Dynasty Football Stock Guide: Week Six Waivers

James Starks

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

Buy Low

Ryan Grant (WR, Washington Redskins)

A second year player out of Tulane University, Grant is worth a very deep speculative add in deeper roster dynasty leagues. He’s a fifth round pick in 2014, and has seen some work as an underneath receiver in 2015 in the Redskins offense. He is not at all worth a starting spot in you lineup, however, if you have an open roster spot he’s worth the dart throw after logging 28 targets through week 6. With DeSean Jackson still off the field and holding a fairly large contract on a bad team, Grant could see increased playing time if the team decides to move away from Jackson this offseason.


James Starks (RB, Green Bay Packers)

This is an easy one, and Starks may be rostered in your league already. However, he is not rostered in more than one of my leagues so he qualifies for the list. Starks has been the main backup to Eddie Lacy in Green Bay after coming into the league as a sixth round pick out of Buffalo. He’s excelled in a change of pace role in the high powered Green Bay offense and is now pushing the incumbent starter Eddie Lacy for playing time. While there are reports that Lacy was hampered by an ankle injury in week six, he was not on the injury report leading up to the game. Regardless of Lacy’s health, Starks should command a sizable role in the offense moving forward after his week six line of 10 rushes for 112 yards and a TD, along with a five yard receiving touchdown. Even if he is stuck in a timeshare for this season Starks is a free agent at the end of the year, and could find himself on a team with a more finite role. If he’s on your waiver wire I would feel comfortable burning most of my free agent bid money on securing Starks.


Stedman Bailey (WR, Saint Louis Rams)

Bailey is a player I’m still holding on a couple of rosters or grabbing in places where I don’t own him, as the Rams offense will do nothing to give Bailey any numbers this season. However, he is only 24 years old and will be a free agent in two years, and hopefully he’ll land somewhere where Nick Foles isn’t his quarterback. Bailey had a solid line in week five before the Rams bye week when he had three reception for 73 yards, including one 68 yard reception. Bailey has had a couple of big plays this season (three catches of 20+ yards) and a change of scenery would likely do him a world of good. At the back end of your roster he’s worth a deep stash.


Sell High

Jarvis Landry (WR, Miami Dolphins)

I like Landry as a player, as I think he’s a very good slot target for quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the Miami offense. However, Landry adds far more value to the Dolphins in real life than he does to your fantasy lineups. He’s well known as a PPR machine, having already logged 31 receptions on the season. However, he simply does not add enough value elsewhere to be a player with any kind of ceiling in your fantasy lineup. He has failed to catch a touchdown so far this year while only averaging 10.1 yards per reception in 2015. Landry is a high floor type of player, as the reception volume will always keep him in the WR2/3 consideration. However, it could be worthing selling Landry for a player with higher upside, especially if you have some stud receivers ahead of Landry on your roster. If I have a team with guys like DeAndre Hopkins and AJ Green, I’d have no problem unloading a player like Landry for a more boom or bust type player (like a Martavis Bryant) behind guys with fairly high floors. As always, don’t sell for 90 cents on the dollar, but I’d float Landry in a few offers around your league.


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