Week 5 Buy Low and Sell High Fantasy Football Players to Target
Now that we're a quarter of the way through the fantasy season, you should have a much better understanding of your team's strengths and weaknesses.
If you jumped out to a slow start, or are just looking to make some improvements, here are some buy-low and sell-high candidates to target ahead of Week 5.
Buy Low Fantasy Football Week 5
4. D.J. Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers
Since Kyle Allen took over for the injured Cam Newton, it hasn't been pretty for D.J. Moore. After seeing a 27 percent target share over the first two weeks of the season, Moore has seen just 12 percent Allen's targets over the past two weeks. While Allen has clearly favored Greg Olsen and Curtis Samuel over Moore, there's reason for optimism here. Moore is still a dynamic threat (52-yard TD in Week 3) and Allen has been a pretty effective passer, totaling 493 yards in his two starts. You have to think Moore's target share will normalize in the coming weeks, and if Newton returns to the field soon, Moore will likely be his go-to option.
3. Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills
Devin Singletary hasn't played since Week 2, but he's looked electric whenever he's set foot on the field. He averaged at least 9.5 yards per carry in both of his games, racking up 127 yards and a TD on just 10 carries through Week 2. With Frank Gore running impressively behind the Buffalo Bills' revamped offensive line (185 rushing yards over the past two weeks), you have to think Singletary is capable of doing damage once he returns. If his owner is frustrated waiting for him to come back, Singletary is a great buy-low candidate.
2. David Montgomery, RB, Chicago Bears
David Montgomery hasn't produced at a particularly high level yet, but he more than passes the eye test on film and has seen his snap count steadily rise over the first quarter of the season. In fact, his snap count has actually improved in each week. He played just 38 percent of the snaps in Week 1, but that figure ballooned to 69 percent in Week 4. If he continues dominating the snaps like this, it's only a matter of time before he translates that opportunity into production. Montgomery is just RB26 through four games, but his increased snap count suggests that should improve soon, making him a great buy-low target.
Sell High Fantasy Football Week 5
1. Jordan Howard, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Jordan Howard exploded in Week 4, but he's done little to suggest he's an every-week starter going forward. For one, Howard is currently mired in a battle for touches with explosive rookie Miles Sanders. It's a battle Sanders is currently winning, having out-touched Howard, 51-45, through Week 4. Whereas Sanders has seen double-digit carries in all four games, Howard has gotten fewer than 10 attempts twice thus far. If someone in your league is convinced Howard has taken control of this backfield, he'd be a great player to consider selling high on, as this could easily be the best game the plodding RB has all season.
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