The fantasy football stock market is constantly fluctuating and it is always important for us to know which players have a price that has become exploitable whether it be to buy or sell. Pieces like this one have been commonplace in the industry for a while in both redraft and dynasty, but I will be focusing on college players for devy dynasty leagues and how their week-to-week performances are affecting their price in those leagues.
Just Keeps Falling Short -- Justin Shorter, WR Penn State
Shorter came into Penn State as a 6’4” 220 pound, five-star wide receiver in 2018. He was compared to AJ Green due to his frame and skills at such a young age.
He battled injuries in his freshman season, but even when he was healthy, he saw limited action with three catches for 20 receiving yards in three games. Under the four-game threshold, he did get a redshirt for his first season. As a redshirt freshman in 2019, he has been on the field, but hasn’t put much production together with seven catches for 88 receiving yards.
He did leave the last game with a head injury, but even before the injury he wasn’t being used as a featured part of the offense with only one catch for 14 receiving yards.
Shorter has not lived up to expectations thus far. It is unclear how much injuries are to blame versus an inability to become part of the offense, but I am trying to trade him wherever I have him. The injury ambiguity gives you an opportunity to sell him for a future devy pick or another college player, maybe one who wasn’t as highly touted as a recruit, but has had some college production.