Fourth & 1 Debate: Buy Low/Sell High

This week’s Fourth & 1 Debate was hosted by Kurt Turner of www.top-fantasy-football.com, who asked:

What Are Your Top Buy Low / Sell High Candidates Headed Into Week 4?

My response was:

For me, a great buy low is LaDanian Tomlinson.  Many people were sour on him prior to the season and these first few weeks coupled with injury concerns probably have some owners itchy to find anyone willing to take him off their hands.  While there is still some risk surrounding him heading into Week 4, you can tell by the news that it is only a matter of time before he reclaims his starting role for the Chargers.  Just remember, his “down” year last season saw him rush for over 1,100 yards and 11 TD, plus his 400+ yards in the passing game.  If someone is selling, I certainly would listen.

As far as sell high candidates, for me it’s going to be Dallas Clark.  I know it sounds weird, but does anyone really expect him to be able to continue at the pace he’s set for himself over the first three weeks (18 catches for 284 yards)?  Sooner or later Anthony Gonzalez is going to return to the line-up and that is quickly going to reduce Clark’s role.  I’m not saying Clark is going to crash and burn, but why not cash in on him while his value is at it’s highest?  If there is someone high on him to the extent that they are willing to deal Jason Witten or Antonio Gates, tight ends that everyone would have agreed preseason to have more value than Clark, I would make the deal.

This week’s participants were myself, Jake of www.junkyardjake.com, Smitty of FantasyFootballXtreme.Com, , Paul Greco of FantasyPros911.Com, Jacob of FantasyFootballFools.Com, Ryan Lester of LestersLegends.com, Bryce McRae of KFFL.Com and Jurt Turner of  www.top-fantasy-football.com.

To read all of the responses, click here.

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One comment

  1. C Bass says:

    I could not disagree more with these two buy low/sell high candidates. LT is over 30 and now gets injured every other game. He’s way too risky to give up anyone who is one of your core players because even if he does well and brings you to the playoffs, he could easily miss one two or all 3 of your fantasy playoff weeks.

    Dallas Clark is awesome. Marvin Harrison leaving meant that someone had to pick up the stats and everyone assumed Anthony Gonzalez. But Dallas is a WR with a TE body and is a mismatch on every play. He has incredible hands and with Reggie Wayne drawing so much attention he cannot get double teamed and the middle of the field is all his. Gonzalez coming back will take the focus off him even more and he will be even more open. This is your #1 TE in 2009.

    My Buy lows – Tom Brady, Brandon Jacobs, Steve Slayton, Anquan Boldin, Greg Jennings, Steve Smith (CAR), Roddy White,

    Sell Highs – Cedric Benson, Julius Jones, Tim Hightower, Donald Driver, Devin Hester, Nate Burleson, Devery Henderson

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