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D’Andre Swift comes off a poor performance in week 4 making him a candidate for this week’s buy low sell/high list. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Buy Low/Sell High Players In 2021 Fantasy Football Week 4

Week 4 was a polarizing week in fantasy football. Tyreek Hill exploded for 186 yards and 3 touchdowns, while D’Andre Swift put up a dud against Chicago. With booming and disappointing performances, now is the time to take advantage of them in fantasy football. There are several key players to buy low/sell high on after week 4.

Buy low

D’Andre Swift

As I mentioned previously, Swift severely disappointed fantasy owners this week. Last week Swift exploded against the Ravens with 7 catches going for over 100 total yards and a touchdown. After coach Dan Campbell was quoted saying we’ll be seeing a lot more of D’Andre Swift, many owners were excited about what that would look like. Instead, Swift averaged an abysmal 2 yards per carry and caught just 4 passes. The Lions turned the ball over three times in the red zone, leading to a significant lack of touches for Swift as well as endzone opportunities. D’Andre Swift is by far the most talented offensive weapon for this time, and Goff will be looking his way regularly for the rest of the season. The next two weeks offer cupcake matchups against the Vikings and Bengals. Now is the time to capitalize and send out offers for the second year running back out of Georgia.

DeAndre Hopkins

The Cardinals offense is exploding as Kyler Murray continues to put on a show in 2021. Unfortunately, that magic hasn’t kept up with DeAndre Hopkins’s production. Hopkins is averaging just over 6 targets per game, nothing you’d expect from an alpha receiver. However, this offense is going to remain on fire and Hopkins will continue to eat. An abysmal 3 catch performance in week 3 against the Jaguars was due to him missing practice all week from a rib injury. Hopkins followed that up with 4 receptions in week 4 facing off against Jalen Ramsey and the Rams. Teammate AJ Green ate with 67 yards and a touchdown. I expect defenses to start keying in on other Cardinals playmakers causing Hopkins to receive less attention and go back to putting up the monster numbers he can.

Sell High

Antonio Gibson

Running backs are tough to come by in fantasy football, so I wouldn’t warrant trading one away unless you have a fair amount of depth. However, there is no running back that is more fool’s gold than Antonio Gibson. Last week against Buffalo he took a 70 yard screen pass all the way for a touchdown. This week he got a beautiful matchup against the dismal Atlanta defense. Against the Falcons, Gibson finished with 75 total yards and managed to find the endzone too. There was a significant amount of hype for Antonio Gibson going into this season, however, JD McKissic is putting a damper on things. Regardless of Gibson’s ability to be a solid pass-catcher, McKissic is simply better and it shows. McKissic is consistently the third-down back and has received a workload approaching double-digit touches. Gibson will remain the goal line back, but this offense is not something I would want to be investing in with Taylor Heinicke at the helm.

Amari Cooper

Amari Cooper continues to be a rollercoaster in fantasy football. After a dominating performance in week 1 against the Buccaneers, Cooper hasn’t done much to match that production. This week against the Panthers, Cooper caught a 35-yard touchdown pass, but had just 2 catches for 34 yards outside of that big play. Don’t get me wrong, Cooper is a talented receiver and the Cowboys run a high-scoring offense, but there is too much inconsistency for me to believe in Cooper for fantasy football. We have seen the Cowboys run game become more prominent week to week. In fact, Dak Prescott threw the ball just 22 times against Carolina. That along with the number of mouths to feed in Dallas will keep Cooper’s production extremely volatile. Sell now off name value and his big play ability.

Trading in fantasy football can make or break your season. If you can take advantage of when to buy low/sell high on a player, you’ll be putting yourself in a significantly better advantage as the season goes on, ideally to a fantasy football championship.