9 Players to Buy Low and Sell High This Week
Buying and selling players is a process that should be done only with knowledge and caution. There are a number of reasons why a player’s value can be dramatically affected. In this article, we’ll discuss nine players who are good candidates to buy low and sell high.
Amongst the crop of newbies, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is making waves. Not only is he one of the youngest players to make the All-Star team, he’s also one of the most effective passers in the NBA. He leads the league in scoring, assists, and rebounds. His ability to score in the paint is something to behold, as he’s one of only three players in the NBA to reach triple-digits in total points in the paint.
In addition to his dazzling shotmaking, SGA also possesses a solid midrange game. He averages 4+ rebounds per game and 3.9 assists, while shooting over 50% from the field and 53.3 percent from three-point range.
Whether you are looking to improve your fantasy squad or you’re simply looking for a trade candidate, there are several players to buy low and sell high this week. Some players are performing at a high level early in the season, and others are expected to be major contributors down the road.
Alvin Kamara is a do-it-all running back with great upside. He has been to the Pro Bowl in each of the last four seasons, and he is ranked among the top running backs in fantasy football.
Considering the fact that Jalen Suggs is 20 years old, it’s surprising to see him have some of the worst shooting percentages in the NBA. He’s shooting less than 45% from the field and has a poor shooting percentage for a rookie.
Jalen Suggs is a point guard for the Orlando Magic. He was drafted fifth overall in the 2021 NBA draft. As a rookie, he averaged 11.8 points and 4.4 assists. He played 48 games for the Magic.
Previously a wing for the Atlanta Hawks, Kevin Huerter has taken his game to a new level this year. Since being traded to the Sacramento Kings in July, he has sparked a seven-game run of excellence.
Huerter’s smooth stroke is a big reason why the Kings rank fifth in three-point makes per game. His conversion rate on pull-up threes is 14 of 24, while he is also shooting 56.1 percent from deep in his last nine games.
Huerter has taken on a more versatile role as a playmaker for the Kings, providing space for teammates and costars on crosscourt swings. He is also securing dribble handoffs and is free off pindown screens and stagger screens.
Buying low and selling high is a strategy that has worked for many fantasy football managers this season. It’s a simple idea: use your draft budget to acquire players who have the potential to be a major impact player for your team. It’s an effective strategy, but one that requires a bit of research. Here are nine players to consider.
Despite being a rookie, Zion Williamson is already a top-tier player. His stats are impressive, and his trade value is sky-high. He could be a Top 10 player in a few years.
During the six weeks in which he played last season, James Conner was second only to Jonathan Taylor in fantasy points. While he didn’t have a super-duper stat line, he had an impressive performance – a highlight-reel stiff-arm touchdown run against Clemson.
In addition to that, Conner was named ACC Offensive Player of the Year and garnered AFCA first-team All-American honors. He also set ACC records for career rushing touchdowns and total touchdowns.
Although Conner hasn’t been as productive this season as he was last year, he still has a lot of upside. Conner finished third among RBs in expected touchdowns, carries inside the 5-yard line, and carries for over six yards.
Among running backs, Miles Sanders has been one of the most reliable fantasy producers over the past two years. His receiving grade improved by almost a full letter from 2020 to 2021, and he has gotten better red-zone luck over the past two seasons.
Despite a rocky start, Miles Sanders is a good buy-low candidate for the final five games of the season. He’s been able to keep pace with a re-energized running back by committee offense and he’s been a great flex play in the process.
Despite his best season of his career, Kirk Cousins is still one of the top free agent quarterbacks. After signing with the Minnesota Vikings in 2018, the 28-year-old will likely be the team’s starting quarterback next year.
He’s coming off a tough loss against the Dallas Cowboys, but he should rebound in a favorable matchup with the New York Jets next week. He’s also a solid streaming option in fantasy leagues.
Cousins was named to the Pro Bowl in his second season with the Vikings, and set numerous franchise records. He finished the season with 26 passing touchdowns, a total QBR of 68.5, and 3,603 passing yards. He also rushed for two scores in 11 games.