Fantasy Football: Buy Low Candidates to Avoid

Oct 6, 2010


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Yesterday we looked at some Buy Low candidates that you should target. Not every struggling stud is worth getting though. Big things were expected of them to start the season, but they haven’t delivered. Don’t let their owners off the hook by acquiring them.
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Beanie Wells, RB, Arizona Cardinals:  There are two factors in play that make me want to avoid Beanie like a smiling blackjack dealer. First is his health. He just can’t seem to stay on the field. Second, I have no faith in their offense. When I start losing faith in Larry Fitzgerald of all people, you can imagine how I’m feeling about Beanie.
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Felix Jones, RB, Dallas Cowboys:  Dallas committed to the run against Houston in Week 3, but Jones got just seven carries. This is a team that’s trying to find its identity, and even though the Cowboys are expressing the desire to get him the ball more, I’d like to see signs of it before I take on the risk.
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Michael Crabtree, WR, San Francisco 49ers:  Talk about a team in disarray. The Niners, who were the favorites to win the division, sit at 0-4. He had a bigger role last week with five catches, but he still managed just 58 yards. I wouldn’t drop him, but I also wouldn’t look to add him to my team.
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Pierre Garcon, WR, Indianapolis Colts:  Garcon is battling a hamstring injury, which is very detrimental for a speed guy like Garcon. Peyton Manning has settled in with Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie, and Dallas Clark as his go-to-guys. If he can get back on the field and create separation, Peyton will find him, but I’m not holding out hope that it happens anytime soon.
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Dwayne Bowe, WR, Kansas City Chiefs:  If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The Chiefs are 3-0 with a heavy emphasis on their running game. He did score in his last game, but has just seven receptions on the year. Until he becomes a bigger part of the offense, I would leave him be.
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