Daily Haze: Buy Low Candidates after Week 1
This week’s top waiver wire targets were processed in most fantasy football leagues this morning. If you were unable to score any of your targets, there are other ways to get the players you need.
My favorite: Trading.
It is a good idea to assess the trade market every week to try to find the best values for your team. Here are some great buy low candidates after a shaky week one:
Mark Ingram, RB, Saints: As will become the theme with many of these players, the Saints trailed by two touchdowns early and had to go pass happy to catch up. Ingram will not excel if the Saints cannot get leads, which they should be able to against team not named the Packers.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers: Another team that trailed by a lot early and went into pass-heavy mode. Ravens expected it, got some turnovers. Steelers and Big Ben should be able to heal their offensive wounds against a terrible Seahawks team this weekend.
Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons: Threw for 300 yards but no touchdowns. There were some fluky turnovers that limited the offense. Still needs time to click with Julio Jones, but this is going to work as soon as this weekend.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, Buccaneers: The coaching staff admitted they made a mistake by going away from Blount in week one, so expect to see a heavy dose of him the next few weeks.
Shonn Greene, RB, Jets: I am a little concerned with the amount of passing done by the new-look Jets on Sunday night. Perhaps it was a function on being behind early to the Cowboys. We should find out this weekend when the Jets play the Jaguars, an offense they should be able to control with the D.
Here are today’s great reads:
- One player not to panic on just yet is Washington running back Tim Hightower. He had a great preseason which vaulted him up the fantasy rankings in August, but got off to a lackluster start in week one with a 2.9 yards-per-carry average. The takeaway here is that the Giants are good against the run. [Fantasy Douche]
- A great way to target wide receiver prospects off your waiver wire it to analyze targets. Target the targets, kind of redundant. But you get the point, find the receiver who see the ball come their way more often than others. More opportunities. [RazzBall]
- More thoughts from week one now that all the games are in the books. One big note from Monday night’s game is the underwhelming performance of Chad OchoCinco in New England. Tom Brady threw for 500+ and Ocho only grabbed 14 of those? Not very good, he is drop-able in most competitive formats right now. [Roto Arcade]
- Every knows Cam Newton is on the rise after his stellar rookie debut. But on the other side of the ball from him last weekend, Cardinals’ running back Beanie Wells looked very much like a No. 1 running back. If he can stay healthy, Wells will continue to be a fantasy player on the rise. [Fantasy Knuckleheads]
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