• IDP Stock Market Week 8

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    Who are the best stock market investments and liquidations for Week 8? 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, Haason Reddick, Arizona Cardinals

    Last Week: 79 snaps (94%), 11 tackles, 5 solos, 3 TFLs, 3 QB Hits, 1 sack


    At some point over the last three seasons, we all have basically washed our hands of Haason Reddick. His IPO was a complete bust and even those that were more patient have even sold their share of stock in him. His second year showed a glimmer of a return but that was washed away last year in his third season, as he disappointed yet again. So why is he a buy now stock? Well first off his stock is low as it has ever been. Second, four years later he’s finally producing as everyone hoped. The key piece of info here is that after they have tried him at all of the linebacking spots and schemes, they finally moved him back to his college position as an outside linebacker in their 4-3 scheme.


    Finally back to feeling comfortable, he’s been balling. Through the first seven games, Reddick has already set career highs in QB Hits (9), sacks (5), and is just one away from his career-best in TFLs (8) this season. What’s an even more amazing stat is that after being a 12%+ missed tackle rate player over the past two seasons, he’s not missed a single tackle opportunity this season. Even with Reddick playing so well this year, he’s still available in a lot of leagues or can be acquired cheaply. He’s a must-add stock for your fantasy portfolio.

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    DE, Quinnen Williams, New York Jets

    Last Week: 48 snaps (65%), 4 tackles, 3 solos, 1 TFL, 3 QB Hits, 1 sack


    My first stock market investment is one that you should acquire everywhere possible. Quinnen Williams was a disappointment for fantasy managers during his (IPO) initial public offering as a rookie last season. He missed seven games and only produced 28 tackles and 2.5 sacks, which is far less than what fantasy managers paid for. Now we fast forward a year and a change of position from defensive tackle to defensive end, Williams is providing the return we all were looking for. Through seven games this year, he has tied or surpassed all of his numbers from a season ago. Now is the time to invest in Williams again, as many disgruntled managers are looking to move him or have already dropped him from their rosters. A must add to your fantasy portfolios.


    DT, Dalvin Tomlinson, New York Giants

    Last Week: 49 snaps (60%), 3 tackles, 3 solos, 1 PBU


    It’s hard to find high yielding return options at the defensive tackle position. The elite options are rostered and will likely cost you a lot to acquire. But Dalvin Tomlinson is one stock market investment that you can add to your fantasy roster for pennies. If you play in a super-deep roster, position-specific leagues, he may already be rostered, but he is available in most leagues. Tomlinson makes a terrific low-end starter or bye-week fill-in type option. He’s on pace to have a career year across the board stat-wise and has been one of the few shining stars for the Giants defense. A great penny-stock that will provide you with a decent return.


    SS, Adrian Phillips, New England Patriots

    Last Week: 55 snaps (83%), 7 tackles, 6 solos, 1 TFL


    The Patriots signed Phillips in free agency and he’s been everything they expected. He’s had six or more tackles in five of the six games played and is averaging over seven per game. The Patriots build and stay in games with their defense. Phillips has been a huge addition to what they want to do defensively. For fantasy managers, he’s been a huge starting option and has provided a high return on their investment. Surprisingly I have seen him available in a number of leagues and receive a lot of questions from fantasy managers on if they should pick him up. The answer to that is a resounding yes! Phillips is a great addition to your fantasy portfolios.

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    CB, Malcolm Butler, Tennessee Titans

    Last Week: 78 snaps (99%), 8 tackles, 7 solos


    I don’t typically include cornerbacks in my stock market investments, but Malcolm Butler is one that every IDP manager must add to their fantasy portfolios. The Titans cornerback group has been an Achilles' Heel all season and only Butler has been the one constant. He’s had seven-plus tackles in four of the six games played so far and has had two pass breakups in three contests. He has scored 20 or more fantasy points in four of the Titans six games as well. With Adoree still working his way back and now Kristian Fulton out, Butler is going to have to be the man at cornerback for the Titans. Butler is still available in a number of leagues, so go add him to your rosters. Btw be sure to check out my dude @OrangeMan3142 CB Monster article!


    Stock Market Liquidations


    DE, Melvin Ingram, Los Angeles Chargers

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


    At age 31, now is the time to begin getting rid of your shares of our first stock market liquidation - Melvin Ingram. Even in his prime, he was nothing more than a low-end DE2 fantasy asset. He missed three games due to a knee injury and in his return back he managed just two QB hits. Ingram’s numbers have been in decline the last few years, however, he’s played just well enough and his name carries value to make him a tradable stock. I would hold him until he has a good game and then package him in a deal, to get back your best possible return. This is the classic case of not holding onto a stock too long and getting out just a little early. You’ll thank me in the long run!


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    LB, BJ Goodson, Cleveland Browns

    Last Week: 75 snaps (100%), 7 tackles, 5 solos, 1 QB Hit, 1 interception, 1 PBU


    This is an excellent example of a stock market liquidation at the stock's peak. We all have been burned by the potential in BJ Goodson, myself included. He’s been such a boom or bust stock that it’s become hard to tell just when he’ll produce a high return. Now in year five in the league and with his third team, Goodson finally is producing a high return. He’s recorded seven-plus tackles in six of the seven games played this year. Now is the perfect time to sell while he’s playing at a high level. Cash-out your shares now and let another fantasy manager deal with a potential downtrend. 

    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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