Fantasy Football News and Updates: 2013 NFL Week 10 Stock Watch Decreasing Values
Jason's Fantasy Football Analysis: Week 10 Stock Watch Bear Market
November 7, 2013
Week 10 Bear Market
Demarco Murray - Murray has been a nightmare to own this year, and that was mostly do to the Cowboys offensive indecisions. The Cowboys constantly say they need to run the ball, and at the same time, they constantly forgot they have a really good running back standing behind Tony Romo. The Cowboys need to stick to a ground game, but they can't get over their Romo addiction. Murray has only had 20+ carries in two games this year, and when you add that to his recent injury, Murray is a running back with declining fantasy value. Murray makes for an interesting buy low option based solely on his potential upside. The Cowboys have a very potent offense and they do not have any stout defenses left on their schedule. If the Cowboys could finally stick to their running game, then Murray would be great down the fantasy playoff stretch. However, that is a big 'IF' and that 'if' is why Murray has a limited fantasy value now.
Arian Foster - Before the season started, fantasy owners argued over who was the best running back in the draft, AP or Foster. We now know that the answer was most certainly not Foster. Foster got off to a slow start this year, but he really picked things up in week 4 and he looked like his old self. Then week 7 rolled around, and no one has heard from Foster since. Now Foster owners are stuck with a major dilemma because the injury issues keep piling up for the former fantasy super stud. Do fantasy owners stick with Foster or sell him to the highest bidder. Foster owners who picked up Ben Tate are not in such a pickle, but the Foster owners without Tate are in a very crispy pickle. It is hard to consider Foster a good buy low option right now, and that means his value is even lower than fantasy owners realize. Foster owners really only have one choice and that is to hope Foster finds a magical healing pool very soon.
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Ray Rice - Ray Rice has been puzzling the entire Fantasy Football World since week 2, and no one seems to understand why one of the most reliable running backs in the NFL has turned into a fantasy super bust. Some people would say that Rice and the Ravens are suffering from a Super Bowl hangover. Some people would say that Rice and the Ravens are suffering from a loss of veteran leadership. Some people would say that Rice has an undisclosed injury that is not keeping him from playing but is hindering his ability to perform on the field. Some people would say that the Ravens offensive line is out of sync and has not been able to comprehend their new blocking schemes. And finally some people would say its all the above. Whatever the reason, as week 10 begins, Ray Rice is arguably the biggest bust in fantasy football for the 2013 season. The only bright spot is that Ray Rice has an excellent track record and if the Ravens can solve their offensive issues very soon, Rice has a great fantasy playoff schedule and he could end up being a valuable fantasy asset as the season comes to an end.
Matt Ryan - Poor Matty Ice has not been able to come through for the Falcons this year. Ryan started out very hot throwing for over 300 yards in 4 of his first 5 games, but the Falcons offense has not been at full strength all season. It is not fair to blame Matt Ryan for the Falcons losing record, but fantasy owners don't care if the Falcons win. Matt Ryan's fantasy value started sliding in the wrong direction when Julio Jones suffered his season ending injury, and Ryan's stock continues to plummet even though Roddy White is expected back soon. When White gets back to the full swing of things at 100%, Ryan should once again become a serviceable fantasy quarterback, but it is hard to argue that Ryan will be good enough to lead teams to a fantasy title.
RGIII - Griffin looks like he is still trying to find his groove on the football field, and that is why his value is still decreasing. Griffin started out with good fantasy numbers as he threw for over 300 yards in his first three games. After the Redskins bye in week 5, Griffin came out running as he averaged 80 yards rushing in weeks 6 and 7. Now Griffin seems to be having a hard time figuring out how to best utilize both aspects of his game. It is only the halfway point in the season though, and Griffin seems to be getting very close to putting it all together. Griffin makes for the best buy low candidate right now, especially since the Redskins have great matchup for week 15, at Atlanta, and week 16, vs Dallas.
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