Dynasty Football Stock Guide: Week Seven 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 seventh in a weekly series for the 2015 NFL season, here is the Dynasty Stock Guide, week seven addition.

Buy Low

Jonas Gray (RB, Miami Dolphins)

Gray made a name for himself last year in New England, rushing for an unprecedented 201 yards on 37 carries in the Patriots’ week 11 win over the Colts, all to go along with 4 touchdowns. However, after being released and floating onto the Dolphins practice squad, Gray found himself in a position to get touches against the Texans on Sunday, as the Dolphins routed Houston early and often, causing starter Lamar Miller to sit for much of the second half. Gray appears to be the top backup to Miller, having logged 21 touches in the last two weeks under new head coach Dan Campbell. Third stringer Damien Williams has logged just 8 touches in the last two weeks, and could now be in danger of being released with the return of rookie Jay Ajayi from Boise State. With Ajayi set to come back in the coming weeks it will be interesting to see how the touches get split behind Miller, but Gray is worth the add as a handcuff and developmental player deep on your dynasty roster or practice squad.

 

Danny Amendola (WR, New England Patriots)

While he was the butt of many jokes in the last few seasons, Amendola appears to finally be emerging as a trustworthy target for quarterback Tom Brady. Amendola has now had a combined 15 receptions for 191 yards and one touchdown in the last 2 weeks, and should likely remain in a position for meaningful snaps after Brandon LaFell struggled in his return to the field. While likely not a routine starter in your lineup, Amendola could provide value in deeper leagues, especially if either Julian Edelman or Brandon LaFell get injured this season. If Amendola continues to find his role in the Patriots offense he could provide long lasting value on your dynasty roster.

 

Paul Richardson (WR, Seattle Seahawks)Paul Richardson

Richardson is a second year receiver out of Colorado, and was selected 45th overall by the Seahawks in the 2014 draft. Richardson has a very skinny build for a receiver, (weighed in at 6’0’’ and 175 pounds at the combine) however, Richardson has a very solid athletic profile (see full spider graph at right), posting combine testing numbers in the top quarter of wide receiver prospects in recent years in the 40 yard dash, broad jump and vertical jump. Richardson appeared in 15 games last season, but made minimal fantasy impact. However, he is likely to be activated off the PUP list (tore his ACL in the 2014 playoffs) in the next few weeks. Richardson could develop into an additional explosive and young weapon opposite Tyler Lockett.

 

Sell High

Chris Johnson (RB, Arizona Cardinals)

One of the most compelling storylines of the 2015 season, Chris Johnson looked done as an NFL rusher, and his lack of employment this offseason and early in the year certainly reflected that. However, Johnson has reemerged as a viable real life and fantasy back in the 2015 season. The reason I might look to sell is the limited window this run of his will have. While he’s entrenched as the lead back in Arizona this season how long can we realistically expect this honeymoon to last? If you have Johnson and you’re a contending team I would hold him, as he is one very few clear-cut lead backs that are still healthy this year. However, if you’re sitting under .500 at this point in the year, or maybe injuries have derailed your chances at contention, I’d try and move Johnson for a pick or younger player. He’s a 30 year old back who’s largest asset is his speed, and many people believed that to be gone before this season let alone moving into next season. If you can net a second round pick for Johnson by moving him to a contender I wouldn’t hesitate.

 

Spider graph from mockdraftable.com

Stats from NFL.com

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