Well, week two is over, and now it is time to look forward to week three of the NFL season! Week three action will begin tomorrow night with the Giants taking on the Redskins, which is an extremely important game as the winner will be in the best position to make a run at the division title. But I’m here to discuss who to buy and who to sell before this week’s action gets underway.
Ryan Matthews, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
With the news of Demarco Murray leaving practice today with a hamstring injury the value of Matthews sky rockets. The Eagles have had a notoriously poor showing so far this season, but I’m not ready to write them off yet. There is just too much potential on that team, and Matthews looks to be the main beneficiary as the team is sure to try to run the ball more this week after a dismal running performance last week.
Ty Montgomery, WR, Green Bay Packers
With James Jones and Randall Cobb both dealing with nagging injuries Ty Montgomery seems to be the next man up. I expect Montgomery to go off and be a household NFL name someday soon. I don’t know if it will be this week, or next week, but some week soon he will go off and he is a guy you want on your team when that happens. He should be available on most waiver wire’s still. But not for long.
Leonard Hankerson, WR, Atlanta Falcons
Roddy White is taking a serious backseat it appears. And Hankerson is taking all of the receptions that would go to White. Julio Jones is going to be double or triple teamed for the rest of the season, meaning that other Falcons are going to have to pick up the slack. Hankerson stands to benefit the most out of any Falcon, and I suspect he can be a consistent flex option.
Danny Woodhead, RB, Danny Woodhead
Somehow people are still sleeping on Danny Woodhead. Woodhead is one of the best situational weapons in the NFL. He is similar to a Darren Sproles, or a Shane Vereen, but doesn’t get the same respect or name recognition. Playing on a team like the Chargers, where the ball is spread evenly amongst the team means that Woodhead will get his chance to contribute week in and week out.
Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots
Lewis has the fourth most yards of any player in the NFL this season. The Patriots are notorious for never having a true bell-cow, but Lewis may prove to be the exception. As of now Lewis is a legit RB2 option and a definite flex starter. Buy him up folks.
Travis Benjamin, WR, Cleveland Browns
Benjamin had a tremendous week. But I’m far from sold on him as a fantasy football option. If you can sell him off right now for almost anything I would do so, as I just can’t trust any Cleveland quarterback to get him the ball consistently.
Jeremy Maclin, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs are a team that really doesn’t utilize wide receivers, and I don’t think Maclin’s value is going to appreciate as the season goes on. The Chiefs to own are Kelce and Charles, anyone else should be used sparingly.
Matt Jones, RB, Washington Redskins
Jones had a sensational week last week. But Alfred Morris had a tremendous week in week one. I just don’t see Jones putting forth consistent scores at all. And a lack of consistency from a player is probably the worst thing to deal with in fantasy. I’d take a high floor low ceiling type of player over a player like Jones, who’s got a fairly high ceiling but the floor is below sea-level.
James Jones, WR, Green Bay Packers
The same reasoning applies to Jones being on my sell list as Montgomery being on my buy list. I really think it is just a matter of time before Montgomery takes over Jones WR2 position, and Jones is reduced to a shell of what he has been through the first two weeks.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Obviously Williams has been the top scoring running back through the first two weeks of the season, but with Le’Veon Bell coming back I really don’t see Williams getting any semblance of a big workload. Williams is going to maybe get 5-10 touches a game, and he isn’t a big splash play kind of guy anymore, he really needs a lot of touches to be productive.
Who would you like to see on the buy/sell list? Do you agree with who I put on it? Let us know in the comments!