What if Buying Low Meant Buying Shady (McCoy)?
How did your fantasy team perform this week?
Week 5 is a great time to reassess your team and look for opportunities to shore up underperforming positions. I think the key to winning, luck aside, lies in exploiting the waiver wire for breakout rookies or late-draft flyers that fill up points at the flex spot.
Savvy owners – like you, can also go the trade route. Are you in a league with some (suddenly) panicking fantasy owners because their top picks are having a run of bad games? It’s a great time to gamble!
So who are good players to buy low right now?
- LeSean McCoy – Started the season off alright with 11.50 and 16.20 points, injured o-line leaves Shady with just 2.20, 1.70, and 6.60 points since.
- Calvin Johnson – Had a monstrous 28.40 first game, followed by pedestrian 8.30, 8.20, 1.20, and 1.70 games afterwards.
- Jamaal Charles – Heads into his bye week with just 3.40, 1.20, 0.00, 28.80, and 8.40 points total.
Let’s compare these players using the Fantasy Player Comparison Tool.
I am comparing purely on matchup, upside, and intangibles. Of the 3 players the tool likes LeSean McCoy.
- LeSean McCoy is a prime candidate to bounce back based on his team’s strength of schedule.
- Player performance can be greatly affected by forces beyond their control.
- Always buy low when possible.
Based on current standings the Eagles play easier opponents than Detroit, and a much easier schedule than the Chiefs. The Eagles also have a week 7 bye (some needed healing time for their MASH unit offensive line) so if you’re expecting a week 7 loss or can make up player production through waivers I suggest trading for Shady.