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Postby BrutallyHuge » Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:15 pm

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Postby skibrett15 » Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:15 pm

i'd say ahman green is a good choice. They're gonna have to start running it more to control the clock.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:21 pm

Buy low and sell high are extremely relative terms - I can see some of these guys as both buy low and sell high. Take Peyton Manning for instance - is he a buy low candidate, or has he still retained enough value where you can sell him high?
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Postby The_Dude » Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:13 pm

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Buy low and sell high are extremely relative terms - I can see some of these guys as both buy low and sell high. Take Peyton Manning for instance - is he a buy low candidate, or has he still retained enough value where you can sell him high?


I was thinking the same thing today... my wife drafted (yes, my wife plays in my fantasy football league) Manning and has watched Carson Palmer outperform him on her bench. Manning may still be worth a running back whose been off to an average start and so trading him may actually be a sell while people are still prospecting on him kind of value. To me, Manning only has a "buy low" quality about him if you're playing in a yahoo league with a bunch of 12 year olds who trade just to trade.

Otherwise, Manning being in trades will simply be the result of prospecting, but we shouldn't see any Manning for Isaac Bruce and Deshaun Foster type deals.


The same can be said for Curtis Martin... is he a buy low candidate, or a sell-while-he-still-has-value candidate? CuMar owners like me are worried for a reason.
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Postby GreatestShowOnEarth » Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:23 pm

yeah i have been shopping him around and no one will give me fair market value. He hasnt played poorly but hasnt had any great games either. my main concern is his health.
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Postby Free Bagel » Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:29 pm

I'm not sure where people are getting that Peyton isn't going at a low price. Every league I'm in, and just about every trade involving him I've seen mentioned in the Trade forums here has had him being offered up at an extremely low price. At this point a 2nd or 3rd tier QB and middle tier RB have been more than enough to get him. I was offered Peyton for Bulger/Benson in a dynasty and turned it down...

True, if Peyton continues playing the way he has then it won't end up being a buy low, but to say his asking price hasn't come down much from where it was 3 weeks, or even 2 weeks, ago is way off. He's going waaaaaaaaaaaay cheaper right now.
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Postby Free Bagel » Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:34 pm

One thing that needs to be mentioned here. I think you guys neeeeeeed to be very careful about "buying low" on some of these guys right now. Every year there are top 10 RBs, top 10 QBs, top 10 WRs, etc who have been consistent before that, without any major changes around them, inexplicably end up as busts for no particular reason.

We're headed into week 4 now, and getting to the point where this year's "sure-things that end up as busts" are starting to be exposed. What's the old saying, 3 times is a trend? It's been 3 weeks now, are guys like AJ really a "buy-low" or are they going to continue playing the way they have for the rest of the year.

A handful of them certainly will.

They may be "buy lows" now compared to their value headed into the year, but by the time all is said and done at the end of the year you may have ended up vastly overpaying for a guy you "bought low".
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Postby tomkatt » Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:49 pm

I'm going with Bagel on AJ. I just don't see that team getting that much better. I love AJ's talent, but he just isn't gonna be a consistent producer in the Texans' offense.
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Postby go_jays_go » Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:18 pm

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Postby Honus » Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:28 pm

I hate it when all of the guys on my team are on the "buy low" list. :~(
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