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Buy Low, Sell High

by Mike Gallagher
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

We’re back! With such a small sample so far, I thought I’d just take a superficial look at guys. We’ll get deeper in the next edition.


Until then, feel free to drop me a line @MikeSGallagher and mention you’re a Season Pass subscriber.  You can just say should be buy, sell or hold Player X. Thanks!


Buy low


Nikola Jokic - The Nuggets have to stagger him more away from Nurkic. That would really help Jokic a lot.


D’Angelo Russell - He’ll only get stronger very soon. 


LaMarcus Aldridge - Pau Gasol is in big trouble, but LMA may get bunched into his this group. Expect him to heat up. Side note: Kawhitron 2000 is a machine.


Serge Ibaka - The usage is solid, but the efficiency is down. Plus, where are the blocks?


Jabari Parker - The buy-low window is going to close quickly.


Eric Bledsoe - Slow start, but a lot of his non-scoring stats aren’t there yet.


Rudy Gobert - Bad free throws are hurting him and he’s not crushing in scoring either.


Bradley Beal - Friday’s big game can get him going.


Sell high


Dwyane Wade - 10 treys already? I don’t think he’ll keep up this strong start and he could get hurt at any time. Plus, the minutes will drop.


DeMar DeRozan - Nobody has scored 30-plus in their first five since MJ in 85. If you can flip him for top-25, I’d be all about it.


George Hill - I’m definitely buying him as a mid-round guy, but he’s hanging in as a top-20 player right now. Expect him to take a dip as the Jazz get healthy.


Tyler Johnson - En fuego, but we’ll see how Josh Richardson affects him.


T.J. Warren - The efficiency is not sustainable, but he looks like a big-time breakout.


Gorgui Dieng - He should definitely be a mid-round guy, but he’s slightly over-performing here.


Jusuf Nurkic - Love Nurk, but the injury risk is still really high. I’d flip him for top-40 value.


Trevor Booker - He’s been a monster this year and should be a hold for the foreseeable future. He won’t be this good.


Marcus Morris - Another year, another hot start for Morris.


Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - The D stats should fall off soon.


Other semi-obvious ones people in your league likely won’t overpay for: Joe Johnson, Lou Williams, J.J. Barea, J.R. Smith, Thabo Sefolosha, Markieff Morris, Patty Mills 


Hot starts I’m buying


Myles Turner - You already know.


Avery Bradley - He’s grown so much as a ball-handler and his upward trend un jumpers is getting even better. He might be No. 1 for Boston all year.

Tobias Harris - Team Tobias for life. SVG is going to use him a lot.


Zach LaVine - Could score 20 per with 3.0 treys. Losing Rubio won’t hurt either.


Sean Kilpatrick - Real deal and benefits sans Lin.


Mike Muscala - Feeling him as a sneaky 14-team guy.



Mike Gallagher
Mike Gallagher has covered fantasy hoops for eight years and this season is his second with Rotoworld. You can find him on Twitter talking about a player's shots at the rim.