• IDP Stock Market Week 7

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    Who are the best stock market investments and liquidations for Week 7? 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, in order to secure a premium return. And just like stockbrokers and investors, you want to diversify your portfolio, with a number of 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 you 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.

    Stock Market Investments

    (Blue Chip Stock of the Week)

    LB, Tyrell Adams, Houston Texans

    Last Week: 57 snaps (76%), 8 tackles, 6 solos, 1 TFL, 1 QB Hit, 1 sack, 2 PBUs

     My top stock market investment of the week is fifth-year linebacker, Tyrell Adams. Until now, he had been nothing more than a backup/special teams guy that played sporadically. A shoulder injury to starter Benardrick McKinney landed him on the IR. The door has opened for Adams to get his chance. In his two starts, Adams has performed extremely well, recording a total of 20 tackles, 12 solos, two TFLs, one sack, two PBUs, and one fumble recovery. He’s been a great waiver pickup for fantasy managers, as he has scored 20+ fantasy points in those two starts. Adams is a fast-rising stock that is a must add to your fantasy portfolio.


    LB, Avery Williamson, New York Jets

    Last Week: 53 snaps (95%), 11 tackles, 11 solos

    The Jets brought back my next stock market investment, Avery Williamson, slowly to start this season. He missed all of last year with an ACL injury. Having sat out all of last season, most fantasy managers have forgotten about him. Now with his terrific play the last two weeks, they are quickly being reminded just how good of a fantasy option he is. The Jets have been horrible this season, but if they have one bright spot, it has been Williamson. Over the last two games, he’s registered 19 tackles, 17 solos, one interception, and two PBUs. Williamson is a must-start option, as he faces two teams (Buffalo & New England) over the next three weeks, in which he averages over eight tackles per game. Add this high return stock to your portfolios.

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    DE, Emmanuel Ogbah, Miami Dolphins

    Last Week: 53 snaps (75%), 5 tackles, 3 solos, 2 TFLs, 4 QB Hits, 2 sacks

    My next stock market investment is one that has produced a nice return investment for fantasy managers over his first four seasons of his career. But now in year five, his stock is yielding the highest return to date. Ogbah, now on his third team, seems to finally found a perfect fit with Miami. Through six games, he has tallied five sacks, which is just a 0.5 sack of his personal best (2016 & 2019). Ogbah has had at least half a sack in five of the six games. As you can see he’s on pace to shatter his career-high in sacks and not only that, he is on pace to produce personal best in tackles as well. Ogbah and the Dolphins are on a bye this week and is a terrific investment that won’t cost you a lot to invest in.


    SS, DeShon Elliott, Baltimore Ravens

    Last Week: 72 snaps (100%), 3 tackles, 1 solo, 1 PBU, 2 forced fumbles

    My last stock market investment is a 2nd-year youngster that is getting his chance to start, DeShon Elliott. He took advantage of that chance and is running with it. Elliott has started all six games for the Ravens and fills the stat box each week. Surprisingly he is still available in a lot of leagues. Elliott’s tackles numbers aren’t eye-popping but he makes enough impact plays to be a viable fantasy option. If you’re looking for a cheap option that you can plug in as a starter, then Elliott is a great buy-low option. I expect his tackles to increase, which will make him a nice addition to your fantasy portfolio.

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    Stock Market Liquidations

    DE, Carl Lawson, Cincinnati Bengals

    Last Week: 43 snaps (68%), 1 tackle, 2 QB Hits

    There is some cause for concern when it comes to Bengals defensive end, Carl Lawson. He got off to a very good start to the season, with 14 tackles and three sacks. His production has disappeared over the last three games - despite getting his first two starts of the season. Over the last three weeks, Lawson has been only able to produce three tackles and half a sack. As of right now, his name carries more value than the actual return he’s giving fantasy managers. Lawson is in his fourth season and only has five starts to his credit and two have come the last two weeks. He’s just age 25 and he’s cut his missed tackle rate down, so there is still time for him to get on track. Fantasy managers were star-struck by his rookie season when he produced eight sacks and have been chasing fools gold ever since. 


    DE, Marcus Davenport, New Orleans Saints

    Last Week: 21 snaps (30%), 1 PBU

    The initial public offering (IPO) of Davenport was soaring when he came out of the draft. Davenport had an impressive showing at the Senior Bowl. However, the return he gave fantasy managers was less than they expected. This is what happens when a stock is overhyped, as it makes it hard for a player to reach that high potential return. His second season was a little better, but injuries have kept him from being the player fantasy managers expected. He missed the first four games of the season due to elbow and toe injuries. At age 24, there is still time for him to rebound his career, but for now, he’s not a reliable stock and is producing very little return. I suggest putting him in a package deal where you can recoup some of the investment that you have in him.

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    LB, Tahir Whitehead, Carolina Panthers

    Last Week: 38 snaps (58%), 5 tackles, 3 solos

    My last stock market liquidation, Tahir Whitehead, has been a player that has been a decent fantasy option over the last four seasons, with the Lions and Raiders. Over that span, he has averaged 119 tackles per season, but at his current pace for this season, he won’t reach the century mark for the fifth straight year. Part of that has to do with playing alongside Shaq Thompson who is the alpha dog in Carolina. Outside of tackles fantasy managers won’t get much else from Whitehead. If you have him as your team’s LB3 or less, then I am okay with that, but if you’re relying on him to be your LB1 or LB2, then you're feeding a hemorrhaging stock. 

    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 a number of 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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