Week 8: Fantasy Football Add/Drop

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Adds:

Nelson Agholor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles

This may seem like a crazy add, as Agholor has yet to catch more than three passes in a game this season and is currently rehabbing a high ankle sprain. This is purely a bet on his talent, the other Eagles receivers inability to catch a pass, and Chip Kelly’s high-octane system. When healthy, Agholor has incredible ability, and should have at least one good game for the Eagles down the stretch. If you have an empty spot on your bench, take a flyer on the talented rookie.  

DeSean Jackson, WR, Washington

Similar to Packers WR DaVante Adams in last week’s column, DeSean would count as a buy low if he was not available in 31 percent of ESPN leagues. Many owners have gotten frustrated with Jackson’s inability to get on the field this season. However, when he does eventually overcome a hamstring injury, he should return to his old self. If he is available in your league, add the wideout to your roster.

 


 

Drops:

Alfred Morris, RB, Washington

Morris’ lack of production is the latest example that no player can truly be a safe fantasy option. Before the season, Morris was viewed as a failsafe option who should get around ten points a week. That has not been close to the case; rookie Matt Jones and second-year back Chris Thompson have taken most of Morris’ carries this year. Barring injuries to those those two backs, it does not look like Washington will give Morris any more opportunities to live up to his preseason expectations.

Knile Davis, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

When star running back Jamaal Charles went down with a torn ACL two weeks ago, many people assumed Davis would resume his role as primary backup and be a solid fantasy option for the rest of the season. That has not happened this year. Second-year back Charcandrick West was handed the ball 22 times and caught two passes last week against Pittsburgh. It appears that Charles’ river of carries is heading West, away from the Knile.


 

Buy Low:

Brandin Cooks, WR, New Orleans Saints

Cooks’ ability has not translated to the stat sheet this season, as he has only one 100 yard game on the season and has only scored a single touchdown. The talented wideout has still gotten the bulk of Drew Brees’ targets, and his stats should start mirroring his value soon. See if you can grab him off a frustrated owner and Cooks up some fantasy success in weeks to come.


 

Sell High:

Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys

This might be the oddest sell high ever appearing in this space, as Bryant has not played since Week 1, so how on earth would he have a high value? Well, Bryant appears ripe to play in the next few weeks, and his name is known well enough that most owners will still fork over the same value as if he were healthy. At this point, all Bryant can really do is match his lofty expectations, underperform, or injure himself again. If you can get good value for Dez, you would be protecting yourself from the possibility of his numbers dipping due to star QB Tony Romo’s absence, and the recovered bone in his foot breaking again.