My Favorite Dynasty Buy Low: Emmanuel Sanders
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If you want to have a shot at winning your dynasty league, you’ve got to get players on your team who will provide outsized returns relative to the cost to acquire them. Based on his dynasty ADP, most people think Emmanuel Sanders is no longer a top-24 dynasty wide receiver. He’s currently the 36th WR off the board in dynasty startups. I think this price gives us a pretty nice discount considering his expected fantasy output. In a sense, it’s incorrect to use the term “buy low” about Sanders. There’s very little chance his value will increase, and thus little chance for a “sell high” opportunity. If you buy Sanders now, you’re buying him at what is likely to be his highest price for the rest of his career. As Pat Kerrane’s recent research has shown, veteran WRs tend to lose value. Therefore if you’re trying to maximize value, Sanders isn’t the player for you. But value isn’t all we’re after in dynasty. If, rather than maximize value, you actually want to win your league, then read on.