Week 7 Street FA Report

Updated: October 20th 2020

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

Boston Scott, RB – PHI (Owned 62%)

Week 6: 2 Car/4 yards, 2 Rec/5 yards

There was a big scare in the Eagles-Ravens game for Miles Sanders when he went down with an injury to his knee. Luckily for him, it does not appear to be a serious injury but he will be out for at least a couple of weeks. In his place, the team will once again turn to Boston Scott who in his two games against the Giants last year scored 24.8 and 35.8 PPR points. With only Corey Clement behind him as a running back with at least ten (10) snaps played thus far it is safe to assume that Scott should see the majority of touches and snaps out of the backfield on Thursday night. Scott presents RB3/Flex appeal over the next two weeks before the Eagles’ bye. His value can be reassessed in week 10 once the extent of Sanders’ injury is more known.

Suggested Bid: $2,000,000

RB Add

Gus Edwards, RB – BAL (Owned 37%)

Week 6: 14 Car/26 yards, 1 TD

We will have to wait a week to find out how serious Mark Ingram’s injury is that forced him to leave early from the Ravens’ Week 6 game before we go full with Gus Edwards. Until then Edwards looks like another running back that could be in line for an increase in snaps and rushing attempts and therefore should be rostered in more than a third of RSO leagues. Edwards has led the Ravens’ backfield in snaps the last three weeks and carries in two of the last three so even if Ingram does return after their bye he will continue to have a bigger role than most see in this offense. We all hope that J.K. Dobbins takes over this backfield with the current situation but sometimes we should not look a gift horse in the mouth and pick up the free option right now.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

 WR Add

Adam Humphries, WR – TEN (Owned 36%)

Week 6: 6 Rec/64 yards, 1 TD

Those who rostered Adam Humphries have had to wait a long time for him to be available after the team missed a week for COVID delays and then Humphries needed to miss an additional game until he could test negative. On Sunday he returned and had his best statistical performance of the season finishing as the WR12. Corey Davis missing the game was likely a contributing factor for his success but Humphries has only one (1) game thus far with under 10 PPR points and is WR36 for points per game averaging a respectable 13.2 PPR. For those either streaming wide receiver or who need to add depth he is a better bench player and potential weekly starter than many other options around his ownership levels. The Titans offense is legit and it should continue to fuel fantasy points for players other than Derrick Henry and A.J. Brown.

Suggested Bid: $3,000,000

TE Add

Anthony Firkser, TE – TEN (4%)

Week 6: 8 Rec/113 yards, 1 TD

It must have been disappointing to those who have Jonnu Smith to have him have a single catch in week 6 before going down with an ankle injury and to then watch Anthony Firkser come in as his replacement and put up over 25 points. Smith is expected to miss at least the Titans next game while dealing with his injury and it could take a couple of games until he is fully back to even strength as ankles are a fickle injury to heal for big tight ends. As I mentioned for Adam Humphries, the Titans’ offense is strong enough that it can hold up multiple pass-catchers in fantasy and the team will be frequenting the red zone for touchdown opportunities. He may not have more than a couple of weeks of value but if Firkser can help you steal a win between now and then it is worth it.

Suggested Bid: $1,500,000

 Sleeper Add

Marcus Johnson, WR – IND (Owned 2%)

Week 6: 5 Rec/108 yards

Slowly, Marcus Johnson has been gaining steam as a deep threat for the Indianapolis Colts. Two weeks ago he had a 36-yard catch while playing on over half the snaps. Then this week he had over 100 yards, half on a big 55-yard pass from Philip Rivers while playing on almost two-thirds (63 percent) of the snaps and being the most targeted receiver with eight (8). The Colts currently are tied for eighth (8th) in three (3) receiver sets at 71 percent so there should be plenty of opportunities for Johnson to continue being on the field.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

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Week 10 Street FA Report

Updated: November 9th 2019

Each week we will recommend a group of players that are owned in less than 50% of RSO league that should be rostered. Depending on roster and league sizes not all of these players may be available. For that, we will offer 1 player that is owned in <10% of leagues as our Sleeper add.

Add of the Week

Zach Pascal, WR – IND (Owned 46.5%)

Week 9: 5 Rec/76 yards, 1 TD

T.Y. Hilton is going to be out for what is being reported as a month so everyone should be signing up to acquire Zach Pascal for the rest of the fantasy regular season. With Hilton out last week Pascal played 92% of the team’s snaps and had just under 19PPR points with backup Brian Hoyer in for most of the game. He is the top option for however long Hilton is out and the Colts play the Dolphins next week. He’s going to be a WR2 option in a week of heavy receiver byes. Don’t be cheap, empty your cap space for Pascal.

Suggested Bid: $10,000,000 (or 70% of your cap space)

RB Add

J.D. McKissic, RB – DET (Owned 29%)

Week 9: 4 Car/32 yards, 3 Rec/40 yards, 1 TD

It was probably overblown that Ty Johnson was going to have a major role replacing Kerryon Johnson but 10 points in two weeks is worse than even the biggest skeptics would have predicted. The Lions seem to be reverting back to their gameplans of the early 2010s where they let Matthew Stafford drop back and throw it all game, mixing in a run here and there just to keep defenses honest. This bodes well for J.D. McKissic who acts primarily as the receiving back for Detroit. The Lions have above average RB matchups against Dallas (17th) and Washington (25th) bookended by two games against the suddenly spiraling Chicago Bears (24th) for the remainder of the fantasy regular season. If you are hampered by injuries and byes McKissic is a strong Hail Mary play for those truly desperate.

Suggested Bid: $1,500,000

WR Add

Adam Humphries, WR – TEN (Owned 42%)

Week 9: 4 Rec/65 yards

The Titans have shown faith in Ryan Tannehill as a passer since taking over the starting job in week 7. He is averaging 20PPG and 34 pass attempts over three (3) weeks which has opened up the viability of guys like A.J. Brown and Adam Humphries as fantasy receivers. The latter is available in just over half the leagues so he is more than likely an option for you to grab this week for a spot start. Humphries hasn’t put up the numbers that he was having at the end of last season but compared to how he started this season with Marcus Mariota (5.9 vs. 8 PPG) things are at least trending in the right direction. The Titans should be in “keep up” mode against the Chiefs in week 10 so there is plenty of opportunities for passes to be spread around once again.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

TE Add

Ryan Griffin, TE – NYJ (Owned 11%)

Week 9: 6 Rec/50 yards

Everyone has been waiting for Chris Herndon to return to action after he was suspended for the first four (4) games and then has missed the last month with an injury. Meanwhile, journeyman Ryan Griffin has put together back-to-back solid performances with 35.5PPR points and may have made enough of an impression to keep his role as the Jets TE1. There is no guarantee that Herndon will be back from his injury soon and even if he does hamstring injuries have a funny way of flaring up at any point during a game forcing him back to the sideline without notice. The Jets are a team that has to throw late and come back often in games and with Le’Veon Bell’s recent injury news (more on that in a second) Griffin may find himself as Sam Darnold’s primary option in the red zone.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

Sleeper Add (<10%)

Bilal Powell, RB – NYJ (Owned 5%)

Week 9: 2 Car/16 yards

The Jets have been using Le’Veon Bell as much as a bell cow can be used in 2019 so usually, his backups’ fantasy value would be next to zero at any given time. But he suddenly was added to the injury report on Tuesday and the team promoted Josh Adams from their practice squad which raised some eyebrows about Bell’s health. The team has stated that they did this more so that Adams wouldn’t be claimed by another team but they have already ruled Bell out for Wednesday practice so call me skeptical. Most people will rush to add Ty Montgomery if Bell was to miss time but in the limited amount of snaps that Bell hasn’t been on the field it has been Bilal Powell not Montgomery as the second option. There likely would be a committee between the two in absence of Bell but Powell will be much cheaper and more readily available in leagues. Stash him away for the weekend until we find out the full story from the Jets on Le’Veon Bell’s status.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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Week 9 Street FA Report

Updated: October 31st 2018

Each week we will recommend a group of players that are owned in less than 50% of RSO league that should be rostered. Depending on roster and league sizes not all of these players may be available. For that, we will offer 1 player that is owned in <10% of leagues as our Sleeper add.

Byes: Arizona, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, NYG, Philadelphia

Add of the Week

David Moore, WR – SEA (Owned 21.6%)

Week 8: 4 Rec/97 yards, 1 TD

A sleeper recommendation three weeks ago, David Moore has graduated to Add of the Week after scoring four (4) touchdowns and averaging 17 points since then. What’s more is that the Seahawks are showing that they are going to trust Mooremore moving forward so much so that they released Brandon Marshall on Tuesday. He may not be as stable a fantasy option as he has been the last three weeks but for deep WR leagues, Moore is a bonafide WR4 right now. In another big bye week, he may be a player that you can use in your lineups this week.

Suggested Bid: $3,000,000 – $6,000,000

RB Add

Josh Adams, RB – PHI (Owned 11%)

Week 8: 9 Car/61 yards, 1 Rec/6 yards

The stat line will show Wendell Smallwood had 14.6 PPR points last week and therefore would be the likely next man up after Ajayi went down for the season. Looking deeper, however, rookie Josh Adams was more efficient with his carries, 6.8 yards vs. 3 yards per carry, on similar touches. He is also another player recommended going into a bye so he should be cheaper to acquire. We will see how the touches are shared going forward but with Smallwood likely already owned in your league why not grab Adams for free.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

WR Adds

T.J. Jones, WR – DET (Owned 0.8%)

Week 8: N/A

Interestingly, T.J. Jones was a WR add suggestion exactly one year ago in the FA Report. Jones hasn’t done anything this season but with Golden Tate leaving the Motor City, and the Lions being one of the heaviest 3WR set teams it’s worth adding Jones. He tallied 30 receptions last year splitting time with Kenny Golladay as the WR3 last season and only has Theo Riddick to contend with as the primary slot option moving forward. Especially if Riddick isn’t healthy over the next couple week, Jones may see even more opportunities.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

 

Adam Humphries, WR – TB (Owned 14.2%)

Week 8: 7 Rec/76 yards

I expected DeSean Jackson to be another veteran receiver on the move but he is staying in Tampa for the rest of the season. Regardless, Adam Humphries is a receiver that should be available in most leagues that has been putting up quietly good numbers over the last month, averaging 10.8 PPR points in their last four games. The Bucs will be switching back to Ryan Fitzpatrick which may mean that Humphries number dip but for now he’s a WR5 with upside.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

TE Add

Jeff Heuerman, TE – DEN (Owned 9.8%)

Week 8: 1 Rec/4 yards, 1 TD

Even before the news of Demaryius Thomas being shipped to Houston, Jeff Heuerman was a name to watch based on his target volume thus far. He has averaged at least four (4) targets in 4 of his last 5 games but hasn’t been able to turn them into much fantasy production. With Thomas gone there becomes a need for another option in the red zone for targets. Courtland Sutton will see a large increase in his target shares but don’t be surprised if Heuerman also sees an extra target or two per game. If he can accumulate more catches between the 20’s as well as receive goal-line targets he might become something in the second half of the season.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add (<10%)

Tyler Ervin, RB – HOU (Owned 7.3%)

Week 8: 1 Rec/4 yards

As previously mentioned Demaryius Thomas was traded to Houston to try and supplement the loss of Will Fuller for the season. The slot position, however, was not filled and with Keke Coutee missing last week and potentially more games coming, Tyler Ervin may be in line to see more opportunities as a receiver. Ervin was always going to be a question mark as a runner being only 190lbs but his strong receiving skills are what have kept him on the roster these last three seasons. If he can start to see more time in the slot it should be easy for him to work underneath defenses trying to cover Thomas and Hopkins downfield.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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Week 5 Street FA Report

Updated: October 5th 2017

Each week we will recommend a group of players that are owned in less than 50% of RSO league that should be rostered. Depending on roster and league sizes not all of these players may be available. For that, we will offer 1 player that is owned in <10% of leagues as our Sleeper add.

BYES: New Orleans, Atlanta, Denver, Washington

Add of the Week

Aaron Jones, RB – GB (Owned 28%)

Week 4: 13 Car/49 yards, 1 TD

You never hope for an injury to another person but once Ty Montgomery went out with a chest injury Thursday night I was excited to finally see what Jamaal Williams would do. Unfortunately, he also was injured after 4 carries leaving the Aarons, Jones and Ripkowski, as the only two options for Green Bay right now. Ripkowski is more of a fullback which means that Jones could be in for a heavy usage while the other two RBs are out. There are conflicting reports about how serious Montgomery’s injury is; some says he’s day-to-day while others suggest it could be 2-4 weeks. What is for sure is that with the amount of touches that Montgomery has received over the first 3 games suggests that Aaron Jones may have more than his fair number of chances moving forward.

Suggested Bid: $2,000,000 – $5,000,000

RB Adds

Elijah McGuire, RB – NYJ (Owned 30%)

Week 4: 10 Car/93 yards, 1 TD, 2 Rec/38 yards

I must be crazy for suggesting a Jets player 3 out of the first 4 weeks but they just keep exceeding expectations for me. McGuire, a 6th round rookie, had one of the two Jet runs that went for over 60 yards on their way to an overtime win last week. While Bilal Powell more than doubled his touches (25:12) it’ll be interesting to see what coaches want to do moving forward. The Jets are a team in rebuild and may want to see what they have at each position going into next offseason. They may not be able to run the ball as effectively as they did against the Jags each week but McGuire does have the speed and pass-catching ability to be used as a receiving back in this offense when needed.

Suggested Bid: $500,000 – $1,500,000

 

Alex Collins, RB – BAL (Owned 47%)

Week 4: 9 Car/82 yards

Baltimore’s offense has looked like molasses the past two weeks which makes it hard for fantasy owners to trust using any player on a weekly basis. Javorius Allen is still the back to own in PPR leagues since he is featured heavily in Joe Flacco’s passing game however, Alex Collins has shown that he is now likely the between tackles/goal line back. He had more carries than both Allen and Terrance West combined (9:6) last week. If he can stop fumbling the ball once a game Collins should have at least some use for the coming bye weeks.

Suggested Bid: $500,000 – $1,500,000

WR Adds

Adam Humphries, WR – TB (Owned 3%)

Week 4: 6 Rec/70 yards

Let me start by saying that I would only be adding Humphries in a league where I am hurting at WR for week 5 and may need a Hail Mary option. The Bucs face the Patriots (on a short week) who have been one of the worst pass defenses in NFL history through 4 games. Bill Belichick usually takes away your number option which means double coverage for Mike Evans. But there is nothing to suggest that one-on-one coverage everywhere else will slow down a team’s passing attack this year. In what could be another Thursday Night shootout Humphries could have a similar stat line to last week. A touchdown would just be icing.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

TE Adds

Tyler Kroft, TE – CIN (Owned 3%)

Week 4: 6 Rec/68 yards, 2 TD

Cincinnati loves to feature its tight ends no matter who is available. With Tyler Eifert out for a second straight week, Kroft took advantage of a poor Browns defense scoring two touchdowns. Though he will never outrank A.J. Green in targets Kroft is likely only competing with LaFell for second in target shares with Eifert out. Similar to what I said last week about Jordan Reed’s injury concerns leading to Vernon Davis’ week-to-week value the longer Eifert is out the more weeks that Kroft should be at least a TE2 option.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add

ANYONE WITH FUTURE VALUE

I know this might sound like a cop-out but with RSOs new resign feature coming available this week if you have room at the end of your bench and don’t already have a resign candidate in mind (or the values are out of your price range) then why not take a shot with a player that might have value in 2018 and beyond. Several young QBs that could find themselves in starting roles next year are likely available including Jimmy Garoppolo, A.J. McCarron, and Jacoby Brissett. As well, there may be injured players that could be bargain bin finds to scoop up before they become healthy prior to next year’s auctions. A prime candidate for this would be Quincy Enunwa (yes another Jet) who is available in 22% of leagues. Remember that it will take a week for the system to process a free agent’s resign value so you won’t be able to see what their value is until week 6. But if you’re already thinking of using this strategy then you’re thinking long term anyway.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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