Week 5 Buy Low targets
- Updated: September 30, 2013
Whether you are 0-4, 4-0 or somewhere in between, it is never too early to start taking advantage of your fellow leaguemates. Especially those poor souls who are 0-4 and are ready to give up on their team. This article is dedicated to kicking your friends while they are down, and taking advantage of some tasty buy low targets. If you need some trade advice and are wondering who you should offer in a deal to land one of the names below, jump into our forums. We have one of the fastest growing fantasy sports communities on the web today, and plenty of active readers to help you solve your trade dilemmas.
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Week 5 – Fantasy Football 2013 – Buy Low Targets
Doug Martin – Tampa Bay Bucs (Projected Rank: 2, Actual Rank: 53)
I have already seen Martin trades go down in 2 of my 3 money leagues this year, as the muscle hamster is stuck on one of the worst teams in the NFL. It didn’t get any better in week 4 as Martin ran the ball 27 times for 45 yards! Owners are scrambling to unload Dougie, and this week may easily be his lowest point of the season. With Vincent Jackson hurting, and a new QB under center, I expect the Bucs to continue to feed their workhorse back throughout the season. There is always value in a back that carries the ball 20+ times per game, the key here is to find the right deal. If you can offer up a WR2 for Martin at this point of the season, I would consider it a steal
Ray Rice – Baltimore Ravens (Projected Rank: 5, Actual Rank: 200)
Rice owners knew they were in trouble in week 2 went he went down with that hip pointer injury, didn’t get any production out of Rice in week 3, and then just 5 carries for 17 yards in week 4. If there was ever a time to buy low on Ray Rice, this is it. The Ravens will clearly need his production on a team bereft of talent (looking at you Joe Flacco), and Rice stated that he came out of week 4 healthy. He should be up to his old tricks by week 5, so this may be your one time to pounce. Don’t insult his owner, but make an offer for Rice now before we get into week 5 action, and hopefully you can steal away a top 10 workhorse back.
Roddy White – Atlanta Falcons (Projected rank: 28, Actual Rank: 2451)
White has struggled to play through an ankle sprain all season, and with the results lacking thus far, it is prime time to buy low on the talented wide receiver. Anyone who watched the Sunday Night Football game between the Patriots and Falcons saw a WR who was struggling to create separation off the line, but when it came down to 4th and 7 for the game, who did Atlanta turn to? Roddy White. Did he make the play? Nope. How could this possibly be construed as a good thing? It shows that White is almost back. The coaching staff trusted in his ability enough to send him (and only him) into the end zone to make the potential game winning catch. Week 5? Doesn’t look great for Roddy, but I expect him to be back to 100% by week 7, and if you can afford to stash and wait he should offer plenty of value in the second half of the season and fantasy football 2013 playoffs
Hakeem Nicks – New York Giants (Projected rank: 47, Actual Rank: 169)
For a team that has been this good, for this long, the Giants are a bit of a mystery. They are struggling to even remain competitive, and since a sprained finger in week 2, Nicks has caught just 3 balls for 33 yards (all in week 4, as he went without a catch in week 3). Clearly, the Giants need to get back on the same page with their struggling WR, and week 5 would appear to be a prime opportunity as the Giants face division rival Philadelphia. Make a low ball offer now for Nicks, as you may be able to land him with a WR4 at this point in the season, and if he returns to form you have yourself a solid WR2/3 for the rest of 2013
That is it for my week 5, fantasy football 2013 – buy low targets article. Any questions or comments? Feel free to post them below as I respond to all readers, or join us in the forums and talk fantasy football all season long!