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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