Buy Low, Sell High: Injuries leading to unexpected fantasy value

Trevor Smith

Sports Blogger


Buy Low

Titans receiver Kendall Wright is a good buy low option this week. (Brian Hill, flickr)
Titans receiver Kendall Wright is a good buy low option this week.
(Brian Hill, flickr)

Kendall Wright, wide receiver, Tennessee Titans: 17 receptions, 252 yards, two touchdowns

Coming into the season the Tennessee Titans had a big question to answer: who was going to be their go-to receiver when Delanie Walker is covered? Enter Kendall Wright; the diminutive receiver has emerged as Mariota’s No. 1 option at receiver, getting the bulk of the action. Wright has amassed 229 yards in his past three games, finding end zone twice. He has been reliable this season as well catching almost 77 percent of the passes thrown his way. Wright is a good buy low option for a WR2 start in deep leagues and a strong flex option in many others.

Robert Kelley, running back, Washington Redskins: 38 carries, 190 yards, one touchdown

Robert Kelley, a rookie out of Tulane, has slowly climbed his way into the Washington Redskins’ running back conversation. Coming in, Kelley was the clear No. 3 back behind Chris Thompson and Matt Jones, but with Jones sidelined, Kelley has been thrown into the rotation. Kelley had only 103 yards in his first six games before exploding this past week for 87 yards on 21 carries. His role should expand even more if Jones is out for any longer, making him a strong flex option in the coming weeks and a spot start at RB1 here and there.

Sell High

Will Fuller V, wide receiver, Houston Texans: 25 receptions, 372 yards, two touchdowns

After an abysmal couple of weeks, Texans receiver Will Fuller V attempted to bounce back against a beat-up Lions secondary. That was not the case; his struggles continued, as he only had one catch on four targets for 23 yards. Fuller also suffered a a hamstring injury during the game and is listed as questionable, therefore, get rid of Fuller right away before the injury begins to affect his trade value.

Jay Ajayi, running back, Miami Dolphins: 84 carries, 535 yards, five touchdowns

Coming off his second consecutive 200-yard game, Jay Ajayi and the Dolphins were idle this week. Ajayi could break out for a third 200-yard game against the New York Jets. He is still a strong sell high candidate for a couple of solid pieces for one’s fantasy team, but be sure that he is sold before his stock begins to plummet.

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