Buy Low, Sell High: Week 2 Fantasy Football 2023
The draft and waiver wire are key to winning your fantasy football 2023 championships. But the ability to buy low and sell high is also a surefire way to take advantage of player’s highs and lows.
Last week I told you to buy low on DJ Moore and Rachaad White which worked well. I also said to sell high on Derrick Henry (who still shared touches with rookie Tyjae Spears) and Zay Flowers. Hopefully, this week’s players hit as well.
The Raiders looked pitiful in their crushing 38-10 loss to the Bills. Moreover, Josh Jacobs had 9 carries for minus-2 rushing yards. Buffalo’s stifling defensive line is a matchup to avoid, so let others overreact to Jacobs’s performance in this one. This is still the same running back who is a year removed from a league-leading 1,653-yard season. Even when the bell cow back in Las Vegas struggles on the ground, Jacobs still generates yards through the air, as shown Sunday to the tune of five catches for 51 receiving yards.
Michael Pittman Jr.
Michael Pittman Jr. does not possess the explosiveness that one may want out of a top receiving option. However, Pittman Jr. remains the number one option in an RPO-based offense which will ensure consistent volume.
Pittman Jr. followed up an 11-target week one with a 12-target Week 2 performance. This is a Colts team that is going to run the ball a lot, but running an RPO is ideal for the top receiver as the quarterback doesn’t have time in the pocket to progress past his first read. This is the same reason to buy DJ Moore on last week‘s buy low, sell high list. Do the same here with an exciting rookie quarterback in Anthony Richardson.
Kenneth Walker had an ugly day despite having two touchdowns. Walker finished with just 54 total yards on 17 carries and two targets against a middling Detroit Lions front. Add that to the fact that talented second-round rookie Zach Charbonnet was getting rotated into more goal-line snaps, Walker is an easy add to the buy low, sell high list.
As Charbonnet continues to be integrated into the offense, Walker’s value will continue to go down, and performances like Walker had Sunday will only accelerate that process.
Garrett Wilson profiles as one of the premier pass catchers for the next decade. Unfortunately, we can only see that upside in spurts with Zach Wilson at the helm, with Week 2 featuring one of those spurts as Garrett Wilson made a 68-yard house call in the second quarter.
That was just one of Wilson’s two receptions as his quarterback ended up throwing three interceptions in the fourth quarter. Dallas’s vaunted defense can be attributed to this. However, Garrett Wilson will continue to see sporadic targets and consequently games due to the quarterback play which is too variable for the purpose of fantasy football.
Trading this year in fantasy football 2023 can make or break your season. Suppose you can take advantage of when to buy low or sell high on a player. In that case, you’ll be giving yourself a significantly better advantage as the season progresses, ideally to a fantasy football championship.