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

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Week 9 Street FA Report

Updated: November 1st 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: BEARS, BROWNS, CHARGERS, VIKINGS, PATRIOTS, STEELERS

Add of the Week

Kenyan Drake, RB – MIA (Owned 45%)

Week 8: 6 Car/22 yards

Big new coming out of Miami as the Dolphins have traded Pro Bowler Jay Ajayi to the Eagles. This leaves Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams to take on the workload for the remained of 2017. Sources say that while Ajayi has been resting in practices due to injuries the coaching staff has become more impressed with how Drake looks in his sophomore season. This, coupled with the inept ability to produce offense this season is likely why they felt comfortable moving on from Ajayi. Drake worked mostly behind Williams this season but since the trade has gone through the coaching staff has come out to say he will be the primary ball carries with Williams being more involved in passing and 3rd down situations. If he’s still available on the street and you need RBs for the playoffs Drake is a player that needs to be owned in all league now.

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

RB Add

Dwayne Washington, RB – DET (Owned 3%)

Week 8: 6 Car/12 yards, 1 Rec/4 yards

As both a Theo Riddick and Ameer Abdullah owner it frustrates me to no end that the Lions insist on having Washington brought in within the 10-yard line. It’s obvious what his role is which is why the Steelers were able to hold the Lions from getting into the end zone despite having multiple red zone drives last week. But since the coaches clearly want Washington to be their “thumper” back he holds similar value to Matt Asiata from previous seasons. It’s likely that he doesn’t score more than 3 points in any game for the rest of the season but the possibility of having goal-line carries is enough to be bench material in case of an injury to Abdullah.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

WR Add

T.J. Jones, WR – DET (Owned 6%)

Week 8: 4 Rec/88 yards

Kenny Golladay missed week 8 and Golden Tate worked his way back from his week 6 injury giving T.J. Jones an opportunity to be involved in the passing game. He responded with over 80 yards receiving and had his second straight game with over 8 targets. Because of their backfield situation, the Lions are a team that frequently uses 3 receiver formations which means Jones has fantasy value until Golladay and Tate are back to full health. It’s possible that if Jones can be trusted over the next couple of weeks that he may retain the WR3 role regardless of Golladay’s return.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Tre McBride, WR – CHI (Owned 2%)

Week 8: 3 Rec/92 yards

The Bears receivers are a fickle bunch of players to own, especially since Mitchell Trubisky took over. In his first 4 starts, he has less than 15 completions in every game which makes the week-to-week expectations of Tre McBride risky business. Still, the Bears don’t have a receiver that should command the majority of targets and they just lost their primary TE, Zach Miller, for the season.  McBride has a typical receiver build, 6ft 210 lbs and has similar metrics to that of Pierre Garcon, according to Player Profiler. This late in the season there is likely more valuable to be had in a trade than with anything you can find for free on the street. But if you’re strapped for cash McBride could be a matchup-based WR4/5 some weeks.

Suggested Bid: $500,000 – $1,000,000

TE Add

C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE – HOU (Owned 40%)

Week 8: N/A

There’s better than a 50:50 chance that Fiedorowicz is sitting on the streets in your league in which case you should be picking him up now before he is reinstated from IR. In his first game, he caught all four (4) of his targets and this was when Tom Savage was still the starting QB. When he returns, C.J. will take back the TE1 role in what has become one of the most effective offenses in the NFL. There’s no guarantee when he will return but he did practice last week which should be considered a good thing. In the meantime stash him on your bench. He could be a TE1 going into the playoffs.

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

Sleeper Add (<10%)

Dion Sims, TE – CHI (Owned 2.5%)

Week 8: 3 Rec/15 yards

As previously mentioned the Bears have lost Zach Miller for the season so I’m going to double down on the Bears needing to find new targets to throw to. Sims was an early offseason sleeper while as a member of the Dolphins before they traded for Julius Thomas and let him go to Chicago. Many might point to Adam Shaheen as the next man up but he’s still a rookie and learning the position. Sims is the more polished player, for now, at both receiving and more importantly blocking which will allow him to be on the field more. He should be a considered a TE2 going forward.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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