mike Johnson

        Here are a few sell high, and buy low fantasy players for the back-half of the NFL season.

Sell High:

  • Tavon Austin: Austin has had a few healthy games in recent weeks, posting 20 receptions, 140 yards, and a touchdown in three weeks. Yet, coach Jeff Fisher has indicated that he is planning on making changes at wide receiver due to horrendous play against the Giants. It seems as if Austin and his unreliable hands could see a drop in playing time, indicating that one should trade him while he still holds some value.
  • Jeremy Hill: Hill ran for an impressive 168 yards in Week 7, increasing his temporary fantasy stock substantially. If history shows anything, we all know that Hill will not consistently play like that thanks to Gio Bernard stealing touches during passing downs. Dump Hill while you can.
  • Hunter Henry: After four weeks of excellent production, Henry seems to have his job taken back by fellow teammate and veteran Antonio Gates. Gates received a much higher number of targets, especially in the red zone, than Henry did and that doesn’t seem like it’s going to change. Hunter Henry’s reign of production looks to be over for now.
  • Dak Prescott: It’s only a matter of time before “Dak Attack” comes down from his sensational rookie run. So far, Prescott has played against some very poor pass defenses, and still ranks only 23rd in passing yards. Six of the next seven games on Prescott’s schedule, he is playing against a top 15 pass defense or better, considering he doesn’t lose his job to Tony Romo. Ditch the hype for a player that will help your team late in the year.
Isaiah Crowell is a guy that you may want to land soon

Isaiah Crowell is a guy that you may want to land soon

Buy Low:

  • Isaiah Crowell: Crowell has been up and down recently, but with Cleveland playing their 6th quarterback in seven weeks, the Browns will have no choice but to run the ball due to the inexperience under center. Crowell is a decent late season pick up, for a relatively cheap price.
  • Stefon Diggs: Diggs hasn’t been the same player since Week 2 due to injury and Sam Bradford’s inability to throw deep. Saying that, Diggs still leads the Vikings in receptions and yards, indicating that he is bound to bounce back in the near future. He could easily be acquired for little to nothing.
  • Gary Barnidge: Another Cleveland Brown that will actually benefit from inconsistent quarterback play. When the Browns do opt to pass, Hogan/Kessler/Whitehurst/Pryor or any other QB probably won’t be throwing the ball very deep, resulting in Barnidge receiving many short yardage looks.
  • Donte Moncrief: Moncrief should be on every fantasy player’s trade radar. Coming off a shoulder injury, Moncrief will immediately produce in the Colt’s subpar passing game once he is healthy. Phillip Dorsett has not lived up to his full potential, so Indy is hurting for their No. 2 wideout. It looks like Moncrief has about one week left of not being 100%, so one should bite quickly while his stocks are low.

 

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