Fantasy Football Stock Market: 5 Players You Should Sell High
The second half of the fantasy football season is here.
Trade deadlines are rapidly approaching and knowing which players to "buy low" or "sell high" can make all the difference between missing your playoffs or winning the championship.
Here are five players that are off to good starts, but make excellent "sell high" trading candidates.
Dwayne Bowe, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
Those five touchdowns in three weeks look great, but when we realize who the Chiefs have played in those three games—Houston, Jacksonville and Buffalo—it looks less impressive.
Though Bowe is the Chiefs' best receiver, he will always be a secondary option to the run game.
In seven games Bowe is averaging only six targets per week, resulting in three receptions for 51 yards. Those touchdowns could easily cease when the Chiefs aren't playing the NFL's worst pass defenses and the winter weather arrives.
Terrell Owens, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Owens has been a pleasant surprise so far in 2010. He is on pace for an incredible 103 catches 1,438 yards and 11 scores.
However, there is almost no way a 37-year-old receiver can keep that pace up, especially considering the Bengals second-half schedule includes the Steelers (twice), Jets, Saints, Chargers and Ravens.
David Garrard, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Garrard has been a huge boom-or-bust player in 2010. He has four games of three plus touchdowns, and three games with one or zero scores. Last week he had a career high with five scores (four passing) in a blowout win at Dallas.
Through seven games Garrard already has 13 touchdown passes and has added two more on the ground. But Garrard's career high is only 18, and he is coming off of back-to-back seasons of 15 touchdown tosses.
Jacksonville is off this week and then play Houston in Week 10. Following that game would be a great time to move Garrard for maximum return.
Ryan Torain, RB, Washington Redskins
Mike Shanahan hates fantasy football. He thinks he can just stick any back into his system and get results.
Just when Ryan Torain was becoming an every week option, he got hurt and Keiland Williams looked good in relief. Clinton Portis has also returned to practice this week to further crowd the backfield.
Hamstring injuries are often the most difficult for running backs to recover from, so moving Torain now makes a lot of sense.
Wes Welker, WR, New England Patriots
If anyone in your fantasy league expects Welker to turn it around and put up his usual spectacular numbers, trade Welker to him now.
Since Randy Moss was traded, Welker has become the focal point of opposing secondaries and the results aren't promising.
With Randy in the lineup in the first four games, Welker had 26 catches for 217 yards and three touchdowns. Without Moss for the Patriots last three games, Welker averages four catches for 34 yards and has zero scores.