Stock Up, Stock Down – Week 4

September 30, 2021

Ding! Here we go! Week 4 of the NFL season is upon us and many fantasy teams are off to a rocket start, while some others – a team or two of mine included – are looking a little rocky. In last week’s edition, I went two for five in my analyses. Not great, but in the world of stocks, you can’t look at the past. Only the future. And there are stocks on the rise and others who are falling. The numbers are in, let’s dive in.

Stock Up – Cordarrelle Patterson, RB Atlanta

Coming off a game with six receptions for 82 yards and seven carries for 20 yards, Patterson was a huge bright spot on an otherwise struggling Atlanta offense. The dual-threat capability of Patterson is sure to help fantasy managers – especially if you were one of the few to pick him up after last week’s performance. Now rostered in just under 70% of leagues on ESPN and just over 70% on Sleeper, Patterson followed up his 20-point outing in Week 2 with a 14 point outing in Week 3. If not involved in the rushing attack, Cordarrelle is sure to gain some looks from Matt Ryan out of the backfield.

Stock Down – Mike Davis, RB Atlanta

With Patterson’s stock sky-rocketing, Davis’s stock is falling. Yet to find the end zone this season or put up double digits in fantasy matchups, it may be time to sell. That sell window may be closing fast. I think it’s time to stash Davis or buy low because until he finds the end zone there is not enough value being produced to have him in the starting lineup.

Stock Up – Marquez Callaway, WR New Orleans

With Michael Thomas still out and now Trequan Smith on IR, the door is wide open for Marquez Callaway to impress. Each week Callaway has gained a little more attention in the Jameis Winston-lead offense, but now sits atop the depth chart in Week 4 matchup with the winless Giants. The G-Men allowed 243 yards against a Falcons team this past weekend, and the Saints have taken a more balanced attack approach. That being said Callaway is more of a low-end flex play this week but could be a good stash option.

Stock Down – Robert Woods, WR Los Angeles

Is it too early to hit the panic button on Robert Woods? Probably. Remember a season or two ago when Stafford was with the Lions and there were big weeks for Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr? It seemed as if when one player went off, the other would be somewhat quiet. That being said, it’s Week 4 and Woods is due. Ride this lull out. Good things come to those who wait.