Buy Low, Sell High for Week 12
Buy Low: Josh Doctson WAS
Doctson set a new career-high for yardage in a season on Sunday, racking up 81 yards on four catches. Week after week, Washington continues to get him more and more involved in the game plan, and this past Sunday might’ve been the most concerted effort yet. Doctson received seven targets, many of them in the first half, and many of them on 50/50 jump balls down the field. Those are the kinds of plays that Doctson is going to make a difference with, and those are the looks that the Redskins need to continue to give him if they want him to break out and produce at a high level.
It’s been a bit like pulling teeth with Doctson so far, due to injuries and inconsistency. However, his trajectory finally looks to be solidly pointed upwards. He remains an Elevated Injury Risk according to Inside Injuries, but he has shown no real limitations in recent weeks like he has in the past. Try to pry him away now before the monster breakout comes. He could very well be a player who helps you win your league.
Sell High: Davante Adams GB
The Packers scored zero points on Sunday, but Adams somehow still racked up eight catches for 126 yards. Some might say this was a fluke, while others might say that Adams is locked in as Hundley’s top target. While Adams’ target numbers should remain consistently high, it’s easy to wonder whether he’ll be able to maintain the production he has put up the last two weeks. The Green Bay offense is lost without Aaron Rodgers, and there is no guarantee that he will return in Week 15. Adams still has the look of a WR2, but one with limited upside because of the offense he plays in. If you’re looking for higher upside, you can probably get it by dealing Adams now after the two solid games he’s posted.
Buy Low: Tyrod Taylor BUF
Taylor was unceremoniously benched before the Bills’ game in Los Angeles this past week, but he made his way back onto the field in the second half after rookie Nate Peterman threw five interceptions in the first half. Taylor had no real chance of bringing the Bills back into the game, but he did lead multiple scoring drives and put up 158 yards passing and one touchdown in the half game he played.
It’s likely that Taylor will start in Week 12 against a banged up Chiefs defense that has struggled of late. Buffalo may be without recent acquisition Kelvin Benjamin, who injured his right knee Sunday. They do have Charles Clay back, and Taylor had great chemistry with him early in the season. Taylor should still be a borderline QB1/QB2 for the rest of the season, and he can give you serviceable numbers from the quarterback position. You should be able to get him for next to nothing via trade or free agency.
Sell High: Adam Thielen MIN
Adam Thielen’s last three games have been unreal. He is one of the hottest receivers in Fantasy Football right now, and now he’s second in the league in receiving yards. Thielen has built a great chemistry with Case Keenum, who has been playing well and getting the ball to Thielen often. There are some question here, however. Will Stefon Diggs start to factor in more for the Vikings’ offense as he gets healthier and healthier the farther he gets from the groin injury he suffered earlier in the season? And, while Case Keenum looks like he’ll keep the starting job as long as he continues to play the way he has the past couple of weeks, do we have any sort of evidence to support the notion that he can keep this up? If he falters and is benched for Teddy Bridgewater, who is returning from a major knee injury, what will that do to Thielen’s value?
Thielen has proven himself a legit receiver in the NFL, but it’s worth asking some of these questions when determining his value for the final stretch of the season. He easily could continue this hot streak, but it might be just as likely that he comes back down to earth due to a few of the factors listed above. If you can get top end value for him in a trade, then it would be wise to make a move. Don’t be in a rush to trade him, but take value where you can get it.
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