Week 12 Street FA Report

Updated: November 22nd 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: Kansas City, Los Angeles Rams

Add of the Week

Gus Edwards, RB – BAL (Owned 2%)

Week 11: 17 Car/115 yards, 1 TD

Surprise, Gus Edwards has become the lead runner in Baltimore coming out of their bye week. He and Lamar Jackson combined for over 230 yards on the ground last week and he out carried Alex Collins 17-7. It was even more shocking as Collins had three (3) attempts on the opening drive, scoring a touchdown, but then had only four (4) the remainder of the game. Either way, Edwards is likely to be involved more moving forward which means that he is a must add while Lamar Jackson is the Ravens’ QB. Jackson’s running ability makes defenses have to give him full attention which should give Gus Edwards plenty of space on read-option plays.

Suggested Bid: $2,000,000 – $5,000,000

WR Add

Chris Conley, WR – KC (Owned 12.4%)

Week 11: 7 Rec/74 yards, 2 TD

Let’s preface this by saying Monday night’s game likely would have resulted in you or me having close to 10 PPR points due to the sheer volume of scoring that occurred. Having said that, Chris Conley has been the primary benefactor of plays and games in which Sammy Watkins has been absent, which on an offense as explosive as KC’s that warrants being at least “end of the roster” material. Watkins will have two weeks to heal himself while on their bye week but there’s no guarantee that his foot injury won’t flare up again. KC coaches may look to use Conley down the stretch more if they feel he can be more reliable in the lineup. That’s no guarantee but any uptick in usage would be huge to his fantasy value.

Suggested Bid: $500,000


Marcell Ateman, WR – OAK (Owned 18%)

Week 11: 4 Rec/50 yards

I was going to put Marcell Ateman as my sleeper this week but was surprised to see that savvy RSO owners had already bumped up his ownership to almost a fifth of leagues. Good on you guys and gals. My take last week with Brandon LaFell being a viable waiver add that you could plug and play if in dire need worked out pretty well, just ask RSO podcast host Matt Goody. Unfortunately, he too has been caught by the injury bug and is now out of the lineup. This means that the previously mentioned Marcell Ateman and veteran Seth Roberts are the only two healthy receivers that have any rapport with Derek Carr. Ateman had four (4) catches last week against a fairly strong secondary in Arizona. The Raiders are unlikely to keep up with many of their final six opponents (Baltimore, KC x2, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Denver) which should mean plenty of passing and lots of garbage time points. Treat Ateman like you would have LaFell, a receiver that may have boom/bust value week-to-week but should have a safer target value than other WR2/3s on other teams.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

TE Add

Lance Kendricks, TE – GB (Owned 1.3%)

Week 11: 2 Rec/12 yards

I can’t imagine breaking a thumb and then having to both catch fastballs from Aaron Rodgers as well as block the occasional 250 lbs. linebacker. That’s why I would keep an eye on Packers’ backup tight end Lance Kendricks as a sleeper tight end for the remainder of the season. Jimmy Graham says he will gut out his injury but all it takes is an increase in pain to force him to miss snaps or even future games. Tight end has always been a boom/bust all year for all but a handful of owners and for those hurt by the O.J. Howard news this could be a cheap option to replace some of his production. If Richard Rodgers can have an eight (8) touchdown season in Green Bay, Lance Kendricks can have some upside in the Packers offense.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add (<10%)

Bruce Ellington, WR – DET (Owned 6%)

Week 11: 6 Rec/52 yards

After Kenny Golladay, it wasn’t obvious who the number two option in the passing game was going to be for the Lions without Marvin Jones. We got our answer Sunday with Bruce Ellington who saw nine (9) targets and made six (6) catches. The Lions have a quick turnaround with a Thanksgiving matchup on Thursday which might not give enough time for Marvin Jones to get healthy. What’s more is Kerryon Johnson is expected to miss a couple of weeks which means that Theo Riddick may be needed more in the backfield as a traditional runner. This all lends itself to Bruce Ellington being a sneaky play for those missing the production of their Chiefs or Rams receivers. It’s a real risk to start Ellington but the reward could be better than that of some bench receivers you may have available.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

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