Buy Low/Sell High Trade Targets
Eddie Lacy– I still can’t believe Lacy has been as bad as he has been in 2014. I touted him as the future rushing champ in the offseason. I shouldn’t blame Lacy 100%, the Packers offensive line has been shaky at best. That being said Lacy should start to produce like the top five back he was being drafted as. The Packers schedule favors the second year back and the running game. Soon enough we should see Lacy start to average a lot than his paltry three yards per carry. Green Bay plays 9 of their final 12 games against teams that rank in the bottom half of the league in run defense. That alone will boost Lacy’s value, so if you have an owner in your league getting fed up with his lack of production, don’t be afraid to make a decent offer, because you could get a game changing top five fantasy back in return. The Packers will eventually figure out their running game woes, and it is not like Lacy has anyone breathing down his neck for carries (James Stark’s is a nice back but he is not starting running back material). Test the trade market waters in your fantasy league, heck that’s what makes fantasy football so fun.
Decision: BUY LOW
Rashad Jennings– Jennings has played well above his draft slot so far this season, ranking in the top five of all fantasy running backs. If you are a Jennings owner, it would be wise to shop him around now and reap the benefits rather than keeping him as his stats start to fall back down to Earth. Playing on Thursday night, the Giants back had a modest performance rushing for 55 yards on 13 carries, after exploding for 176 yards the week prior. If Jennings has been your third running back or top flex option, look to deal him high. I expect his production to be similar to the 55 yard performance we saw Thursday, rather than his 176 yard outburst in week three. The Giants coaching staff and front office are also very high on rookie Andre Williams and he will only continue to eat into Jennings’ touches (15 touches this past week). With Rashad’s value higher than normal, look to deal him now before it continues to diminish.
Decision: SELL HIGH