Fantasy Corner: Football

Doug Hendry, Editor-in-Chief

Buy Low

Antonio Brown, WR (PIT): How can last season’s top wide receiver be a buy low candidate? Brown has scored just 42 points over the past five weeks, but Ben Roethlisberger is finally back from his injury. With Big Ben throwing the ball, Brown is the best fantasy receiver in the game.

Justin Forsett, RB (BAL): Forsett is still the main back in Baltimore, averaging nearly 20 rushes per week. He might not have found the touchdown too often this season, but it will come with those touches. Steve Smith is out for the season, leaving an even greater emphasis on the running game.

Martellus Bennett, TE (CHI): One of the most consistent tight ends over the past few years, Bennett has 37 catches on the year, just three shy of the league leader at the position. He has slowed over the past few weeks, but there’s no question that he is a top 10 tight end who is worth a look.

Sell High

Eli Manning, QB (NYG): Drew Brees and Manning just had a shootout last week, combining for 13 touchdowns and 110 points. That’s the highlight of Manning’s season; though he’s in the top five for quarterback scoring, he totaled 18 points the two weeks prior, and I don’t see him maintaining his top five position.

Devonta Freeman, RB (ATL): Freeman is the top running back so far this season, and that is well deserved. He hasn’t scored a touchdown the past two weeks, but he still is at an extremely high value. He may be worth trading now, hoping somebody thinks he can replicate his 22.5 point average the rest of the way.

Tavon Austin, WR (STL): The Rams speedster is in the top 20 in fantasy points, but he has reached 50 receiving yards only twice so far this season. He makes an impact on the ground and on returns as well, but his fantasy impact isn’t as high at this point. You should trade him now before his value drops.

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