Fantasy Football Trade Market:
Forgetting Brandon Marshall (Week 4)
BEAST DOME NATION.
To answer your first question, YES. If you can get Chris Johnson aka CJ.6K for Alfred Morris value or cheaper. Take the upside. The Titans passing game is opening up, which will allow the run game to have success moving forward. For all of you new to BEAST DOME. This is the most important article of the Week. This is the article where you can take that (0-3) team and make it a (3-3) team. Below is a list of players I would Buy Low and Sell High. Beneath them is my R.O.S Rankings. Enjoy, and if you are an active member in the community you get a prize. I will be live on that Chat Today during the Ravens/Browns game.
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BEN ROETHLISBERGER – QB – PIT
The Steelers are running the Toddy Haley offense to perfection. Todd Haley was the same offensive coordinator for the Cardinals during the Super Bowl Run with Kurt Warner/Larry Fitzgerald/Anquan Boldin. In that season both Fitzgerald and Boldin were #1 Fantasy Football WRs in every start they made, and just like Kurt Warner, Ben Roethlisberger is a #1 QB in nearly every start he makes. The pass attempts, the deep threats, the check down options. Everything is there for Big Ben to emerge as a better QB than Cam Newton this season. You can get him for a lot cheaper too.
CEDRIC BENSON – RB – GB
Ced Ben proved Monday Night that he is going to have a monster season. How you ask? The Packers offense is one of the best in the NFL, even in a game where they could not generate anything, where Matt Cassel who did not throw a TD still had more points than Aaron Rodgers in Week 3. Cedric Benson still scored a TD. This Packers offense is going to find their groove, should be this week. Once they find the groove, the TDs will be coming in bunches. Since Cedric is so reliable from inside the 5 Yard Line, and teams know that Aaron Rodgers has the capabilities of being a Red Zone Monster. Cedric simply has to break through a soft front 7 to score. He will get multiple opportunities a game to score a TD. Grab him while you can, the Packers know they need a running game to succeed this year.
WILLIS MCGAHEE – RB – DEN
Willis is so undervalued as a RB, it makes me sick to even have to put him on this list. Last season McGahee ran for over 1,200 Yards when Tebow was the QB. That meant 8-10 people in the box nearly every play to stop the run. Now that Peyton Manning is there, Willis is sprinting for 20 Yard runs at a time. He would have had a great start last Sunday which involved Lance Ball failing multiple times to get in the end zone from inside the 5 when McGahee went down with the rib injury. His owners probably think he is inconsistent, but his two “rough” games came against two of the top defenses in the NFL (Pittsburgh/Houst0n). As early as this week McGahee gets a cupcake matchup against Oakland, which means goal line opportunities will be there with Manning driving them down the field. His value is going to climb fast.
STEVEN JACKSON – RB – STL
S-JAX. Nobody wants to own him, everybody is starting to panic. He played with a bad groin against one of the top run defenses in the NFL in their home stadium (Chicago Bears). Nobody could expect him to put up to 15 RB numbers in that game, not even top 25. Now all of a sudden owners are pretending they have a 39 Year Old RB who is over the hill. The Rams have Jeff Fisher as their coach. Jeff Fisher loves running the football. Steven Jackson is one of the best RBs in the game, they will figure it out. When Steven Jackson is healthy, he is a 100 Total Yard Machine per game type of player. I would not be worried about his long-term value. Even against a tough Seahawks team, he can still perform.
STEVAN RIDLEY – RB – NE
Are the Patriots going to go pass heavy? Is Stevan Ridley going to get 15+ Carries? Is Danny Woodhead who is worthless going to ruin his fantasy day? Is Shane Vereen a threat when he comes back? These are all questions Stevan Ridley owners have right now. The answer to all of these questions is, sometimes, except Vereen is no. When the Patriots have the right matchup, such as one against a blowout opponent. You will want Ridley in your starting lineup. He has holes to run through which would make Corey Dillon come out of retirement to play for New England again. Get Ridley for the cheapest his value will ever be.
JACQUIZZ RODGERS – RB – ATL
JacQuizz. This is his week to be the featured player of BEAST DOME. For all of you new to the site, I made a name for myself by predicting the Kevin Smith outbreak last season earlier in the week before it happened. In that game he played against the Carolina Panthers where he had over 200 Yards and 3 TDs. For all of you new to the site, I predicted by Week 5 Quizz would be the starting RB for the Falcons. This is his matchup to do it, trade for him now before he becomes a top 20 RB sooner than later. The Falcons played JacQuizz more plays last week than Turner. Turner also was the RB during garbage time, which makes you believe the torch has been passed. Almost, not quite. This is Turners last chance to prove himself since on that garbage time drive, he scored a TD and ran like a man possessed against a tired Chargers defenses that was on the field the entire game.
BRANDON MARSHALL – WR – CHI
We all forgot how good this Marshall/Cutler connection is. After a rough game against Cortland Finnegan, and dropping a TD in Week 2. People think Brandon Marshall is not the WR they drafted. Although this is not a pretty matchup this week against Brandon Carr, now is the time to BUY LOW as owners are afraid that this could be a common theme. Get him while the confidence level is down, because his value can sky rocket to top 5 with a good game.
MARQUES COLSTON – WR – NO
This cannot keep happening. But it does. Week 1 Dropped TD. Week 2 Tackled at the 1 inch line. Week 3, another dropped TD on the opening possession which lead to a Lance Moore TD. Sooner or later these two (Brees/Colston) are going to get it going, and every Saints game is sure to be a high scoring one. Marques has been inconsistent throughout his career, but last season he proved that those days are over. With him slowly getting back to 100%, the numbers will come. Now is the time to get one of Drew Brees’ favroite weapons for dirt cheap. I would trade any of the Sell High WRs below to acquire him.
STEVIE JOHNSON – WR – BUF
The #1 WR for Fitzpatrick year after year. These two have amazing chemistry, and Johnson is emerging quickly as a top 5 WR. Ryan and Stevie is what people wanted Cutler and Marshall to be. Since they play in a smaller market that is headlined by their sprinter CJ Spiller, this lethal combo is being put way under the radar.
REGGIE WAYNE – WR – IND
Targets on Targets on Targets. Luck loves throwing to Wayne, and the results have been there for both of them. With Luck looking like a lock for almost 300 Yards every week, Wayne is a lock for near 100 Yards or the gift TD. I would still trade Larry Fitzgerald to get him.
DEMARIYUS THOMAS – WR – DEN
D-Thom is only going up hill in this Peyton Manning offense. Thomas has been pegged as the #1 WR for Manning, wether Manning admits it or not. Thomas thrived with Tim Tebow as a Must-Start option to close out the season. Now he has a real QB, he becomes a potential #1 WR for all teams.
BRANDON PETTIGREW – TE – DET
Underperforming. That is the word to use when describing Brandon Pettigrew and his season so far. Not only is he underperforming, but so is Matthew Stafford. When Stafford gets it going, so will Brandon. If you really think Stafford’s value is going to stay this low for long, think again. This is a prime matchup where we can see 4 TDs this week.
AARON HERNANDEZ – TE – NE
Tom Brady cherishes Aaron Hernandez like Hugh Hefner cherished Holly Madison. Brady has all the options in the world, but he loves his big athletic TE that can turn a 5 Yard Reception into a 25 Yard reception with ease. With Hernandez looking likely to return next week, you might as well jump the gun and pick up the #3 TE overall when he returns. With Gronkowski not stepping it up so far, the place as the #1 TE could be there. Last season the same thing happened with Hernandez getting injured, he was a top 5 TE the rest of the season.
PHILLIP RIVERS – QB – SD
I’ll put this guy on the list every week if I have to. How anyone still views him near the top 10 baffles me. His arm is weak, his two main targets are brittle, the running game is back. All of these things combined with the fact they want to win the time of possession battle to hide this defense as much as possible. Only means you should package another player with Rivers to upgrade your QB.
CJ SPILLER – RB – BUF
Spilla Manilla is healthy. Well healthy enough to play against the Patriots who nobody is really scared of anymore after the Ravens picked them apart through the air and ground. Spiller now has Fred Jackson who healed as if he was Jesus himself when the original time table was supposed to be closer to 8 weeks than 3, and it only took 2. With Jackson playing, Spiller will certainly not get the lion share of the carries. Sell high on Spiller now while people still value him as a game changer RB. Although I do think he is, I also think it is Jackson who is the face of the Bills franchise.
DARREN SPROLES – RB – NO
Sproles and that three headed monster group in New Orleans is not a pretty situation. Especially when the Saints are a pass 1st/2nd/3rd offense. Sproles has a good matchup coming this week, and one where the owner would covet him highly going into it. I would do what I could to persuade the other owner of giving me his #2 RB to land a chance with the lightning bug. More times than not, Pierre Thomas and Mark Ingram will steal the TDs. Leaving this lightning bug to be squashed.
MICHAEL TURNER – RB – ATL
The Burner is on his last legs. After saving his season with a miraculous kill the clock drive where he looked like the Turner of old running for 8+ Yard gains at a time. Then again the Chargers defense was on the field the whole game and they were tired. Same thing happened on Monday Night against the Broncos where he picked up a 20 Yard run when his YPC was less than 3. Regardless this is an easy matchup, owners will want to trade him for this matchup. That is the time to feed him to the wolves as JacQuizz takes over.
TRENT RICHARDSON – RB – CLE
When teams game plan for the Browns. I will tell you that no meeting starts like this. “How are we going to stop Brandon Weeden?” Teams could care less if Weeden does a thing. In fact opposing coaches probably like to see Weeden make a nice throw here and there with sarcastic, “Nice throw Kid.” The Browns are a Minor League Football Team with a few great players. One of those players is Trent Richardson, and more times than not teams will focus on only slowing him down. The Browns are going to lose a lot of games, and they will abandon the run in the 4th quarter.
What did the Browns Fan do after the Browns won the Superbowl?
– He Turned off his Xbox and went to Bed.
SHONN GREENE – RB – NYJ
The writing is on the wall. Shonn Greene is fat and slow. The Jets need an explosive back, and Bilal Powell is that guy. I have been high on Bilal since the preseason. Greene is on the decline fast, and in a few weeks he will end up on the waiver wire. Sell now while you still can.
LARRY FITZGERALD – WR – ARI
“Alright!! Larry! Larry! This guy is unstoppable 90 Yards and a TD against the Eagles. Who needs a QB.” [Freeze Frame] That was me once. I was a victim of the, Larry is so good he does not need a QB season. If you want to read my journal on what it was like owning Larry Fitzgerald, CLICK HERE. If you want to keep reading, Fitzgerald does need a QB. Kevin Kolb is too inconsistent to trust, and now that Patriots proved you can shut him down with a special focus on him defense, and keep this team from scoring a lot of points. Or teams can play with their egos and think their best corners can guard him. With tough games against SF, and two matchups with Cortland Finnegan, and another one against Seattle. Sell high for Reggie Wayne if you can, better yet attack Victor Cruz. Get a super star now, you’ve seen the Good and the Bad, and if you read my journal. You will see that will be a trend moving forward.
JORDY NELSON – WR – GB
“Too many fish in the sea” is the theme for Jordy Nelson owners so far in 2012. With Jennings looking to return to stardom now that he is the new Old Spice Guy, and he also acts in TV dramas.
Jordy is on the outside looking in as both Jennings and Rodgers are all over the TV, while Jordy has to fight with Jermichael Finley/Randall Cobb/James Jones and now a running game with Cedric Benson. Looks like a frustrating season ahead, and now is the time to sell high right before this mirage game against the Saints where everything appears A okay for GB WRs moving forward. When we know it’s just a Sarcasta Ball defense.
WES WELKER – WR – NE
Wes emerged from the shadows in Week 2 when Aaron Hernandez went down. It threw off the entire Patriot game plan, so they resorted to, “Let’s Just do What we do With Wes” or as I would like to say LJDWWDWW. Now that Julian Edleman is emerging as a solid possesion WR, which he already showed us he was when Welker went down with the torn knee a few years back. Welker is looking at his last days of being a useful slot WR. Once Aaron Hernandez returns, Julian will garnish a role in that offense. Welker will be involved too, but he also has to deal with Brandon Lloyd/Rob Gronkowski/Aaron Hernandez, as well as Edleman being a threat to steal at least a a handful of plays. Trade Wes now while people think Week 1 was just a fluke, because it really wasn’t.
GREG JENNINGS – WR – GB
Jennings slipped out of bounds at the 1 yard line on Monday Night which set up the glorious Cedric Benson TD plunge. So why sell Jennings, isn’t his value very low right now? Yes it is. But fantasy owners will start to lick their chops when they see he has a game against the New Orleans Saints coming up. A game that should get him right on track to have that 1,100 Yard/10 TD season. Here’s the truth. All of the Packers players are thinking the same thing about themselves, and with Cedric Benson now a goal line vulture, and Jermichael Finley who too is ready to take the next level. Jennings is just another man on the totem pole with Jordy Nelson/James Jones/Randall Cobb. Expect a lot of inconsistency this season. I would trade now especially if you can land Stevie Johnson.
MICHAEL CRABTREE – WR – SF
Maybe, just maybe, Crabtree will remind us of why he was a 1st round pick. But maybe, just maybe, Randy Moss emerges from his disappointing game in his old building as a completely motivated WR who is ready to go back into vintage mode. Either way, Alex Smith throws the ball to Vernon Davis more often than not when he is not handing the ball off 20+ times a game. It also does not help Crabtree that Mario Manningham needs his handful of targets every game as well.
JERMAINE GRESHAM – TE – CIN
The game plan was for Gresham to block heavy this season. That game plan has been scratched and now it appears Andy Dalton will take advantage of his big athletic TE. So why am I telling you to Sell, because the original game plan is still a possibility at some point in the season, and in matchups you would never want your TE option to go through like against the Ravens and Steelers twice. Upgrade your TE if you are depending on Jermaine while he has some value.
FRED DAVIS – TE – WAS
If we know one thing about RGIII. His favorite WR is Pierre Garcon. Fred Davis is a mirage this season, sometimes he’s good, sometimes he does not exist. Sometimes he has a concussion, sometimes he says he did not get a concussion. Sometimes RGIII throws the deep ball, other times he runs. I would trade an inconsistent good TE along with another player to upgrade my TE.