Dynasty Football Stock Guide: Week Twelve Waivers

Scott Chandler

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 twelfth in a weekly series for the 2015 NFL season, here is the Dynasty Stock Guide week 12 addition.

Buy Low

Shaun Draughn (RB, San Fransisco 49ers)

Draughn has yet to put up numbers in the 49ers offense, and his fantasy impact has been fairly limited even as a starter. However, he has tremendous volume in the 49ers offense, as he played every snap that the 49ers offense was on the field in this Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals. Draughn has totaled 146 yards on 43 carries in his 3 starts this season for a mere 3.4 yards per carry. And while these numbers are exceedingly lackluster, his volume allows for increased opportunities around the red zone (if the 49ers ever make it that far on a drive). In addition, Druaghn has shown value this season as a receiver, logging 17 receptions for 113 yards in his 3 starts. With Carlos Hyde set to return from injury, Draughn may lose carries, however, it appears he will remain as a change of pace receiving back as a compliment to Hyde’s north-south power running style. His volume and receiving ability provide a decent floor player, even if his ceiling is capped by the 49ers offense, Hyde’s return and his lack of raw talent.

 

Blake Bell (TE, San Fransisco 49ers)

The second 49er to appear on this weeks list, Bell provides a very intriguing option as a deep stash/developmental tight end. He’s a rookie out of Oklahoma, and is exceedingly new to the position, having spent most of his college career playing quarterback. Bell is an outstanding athlete, and while very raw, he could prove to be the heir to Vernon Davis as the 49ers starting tight end of the future. Incumbent starter Vance McDonald is set to be a free agent in 2017 and Garret Celek will hit free agency this offseason. Bell is the ultimate stash, but after gaining 67 yards on three receptions Sunday, we saw a little of what Bell could provide, granted on less than 40% of the 49ers snaps. Bell was a fourth round pick of the 49ers, and they seem likely to hold onto their investment for the long run.

 

Scott Chandler (TE, New England Patriots)

A longtime member of the Buffalo Bills, Chandler was released this offseason, and eventually signed on as the backup to Rob Gronkowski in New England. While his fantasy value is thoroughly capped with Gronkowski healthy, Chandler is a must own handcuff for Gronkowski owners, as the advantage “Gronk” gives over other tight end options secures his TE1 spot for years to come. With Gronkowski likely sidelined for a short amount of time, Chandler looks primed to soak up targets in an offense that has lost Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Dion Lewis and now Gronkowski for varying amounts of time. Chandler led the Patriots with 11 targets against the Broncos, and could provide not only immediate impact as a mid-range TE1 for a few weeks, but additionally as a long term handcuff to Rob Gronkowski. If the Gronkowski owner in your league doesn’t own Chandler already, pick him up and try to flip him for a mid-range pick.

 

Sell High

Markus Wheaton (WR, Pittsburgh Steelers)

Sell, sell, sell. If you have Wheaton in any league I’d be looking to move him while memory of his whopping nine reception, 201 yards and one touchdown performance against Seattle is still fresh in your league mates minds. It’s exceedingly unlikely that Wheaton will ever come close to posting numbers like that again, and he nearly doubled his yardage on the entire season with this one game. (He now has 474 yards this year) With Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant providing one of the best (if not the best) wide receivers duos in the league, its unlikely we ever see Wheaton take over a game like this again. Sell high while the memory is fresh.

 

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