Dynasty Football Stock Guide: Week Two Waivers

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Dynasty football is all about maximizing value by buying low and selling high. These three players could be available for cheap to help your dynasty team. Plus, one player worth selling high on following the second week of the football season. The second in a weekly series for the 2015 NFL season, here is the Dynasty Stock Guide, week two addition.

 

Buy Low

Jordan Norwood (WR, Denver Broncos)

The third option in the Broncos passing attack, Norwood appears to have taken over for second year player Cody Latimer as Denver’s third receiver. Norwood has logged 97 snaps through two games in 2015, compared to only nine snaps for Latimer and 26 for Andre Caldwell. Norwood is not a weekly starter in dynasty but the former undrafted Penn State product would become a flex possibility with an injury to either Demaryius Thomas or Emmanuel Sanders. Norwood is a nice stash because of his opportunity this season and for as long as he remains the third option on a Denver squad without much of a receiving presence at tight end. Norwood is more than likely to be on your league’s waiver wire and is worth a claim in deep bench leagues.

 

Crockett Gillmore (TE, Baltimore Ravens)

If Gillmore is not rostered in you league stop reading this article and go pick him up. I would have no problem blowing a substantial amount of my waiver bid dollars on Gilmore if he’s available. Through three games he’s shown an ability to separate at multiple levels of the field, has showcased good hands and a very good YAC ability. Gillmore has by far led the Ravens tight end group in snaps, logging 132 snaps through two weeks compared to 34 and 16 from rookies Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle respectively. He’s graded out as a solid run blocker by Pro Football Focus, and should continue to log the lion’s share of snaps in an offense that really lacks anything at the pass catching positions.

 

Willie Snead (WR, New Orleans Saints)

The Saints are slowly (or maybe not so slowly) falling apart. The defense is mediocre at best, and they have shown they are adverse to relying on the run game on offense. Through two weeks the Saints have proven the “run the ball more” narrative from this offseason wrong, currently sitting at a near 2:1 pass:run ratio (99 passes vs. 53 rushes). With Brandin Cooks the number one receiver and Marques Colston with one foot out the door there are opportunities galore in this offense that will likely be playing from behind for the foreseeable future. Snead logged an equal number of snaps as Marques Colston and Brandon Coleman in the Saints week two game against the Bucs. With Coleman likely rostered in a most leagues, Snead could be a free pickup that pays off with the eventual return of quarterback Drew Brees from injury. Coleman or Snead is the likely heir to Colston’s job and should provide value and return on investment for a free waiver claim.

 

Sell High

Tom Brady (QB, New England Patriots) 

Brady is coming off a massive game against the Bills and is currently leading the NFL in passing yards with 754 and tied with Carson Palmer for the league lead with 7 passing touchdowns, all to go along with zero interceptions on the year. If you’re playing dynasty football you’re not only looking at your chances this year to win a title but also looking ahead for years to come. With the massive amount of recent injuries to major fantasy quarterbacks I’d be looking to unload Brady to a championship contender and load up on picks and young talent. Even if you aren’t rebuilding Brady is worth selling just because it will be difficult to match the pace he’s put up for himself and you can sell him at what could be the highest value you’ll ever get for him. If you have a capable QB2 on your team like a Ryan Tannehill or Philip Rivers selling Brady to a team that just lost Tony Romo, Drew Brees or Matthew Stafford could pay dividends for your team in the long run. Use this week’s quarterback injuries to fill holes on your team to prepare for a championship run.

 

All stats from NFL.com

All snap counts from ProFootballFocus.com

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