Three Players To Buy And Sell In Fantasy Football For Week Five

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Three Players To Buy And Sell In Fantasy Football For Week Five


Three Players To Buy And Sell In Fantasy Football For Week Five


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Players To Buy:

1). Isiah Pacheco

Isiah Pacheco continues to show the world why he can be the guy in the backfield for the Kansas City Chiefs. In the second game where he reached double-digit carries, Pacheco yet again was able to average over five yards per carry, averaging 62 yards in those two games. Now, he hasn’t had the opportunity to do damage in the passing game, but he’s continued to be a secret weapon on the ground. After playing just one snap less than Jerick McKinnon in Week Four, Pacheco’s future tells me that he could be the clear number two running back behind Clyde Edwards-Helaire. In Week Three, the snap difference between McKinnon and Pacheco was 28 snaps, with McKinnon leading the total. Now, I understand that Pacheco practically played through garbage time after the Chiefs took over a prominent lead, but Pacheco has been the best running back in Kansas City and the Chiefs might look to give him more opportunities during the game if he keeps it up. 

If Pacheco continues to work his way up, we could see him competing for snaps. You can get Pacheco for pennies on the dollar right now, or even free if he is available on your waiver wire. I’d definitely look to stash him for his potential league-winning upside, especially if Edwards-Helaire goes down. 


2). Gabe Davis

Gabe Davis has continued to be on the field almost 100% of the time, and yet, he hasn’t been given the ball enough to replicate his snap percentage. Davis is on the field for 97% of Josh Allen’s drop backs on average, which is even higher than Stefon Diggs. Yet, he’s only had 14 targets through his three games this season. 

While his snap percentage is exactly what you want to see out of a wide receiver on your fantasy football team, there is other evidence that suggests he might be in for a huge jump in target share. Jamison Crowder and Isaiah Mckenzie both left last week’s game with an injury. Crowder is expected to miss several weeks with an ankle injury and McKenzie will likely be out at least next week, and that time out could be extended in the short-term. This gives Davis more opportunity to be more productive, and we all know the talent he possesses to reach that status. Allen will get him the ball more moving forward, and you have a fantastic buy low window for a guy you can buy as a wide receiver three or four with the upside of being a high wide receiver two. 


3). Tyler Allgeier

Tyler Allgeier finally gets to be that guy for Atlanta’s run game, well, at least for a few weeks while Cordarrelle Patterson is out on injury reserve with a knee injury. Patterson has 340 rushing yards through four weeks, and he’s been one of the bright spots on the Falcons so far this season. However, Allgeier is someone that can take over that role and thrive in it. After Patterson went down, Allgeier totaled 10 carries, averaging 8.4 yards per carry for 84 yards. He even did a hit of damage catching his one target for 20 yards. We might see Allgeier be a bit more involved in the passing game but, nonetheless, he’s a good value buy if teams aren’t sold on him filling that role. He might even be on your waiver wire in shallow leagues.


Players To Sell:

1). Josh Jacobs

Josh Jacobs scored his first two touchdowns of the season last week in the Las Vegas Raiders’ first win against the Denver Broncos. On top of his two touchdowns he totaled 175 scrimmage yards, reaching 34.5 fantasy points in Points Per Reception (PPR) leagues. So, why am I asking you to sell him high? 

Josh Jacobs has been incredibly dependent on touchdowns because his floor without the scoring upside is generally low. However, Jacobs does get more touchdowns than not on average, with 30 touchdowns in 47 games with the Raiders. Nonetheless, these touchdowns primarily came in Raider wins. Jacobs has 26 touchdowns through 22 of the Raiders wins, but in their 26 losses, he has just four touchdowns. The question you have to ask yourself if you are a Josh Jacobs owner is, do you think the Raiders continue to win more often than not? Do they have a chance to make the playoffs? If your answer is no, like me, you are better off selling him for a more consistent back that can be relied on a weekly basis. 


2). T.J. Hockenson

T.J. Hockenson absolutely dominated the Seattle Seahawks in a game that he was rarely covered for some reason. The Lions were without Amon-Ra St. Brown and D’Andre Swift, who are two huge threats in the passing game. Week Four will be a season high total for Hockenson as it is extremely unlikely, especially when players come back from injury, that he reaches anywhere near the heights he was able to get against the Seahawks. Even if it does continue temporarily as St. Brown and Swift continue to miss games, but these are all in the short term. Sell high now for later on in the season, instead of reaping the short-term rewards of holding him. 


3). Seattle Seahawks Offense

Like the Detroit Lions, the Seattle Seahawks also are a fantasy goldmine. That is why I am here to tell you to sell every Seahawks’ player you own. DK Metcalf was on my sell list last week and he, as well as Tyler Lockett, continue to be on the list because there is a new golden opportunity for people to sell them this week. Their stats will not be continued past the miracle performance last week. 

Rashaad Penny is another sell high player on the Seahawks offense. He had 29 points in PPR leagues with 151 yards and two touchdowns last week. The Seahawks schedule against the run for the rest of the season is incredibly difficult, so selling him now after his big performance would be huge. The Seahawks’ offense will struggle the rest of the year, and I want no part of it in the future.


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