Week 11 Street FA Report

Updated: November 22nd 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

Ty Chandler, RB, MIN (Owned 45%)

Week 10: 15 Car/45 yards, 1 TD

The Vikings are one of the most interesting case studies in the definition of “expectations”. When healthy they were 1-4 and in the running for a top 5 draft selection. Now that they are playing without Kirk Cousins and Justin Jefferson they are suddenly 6-5 and back into the playoff picture. Regardless of all that, the one constant has been that Alexander Mattison has not been reliable enough to start in fantasy most weeks this season and the coaches may be looking elsewhere for production, even before his injury during week 10. I saw on Twitter (X?) this weekend a comparison that fit eerily well which was that Mattison is our 2020’s version of Ben Tate. For those that do not remember Ben Tate, he was the backup to Arian Foster and was seen as the best handcuff in fantasy. Once he was able to get out of Foster’s shadow to find his own starting role, Tate was expected to be an ascending dynasty asset. In reality, he played one (1) more season and then was out of the league after bouncing around with three (3) other teams. All this to say go get Ty Chandler as the Vikings do not appear to view Mattison the same way they viewed Dalvin Cook.

Suggested Bid: $4,00,000

RB Add

Keaton Mitchell, RB, BAL (Owned 70%)

Week 10: 3 Car/34 yards, 1 TD, 1 Rec/32 yards

I am still a little hesitant that a player who has averaged seven (7) touches per game is going to be a consistent fantasy player but the production on those touches makes it impossible for Keaton Mitchell to still be available in leagues. I had written in my pre-draft evaluation that Mitchell was a “scooter, who is quick to the edges” which definitely showed last week on his 32 yard touchdown run. His skillset still best suits what I think is a “Boston Scott” type of specialty usage back but maybe the Ravens staff have more plans to get him the ball in the coming weeks.

Suggested Bid: $3,000,000

WR Add

Noah Brown, WR, HOU (Owned 43%)

Week 10: 7 Rec/172 yards

C.J. Stroud seems to be raising any receivers’ value this season as Noah Brown had 980 career receiving yards in his previous five (5) seasons and has now had 325 yards in the last two (2) games. Some of that comes from Nico Collins being out of the lineup but it does not appear that Stroud is locked in on any one option and if you are open he will get you the ball. For as long as Collins is out of the lineup, Brown can be seen as having the same weekly value as he would and even with him back, consider Brown a high upside WR4 most weeks.

Suggested Bid: $2,000,000

TE Add

Tanner Hudson, TE, CIN (Owned 3%)

Week 10: 6 Rec/33 yards

The Bengals have been a no-show for the tight end spot most of this season, evident by their three (3) way split of tight end snap shares in Week 10 (36:33:31). Reading deeper though, Tanner Hudson has actually been their primary receiving tight end since being reactivated two (2) weeks ago. With the offense rounding into shape for the second half of the season Hudson might be another option to add to the weekly rotation of streaming tight ends. Especially with Tee Higgins and Ja’Mar Chase nursing injuries it may be other players who need to help Joe Burrow keep their season afloat.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add (<25%)

Kyle Philips, WR, TEN (Owned 22%)

Week 10: 3 Rec/61 yards

Since Will Levis has taken over the Titans offense the passing game has been at least serviceable in Tennessee which has led to Kyle Phillips coming back on the radar as a deep league sleeper. He was being stashed across leagues heading into last season but injury and poor pace of play made his value null for most of the season. He again was dealing with injuries earlier this year but his return, coinciding with Levis’ starts, has shown that he can have some big play capabilities as the slot receiver he was supposed to be. Do not confuse him with anyone that can be started at this point but he is another player that could be stashed on the practice squad to see what Tennessee does the rest of the season.

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

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Week 2 Street FA Report

Updated: September 13th 2022

Welcome back to year five (!) of the street FA report. 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

Jeff Wilson, RB, SF (Owned 60%)

Week 1: 9 Car/22 yards, 2 Rec/8 yards

As with every week 1 there is always one big ticket free agent, usually at running back, that everyone will put in most of their remaining cap space to acquire. This usually occurs because of a big injury to a starter, a mutled backfield becoming more transparent after pre-season or a player having a big breakout week 1. Jeff Wilson is the beneficiary of what is expected to be at least a two (2) month absence from Elijah Mitchell in San Francisco. The 49ers’ backfield is well known as one that fantasy managers want to have a piece of and with Mitchell out of commission, Trey Sermon recently released, and rookie Tyrion Davis-Price inactive for week 1 this leaves Wilson as the de facto number one option in San Francisco. Like Cordarrelle Patterson last year, Wilson could become a staple for many team’s lineups if his expected role continues for half of the remaining season.

Suggested Bid: $7-10,000,000

 

RB Adds

Dontrell Hilliard, RB, TEN (Owned 34%)

Week 1: 2 Car/8 yards, 3 Rec/61 yards, 2 TD

Realistically will I be surprised when Hilliard plays less than 10 snaps and sees two (2) touches in week 2? No. But there is a chance that Mike Vrabel is looking to offload some of Derrick Henry’s usage so that they can maintain his health throughout a 17-game season. If nothing else Hilliard should see more passing down snaps which increases his value in PPR leagues where a handful of checkdown passes could lead to a steady 3-5 targets per week. Scoring two (2) touchdowns like in week 1 is definitely above the ceiling for what is to be expected from Hilliard, but if Henry was to be sidelined at any point this season, Hilliard would be a great stash to have.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

Jerick McKinnon, RB, KC (Owned 37.5%)

Week 1: 4 Car/22 yards, 3 Rec/27 yards

There was a lot of discussion this pre-season about the emergence of Isiah Pacheco and his threat to Clyde Edwards-Helaire in Kansas City. While CEH scored his two (2) touchdowns and Pacheco came in and scored his own in cleanup duties, Jerick McKinnon actually co-led with CEH for total offensive snap shares at 39 percent. Ownership of all three (3) running backs are a must at this point until more is known about how these usages will translate into games where KC is not running away from the start. If you are missing out on the other two (2) runners, or want to take a 50/50 handcuff to your other shares, add McKinnon before week 2 and see where their game plan goes.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

WR Add

Kyle Philips, WR, TEN (Owned 36%)

Week 1: 6 Rec/66 yards

There was a lot of buzz about rookie wide receivers heading into the 2022 season but after week 1 the biggest rookie surprise performance is Kyle Philips. A fifth-round selection, Philips has shot up the depth charts to be the Titans primary slot receiver and in week 1 actually saw more snaps (31) than first-round selection Treylon Burks (24). He has had nine (9) targets to lead the Titans. All this to say that Philips was considered a Hunter Renfrew clone that could be a long term stash for 2023 and beyond. It appears that his development has accelerated even past anyone’s best estimates and he should be rostered as a suitable PPR flex option going forward.

Suggested Bid: $1,500,000

TE Add

Tyler Conklin, TE, NYJ (Owned 23%)

Week 1: 4 Rec/14 yards, 1 TD

Tight end usage is usually the key to finding sustained success at the position and while some may be quick to jump on OJ Howard with his two (2) touchdowns in week 1, he only played on 12 snaps behind both Brevin Jordan (42) and Pharoh Brown (46). Instead, look to someone like Tyler Conklin who played on 92 percent of the Jets’ offensive snaps and saw seven (7) targets. Honorable mention goes to Taysom Hill who has now been designated as a tight end in default RSO leagues meaning that if you want to get tricky with the position he could offer boom/bust weeks that he is featured in multiple positions on the field.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

 

Sleeper Add (<25%)

Olamide Zaccheaus, WR, ATL (Owned 10%)

Week 1: 4 Rec/49 yards

Rightfully so, the only pieces of the Atlanta Falcons offense that people wanted to roster in 2022 was Kyle Pitts and Drake London. There was not a lot of confidence that much else would be able to have consistent fantasy production to afford holding a bench spot for. While he may not be a viable starter for many leagues there is likely no option with under 25 percent ownership that has a better expected target opportunity than Olamide Zaccheaus. He will hover around the WR5/6 range for most weeks but in deeper leagues he is worth a stash to use during the heavy bye weeks.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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