Week 10 Street FA Report

Updated: November 7th 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: Baltimore, Denver, Houston, Minnesota

Add of the Week

Maurice Harris, WR – WAS (Owned 1.3%)

Week 9: 10 Rec/124 yards

It was a rough week for Washington as they lost three players for the season, two offensive linemen and receiver Paul Richardson. In Richardson’s place though Maurice Harris came out of nowhere and put up 10 catches and over 100 yards. Likely a product of being down early against Atlanta it will be interesting to see what Harris’ role in this offense will be going forward. With Chris Thompson and Jamison Crowder still hampered with injuries, there should be plenty of opportunities for Harris to at least continue to have fantasy viability.

Suggested Bid: $2,000,000

RB Add

Elijah McGuire, RB – NYJ (Owned 49%)

Week 9: 7 Car/30 yards, 3 Rec/37 yards 

For the half of you that added McGuire last week and were forced or brave enough to start him you were rewarded with 9.7 PPR points against the Dolphins. Not bad for a team that didn’t score an offensive touchdown. The Jets figure to be in more games similar to this, although maybe not as inept as they looked Sunday so McGuire may be used more out of the backfield as the receiving option back. If they can get their offense to sustain more drives then McGuire will have more opportunities to touch the ball. He should have at least flex-level matchups for the remainder of the season.

Suggested Bid: $2,000,000

WR Add

Cordarrelle Patterson, WR – NE (Owned 18.5%)

Week 9: 1 Rec/ 7 yards, 11 Car/61 yards, 1 TD

After being flashed as a runner on Monday night against Buffalo, Cordarrelle Patterson fully embraced his new role against Green Bay gaining 61 yards on the ground and scoring a goal-line touchdown. Sony Michel is reportedly going to be returning to the lineup in week 10 but that doesn’t mean that Patterson won’t still have his chances. We know Belichick likes to keep things fresh so between Michel, Patterson, and James White the Patriots’ backfield will be full of tricks the second half of the season.

Suggested Bid: $2,000,000

TE Adds

Nick Vannett, TE – SEA (Owned 16%)

Week 9: 6 Rec/52 yards, 1 TD

It took half the season but we finally got the game from Nick Vannett that we expected after Jimmy Graham’s departure. Many flocked to get Ed Dickson after he scored last week but he has never been more than a blocking tight end and was unlikely to duplicate his Week 8 total. Vannett was the most targeted receiver on Sunday (8) so maybe things are finally trending his way. It would be hard to start him with any confidence just yet but another good showing might warrant some spot starts down the stretch.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

 

Vernon Davis, TE – WAS (Owned 20.5%)

Week 9: 5 Rec/62 yards

A similar analysis to Maurice Harris can be applied here to Vernon Davis. The injuries to Washington have forced them to lean on both their tight ends more, with Davis having seven (7) targets and Jordan Reed have six (6) last week. Neither are blocking tight ends and with injuries to the offensive line, Alex Smith’s quick release might have to get even quicker. Tight ends have always benefited Alex Smith so Davis is worth adding to see how this offense may change over the next couple of weeks.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

Sleeper Add (<10%)

Cameron Batson, WR – TEN (Owned 0.5%)

Week 9: 2 Rec/21 yards

Watching Monday night football I appreciated having the on-field personnel list displayed on the scoring banner. It allowed me to notice that after Taywan Taylor left the game with an injury it was the undrafted rookie Cameron Batson who saw an increase in snaps throughout the game over other receivers like Tajae Sharpe. He was also the second most targeted WR, behind Corey Davis. We don’t know the severity of Taylor’s injury just yet but if he is forced to miss games Batson could be a very low-key player to stash on the bench. Now that Marcus Mariota has gained back some confidence, and feeling in his fingers, Tennessee might be able to have some fantasy value once again.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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