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Buy Low/Sell High Thread - 2013 Edition

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Everyone should be looking to trade for Cam Newton after week 1.

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I am abandoning this method for the 2013 season. Not saying it isn't often a smart approach, but personally I always seem to sell high on players on that stay high, and buy low on players that stay low...the latter being a real pain in the butt.

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If this thread already exists then kindly point me in the right direction.

Everyone should be looking to trade for Cam Newton after week 1.

Sorry, but if there's an owner that's ready to give up on Cam Newton after a potentially bad week 1 game, then that owner deserves to finish last in the league. Cam is a top 5 QB and his owner would be stupid to let him go.

Aaron Rodgers suffered through a pretty pedestrian first half of the season last year and I doubt that there were a lot of his owners who traded him away. You simply don't trade elite QBs.

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I am abandoning this method for the 2013 season. Not saying it isn't often a smart approach, but personally I always seem to sell high on players on that stay high, and buy low on players that stay low...the latter being a real pain in the butt.

Just feel like trolling you for a sec. So you're admitting to making awful trades and misjudging players, but also smart enough to know Tavon Austin is worth his ADP and an 8th overall pick by Rams?

On topic: Sell high Tavon Austin, that is if he ever does anything. Should he manage one good game this season, the media will over hype him like they've been doing all offseason and he should be relatively easy to ship away.

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I am abandoning this method for the 2013 season. Not saying it isn't often a smart approach, but personally I always seem to sell high on players on that stay high, and buy low on players that stay low...the latter being a real pain in the butt.

Just feel like trolling you for a sec. So you're admitting to making awful trades and misjudging players, but also smart enough to know Tavon Austin is worth his ADP and an 8th overall pick by Rams?

On topic: Sell high Tavon Austin, that is if he ever does anything. Should he manage one good game this season, the media will over hype him like they've been doing all offseason and he should be relatively easy to ship away.

And you expect me to respond to this. Ok kid, you won't get anymore troll bait from me.

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I am abandoning this method for the 2013 season. Not saying it isn't often a smart approach, but personally I always seem to sell high on players on that stay high, and buy low on players that stay low...the latter being a real pain in the butt.

Just feel like trolling you for a sec. So you're admitting to making awful trades and misjudging players, but also smart enough to know Tavon Austin is worth his ADP and an 8th overall pick by Rams?

On topic: Sell high Tavon Austin, that is if he ever does anything. Should he manage one good game this season, the media will over hype him like they've been doing all offseason and he should be relatively easy to ship away.

And you expect me to respond to this. Ok kid, you won't get anymore troll bait from me.

Hate to point this out.... but you just did.

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If this thread already exists then kindly point me in the right direction.

Everyone should be looking to trade for Cam Newton after week 1.

Well I find that funny because Cam Newton plays my Buffalo Bills weakened secondary week 2 - so I don't know if this would be the best option.

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I am abandoning this method for the 2013 season. Not saying it isn't often a smart approach, but personally I always seem to sell high on players on that stay high, and buy low on players that stay low...the latter being a real pain in the butt.

You can abandon the method per say, but you should still read and contribute to it, as this is also a thread that exhibits great insight on current player statuses, and selling high is always fun.

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Selling Bowe and buying Gordon.

Yea I agree with the buying low on Gordon through the draft. His ADP has dropped like crazy due to his suspension and people are dropping him as of recently in Yahoo Leagues because of the "NA" designation he just received. So you should hopefully be able to get Gordon for practically nothing and he has the upside to be a weekly WR3 or maybe bump up to WR2. With the new offensive scheme in CLE under Chud/Turner, you can't help but think that it can only go up from last year where Gordon did pretty decent for what was given to him. We all know his talented but a knucklehead...nonetheless the risk should be low on him since you shouldn't have to spend too much to get him but I think his ceiling is high.

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I am abandoning this method for the 2013 season. Not saying it isn't often a smart approach, but personally I always seem to sell high on players on that stay high, and buy low on players that stay low...the latter being a real pain in the butt.

You can abandon the method per say, but you should still read and contribute to it, as this is also a thread that exhibits great insight on current player statuses, and selling high is always fun.

I am just saying, in my case this method has not really worked out, especially when we are talking about Rotoworlds trendy buy-lows and sell-highs. Last year DMC was a consensus buy low after his slow start, I am sure we all know how that worked out. Stevan Ridley was also a consensus sell high here after his first big game because people though Bill would switch RBs midseason. ..again most people probably regret selling him unless they got a really good haul.

My point is, often a hot start or streak is a sign of things to come and adversely if a player is doing poorly they can likely just be having a poor season. The only Buy Low/Sell High that I can think of off the top of my head that would have been successful would have been for those that sold high on Kevin Ogletree after week 1...and even then he was a week 1 WW add so I doubt anyone got much of a haul for him. I am sure there were more, but none come to mind at this moment.

This method also is highly dependent on the makeup of your league mates, some managers are just unwilling to buy into the hype of a player and overpay for him, while other managers cannot accept that their first round pick just might be a bust and they should probably let him go at less than face value.

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I am abandoning this method for the 2013 season. Not saying it isn't often a smart approach, but personally I always seem to sell high on players on that stay high, and buy low on players that stay low...the latter being a real pain in the butt.

You can abandon the method per say, but you should still read and contribute to it, as this is also a thread that exhibits great insight on current player statuses, and selling high is always fun.

I am just saying, in my case this method has not really worked out, especially when we are talking about Rotoworlds trendy buy-lows and sell-highs. Last year DMC was a consensus buy low after his slow start, I am sure we all know how that worked out. Stevan Ridley was also a consensus sell high here after his first big game because people though Bill would switch RBs midseason. ..again most people probably regret selling him unless they got a really good haul.

My point is, often a hot start or streak is a sign of things to come and adversely if a player is doing poorly they can likely just be having a poor season. The only Buy Low/Sell High that I can think of off the top of my head that would have been successful would have been for those that sold high on Kevin Ogletree after week 1...and even then he was a week 1 WW add so I doubt anyone got much of a haul for him. I am sure there were more, but none come to mind at this moment.

This method also is highly dependent on the makeup of your league mates, some managers are just unwilling to buy into the hype of a player and overpay for him, while other managers cannot accept that their first round pick just might be a bust and they should probably let him go at less than face value.

It's called a risk. All risks don't pay off. Anyone who acts like they haven't ever made a bad trade is either 1. lying or 2. haven't made enough trades. Most likely both. But over the course of a lifetime (many fantasy seasons) this strategy will overall benefit your fantasy earnings in the long run. Consistency is the important factor here. Imagine if you made more trades, that actually worked out.

Buying low and selling high is an art. You can't just do it once, and then get gun shy because it didn't work out for you. Get back on the horse.

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I was just using last season as an example. I can go back several years and think of people I have sold high on or bought low on that didn't work out. Sold high on Jordy in 2011, high on Foster in 2010. bought low on Portis in 2009. Like I said I am not disputing the theory of Buy Low/Sell High, I am just saying I have terrible luck with it, and browsing these forums for 4+ years now, often these candidates that Rotoworld elects are the ones that fail.

For this season if I have a player that makes an unexpected hot start, or has a big game I am going to think twice about the situation before throwing him on the trade block and accepting the first "Sell High" offer I get, because often that return you get for "selling high" is not as valuable as the product you just sold.

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I hardly ever see people bite on the trades of selling a stud low after a couple bad weeks or buying a weekly wonder high because of a good start

I like trading a position I am deep in for a position I need help on and finding an owner in my opposite situation. This sell high stuff only works on rookies.

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Pre-season Buy lows?

You mean Sleepers? Seems like that's the same thing. .

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Buy low on Google stock.

wait... wut?

I was distracted by that image, what am I responding to again? and what thread is this?

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Buy low on Google stock.

wait... wut?

idk man. GOOG looking pretty heavy right now. Maybe try in October, but I'd have to get back to you on that.

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People who sell low after Week One should stop playing Fantasy sports.

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