Never get complacent. Always be looking to improve your fantasy roster. With that in mind, let’s take a look at which fantasy football players are buy-lows and who are sell-highs entering Week 14.
*Most leagues have seen their trade deadline come and go already. Going forward, consider this article as a guide to which players you can expect to improve and which will decline.
Which players should you buy low heading into Week 14?
As we enter the home stretch of the fantasy regular season, managers are either trying to make that last push for the playoffs or getting their rosters set up for the postseason. Entering Week 14, which undervalued players should fantasy managers consider trying to acquire for a reduced price?
Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens
It’s been an inconsistent season for Lamar Jackson. He got off to a scorching start to the season but has tailed off lately. In the past month, Jackson hasn’t scored over 16 fantasy points in any single game. Over the remainder of the season, the Ravens play opponents that lend themselves to higher-scoring affairs: the Browns, Packers, Bengals, and Rams.
Additionally, the Ravens’ defense is decimated by injuries. They just lost Marlon Humphrey for the season. I think Jackson has a great chance to finish the season strong Baltimore will need to outscore its opponents. He is an excellent buy-low option.
Amari Cooper, WR, Dallas Cowboys
This one is more speculative, but I think you can take a shot on Amari Cooper. It’s been six weeks since Cooper posted a WR1 outing. Since Week 8, he’s either underperformed or been out with COVID.
Cooper looked good in limited action on Thursday night but just didn’t play much as he was still feeling under the weather. He should return to his normal snap share in Week 14.
The Cowboys close out the season against Washington, Giants, Washington again, and the Cardinals. Three of those games could be high-scoring.
Cooper’s value is as low as it’s been all season. At worst, he will be what he’s been. But in all likelihood, he will be more like his WR2 self going forward.
Who can you sell high in Week 14?
Fantasy managers tend to be very reactionary when it comes to what happened recently. Sometimes these players are coming off strong performances, but just have higher perceived value than actual value going forward. That makes them candidates to be sold high — if you can get solid value.
Michael Gallup, WR, Dallas Cowboys
Michael Gallup has scored 14.6 and 15.6 PPR fantasy points in each of his last two games. He’s also really good at football. However, he’s still the Cowboys’ WR3.
Gallup has benefited from Cooper’s absence/limited availability. Over his last three games, Gallup has seen 9, 8, and 10 targets. It’s impossible to project that to continue when Cooper returns to his starting role next week.
Additionally, even with the volume, Gallup hasn’t actually been that productive. He had over 100 receiving yards in Week 12. However, in Weeks 11 and 13, he only had 44 and 36 receiving yards, respectively. This week, Gallup made his hay on a 1-yard touchdown. If he didn’t score, he would’ve been a fantasy WR4.
Fantasy managers can expect Gallup’s value to decrease going forward. We’ve likely seen his peak. Perhaps the two strong outings in a row could convince someone he’s more valuable than he is, making him a solid sell-high candidate.
Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks
Whenever Tyler Lockett has a strong game, I feel like he’s worth exploring sell options on. Lockett is as erratic as they come. He has five games over 15 fantasy points and five games with 7.1 or fewer fantasy points.
Lockett has posted three consecutive double-digit performances. With that being said, Russell Wilson still doesn’t look great. It’s Lockett’s longest stretch of games over 10 fantasy points.
The Seahawks have a relatively easy schedule to close out the season. They play the Texans, Rams, Bears, and Lions. In three of those games, they are going to be heavy favorites.
We know the Seahawks just want to run the ball, which limits Lockett’s upside. If you can get someone of even perceived value, he will likely be better than Lockett going forward. At the very least, we can project Lockett’s volume to decrease, making him a legitimate sell-high candidate.