Fantasy Football News and Updates: 2013 NFL Week 9 Stock Watch Increasing Values
Jason's Fantasy Football Analysis: Week 9 Stock Watch Bull Market
October 30, 2013
Week 9 Bull Market
Andy Dalton - The only thing that is on fire more than Dalton's arm is his hair. Dalton has thrown for over 300 yards and 3 touchdowns in each of his last three games. Dalton has now become a top 10 scoring QB for the season, and his stock has never been higher. Fantasy owners have to decide if Dalton can keep up such a high level of play or will he eventually return to the guy who had two single digit fantasy scoring games before this stretch run began.
Dalton's hot streak started three weeks ago against the Bills who have given up the most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season, and the second game came against the Lions who are giving up an average of 273 passing yards a game. Dalton's third game was the most impressive of the streak where he torched a good Jets defense for 325 yards and 5 touchdowns. Now Dalton has to go to Miami to face a defense that has been very good against quarterbacks at home. The Dolphins have only allowed two passing touchdowns in their three home games this season and they are coming off a game where they held Tom Brady and the patriots to 116 passing yards. If Dalton can produce a good game this week, than fantasy owners will begin to fully trust him, but it is doubtful his value will get any higher this year and he could be sold for a nice price right now.
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Stevan Ridley - Ridley has gotten back on track over the last three games. Ridley has scored double digit fantasy points for three straight weeks and he has reached the endzone four times in those three games. Ridley is looking like a sell high candidate for several reasons. Bolden and Blount are still getting a decent amount of touches and this means Ridley has not taken over the Patriot's backfield. Ridley had 14 carries last week against the Dolphins and Bolden and Blount combined for 19 carries, and Bolden also has two rushing touchdowns in the Patriots last two games. Ridley makes for an ideal sell high candidate because he has had a nice stretch of games but he has not reasserted himself as the featured back, and Shane Vereen is due back in two weeks.
Colin Kaepernick - Kaepernick and the 49ers have found their groove and San Francisco is on a five game winning streak. Kaepernick has not produced great passing numbers over that streak, but he has decided to run the ball. Kaepernick has rushed for 122 yards (61ypg) and 3 touchdowns over his last two games. Kaepernick is starting to produce like an elite fantasy quarterback, and his value is getting back to where it was before draft day.
Maurice Jones-Drew - Jones-Drew's slow start has frustrated fantasy owners, but he is starting to turn the corner and produce on the football field. MJD had 122 total yards against the tough 49ers defense on Sunday and this makes for his second solid performances out of his last three games. The chance to buy MJD for a super cheap price has passed, but he still makes for a decent buy low option because he should continue to improve as the season goes along, and his value will only increase. Not to mention the Jaguars have three home games during the fantasy playoffs, weeks 14-16.
Jason Campbell - Campbell came out of nowhere and had a statement game on Sunday. Campbell led a struggling Cleveland offense into Kansas City and he was able to produce 293 passing yards and 2 touchdowns against the best defense in the NFL. It could be argued that this was a bit of a letdown game by the Chiefs, but that does not change the fact that Campbell got extremely close to handing the NFL's only undefeated team their first loss. Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron owners are very pleased with Jason Campbell's performance, and Campbell can be used as a spot-starter or bye week replacement going forward.
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