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 10 Street FA Report

Updated: November 9th 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

Zach Pascal, WR – IND (Owned 46.5%)

Week 9: 5 Rec/76 yards, 1 TD

T.Y. Hilton is going to be out for what is being reported as a month so everyone should be signing up to acquire Zach Pascal for the rest of the fantasy regular season. With Hilton out last week Pascal played 92% of the team’s snaps and had just under 19PPR points with backup Brian Hoyer in for most of the game. He is the top option for however long Hilton is out and the Colts play the Dolphins next week. He’s going to be a WR2 option in a week of heavy receiver byes. Don’t be cheap, empty your cap space for Pascal.

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

RB Add

J.D. McKissic, RB – DET (Owned 29%)

Week 9: 4 Car/32 yards, 3 Rec/40 yards, 1 TD

It was probably overblown that Ty Johnson was going to have a major role replacing Kerryon Johnson but 10 points in two weeks is worse than even the biggest skeptics would have predicted. The Lions seem to be reverting back to their gameplans of the early 2010s where they let Matthew Stafford drop back and throw it all game, mixing in a run here and there just to keep defenses honest. This bodes well for J.D. McKissic who acts primarily as the receiving back for Detroit. The Lions have above average RB matchups against Dallas (17th) and Washington (25th) bookended by two games against the suddenly spiraling Chicago Bears (24th) for the remainder of the fantasy regular season. If you are hampered by injuries and byes McKissic is a strong Hail Mary play for those truly desperate.

Suggested Bid: $1,500,000

WR Add

Adam Humphries, WR – TEN (Owned 42%)

Week 9: 4 Rec/65 yards

The Titans have shown faith in Ryan Tannehill as a passer since taking over the starting job in week 7. He is averaging 20PPG and 34 pass attempts over three (3) weeks which has opened up the viability of guys like A.J. Brown and Adam Humphries as fantasy receivers. The latter is available in just over half the leagues so he is more than likely an option for you to grab this week for a spot start. Humphries hasn’t put up the numbers that he was having at the end of last season but compared to how he started this season with Marcus Mariota (5.9 vs. 8 PPG) things are at least trending in the right direction. The Titans should be in “keep up” mode against the Chiefs in week 10 so there is plenty of opportunities for passes to be spread around once again.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

TE Add

Ryan Griffin, TE – NYJ (Owned 11%)

Week 9: 6 Rec/50 yards

Everyone has been waiting for Chris Herndon to return to action after he was suspended for the first four (4) games and then has missed the last month with an injury. Meanwhile, journeyman Ryan Griffin has put together back-to-back solid performances with 35.5PPR points and may have made enough of an impression to keep his role as the Jets TE1. There is no guarantee that Herndon will be back from his injury soon and even if he does hamstring injuries have a funny way of flaring up at any point during a game forcing him back to the sideline without notice. The Jets are a team that has to throw late and come back often in games and with Le’Veon Bell’s recent injury news (more on that in a second) Griffin may find himself as Sam Darnold’s primary option in the red zone.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

Sleeper Add (<10%)

Bilal Powell, RB – NYJ (Owned 5%)

Week 9: 2 Car/16 yards

The Jets have been using Le’Veon Bell as much as a bell cow can be used in 2019 so usually, his backups’ fantasy value would be next to zero at any given time. But he suddenly was added to the injury report on Tuesday and the team promoted Josh Adams from their practice squad which raised some eyebrows about Bell’s health. The team has stated that they did this more so that Adams wouldn’t be claimed by another team but they have already ruled Bell out for Wednesday practice so call me skeptical. Most people will rush to add Ty Montgomery if Bell was to miss time but in the limited amount of snaps that Bell hasn’t been on the field it has been Bilal Powell not Montgomery as the second option. There likely would be a committee between the two in absence of Bell but Powell will be much cheaper and more readily available in leagues. Stash him away for the weekend until we find out the full story from the Jets on Le’Veon Bell’s status.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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Week 6 Street FA Report

Updated: October 10th 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: Detroit, New Orleans

Add of the Week

Niles Paul, TE – JAX (Owned 2.1%)

Week 5: 7 Rec/65 yards

It’s a good sign when Niles Paul is the must add for a week. RSO owners are doing their due diligence to add the relevant free agents making it more difficult for me to find qualified players. Give yourself a pat on the back. Anyways, the Jags were embarrassed pretty badly on Sunday against the Chiefs but for TEs it was supposed to be an ideal matchup. Austin Sefarian-Jenkins was started across several of my leagues but he failed to record a single catch. We now know why as his injury kept him out for most of Sunday and now he will be placed on IR. Meanwhile, former Washington tight end Niles Paul played on 42% of snaps (Most for Jacksonville TEs) and had nine (9) targets. The Jags likely won’t be blown out from the start of many games which makes Paul’s nine targets unlikely to duplicate but with ASJ out that leaves only Paul as the only pass catching TE on the roster. As with every season, the TE position is a wasteland for starting quality players so why not add Paul and use him on a matchup/bye fill basis.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

QB Add

C.J. Beathard, QB – SF (Owned 28.6%)

Week 5: 34 for 54, 349 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs, 2 Car/7 yards, 1 TD

Almost one year to the week I am once again suggesting C.J. Beathard as a break-glass emergency QB add for struggling QB situated owners. The 49ers are not the team that people thought they would be this season, even when they had Jimmy G at the helm. But in their losses comes a lot of garbage time points to be had which should be good for Beathard’s stat line. He finished as QB9 (before Monday’s results) and with the 49ers having severe injuries at the running back position it may be more on C.J.’s shoulders to move the offense down the field each week. With very little expected wins for the remainder of the season, Beathard should be throwing the ball enough to warrant being added.

Suggested Bid: $500,000 ($2,000,000 – $4,000,000 SF/2QB)

RB Add

Kyle Juszczyk, FB – SF (Owned 9.3%)

Week 5: 1 Car/12 yards, 6 Rec/75 yards

As I said in the previous blurb the 49ers are hurting at the RB position so bad so that I am recommending probably for the first time ever in RSO’s short history to add a fullback to your roster. Kyle Juszczyk has been featured more in the passing game than the running game evident by his one carry versus fourteen receptions which is good for his PPR value. With Breida missing a significant part of week 5’s contest Juszczyk was targeted seven (7) times and will likely continue to see much of the passing down snaps while Breida is out. He will be more of a Hail Mary play most weeks but as I previously stated the 49ers will be in catch-up mode for most remaining games. If you are desperate for production at the RB spot Juszczyk might be useful to some of you.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

WR Adds

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR – GB (Owned 27.4%)

Week 5: 7 Rec/68 yards, 1 TD

The Packers receiving core is in a similar state as the 49ers backfield where backup/bit role players are being thrust into starting roles. Marquez Valdes-Scantling was one of those players in week 5 and had a strong showing in a game the Packers needed to throw the ball a lot. We don’t know the extent of Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison’s injury but since both are dealing with hamstring injuries, Allison is also dealing with a concussion, it could be a couple of weeks before one or both are back at full health. Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers needs to throw to someone as a third option so Valdes-Scantling may have another game or two of fantasy relevancy. With a handful of starting WRs being on a bye this week (Michael Thomas, Tedd Ginn, Kenny Golladay, Golden Tate, Marvin Jones) you may just need an extra WR4/5 for an emergency start week 6 when the Packers take on the 49ers.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

TE Add

Ryan Griffin, TE – HOU (Owned 14.5%)

Week 5: 6 Rec/65 yards

It is tough to say whether Ryan Griffin’s use against the Cowboys on Sunday night was a specific game plan or if Deshaun Watson was just forced to use Griffin due to the Cowboy’s coverage. Either way, he saw nine (9) targets, second most all receivers, which almost matched his season total. Watson also seemed to be favoring his ribs during the game which may limit his mobility for a couple of games. Having games against four aggressive defenses (Buffalo, Jacksonville, Miami, and Denver) might force Watson to be looking to get the ball out faster which usually is a good thing for a tight end’s stat lines. He’s a risk to play but much like adding Niles Paul it’s all about calculated dart throws when it comes to starting TEs.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add (<10%)

David Moore, WR – SEA (Owned 4.4%)

Week 5: 3 Rec/38 yards, 2 TDs

There were hints earlier this week from Pete Carroll that David Moore could be more involved this past week. While three receptions aren’t eye-catching his two touchdowns are. Doug Baldwin hasn’t come back to full form yet and Brandon Marshall is likely being pushed out of the offense for younger talent, like Moore. The Seahawks have become a more run-oriented team once again but without having Jimmy Graham they need a bigger receiver to help with red zone scoring. Moore might be able to carve out a role as a red zone threat with touchdown upside. For now, he’s a player to stash and see if Russell Wilson can develop a rapport with him as the season progresses.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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