Buy Low and Sell High is a weekly installment that will aim to evaluate the performances from the previous week and season at large and identify targets that might have peaked already or are about to peak. Being on the right side of those swings in production is crucial to fantasy football success. I will offer advice on how to maximize the value available to you through name value and recent performance bias.
Kyren Williams, RB – Rams
I already touched on him last week so I don’t want to go into too much detail but the Rams have waived Darrell Henderson which I think indicates Kyren Williams could be headed toward a full-time role in this offense as the Rams enter an evaluation period for next year. They already know what they have in Akers so if Williams is still on your waivers this week could be your last week to pick up what could turn into a consistent RB 2 here soon.
Jameson Williams, WR – Lions
The Lions are showing no signs of giving up on their season and potentially the most explosive weapon on their surprisingly explosive offense is about to enter the fold. All the first round draft picks have been killing it this year. I don’t know if we will see Jameson Williams against the Bills this week although they could probably use him, but he is returning to practice and will be hitting the field for the Lions this season. He’s an immensely talented player that could be a game-changer for fantasy owners during the playoffs. If he’s not already stashed in your league then go make the necessary roster changes. He’s a perfect pickup for anyone who’s a playoff team currently dealing with a Cooper Kupp-size hole.
Elijah Moore, WR – Jets
With Mike White named the starter, Elijah Moore becomes an intriguing possibility. His talent is undeniable and with a new pair of eyes scanning the field he might finally see some targets go his way. The Jets look like one of the better teams in the NFL and I don’t think they will continue to ignore one of their best options as they hope to compete with the best the NFL has to offer going into the playoffs. He could potentially be very very cheap and a worthwhile add if you have the room
Samaje Perine, RB – Bengals
Samaje Perine did his best Tony Pollard impersonation after he took over for Mixon who left with a concussion. His explosive performance is perfect to capitalize on. Especially for scared Mixon owners but also to anyone struggling at that RB 2 spot. Concussions are unpredictable so Perine in a full-time role could be a valuable selling tool since you have a 30-point performance to point to as evidence of what he would do with it. This won’t be normal for Perine and Mixon will most likely be back sooner than later to reclaim his workload. It would be nice if you could swipe Swift from a terrified owner though so see what options you have out there!
Jamaal Williams, RB – Lions
Jamaal Williams is such a great guy to root for. Defying all odds and leading the league in rushing touchdowns this year. Now might be the perfect time to jump off the bandwagon here. A dominating three-touchdown performance has his value very high even though it’s inevitable Swift comes back and is let off this snap share count very soon here. It’s my prediction they wanted to keep him as healthy as possible for this game against the Bills. They haven’t shown any signs of giving up on their season and Jameson Williams might even make a cameo at the end of the season here. See if you can trade for a more consistent option that has no risk of losing his workload. A nice target might be Dameon Pierce who disappointed mightily last week but is still a bell cow back or maybe a David Montgomery now that Khalil Herbert is on IR. I understand if you wanna ride the Williams train but I’m scared of him losing steam right when you need it in the playoffs and championship. Lock up a more consistent option as deadlines approach and you make your title run.