One of the most important lessons in fantasy is to buy low and sell high. However, it’s not as simple as buying the lowest priced player and trying to turn a profit. You need to take into account what “low” and “high” means. For example, you can buy a player in order to sell them for more later in the season when they are worth more.
Think big, but be willing to fail. It's what makes the game so exhilarating. You can never predict what will happen, and that's the beauty of it. Now that you have a better idea of what to expect from us every week, let’s talk about the players.
Best Buy Players
Mo Bamba is looking like a breakout star.
When the preseason starts, certain players often get a huge hype. Mo Bamba was one of them. But he doesn't seem to have disappointed his increased ADP. He always had the raw talent, but people questioned if he could put it all. This is better than any breakout performance.
Bamba ranks 19th in fantasy after one month of play. He has averaged 11.7 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 2.2 blocks per game while shooting 50% from the field.
My favorite player in the NBA Draft was Mobley. I probably would not have picked him No. 1 in real life, but what he’s done so far is better than what I could have dreamed of at this point in his career.
Mobley is the number one player in the league when it comes to contested shots. The next closest is Giannis Antetokounmpo, who has 147. But it's not just in real life where he excels, Mobley has transitioned well to fantasy too. He's ranked 38th on the season so far for points per game (15.3) and rebounds per game (7.9). He'll be a top 40 player all season.
Barton is an under-the-radar player. He doesn't rank in the top 20, but he's 33rd in points on the year. Michael Porter Jr.'s injury has given Barton more opportunity, and he's even starting some games. Barton is shooting 49 percent, averaging 17.5 points, and more than two three-pointers per game. His usage is the highest it’s been since the 2015-2016 season. I don’t expect it to go down anytime soon.
Best Sell Players
Spencer Dinwiddie has been playing well this season, but I’ve seen Montrezl Harrell excel on the court for Washington. Much of the damage that Harrell has done has been without a fully healthy Gafford and Bryant.
Harrell has been playing great, but he’ll have to wait his turn behind Gafford and Bryant. As good as he is playing, the logjam will hurt his fantasy numbers. Sell while you can!
In the last six games, this NBA player has scored in double figures. While not a top 75 player, Niang's scoring is worth noting, as he's playing in less than 35 percent of leagues. He's scored 21 points in a couple games.
But this Sixers team is severely short-handed – and still, they're a lot of fun to watch. They're without Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris, and Seth Curry. It's worth streaming guys like Niang who are playing major minutes – but remember that he'll return to being a bench player again soon enough.
I’m not sure if Lowry is going to be worth his 68th-place standing in fantasy drafts. After all, he’s had decreased minutes and, with age on his side, doesn’t have much time left in his career. Lowry has been more of an elite player for this Heat team. It’s likely that his minutes will be managed for the playoffs, which means he’ll stay closer to being an elite player than someone who is average.