Week 1 Dynasty Buy, Sell or Hold

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It’s an overreaction Tuesday. Here we bring you some names to buy and sell in leagues to capitalize on the highs and lows of from this past weeks action with Week 1 Dynasty Buy, Sell or Hold


Dynasty Buys

Austin Ekeler – Los Angeles Chargers

Ekeler was one of the most tilting players of the weekend, as he got 20 touches but just one reception. He also ceded some goal line work to rookie Joshua Kelley. After an off-season where some believed he could be the overall RB1, he came back to earth a bit. If you are in a league where the Ekeler owner is ready to jump off the train, don’t hesitate to get on board. Ekeler looked terrific yesterday and had a number of strong outside runs. Teams across the NFL were working running backs in tandem, so it’s a positive to see him get the touches in what feels like it was a bad day. If Ekeler punches in a touchdown or catches four-to-five passes, we aren’t talking about him today. See if you can get him at any type of discount.

Mike Evans – Tampa Bay

Evans was shadowed by Marcus Lattimore in what has become somewhat of an annual tradition. He only managed one catch, though it did go for a touchdown, and a paltry two yards. Tom Brady looked out of sync and the Tampa Bay offense never got going in what ended up being a blowout loss to the Saints. This was a really tough match-up for the Buccaneers, so a bounce back is almost inevitable here. Fantasy players are suffering from player fatigue with Evans as he is going into his 7thyear in the league, despite turning just 27 in August. Evans has had 1,000 yards every season since he entered the NFL. The combination of Bruce Arians, Brady, and the fact he is a legitimately good football player means he is a great target for a week 1 dynasty buy.

 

Dynasty Sells

Cam Newton – New England

The final stat line from Sunday made it feel like vintage Cam Newton. 75 yards rushing and two touchdowns to go with 155 efficient yards through the air. He finished as a top-10 QB option and the fantasy community now believes Newton is headed for a big year. That is exactly why now is the time to put him on the trading block. Fantasy players love overreacting to player performance and Newtons’ numbers Sunday will cause people to do just that. However, in watching the game, I think Newton is going to struggle to score major points on a weekly basis. Sure, his rushing equity helps his floor but the Patriots have hardly any weapons in the passing game outside of Julian Edelman and the offense played at a snail’s pace. If you have Newton on a dynasty roster, float him out there today and see if you can get someone to bite.

David Johnson – Houston

Since he played on Thursday, you might have already missed the window to sell David Johnson. On the off chance you haven’t, make the move this week. Sure, Johnson ran relatively well, picking up yards inside the tackle. He also scored on a nice 19-yard run in going over 100 yards from scrimmage. Some might think we were seeing the 2016 version of Johnson, but the reality is he is washed and it is a matter of time before he is too banged up to play. Every week you have him on your roster is another week you are running the risk of him landing on the IR and not getting anything of value for him. Try to make a move sooner than later.

 

Dynasty Holds

Adrian Peterson – Detroit

It’s 2020, so having Peterson, who entered the league back in 2007, as a ‘Hold’ altogether is surprising. After signing with Detroit just over a week ago, Peterson led the Lions in rushing on Sunday with 93 yards on the ground. He also chipped in three receptions for 21 yards, showing he still have something left in the tank. I thought Peterson looked surprisingly strong running inside for the Lions. He showed good burst and attacked downhill. Detroit has Kerryon Johnson and 2020 2nd round pick De’Andre Swift already in the fold. However, it would not shock me to see Matt Patricia give Peterson the bulk of the work. He is only 961 yards away from passing Barry Sanders on the all-time rushing list. We all remember how Patricia treated Legarrette Blount and his 2.7 YPC in 2018. Hang on to Peterson if you have him, he is the top week 1 dynasty hold.


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