Buy Low, Sell High: McCown’s stock rising  

By Trevor Smith

Sports Blogger

@trevor_smith20

Buy Low

Josh McCown, QB, New York Jets

(Bill Bryan, Flickr)

As I said this past week, Josh McCown is a solid QB1, and before long, he won’t be on the market. McCown continued his stellar play, posting 257 yards and two touchdowns in a 25-20 loss against the Falcons on Sunday. He was able to avoid a turnover for the second time this season with the other coming in a 20-0 defeat of the Dolphins. He also finished the game with a 78.8 percent completion rating as well as a QBR of 67.5. Go after McCown as soon as you can before he is finally off the market.

A.J. Derby, TE, Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos have been looking for a tight end to fill the hole that Julius Thomas left, and they may have their guy in A.J. Derby, a third-year player out of Arkansas. Derby has rattled off three 10-plus fantasy point performances in the Broncos past four games. He has also found the end zone twice while cementing himself in the receiving tight end role over teammate Virgil Green. Derby’s usage has increased over the past few weeks as well; he saw the second most targets in the Broncos 29-19 Monday loss to the Chiefs with four targets. Therefore, pickup Derby now or risk a chance at losing your new TE or FLEX start.

Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins

Vernon Davis will gain the most from Jordan Reed’s injury, as he is set to take over the No.1 tight end role in Reed’s absence. Davis recorded his best game of the season when Reed was injured in a Week 3 matchup against the Oakland Raiders, in which he hauled in five receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown. He is poised to earn his fourth 10-plus fantasy point performance in a tough matchup against the Seahawks in Seattle. Go pickup or trade for Davis now as there in no telling how long Reed will be out.

Sell High

Will Fuller V, WR, Houston Texans

Will Fuller V found himself on the Buy Low end of the spectrum just a few weeks ago, however, his start to his sophomore campaign is eerily similar to his rookie year. Fuller V started off strong last season as the No.2 guy in Houston with two consecutive 100-yard games as well as two touchdowns in the first four games, but that was it for Fuller V. Therefore, sell Fuller V high while his stock is still rising before history repeats itself.

T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts

I’ve said it for the past couple of weeks and I’ll say it again; T.Y Hilton should be sold now or risk the chance of being stuck with an inconsistent wide receiver as your only option. Hilton hasn’t exceeded five points in three consecutive games along with six of his eight games scoring fewer than 10 points. He has had three consecutive games of two or less receptions to go with 27 yards as his highest yard total. Get rid of him now before the dumpster fire becomes untradeable.

Alex Collins, RB, Baltimore Ravens

Alex Collins was the clear No.1 back for the Ravens on Thursday against the Dolphins, garnering 18 carries to lead the Ravens’ backfield. He finished the game with a career high 113 yards and two receptions for 30 yards to help the Ravens to a 40-0 victory. However, the troubling statistic for Collins is he has been held out of the end zone all season as well as recording only one touchdown in his young NFL career. Therefore, sell Collins high now, as the Ravens’ offense has been inconsistent at best this season.

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