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Week 7: Buy / Sell

BUY:

QB Tony Romo (DAL): Most fantasy owners are unlikely to part with Romo, who is one of the better fantasy QBs this year. But some fantasy players get desperate when their stars get injured. It is unlikely you will get a great deal on Romo, but if you are in a league with someone who cannot afford to wait four weeks until he is healthy, you might be able to make a move for him and stash him on your bench.

RB Ryan Grant (GB): As I have said, Ryan Grant keeps letting me down. But that means that he keeps letting all his owners down. And they might be fed up with him by now. I would not give up too much for him, but it might be worth the gamble if you can get a deal on him. Rodgers continues to play well, and I have to think that Green Bay will eventually figure out how to use Grant more effectively. Remember: He did miss nearly all of training camp after holding out and injuring his hamstring.

RB Thomas Jones (NYJ): Jones had a huge game last week, so now may not be the best time. But I think he will continue to perform well as the season goes on. Favre is still learning the Jets offense, and the Jets are still learning how to use Brett Favre. Once they are all on the same page, I think the Jets offense will start clicking. And Jones should get plenty of opportunities.

RB Adrian Peterson (MIN): Peterson has not lived up to expectations this year, and you might be able to take advantage of this fact. He has performed well against some weaker defenses (GB, IND, DET), but has struggled against some better ones (TEN, CAR). As with Romo, you are probably not going to get a steal. But he does have some easy games down the stretch (HOU, GB, JAX, DET), and I have to think that Childress will use the upcoming bye week to figure out how to get AP more involved.

SELL:

RB Michael Turner (ATL): I said it last week and I will say it again: You should trade Michael Turner before his value is too low. As I predicted, Turner struggled against the Bears, gaining only 54 yards on 25 carries. More importantly, perhaps, is the fact that both QB Matt Ryan and WR Roddy White performed well. I expect Turner to continue to struggle against all but the bottom-tier of NFL defenses. If you can move him now for someone like Chris Johnson (TEN), Ronnie Brown (MIA), or Steve Slaton (HOU) — or maybe Adrian Peterson (MIN)? — I would do it.

WR Roy Williams (DAL): I think Roy Williams will do better in Dallas than he did in Detroit. And that is probably what most fantasy players think. Which is why now is the perfect time to trade him. With TO, Witten, Barber, and Felix Jones in Dallas, there simply are not enough balls to go around. I think Roy Williams will have a few big games, as teams focus on stopping TO, but he will not be as good as many expect. If I owned Roy Williams, I woudl see if I could capitalize on his perceived jump in value immediately following his move to Dallas — particularly if someone in your league is a Texas Longhorns or Dallas Cowboys fan.

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  1. October 16, 2008 at 6:18 am

    nice article, hope more to come. regards, emil

  2. nlfunk
    October 17, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Thanks, Emil. I am glad you enjoyed the post. There are definitely more to come, and your feedback is always appreciated.

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