Fantasy Football – Dynasty Stock Market – Week 2

Even with dynasty fantasy football, once the actual games come around, some owners revert back to a redraft mindset and start looking for the instant return. Sitting on little to no stats will kill value, even in dynasty, and that creates a buying opportunity for savvy owners. Let’s take a look and see where the market after week 2.

Laquon Treadwell – Another week and just two snaps. Didn’t even get in the box score with a target. So why should you be trying to buy? Why is this the perfect time to send out some feelers? The Vikings have now lost another playmaker in Peterson and having already lost Bridgewater, their season is swimming in a sea of uncertainty. The run game is stuck in the mud and airing it out with Sam Bradford may be the only way to stay afloat in the NFC North.  Stefon Diggs is entrenched as the WR1 but he is really lacking a true WR2 and that is not Charles Johnson. Johnson has played on 75% of the offensive snaps and has a whopping 3-20 stat line. It’s only a matter of time before defenses scheme to eliminate Diggs and that opens up targets for someone. Besides Adam Thielen, who is putting up consistent stats the past two weeks, there are no other reliable receiving options.

Forecast: Wait a few weeks and buy for the future at a discounted price after little to no stats

Jerick McKinnon – How things have changed in one week. Adrian Peterson went down in week 2 and his return timetable is uncertain. Could be weeks or could be a few months depending on the damage and recovery options chosen. The next few weeks could be the key in how we forecast McKinnon’s future. Matt Asiata will still get the goal line looks and short yardage work which leaves the rest for McKinnon. Looking past stats shows Asiata is a free agent again after signing a one year deal this past off season. Peterson will be 32 going into the last year of his contract and if released, the Vikings will take no cap hit.

Forecast: Might be too late to buy cheap but is worth the buy

Isaiah Crowell – The Browns’ season is taking the fast track down the tubes. After losing Josh McCown, the Browns are looking to start Cody Kessler, who is far from ready to start. This is a disaster that is about to get worse. Savvy owners will look beyond the gaudy numbers and see Crowell was ineffective after the defense stacked the box and there is more of that to come. Not so savvy owners will see those huge numbers and can be directed to Crowell holding the #3 position in rushing in the league after week 2.

Forecast: Sell, sell, sell ASAP

Austin Hooper – The window to buy is still open given Jacob Tamme is putting up good stats the first two weeks which will keep Hooper’s market low and provide a buying opportunity. Tamme is a free agent after this year and unless he is brought back cheaply in the off season, this will Hooper’s starting job next year in Atlanta.

Forecast: Buy low now thinking to the future


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