Three Players to Buy and Sell in Fantasy Football for Week 10

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Three Players to Buy and Sell in Fantasy Football for Week 10

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Three Players to Buy and Sell in Fantasy Football for Week 10

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Buy Low:

1. Rachaad White

Rachaad White continues to rise in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ backfield and continues to eat at Leonard Fournette’s snap count. He has yet to have the blowup game that makes everyone hold on dearly to the running back, which means that this is the perfect opportunity to buy. 

Fournette has only carried the ball 26 times in his last three games for only 62 yards. His passing volume is the only thing keeping his fantasy managers from a painful headache every Sunday. However, with time I do think White eats into that passing volume as well as he’s talented on every side of the ball. I was bragging about this guy preseason, not because I didn’t think Fournette was any good, but I saw the talent that White possessed and knew that eventually his talent would win out. Buy Rachaad White before he begins receiving the majority of snaps in the Buccaneers’ backfield. 

 

2) Justin Herbert

Justin Herbert has been nowhere near his top three preseason average draft position for quarterbacks. In fact, the last time he finished in the top five was in Week One. Now there is a lot to go into this drop of performance. To start, he had the rib injury early in the season at around the same time his entire receiving core was dropping with injuries. Jalen Guyton, Keenan Allen, and Mike Williams have all missed time, hurting his yards per pass thrown which is in the bottom five in the league. For reference, last season he was 11th in that statistic. 

Especially if you are at or near the top of your league and a quarterback is the last piece you need, he is a fantastic look. I wouldn’t do it if you need to make a playoff push because quarterbacks in one quarterback leagues aren’t as useful to make this. Get rid of some of your depth, prepare for the playoffs, and complete your team to win a championship.  

 

3) Amon-Ra St. Brown

Amon-Ra St. Brown has been quiet in his fantasy performances since his injury, and he was on my buy low list a few weeks back. However, there is still a huge window with his target share the last two weeks. He’s averaged over a 30% target share, working out to 19 targets combined during those weeks. He’s struggled with his scoring which has hurt his production, as well as his big plays have declined. However, those stats will come with time. As long as he is getting between nine and 12 targets per game, he is bound to score, and he is bound to hit those plays downfield. 

The Lions have had a productive offense this season, but their defense is much worse. Usage directly equates to production, and the Lions are going to keep moving the chains as well as be forced to throw the ball continuously. Everything is lining up for Amon-Ra St. Brown to return to his early season self, and it is bound to happen in the coming weeks.  

 

Sell High: 

1. Jeff Wilson Jr. and Raheem Mostert

I understand that Jeff Wilson Jr. was the more efficient back last week in this backfield. Being that it was his first week with the team, some managers might be too giddy about his future outlook. However, this backfield is as split as it gets, and it will stay as split as it gets. Raheem Mostert had nine carries and two targets with a 47% snap count, while Wilson had nine carries, three targets with a 49% snap share. 

Clearly this team isn’t riding with the hot hand and instead are plugging in these running backs to change the pace. You’ll obviously have an easier time trading Wilson away than you would Mostert, but as long as Wilson is there, I’m not putting him in any of my lineups. This backfield is working for the Miami Dolphins, but it is a nightmare for fantasy football. 

 

2) Joe Mixon

These next couple guys might get some eye rolls after the monstrous game both are coming off of and their elite name recognition to make fantasy managers think these are performances to continue. Joe Mixon is coming off a five touchdown game along with over 200 yards from scrimmage for over 50 fantasy points in Points Per Reception leagues (PPR). 

While Mixon was the primary beneficiary in the Cincinnati Bengals rushing attack last week, the Carolina Panthers rushing defense was abysmal to every Bengals’ ball carrier. All Bengals running backs had over six yards per carry, which means Mixon’s seven yards per carry was impressive but on a smaller scale. It was nice to see efficiency out of him, which was a major struggle in his previous performances this season. However, his performance last week tells me nothing about his efficiency elevating the rest of the season. This was a once in a blue moon performance, and I would sell him for elite top 10 value if you can get it, which is better than my outlook for Mixon moving forward.

 

3) Curtis Samuel 

Curtis Samuel has been slowly falling in usage which is coming at the worst time with Jahan Dotson out with a hamstring injury. He and his quarterback Taylor Heinicke haven’t had the chemistry that he had with Carson Wentz under center. The last two weeks, Samuel was only being targeted five times per game. With Wentz, he was targeted an average of 8.33 times per game. I have no idea what this receiving core is going to look like once Dotson returns, but it doesn’t look like Samuel will return to the target share we saw him reach with Wentz. 

He gave fantasy managers the blessing of scoring so that he could be sellable at a decent price, and I’d be looking elsewhere with him. You might be able to get Chris Olave, Christian Kirk, or if you are atop your league leaderboards, you can package Samuel with someone else for Ja’Marr Chase.

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