Week 2 Street FA Report

Updated: September 15th 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

Elijah Mitchell, RB – SF (Owned 47%)

Week 1: 19 Car/104 yards, 1 TD

The biggest surprise of week one leads to little doubt as to who the primary waiver target is for week two. After Trey Sermon was inactive and Raheem Mostert was lost in the first quarter, Elijah Mitchell held the majority of carries (19) and rushed over the century mark in his first career game. The only question mark now is that with Mostert sidelined for the rest of the season will Kyle Shanahan allow Sermon to return to the active lineup or did Mitchell do enough to hold onto the workhorse role. Regardless of if you need an RB2/3, Mitchell is likely worth most of fantasy team’s remaining cap space.

Suggested Bid: $7,000,000 or 70 percent of available cap space

RB Add

Cordarrelle Patterson, RB – ATL (Owned 14%)

Week 1: 7 Car/54 yards, 2 Rec/13 yards

It looks like I whiffed last week on Wayne Gallman being anything right away for Atlanta but I will double down on Mike Davis’ backup Cordarelle Patterson who officially is listed as a running back in fantasy now after spending last year still as a wide receiver. Patterson had nine (9) touches week 1, which was only half of Davis’ (18) but despite trailing all game was still being utilized, suggesting that he has a role to play in Arthur Smith’s offense. The Falcons expect to be behind in many of their contests in 2021 and with his receiving background; Patterson could be a viable PPR option for deeper leagues.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

WR Adds

Tim Patrick, WR – DEN (Owned 29%)

Week 1: 4 Rec/39 yards, 1 TD

Much like how James Robinson was a nice story in 2020 but not much was expected from him with Travis Etienne coming in, Tim Patrick was a great story last year as a replacement for Courtland Sutton for many fantasy teams but not much was expected for his fantasy value this season. Patrick became an afterthought this offseason in auctions as many did not expect there to be much of a role for him behind Sutton and Jerry Jeudy. With Jeudy now sidelined for several weeks with the dreaded high ankle sprain Patrick ones against presents fantasy managers with a cheaper option as a back-end starter.

Suggested Bid: $1,500,000

TE Add

Pharaoh Brown, TE – HOU (Owned 2%)

Week 1: 4 Rec/67 yards

The vast majority of fantasy managers are going to rush to add Juwan Johnson thanks to his two (2) touchdown performance but if we follow the targets and likelihood of consistent points the savvier move may be to add Texans tight end Pharaoh Brown. Brown was the only Texans tight end with a reception and was second on the team behind only Brandin Cooks in targets. While they were able to bully Head Coach Urban Meyer and rookie Trevor Lawrence in the first NFL game, it should be expected that the Texans will be trailing more than they are winning this season. This bodes well for Brown to receive a consistent number of targets each week, with the chance to also convent some into touchdowns.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add (<25%)

 

K.J. Osborn, WR – MIN (Owned 3%)

 

Week 1: 7 Rec/76 yards

The Vikings and Bengals played five (5) quarter’s to everyone else’s four (4) last week so the number of targets may skew to include some of their fringe players more than they would have in a regular game. Still, nine (9) targets for the third passing option, fourth if you count Dalvin Cook out of the backfield, hints that three (3) receiver sets will feature K.J. Osborn heavily in Minnesota. Another team that will be consistently in games down to the wire should continue to present opportunities for Osborn to have a role in the offense. Since he is only a second-year player Osborn is a perfect practice squad player to keep an eye on for the rest of September to see if any further progress can be made. If anything was to happen to either Justin Jefferson or Adam Thielen he would likely become the next week’s must add.

Suggest Bid: $250,000

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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 14 Street FA Report

Updated: December 9th 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

Peyton Barber, RB – WAS (Owned 25%)

Week 13: 14 Car/26 yards, 1 TD

One big game to give people a shot at the playoffs and then likely a huge disappointment from Antonio Gibson’s owners when he left early in week 13 with what has now been designated as a turf toe injury. Immediately, Gibson is unlikely to play in week 14 but in my un-medically licensed opinion, this likely ends his [fantasy] season with only three (3) games of interest left. Everyone already has J.D. McKissic taken in their league (80 percent ownership) so the next option to go to is Washington’s more traditional running back, Peyton Barber. Barber had been losing much of his workload to Gibson in recent weeks but early in the season (and intermittently since), Barber had been the goal-line option. He even started the season with a two-touchdown performance so his opportunities could be there. The remaining schedule is not an immediate plug-and-play for Barber but for those struggling for weekly running back help, Barber likely will have the biggest upside of running backs still available in most leagues.

Suggested Bid: $4,000,000

RB Add

Ty Johnson, RB – NYJ (Owned 11%)

Week 13: 22 Car/104 yards, 1 TD, 2 Rec/13 yards

Looks like I was right when I suggested in last week’s One Big Thing that Frank Gore may have flex appeal to close out the season. Okay, maybe it was not actually Frank Gore who scored the points but I was right that whoever was the starter was going to be a flex option. With Gore leaving early with a concussion, former Detroit Lions running back Ty Johnson stepped in and had 24 touches for over 100 yards and a touchdown. It is unknown at this time if Gore would be able to clear concussion protocol before next week’s game and so Johnson could be in line for a second consecutive “primary back” role on Sunday. If you have made it this far you likely would not be starting Johnson but keeping options away from your opponents is a big part of fantasy playoffs.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

WR Add

Rashard Higgins, WR – CLE (Owned 36%)

Week 13: 6 Rec/95 yards, 1 TD

The flashy stat being thrown around after Cleveland’s win was that when Baker Mayfield targets Rashard Higgins he ranks seventh (7th) with 133.4 in passer rating. While the stat makes it seem like Higgins is an awesome receiver to throw to, having a lower volume of targets and just being efficient with them is a good way to pad this stat. Then why am I recommending him? Because last week Higgins saw the most targets (9) that he had seen since week 1 of 2017 when he had 11 from DeShone Kizer. He has also been on the field just as much as Jarvis Landry since their week 9 bye, and twice as much (157:72) as Donavan Peoples-Jones who many thought was going to be the WR3 behind Landy and Odell Beckham Jr. This was Higgins’ first game putting it all together but maybe this could be him rounding into a strong end to the season. Breshad Perriman came off the streets and into championship lineups this time last year and Higgins could be that guy in 2020.

Suggested Bid: $2,500,000

TE Add

Logan Thomas, TE – WAS (Owned 69%)

Week 13: 9 Rec/98 yards, 1 TD

It had been a roller coaster starting Logan Thomas over the first five (5) games of the season as he had a stellar opening weekend and then slowly fizzled out over the next four, probably leading to him being dropped in several leagues. Since then, he has scored at least 10 PPR points in five (5) of the last seven (7) games which for tight ends means consistently being in the top 10 at the position. His ownership is quite high now so it is not as likely that he is still sitting in free agency as a lot of these other suggestions. If Thomas is still available, however, and you are heading to the playoffs, look to have him on your squad whether you need a tight end or not.

Suggested Bid: $5,000,000

Sleeper Add

Cordarrelle Patterson, WR (RB?) – CHI (Owned 14%)

Week 13: 10 Car/59 yards, 1 TD, 1 Rec/4 yards

It finally happened! I mean, it is just one week after 12 other weeks of basically no production but Cordarrelle Patterson finally had a strong statistical game being used primarily as a runner for the Bears. Coming into the 2020 season I thought that taking advantage of Patterson’s designation as a receiver, but likely playing out of the backfield, was going to give a savvy edge to those who played with deep starting wide receivers. Especially once Tarik Cohen was lost for the season I expected Patterson to become a super weapon that could be both the pass-catching and thumper running back. Unfortunately, that has not paid off but maybe now in the final three (3) games, the Bears are willing to give him a more substantial workload. Patterson does have 10 or more carries in two (2) of the last (3) games so for those hanging on in the playoffs maybe keep Patterson at the end of the bench in case anything were to happen to David Montgomery.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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Week 13 Street FA Report

Updated: December 3rd 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

Keke Coutee, WR – HOU (Owned 27%)

Week 12: 2 Rec/13 yards

Will Fuller gave us a great exit performance as he finishes his 2020 season on a 35 point PPR performance on Thanksgiving before now being suspended on Monday for PEDs. Last week I half-jokingly suggested adding Keke Coutee as the weekly sleeper if you were desperate but taking that advice may have saved you a huge cap difference a week later. With three of the receivers ahead of him on the depth chart now gone (Fuller, Randall Cobb, and Kenny Stills), Coutee immediately steps into the WR2 role for Houston. A victim of injuries, if Coutee can stay healthy for the four (4) games left this fantasy season he could be a WR3/4 for playoff teams to stash.

Suggested Bid: $4,000,000

RB Add

Ito Smith, RB – ATL (Owned 32%)

Week 12: 12 Car/65 yards, 1 TD, 4 Rec/10 yards

With Todd Gurley out and a good matchup for running backs against the Raiders’ defense, fantasy managers rolled the dice on starting Brian Hill. They were burned on that play as it was Ito Smith who had the better stat line due to scoring the late touchdown, as well as being the only Falcons’ running back to catch a pass. Gurley may or may not be back this week but it is already well documented the knee concerns he has. As we head deeper into a season if Gurley misses any more time Smith could be in line for another flex-start situation for the deeper leagues. If you are the Gurley owner going into the playoffs, handcuffing with Ito Smith may be better protection than holding deadweight on your bench.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

TE Add

Jacob Hollister, TE – SEA (Owned 11%)

Week 12: 2 Rec/11 yards

Greg Olsen went down in week 11 with what looked like a (regular) season-ending injury and in week 12 only Jacob Hollister had a target from the Seattle tight end group suggesting that he should be their pass-catching option moving forward. The tight end position has been brutal outside of the top few players in fantasy so any level of production or a fluke touchdown can go a long way to a top 5 scoring week. The Seahawks have been hyper-efficient at red zone scoring and while it looks like their running game is returning to its usual usage, goal-line scoring opportunities are always a bonus for tight ends in fantasy.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add

Collin Johnson, WR – JAX (Owned 8%)

Week 12: 4 Rec/96 yards, 1 TD

With D.J. Chark and Chris Conley out backup quarterback Mike Glennon leaned on rookie receiver Collin Johnson with the most targets (8) in week 12 for the Jaguars. Whether it was chemistry built by working on the second team or Johnson’s massive 6’6” frame, he and Glennon seemed to have a connection. The rookie also showed some burst on a long, 46-yard touchdown showing that he is not just a possession receiver. Glennon gets the start again in week 13 and Johnson could get more snaps depending on the health of Chark and Conley. Stash Collin Johnson in the case of last week’s performance being more than just a one-game flash.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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Week 12 Street FA Report

Updated: November 24th 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

Dez Bryant, WR – BAL (Owned 18%)

Week 11: 4 Rec/28 yards

Most jumped the gun with claiming Dez Bryant when he first signed with Ravens and spent a couple of weeks on their practice squad. The shine wore off and now is the time to get him onto your rosters heading into the playoffs. Bryant played on over half the snaps in week 11 (54%) and also had four (4) receptions to lead all Ravens receivers. Marquise Brown and Lamar Jackson have not been able to get on the same page this season and if the Ravens are going to make a run this season they are going to need more than Willie Snead in the passing game. Even if Dez can just be a possession receiver that can move the chains and take the pressure off of Mark Andrews in the red zone that could be enough to jump-start this stagnant offense. Think Antonio Brown in Tampa scaled down.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

RB Add

Justice Hill, RB – BAL (Owned 44%)

Week 11: N/A

Gus Edwards should see the bulk of the carries on Thursday but without Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins, the Ravens will work in Justice Hill as their secondary runner. Hill has not done much during his first two seasons but due to positional scarcity and the amount the Ravens want to run the ball, Hill should see close to a dozen touches in week 12. If you need a one to two-week fix, Hill could be a high-risk flex.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

WR Add

Breshad Perriman, WR – NYJ (Owned 53%)

Week 11: 2 Rec/54 yards, 1 TD

Breshad Perriman has transformed into a boom-or-bust touchdown receiver each week with Joe Flacco as the two have connected on three touchdowns in the last two games and Perriman has scored at least 10 PPR points in three (3) of his six (6) games played. The Jets will continue to be playing from behind as well so there will be plenty of passing opportunities to go around. It remains to be seen if Perriman’s success would continue if Sam Darnold returned to the lineup but for now, he has the same value as DeSean Jackson had in his final year’s in Tampa Bay, a WR4 with WR2 boom value.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

TE Add

Jordan Akins, TE – HOU (Owned 26%)

Week 11: 5 Rec/83 yards

In a similar way to suggesting Justice Hill because of the missing pieces around him, the Houston Texans saw both Randy Cobb and Kenny Stills go down in week 11 due to injury and in their absence Jordan Akins caught five (5) passes and a career-high 83 yards on Sunday. Cobb is likely heading to the injured reserve list and with the Texans playing on Thanksgiving that does not give a lot of time for Stills to recover from his hamstring injury. What’s more, is that they have a plus matchup against a poor Lions defense so points and red zone opportunities could be plentiful. Akins is streamer’s dream for week 12.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add

Keke Coutee, WR – HOU (Owned 24%)

Week 11: 2 Rec/10 yards, 1 TD

I will double down on Randall Cobb and Kenny Still being unavailable for Thursday’s game by saying that Keke Coutee could play a significant number of snaps in the slot this week. A player many thought could be a PPR slot machine like Randall Cobb was in Green Bay, Coutee never accomplished much after his debut game in week 4 of 2018 where he had 11 catches for 109 yards. A healthy scratch for much of this season, it happens every Thanksgiving where a player comes out of nowhere to have one memorable performance. If you want to spice up your holiday meal, reach for Coutee in deeper leagues and see what happens.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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Week 11 Street FA Report

Updated: November 17th 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

Salvon Ahmed, RB – MIA (Owned 15%)

Week 10: 21 Car/85 yards, 1 TD, 1 Rec/5 yards

I will be honest, due to trade deadline moves and a few week 9 byes I had to start Salvon Ahmed in one league and when he scored in the first five minutes of the game, I thought that was enough production to expect from him. He far surpassed that as the PPR RB14 for the week on the back of the fifth (5th) most carries in week 10 with 21. The Dolphins must have been impressed with his performance also because on Monday they released Jordan Howard. As a team in playoff contention, the Dolphins will not mess around with guys they do not think will help them win so they must have seen something from Ahmed for him to warrant all those touches. Who knows what his role will be once guys like Myles Gaskins and Matt Breida return from injury but there is a chance he has earned the starting role.

Suggested Bid: $5,000,000

RB Add

Devontae Booker, RB – LV (Owned 26%)

Week 10: 16 Car/81 yards, 2 TD, 1 Rec/2 yards

It is starting to get into the “cuffing” season where the obvious backups to starting running backs should now be rostered in case the unforeseen happens. We have already seen what happens to the value of players behind guys like Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, and Nick Chubb when they go down with an injury and so Devontae Booker should be rostered if ever something was to happen to Josh Jacobs. Booker has clearly defined himself as the RB2 in Las Vegas and cleaned up well in garbage time last week. He also has the capability to vulture a touchdown once in a while in case you are truly desperate for deep running back help. His value is room temperature for now but better to get in at the minimum than have to try and outbid everyone if something does happen, especially if you are the Jacobs owner.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

WR Add

Greg Ward, WR – PHI (Owned 38.5%)

Week 10: 5 Rec/39 yards

Remember when every Eagles receiver was going down with injuries so people scrambled to pick up Greg Ward? Travis Fulgham has stolen all of his limelight since then and he has been relegated to free agency in two-thirds of leagues but he has not been that bad in terms of points per game (9.7). The problem has been consistency as Ward has scored 8+ PPR points in the even-numbered weeks and under 8 points in the odd weeks. Kind of a weird stat but at least the chances are there with five (5) or more targets in six (6) of the last seven (7) games. We are going into an odd week, and playing in windy Cleveland, so his performance this week should be down. It could go up in week 12 though as the Eagles play the awful Seahawks secondary. If you stream the bottom of your starting lineup, get Ward one week early and see what happens.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

TE Add

Gerald Everett, TE – LAR (Owned 48%)

Week 10: 2 Rec/27 yards

It has been another rough year for fantasy tight ends and as we get deeper into the season the options are dwindling. Still, Rams tight end Gerald Everett is available in over half of RSO leagues and presents the highest ceiling among available players. The Rams offense continues to be a high powered one and while their two tight ends, Everett and Tyler Higbee have not been as involved as last year, the two still play on a high number of offensive snaps and see their share of targets each. We saw last year how an injury to either tight end creates an uptick in usage for the other so this is another pre-emptive “what-if” add to potentially save a bidding war during the fantasy playoffs.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add

Jakeem Grant, WR – MIA (Owned 13%)

Week 10: 4 Rec/43 yards, 1 TD

The first week after Preston Williams was placed on the injured reserve, long time special teamer Jakeem Grant finally got his chance at playing full-time wide receiver. The 5’7” speedster, Grant played 76 percent of the Dolphins’ offensive snaps and scored his first offensive touchdown since week 3 of 2018. The Dolphins are quietly tenth in points for and their next three games are against the Broncos, Jets, and Bengals who have all been bottom-tier defenses. Grant presents a buy-low opportunity for zero-WR fantasy players while Preston Williams is sidelined.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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