3 to buy, 3 to sell for Week 3 in the fantasy stock market
This time last week, everyone was panicking and running to try and find the first suitor for Dez Bryant after he had one bad game with Dak Prescott. Just one week later, cooler heads are prevailing after Bryant caught seven of his 11 targets for 102 yards. It’s situations like this that make me very excited, and they should do the same for you.
Now two weeks into the NFL season, injuries and, more importantly, data are piling up. But at the same time, so are overreactions. One guy’s yards per carry or per catch might shine above another’s, but we’re still in small-sample-size zone.
In the Fantasy Stock Market, we find the guys who are going to bounce back, and while they might seem obvious, our goal is to buy stock when it’s at its lowest point. That means you are not to trade for someone who just caught six passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns, because his stock price is beyond where it has ever been. Let’s take a look at which players you should be buying, and just as important, which ones you should be selling.
Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks
Sometimes it’s hard to trade for a player who is hurt, especially a quarterback. But hear me out on why Wilson makes for an interesting trade target. Not only has he likely gotten his worst two games out of him for the season, but he’s also got one of his toughest matchups out of the way.
It was clear his ankle was bothering him in the second half of the Week 1 Dolphins game, and again in the Seahawks loss to the Rams in Week 2. A high-ankle sprain will cause a quarterback like Wilson to lose a lot of his production, considering he’s never finished outside of the top-three in rushing yards for quarterbacks since entering the league. Wilson got off to in 2015 as well, and I recall getting questions on whether or not he should be dropped. As a matter of fact, he had just one multiple-touchdown game in Weeks 1 through 10, and topped 18 fantasy points just once during that timeframe.