Week 3 Street FA Report

Updated: September 21st 2019

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

Cole Beasley, WR – BUF (Owned 38.5%)

Week 2: 4 Rec/83 yards

Cole Beasley has been a fantasy sleeper the last two weeks with 9 and 12 points respectively. He won’t win you many weeks but he has a higher floor than most receivers with <50% ownership. Beasley is a player that you can add to your roster now and use in a pinch for bad matchups for your regular rotation of players and during bye weeks. For leagues that feature a high number of WR starting requirements, it is often more beneficial to avoid putting up a doughnut then trying to hit the sleeper home run when you need a player to step in for only a week or two, especially if the rest of your lineup is full of blue-chip players. Be proactive and grab Beasley now before the rest of your league starts putting together their midseason backup plans.

Suggested Bid: $2,000,000

RB Add

Ty Johnson, RB – DET (Owned 24%)

Week 2: 5 Car/30 yards, 2 Rec/6 yards

The surprising release of veteran C.J. Anderson means that 6th round rookie Ty Johnson moves up to #2 on the depth chart for the Detroit Lions. Johnson received a modest workload in week 2 but with the injury history of Kerryon Johnson, he is a speculative stash at this point for later in the season. If anything was to happen to Kerryon there wouldn’t be much in the way of backfield competition for Ty Johnson. If you have the bench space it would be better to pay the minimum now rather than have to try and outbid other owners later.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

WR Adds

David Moore, WR – SEA (Owned 34.5%)

Week 2: N/A

David Moore is ready to make his 2019 season debut after missing the first two games with injuries and it will be interesting to see how he fits within Seattle’s offense. He should be the second outside receiver opposite D.K. Metcalf. His upside is limited to being the third option (behind Metcalf and Tyler Lockett) in a run-first offense but that also means there will be minimal coverage to his side of the field when Russell Wilson does look his way. He should have his games of big plays or forgotten coverages this season so he is an ideal stash in deeper leagues in case of injuries to either receiver above him.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Devin Smith, WR – DAL (Owned 24%)

Week 2: 3 Rec/74 yards, 1 TD

Devin Smith rose from the dead for 16 PPR points last week after not seeing game action since 2016 with the Jets. He took over for an injured Michael Gallup who is on track to miss 2-4 weeks which means that more opportunities are at his feet. Dallas’ offense is strong enough that even as a third or fourth option Smith is still likely to have fantasy relevance until Gallup is fully healthy. If you are in a pinch as a Gallup owner for a temporary starter you likely will find Smith free on the wire.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

TE Add

Will Dissly, TE – SEA (Owned 48%)

Week 2: 5 Rec/50 yards, 2 TDs

Even after the initial waiver period cleared Will Dissly is still unowned in over half of leagues. Maybe it is because people are worried his two-touchdown performance of last week is unlikely to be duplicated but having any touchdown upside is reason enough to be adding Dissly. The Seahawks are a running team which means that Dissly will get his opportunities to be on the field, thus available for play-action receptions. Similar to David Moore, Dissly is unlikely to garner a lot of coverage from opposing defenses so why not take a shot. At the tight end position you are basically hoping for a touchdown or bust scenario anyway. Add him to your bench and start him when the Seahawks are playing weaker defenses.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add (<10%)

Damiere Byrd, WR – ARZ (8%)

Week 2: 6 Rec/45 yards

The Arizona Air Raid has been about as interesting as people expected it would be through the first two weeks of the season. The team is lapping the league in number of no-huddle plays and is featuring 4WR sets more than any other team. This is likely contributing to Damiere Byrd being a deep sleeper over the first two weeks with 10 receptions on 14 targets. He is still third on the team in targets behind Larry Fitzgerald (24) and Christian Kirk (20) but it is clear that Kliff Kingsbury is willing to air it out regardless of game script. We should expect similar numbers to continue for Byrd. If an injury to either Fitzgerald or Kirk were to happen Byrd would become an instant waiver wire must add so save your cap space now and pick him up.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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