Two weeks have come and gone and fantasy owners are doing what fantasy owners do. We are overreacting. I know it’s tempting, but it’s not always the smart thing to do. Generally speaking, overreacting will come back to bite you. Sometimes, it can be smart. Let’s take a look at some of the big names that are drawing different types of overreaction.
Players you shouldn’t overreact about
Odell Beckham– This is completely ridiculous. I am running to by Beckham wherever I can. If you can turn JuJu Smith-Schuster into Beckham, you need to do that immediately. Everyone saw the Giants look really bad in a nationally televised game and it is causing people to panic. Take advantage of that.
David Johnson– Johnson is an absolute stud. However, in two weeks he has gone from a top-five player overall to below T.J. Yeldon in some expert Week 3 rankings. This is incredibly irresponsible. The Cardinals looked really bad last week, but the Rams are going to make a lot of teams look bad. Go out and buy all Johnson shares you can.
Ryan Fitzpatrick– Yeah I get it, it’s been a lot of fun. The press conference, the wins, the massive point totals. But don’t make it out to be something it isn’t. Fitzpatrick is one bad game away from losing his job, and there is a lot of history that tells us that game is coming. If someone wants to buy you should absolutely take advantage.
Players it’s fine to overreact about
Patrick Mahomes– Overreact away on Mahomes. This guy is the real deal, and he plays in a system that is built perfectly for him. I drafted him in all three of my leagues, but if I didn’t have him I would look to buy. He has the chance to put up massive point totals on a weekly basis. He may be the top quarterback in fantasy already.
Michael Thomas– This guy is the real deal. He was already elite when the season started, but now he has moved into the super elite tear with Antonio Brown, DeAndre Hopkins, and Beckham. If someone is trying to sell high you shouldn’t hesitate.
Tyreek Hill– I’m fine with this too. I know his touchdown percentage is too high, and that he has to compete for targets with a number of good receivers. None of that matters to me. Hill was made for a quarterback like Mahomes. His ability to get separation is special and Mahomes has a big enough arm to find him wherever he is. Hill could be a top-five receiver in standard leagues.