S Jordan Poyer (BUF): Through the first two games of his 5th season in the league, Poyer has been on fire. He has been making plays all over the field and filling the box score. Poyer has fourteen tackles, two for a loss, two sacks, one interception and five pass breakups. It remains to be seen whether he can keep up this hot pace, but with each game, his stock keeps rising. His next two games are against the Broncos and Falcons, which means he will be on the field more and opportunities to make plays will continue. Buy shares now while you still can, as another good game will drive up the price.
DE Demarcus Lawrence (DAL): There are not many stocks rising as fast Mr. Lawrence’s right now. Plagued by injuries and a suspension last year his stock dropped. His stock has been a rollercoaster up to this point, but it appears that its back on an upswing. The potential for his stock to skyrocket is there, so now is the time to invest. Through the first two weeks, he has recorded twelve tackles and four sacks. For those that place a premium on sacks, this is a must own. Investment Rating (5)
DT Dalvin Tomlinson (NYG): For those of you who have the patience and like to invest in start-up stocks, with the hope it becomes the next big thing, then defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson is for you. He’s going to appeal to those that play in position specific leagues that require owners to start a DT. The big rookie is playing in a rotation to start the season but has shown flashes of his starting potential or spikes in his value. He has eight total tackles on limited snaps early on and will continue to get more playing time as he continues his consistent play. Definitely worth owning in dynasty leagues Investment Rating (3)
DE Noah Spence (TB): Going into his second year, Spence is looking to become a breakout star. Spence was dinged up by injuries during his rookie year but is now healthy and ready to tear thru the league. In Week 2 versus Chicago, he only had two tackles, but also recorded a sack and forced a fumble. He will have four favorable matchups over the next five weeks, so now is time to pick him up. As with any stock, you want to get in for cheap at the beginning and reap the rewards as they roll in. Investment Rating (4)
Liquidate / Sell
DT Mike Daniels (GB): For those that play in position specific leagues, this is a big blow. Finding the quality and consistent DTs are few and far between. Daniels picked up a hip injury during practice last week and tried to play through it, versus the Falcons. Unfortunately, he aggravated it during the game, along with a hamstring injury and was forced from the game. He was listed on the daily injury report and hasn’t practiced all week. Reports are that he will be out for week 3 and maybe more. He’s a quality player at a coveted position. So, stash him on your bench or IR until he returns. Liquidation Rating (3)
ILB Jarrad Davis (DET): He left late in the 4th quarter on Monday night versus the Giants in week 2, with a concussion. He will press to get clearance in time to play Week 3 versus the Falcons, but it’s probable that he misses the game this week. I would err on the side of caution and prepare for him to miss. If you play in dynasty leagues or have the IR room, then you can simply stash him until he’s cleared. Concussions can be tricky, and symptoms can linger. So, if you’re playing in a redraft league, then you can look for a replacement. Liquidation Rating (2)
ILB Nick Kwiatkowski (CHI): This was a one-hit flash in the pan stock. Nick had the potential for a big boom in his value as he assumed the starting job after Jerrell Freeman was lost for the season. One week later his stock, hit rock bottom when he suffered a season-ending injury. Sometimes things just don’t work out, and this is one. Cut your losses and look for better options. Liquidation Rating (5)