Week 10 Street FA Report

Updated: November 9th 2021

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

Eno Benjamin, RB – ARZ (Owned 23%)
Week 9: 9 Car/39 yards, 1 TD

Another big week for backup running back’s value as Chase Edmonds went down immediately in week 9 opening up a massive opportunity for James Connor’s fantasy production to increase as the regular (fantasy) season winds down. The third-string running back, Eno Benjamin, also worked his way into the end zone to bring attention to his value moving forward. The Cardinals are one the more explosive offenses in the league this season and with Kyler Murray occupying much of the attention during zone-read plays, yards per carry should be available to Benjamin during Edmonds’ absence. Benjamin should be added to most leagues’ benches this week and could have solid flex appeal over the next month if working with a rotation of other starting RBs in your lineup.

Suggested Bid: $4,000,000

WR Add

Tre’Quan Smith, WR – NO (Owned 38.5%)

Week 9: 3 Rec/53 yards

It would not be surprising if Tre’Quan Smith become even more available by Wednesday morning as he has not put up stellar stats his first few weeks back from injury and has often been outshined on the highlight reel by other Saints’ receivers. The snaps are there, second-most by a Saints’ receiver since his return in week 7, Smith is just still working his way back into sync with the rotation of quarterbacks that the Saints have at their disposal. The past Drew Brees led offenses that would put up 300 passing yards weekly are gone, but there is still enough for Smith to be a WR5/6 for deeper leagues.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

James Washington, WR – PIT (Owned 28%)

Week 9: 2 Car/13 yards, 1 Rec/42 yards

Many may have missed Chase Claypool limping off the field on the final Pittsburgh drive on Monday Night but his status will be one to monitor heading into week 10. Any diagnosis that costs him practice opens the door for third-year receiver James Washington to see an increased role. The Steelers also have a great matchup against the Lions coming up in week 10 that could result in several players getting a chance to get in the endzone.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

TE Add

Geoff Swaim, TE – TEN (Owned 3%)

Week 9: 4 Rec/29yards, 1 TD

These were back-to-back weeks that Geoff Swaim had four (4) receptions and a touchdown. That immediately puts him on the radar for tight-end streamers looking for red zone opportunities. With Derek Henry gone the Titans are looking at alternative options around the goal line to get the ball to and in the last two (2) weeks, Swaim has been the forgotten man by the defense. With Julio Jones and A.J. Brown taking up much of the defense’s attention this season, that will likely continue to be the situation for Swaim. He is nearly doubling other Titans’ tight ends for positional snaps thus far which bodes well for target opportunities as well.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add (<25%)

Tajae Sharpe, WR – ATL (Owned 19%)
Week 9: 1 Rec/12 yards

It seems like forever ago that Tajae Sharpe was the pre-season darling that was blowing up with the Titans in 2016. He has found a bit of fantasy relevance this season in Atlanta again with Julio Jones leaving in the offseason and Calvin Ridley stepping away from the team recently. Sharpe is coming off a poor performance in week 9 with only one (1) catch but he did have 11 over the previous three (3) weeks. He has also played on 74 percent of snaps since Ridley has been out of the lineup so his opportunities should return to the mean. More of a Hail Mary option week to week, Sharpe is at least bench material to see how the Falcons’ second half to the season transpires.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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Week 5 Street FA Report

Updated: October 3rd 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: Chicago, Tampa Bay

Add of the Week

Taylor Gabriel, WR – CHI (Owned 24.5%)

Week 4: 7 Rec/ 104 yards, 2 TDs, 1 Car/10 yards

Gabriel was a player I featured two weeks ago but his ownership levels barely rose. After a 30 point PPR performance last week it is unlikely that he will remain this low. Unfortunately, he and the rest of the Bears are on the bye in week 5 after having a huge offensive showing in week 4 but maybe that will keep some from putting in a claim. Gabriel isn’t going to be getting many multi-touchdown games going forward but he has established himself as a clear target that Mitchell Trubisky is looking for in the passing game. If Anthony Miller misses any additional games coming out the bye that just means more targets for Gabriel going forward.

Suggested Bid: $3,000,000 – $5,000,000

RB Add

Mike Davis, RB – SEA (Owned 2.8%)

Week 4: 21 Car/101 yards, 2 TDs, 4 Rec/23 yards

Bill Belichick may get a lot of flak for being ruthless with his deployment of running backs in his offensive game plan but at least when he takes an RB in the first round (Sony Michel) he actually uses him. Pete Carroll took Rashaad Penny in the first but he and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer have sparingly used him, instead favoring Chris Carson and now Mike Davis more. After Davis’ 100-yard game last week Carroll has said that he will remain in the rotation even when Carson returns to the line-up. It is tough to see all of these runners being consistent contributors in a given week but with injuries being a real problem it’s worth a shot to see if Davis has some more decent games ahead of him.

Suggested Bid: $500,000 – $1,000,000

Wendell Smallwood, RB – PHI (Owned 31%)

Week 4: 5 Car/39 yards, 3 Rec/15 yards

 

Sproles and Clement were out this past week which allowed for Wendell Smallwood to operate as the second option behind Jay Ajayi. He didn’t have a huge stat line but he provided enough that if Ajayi’s own injury flares up mid-game he could be a deep play in some leagues hurting for RBs. At a minimum, if Sproles and/or Clement are held out for games moving forward Smallwood should have some PPR value based on how he was used against the Titans last week. He had more targets than Ajayi in the receiving game despite being on the field for significantly fewer plays.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

WR Add

Keke Coutee, WR – HOU (Owned 48.5%)

Week 4: 11 Rec/109 yards, 2 Car/-2 yards

Keke Coutee was a frequent third-round selection in rookie drafts this offseason but had been invisible due to injury for the first three weeks. He had quite the first showing though as he tied for the most targets in week 4 with fifteen, catching eleven! At 5’10” Coutee is the prototypical slot receiver that will gobble up the underneath targets. With Will Fuller and DeAndre Hopkins garnering all the attention of defenses deep and on the outside, Coutee will continue to find open areas underneath the coverage and should have a stable target share each week. Maybe not fifteen targets stable but enough that in leagues that start 4+ WR/Flex he might become a starting staple in a week or two. If he wasn’t draft in your league now is the time to grab him and see how he develops. As for trading, while buying after a big week is always a tough thing to do it may be advantageous to get in before he has another couple of solid games and becomes too expensive.

 Suggested Bid: $3,000,000 – $6,000,000 or a 2nd round

TE Add

Geoff Swaim, TE – DAL (Owned 7%)

Week 4: 3 Rec/39 yards, 1 TD

Dallas’ offense is brutal this season outside of Zeke Elliot. Still, like my take on Deonte Thompson last week someone has to catch the ball outside of Cole Beasley. Geoff Swaim has been the second most targeted Dallas receiver (16) through the first month. He also has five times more targets than the rest of the TEs combined so he doesn’t have much coming up behind him to steal targets. Swaim is no Jason Witten and this offense is not going to score as they did two years ago but in a league where week-to-week production at the TE position is limited to a handful of players, it doesn’t hurt to have a team’s clear number one. Especially for teams that had Eifert/Walker lost for the season, you could do worse than Swaim.

Suggested Bid: $500,000 – $1,000,000

Sleeper Add (<10%)

Chester Rogers, WR – IND (Owned 4.6%)

Week 4: 8 Rec/85 yards

Chester Rogers is a name that many have likely cursed as a player that has stolen relevant points from other Colts receivers in past seasons but he could have standalone value, at least for a couple of weeks with T.Y. Hilton injured. At least with having to play on the short week on Thursday Rogers will be the number two receiver for one game which means if you’re in a jam he could be a Hail Mary option for week 5 and any future weeks that T.Y. is inactive. The Colts are a pass first, second, and third down team so there should be plenty of looks from Andrew Luck, especially if they find themselves trailing like they have through much of this season.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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