Week 8 Street FA Report

Updated: October 24th 2023

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

Pierre Strong Jr, RB, CLE (Owned 47%)

Week 7: 8 Car/25 yards

Find the weekly injury, add the next man up. That seems to be the theme for each AotW in 2023 as yet another running back injury adds to the already limited number of viable fantasy starters at the position in any given week. Jeromy Ford is expected to miss at least a couple of games and so Pierre Strong and Kareem Hunt will be the only two (2) ball carriers available for the Browns in his absence. Strong actually played more snaps than Hunt despite the higher fantasy production from Hunt in week 7 and was the planned option C going into the season. He is also available in more league right now so he gets the nod as the recommendation for Week 8. 

Suggested Bid: $2,000,000

RB Add

Chase Edmonds, RB, TB (Owned 34%)

Week 7: N/A

This week more than any other this season we find ourselves taking a lot of speculative guesses on whether some players can assume more of/a better role than they previously have had during the first half of the season. Chase Edmonds has not played since Week 2 and did not look like much when he was on the field earlier this season. However, the Bucs backfield behind Raachad White has done nothing to suggest that they should be awarded more playing time than the veteran and as mentioned above it seems every week that a starting running back is going down for a couple games. Do I expect Edmonds to do much this season, not really, but I would rather be a week early and move on than have to pay up a week late in case of anything.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

WR Add

Demario Douglas, WR, NE (Owned 20%)

Week 7: 1 Car/20 yards, 4 Rec/54 yards

Outside of Kendrick Bourne the only receiver New England has had looked consistently explosive (when healthy) is Demario Douglas. The sixth-round selection from Liberty has been battling through injuries thus far this season but when on the field he appears to be more useful than DeVante Parker or the ghost of Juju Smith-Schuster. If the Patriots’ offense can look at least as competent as it did in Week 7, Douglas could have deep league appeal during the final six (6) weeks of the fantasy regular season.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

TE Add

Elijah Higgins, TE, ARZ (Owned 8%)

Week 7: 1 Rec/0 yards

Zach Ertz has been placed on the Injured Reserve meaning that the Cardinals will be left with Trey McBride, Geoff Swaim, and rookie Elijah Higgins as their three (3) tight ends for at least the next month. McBride probably (?) will be the most beneficial of Ertz’s absence but do not overlook Higgins potential increase in usage as well. The former Stanford wide receiver was drafted as a tight end by the Dolphins this pre-season and had been inactive up until this week when he caught his first career reception. Definitely look to other options if you need a startable tight end this week but if you are a dynasty player who likes to bargain bin your tight end depth, stash Higgins on your practice squad and see what he does over the month of November. 

Suggested Bid: $500,000 (PS $100,000)

Sleeper Add (<25%)

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, WR, TEN (Owned 22%)

Week 7: N/A

I am purely speculating that DeAndre Hopkins may be traded between now and next Tuesday’s trade deadline. The Titans have already shown to be sellers moving on from Kevin Byard and maybe a team is willing to offer a mid day three (3) pick to bolster their receiving room for Hopkins. In that case, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine becomes the de facto WR1 for Tennessee until Treylon Burks is fully healthy. NWI has proven in past seasons that he can be a fantasy WR5 option when his role is unchallenged so deeper leagues he can be added this week until the trade deadline.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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