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IDP Stock Market Weekly: Week 5

Well, the new season is in full swing. NFL teams and fantasy owners are getting a feel for their rosters. Lots of questions have now been answered and things have become more clear. With those answers in place, we can now look at whose stock went up or down and what this means for your team. I wish everyone the best of luck and may you this be the beginning of your quest for the championship!

Hot Stock

LB, Jayon Brown, Tennessee Titans With the news that the Titans will be without Wesley Woodyard for up to possibly four weeks, someone has to fill that role. That someone is likely Jayon Brown. Last week he had ten tackles, two tackles for a loss and one sack, against the Eagles. He will get plenty of opportunities over the next few weeks and will be a hot waiver wire add this week. He has three favorable matchups over the next three weeks, which should get the Titans to their bye week and allow them to get Woodyard back. In the meantime, if you need linebacker help, look and see if Brown is available.

Investment Rating (4)

Investments

DT, Maurice Hurst, Oakland Raiders

If you play in position specific leagues or are required to start defensive tackles, then this stock is for you.  We all know the difficulty in finding scoring at this position, but Hurst is beginning to produce more consistently. In the first four games, he has recorded nine tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and has a great stretch of games, with favorable matchups for rest of season. Get him now while you can.

Investment Rating (5)

LB, Mark Barron, Los Angeles Rams

Barron has missed every game up to this the point of the season but is slated to return in week 5. He’s been dealing with an ankle injury and a lot of owners have moved on from him already. Now is the time to buy low on him and get the best bang for your buck. He’ll be an instant upgrade for the Rams at the linebacker position and help strengthen their run defense. He could be on a pitch count of sorts when he first comes back just to make sure he has no setbacks. After that, he should be a full go.

Investment Rating (4)

S, Jessie Bates, Cincinnati Bengals

If you’re looking to bolster your defensive back position, then go look and see if Bates is available in your league. He’s been surprisingly one of the most consistent plays this season, as he has had eight or more tackles in three of the four games this season. Amazingly, he’s still available in a lot of leagues and will be a huge addition to your fantasy team. In dynasty leagues he’s a must own and great future piece to build around.  

Investment Rating (4)

Liquidate / Sell

LB, Wesley Woodyard, Tennessee Titans

A shoulder injury in week 4 is going to cost Woodyard to miss some time. It’s being reported as much as 2-4 weeks or as little as week 5. Be prepared for a longer absence and expect to be without him until possibly week 9.  It’s a big blow for fantasy owners, as Woodyard was playing very well this season.

Liquidation Rating (3)

S, Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks

A sad ending for Thomas, as he will miss the rest of season, due to a broken leg. While he was disgruntled and unhappy with his contract situation, he was having a good season. There was some interest by the Cowboys and Chiefs, about a possible trade for him, but that is all but squashed, at least until offseason. His first task is to get healthy and be ready to work out for any potential suitors next year in free agency.

Liquidation Rating (5)

S, Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs

Man Berry just can’t catch a break it seems when it comes to health. He is currently dealing with a heel issue, that has caused him to miss every game so far. An extremely talented player when on the field, but until he’s healthy, you should plan on not having him. If you can’t wait for him to return, then see if you can trade him and get something for his name value. Again when healthy, he’s a top play.

Liquidation Rating (5)

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dwinstead

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