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!
LB, Joe Schobert, Cleveland Browns
Many were skeptical about whether Schobert could repeat the success he had a season ago. After five weeks into this season, not only has he repeated that success, but exceeded it. Schobert has had eight or more tackles in all but one contest and finished with seven in the outlier. He has also filled the box score with big plays as well; with five pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, one sack, and an interception.
As you can see he disrupts the game in a variety of ways. With twenty-three tackles over the last two games and some favorable matchups ahead, he’s a must own and start. Investment Rating (5)
DE, Leonard Williams, New York Jets
Finding top-end production at the defensive end position can be difficult, but Williams has been balling the last two weeks. In that span, he has recorded ten tackles and three sacks. With a nice juicy matchup this week versus the Colts, he is a must-start. He also has a decent stretch of games ahead, which should allow him to continue to produce big. If you can acquire him in a trade, now is the time to do so. Investment Rating (4)
CB, Taron Johnson, Buffalo Bills
Through the first two weeks of the season, he recorded only two tackles and missed a game. Since then he has been one of the better scoring corners in the league. Over the last three games, he has stuffed the box score, with sixteen tackles, one sack, an interception, one forced fumble, and two pass breakups. If your league requires you to start corners, quickly see if he’s available and snatch him up. Investment Rating (3)
LB, Tahir Whitehead, Oakland Raiders
In what has been a disappointing season so far for the Raiders, Whitehead has been a shining light of sorts. Especially over the last two games, in which he has recorded a staggering twenty-one combined tackles. With the favorable schedule ahead, I see no reason he won’t continue to be a tackling machine. You can probably pick him up off waivers in a lot of leagues and at a cheap price. He’ll provide an excellent return for what you’ll have to invest to get him. Investment Rating (4)
Liquidate / Sell
CB, Brian Poole, Atlanta Falcons
After being one of the hottest defensive backs in the league to start the season, Poole has cooled down considerably over the last two weeks. He filled the stat box early on, but in the last two weeks, he has only managed seven tackles. Maybe teams are avoiding him, due to his hot start or maybe he’s just come back down to earth. In either instance, he is only a bye week play at best right now. Liquidation Rating (3)
S, Shawn Williams, Cincinnati Bengals
Williams has had one big game so far and not much else. With the emergence and consistent play of rookie Jessie Bates, his value has plummeted. For as long as Bates continues to produce consistently, then I expect Williams value to take a hit. Liquidation Rating (4)
S, Kyzir White, San Diego Chargers
One of the more surprising rookies to start this season, as he was playing roughly 73% of the defensive snaps for San Diego. But just as fantasy owners were catching on to him, he got hurt and is week to week, after having his knee scoped. With no set time for his return, he can be dropped or benched, depending on the size of your league. Liquidation Rating (4)
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