Brad Menendez | Dec 15, 2018 | 0
Sully’s Week 12 Sell’s- Golden Tate, Alex Collins, and Jordan Howard
Hello everyone, I hope all is well. Well, we are entering the final days prior to the majority of trade deadlines so this will be the last installment of sells for 2018. I hope that these videos have been as enjoyable for you to watch as they have been for me to make. Ok, let’s get right to it.
First Sell this week is
Golden Tate. Tate has proven to be a consistent provider to your fantasy team over the 6 seasons. Tate has finished as WR30 or higher in every season since 2013, with included finishes at WR 13 in 2017 and WR 11 back in 2014. This season after 11 weeks he sits at WR 25 with 130.8 points in PPR scoring. Since he was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles prior to the trade deadline in week 9, Tate has struggled. The Eagles were on bye in week 9 and over the past two games, Golden Tate has totaled 12 targets, 7 catches and 67 yards. The Eagles offense, in general, has struggled over the past few weeks, Tate is averaging 3.5 catches and 33.5 yards since his arrival and that is starting to look like his norm going forward. Wide Receivers take time to adjust to a new offense and they take time to develop the necessary chemistry with their quarterback. Carson Wentz does not look anything close to what he was a year ago, and he will continue to lean on Zach Ertz and Alshon Jeffery going forward. According to Eagles offensive coordinator Mike Groh, incorporating Tate into their offense has been difficult., I am looking to unload Tate before the trade deadline seeking an upgrade to my roster in return.
My second sell this week is
Alex Collins. Collins had a great opportunity this season and this past week to take a firm grasp of the #1 RB job in Baltimore. Unfortunately for Collins, the Ravens and his fantasy owners he has failed to take that step. Collins currently sits as RB23 after week 11 with an average of 10.9 points per game in PPR scoring. Collins has been known to have a fumbling issue and that continues to haunt him and limit his touches and production. I was very high on Collins coming into 2018, but that appears to have been misguided trust at this point. This past week Collins was held under 10 points for the 4th time this season. Add to these pedestrian numbers the sudden emergence of Gus Edwards. Edwards pushed Collins to the sidelines in week 11 with his 17 carry 115 yards 1 touchdown effort vs the Bengals. It is very possible that Edwards will take over this backfield. I do feel that Collins still holds value and as I mentioned is still a RB2 this season. Target a RB needy team in your league prior to the trade deadline and unload him now. His value may never be higher.
And the third sell this week is
Jordan Howard of the Chicago Bears. If you have watched the bears this season you know why Howard is being phased out of this offense. He has become a clock-killing running back and that has lost his ability to break a big one. Tarik Cohen is a better all-around running back and that is why we see him on the field more for Matt Nagy and the Bears offense. The Packers playoff schedule is the Rams in week 14, Packers in week 15, and 49ers in week 16. With the exception of week 16, I do not see a lot of clock-killing opportunities for Howard in week 14 vs the Rams or week 15 vs Green Bay. There is likely an owner or two that are making a playoff push that needs help at the RB1 position. Target these owners an unload Howard before the deadline. You can thank me later!.
That will do it for this week and for the 2018 season. Thank you once again for tuning in, it’s been a fun year. Good luck in week 12 and the best of luck the remainder of the season and into the Playoffs.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.