Each week I will profile three players to buy low based on their upcoming strength of schedule, Vegas totals and simple common sense.
The Bengals are about to embark on a stretch of defenses that are extremely appealing for TE production. Couple this with the fact that something called C.J. Uzomah has garnered 17 targets and an 18 percent market share of team air yards, and the table looks set for a triumphant return for Eifert. He is not expected back in time for this Thursday’s game against Miami, but it it is better to be early rather than late with a key waiver wire claim or trade offer. Get busy.
After a miserable Week 3 against the Broncos, things are looking up for Dalton. The gambling total opened at 44, but aggressive betting on the over has pushed the number up to 46.5 for Thursday’s game vs. Miami. Looking past this week, that same forecast that makes Eifert an appealing buy also inures to Dalton. They make for an appealing stack in leagues where you might want to increase your variance due to bye weeks or other factors that might make you an underdog heading into the matchup.
Baltimore’s upcoming games against defensive secondaries rank the easiest in the league. While Mike Wallace has the higher market share of team air yards 29 to 20 percent, Smith leads the team in target share (21.8 percent), RACR (0.89) and receiving yards (170). If Baltimore is going to turn their offense around this is the stretch of games in which they will do it, and if you are in a PPR league Smith is the higher floor play. Recently he has shown a bit more of his trademark quickness, so there is reason to hope for a resurgence.