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Week 8 Buy Low and Sell High Fantasy Football Players to Target

Jason Schandl
Jacksonville Jaguars v Cincinnati Bengals
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Now that we're through seven games of the fantasy football season, you're probably starting to get an understanding of your team's strengths and its weaknesses. You know whether you're going to be playing for a top playoff seed or simply fighting to make it into the postseason, and likely you know which parts of your team need improvement.

If you're looking to address those needs via trade, here are some buy-low and sell-high candidates to target ahead of Week 8.

Fantasy Football Buy Low Week 8

1. Kenny Golladay, WR, Detroit Lions

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Kenny Golladay was left out of the Detroit Lions' huge offensive game in Week 7, seeing only two targets while Marvin Jones erupted with a 13-target, four-TD game. That was the first time all season that Golladay saw fewer than eight targets in a game though, and he had averaged 9.0 targets, 4.8 receptions, 72.8 yards and 0.8 TDs per game over his first five. Golladay's volume should bounce back, and that gives him a ton of fantasy appeal with matchups against the New York Giants and Oakland Raiders in the next two weeks.

2. Le'Veon Bell, RB, New York Jets

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Le'Veon Bell's 10.5 fantasy points per game over his last two are a huge disappointment by his usual standards, and that also extends to his 11.8 per game over his last four contests. Things should get a lot better for him moving forward though. Bell is still handling a ton of volume, averaging 16.7 carries and 6.2 targets per game on the year, and he can be expected to bounce back into the RB1 range over the remainder of the year.

3. Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

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It might not exactly feel like buying "low" to target fantasy football's RB8 (17.7 PPR points per game), but Leonard Fournette's production has a good chance to get even better moving forward. He's only scored one touchdown on 172 touches this season, and that's an unsustainably low TD rate. That is the most touches for any running back in 2019, and the next most for a back with only one TD is 101 (20th).

Fantasy Football Sell High Week 8

4. New England Patriots D/ST

The Patriots' defense has put up absolutely absurd fantasy numbers in 2019. The D/ST ranks 10th in fantasy points across all positions in PPR and sixth in standard scoring leagues. There's no question that they're an elite unit, but that level of fantasy production just isn't sustainable. Even historically great teams, like the 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers averaged just 14.0 points per game – a far cry from New England's 21.1. Five of their seven games have come against teams allowing top-five fantasy production to opposing defenses this year, and they've only played one opponent that isn't giving up top-10 numbers. The Pats are all but a lock to cool off, and now is the time to sell.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. 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.

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