In the age of “buying low” on some players, fantasy owners shouldn’t be afraid to pivot and “buy high” on other players. This doesn’t mean breaking the bank for Patrick Mahomes in a single quarterback league or selling the farm for Christian McCaffrey. It does mean being okay paying for talented players who can help you win matchups and championships.
Acquiring youth and building for the future is undoubtedly a variable to keep in mind when playing in dynasty leagues, but it shouldn’t be your sole focus. You still need players to win on any given Sunday. You always want to be competitive and win.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons why I believe you should buy high on Calvin Ridley.
Entering the league with first-round draft capital to a team that loves to throw the ball, Ridley exploded onto the scene and set the fantasy world on fire with an impressive, 10-touchdown rookie season. Best of all, he was efficient, albeit a bit inconsistent, with his production. During Ridley’s rookie season, Ben Battle talked about the importance of efficient rookie wide receivers.