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Sam Darnold’s recent abysmal play helps land DJ Moore on this week’s buy low/sell high list. (Jim Dedmon/USA TODAY Sports)

Buy Low/Sell High Players In 2021 Fantasy Football Week 7

Week 7 of the NFL season consisted of some gross fantasy football lineups being rolled out. In fact, there were six different NFL teams on bye this week, meaning key players such as Ezekiel Elliott or Dalvin Cook sat on the bench and I was forced to start Kenneth Gainwell. Regardless there were some monster performances by Cooper Kupp and Ja’Marr Chase to save some of us from bye-week hell. But with some exceptional and disappointing finishes, there are some buy low/sell high players to take advantage of this week.

Buy Low

DJ Moore

Sam Darnold is reverting back to the same quarterback we saw in New York. There’s no other way to say it other than he was abysmal Sunday against the Giants. Not only that but this is his third straight dud after going 17 for 41 against the Vikings and throwing three weeks against the Eagles. Panthers coach Matt Rhule had enough and benched Darnold for former XFL stud, PJ Walker after Darnold’s string of poor performances. Consequently, DJ Moore has finished with 6, 8, and 10 half-ppr points the past three weeks after an explosive start to the season. As the quarterback situation becomes murky, capitalize and buy Moore now. Even though Darnold has been bad, Moore continues to get peppered with targets, averaging over 10 per game. Moore will eat no matter what, there’s also the possibility of a Deshaun Watson deal sending him to Carolina which would make DJ Moore’s value go through the roof, so start sending out offers now.

Jaylen Waddle

There’s no other way to say it, but Tua has been flat-out bad. I was a firm believer in him coming out of Alabama, but there has been nothing but disappointment when watching him play. Tagovailoa, however, does like to rely on the Alabama speedster Jaylen Waddle. Waddle is an electric 4.2 speed kind of guy who will make anyone miss before blowing by the defense, there’s a reason he went 6th overall in the draft. Not only that, but it seems he’s found his way into the offense. In the past two weeks now he’s received 13 and 8 targets. And against the Jaguars he found the endzone twice. His value isn’t at an all-time low, but with Deshaun Watson rumours swirling Waddle could become a premium buy. He will find opportunities in this offense whether it be through forced screens, taking deep shots, or even in the red zone he’s just too talented not to. Some of the sell high players on the list could fetch Waddle and potentially another piece if you’re inclined to take a chance on the Dolphins exciting rookie.

Sell High

Terry McLaurin

This is an easy sell for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love Terry McLaurin and what he brings to the table. Unfortunately, without Ryan Fitzpatrick, he’s far from consistent. The Taylor Heinicke project in Washington has been disastrous and I don’t want anything tied to this offense. Fortunately for McLaurin owners, the Packers’ secondary was missing Jaire Alexander again so Scary Terry took advantage of rookie Eric Stokes to the tune of 122 yards and a touchdown. Matchups won’t be as peachy for McLaurin as the season goes on and you should get out now. I wouldn’t hesitate to sell McLaurin for DJ Moore straight up. Or for Jaylen Waddle and another piece.

Damien Harris

It was tough to identify any running backs to buy low on this week, but Damien Harris is the most logical sell. A rout of the New York Jets is nothing new for the Patriots and Damien Harris took full advantage. A 14 carry 106-yard, 2 touchdown game was awesome to see out of the young Alabama product, but we all know to never trust a New England running back. Not only is this offense not potent enough to find consistent scoring opportunities, but there are other mouths to feed that Belichick likes. Fellow running back teammates Brandon Bolden and JJ Taylor also found the endzone this week, ensuring that there is no established goal-line back. Not only that but rookie Rhamondre Stevenson was inactive, so he’ll steal more touches when he comes back. But, Damien Harris has had a good stretch of games the past three weeks, so a running back needy team will likely overpay for him. See if you can land an underperforming receiver like DJ Moore, or if they’re really desperate package Harris and receiver for a Calvin Ridley or Stefon Diggs.

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.