Week 9: Fantasy Football Add/Drop

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Adds:

Vernon Davis, TE, Denver Broncos

Davis has been a disappointment over the past couple years, as his preseason buzz and name recognition have failed to generate fantasy results. A rare trade deadline deal sent him to Denver, where he may receive a jolt from Peyton Manning and the Denver offense. Add Davis if you need a tight end.

Kamar Aiken, WR, Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens’ terrible season just got worse, as star receiver Steve Smith Sr. tore his achilles last week against the Chargers. Aiken is now the best receiver on the team, and should receive the bulk of the targets going forward. Add Kamar if your receiving corps need a boost.


 

Drops:

Blaine Gabbert, QB, San Francisco 49ers

This is a proactive drop suggestion. You might have read that 49ers plan to bench Colin Kaepernick for Gabbert and thought to yourself, “Hey, maybe he could be decent.” Blaine Gabbert is one of the worst quarterbacks to ever suit up in the NFL. He is just terrible. He will not be good on the actual football field, the fantasy football field, or any other field. If you already added him, drop him immediately.

James Jones, WR, Green Bay Packers

Davante Adams returned last week and played most of the snaps in the loss to the Broncos. Assuming neither Adams nor Cobb gets hurt again, Jones will not be seeing the field much for the rest of the year, meaning you can safely let him go.


 

Buy Low:

Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers

Cobb has struggled this year after Jordy Nelson went down in the preseason. Green Bay has had no reliable target to pair with Cobb all season, allowing defenses to key in on him. With Davante Adams back, defenses should stop being able to focus solely on Cobb and will give him some space to operate in.


 

Sell High:

Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants

This is a somewhat cheeky sell high, as you honestly probably can’t get great value for Manning. He is a decent fantasy quarterback, but he is replaceable. However, he has Odell Beckham Jr. on his team, and, as a result, will have a monster game every once in awhile. He is coming off one of said games against the Saints, in which he threw six touchdowns. If you can find an owner in your league willing to give up top dollar for Manning, by all means do it, but I would temper my expectations with this one.