2020 Buy Low Candidates
March 10, 2020 No Comments Article, Free Agency, Trade Targets Jeff DiMatteo

2020 Buy Low Candidates

The off-season is prime time for players to take massive swings in value and you want to be on the right side of that. Whether you acquire assets you believe in or stash to move at a later date you need to know which buy low guys to buy. Here is a list of 2020 buy-low candidates to keep an eye on.

Marcus Mariota

We all know the tale of Mariota and how 2019 ended for him. Realistically, he’s bound to get another chance with an NFL team in the future because people will view his 2016 season as a positive foundation to build on. 26:9 TD: INT ratio and 349 rushing yards. He’s a stash in SF leagues and could be a “throw in” player you acquire in other trades. He’ll have another chance.

Jordan Howard

Jordan Howard is a forgotten man from 2019. He was actually having a decent stretch, averaging 16 touches a game from weeks 3-9 while putting together some solid performances. While the receiving work has never been there for him he has always been efficient as a runner. Howard scored all 6 of his TD’s through that 7 game stretch and he earned himself a huge role before the injury. Landing spot will absolutely matter for Howard but he will have a market and I expect the Eagles, Bucs, and Texans to be in play. Only 25, Howard has plenty to offer for a team that wants to pound the rock.

Chris Thompson

Thompson may go down as one of the biggest “what if’s” of the 2010s. When healthy he’s been a PPR monster. After starting his first 4 games by covering 10 PPR points, he vanished because of injury and managed only 1 more game of 10 or more from week 13-17. A free agent and turning 30 in 2020, Thompson could find himself in another pass-catching role and the right team could make him fantasy for another 1-2 years. Buying has no risk with the potential of a spot start RB3 in PPR leagues. 

Robby Anderson

I’ve done plenty of talking on Robby Anderson this off-season. Long story short, improving QB play could vault him into a consistent WR2. Check out the article on Robby Anderson and what his potential could be on a new team right here.

 

AJ Green

This sucks. We should be talking about “is Aj Green a sell high because he’s getting older and still putting up dominant numbers?” but instead it’s “Aj Green dominates the field… when he’s on it.” Fantasy players need to take a realist approach to Green. His body and mind should be fully recovered after taking a year off but will his lower extremities hold up? If I’m contending, I’m buying. The Bengals have all but said he’s not going anywhere. The Bengals may be rebuilding but they need to retain as much talent as possible for Joe Burrow to continue progressing as a passer. When healthy, he’s 1000+ yards and 6+ TD’s and that enough for me to kick the tires on Greens final run at dominance.

Demarcus Robinson

Demarcus Robinson has been an off-season buy and stash for me for about a year now. I felt really good about proclaiming Robinson as a breakout after his 32 pt game in week 2 but that was it. Round 2. He’s a free agent and he’s F.A.S.T. Robinson is going to have a strong market based on the lack of supreme talent in Free Agency and because teams will view Robinson as someone who can stretch the field. On the other side, Watkins is expected to retire or be released so even if Robinson decides to run it back he will have his moments playing with the best QB in the NFL. 

Breshad Perriman 

Perriman is in a unique situation. The former 1st rounder was seen as a bust in Cleveland but revitalized himself in Tampa Bay. Yes, pass-heavy team, I know but that should actually work in his favor. By week 16, he was the WR1 on that team and they did not miss a beat. He had at least 5 receptions and 100 yards in each of the last 3 weeks but also looked physically dominant on the field. Someone is going to rightfully pay him.

Eric Ebron

Only 26 years old, Ebron is joining one of the strongest TE markets I’ve ever seen. Yes, he’s only 26 years old. He’ll be 27 in April. Yes, I am as surprised as you are. The strength of this market may actually work in Ebron’s favor when teams will have to “settle” after missing out on some of the other big names out there. Ebron could quietly find himself in another starting role with a team that wants to utilize his strengths in the RZ. Good TE’s are to find and Ebron has the track record to prove he can do it.

 

We hope this list of 2020 buy-low candidates help you find some solid assets for pennies on the dollar!

 

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