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Brian’s Fantasy Breakdown: Week 8

Buy Low

Marlon Mack

Despite preseason hype revolving around Jordan Wilkins in the Colts’ backfield, Mack is starting to prove himself as their main running back. Since Mack’s return from injury in week 6, he has 31 rushes, which is more than the rest of their backfield in that span combined. Mack had a great performance in week seven as he totaled 31.9 points in PPR leagues. I see Mack as a flex/RB2 option going forward.

Doug Baldwin

Since Baldwin has come back from injury, his fantasy stock has been slowly rising. Baldwin has a very slim injury history as he has only missed two games in his previous six seasons. In week 6, Baldwin led the Seahawks in targets, receptions, and receiving yards. Also, Baldwin tends to start off slow in fantasy, but I believe after Seattle’s bye this week, Baldwin will get back to the WR2 that he was drafted as.

Sell High

Tyler Lockett

Lockett’s regression is contingent upon the return of Doug Baldwin in Seattle. Lockett has had a very impressive start to the season as he has scored in every game but one. I don’t see him maintaining his touchdown frequency, as he has only six receptions in the past two weeks. With Doug Baldwin set to come back into the lineup, his best performances are behind him, so sell high on him.

Tyrell Williams

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Williams has had an impressive last two weeks, but at the end of the day, he belongs on your fantasy team’s bench. Williams has not had a game yet this season with over five targets. The volume is not there for Williams as the Chargers have so many weapons. In addition to Melvin Gordon and Keenan Allen’s consistent production, Mike Williams in his second year in the league has been starting to live up to the hype. The past two weeks were his only games all season with double-digit fantasy points, and I don’t see many more double-digit games going forward, which is why I recommend selling high on him this week.

 

 

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