Week 5 Street FA Report

Updated: October 6th 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

Tim Patrick, WR – DEN (Owned 7%)

Week 4: 6 Rec/113 yards, 1 TD

I felt bad not recommending Tim Patrick as a featured WR in last week’s article and then he had a career game on Thursday night. I will make it up to my loyal readers by doubling down and saying he is this week’s must add Reality Sports Online player. The Broncos lost another receiver (Noah Fant) to make an already thin receiving core even thinner. Jerry Jeudy stole the spotlight with his touchdown catch but Patrick out-snapped, out-targeted and out-caught Jeudy. Their next matchup against the Patriots should give us an indication of how the league views Patrick’s skills. Bill Belichick usually locks down Stephon Gilmore to whoever he thinks the opposing team’s number one option is. If it is Jeudy then Patrick will likely see more targets. For the rest of the season, Patrick will have a WR4 based on volume, with the upside he showed on Thursday to be WR2 (or even WR1) in good matchups.

Suggested Bid: $4,000,000

RB Adds

D’Ernest Johnson, RB – CLE (Owned 1%)

Week 4: 13 Car/95 yards

It was another tough week for running backs as Nick Chubb went down with a knee injury that is likely to sideline him for most of the remaining fantasy regular season. Fortunately for the Browns, they already have their insurance policy in the form of Kareem Hunt who stepped in and assumed the primary duties. Because the Browns like to run the ball though, D’Ernest Johnson also received a heavy workload once Chubb exited with 13 carries and almost 100 yards in the second half. He will likely be a fantasy add in every league from his week 4 performance but we should all temper expectations. The Browns play the Colts who are first against the run and have only allowed one (1) top 24RB finish thus far. Their next matchup after that is Pittsburgh who has only allowed a single rusher over 50 yards through their first three games. Needless to say, it will be difficult for Hunt to have a strong fantasy showing let alone those playing behind him. Ideally, you would want Johnson in two weeks when the matchups become much more favorable (Cincinnati, Oakland, and Houston). If you have space, both cap and roster, to acquire Johnson now he may be useful down the road. Otherwise, you can wait to see if someone drops him after two dud performances for much cheaper.

Suggested Bid: $2,500,000

Justin Jackson, RB – LAC (Owned 54%)

Week 4: 6 Car/9 yards, 2 Rec/12 yards

Along with Nick Chubb, Austin Ekeler also went down with what is being described as a serious injury that will keep him out for multiple weeks. Like in Cleveland, the Chargers already have a good backup in rookie Joshua Kelley but his backup, Justin Jackson, is now in play for those desperate at the running back position. Jackson has shown in past seasons when he and Austin Ekeler split time in replace of Melvin Gordon that he can carry a good portion of the workload and not have it be a significant downgrade. He also averaged almost seven (7) yards per carry with what action he saw last season so he can make the most of the opportunity given to him. After Monday night against the Saints, the Chargers play the Jets, Dolphins, Jaguars and Raiders who all have struggled on defense this season. Jackson could be a sleeper flex in any of those matchups until we learn more about Ekeler’s injury.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

WR Add

Dontrelle Inman, WR – WAS (Owned 7%)

Week 4: 4 Rec/29 yards

For the first quarter of the season, Dontrelle Inman has been the consistent WR2 for Washington seeing the second-most targets (21) and is tied for second in reception (11). He also had a two-touchdown performance in week 3 which one would think would raise his ownership across the platform. That was not the case as he remains under 10 percent. The offense has not looked great thus far and second-year receiver Terry McLaurin remains the alpha with double the targets that Inman has. However, in the next month and a half Washington plays a group of pass defenses that are, shall we say, not good. McLaurin will likely be locked up with Jalen Ramsey this coming week against the Rams and then it is the Giants, Cowboys, Giants again, Lions, Bengals, and the Cowboys a second time. There will be plenty of opportunities for Inman to be a WR3/4.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

TE Add

Richard Rodgers, TE – PHI (Owned 1%)

Week 4: 3 Rec/35 yards

The Eagles lost tight end Dallas Goedert last week but that did not stop them from running “12” personnel the fifth most last week. For the season they lineup the most 2+ tight end formations of any team in the league (54 percent) which should present opportunities for Richard Rodgers to at least have some TE2 appeal. Though Zach Ertz was on the field the whole game, he and Rodgers had similar production as well. Until some of the receivers come back healthy Rodgers should be on the field and available for Carson Wentz to get the ball out to.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add (<25%)

Olamide Zaccheaus, WR – ATL (Owned 5%)

Week 4: 8 Rec/86 yards

Raise your hand if you were only told after halftime of Monday night that Julio Jones was going to be used in special yardage situations? Me too. With Julio out, Calvin Ridley retiring just before the game (allegedly) and Russell Gage working through his own injury, Olamide Zaccheaus had his best career game with eight (8) catches and 86 yards. Who knows if this was a product of the situation or if he will continue to be used in such a way with the others sidelined. Either way, we know the Falcons defense likely will not give this team too many chances to salt away games so it will be on Matt Ryan and the passing game to continue to score. Zaccheaus is worth a flier at this point to see how long Julio’s injury keeps him out.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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Week 11 Street FA Report

Updated: November 15th 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: Buffalo, Cleveland, Miami, New England, NYJ, San Francisco

Add of the Week

Josh Reynolds, WR – LAR (Owned 26%)

Week 10: N/A

If you are in 3 of 4 leagues where Josh Reynolds isn’t already owned you need to drop your cap space on him immediately. With Cooper Kupp out for the rest of the season, Reynolds will step back into the WR3 role that he had when Kupp missed time earlier this season. The Rams run 11 personnel (3 WR, 1 TE, 1 RB) almost the entire game (95%) which means that Reynolds will be on the field a lot for the remainder of the season. He may not be as consistent a fantasy producer as Kupp but his ceiling is worth risking it.

Suggested Bid: $7,000,000 – $10,000,000

RB Add

Jacquizz Rodgers, RB – TB (Owned 10.5%)

Week 10: 1 Car/0 yards, 8 Rec/102 yards

It was amazing to see the Buccaneers put up over 500 yards of offense and somehow manage only 3 points. Within those 500 yards though was 100 receiving yards from running back Jacquizz Rodgers. This could be a more common feature, although not likely 100 yards a week, for the Bucs moving forward. Ryan Fitzpatrick will always be a gunslinger but having a check down option never hurts an offense that is likely to be in “catch-up” mode for most of the game. This may have been a single game standout for Rodgers but with playoffs around the corner, it’s time to start stashing as many bench options as possible if you are in the hunt.

Suggested Bid: $500,000 – $1,000,000

WR Add

Brandon LaFell, WR – OAK (Owned 11%)

Week 10: 4 Rec/47 yards

Brandon LaFell was brought in a couple of weeks ago to fill the hole at receiver when the Raiders traded away Amari Cooper. A couple weeks later and he now appears to be their primary receiver. What’s more is that both Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant are injured leaving minimal options for Derek Carr to throw the ball to for the next 6 weeks. The Raiders offense is not going to score many points each week but in PPR leagues having a team’s number one target is always a good thing to stash on the bench for emergencies. LaFell could remain a deep WR play for struggling teams that can’t afford/acquire Josh Reynolds.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

TE Adds

Tyler Higbee, TE – LAR (Owned 20%)

Week 10: 3 Rec/25 yards, 1 TD

There’s a similar analysis here for Tyler Higbee as with Josh Reynolds but on a lower scale. Targets will become available with Kupp out of the lineup, however, only one tight end will be on the field at any given time. Higbee plays about 77% of the snaps so he will have the opportunity to carve a new role out for himself. You should temper your expectations, however, as he has only reached four (4) targets twice this season.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add (<10%)

Dontrelle Inman, WR – IND (Owned 3.8%)

Week 10: 4 Rec/41 yards

A team polar opposite to LA Rams in terms of tight end usage, the Colts love to get their big guys involved in the passing game and had their third game this season with multiple tight ends scoring a touchdown. The story underneath of that, however, is that of newly acquired receiver Dontrelle Inman stepping in as the WR2 behind T.Y. Hilton the past two weeks. Maybe it is because Ryan Grant isn’t fully healthy yet but Inman had four catches to Grant’s one in week 10. Chester Rogers has also become non-existent since bringing in Inman and Grant returning. Like Brandon LaFell, Inman could have great appeal for teams that need some receiver depth but won’t be able to acquire Josh Reynolds this week. Plus no one is talking about him so he should be cheap to acquire.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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Week 13 Street FA Report

Updated: November 30th 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.

Add of the Week

Dontrelle Inman, WR – CHI (Owned 28%)

Week 12: 4 Rec/44 yards

The trade deadline was an eventful week this season but there was one trade, the Chargers trading Dontrelle Inman to the Bears for a conditional seventh-round pick, which went pretty much unnoticed in the fantasy community. He was inactive for his first game with the Bears but since has become their most targeted receiver with 23 targets in 3 games. Inman is the best outside receiver the Bears have at this point so it’s likely that his target volume continues. With remaining games against the 49ers, Bengals, Lions, and Browns there should be plenty of opportunities to get in the end zone as well.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000 – $2,000,000

QB Add

Blaine Gabbert, QB – ARZ (Owned 13%)

Week 12: 22 for 38, 241 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, 6 Car/17 yards

Gabbert did more than enough to stick it to his old team in week 12 and secure a victory against a tough Jacksonville defense. He has also shown enough to Bruce Arians and the coaching staff to be named the starter for the near future. In 2QB/Superflex leagues he’s a must own and in regular leagues, he’s a tentative add for any team entering the playoffs without a clear QB1 on their squad. After a tough matchup next week against the Rams, Gabbert has great playoff matchups against Tennessee, Washington, and the Giants. All are allowing over 17 points per week to QBs. If your starter has any questionable matchups in the playoffs it wouldn’t hurt to consider Gabbert if he plays as well as he did against Jacksonville.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000 ($5,000,000 in 2QB/SFLX)

RB Add

Peyton Barber, RB – TB (Owned 4.5%)

Week 12: 5 Car/7 yards, 2 TD

Doug Martin left week 12 against the Falcons with a concussion forcing the Bucs to return to a committee for backfield touches. Jacquizz Rodgers led the team with 8 carries but it was Peyton Barber who scored two short touchdowns on his 5 carries. In week 10 I wrote about how Barber saw an increased amount of carries after the Bucs took Martin out in a blowout and it suggested that Barber might have a bigger role if Martin was to miss time in the future. While the team was in catch-up mode for most of the afternoon the Bucs showed that Barber would be more frequently used in traditional run formations especially around the goal line. If Martin’s concussion symptoms forced him to miss any additional time Barber could be a late season add that could pay off for a game or two.

Suggested Bid: $500,000 – $1,000,000

WR Add

Josh Reynolds, WR – LAR (Owned 33%)

Week 12: 4 Rec/37 yards, 1 TD

Earlier in the week, a report surfaced that suggested Josh Reynolds would be featured significantly more with Robert Woods declared out for their game against the Saints. “Coach speak” like this comes out weekly from every team so it wasn’t much to get up and check the wire to see if he was available. But after scoring his first career touchdown and accumulating almost 14 PPR points he should be on the radars. A rookie out of Texas A&M, Reynolds was Matt Waldman’s WR2 in his pre-draft RSP and described him as, “Tall and wiry. He’s built a lot like A.J. Green, and his style of play has similarities.” That’s high praise for a player that fell in the draft and subsequently lost a lot of stock when it came to rookie drafts this offseason. Still, Reynolds can win battles outside the numbers and get open in the end zone, like with his touchdown last week. With Robert Woods out a couple more weeks Reynolds could have another productive game next week against the Cardinals.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

TE Add

Ricky Seals-Jones, TE – ARZ (Owned 7.5%)

Week 12: 4 Rec/72 yards, 1 TD

Everyone who thought Ricky Seals-Jones’ 2 touchdown game in week 11 was a fluke raise your hand. Ya, me too. Well after he scored another touchdown in week 12 and added a respectable 72 yards receiving he’s must add now. For the same reasons that Blaine Gabbert could be a fantasy relevant player in the playoffs with decent matchups so to could Seals-Jones. While Tennessee is in the top third against TEs, Washington, and New York are two of the worst in terms of TE points allowed. It wouldn’t be surprising if Seals-Jones has another TE1 finish in at least one game during the playoffs.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

Sleeper Add (<10%)

Cordarrelle Patterson, WR – OAK (Owned 9%)

Week 12: 3 Rec/72 yards

Michael Crabtree is suspended for two games after last week’s brawl and Amari Cooper had a pretty serious injury that resulted in him having both a sprained ankle and a concussion. This leaves Cordarrelle Patterson, Seth Roberts, and Johnny Holton as the remaining receivers that get to go up against the Giants this week. The Raiders like to use Patterson for gadget and trick plays because of his speed and quickness so I expect them to use him more over the next two weeks while they operate without their top two receivers.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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