EXPERTS SAY START GREG OLSEN AND MARCEL REECE

Patrick Mayo, Staff Writer November 16, 2012

With trade deadlines expiring, who is one player to buy immediately?

Percy Harvin. Harvin owners are all panicky with his injury and a bye week is always the best time to buy. – Pat Mayo

Hakeem Nicks. With nine grabs last week he finally looked like himself. No doubt his owners are frustrated with his down season and likely willing to sell. The fact he’s on a bye lowers his trade value making him even more attainable for a good price. – Adam Ansell

Eric Decker. Guy has been scorching, but coming off of his worst game of the year. Hopefully his owner panicked and you can jump. – Gregg Sussman

Lou Maione. – Lou Maione

Hakeem Nicks. – Jennifer Millman

Eli Manning and Hakeem Nicks. Both are significantly better than they’ve been in recent games, and the bye week will do wonders. – Jake Ciely

Greg Olsen is the experts choice among fringy tight ends. Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka

Andrew Luck. Great schedule and looks terrific. – Dr. Roto

Anyone from the Falcons, considering their remaining schedule. Jacquizz Rodgers may be the only player you can get though. It’d be wise to go after Andre Johnson, as well. He gets the Lions, Titans, Patriots, Colts and Vikings to finish the season. - Adam Zdroik

Who’s one to sell?

Stevan Ridley. You’ve ridden him as far as he can take you. His brutal playoff schedule will have him on bench during those weeks, so you need to get something for him now. – Pat Mayo

Darren McFadden. His high-ankle sprain is being classified as a 2-4 week recovery, but as owners learned the hard way last season those timetables on DMC aren’t exactly iron-clad. Don’t sell unless you can get good value but it’s definitely worth looking into. – Adam Ansell

Chris Johnson. I’ve hated him all year; I can’t stop now, it’s in my blood. This can’t keep up, right? – Gregg Sussman

Pat Mayo.  – Lou Maione (Thanks Lou!)

Jeremy Maclin. – Jennifer Millman

Going to say Matt Forte ONLY if you get RB1 value for him. Schedule is a bit tough, and he’s been far less from what was expected while staying healthy. – Jake Ciely

Stevan Ridley. I like him, but the Patriots have a brutal playoff schedule for Fantasy owners. – Dr. Roto

Doug Martin. You can get a lot for him. Games against the Falcons, Broncos and Eagles won’t be too kind to him. - Adam Zdroik

Jeremy Maclin, Dwayne Bowe, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Mike Wallace or Miles Austin? 

I’ll go off the board with Maclin. Nick Foles had tunnel vision for him after taking over for Michael Vick and the Redskins simply cannot defend the pass. – Pat Mayo

Miles Austin. The matchup is okay, but the key here is that his QB is healthy. Odds are Browns top corner Joe Haden will be locked on Dez Bryant, leaving Austin against inferior DBs. – Adam Ansell

Miles Austin for sure. Maclin and Wallace have backup QBs starting, Bowe has what should be a high school QB, DHB is a Terp, but he isn’t in the others class. Austin is the clear choice. – Gregg Sussman

Mike Wallace. – Lou Maione

It’s Heyward-Bey, assuming his hamstring holds up. If not, Miles Austin against the Browns (with an injured Haden likely following Dez Bryant if Haden even plays). – Jennifer Millman

Mike Wallace. Leftwich has done it before and is a decent QB option. Can’t bench Wallace for those others. – Jake Ciely

Miles Austin. Joe Haden will cover Dez Bryant leaving Austin open all day. – Dr. Roto

Dwayne Bowe. Lots will say DHB, but he’s still basically fighting three others for a lot of targets. Bowe is THE option in KC. - Adam Zdroik

Vernon Davis, Greg Olsen, Jermaine Gresham, Logan Paulsen or Brent Celek ? 

Have to go with Olsen. He’s coming off a big game and has an awesome match up this week, but mainly, he may actually be Dexter, and I don’t want him plotting my demise. – Pat Mayo

Greg Olsen. Tampa gave up a TD to Gates last week and Olsen is coming off his best game of the season. – Adam Ansell

I like Nick Foles to rely on the TE a bit. Let’s go with Celek. – Gregg Sussman

Greg Olsen. – Lou Maione

Give it to Greg Olsen against one of the league’s worst pass defenses. Logan Paulsen is an interesting TE to watch, though. – Jennifer Millman

Olsen (and Cam) take advantage of nice matchups (see: last week) and the Bucs are a good one. – Jake Ciely

Jermaine Gresham. Been great and the Chiefs are struggling to cover anyone right now. – Dr. Roto

Olsen coming off a big week and not facing a great defense. - Adam Zdroik

Steven Jackson, Marcel Reece, Mikel LeShoure, Shonn Greene or Vick Ballard? 

It’s Reece, and it’s not close, more so in PPR leagues. If he can muster 20 touches against this excuse for a Saints defense, he’ll probably post more points than the others combined! – Pat Mayo

Marcel Reece, especially in PPR leagues but also in standards. He should be locked in for at least 17 touches and has a great match up against the Saints. – Adam Ansell

Steven Jackson. The Jets defense is softer than Tim Tebow’s angelic skin. – Gregg Sussman

Shonne Greene. – Lou Maione

It’s Steven Jackson against the disaster-prone Jets. Mikel LeShoure would be next, followed by Reece but only in PPR. – Jennifer Millman

Reece. SJax is decent, but we know Greene disappoints and Ballard will be behind Donald Brown. It doesn’t get any easier for an opponent than the Saints for Reece. – Jake Ciely

SJax rolls for 100 yards and a TD against the Sanchez/Tebow fractured Jets. – Dr. Roto

It’s between SJax and Reece, but I’m going with the upside pick of Reece. He’ll get carries and receptions against a bad defense and has even more upside in PPR leagues. - Adam Zdroik

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