In-Season Strategy: Buy Low and Sell High

In-Season Strategy: Buy Low and Sell High

This article is part of our In-Season Strategy series.

If managers in your fantasy league are willing to trade, there's an opportunity for you to position yourself for success aside from savvy waiver wire moves. You can sell high on players with unsustainable numbers, and you can buy low on players who are essentially on 10-game rough patches.

Sell High

CJ McCollum, Portland Trail Blazers

McCollum's shot profile has changed this season. He's launching more threes than ever before, with a career-high 51 percent of his looks coming from deep – a 15 percent increase over last season. That's come at the cost of shots at the rim, where he's down nine percent compared to last season.

Being hot from three (44.5 percent) on 11.0 attempts per game is fueling McCollum's would-be-career-high 28.1 points. Once that settles to something more realistic – he's a 38.4 percent three-point shooter over the past three seasons – his fantasy value will take a significant dip.

Steals are another point of interest for McCollum. He's swiping 1.6 steals per game this season after averaging only half that over the prior three seasons. Along with his three-point shooting, the defense is due for some regression.

Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics

Brown is seeing a career-high 27.7 percent usage rate, which checks out with Gordon Hayward moving to Charlotte and Kemba Walker (knee) yet to make his season debut.

What should be a concern is Brown's over-reliance on mid-rangers, where he's been scorching hot. Brown takes 18 percent of his shots from the long

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Alex Barutha
Alex is RotoWire's NBA Assistant Editor. He writes articles about daily fantasy, year-long fantasy and sports betting. You can hear him on the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Sirius XM, DraftKings Live and other platforms. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
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