Week 10 Street FA Report

Updated: November 11th 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

Jakobi Meyers, WR – NE (Owned 31%)

Week 9: 12 Rec/169 yards

Jakobi Meyers had slowly been building his role as the primary receiver in New England’s offense since returning to the lineup in week 7. His back-to-back double-digit performance was not enough to raise his ownership percentage however and now after his breakout week 10 performance he sits available in over two-thirds of RSO leagues. Cam Newton has not been able to share the end zone with his receivers much this season, just two (2) touchdowns thus far, but Meyers could become the next PPR monster. His 30 targets in the last three (3) games ranks him sixth (6th) overall. A late-season gem, Meyers looks poised for a second-half that could make him the ideal zero-WR target in auctions in 2021.

Suggested Bid: $10,000,000

QB Add

Jake Luton, QB – JAX (Owned 25%)

Week 9: 26/38, 304 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 1 Car/13 yards, 1 TD

The rare quarterback street free agent recommendation, Jake Luton’s strong performance was lost in the huge week for fantasy quarterbacks. A sixth-round pick this offseason, Luton stepped in for Gardner Minshew (sounds familiar) and played well in replace of the veteran throwing for over 300 passing yards and scored over 21 fantasy points. His performance in week 9 has led to him being named the starter in week 10 and potentially for the remainder of the season. Tough matchups against the Packers and Steelers will present a greater challenge than that of the Texans defense but there are always garbage time points. Obvious bump to your bid amounts in 2QB and Superflex leagues where he should have already been rostered and now likely will cost the premium to pick up.

Suggested Bid: $500,000 (standard) / $8,000,000 (Superflex)

 RB Add

Kalen Ballage, RB – LAC (Owned 17%)

Week 9: 15 Car/69 yards, 1 TD, 2 Rec/15 yards

It was another instance of a player getting away from Adam Gase and having fantasy success as Kalen Ballage went from the practice squad to lead back for Los Angeles in week 10. Ballage played on 40 percent of the snaps but out-carried rookie Joshua Kelley (15:9) after Justin Jackson was injured on the first drive. With Troymaine Pope already out with a concussion and now Jackson possibly missing time with a leg injury, Ballage could be in line for a couple more RB3-level performances.  Head Coach Anthony Lynn was also quoted back in October saying that starting running back Austin Ekeler’s timetable would be “later rather than sooner” so it does not appear his return is expected to be any time soon either.

Suggested Bid: $2,500,000

 

Duke Johnson, RB – HOU (Owned 65%)

Week 9: 16 Car/41 yards, 1 TD, 4 Rec/32 yards

I assumed that Duke Johnson was not going to be available for this column because while he has not been productive thus far, with only 23 total PPR points, name-brand running backs are not usually sitting on the wire in 35 percent of leagues at this point in the season. David Johnson exited week 9 with a concussion early in the game leaving Duke Johnson to carry much of the workload. It resulted in his first double-digit performance of the season and leaves the door open for another strong performance if the former DJ does not clear protocol before Sunday. Monitor the situation as the week progresses and if David Johnson begins trending in the wrong direction Duke Johnson could be a sneaky RB2 once again.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

WR Add

David Moore, WR – SEA (Owned 28%)

Week 9: 4 Rec/71 yards, 1 TD

All eyes have been on D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett this season but third receiver David Moore has quietly been a flex receiver five (5) of the Seahawks first eight (8) games. With Russell Wilson airing it out more than he had been in the past there finally have been opportunities for more receiver production from the ancillary options in the offense. Moore’s target share will always be low because of the two alpha receivers ahead of him but he seems to have a knack for getting in the endzone with four (4) touchdowns already this year. If you play with deep starting rosters Moore could be a boom/bust WR4.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

 Sleeper Add

Cam Sims, WR – WAS (Owned 2%)

Week 9: 3 Rec/110 yards

Fantasy fans have been waiting for Steven Sims to break out for Washington but it appears that the other Sims, Cam Sims, may have passed him on the depth chart. Cam played 40 offensive snaps to Steven’s 16 and had four (4) targets to Steven’s one (1). He also appeared to have better chemistry with Alex Smith once he entered the game than he had with either Kyle Allen or Dwayne Haskins so that might be his way to more targets. It has only been one good performance so temper expectations but if you have deep rosters to stash him he could be a flex option in the final (8) eight games.

Suggested Add: $500,000

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