Hello fantasy fanatics,
The fantasy football season is nearing its half-way mark and if you're like me, you need a little extra push to secure a spot in your league's playoffs.
Here are some players you should try to buy low on who might come back dominant in the second half of the season who might score you a trip to the Championship:
1. RB Doug Martin
Martin has barely played this season due to injury but is expected back soon and is on one of the highest rushing attampts per game teams in the Buccaneers. He's a bonafide RB1 when he comes back with how often Tampa hands it off to try and make life easier for Jameis, and last year he ended up as a top 5 overall running back in fantasy.
If he has been dropped in your league or is sitting on someone's bench, see if you can acquire him before he starts tearing it up.
2. WR Donte Moncrief
Moncrief was Andrew Luck's clear #2 target and the first guy he looked to in the redzone this season before he got hurt, similar to Martin. A big-bodied WR, Luck has found Jack Doyle instead for touchdowns but Moncrief was a big-play guy as well despite being a #2 option.
But what's really tantalizing about him? The Colts play teams very weak versus the pass like Green Bay, Pit, Houston, the Jets and the rest of the AFC South the rest of the year on a pass-happy team with a bad defense.
That's a recipe for fantasy success.
3. WR Golden Tate
Golden Tate's explosion last week was no joke. He'll see more of that see explosion in the second half of the season. And while Stafford can find different guys, Tate is clearly the go-to guy in the middle of the field and a big playmaker for the Lions.
Some fantasy owners might be looking to sell high on Tate after this week's explosion, but if you can acquire him, you might be the one laughing in the end.
4. QB Andy Dalton
He hasn't been the fantasy machine he was last year without Tyler Eifert, but he's still been consistent and getting the ball to A.J. Green despite a poor rushing attack this season. But once Eifert returns, the Bengals play--teams weak vs. the pass, including the Baltimore Ravens, who were torched by Eli and OBJ this week. Dalton getting Eifert back and Gio ahead of Jeremy Hill as the #1 back means plays in the screen passing game.
I think we could start seeing a 10+ point shift in Dalton's average weekly fantasy points the rest of the year, provided Eifert can stay healthy.
5. WR Stefon Diggs
Diggs exploded in Week 2 and fantasy owners were drooling all over him. Then...80 yards in two weeks with zero touchdowns.. But don't give up on him yet.-His injury will have healed some over the bye week and Diggs is the Vikings' top offensive weapon and should be in for a plethora of targets, similar to their mini version of the Steelers' Antonio Brown. Granted, he still has been held out of practice so you might have to wait a week.
But with the way Sam Bradford is playing, field a decent offer for Diggs and you might end up on the winning side of that trade come the fantasy playoffs.
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