Week 4 Street FA Report

Updated: September 28th 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

Emmanuel Sanders, WR – BUF (Owned 61%)

Week 3: 5 Rec/94 yards, 2 TDs

Still available in 40 percent of leagues, Emmanuel Sanders showed last week that he still can be a fantasy producer in the right offense. The Bills will always have a strong passing attack, so long as Josh Allen is the quarterback, which presents lots of opportunity for Sanders to work alongside Cole Beasley as the number two option behind Stefon Diggs. He has also played on 83 percent of the team’s offensive snaps through the first three (3) weeks and holds a 15.6% target share. I do not suspect Sanders to be available for this column the rest of the season so if he is still sitting on the sidelines in your league, make sure to add him.

Suggested Bid: $2,500,000

 

RB Add

J.J. Taylor, RB – NE (Owned 18%)

Week 3: 1 Car/2 yards, 2 Rec/3 yards

James White exited New England’s week 3 game early with a hip injury that has since been reported will keep him out of the lineup indefinitely. During the pre-season, Josh McDaniels was evaluating what secondary options he had at running back and J.J. Taylor showed flashes as the next man up for receiving back. With White now out, and the amount of running back targets New England likes to produce each week, Taylor may see an opportunity in PPR leagues to now be rostered. With how poorly the team looked last week, there is a high probability that he does not come onto many other league mate’s radar so it should be enough to stash Taylor on the bench with a minimum contract.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

 

WR Adds

Josh Gordon, WR – KC (Owned 24%)

Week 3: N/A

Let’s just get this out of the way so we can all get back to our normally scheduled Street FA report. Josh Gordon is attempting yet another comeback to the NFL after being reinstated once again. Gordon has tremendous talents but has not done much since his breakout season in 2013! Now over 30 years old the community is once again ready to fall in love with prospects of what Gordon could be. Signing with Kansas City seems like a no-brainer for him as the coaching staff and ownership is tops in the NFL and he should not have to be in the spotlight with players like Mahomes, Hill, and Kelce controlling the offense. There are still plenty of other receivers in your free agency that should do more than Gordon in fantasy this season but the upside is always too alluring for him to stay a free agent for long. You have been warned.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Braxton Berrios, WR – NYJ (Owned 19%)

Week 3: 2 Rec/26 yards

We do not know for how much longer Jamison Crowder will be sidelined but Braxton Berrios has stepped in and been the primary slot option through Zach Wilson’s first three (3) weeks. Berrios has played on nearly a third (63.5%) of the snaps but has had a 20 percent target share. The problem is that the Jets’ offense is terrible and the scoring opportunities just are not there. Whether Crowder’s return negates Berrios’ role, or if the Jets try and shop the veteran once he is healthy, Berrios can be a PPR WR5 at this point.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

 

TE Adds

Dalton Schultz, TE – DAL (Owned 27.5%)

Week 3: 6 Rec/80 yards, 2 TD

I toyed with the idea of adding Dalton Schultz in two (2) of my leagues this week but was still holding out to see what Kellen Moore was designing for the Cowboys’ offense after Michael Gallup’s injury in week 1. Now it will cost me, and anyone else waiting on a tight end, as a two (2) touchdown performance on Monday night is sure to skyrocket his ownership. Dak Prescott is not slowing down from his injury last year which means plenty of passing opportunities and red zone targets to go around this season. Blake Jarwin also appears to not be in the game plan for Moore’s offense as much of a pass-catcher. Schultz should be added in most leagues and depending on your starting rotation at the position may be your starting tight end moving forward.

Suggested Bid: $2,000,000

Tommy Tremble, TE – CAR (Owned 22%)

Week 3: 1 Car/7 yards, 1 TD, 1 Rec/30 yards

One long catch and one end-around touchdown seemed to be enough for Head Coach Matt Rhule to give the reins over to rookie tight end Tommy Tremble. The Panthers traded away journeyman Dan Arnold after week 3 leaving only Tremble and Ian Thomas as the two primary tight end options on the roster. Rookie tight ends are notorious for not producing much in their first season/s but without much else in his way, Tremble may present some weeks of fantasy relevance. We are also one week away from having RSO resigns available so Tremble may present a nice multi-year buy-in at a low cost if he builds any momentum throughout the rest of the 2021 season.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

 

Sleeper Add (<25%)

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, WR – TEN (Owned <1%)

Week 3: 4 Rec/53 yards, 1 TD

I can admit when I was wrong and despite my best efforts as a sideline cheerleader, it does not appear that Josh Reynolds is going to be anything but a depth receiver in the NFL. A.J. Brown left with a hamstring injury presenting exactly the scenario where I told many to add Reynolds for. Instead, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine took the next-man-up role, playing 78 percent of the snaps in week 3 and scored his first career touchdown. Brown is listed as week-to-week but we know from experience that Brown has a history of starting a game while injured but exiting early. Sneak Westbrook-Iknine on your practice squad this week to see what the extent of Brown’s injury is heading into week 4.

Suggested Bid: $100,000 PS / $500,000 AR

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