Week One is the ultimate over action week. Owners get reckless after seeing piss poor performances from their better players that they sell off because they get scared of one loss. This is the perfect time to identify weak owners and jump on their fear of losing. Here are players to buy low on or guys to sell high on to pick up better players for the rest of the season.
⁃ I honestly would wait to go after Barkley because he gets the Bears, Niners, and Rams the next four weeks. It could be tough sledding to start the year, and after a couple more weeks, owners might be ready to bail for cheaper and cheaper. That being said, beating the curve and getting him now from an anxious owner could be wise.
⁃ Thomas is going to be out several weeks; however, they haven’t given an exact timeframe of his return. The Saints bye week is week 6, so him missing four games, as of now, would be my best guess. Owners are more worried about his lack of production when healthy in the game. That, combined with injury, are going to make owners worried. When Thomas is back healthy, he will still be a WR1 that now you can get on the cheap, for an RB2 like Melvin Gordon or for a WR like Robert Woods who is healthy but doesn’t have Thomas’ ceiling.
⁃ Golladay being banged up and missing week one was a huge disappointment. If we here he is out for week two, I would try to get him from a frustrated owner. He has top 10 WR upside when healthy and shouldn’t miss much more time. I would try to use a WR3 with an RB3 and try to dish off quantity for quality.
⁃ Kupp only saw five targets with the Rams using more of a power run game in their win, drawing up a 50% running plays to passing plays. Cupp is going to be used more in the red zone, but the Rams were only really in there week one on the 1 or 2-yard line with Brown scoring TDs. He still has 10 TD upside, and if his owner worried about his lack of targets, I would jump on Cooooop.
⁃ Kittle is probably a guy that won’t be given away easily, but I would try my best. He didn’t have the greatest game and is banged up. You might be able to grab him for Noah Fant, considering his good week one and a WR2. That might entice Kittle’s owner, especially if he is dealing with an additional injury.
⁃ Rodgers had such a good week one and could be the backup for teams at QB. You might be able to target the Carson Wentz owner, for example, and add depth to your team. I’m not saying to sell him if he is your starter, but if you can get some depth on your team ARod up with another player to get a better starter, that something I would do.
⁃ Carson has me nervous, only getting six carries, and out carried by Carlos Hyde, and most of his production coming in the passing game, which we’ve never seen before. If what we saw in week one with this backfield continues along with Russell Wilson being unleashed, Carson’s value could drop off, and this week is a good week to get better quality. You maybe could scoop up Michael Thomas.
⁃ Everyone saw what Sammy did in week one considering it was the first game of the season. He had a great week one last year before his play fell off the earth. People will be enticed by because he is in that Chiefs offense. He is a piece you can throw into a number of players to get a solid quality piece.
⁃ I am not a believer in Brown putting up these numbers game in game out. He is more of a Desean Jackson type and is going to have beast out to continue 20 points weeks. After weeks like this are perfect times to trade for more consistent players.
⁃ This is strictly if Fant is your second TE. I love his usage in week one, and he looks like a potential breakout, so I would keep him if I waited till late to draft a couple of guys, but if he got him behind Waller or Andrews, he could get you a great return given the lack of tight end depth.
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