We are now six weeks into the season and hopefully, my suggestions have steered you in the right direction and improved your IDP portfolios. It’s time to look at your stocks and see which net assets are worth keeping or buying and which ones need to be liquidated. I wish everyone the best of luck and may you this be the beginning of your quest for the championship!
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CB, Logan Ryan, Tennessee Titans
One of the best defensive backs in the league is off to a hot start this season. Ryan’s stock is on the rise, especially in position-specific leagues that require you to start corners. His ability and the Titan’s willingness to use him as a blitzer makes him so much more valuable. Logan already has 2.5 sacks on the season and is on pace to destroy his record of four, that he just set last season. When looking for cornerbacks for your dynasty team’s portfolio, you want ones that get these pass-rushing opportunities. He has a great matchup next week versus the Denver Broncos, who he has had success against. A must-own in all dynasty and deep roster leagues.
Investment Rating (5)
OLB, Oren Burks, Green Bay Packers
Here’s a stock that was quickly rising in value this offseason until he suffered a torn pectoral muscle. It was feared that it could be season-ending, but a second opinion revealed it wasn’t as severe as expected and could be healed with some rest. He missed the rest of preseason and first four games, but made his return in Week 5 versus the Dallas Cowboys. Now is the time to buy shares while his market value is still down. He can likely be had for a cheap investment but could provide a big return. Check all your leagues and see if he’s available or ask for him as a throw-in, with any trades you make.
Investment Rating (4)
ILB, AJ Johnson, Denver Broncos
As we all know in deep dynasty leagues it’s hard to find any value on waivers, but here’s a stock that’s currently trending up. With starter Josey Jewell leaving with a hamstring injury, the Broncos turned to second-year guy AJ Johnson. In his absence, AJ recorded nine tackles, one for a loss, one interception, and two pass deflections. It’s unknown how long Jewell will be out or if he misses time at all, but hamstring injuries can be tricky and tend to linger. So until he returns I suggest picking up Johnson and starting him. I like his value in dynasty leagues and he should be kept on rosters, even when Jewell returns.
Investment Rating (3)
LIQUIDATE / SELL
DT, Kawann Short, Carolina Panthers
The two time Pro Bowler has been one of the better defensive tackle stocks in the league over his six seasons, but he just couldn’t get on track this season. Kawann got off to a slow start and then hurt his shoulder. The injury is significant enough that the team decided to shut him down and placed him on injured reserve. He’ll undergo surgery to repair it and then have plenty of time to rehab and be ready for the 2020 season. He can be stashed on IR in position-specific dynasty leagues but can be dropped in all other formats.
Liquidation Rating (3)
FS, Tony Jefferson, Baltimore Ravens
The seven-year veteran was putting together a solid season, but will now miss the rest of the year after he suffered a torn ACL, versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a key starter for the Ravens and was playing 100% of the snaps. The good news is the injury happened early enough in the season that he should be ready for the 2020 season. In dynasty leagues, he should be stashed on injured reserve or on the bench if you have the room. In all other formats, he can be dropped. Maybe package him in a deal to get you something you need.
Liquidation Rating (3)
S, Jonathan Cyprien, Atlanta Falcons
There was a lot of buzz around the stock of Cyprien, but it was a crash and burn stock. He was in Philadelphia, who traded him to Atlanta, who had a huge need at safety after losing Keanu Neal for the second straight season. Unfortunately for the Falcons, Cyprien and fantasy owners who bought stock, they lost big time! Nine days after the trade, Cyprien tore his ACL and will miss the season.
This will be the second season in a row an ACL injury has cost him the season. Neal and Cyprien have been snake bitten with this, but there is a big difference between the two. Neal is worth stashing on IR or bench, while Cyprien can be dropped everywhere. You can try to sell your shares of him, but you will get nothing of value in return. The best case is you can add him as a throw-in, in any trades you make.
Liquidation Rating (5)
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