1. Buy Low
Jameis Winston – Winston took over for Ryan Fitzpatrick in week four and will start for the Buccaneers after their week five bye. Considering what Fitzpatrick was able to accomplish in the first three weeks of the season, there is reason to be excited about Winston. With a poor defense, an ineffective run game, and a bevy of talented receivers, Winston should be effective for fantasy. I expect the Buccaneers to be involved in some shootouts this season, and Winston should be available on plenty of waiver wires and may be easy enough to acquire in 2QB leagues as well.
Leonard Fournette – It’s clear what the Jaguars want to do with Fournette on the field as he toted seven carries on the Jaguars first drive before injuring his hamstring again later in the game. Fournette owners will likely grow impatient, especially if he missed the week five contest. I’m certainly concerned when a running back has repeated soft tissue injuries, but if my team is in a good position now, acquiring Fournette for a postseason push could be a league-winning move.
Doug Baldwin – Baldwin returned in week four to post five catches for 41 yards. Considering it was his first game back, 9.1 PPR points shouldn’t be disappointing, but won’t create confidence for Baldwin owners, opening the buying window. Once ranked inside of my top ten wide receivers this season, I loved the opportunity Baldwin would see with Jimmy Graham and Paul Richardson with new teams. The Seahawks are in desperate need of some consistency in their passing offense and Baldwin can provide that. In PPR especially, I’m buying Baldwin as a WR2 for the rest of the season.
Rob Gronkowski – This may be too obvious, and it also may be too difficult to acquire Gronkowski, but I’m at least starting a conversation with the Gronk owner in every league I’m in. The Patriots offense sputtered in the first three weeks, and then played in a blow out in week four where Gronk wasn’t needed. I prefer Travis Kelce to Gronk at this point, and Zach Ertz is in the same tier, but after those three, there is a big drop off. With how shallow tight end has become, having a clear advantage at the position each week can create some mismatches against your weekly opponents and Gronk is as cheap as he’s been all season.