5 Players To Buy Low On In Fantasy Football After Week 6

Rhamondre Stevenson, George Kittle, Joe Mixon, Fantasy Football
NFL Analysis Network

Week 7 is very important in the world of Fantasy Football. We are about halfway through the virtual world’s regular season and managers have to make an honest assessment of where their team is at.

Do they have enough to make a run at a playoff spot in their league? Or do some moves have to be made to better position themselves? If moves have to be made, who are the players you should be targeting to improve your roster?

Around the NFL, there are a number of players who are in a position to break out sooner than later. That presents good buy-low opportunities for Fantasy Football managers. Who would fall into that category? One player to keep an eye on is running back Rhamondre Stevenson of the New England Patriots.

After splitting reps with Ezekiel Elliott, Stevenson was given the larger portion of snaps in Week 6, playing 36 compared to 30 for Elliott as the only running back on the field. All of the two-minute drill work went to Stevenson and he outsnapped Elliott on third down 6-2 as well.

That is a positive trend, and if it continues, Stevenson should start living up to the lofty ADP he had this summer. After being a top-20 running back the first two seasons, he was back to the same role in Week 6 against the Las Vegas Raiders.

If an impatient owner has Stevenson in your league, make an offer and see what happens. Another running back cementing his status as the lead back for his team is Alexander Mattison of the Minnesota Vikings.

This looked like a headache waiting to happen when the Vikings acquired Cam Akers from the Los Angeles Rams. But, Mattison re-established himself at the top of the pecking order. His usage has been great, as he has received at least 17 carries in three straight games, a trend that is likely to continue with Justin Jefferson sidelined.

With more involvement in the passing game, Mattison’s ceiling in Fantasy Football is getting higher. This is the time to buy if your roster needs help in the backfield. Another running back in a high-power offense worth looking into is Joe Mixon of the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Bengals’ offense as a whole has struggled this season, which has led to some underwhelming numbers. A touchdown regression has knocked him down the rankings, but a lot of his advanced stats remain the same from last year.

With positive touchdown regression potentially on the way, Mixon makes for a great trade target. Joe Burrow should be healthier coming out of the bye, which will help the entire team as a whole get on track. A few more check-downs wouldn’t hurt either, as passing game involvement is key to running backs value in Fantasy Football.

If a wide receiver is what you need, Jerry Jeudy of the Denver Broncos could fill that void. He isn’t coming close to the career-high numbers he produced last season, but a trade could be on the horizon which would boost his value immensely.

His playing time saw a significant drop in Week 6, but that could have been driven by the Broncos not wanting him to get hurt so they could get maximum value in return. At this point, a trade is what is best in real life and Fantasy Football for Jeudy.

Last but not least, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle presents a good buy-low opportunity. Coming off the worst game of his NFL career in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns, plenty of managers will be looking to move on from him.

Cleveland, however, has been excellent this season at erasing opposing tight ends from game plans. Kittle was their latest victim, providing a good chance for you to acquire him on the cheap in Fantasy Football. With Christian McCaffrey and Deebo Samuel also nursing injuries, Kittle’s usage will go up as long as they are sidelined.

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