Buy or Sell - Week 5

Buy or Sell - Week 5

 This week we have introduced another category to the column. We are in the thick of trading season in fantasy football, and Bye weeks are just around the corner, and injuries have been setting in rapidly. We have some players below you can still buy low or sell high on, and one that you should hold onto, for now, despite the appeal to trade or cut them.


Isaiah Pacheco – Jerrick McKinnon started the year as the clear #2 back in Kansas City. Each week Pacheco's snap share has increased, and in week 4, he and McKinnon both played 17% of the offensive snaps. On a high-powered offense, with CEH grossly overperforming his opportunities, Pacheco is worth an add as a handcuff with some flex appeal during the bye-week madness.

George Pickens – A holdover from our waiver episode; Pickens is just the type of rookie receiver you want to get on your roster. He should be in line for an increased workload with Pickett taking over at quarterback for Trubisky. Despite moving to the rookie, this should be seen as a benefit to the Steeler's offense overall. Pickens has all the ability in the world and should come cheap with two tough matchups in the next two weeks. I wouldn't play Pickens vs. Buffalo, but I would try to get him on your roster.

Damien Williams – All the hype surrounds Tyler Allgeier after Cordarrelle Patterson went on IR last week. Patterson will miss at least four games, and Allgeier should have the first crack at the starting spot this week. Damien Williams should be back next week and was the clear #2 back in week one before a rib injury took him out. Williams is a free agent in 97% of Yahoo Leagues, and one who could easily slot in as a playable running back during the bye week madness.


Miles Sanders – Sanders came into the season way down on the fantasy radar. He's always passed the eyeball test as a potential every-down player in the league, but the Eagles have never shown they believe it as well, until this year. Sanders has seen a 76.1% rush share over the last three weeks. In week four, he had a 12.5% target share in the passing game and saw three carries inside the ten-yard line. He scored two touchdowns. Sanders will have an RB1 upside if his usage continues on an offense as high-powered as Philly.


Rashaad Penny – Penny again showed the game-breaking ability that led him to a dominant stretch to finish off last season. The Seahawk's offense is rolling right now, and they rank 8th in the league in offensive touchdowns scored. Seattle is due for regression,, and Penny loses snaps to Kenneth Walker weekly, and he is nursing a shoulder injury already this week.

T.J. Hockenson – Tight end stinks and Hockenson just finished as the #1 flex option in PPR leagues in week 4.  At least two (St. Brown & Chark) options will be back soon for the Lions.  Swift will be back in a few weeks, and Hockenson is banged up himself. Hocknson's value will never be as high as it is this week, but he could be in another smash spot vs. New England this week with limited weapons for Goff once again.  

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