Rob Sullivan | Dec 7, 2018 | 0
Sully’s Week 10 Sells – Rob Gronkowski, Mark Ingram, Tevin Coleman
Hello everyone, welcome back.
Let’s take a look at the sells for week 10 that hopefully will help add the missing pieces to your soon to be Championship rosters.
My first, sell this week is;
Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots. Gronk is not healthy and I doubt he will be 100% anytime soon. He is going to be a permanent fixture on weekly injury reports the remainder of the season. He is without question the greatest TE of his generation and perhaps the best TE ever. The one thing that has always limited Gronk is his health. He hasn’t played a full 16 game season since 2011, and from 2012-2017 Gronk has averaged 11.7 games per season. This season he is on pace to appear in 12. The big part for me is how he has been producing or not producing in the 7 games he has appeared in this year. In week 1 he was good ole Gronk 7/123/1 and 23.3 fantasy points. Since week 1 he has appeared in 5 games and has 22 catches on 35 targets for 325 yards and no touchdowns. Gronk is averaging 9.1 fantasy points per game. Gronkowski still sits as TE12 in PPR scoring. He is TE 17 from weeks 2-9. Add to all of this, that I feel this is it for Rob Gronkowski. We play dynasty and the value Gronk has now likely turns into a pumpkin when the lights go out on 2018. Gronk, however, is still Gronk. I guarantee there is at least 1 team that would happily trade for his services based on his ability to break out and on name recognition alone. So go sell Gronk while you can.
The second sell is;
Mark Ingram – New Orleans Saints. Ingram had a disappointing day last week in a game that produced a total of 487 yards and 45 points for the Saints. The Saints turned the ball over once in this game, and it was a Mark Ingram’s 2nd quarter fumble. The score was tied at the time 14-14 and the Rams took over on the Saints 23 yards line. If there is one place you do not want to be as a member of the New Orleans Saints, its Sean Payton’s doghouse. Ingram has been there before and that was prior to Alvin Kamara being an option. Ahh, the Tim Hightower memories. As most of you are aware, Mark Ingram was suspended for the first 4 weeks of this season due to PED use. Ingram finished 2017 as RB8 and burst onto the scene in week 5 with 73 total yards and 2 TDs. In the 3 games since he is averaging 13 touches, 56 yards and zero scores a game. He is firmly behind Alvin Kamara in the Saints backfield. In addition, this is the final year of Ingram’s contract with the Saints and he is almost certainly going elsewhere next season. If I owned Ingram, I am looking to move him now as I feel his value will continue to decline the rest of the way this year and certainly into 2019.
And my final sell this week is;
Tevin Coleman – Atlanta Falcons. Coleman was supposed to take off in the Falcons backfield once Devonta Freeman was placed on season-ending IR. The reality is until this past week he hasn’t. In week 9 Coleman exploded for 32.6 fantasy points. Week 9 was 28% of this season’s productivity. In the two previous weeks that Coleman has been the lead back in Atlanta, we posted an average of 13.7 fantasy points, while rookie Ito Smith averaged 8.3 and is starting to gain more of the snaps and touches in the RedZone. Tevin Coleman is a good RB and not a RB that I wouldn’t give away. I do however see a RB that is perceived to have more value than he really does. Coleman and the Falcons have some tough run defenses coming up and it has been Smith that is doing the damage between the tackles. Coleman like Mark Ingram is a Free agent at the end of the season and regardless of where he lands, he will likely find himself in a committee once again. I prefer to sell him now coming off a huge game and when his value is high.
That’s it for this week, good luck in week 10.