Fantasy Football News and Updates: 2013 NFL Week 10 Stock Watch Increasing Values
Jason's Fantasy Football Analysis: Week 10 Stock Watch Bull Market
November 7, 2013
Week 10 Bull Market
Week 9 officially ended the buy low sell on some of the NFL's biggest stars. It also ended the speculation over some of the newest stars ability to become reliable fantasy starters. The following players saw a tremendous increase in their value based on their week 9 performances, and they will now require full price in a trade.
T.Y. Hilton - Hilton was the player who had the most to gain during week 9, and he went well over expectations. Darrius Heyward-Bey was a highly added player to fantasy rosters because many people thought he would get a lot of targets since Reggie Wayne was no longer on the field. Well, that was not the case, and T.Y. Hilton showed that he is more than capable of stepping up for an injured Reggie Wayne and an underperforming Heyward-Bey. Hilton will eventually need someone else to step up and help on the Colts offense, but he is fast enough and his quarterback is good enough to make him a top 10 fantasy wide receiver the rest of the year. It may still be possible to acquire Hilton for the price of a #2 wide receiver, but he should now be valued as a top 10 fantasy WR.
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Andre Johnson - Johnson had a massive game on Sunday night, and he made up for his lack of touchdowns in the first half. Johnson went off for 9 catches for 229 yards and three touchdowns. Johnson was having a very good season before Sunday night, but it was not a typical Andre Johnson fantasy season. Well that has all changed, and Johnson is back to being a feared fantasy receiver. Johnson showed a strong chemistry with his new quarterback, Case Keenum, and there is no reason to think Johnson will slow down as the season moves on. The time to acquire Johnson on the cheap has past, and he is back to his must-start status.
Tom Brady - Just like an iceberg surprisingly sunk the Titanic, Tom Brady come out of nowhere to sink the Pittsburgh Steelers season. Brady busted out of his super slump last week and torched the Steelers for 432 passing yards and 4 touchdowns. The biggest surprise has to be that Brady actually appeared to have some chemistry with his new receivers for the first time this year. Brady hit Dobson on a beautiful back shoulder throw for a touchdown, and he launched a rocket to Amendola for another score. Everyone expected Brady and Gronk to get in sync, but it appears Brady is on the verge of getting in sync with his other targets as well. It must be noted that the Vikings also torched the Steelers secondary in London, but despite Brady's breakout performance, the Steelers have still allowed the 4th fewest passing yards per game. The Patriots have a fairly tough schedule ahead, and fantasy owners may be a little hesitant to trust that Brady can lead them to a fantasy title; however, after last week's game, Brady can no longer be acquired for pennies on the dollar.
Chris Johnson - Chris Johnson finally had the breakout game that fantasy owners had been waiting for. Johnson rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns against the Rams. Many people are speculating that Johnson was motivated by the return of Shonn Greene, and while that could be true, he definitely exploited a nice matchup. The Titans had a very tough schedule to start the season, and Johnson had to face several of the league's best run defenses. Johnson was still a top 20 fantasy scoring running back after his brutal start, and now that the Titans schedule is much easier, Johnson should finish the year as a top 10 fantasy running back. Fantasy owners should not worry about Greene stealing Johnson's touches or touchdowns. Greene adds an element of toughness to the Titans offense and that benefits Johnson. Johnson was great as a rookie running back when he was sharing carries with Lendale White, and he should be just fine sharing carries with Greene.
Zac Stacy - Stacy also had a huge rushing performance last Sunday as he gained 127 yards yards and scored two touchdowns against the Titans. Stacy has emerged as a reliable fantasy starter, and he may even be the best waiver claim of the season. Fantasy owners who picked up Stacy from the waiver wire will now demand top dollar for Stacy in a trade. The Rams still have a bye week to come, but their schedule is fairly favorable and Stacy is looking to be matchup proof anyway. The last real struggle for Stacy is week 17 when the Rams go to Seattle, but that should not hinder Stacy's value since most fantasy leagues have their championship in week 16. Stacy has produced two consecutive 100+ yard rushing efforts against two of the league's better defenses, and he should not be viewed as a legitimate #1 fantasy running back.
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