Week 14 Street FA Report

Updated: December 7th 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

K.J. Osborn, WR – MIN (Owned 49%)

Week 13: 4 Rec/41 yards, 1 TD

The news from Minnesota is that Adam Thielen avoided a season-ending ankle injury but it is likely that he misses multiple weeks because of said injury. For fantasy purposes, that might as well read as season-ending with only one (1) more week regular season week for most leagues. K.J. Osborn has already shown that he can have a high ceiling, scoring over 14 PPR points in three (3) weeks while Thielen was still in the lineup so his ascendance to the WR2 role should elevate his weekly floor over the final month of 2021. If you were planning on Thielen being a part of your playoff roster, Osborn is an obvious pickup this week.

Suggested Bid: $6,000,000

RB Adds

Carlos Hyde, RB – JAX (Owned 43%)

Week 13: 9 Car/24 yards, 1 TD, 1 Rec/-1 yard

For two (2) straight weeks James Robinson has fumbled and then been forced to split snaps with Carlos Hyde, much to fantasy managers’ chagrin. Nevertheless, when a coaching staff does not trust a player to execute they are not as likely to hold a large snap share so Hyde should continue to see his usage in the 40-50% range. At this point in the season it also makes sense to start “cuffing” any and all of the running backs that possesses a clear role in the case of injury to another starter. Hyde does not have much startability right now but any injury to Robinson, or another trip to Meyer’s dog house, could open up RB3 level production for him in December.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Adrian Peterson, RB – SEA (Owned 42%)

Week 13: 11 Car/16 yards, 1 TD

Full disclosure I do not think Peterson has much of anything left in the tank and I am surprised that he was able to join a second club in 2021 after his extremely pedestrian production in three (3) games with Tennessee. However, in just half a week of practice with Pete Carroll the team gave him a co-lead for the number of touches in Week 13 and the Seahawks have three (3) of their next four (4) games against rushing defenses in the bottom 10 in yards allowed. The broadcast crew said that Carroll was giddy to have Peterson in the building and his style fits what the Seahawks want to be doing. It should be Rashaad Penny who leads the backfield down the stretch but do not be surprised if the coaching staff gives Peterson more work than we all expect.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

WR Adds

Breshad Perriman, WR – TB (Owned 16%)

Week 13: 1 Rec/5 yards

Remember in 2019 when Breshad Perriman came out of nowhere in the fantasy playoffs to score 34 and 17 fantasy points? Antonio Brown is suspended two (2) more games and there are questions about if the Buccaneers will welcome him back with open arms even after he finishes his served time. I do not think that the level of scoring will be happening in 2021 that happened in 2019, both Mike Evans and Chris Godwin were out with injuries, but it does mean that Perriman continues as the WR3 in Tampa. He played on 84 percent of the snaps last week; Tyler Johnson was the WR4 with 13 percent, so once he has more practices with Tom Brady he may begin to see more targets. This is an offense that can throw 50 times a game winning or losing and thus there should be plenty of targets to go around.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

Josh Reynolds, WR – DET (Owned 38%)

Week 13: 4 Rec/69 yards

Lost in the theatrics of Amon-Ra St. Brown’s game winning touchdown was the fact that Josh Reynolds quietly put up double digit fantasy points for the second straight game since being claimed off waivers by Detroit. The Lions will continue to be in positive passing game script for the remainder of the season and thus Reynolds will continue to present a higher floor than most free agent wide receivers. Add him and start with confidence if your league is deep with flex/WR position.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

TE Add

Ricky Seals-Jones, TE – WAS (Owned 21%)

Week 13: N/A

Washington was likely slow playing the return of Ricky Seals-Jones as he practiced in limited capacity ahead of Week 13 but ultimately the coaching staff kept him out with Logan Thomas back. They will not have that luxury this week unfortunately as Thomas suffered what should be a season-ending knee injury. This means that Ricky Seals-Jones will immediately return to the TE1 role he had before being injured. In his first three (3) games as the starter for Thomas, Seals-Jones scored 9, 15, and 11 PPR points which is a solid floor for the free agent tight end position. If he is healthy enough to be in the lineup Week 14 and beyond he should present low TE1/consistent TE2 value in most matchups.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add (<25%)

Laquon Treadwell, WR – JAX (Owned 2.5%)

Week 13: 4 Rec/62 yards

It seems like a faint memory when in 2017 Laquon Treadwell was the rookie WR1 in drafts before falling further into obscurity each season from there. Over the last two (2) weeks in Jacksonville though, he has operated as the secondary option behind Laviska Shenault Jr. while averaging just shy of 10 PPR PPG. The coaching staff may be searching for answers as to what they can build around heading into next off-season and a soon-to-be 32 year old Marvin Jones likely is not in those plans. Treadwell is worth a stash for the remainder of the season and could be a low flex play some weeks.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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Week 13 Street FA Report

Updated: November 30th 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

Matt Breida, RB – BUF (Owned 35%)

Week 12: 9 Car/26 yards, 2 Rec/29 yards, 1 TD

The longest NFL regular season has taken its toll on the running back position and teams making the playoffs will be starting interesting options during the final weeks of the season. One of those options that may still be available is Matt Breida, who built upon his performance in week 11 to score 13.5 PPR points on Thanksgiving last week. His recent development as a weapon in the Bills’ offense also allowed for Zach Moss to be a healthy scratch in week 12, suggesting there might be more to come from Breida to end the regular season. The Bills play the Patriots next week who just gave up two big performances to Dontrell Hilliard and D’Onta Foreman.

Suggested Bid: $8,000,000

WR Add

Josh Reynolds, WR – DET (Owned 25%)

Week 12: 3 Rec/70 yards, 1 TD

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If only the Titans had another veteran receiver to lean on with Julio Jones and A.J. Brown out last week. Tennessee released Josh Reynolds earlier this season after he was buried on their depth chart but he has reemerged in Detroit as arguably their best wide receiver. Claimed less than three (3) weeks ago, Reynolds is already playing on 90 percent of the Lions’ offensive snaps which bodes well for both his floor and his ceiling in fantasy the rest of the season. We will do well to remember that this is still the Lions who are averaging only 15.8 points per game. Still, an NFL team’s WR1 should at least be rostered in every league and a reasonable starter in many.

Suggested Bid: $2,000,000

Devin Duvernay, WR – BAL (Owned 34%)

Week 12: 1 Rec/2 yards, 1 Car/13 yards

It seemed like during Sammy Watkins’ injury absence that Devin Duvernay was carving out a role for himself as the gadget, WR3 in Baltimore. He took a step back last week with only two (2) touches but the game was sloppy all around limiting the number of touches for everyone. Lamar Jackson should bounce back and one way to help a QB under pressure is to use plenty of smoke plays to get the defense going side-to-side. Duvernay has the big play ability to run reverses, screens, and deep shot plays. While his week-to-week value is boom or bust he has the opportunity over the next month to have his moments.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

TE Add

James O’Shaughnessy, TE – JAX (Owned 4%)

Week 12: 3 Rec/29 yards

James O’Shaughnessy played on 81 percent of the snaps and had five (5) targets in week 12 due to Dan Arnold exiting with an injury that likely ends his season. During the Jaguars’ previous three (3) games Arnold was seeing 7+ targets and scoring at least 10 PPR points in each game, which is a solid back-end TE1 option to Team Stream. O’Shaughnessy should slide right into the same role with the same level of incognito that Arnold had to the rest of the fantasy community. He can be added to most deep leagues now and is a viable streaming option the rest of the season.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add (<25%)

Jauan Jennings, WR – SF (Owned 2%)

Week 12: 2 Rec/14 yards, 1 TD

The extent of Deebo Samuel’s injury is up to interpretation but the clear #2 option behind Brandon Aiyuk is Jauan Jennings at this point if Samuel’s injury keeps him out for multiple games. Jennings does not have the versatility to be an all-around weapon like Samuel but there are always scoring opportunities, like he did last week, in a 49ers offense that has put up at least 30 points in four (4) of their last five (5) games. Watch the injury reports this week and if Samuel does not make any improvements, Jennings is a worthy while stash going into week 13.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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Week 1 Street FA Report

Updated: September 6th 2021

Welcome back to another (hopefully) great fantasy season RSO managers! With week one (1) starting Thursday, the 5th year of the Street FA Report is ready to get back to business.  As always, 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

Wayne Gallman, RB – ATL (Owned 46%)

The offseason saw the fantasy community debate whether the Falcons were going to sign, draft, or trade for running back to either compete or supplant Mike Davis as their primary rusher. The draft, OTAs, and even training camp and preseason went by without the Falcons doing anything else to address the position. Thus, Davis probably has a strong chance to be a workhorse running back in 2021. However, if you want to hedge that bet the Falcons added Wayne Gallman after roster cutdowns which has reinvigorated the conversation of how much the Falcons believe in Davis. Gallman had several fantasy-relevant games last season in relief of Saquon Barkley for the Giants that if new Head Coach Arthur Smith started to used Gallman more as he familiarized himself with the playbook it would not be a shock to some. If Gallman has a strong presence in week 1 do not be surprised if he is also week 2’s Add of the Week, but for an inflated price.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

 

RB Adds

Carlos Hyde, RB – JAX (Owned 39%)

Congrats to those who doubled down on James Robinson after many had cooled on him with Urban Meyer drafting Clemon running back Travis Etienne in the first round. Robinson finished as the RB7 in PPR last year and should be a safe RB2 once again in 2021. We know that injuries and a change in coaching staff can wreak havoc on a running back’s value though and Meyer brought in his old Ohio State tailback Carlos Hyde to compliment Robinson in the backfield. Hyde has not been the model of health himself, having only played in all 16 games twice in seven (7) seasons. He is only two (2) seasons removed from his only career 1,000 yard rushing season however and he presents a much better option behind Robinson than anything the Jaguars had last year. He would be a deep stash right now in case anything was to happen to Robinson early in the season.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Jaret Patterson, RB – WAS (Owned 42%)

Rhamondre Stevenson has been the late-round running back that seems to have everyone’s eye during the preseason but under the radar has been Jaret Patterson in Washington who has received a heavy workload from Ron Rivera and his coaching staff. Though Antonio Gibson took virtually all the first-team snaps when the starters were playing, and J.D. McKissic will continue his role as a favourite to lead the NFL in running back targets again, Patterson seems to be the next man up for either if they were to go down. Ryan Fitzpatrick should make this offense better in 2021 which means there will be plenty of opportunities for scoring chances and long drives for Patterson to continue carving out a role. As for now he seems to be an option for Rivera as a returner on Special Teams but could have value later in the season.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

 

WR Adds

Tyrell Williams, WR – DET (Owned 40%)

It was maybe a surprise to some that the Lions, despite their depleted talent at wide receiver, would release veteran Breshad Perriman but they must not have felt his salary brought in the value it deserved. This leaves Tyrell Williams as the stalwart veteran atop the depth chart to begin the season now for new starting quarterback Jared Goff. There are more alluring receivers in Detroit’s arsenal such as rookie Amon-Ra St. Brown, but Williams is most likely to produce fantasy points right now. A team’s WR1 is available in over half of leagues and although the Lions are not a fantasy powerhouse, volume is king and Williams should see lots of it to start the season.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Josh Reynolds, WR – TEN (Owned 35%)

Frequent readers of the Street FA Report will know my infatuation with Josh Reynolds and how I just cannot quit on the guy. Reynolds was poised to break out after leaving the Rams to join the Titans opposite A.J. Brown but with the team trading for Julio Jones shortly after, his breakout likely hits pause for now. However, neither Brown nor Jones have been the model of healthy over the last two (2) seasons and if lingering injuries were to crop up again Reynolds would be in a prime spot in what should be a highly successful offense in 2021. Sitting on Reynolds might not be a bad idea as the season grows longer and the fatigue and injuries of a longer season start to kick in.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

TE Add

Tyler Kroft, TE – NYJ (Owned 13%)

The Jets finally put to bed the decision on if Chris Herndon was ever going to produce his breakout season at tight end for them when they traded him to Minnesota ahead of cut downs this preseason. This leaves Tyler Kroft as the de facto starter for the newly redesigned Jets team under Robert Saleh. Kroft and second overall selection Zach Wilson had a strong connection in the preseason, connecting for two (2) touchdowns in the second game together. If you are an owner who plays the waivers each week for tight ends Kroft might be one of the more consistent streamers to have this season depending on the success of Wilson and the Jets’ offense.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

 

Sleeper Add <25%

Kendrick Bourne, WR – NE (Owned 18%)

The Patriots spent big in the offseason and with their spending spree the team brought in two (2) under-the-radar receivers to hopefully help with their atrocious passing game in 2020. Nelson Agholor is expected to co-manage the majority of targets along with Jacobi Meyers but the release of Cam Newton leaves Kendrick Bourne as another interesting option for Josh McDaniels around the goal line. In San Francisco, Bourne was notorious for vulturing touchdowns away from other receivers scoring on 10 percent and 16 percent of his receptions in 2018 and 2019. Bill Belichick always has specific uses for specific players and it would not be surprising if both Agholor and Meyers receive double the targets and yardage as Bourne, but had similar if not fewer touchdowns. With Newton no longer available to QB-sneak, it may open the door for Bourne to have niche fantasy in deep receiver leagues.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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Week 6 Street FA Report

Updated: October 14th 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

Travis Fulgham, WR – PHI (Owned 3%)

Week 5: 10 Rec/152 yards, 1 TD

Everyone’s waiver wire priority pick, wide receiver Travis Fulgham, had a breakout game last Sunday with over 30PPR points. Many may have passed on him two weeks ago when he scored the go-ahead touchdown against the 49ers but it is unlikely that he will remain available moving forward. The Eagles have been looking for a receiver to break through and give Carson Wentz someone to rely on other than Zach Ertz. Hopefully, the coaching staff lets him continue his development even as DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffrey return to the lineup. As it stands Fulgham is looking like a player to dump the remainder of your cap space on.

Suggested Bid: $10,000,000 (or 70% of remaining cap space)

QB Add

Andy Dalton, QB – DAL (Owned 17%)

Week 5: 9/11, 111 yards, 1 Car/0 yards

Those who roam the streets for quarterbacks week-to-week or Superflex owners who struggle to have available second quarterbacks may have caught a break if Andy Dalton was somehow still available coming into week 5. The gruesome and unfortunate injury to Dak Prescott has opened the door for Andy Dalton to be the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for the remainder of the season. The offense should take a step back, if for nothing else than because it was on a record pace for passing numbers but do not slouch on Dalton’s skills. He is a good enough quarterback that he should keep all his receivers’ fantasy value afloat. In his 13 games with the Bengals last year, and with only a healthy Tyler Boyd to throw to, Dalton still averaged almost 16 points per game (15.7). Dalton should be at least a mid-QB2 each week with a higher upside because of the situation and players surrounding him. He needs to be rostered as of this week in all but the shallowest of leagues.

Suggested Bid: $3,000,000 Standard / $12,000,000 – $20,000,000 Superflex

RB Add

J.D. McKissic, RB – WAS (Owned 34%)

Week 5: 1 Car/3 yards, 6 Rec/46 yards

J.D. McKissic continues to be the torn in Antonio Gibson’s side as he is playing an equal number of snaps and is the primary pass-catching back when Washington is trailing, which no shocker is quite often. McKissic has had 16 targets and 13 catches over the last two games along with playing 55 percent and 50 percent of the team’s offensive snaps. He is a poor man’s James White so if you are scrambling for running backs or know that you have a tough bye week this week with some prominent names at the position unavailable, McKissic could be a filler against the Giants.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

WR Add

Josh Reynolds, WR – LAR (Owned 40%)

Week 5: 2 Rec/46 yards

Remember when Van Jefferson was going to be taking over the WR3 slot on the Rams? Veteran Josh Reynolds has continued to hold him off by out snapping (by a large margin) every game this season. Reynolds has not popped on the stat sheet just yet but only his week 1 performance you would say was not worth the value that he has right now. As a player who is available in 60 percent of leagues right now, he is averaging 6.4PPR points over his last four (4) games. Not great, but more consistent than some of the other bottom feeders on your bench. If anything was to happen to Robert Woods or Cooper Kupp, Reynolds would step into a significant value bump also.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

TE Add

Cameron Brate, TE – TB (Owned 16%)

Week 5: 5 Rec/44 yards

I went back and forth last week on recommending either Richard Rodgers or Cameron Brate as the tight end add and chose wrong. Brate did not play a ton of snaps last Thursday, only 46 percent, but he was efficient with five (5) catches on six (6) targets. Tom Brady has a familiarity with Rob Gronkowski but he has also been known to get the ball to guys who show they can get open. Brate is probably more of the pass-catching tight end at this point and as long as the Buccaneers continue to put up big offensive numbers there will always be a chance for scoring opportunities. Add Brate to your list of available streaming tight ends and play the matchup each week if that is your usual strategy.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add

Jeff Smith, WR – NYJ (Owned 10%)

Week 5: 3 Rec/23 yards

The Jets are terrible but you know what terrible teams do? They pass the ball a lot while losing. Jeff Smith is a player that stood out two Thursday’s ago against the Broncos and then checking his stats last week he was tied for eighth (8th) in targets against the Cardinals with eleven (11). He also played 95 percent and 99 percent of the snaps those two weeks showing that he has both the usage and opportunity to have under the radar fantasy production. If whoever is playing quarterback can make those targets more efficient, Jeff Smith might have WR4 appeal in 2020.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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Week 11 Street FA Report

Updated: November 18th 2019

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

Jay Ajayi, RB – PHI (Owned 46.5%)

Week 10: N/A

Weeks after it was being reported that Jay Ajayi is ready to return to football after tearing his ACL last season he has finally found a home with a familiar team. The Eagles announced that Darren Sproles is done for the season and Jordan Howard is nursing his own injury so it made sense that the team brings in a veteran that both knows the offensive playbook and has shown success in recent times. Ajayi is unlikely to make a big impact immediately unless an unforeseen injury to rookie Miles Sanders forced him to be, so it will be cautious optimism at this point to add him to your roster. Still, any running back that could have potential goal-line opportunities is worth the roster spot for the stretch run of the season.

Suggested Bid: $3,000,000

RB Add

Jalen Richard, RB – OAK (Owned 37%)

Week 10: 2 Car/0 yards, 4 Rec/43 yards

Whether it has been game script or Josh Jacobs’ injury, Jalen Richard has been an under the radar option in PPR leagues for RBs during these past two heavy bye weeks. Used primary in a Darren Sproles-esk capacity, Richard has had 10 and 8 points the last two weeks on the back of seven (7) receptions and just less than 100 yards receiving. He will not be stealing many carries away from Jacobs, never having more than four (4) carries in a game, but his receiving ability does give him upside in spreads that don’t favor the Raiders moving forward. Deep leagues that are in a pinch for running back help can look to Richard as an alternative option to the Ajayi sweepstakes.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

WR Add

Josh Reynolds, WR – LAR (Owned 39%)

Week 10: 3 Rec/49 yards

It appears that Brandin Cooks will be out again for week 11 and his status for future weeks with his concussion are up in the air. Meanwhile, Josh Reynolds stepped in last week as he did with Cooper Kupp’s injury last season as the team’s WR3 and had a so-so performance. He was, however, the second most targeted receiver (5) on the team. He’s not a flashy play like Brandin Cooks but looking at the raw numbers Reynolds produced about the same fantasy production as Cooks was before his injury. With the Rams not beating down on teams anymore and games against Baltimore, Seattle, Dallas and San Francisco remaining on the schedule, game scripted passing opportunities are going to be there for Reynolds and other Jared Goff targets.

Suggested Bid: $2,000,000

TE Add

Ryan Griffin, TE – NYJ (Owned 27%)

Week 10: 1 Rec/-2 yards

I know I recommended Griffin last week and he did absolutely nothing against the Giants but my prediction of Chris Herndon reinjuring himself came true so now Griffin is once again the clear TE1 for the Jets.  He’s not a stud option at the position but opportunities and red zone possessions are the name of the game for streaming tight ends and without another real threat to his snaps that’s all fantasy players can ask for. An upcoming schedule of Washington, Oakland, Cincinnati, and Miami should allow the Jets to have plenty of scoring and red zone opportunities for Griffin to grab a touchdown or two and hopefully he can gain some yardage between the 20’s as well. If there are upcoming weeks that you don’t like your starting tight end’s matchup Griffin is another option to bring off the bench to pinch-hit.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

 Sleeper Add (<10%)

Chester Rogers, WR – IND (Owned 9%)

Week 10: 2 Rec/31 yards

T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell have already been ruled out but Jacoby Brissett looks to be returning for Week 11’s game against the Jaguars. That is an upgrade at the quarterback throwing the ball and the removal of potential target obstacles for Chester Rogers. As it stands only Zach Pascal is ahead of Rogers on the depth chart for wideouts but we know Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle will also be involved from the tight end position. Still, teams truly desperate for a WR4/5 this week could hope that Rogers gets around five or six targets and gets over 50 yards receiving. It could also be another week or two before Hilton returns so one could roll the dice again next week against Houston if needed.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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Week 9 Street FA Report

Updated: October 30th 2019

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

Josh Reynolds, WR – LAR (Owned 27%)

Week 8: 1 Car/-1 yard, 3 Rec/73 yards, 1 TD

It is unknown the extent of Brandin Cooks’ injury but having his second head injury this season is not a good sign. He is going to see a specialist so in the meantime Josh Reynolds steps into the WR3 role in what is still an above-average passing offense. He had eight (8) targets last week but only made three (3) catches and was overshadowed by Cooper Kupp’s monster game. We know that Reynolds had a role when he was the WR3 last year with Kupp out the second half of the season so Reynolds is a savvy add while the Rams are on their bye week in case Cooks is out for a prolonged absence. He would likely hold WR4 value in each game Cooks misses.

Suggested Bid: $5,000,000

RB Add

Jeff Wilson Jr, RB – SF (Owned 33%)

Week 8: 2 Car/6 yards 

If you are in desperate need of an RB this week quickly grab Jeff Wilson before they play on Thursday night. Behind Tevin Coleman, the 49ers are banged up with only a couple days of practice to prove their health. Wilson may be the last man standing when all is said and done. Kyle Shanahan wants to rotate in multiple backs throughout the game and Wilson was used earlier in the season as the primary goal-line back when Coleman was out himself. We will see how the rotation goes on Thursday but as it goes for free agents backs available this week Jeff Wilson probably has the safest floor and highest touchdown upside in week 9.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

WR Add

Alex Erickson, WR – CIN (Owned 17%)

Week 8: 6 Rec/97 yards

Another WR likely to remain a free agent because of his bye week, Alex Erickson has had three solid games averaging 9 targets, 6 receptions, and 94 yards. The Bengals will continue to pass the ball heavily for the rest of the season so the pass attempts will be there. We are also waiting to see when A.J. Green will return and how effective he will be when he does. On top of all this, it is being reported Andy Dalton will be benched allowing backup Ryan Finley to start for at least week 10. Often times backup receivers and backup quarterback have a rapport from reps in training camp and preseason as the second-team offense so there may be more familiarity between Erickson and Finley than with other receivers at this point in time. We will see what the new Bengals offense looks like when they return from their bye but Erickson is a strong second half candidate if the Bengals are trying to see what assets they have moving forward.

Suggested Bid: $3,000,000

TE Add

Jonnu Smith, TE – TEN (Owned 33%)

Week 8: 6 Rec/78 yards, 1 TD

Jonnu Smith had been a hot tight end sleeper the last two seasons but he has been a dud for the most part. The three-year learning curve for tight ends might be a real thing however as Smith looked strong the last two weeks while Delaine Walker nurses his own injuries. Ryan Tannehill has also brought some rejuvenation to a very stagnant passing offense for Tennessee so that gives Titans’ pass catchers another boost moving forward. For as long as Delaine Walker is out Jonnu Smith is a borderline TE1 most weeks, especially with some big TEs on byes over the next two weeks.

Suggested Bid: $4,000,000

Sleeper Add (<10%)

Russell Gage, WR – ATL (Owned 3%)

Week 8: 7 Rec/58 yards

After Emmanuel Sanders was traded away everyone was trying to figure out which receiver would be the next man up for fantasy points in Denver. It was never discussed however who was going to step up once Mohammed Sanu was shipped out of Atlanta. We got our answer in week 8 with second-year receiver Russell Gage who was second on the team with nine (9) targets. It remains to be seen whether this was another product of a backup quarterback being more comfortable throwing to a player he had been working with during the offseason or if Gage will be a reliable option once Matt Ryan returns in week 10. Either way Gage is a player that you can stash on your practice squad and activate if he has another good game in week 10 against the Saints.

Suggested Bid: $350,000

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