Week 13 Street FA Report

Updated: November 28th 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.

Add of the Week

Justin Jackson, RB – LAC (Owned 18%)

Week 12: 7 Car/57 yards

It was a tough week for Melvin Gordon owners who were happy to see him play in what was likely a crucial week 12 game and even put up two touchdowns to help out their weekly scoring. Unfortunately, he injured his MCL and despite his “week-to-week” designation he’s realistically going to miss most if not all of the fantasy playoffs. In his place, Austin Ekeler is the likely next man up but he has mostly been used as a receiving back so it is not guaranteed that he becomes a bell-cow. Once Gordon went out rookie running back Justin Jackson had seven (7) carries for almost 60 and fits a more tradition RB role. With a full week of preparation, the Chargers may be able to figure out how they will incorporate Jackson into the offense. He should see his share of carries so he needs to be added in all leagues. It would also be a disservice if I didn’t remind you to add any obvious backup RBs too in case of a similar situation on another team.

Suggested Bid: $10,000,000 (or 80% of your remaining 2018 cap)

WR Adds

Trey Quinn, WR – WAS (Owned 14%)

Week 12: 5 Rec/26 yards, 1 TD

We will have to wait and see the injury report for Washington but either way, Trey Quinn should likely have a role going forward. Colt McCoy is going to be the starting quarterback for the remainder of the season and he is not an aggressive, down the field gunslinger; not that Alex Smith would have been either. This can benefit Quinn who appears to be the primary underneath WR right now in Washington. As a team that is in the middle of a playoff/division race the remaining games for Washington should all be competitive. With the injuries to their offensive line as well it will likely be harder for Adrian Peterson and Kapri Bibbs to gain much in the run game. Quinn should have a safe floor in PPR leagues.

Suggested Bid: $2,000,000

 

Jermaine Kearse, WR – NYJ (Owned 27%)

Week 12: 6 Rec/66 yards, 1 TD

Quincy Enunwa had more receiving yards but Jermaine Kearse was actually the most targeted receiver on the Jets last week with twelve (12). The remaining schedule for the Jets is a difficult one (Tennessee, Buffalo, Houston, Green Bay, New England) which means that it might be hard for them to generate scoring opportunities. Luckily, there’s always garbage time if any of these games become a blowout.  If Sam Darnold comes back this week things may change but for now, Kearse is the primary target in New Jersey and could be a WR5 option for deep leagues.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

TE Add

Jonnu Smith, TE – TEN (Owned 44%)

Week 12: 2 Rec/63 yards, 1 TD

First O.J. Howard goes down and now Jack Doyle is out for the season. As someone who had both and thought he was good at the TE position heading into the playoffs, I’m sure scrambling now. If you are like me or have been using a revolving door of tight ends, then check to see if Jonnu Smith is still available. Since Marcus Mariota’s return from injury, the Tennessee offense has vastly improved making players like Corey Davis, Jonnu Smith, and Dion Lewis much more steady fantasy producers. Smith himself has scored a touchdown in three of the past four games making him a staple for Tennessee’s red zone plan. He’s not elite but at least he’s reliable.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

Sleeper Add (<10%)

Ryan Switzer, WR – PIT (Owned 9%)

Week 12: 6 Rec/ 67 yards, 1 Car/4 yards

The Broncos gave an interesting bit of advice to future opponents of the Pittsburgh Steelers after their upset victory on Sunday. They said that the game plan was to double cover both Antonio Brown and Juju Smith-Schuster and let someone else beat them. Now, they did give up a 97-yard touchdown to Juju so clearly it wasn’t a plan that was executed to perfection but still they forced Ben Roethlisberger to look elsewhere which caused several turnovers. If future teams are thinking of using a similar strategy there may be a chance for slot man Ryan Switzer to carve out a role. With games against the Chargers, Patriots, and Saints it likely means that the passing game will continue to be the focal point of Pittsburgh offense as well. Switzer had a season-high six (6) receptions and 67 yards on Sunday because of the coverage and may be needed going forward.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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