Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard (80) celebrates after his 30-yard touchdown reception during the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

The Trade Report – Week 3 Buys and Sells

Ok, so my bold Joe Mixon claim is off to a rocky start. That’s my bad. I hope you checked out our Waiver Wire article for Week 3 and grabbed Gio Bernard if he was available. He should slot in as a back-end RB1 while Mixon sits. I’ll make it up to you with my week 3 Buys and Sells. I also threw in a few that double as dynasty buys/sells for a bonus.

Buys:

  • Jarvis Landry (CLE): Jarvis Landry has the record for the most receptions in the first 4 years of a career with 400. The next closest is Anquon Boldin with 342. Landry has proven he is a reception machine and that means he is PPR gold. Landry is already averaging 11 targets a game. With the departure of Josh Gordon and the coaching staff’s inexplicable lack of usage of Duke Johnson, that number is only going to go up. I’m buying Landry.
  • Alex Collins(BAL): Collins was a lot of people’s sleeper coming into the season. After two weeks, he’s only totaled 18.9 points so far. Collins has also dealt with the world’s worst game script. Week 1, he scored a touchdown but Baltimore grabbed a massive lead before halftime and before you knew it, the Ravens had their back-ups in. Week 2 was the opposite. Baltimore went down big, early. Baltimore had to abandon the run and that took Collins off the field. People are down on Collins right now. I am not. Buy Buy Buy!
  • O.J. Howard (TB): A lot of hoopla was made when Tampa Bay signed Cameron Brate to a massive extension. It looked as if they didn’t trust O.J. Howard. However, there are two signs of rising stock for Howard, both for this season and beyond. First off, Brate’s contract is very team friendly. Tampa can cut him without too much of a cap penalty. Secondly, in the first two weeks of the season, the snap count has sent a clear message. Howard out-snapped Brate in week 1 43-24 and in week 2 46-14. The gap is widening. Buy now.

Sells:

  • Leonard Fournette(JAX): Leonard Fournette is a physical monster. He’s one of my favorite players to watch. Unfortunately, his biggest knock in college, being injury-prone, is rearing its ugly head. It took only 9 carries before Fournette had to miss some time. He’s already missed a full game in week 2. It also didn’t help to see Jacksonville form a nice, effective committee with TJ Yeldon and Corey Grant in his absence. Fournette is seen as a top 20 fantasy player and that’s way too high. I’m selling.
  • David Johnson(ARI): I saw David Johnson going as high as #1 overall in fantasy drafts this year. Honestly, I didn’t scoff. Two years ago, despite the Cardinals being a below average team, Johnson still totaled over 2000 yards of total offense! Johnson appeared to be too good to be affected by team quality and game script. However, Johnson went from having Carson Palmer as a QB and Bruce Arians as a coach to Sam Bradford and Steven Wilks. Johnson’s lack of usage in the passing is criminal. Unfortunately, I don’t see the situation improving any time soon. Get out while you can.
  • Josh Gordon(NE): Gordon’s career year of 87 receptions, 1646 yards, and 9 touchdowns is insane. It was also 5 years ago. Since then it’s been a roller coaster of tiny highs and deep lows. Most recently, the Browns finally gave up on Gordon, trading him to the New England Patriots. I know there’s the excitement that Gordon will miraculously capture that Randy Moss magic with Tom Brady. However, Moss is the exception, not the rule. I’m here to tell you, both in dynasty and in redraft leagues, this is your last, best chance to sell Josh Gordon.

I hope you enjoyed my article and I hope some of these Buys and Sells help you out. What did you think? Did I miss someone? If you want to let me know where I was wrong or if you’re just looking for free fantasy football advice, you can find me on Twitter @Sam_Wise730 or you could use our company handle @tffgurus.  Also, feel free to check out the podcast page @trophytimepod and shoot us a follow.  See you next week.

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Hello. My name is Sam. I enjoy all things fantasy, from superheroes to start-up drafts. I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

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