Stock Up, Stock Down – Week 7

October 20, 2021

Lucky number 7! The bell for the fantasy football stock exchange has struck and the numbers are in. People have questions. J.D. McKissic in and where does he rank? Amon-Ra St. Brown or Kalif Raymond? Khalil Herbert: is he worth starting with Damien Williams coming back? Is Jameis Winston trustworthy enough to be a starter? Let’s make some moves.

Stock Up – J.D. McKissic & Jaret Patterson Washington, RBs

Antonio Gibson may miss some time, which means J.D. is in line for some starts. With the way Washington uses their running backs, it could also come with a slight handcuff in Jaret Patterson. McKissic is the obvious play, but Patterson role in the game plan could benefit some fantasy managers in need of running back help. PPR makes both of these backs worthy of plays (McKissic obviously, but Patterson is more of a risky flex play – although sometimes you have to risk it to get the biscuit).

Stock Down – Amon-Ra St. Brown & Kalif Raymond Detroit, WRs

Personally, I like St. Brown more than Raymond. He and Kalif both recorded seven targets this past weekend, however that was without Tyrell Williams and Quintez Cephus – who suffered a broken collarbone. Williams may return this Sunday for the Lions match up against the Rams, but could wind up across the line from Jalen Ramsey. If there is one Lions receiver I am inserting in my lineup this week, it’s St. Brown. However, that would be in a flex spot.

Stock Up – Khalil Herbert Chicago, RB

During this past Sunday’s loss to Green Bay, Herbert rushed 19 times for 97 yards and a touchdown, while hauling in two receptions for 15 yards. This was the product of both Damien Williams and David Montgmery not being able to suit up, but his performance should be enough to steal some attempts and targets from Williams, should he return this Sunday. Herbert is more of a flex play, but could sneak into the low RB3 category – RB2 if Williams is a no go.

Stock Down – Jameis Winston New Orleans, QB

I want to say yes. I want to undoubtingly start Jameis – only under the correct circumstances – but I just can’t. Not yet. That doesn’t mean I am not keeping him on my bench. Winston is a fair bye week play and is not a terrible fit for the second spot in 2 QB leagues. Coming off a bye week and taking on a Seahawks team that held Big Ben to 229 yards and a single touchdown, I would look for Alvin Kamara to have the bigger day. Prediction: Winston throws for no more than two touchdowns this week and does not hit 250 yards. A respectable performance, but a standard one for quarterbacks.