Who to buy and sell on the fantasy stock market for Week 4
It’s gotten to the point in the season where we are starting to see players for who they finally are. There are rare exceptions, sure, but we know what we are getting for the most part.
The job here is to realize which players are exceeding their ceiling of projected outcomes and which are taking a little bit longer to perform. You see, fantasy football is filled with players who have short memories. They want the player who just caught eight passes for 150 yards and a touchdown, because that is their new projected reality for said player. Your job is to take advantage of that, knowing when the perception of a player’s value is higher than the actual value.
When you’re done reading this, you’ll have the tools to go out there and exploit the market, because you have information at your fingertips that they don’t. Let’s learn some of those things that they don’t know.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR, New York Giants
There are a lot of people who will scoff at the idea that Beckham is a buy, under the thinking that people aren’t selling, so you can’t buy. But everyone has a price, and the point here is to buy stock at its lowest point, and right now, you can get Beckham for a lot cheaper than you could have three weeks ago. While there is some cause for concern with his slot usage, the Giants offense hasn’t been scoring touchdowns, which change the perception of everything.
The concern with Beckham is that he isn’t being used out of the slot like the last two years, where he played 20.8 percent and 25.8 percent of his snaps. Not only did he play there, but he dominated, totaling the highest yards per route run from the slot in each of the years. Here are his numbers compared to other recent Giants receivers: