Week 15 Street FA Report

Updated: December 13th 2022

The final week of the Street FA report is sadly here so for those of you who have made it to your quarter-finals congrats. As always, we will recommend a group of players that are owned in less than 75% of RSO leagues that should be rostered. Depending on roster and league sizes not all of these players may be available. For that, we will offer one (1) player that is owned in <25% of leagues as our Sleeper add.

 

Add of the Week

Rex Burkhead, RB, HOU (Owned 33%)

Week 14: 2/-3 yards, 1 Rec/5 yards

Much of the buzz for backfield tandems to add this week will be focused on New England with Pierre Strong and Kevin Harris’ touchdowns in prime time at the forefront of everyone’s mind. However, there is still a fair chance that Damien Harris can return this week and even potentially Rhamondre Stevenson has an outside shot to play. Instead, if you are making the playoffs but need a definite option then look to Houston with Rex Burkhead. Technically, Dare Ogunbawale out-snapped Burkhead last week but expect a full week of game planning without Dameon Pierce to  lean more on Burkhead in week 15 who was coming off of a concussion. 

Suggested Bid: $7,0000,000

RB Adds

 

Pierre Strong / Kevin Harris, RB, NE (Owned 48 / 12%)

Week 14: 5 Car/70 yards, 1 TD, 2 Rec/20 yards – 8 Car/26 yards, 1 TD

Both New England rookie running backs put on a strong performance against a plus matchup for ball carriers in week 14. The injury status to the two (2) starters ahead of them will play a big factor into their expected performance this week. Pierre Strong likely holds up better for the wait and see approach since his role as the pass catcher is less likely to be affected in case of a Damien Harris return.

Suggested Bid: $7,000,000 (PS) / $6,000,000 (KH)

Marlon Mack, RB, DEN (Owned 30%)

Week 14: 3 Car/15 yards, 2 Rec/62 yards, 1 TD

It was the return of Mack for Marlon Mack in week 14 as he scored over 10 PPR points for the first time since week 17 of 2019. Most of his production came on his one (1) touchdown catch of 66 yards but with Mike Boone leaving the game and his season now over, Mack becomes the de facto RB2 for Denver the rest of the season. This game was by far the most productive for Denver’s inept offense so it should not be considered a likelihood that they can frequently support two (2) running backs so target Mack only after their other four (4) RBs mentioned earlier.

Suggested Bid: $2,000,000

WR Add

Chris Moore, WR, HOU (Owned 17%)

Week 14: 10 Rec/124 yards

With Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins missing last week’s game Chris Moore took full advantage by commanding 41 percent (!) of the target share. A matchup this week against Kansas City seems like a bad fantasy start but so too did the Cowboys last week and Kansas City’s defense has been prone to giving up decent fantasy performance to opposing wide receivers. Amari Rodgers also had his first decent game as a pro but Moore has been consistently more involved in the offense and would be the safer of the two (2) options in the final three (3) games.

Suggested Bid: $5,000,000

TE Add

Noah Gray, TE, KC (Owned 15%)

Week 14: 3 Rec/45 yards

As we have seen the last two (2) weeks, big injuries can strike at any moment and create chaos for adding a new player to fill that void. Kansas City has one of the easier tight end matchups during the playoffs which bodes well for those with Travis Kelce. To be savvy, adding Noah Gray for “break glass” emergencies might be what saves someone’s championship in case something was to happen to Kelce over the next three (3) weeks. Gray has seen a handful of targets even with Kelce available so it is not a bad idea to stash him on your practice squad as a “just in case”.

Suggested Bid: $100,000

Sleeper Add (<25%)

David Johnson, RB, NO (Owned 10%)

Week 14: N/A

Remember David Johnson, dual-threat running back who was traded for DeAndre Hopkins and then slowly faded out of fantasy? Well Dennis Allen cannot seem to just let Alvin Kamara be the bell-cow running back he could be and after Mark Ingram was lost for what should be the rest of the season, Allen has brought in Johnson to likely fill in for Ingram. Whether Allen used Johnson as a 1-for-1 substitute for Ingram remains to be seen but goal line and short yard usage should present some intrigue into Johnson’s fantasy viability this week against a porous Falcons defense. If you have made it this far in the season you are likely not going to be starting Johnson in any scenario but if he’s active and you are a thrill seeker…

Suggested Bid: $500,000

More Analysis by Nick Andrews

Week 14 Street FA Report

Updated: December 6th 2022

Each week we will recommend a group of players that are owned in less than 75% of RSO leagues that should be rostered. Depending on roster and league sizes not all of these players may be available. For that, we will offer one (1) player that is owned in <25% of leagues as our Sleeper add.

 

Add of the Week

Tyler Huntley, QB, BAL / Brock Purdy, QB, SF (Owned 24% / 2%)

Week 13: 187 yards, 1 INT, 10 Car/41 yards, 1 TD : 210 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, 4 Car/-1 yard

A big week for replacement quarterbacks as not one (1) but two (2) starters left early in week 13 with injuries. Lamar Jackson’s is less serious, expected to take anywhere from 1-3 games, while Jimmy Garoppolo’s is season ending. Their replacements, Tyler Huntley and Brock Purdy, looked serviceable in relief and in superflex leagues are likely the coveted “adds of this week”. If you are making the playoffs, or need help to get in this week, you should be filing most if not all of your remaining salary cap on offers to both in the hopes of adding at least one of them. Between the two (2) I would give a slight edge to Huntley in priority as we have seen more from him in his career and his rushing capabilities favors more fantasy production.

Suggested Bid: 90-100% of remaining salary cap

RB Adds

Travis Homer, RB, SEA (Owned 10%)

Week 13: N/A

We will have to monitor the injury reports this week to see who will be available for the Seahawks at running back in week 14. Kenneth Walker and DeeJay Dallas both went out with injuries leading to special-teamer Tony Jones as the last man standing at the end of last week’s game. Travis Homer was inactive with an illness and would be expected to return to at least his third-down role with a likely expansion in the standard run packages. The Seahawks have not made any further roster moves, as of Tuesday morning, to suggest that they will add any considerable contributors at this time as well. Homer could be in line for a flashpoint game as the de facto RB1 for Seattle. 

Suggested Bid: $6,000,000

WR Add

Quez Watkins, WR, PHI (Owned 26%)

Week 13: 5 Rec/37 yards

In the absence of Dallas Goedert much of the focus has been on Devonta Smith but Quez Watkins has also seen a consistent benefit over the last month. Watkins has averaged 10.5 PPR points in the Eagles’ last four (4) games and the offense has shown to be one of the highest scoring this season. Watkins did leave last week’s game early with a shoulder injury but in a blowout there likely was more precaution to his absence than any significant concern. Monitor his practice status throughout the week but Watkins does offer WR5 upside in deep leagues.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

TE Add

Chigoziem, Okonkwo, TE, TEN (Owned 11%)

Week 13: 4 Rec/68 yards

The Titans have slowly been integrating their tight ends more into the offensive which has led to the increase in production from both Austin Hooper and rookie Chigoziem Okonkwo. Okonkwo, more the “move” tight end to Hooper’s traditional tight end has seen five (5) targets in each of the last two (2) games scoring an average of 8.5 PPR points. For tight ends not named Kelce, scoring 8+ can seem like a fortune and with question marks surrounding the health of fellow rookie Treylon Burks there may be even more targets to go around.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add (<25%)

Rashid Shaheed, WR, NO (Owned 9%)

Week 13: 4 Rec/75 yards, 1 Car/0 yards

Somewhat under the radar, Rashid Shaheed has become 2022’s poor man DeSean Jackson. The speedy wide receiver has a reception of 30 yards or more in four (4) of the Saints last seven (7) games showcasing that he can take the top off the defense on any play. It may be hard to identify which games Shaheed could potentially score a long touchdown in but the Saints, now in likely what is a lost season, should be evaluating what they have at the position behind rookie Chris Olave. Shaheed finally played over 60 percent of the snaps and it resulted in his highest reception total (4) this season. The Saints are unfortunately on a late bye this week but if you are hanging by the thread at wide receiver in the playoffs Shaheed could be a Hail Mary underdog against the Falcons in week 15.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

More Analysis by Nick Andrews

Week 13 Street FA Report

Updated: November 29th 2022

Each week we will recommend a group of players that are owned in less than 75% of RSO leagues that should be rostered. Depending on roster and league sizes not all of these players may be available. For that, we will offer one (1) player that is owned in <25% of leagues as our Sleeper add.

Add of the Week

Zay Jones, WR, JAX (Owned 61%)

Week 12: 11 Rec/145 yards

Zay Jones has had at least five (5) receptions in each of the last three (3) games but his ownership is still not at the levels it should be in a deep roster format like RSO. Trevor Lawerence is slowly building towards the prospect he was projected to be and with a rising tide comes high seas for his pass catchers. Jones should be rostered near the 90th percentile and likely could be a regular flex starter for the remaining month of fantasy. If he is still available in your league, roster him.

Suggested Bid: $8,500,000

RB Adds

Tevin Coleman/Jordan Mason, RB, SF (Owned 9%/10%)

Week 12: N/A , 5 Car/25 yards

Death, taxes, and the San Francisco 49ers having running back injury concerns. Both Christian McCaffery and Elijah Mitchell missed snaps last week dealing with injuries with Mitchell’s season likely over with a diagnosis of 6-8 weeks for his recovery. Tevin Coleman had a big game in week 5 before being pushed to the inactives with the acquisition of Christian McCaffrey. Jordan Mason, because of his ability to play special teams, has been active the last few weeks and could also be in line for some touches moving forward. In games where McCaffrey is active I would want to have Mason over Coleman for this reason but if McCaffrey was to be inactive for any game expect Coleman to be the primary option with Mason as the complement.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

WR Add

Richie James, WR, NYG (Owned 12%)

Week 12: 5 Rec/41 yards, 1 TD

It is never a safe bet that a Giants’ wide receiver will be productive in a given week but Richie James saw his highest target count since Week 2 (6) and had an increase in snaps with Wan’Dale Robinson out. He also scored a touchdown at the end of the fourth quarter to push his scoring streak to two (2) consecutive games. The Giants have four (4) of their next five (5) games against Washington, Minnesota, and Indianapolis and are expected to be competitive throughout, providing ample opportunities for Daniel Jones to find the endzone once again.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

TE Add

Daniel Bellinger, TE, NYG (Owned 39%)

Week 12: N/A

Speaking of Daniel Jones pass catchers, Daniel Bellinger is expected to return in week 13 after missing four (4) games with a terrible eye injury. Before his injury though, Bellinger was having a great breakout as a low-end TE1 averaging four (4) receptions over his previous four (4) complete games. He also played on 94 percent of the snaps in Week 6, his last full game, and so he should be expected to pick up where he left off. If you are missing a tight end down the stretch Bellinger should be one of the better options currently available.

Suggested Bid: $2,000,000

Sleeper Add (<25%)

Byron Pringle, WR, CHI (Owned 10%)

Week 12: 2 Rec/12 yards, 1 TD

There were a lot of expectations for Darnell Mooney going into this season but with his season prematurely ending last week it now opens a large void of targets for the Bears’ passing game. One player who was acquired this offseason but was forgotten by most due to injury was Byron Pringle. Pringle could be the player who benefits most from Mooney’s injury and a late season breakout candidate. A lot will depend on when Justin Fields can return as neither Trevor Siemian nor Nathan Peterman inspire much confidence to start multiple Bears’ wide receivers so as we learn more about Fields’ availability consider Pringle as a roster stash for the playoffs.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

More Analysis by Nick Andrews

Week 11 Street FA Report

Updated: November 15th 2022

Each week we will recommend a group of players that are owned in less than 75% of RSO leagues that should be rostered. Depending on roster and league sizes not all of these players may be available. For that, we will offer one (1) player that is owned in <25% of leagues as our Sleeper add.

 

Add of the Week

Parris Campbell, WR, IND (Owned 64%)

Week 10: 7 Rec/76 yards, 1 TD

In a surprising, but not really, move the Colts switched back to Matt Ryan as their QB1 and it seemed to provide a spark to the offense. No player seemed to benefit from Ryan’s return more than Parris Campbell who had slumped the previous two (2) weeks with Sam Ehlinger. In the last three (3) games that Ryan has been the Colts quarterback Campbell has had 7+ catches on 9+ targets and a touchdown each game. Campbell is a risk/reward flex option for the remainder of the season while Matt Ryan continues to be the starting quarterback. 

Suggested Bid: $7,500,000

RB Adds

Keaontay Ingram, RB, ARZ (Owned 44%)

Week 10: 1 Car/5 yards

We will have to see what the real reasoning behind Eno Benjamin’s mid-season release was but in his absence and while Darrel Williams continues on injured reserve, Keaontay Ingram now inserts as the immediate handcuff to James Connor in Arizona. The sixth-round rookie has not been overly impressive in his limited action this year but volume is king in fantasy and James Connor has already missed games this season due to injury. If the Cardinals fall out of playoff contention for 2022 there is a chance that the staff gives more opportunities to Ingram down the stretch to see whether they need to address the position next offseason.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

WR Add

Randall Cobb, WR, GB (Owned 17%)

Week 10: N/A

It appears that the Packers coaching staff finally agreed with Aaron Rodgers’ stance on Amari Rodgers and he was released today. Along with that news, Randall Cobb was also designated for return from the injury reserve further explaining the release. The Packers play on a short week this week and so Cobb may not be ready in just two (2) days but moving forward it appears that the trio of Allen Lazard, Christian Watson, and Randall Cobb will be the primary options for Aaron Rodgers. Cobb was having success before his multi-week injury and there should be no missed step between him and Rodgers once he is back on the field.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

TE Add

Foster Moreau, TE, LV (Owned 34%)

Week 10: 3 Rec/43 yards, 1 TD

The real tight end add for this week, if available, should be Trey McBride, the second round selection for Arizona. He is only available in a fifth of leagues but with Zach Ertz’s season over McBride has the possibility of a late breakout if he is ready to step up. Anyways, another season ending injury at the position to Darren Waller leaves Foster Moreau as the only true pass catching tight end left in Las Vegas. Moreau had been a frequent last-minute starter for those who were relying on Waller’s availability but now with his availability more definite, fantasy managers can go ahead and roster Foster (Moreau). The Raiders have been terrible but behind Davante Adams and Josh Jacobs there has not been much for Derek Carr to rely on so the opportunities in garbage time and positive game script should provide plenty of opportunities for Derek Carr to pass the ball around.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add (<25%)

Ben Skowronek, WR, LAR (Owned 22%)

Week 10: 2 Rec/14 yards

The possibility of Cooper Kupp missing most if not all of the remaining season likely leaves some fantasy managers really considering their chances of a championship without Kupp’s weekly production. The L.A. Rams meanwhile, will need to find a way for their offense to continue without Kupp and the likely candidate is that Ben Skowronek will fill at least the screen/slot role that Kupp leaves behind. There is no universe where Skowronek provides a one-for-one production replacement for Cooper Kupp but he was on the field for 98 (!) percent of the snaps last week. All four (4) receivers: Higbee, Robinson, Jefferson, and Skowronek are going to receive more opportunities over the remaining weeks.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

More Analysis by Nick Andrews

Week 10 Street FA Report

Updated: November 8th 2022

Each week we will recommend a group of players that are owned in less than 75% of RSO leagues that should be rostered. Depending on roster and league sizes not all of these players may be available. For that, we will offer one (1) player that is owned in <25% of leagues as our Sleeper add.

 

Add of the Week

Kalif Raymond, WR, DET (Owned 32%)

Week 9: 3 Rec/17 yards

The Lions have been in a number of shootouts this season which means plenty of scoring opportunities. We have yet to receive a definitive timeline on if/when rookie Jameson Williams will be available to play and D.J. Chark has been out since week 4. Meanwhile, Kalif Raymond has played on 85 percent of the Lions’ snaps since week 5 and was having solid, double digit PPR production till last week’s snooze-fest against Green Bay. Expect that the Lions will return to their high scoring ways moving forward and Raymond should continue to produce as an under the radar WR4 while acting as the WR2 for Detroit.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

RB Adds

Jerick McKinnon, RB, KC (Owned 47%)

Week 9: 3 Car/4 yards, 6 Rec/40 yards

Sixty-eight (68) pass attempts is a lot, even for Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid, which is likely why Jerrick McKinnon saw 62 percent of the snaps in week 9. Still, with two (2) consecutive weeks now of Isaiah Pacheo eating away at Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s carries the more consistent option, especially in PPR leagues, might just be McKinnon week-to-week now. He has worked primarily as the passing down option and for a team that likes to throw the ball as much in the red-zone as any other, if you are starving for running back support in the final month of the fantasy season see if McKinnon is still out there.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

WR Add

DeAndre Carter, WR, LAC (Owned 38%)

Week 9: 5 Rec/53 yards

DeAndre Carter’s value is directly linked to the availability of both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams to the Chargers. In both of their absence last week Carter put up a season best five (5) receptions and played on over 80 percent of the Chargers’ offensive snaps. If both continue to be out, which could be very likely, Carter offers deep WR4/5 appeal in the meantime.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

TE Add

Cade Otton, TE, TB (Owned 44%)

Week 9: 5 Rec/68 yards, 1 TD

Similar to Isaiah Likely last week there were many managers who may have moved on from Cade Otton when he was not providing much consistency. Frankly, it was looking like another bust performance last week before exploding on the final drive for three (3) receptions and his first career touchdown. Trust has a funny way of building momentum though and we know that Tom Brady looks to those he trusts the most in big moments. While the rest of the receivers were dropping open passes last week, Brady looked for Otton on consistently on the final drive. Could this be building to a fantasy postseason breakout? How much Cameron Brate really factors into the offense if/when he is healthy would be the big concern for Otton the rest of the season.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

Sleeper Add (<25%)

Phillip Dorsett, WR, HOU (Owned 9%)

Week 9: 3 Rec/69 yards

There is obvious turmoil between the Texans organization and Brandin Cooks which led to him being absent from last week’s game. We have no indication if he will sit out the remainder of the season or not but with Nico Collins also nursing an injury this presents an opportunity for other receivers to see more targets. Phillip Dorsett and Chris Moore benefited from these opportunities last week and Dorsett especially could benefit from the “garbage time” points phenomenon as the Texans run through a gauntlet of opponents to end the season.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

More Analysis by Nick Andrews

Week 9 Street FA Report

Updated: November 1st 2022

Each week we will recommend a group of players that are owned in less than 75% of RSO leagues that should be rostered. Depending on roster and league sizes not all of these players may be available. For that, we will offer one (1) player that is owned in <25% of leagues as our Sleeper add.

 

Add of the Week

Demarcus Robinson, WR, BAL (Owned 5%)

Week 8: 6 Rec/64 yards

Big injuries in Baltimore last week leave a lot of question marks about who Lamar Jackson will be relying on heading into at least week 9. Both Mark Andrews and Rashod Bateman missed most of last week’s game with separate injuries with Bateman already ruled out for several weeks moving forward and Andrews’ status up in the air. Meanwhile Demarcus Robinson saw six (6) receptions on eight (8) targets which suggests he will be first in increased opportunities in Bateman’s absence. Week 9 is another big week for byes and Robinson is available in almost all leagues right now. He is a flex WR4 with scoring upside.

Suggested Bid: $2,000,000

RB Adds

Deon Jackson, RB, IND (Owned 47%)

Week 8: 1 Car/-4 yards

The last second trade of Nyheim Hines was partially due to the Colts spiraling out of contention this season but also in part because of the emergence of Deon Jackson in week 6 as a viable, pass catching replacement behind Jonathan Taylor. Once Taylor returned many leagues were likely dropping Jackson but he now has at minimum handcuff necessity for Taylor owners while also presenting the opportunity to have some stand alone value as the pass catching alternative to Taylor. Keep expectations in reality as the deal for Hines does have Zach Moss returning to Indianapolis, but Jackson’s ownership should rise with the latest news.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Dwayne Washington, RB, NOS (Owned 2%)

Week 8: 4 Car/13 yards

Alvin Kamara finally had the day that many fantasy managers expected him to have this season. It was likely because Mark Ingram left week 8 with an injury that is expected to sideline him for up to a month. While we hope the Saints continue to roll with the appropriate “bell-cow” role for Kamara, there is a chance that Dwayne Washington steals some carries, especially goal-line carries, along the way. Washington played 20 percent of the snaps last week and his usage should be monitored in week 9 for how his role to likely replace Ingram will be defined.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

WR Add

Darius Slayton, WR, NYG (Owned 40%)

Week 8: 5 Rec/66 yards

The Giants have a bye this week and so Darius Slayton will not be able to help your lineups immediately. However, after the coaching staff deemed Kadarius Toney as expendable and Kenny Golladay likely would have been moved/released if he wasn’t injured and expensive, they have moved forward with what they have remaining at their wide receiver position. Wan’dale Robinson was the already known commodity that most leagues would have drafted back in May. Slayton however has come back on the scene after a two (2) year hiatus of irrelevance to score double digit PPR fantasy points in three (3) of the last four (4) weeks making him an interesting addition for the second half of the season.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

TE Add

Isaiah Likely, TE, BAL (Owned 49%)

Week 8: 6 Rec/77 yards, 1 TD

As I said in the beginning, the Ravens are struggling right now with health on their offense and pre-season darling Isaiah Likely finally was able to have his first big game replacing Mark Andrews. We will have to monitor Andrews’ situation each week until he is healthy and any game that Andrews will be out Likely is a plug-and-play tight end in his absence. More receiver than tight end, Likely would be expected to receiver a strong amount of targets in Andrews’ absence.

Suggested Bid: $2,000,000

Sleeper Add (<25%)

DeSean Jackson, WR, BAL (Owned 8%)

Week 8: N/A

The Ravens have been missing the speed of Marquise Brown to stretch the safeties away from the line of scrimmage. They brought in DeSean Jackson two (2) weeks ago and if they were not playing on a short week last week there was likely a chance he would have been up to play at least a couple of key plays to stretch the field. Does Jackson have the upside that he had five (5) years ago, no, but for a free receiver with an opportunity share wide open over the next couple of weeks, he at least has the chance for some relevance during November.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

More Analysis by Nick Andrews