Another fantasy season has started and the weekly Buy/Sell column is here to guide you and help you decide which players to buy low or add from the wire and which players to sell high or flat out drop to improve your chances for fantasy domination. Before diving into the recommendations, it would be amiss to not include the following from Stephen Curry.
Chef Curry with the chef’s kiss move on Dilon Brooks. The offensive flow of this guys is truly unmatched.
Usually this introduction will feature a recap of last week’s suggestions, so this will happen as per usual with next week’s article. For now, let’s go to the players we will discuss.
Julius Randle: It is simple a matter of spatistical correction with Randle, as he is shooting 29.5% from the field and 64% from the line to start the season. Both of those would be career lows and I doubt he will hit them as he enters his 9th season in the NBA at 29 years of age. It is the perfect time to throw a buy low offer to the Randle owner in your league, as his counting stats seem stable, so the eventual correction of his percentages will greatly boost his value.
Jalen Suggs: After a very forgettable first game to the season, Suggs has been a valuable fantasy contributor in his next 3 games, despite shooting just 41% from the field. He makes up for it with 1.5 triples, 1.5 steals and has started strong on the glass with 5.8 boards. His appeal is further increased for this week due to the fact that the Magic play on Thursday and Saturday, which are relatively low volume games so you can get 2 games out of him from a single streaming spot (34% owned).
Davion Mitchell: De’Aaron Fox will be sidelined at least for today’s game with an ankle sprain so the next man up is Davion Mitchell and we even have early confirmation that he will start against the Warriors today. He rarely gets the chance for starter minutes but he can be a great source of steals and assists, if you can offset his usually bad fg%. He is available in the majority of leagues but a good performance today might quickly change that (4% owned).
Eric Gordon: Another player helped by both injuries and the schedule is Eric Gordon. Bradley Beal and Devin Booker remain without a timetable for their return, while the Suns play 3 games this week and one of them is in the low volume Thursday. Gordon mean while has been producing 16.5 points, 2.8 triples and 2.8 assists and his average of 31 minutes per game seems pretty safe until the aforementioned duo returns (34% owned).
Collin Sexton: Unfortunately for Sexton it has become pretty apparent that he will not be the point guard of the future for Utah. The problem for fantasy is that he can not even be the point guard of the present, as he is averaging only 19.8 minutes and is ranked 282nd in per game value for the season. Keyonte George is coming for his minutes and you could argue even Kris Dunn has outperformed him so it remains a mystery to me why he is still owned in 49% of Yahoo leagues. Drop him and either stash George if you are patient or stream his spot.
Obi Toppin: I was expecting more minutes for Toppin to begin the season, now that he was freed from Tom Thibodeau’s rotations, but the reality has been unfortunately quite disappointing. Despite averaging 5 more minutes, his stats are not much different from his Knicks days and he has not been very convincing in real life as well. It is OK to hold him and he has been a borderline top180 player, but if there is a hot free agent you have been eyeing to grab, go for it (46% owned).
As always, feel free to discuss in the comments the players I picked and any other fantasy related questions. Have a great fantasy season!