5 Fantasy Football Players to Buy Low and Sell High Heading Into Week 2

Adam Taylor McKillop
5 fantasy football players to buy low and sell high on heading into Week 2 of the NFL season.
5 fantasy football players to buy low and sell high on heading into Week 2 of the NFL season. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Week 1 of the fantasy football season tends to be met with overreactions. From a relatively unknown player such as Devin Duvernay exploding for a WR9 performance to the end of Aaron Jones' fantasy relevance because he finished as RB29.

The smartest fantasy managers know two things; just how absurd these overreactions are and how to take advantage of these overreactions.

With that in mind, The Duel has created a list of the five best fantasy football players to buy low and sell high on heading into Week 2 of the season.

Fantasy Football Buy Low

1. Tee Higgins, WR, Cincinnati Bengals - Buy Low

Taken with an average draft position (ADP) of WR12, Tee Higgins flopped in Week 1, mostly because of his early exit in the concussion protocol. His status has improved during practice this week but he's yet to be cleared to play in Week 2. Add in another monster week from Ja'Marr Chase (WR4) and Higgins' fantasy managers are starting to worry. This is a chance for savvy players to scoop Higgins up via trade at a discount. Don't forget that Chase out-paced Higgins by a mere 18 targets and 7 receptions last year while playing in three more games. Chase did score 7 more touchdowns but only saw one more red zone target than his counterpart. Take advantage of the fantasy managers scrambling under the false assumption that Chase is the only reliable fantasy pass-catcher on this roster.

2. DeVonta Smith, WR, Philadelphia Eagles - Buy Low

The fantasy football world already slept on DeVonta Smith heading into the season, mostly due to the addition of A.J. Brown. Coming in with an ADP of WR37, Smith's value tanked after his disappearance in Week 1. The second-year pro saw just 4 targets and failed to grab a reception in a high-scoring affair. That's a recipe for fantasy managers hitting the panic button and one to take advantage of. Considering that Smith out-snapped Brown by six and ran one more route than his new WR1, there's a good opportunity for the former Alabama standout to stay heavily involved in this offense. Smith's team-leading 104 targets from last year don't simply get erased because of a new WR on the depth chart, even one as talented as Brown.

3. Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers - Buy Low

An increased workload from AJ Dillon down the stretch last year saw Aaron Jones' fantasy value enter the season with a few question marks. Those same questions only grew in intensity after Dillon out-touched Jones, 15-8, in the opener. Jones only saw 7 touches during Week 1 last year, however, and promptly bounced back in Week 2. As a more-efficient runner and much better pass-catcher, Jones is still a very safe option in PPR formats. He nearly doubled Dillon's targets a year ago, and I expect that trend to continue in 2022.

Fantasy Football Sell High

4. Jarvis Landry, WR, New Orleans Saints - Sell High

Jarvis Landry popped off in his Week 1 debut with the New Orleans Saints, leading the team with 9 targets, 7 receptions and 114 yards. The only issue? It didn't result in a single touchdown or red zone target. Michael Thomas is still easing back into action and the Saints didn't move up in the first round to draft Chris Olave and have him be the third option on the WR depth chart. It's time to take advantage of this early value.

5. Jahan Dotson, WR, Washington Commanders - Sell High

The Washington Commanders' offense looked good against a bad Jacksonville Jaguars team in Week 1, putting up 28 points. Jahan Dotson was at the center of the action with his 2 TDs. He still sits firmly behind Terry McLaurin on the depth chart, however, and didn't see much volume with just 3 catches on 5 targets for 40 yards. Another factor to consider is the opponent, as Jacksonville ranked 31st in Football Outsiders' pass-defense DVOA metric last year. Dotson doesn't get to play the Jaguars every week, unfortunately, and may struggle to find the end zone against superior defenses. it's also hard to trust consistent and non-injured performances from Carson Wentz, so sell Doton's value at a high.

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Adam Taylor McKillop is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Adam Taylor also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username atmckillop. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.