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DeAndre Hopkins makes this week’s buy low/sell high list after a two-touchdown performance against the Browns. (Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports)

Buy Low/Sell High Players In 2021 Fantasy Football Week 6

Week 6 of the NFL season is in the books. From my buy low/sell high list last week, I hope you sold Antonio Gibson because he struggled to stay on the field suffering a shin injury. This week there were some blowup performances from CeeDee Lamb and Leonard Fournette, both of whom are too rich to buy after this week. Let’s go over this week’s buy low/sell high players.

Buy Low

Mike Williams

After missing all practice this past week due to knee swelling, Mike Williams surprisingly suited up in week 6 against the Ravens. Unsurprisingly, he took a hard shot early in the game and rotated in and out of the game. The overall wide receiver 2 in fantasy football ended the data with just 2 catches on 27 yards. The big-bodied Charger screams value. He is a touchdown machine who is suffering a minor injury going into the buy week. After this dud of a performance, the Mike Williams owner in your league likely lost this week, and if they need to win now, they can’t afford to go through Williams’s bye week in week 7. Therefore, take advantage of their bad record and offer up some players with good matchups next week to ensure a deal. Players like DJ Moore or DK Metcalf could fetch Williams amongst a solid running back.

Miles Sanders

I like to include at least one running back on the buy low list every week considering the position’s scarcity in fantasy football. To be honest, all the studs had decent days and there isn’t a true buy low other than Miles Sanders. The Eagles running back has his role solidified as the RB1 in this offense, unfortunately, Philadelphia has refused to run the football. In fact, the Eagles have run the ball at the lowest rate in the league. I still believe in Sanders’s potential as he is a great pass-catcher, averaging nearly 4 targets per game. With the offensive rut the Eagles have been in, Nick Sirianni will likely begin to trust the ground game more and more, meaning more touches for Miles Sanders. Not only that, but Sanders faces an easy slate of defenses consisting of the Raiders, Lions, and Chargers over the next three weeks, all of whom have been torched by the run game this season.

Sell High

Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones is probably a surprise to find on the sell high list, but hear me out. AJ Dillon is a thing. As a Packers fan myself I know Jones is significantly more talented of a running back, but that hasn’t stopped the coaching staff from upping Dillon’s touches to nearly 12 per week over the past three weeks. Aaron Jones has been fantastically efficient, producing a lot with limited touches. Less than 20 touches per week isn’t bad, but considering what you can get for Aaron Jones is too much for me. Selling Jones for a top-tier running back like Nick Chubb and a receiver like Stefon Diggs (who could also be a buy low too) is a deal I wouldn’t hesitate to make. Aaron Jones is an immense talent, however, his situation will limit the upside.

DeAndre Hopkins

I hate to put DeAndre Hopkins here considering I own him in so many leagues, but I have to accept the truth. Hopkins isn’t a true alpha receiver on this offense. The Arizona Cardinals have been absolutely on fire to start the season. 6-0 with impressive wins over the Rams and Browns put them at the best in the league in my opinion. Kyler Murray has been nothing short (no pun intended) of spectacular putting on a clinic to his multitude of offensive weapons. And that right there is why you should be selling DeAndre Hopkins. The crowded receiver room of AJ Green, Christian Kirk, and Rondale Moore make Hopkins’s production fluctuate too much. Not to mention the recent addition of Zach Ertz. This week against Cleveland he received 4 targets and hauled in 3 of them. What is lucky and unsustainable is that of those 3 receptions, 2 were caught for touchdowns. A strong day like that can give you some strong leverage in trade deals. A running back like Josh Jacobs and another receiver like Hollywood Brown is a potential move I would hop on.

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.