IDP Stock Market Week 12

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Who are the best stock market investments and liquidations for Week 12? Here’s who to buy and sell, to help your fantasy portfolio this season!


Every fantasy manager should look at their teams as the stock market. You want to buy rising stocks for cheap and sell at their peak, to secure a premium return. And just like stockbrokers and investors, you want to diversify your portfolio, with several different options. Not all stocks pan out and sometimes there are substantial losses, but there are also those penny stocks that can make you rich! You have to diversify your fantasy portfolio with all types of stocks that can help you maximize your returns. Hopefully, my weekly stock market can guide you to a championship and those big payouts and help avoid those major losses.

With the NFL season just past halfway complete and fantasy league teams beginning to position themselves for a championship run or selling off valuable pieces to build for the future, I am going to do something different with this week’s stock market article. In this piece, I am going to look at one player at each position who can provide a great return for both buyers and sellers. These are the more popular names that are game-changers for contenders and bring a high return for those looking to cash in.

Stock Market Investments

 

DE, Trey Hendrickson, New Orleans Saints

Last Week: 33 snaps (53%), 2 tackles, 2 solos, 1 TFL, 3 QB Hits, 2 sacks

 

My first stock market investment, Trey Hendrickson, is as hot as any player in the NFL right now. The fourth-year product from Florida Atlantic University has been everything that the Saints had hoped that Marcus Davenport would be. Hendrickson has at least one sack in eight of the ten games played and has two or more sacks in two of the last three weeks. He currently leads the NFL in sacks at 9.5. He’s also averaging 1.7 QB hits per game, which indicates how frequently he’s getting to the quarterback. Hendrickson is a must add to any IDP portfolio. His maximum value comes in fantasy leagues where sacks receive premium scoring. Surprisingly he can still be picked up off of waivers in some leagues. If you need help with sacks or at the defensive end, then Hendrickson is worth trying to acquire.

 

DT, Folorunso “Foley” Fatusaki, New York Jets

Last Week: 41 snaps (50%), 6 tackles, 3 solos, 1 TFL

 

My next stock market investment is one that I have been watching very closely for the past few weeks. I wanted to watch how he was trending before making him one of my investment options, but Fatusaki’s stock has been steadily climbing and he’s a prime % buy-low investment that can provide a solid return each week. Over the last four games played, he’s made three starts for the Jets and has produced consistent numbers. Over that span, Fatusaki has recorded 22 total tackles, eleven solos, one TFL, and one forced fumble. He can be had for pennies on the dollar, meaning he can be picked up off waivers almost everywhere. It’s a piece like this, that can be a game-changer for fantasy managers, especially as we are now closing in on the fantasy playoffs. A low investment that can pay back solids dividends.

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FS, Justin Simmons, Denver Broncos

Last Week: 65 snaps (100%), 7 tackles, 6 solos, 1 Interception, 2 PBUs

 

My last stock market investment is a well-known stock, but for whatever reason doesn’t get the recognition like some of the big names receive. None the less, he’s producing just as good or even better than some of those said big-name stocks. Over the last four weeks, in particular, he’s been red hot! During that span, he’s recorded 26 total tackles, 19 solos, three interceptions, and five PBUs. As you can see, he’s getting the tackles and the big impact plays and that equals big-time fantasy scoring. In our Listener League 2, Simmons has averaged just over twenty fantasy points per game over that four-game stretch. While he’s rostered in nearly every league, he’s shockingly only being started in 92% of MFL.com leagues. With that kind of production, it should be 100%. Go see what it would cost to acquire him in a trade and I bet you’ll be surprised that he’s actually a steal.

 

Blue Chip Stock of the Week

 

SS, Ashtyn Davis, New York Jets

Last Week: 81 snaps (99%), 12 tackles, 8 solos, 1 TFL, 1 fumble recovery

 

It has taken half a season for this week’s blue-chip stock market investment to start providing fantasy managers with a return. Davis has started the last three games for the New York Jets and produced some big results. Over those three starts, he has recorded 21 total tackles and 15 solos and recorded his first ten plus tackle game (12) last week versus the Los Angeles Chargers. While Davis has been putting up big numbers, it’s not just due to a high volume but he’s been super efficient with his opportunities. He currently has only missed two tackles and his missed tackle rate is 6.9%. That pretty impressive for a rookie no matter the role. You’ll be surprised he’s still available on waivers in a number of leagues. Even in the ones, he’s rostered he can still be acquired fairly cheaply. 

 

Stock Market Liquidations

 

FS, Tracy Walker, Detroit Lions

Last Week: 37 snaps (52%), 2 tackles, 1 solo

 

My first stock market liquidation is one that many fantasy experts were high on to begin the season and rightfully so, after his breakout season in 2019. It looked like Walker would have another terrific year through the first half of this season. However, after a week nine bye for the Lions, Walker’s role has changed drastically. He went from being a starter and playing roughly around 90% of the snaps to being a backup and under 50% of the snaps. With that drop in playing time, his numbers have fallen off the map. Over the last two games, he’s managed just a mere three total tackles and two solos. That’s a major drop off from the 6.3 tackles per game he was averaging before the bye week. Will this lack of production continue or how long is anyone’s guess? I suggest selling your shares of him now before it’s too late and everyone else sees this drop-off.

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LB, Avery Williamson, Pittsburgh Steelers

Last Week: 8 snaps (14%), 1 tackle, 1 solo

 

My next stock market liquidation is such a head-scratcher for me. Pittsburgh suffered a significant loss when they lost 2nd-year phenom Devin Bush, to an injury. When they traded for Williamson and like many, it seemed like a no brainer of an answer to fix that problem. I myself jumped all over buying as many Willaimson shares as possible, but like many other fantasy managers, I have been very disappointed and now need to seemingly cut my losses. In his two games with the Steelers, he has a total of 19 total snaps and one tackle. A huge drop off from his last three weeks with the Jets where he had 33 total tackles and 20 solos. Why Pittsburgh is choosing to go with an average guy such as Robert Spillane, is beyond me, but until I can see a change, I feel you have to sell your shares of Williamson right now. 

 

Thanks for reading my article and if you enjoyed it, you can read more of my articles on my author page at IDP Guys and Dynasty Football Digest. I am a member of the FSWA (Fantasy Sports Writers of America) and you can also follow me on social media, on Twitter at @HollywoodTitan, on Facebook on my IDPNation page, on Reddit in the fantasy football IDP sub I’m user KingTitan1 and you can tune in each week and listen to the podcasts, IDP Nation & Devy IDP Grind, that I co-host, on many different platforms. Feel free to hit me up with any questions that you have, as I’m always glad to help fellow IDPers. #IDPNation #IDP #IDPDevy

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