Dynasty football is undoubtedly a marathon, not a sprint. With that said, in-season roster management is still every bit as critical as in a standard re-draft format and arguably even more so given the potential long-term ramifications. As such, this weekly piece is here to provide you with a dozen moves it might just behoove you to make.
Continuing, these transactions will be broken down into four categories: players you should buy low, sell high, buy high and sell low. The first two are self explanatory and follow the typical stock market analogy, which is that you should pounce when the market fluctuates in your favor – if you can get the most bang for your buck or scoop up the metaphorical penny stocks who have room to grow, it could be in your best interest to do so. Conversely, the latter two categories represent a contradictory stance, and some might even consider them “desperation” moves – however, it’s my belief that buying high beats buying higher, and selling low is preferable to selling even lower.
Before I dispense my advice though, I want to provide one final disclaimer – these opinions are my own, and if you’re higher or lower on any of the players mentioned below you should absolutely stick to your guns. In that vein, given the small sample size thus far in the season I also believe it’s too soon to irrevocably change an opinion you spent an entire off-season cultivating. As such, for now these recommended moves will vary little, if at all, from my summertime beliefs.
In the interest of transparency, here were my week one suggestions:
Buy Low: Tony Romo, Marqise Lee and Victor Cruz
Sell High: Cecil Shorts III, Michael Crabtree and Leonard Hankerson
Buy High: Julian Edelman, Matt Jones and Allen Robinson
Sell Low: Jeff Janis, Drew Brees and Matt Stafford
Lee (1-13-0) contributed little before getting hurt again, while Romo and Cruz remained sidelined. Shorts (6-58-0) had another modest day, Crabtree (4-36-0) couldn’t build off of his week two performance and Hankerson (3-45-0) similarly fell back down to earth. Edelman (8-85-0) kept doing Edelman stuff, Jones (11-38-0) led the backfield in carries and A-Rob (4-68-0) was a bit of a garbage time hero. Stafford was abysmal yet again (31/45, 282-1-2; one fumble lost), Brees sat out and at the time of this writing Janis hadn’t yet played.
Onto the fallout from week three!
You can find his (typically strong and hopefully reasonable) opinions on Twitter at@EDH_27.