1. Buy Low
Jimmy Garoppolo – In week 1, Garoppolo faced the Vikings in Minnesota. The matchup was extremely tough and he struggled to produce, scoring nine fantasy points. In week 2, he was without his top target, Marquise Goodwin, and the 49ers took a large lead early in the game, limiting throwing necessity. I’m not concerned about Garoppolo, and still value him as a low-end QB1. The 49ers play Kansas City next week, and I expect his price to rise after the game. Kansas City is allowing 34 fantasy points per game to opposing QBs through two weeks. I’m buying Garoppolo this week, before he posts a quality score in week 3.
Also buy: Deshaun Watson
David Johnson – There has been a ton of negativity surrounding the Cardinals this week after they were shut out by the Rams. There’s been a lack of creativity in the Cardinals play calling, and I’m genuinely concerned as Johnson is not seeing the receiving work he’s used to. Chase Edmonds is playing significantly more than we expected, and the Cardinals offense looks terrible. At the same time, we know how talented Johnson is, so it just takes a scheme change (and maybe a quarterback change) to put him in the RB1 category again. If I can buy Johnson for an RB2 price, I’m pulling the trigger and hoping the Cardinals can respond to their pitiful start.
Also buy: Austin Ekeler, Ronald Jones, Aaron Jones
Demaryius Thomas – Emmanuel Sanders was the story in week 1, but Thomas saw 10 targets in the first week. Sanders outscored Thomas again in week 2, but Thomas had 11 targets. Thomas recorded only 18 receiving yards on those 11 opportunities, creating a buy low opportunity. Thomas leads the team in air yards (airyards.com), yet has not had the success of Sanders through two weeks. Thomas remains a quality WR2 in PPR leagues and is someone you can add for a WR3 price right now.
Also buy: Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr., Corey Davis, Robby Anderson
George Kittle, David Njoku, Jack Doyle – Tight end seems like a position with multiple buys right now. George Kittle had a disappointing game in week 2, but remains a top 10 tight end this season. He has 144 air yards through two weeks, ranking fifth among tight ends. David Njoku has seen 14 targets in two games but has only come up with 10.3 PPR points. With the amount of attention Tyrod Taylor gave to Charles Clay in his time with Buffalo, I think Njoku is worth a look as a high-upside TE2. Jack Doyle also stands out as a guy who should be locked into the TE1 conversation all season. Doyle’s 15 targets rank fourth among tight ends this season, but Eric Ebron’s touchdowns have opened the window to buy Doyle.