Fantasy Football Buy-Low, Sell-High Stock Watch: Kyle Pitts, Melvin Gordon among trade candidates heading into Week 2

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Welcome to the national “Fantasy Football Overreaction Week” (soon to be followed by “Fantasy Football Overreaction Week Part 2”). Yes, as we head into week 2, fantasy owners either have fury in their hearts over underwhelming performances or they dance for joy after a loud preseason sleeper. Many want to drop half of their list, while others think they’ll never need to do a waiver thread pickup again. Of course, we’ll all think otherwise next week, so it’s important to keep a cool head. Still, fantasy owners should always be on the lookout for the right buy low and sell high trading goals, and FantasyPros is here to help you with trading tips and advice in their Week 2 Stock Watch which includes Aaron Jones, Kyle Pitts, James Robinson, Melvin Gordon and Brandon Aiyuk, among others.

Most fantasy owners don’t like to trade so early in the season. In general, we would agree with this strategy. There are still far too many unknowns to close a thoughtless deal, but, again, you should always be on the lookout for a good opportunity. If a brash owner has ever given up on, say, Ezekiel Elliott, then see if you can get it for 50 cents on the dollar. Even if you’re not a huge Elliott fan this year, there is a point where he becomes good value. Likewise, if you have a player who left in week 1 and want to see what you can get for them, don’t be shy. In the worst case scenario, you don’t get what you ask for and see how it does next week. If he succeeds again, well, then the chances of a trade are even more likely.

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Remember that values ​​can change quickly in fantasy football, so don’t limit yourself too much to a certain business goal. Change your mind as trends change, but don’t be afraid to strike if you have a good offer on the table, even so early in the season. – Matt Lutovski

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Week 2 Fantasy Football Stock Watch: Buy-low Candidates

Aaron Jones (RB – GB)

Aaron Rodgers arguably played the worst game of his NFL career on Sunday, and the Packers offense has really struggled overall. Jones, one of the league’s top five draft players this season, had seven touches for – wait – 22 yards against the Saints. Jones is unlikely to shop in your league, but it’s worth checking out. If you line up Jones, that “buy” label should remind you to be patient.

Najee Harris (RB – PIT)

Bills-Steelers was one of the weirdest games of the weekend. Harris didn’t break out in his first league game, but that doesn’t matter. He played on all 58 offensive snaps. All. Alone. A. Fantasy football is a volume game. Don’t overthink it. Buy Harris.

Odell Beckham Jr. (WR – CLE)

The Browns didn’t play OBJ (knee) in Week 1, but don’t panic. They were just careful. Maybe we shouldn’t bet on Beckham producing significant stats early in the season, but we like his chances of finishing strong. If it’s a profile that matches your team, then go get it.

Kyle Pitts (TE – ATL)

The most drafted tight end of all time enters the NFL with a leading role in his team’s passing offense. Pitts is often described as a unicorn, a player who we all believe can overcome the predominantly negative history of rookie tight ends in fantasy football. In addition to his own talent, Pitts’ case lies in the volume he could see. His attacking environment is also positive, with underrated Matt Ryan and forward Arthur Smith headlining. We knew Pitts’ season had a volatile range of results, leading to 41 yards on three receptions in Week 1. The good news is he still had eight targets, which is impressive for a rookie. It’s time to buy the dip.

For more low purchase targets from Fantasy Pros, including Ezekiel Elliott and D’Andre Swift, click here.

STANDARD RANKING FOR WEEK 2:
quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Week 2 Fantasy Football Stock Watch: Candidates For Sale

James Robinson (RB – JAC)

The 2020 undrafted free agent rightfully won the world championships last season, so he’s someone we want to root for. Robinson’s value has fluctuated throughout the offseason but things seemed to increase once Travis Etienne (knee) fell. Enter Urbain Meyer. It’s fair to question his NFL coaching qualities after an embarrassing Week 1 loss to the Texans. Jacksonville never really had a chance in this one, which is always amazing to say, but Robinson was underused. He played 46 offensive snaps while Carlos Hyde played 25. In addition, Robinson was edged out by Hyde. Many of Hyde’s races came with the game no longer in doubt, but Hyde also secured the first three races of the game for the Jaguars. It should be remembered that J-Rob lived off volume as a rookie. If he doesn’t have that, then he just can’t be considered highly.

Melvin Gordon (RB – DEN)

The final stat line looks huge – 101 yards and a score on 11 attempts while also shuffling for three receptions and 17 extra yards. Those numbers were heavily inflated, however, by a 70-yard rush in the fourth quarter. It was a great race which really opened up an opportunity for Gordon’s managers to trade it off and profit. As the season progresses, that fullback should head more and more to Javonte Williams, who actually had three more races than Gordon in Week 1. The Jaguars and Jets next two weeks are two mouth-watering clashes trying to sell potential buyers. to.

Brandin Cooks (WR – HOU)

The Week 1 upheaval about Jacksonville was inspired, and maybe Cooks will “fly” into a solid fantasy campaign. For me, I’m looking to concede 132 yards against a terrible secondary from the Jaguars.

For more high sales targets from Fantasy Pros, including Chase Edmonds, click here.

PPR WEEK 2 RANKS:
quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Week 2 Fantasy Football Stock Watch: Players to Remember

Austin Ekeler (RB – BAC)

This could be the one we end up regretting because we don’t want to overreact to a week. However, there is a new coaching staff in Los Angeles, so there is certainly a chance that the Chargers will use players differently than the old regime. For Ekeler, that meant receiving no targets in the passing game. The good news is he was given a goal line en route to rush 15 times for 57 yards and one score. Maybe it was matchup based, but it’s still weird. If similar use continues in week 2, then Ekeler will be an easy candidate to sell. He needs these receptions.

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Brandon Aiyuk (WR – SF)

The second-year gap received a huge zero target in week 1. It certainly wasn’t what fantasy owners expected, and it’s embarrassing that Kyle Shanahan has a habit of putting receivers in the niche (think Dante Pettis). Aiyuk is not a “sale” because we would trade it at its lowest point. It is also not a “buy” as there is some risk until we figure out what is going on. For now, hold on.

For more hold targets from Fantasy Pros, including Mecole Hardman and Trey Sermon, click here.


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