Dynasty Football Stock Guide: Week Nine 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 ninth in a weekly series for the 2015 NFL season, here is the Dynasty Stock Guide, week nine addition.

Buy Low

Taiwan Jones (RB, Oakland Raiders)

Latavius Murray suffered a concussion in the Raiders’ week nine game against the Steelers and looks questionable for this week’s contest against the Vikings. Taiwan Jones appears to have passed former Washington change of pace back Roy Helu for the backup job to Murray, and could see some meaningful snaps this week. He’s worth the deep dynasty roster waiver claim, and if he plays well you could have landed yourself a handcuff to a running back who now has a history of concussions in the NFL. Jones only had three touches on Sunday, but looks poised to at least split carries with Marcel Reece if Murray missed an time.

 

Kenny Stils (WR, Miami Dolphins)

After Miami traded for Stills this offseason, most people believed he would start opposite Jarvis Landry for the Dolphins. However, after losing snaps to Greg Jennings and Rishard Matthews, Stills has finally emerged as a viable player in the Dolphins offense. Known more as a deep threat, his fit was always questionable in Miami’s West Coast quick hitting offense. However, he received five targets against the Bills, more than both Matthews and Jennings. If Stills can emerge as a consistent intermediate threat in this offense he could have viable fantasy value. In an ideal world for the Dolphins, he becomes the third wide receiver behind Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker, and should see a lot of snaps in such a role in Miami’s wide open offensive system. While he’s likely owned in a lot of leagues, he shouldn’t cost more than a mid to late round draft pick.

 

Clive Walford (TE, Oakland Raiders)

Likely rostered in most leagues as a developmental tight end stash, Walford is starting to overtake Mychal Rivera as the tight end to own in Oakland, as he played 21 offensive snaps compared to Rivera’s 16. A pre-draft favorite of mine, Walford has plus athleticism as a receiver and is a capable and willing blocker in the run game. Hopefully the Raiders can continue to develop him as the third option in a now potent passing offense behind rookie standout Amari Cooper and surprise contributor Michael Crabtree. Walford logged five targets in week nine (catching only one of them for a one-yard touchdown), however he has started to garner red zone looks. With his size (6’4’’ and 250 pounds) and athleticism combination, he should emerge as Derek Carr’s go to weapon in the red zone in the next few seasons. The Raiders have developed a very good young core of players, and look primed to sustain their current offensive production for years to come. Do whatever you can to grab the rookie tight end and get a piece of this up and coming offense.

 

Sell High

Gary Barnidge (TE, Cleveland Browns)

This is quite a shift. Barnidge found himself in the buy low section of this article just weeks ago. However, he has suddenly propelled himself to the second highest PPR scoring tight end this season. Barndige has shown no signs of slowing this season, and has not been held down by average to below average QB play. On the other hand, Barnidge is 30 years old, and more than likely cannot keep up this pace beyond the next year or two. If there’s a contending team in your league who’s tight end is underperforming or injured, moving Barnidge for picks and youth could be a good way to gain future value on your team. He’s not a must sell, however, it’s unlikely his value will be any higher than it is right now.

 

All stats from NFL.com

Snap counts from FootballOutsiders.com

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