Week 6 Street FA Report

Updated: October 12th 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

Darrel Williams, RB – KC (Owned 53%)

Week 5: 5 Car/27 yards, 3 Rec/18 yards

Week 5 saw another two (2) starting running backs go down with long(ish) term injuries which places emphasis once again on spending high percentages of your remaining salary cap on their backups. I have suggested equal bid amounts to both options but have given the AOTW tiebreaker to the player who is on the better offense. Darrel Williams was already averaging 33 percent of Kansas City’s snaps before the injury to Clyde Edwards-Helaire so his role as the primary backup will offer a significant floor to those who acquire him. It would be unlikely that Williams takes the role outright from CEH once healthy but a successful month of play behind Patrick Mahomes may allow for him to see a more even split for snaps later in the season too. This is also another reason why I would be prioritizing Williams over our next running back add.

Suggested Bid: $5,000,000

RB Add

Devontae Booker, RB – NYG (Owned 27%)

Week 5: 16 Car/42 yards, 1 TD, 3 Rec/16 yards, 1 TD

This is the second consecutive year that a long-time backup will have to carry the bulk of the Giants backfield touches for Saquon Barkley while he is out with a lower-body injury. Devontae Booker served quite well as Barkley’s replacement in week 5 scoring two (2) touchdowns against the Cowboys. Most of his usage came long after the game was decided and with Daniel Jones nursing an injury of his own, the Giants offense may not offer the same short-range scoring opportunities that Darrel Williams and Kansas City will have. What Booker does have going for him is that the Giants have almost no other skill position players to compete with Booker so his usage should be high while Barkley is out. Booker could be an RB2 option as we head into the bye week stretch.

Suggested Bid: $5,000,000

WR Add

Quez Watkins, WR – PHI (Owned 32%)

Week 5: 3 Rec/48 yards

Quez Watkins has quietly had a strong start to the season for a player still available in over a third of RSO leagues. Watkins has only had more than three (3) targets once this season but he makes the most of his opportunity with a 76 percent catch rate and only one (1) game below six (6) PPR points. Again, not a league winner by any metric but consistent for a WR5 option in deeper leagues. Watkins’ speed also provides the upside of a big-play touchdown each week so as we head into the bye weeks portion of the season, Watkins’ floor may be better in tight matchup than others available on the wire at this point.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

TE Add

Ricky Seals-Jones, TE – WAS (Owned 8%)

Week 5: 5 Rec/41 yards

Backup tight end usage is tough to predict as often the reason tight ends are used at all is because of the talent of the individual rather than the scheme of involving the position. Ricky Seals-Jones filled in well for Logan Thomas who was placed on IR last week and will miss at least another two (2) games. Seals-Jones played all but one (1) offensive snap in week 5 and tied for second in targets behind Terry McLaurin with eight (8). A TE2 option while Thomas is inactive, Seals-Jones is another savior for the bye week blues if your team requires assistance.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add (<25%)

KhaDarel Hodge, WR – DET (Owned <1%)

Week 5: 1 Rec/17 yards

There was not much coverage after week 5 about Quintez Cephus’ collarbone injury but with his 2021 season likely over it opens up a lot of snaps and targets for Lions’ receivers the rest of the season. KhaDarel Hodge only caught one (1) pass in week 5 but did have five (5) targets which may keep him off of many owners’ stash lists this week if they only check the box score. The Lions’ offense is not going to produce multiple weekly starters at wide receiver but they do expect to be in several negative game scripts for the remainder of the season. KhaDarel Hodge may be the benefactor of this scenario and have his moments if you can predict the weeks correctly.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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Week 13 Street FA Report

Updated: November 30th 2017

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

Dontrelle Inman, WR – CHI (Owned 28%)

Week 12: 4 Rec/44 yards

The trade deadline was an eventful week this season but there was one trade, the Chargers trading Dontrelle Inman to the Bears for a conditional seventh-round pick, which went pretty much unnoticed in the fantasy community. He was inactive for his first game with the Bears but since has become their most targeted receiver with 23 targets in 3 games. Inman is the best outside receiver the Bears have at this point so it’s likely that his target volume continues. With remaining games against the 49ers, Bengals, Lions, and Browns there should be plenty of opportunities to get in the end zone as well.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000 – $2,000,000

QB Add

Blaine Gabbert, QB – ARZ (Owned 13%)

Week 12: 22 for 38, 241 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, 6 Car/17 yards

Gabbert did more than enough to stick it to his old team in week 12 and secure a victory against a tough Jacksonville defense. He has also shown enough to Bruce Arians and the coaching staff to be named the starter for the near future. In 2QB/Superflex leagues he’s a must own and in regular leagues, he’s a tentative add for any team entering the playoffs without a clear QB1 on their squad. After a tough matchup next week against the Rams, Gabbert has great playoff matchups against Tennessee, Washington, and the Giants. All are allowing over 17 points per week to QBs. If your starter has any questionable matchups in the playoffs it wouldn’t hurt to consider Gabbert if he plays as well as he did against Jacksonville.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000 ($5,000,000 in 2QB/SFLX)

RB Add

Peyton Barber, RB – TB (Owned 4.5%)

Week 12: 5 Car/7 yards, 2 TD

Doug Martin left week 12 against the Falcons with a concussion forcing the Bucs to return to a committee for backfield touches. Jacquizz Rodgers led the team with 8 carries but it was Peyton Barber who scored two short touchdowns on his 5 carries. In week 10 I wrote about how Barber saw an increased amount of carries after the Bucs took Martin out in a blowout and it suggested that Barber might have a bigger role if Martin was to miss time in the future. While the team was in catch-up mode for most of the afternoon the Bucs showed that Barber would be more frequently used in traditional run formations especially around the goal line. If Martin’s concussion symptoms forced him to miss any additional time Barber could be a late season add that could pay off for a game or two.

Suggested Bid: $500,000 – $1,000,000

WR Add

Josh Reynolds, WR – LAR (Owned 33%)

Week 12: 4 Rec/37 yards, 1 TD

Earlier in the week, a report surfaced that suggested Josh Reynolds would be featured significantly more with Robert Woods declared out for their game against the Saints. “Coach speak” like this comes out weekly from every team so it wasn’t much to get up and check the wire to see if he was available. But after scoring his first career touchdown and accumulating almost 14 PPR points he should be on the radars. A rookie out of Texas A&M, Reynolds was Matt Waldman’s WR2 in his pre-draft RSP and described him as, “Tall and wiry. He’s built a lot like A.J. Green, and his style of play has similarities.” That’s high praise for a player that fell in the draft and subsequently lost a lot of stock when it came to rookie drafts this offseason. Still, Reynolds can win battles outside the numbers and get open in the end zone, like with his touchdown last week. With Robert Woods out a couple more weeks Reynolds could have another productive game next week against the Cardinals.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

TE Add

Ricky Seals-Jones, TE – ARZ (Owned 7.5%)

Week 12: 4 Rec/72 yards, 1 TD

Everyone who thought Ricky Seals-Jones’ 2 touchdown game in week 11 was a fluke raise your hand. Ya, me too. Well after he scored another touchdown in week 12 and added a respectable 72 yards receiving he’s must add now. For the same reasons that Blaine Gabbert could be a fantasy relevant player in the playoffs with decent matchups so to could Seals-Jones. While Tennessee is in the top third against TEs, Washington, and New York are two of the worst in terms of TE points allowed. It wouldn’t be surprising if Seals-Jones has another TE1 finish in at least one game during the playoffs.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

Sleeper Add (<10%)

Cordarrelle Patterson, WR – OAK (Owned 9%)

Week 12: 3 Rec/72 yards

Michael Crabtree is suspended for two games after last week’s brawl and Amari Cooper had a pretty serious injury that resulted in him having both a sprained ankle and a concussion. This leaves Cordarrelle Patterson, Seth Roberts, and Johnny Holton as the remaining receivers that get to go up against the Giants this week. The Raiders like to use Patterson for gadget and trick plays because of his speed and quickness so I expect them to use him more over the next two weeks while they operate without their top two receivers.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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