Week 3 Street FA Report

Updated: September 22nd 2020

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

Mike Davis, RB – CAR (Owned 16%)

Week 2: 1 Car/1 yard, 8 Rec/74 yards

Destruction to your fantasy lineups was the big story for week 2. Christian McCaffrey didn’t look all that injured when he went out and up until late Monday morning was expected to survive the injury wave. Then the news comes out that he will be out for at least a month and it now leaves a huge hole in everyone’s roster. Mike Davis came in for the fourth quarter and caught eight passes in a blowout. It remains to be seen what his usage will be once he becomes the starter but he is everyone’s must add if you lost McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, or Raheem Mostert this week. He should see the bulk of the Panthers’ carries as there is no depth behind him without McCaffrey. We have already seen his usage in the passing game which should give him the edge over another prospective running back that they may add in terms of snap count.

Suggested Bid: $10,000,000 – $14,000,000 or 60-75% of your remaining cap

RB Adds

Jerick McKinnon, RB – SF (Owned 73%)

Week 2: 3 Car/77 yards

While you are putting in a claim for Davis make sure to check and see if Jerick McKinnon is still available on waivers. He is available in about a quarter of RSO leagues and his path to touches has also greatly expanded after week 2. Both Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman suffered knee injuries last week, likely resulting in them both missing multiple games. McKinnon and fullback Kyle Juszczyk are the only experienced running backs available to the 49ers at this point so his workload should be substantial compared to the three (3) carries he had last week. Especially with Nick Mullens being a potential multi-game starter in replace of Jimmy Garoppolo, Kyle Shannahan may lean more on the run against the Giants, Eagles, and Dolphins in coming weeks.

Suggested Bid: $5,000,000 – $8,000,000

Giovani Bernard, RB – CIN (Owned 39%)

Week 2: 1 Car/3 yards, 5 Rec/22 yards

Sometimes you just can’t quit on a person. The Bengals seem to be doing that with Giovanni Bernard who despite being the starting running back in only eight (8) games over the last three (3) seasons still want to get him involved in their offense. His seven (7) targets were third among all Bengals players in week 2 and he nearly split snaps (42:46) with Joe Mixon. Second-year head coach Zac Taylor wants to get Giovanni Bernard involved in the passing game and even mix in (bad pun) a couple carries. With the rash of injuries, Gio may be a really deep flex option at this point and if anything was to happen to Mixon his value would skyrocket to 2016 levels. If you miss out on Davis, Gio is a nice consolation.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

WR Add

Russell Gage, WR – ATL (Owned 61%)

Week 2: 6 Rec/46 yards, 1 TD

Repeat after me, 90 percent ownership of Russell Gage to start week 3. I recommended him last week and while he didn’t have another 100-yard game, Gage still had nine (9) targets. With how the Falcons are looking after two games Matt Ryan should continue to pass the ball 40 times a game mean plenty of targets to go around each week. On top of that, Julio Jones was dealing with a hamstring injury coming into week 2 and did not look healthy as he tried to gut it out. He may sit out a game to try and get things healthy or even if he tries to go who knows how effective he may be. All this tells us that Gage should continue to be used in this offense and likely will continue to be a WR3/Flex each week. Seriously, 90 percent ownership, let’s make it happen.

Suggested Bid: $5,000,000

Keelan Cole, WR – JAX (Owned 29%)

Week 2: 6 Rec/58 yards, 1 TD

Keelan Cole has quietly had two solid games to start the season and is seriously undervalued when it comes to his fantasy value. Everyone loves the rookie Laviska Shenault Jr. but Cole has out-snapped him the first two games of the season and has more targets than both he and D.J. Chark. The Jaguars can be a hot and cold offense so it is a risk to consider starting him but for bye weeks and through injuries Cole is probably out there on the wire and is better than basically everyone else available. Add him for depth now and be happy mid-season when you can start him comfortably without worrying about putting up a donut.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000 – $3,000,000

TE Add

Mo Alie-Cox, TE – IND (Owned 10%)

Week 2: 5 Rec/111 yards

For a couple of years, Mo Alie-Cox has been the thorn in fantasy owners’ sides as he stole touchdowns from past Colts’ tight ends. With Jack Doyle out for week 2, Alie-Cox took advantage by posting career highs in targets (6) and receptions (5). Those are not huge breakout numbers but rather a sign that maybe he can become a bigger part of this offense as the season progresses. Parris Campbell is likely out for the season with a knee injury and it is being suggested that Doyle could remain out for multiple weeks. It would be purely a speculative add at this point but maybe this could be his third-year breakout.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add <25%

Darnell Mooney, WR – CHI (Owned 11%)

Week 2: 3 Rec/36 yards, 1 TD

Pop quiz, which wide receiver has the most PPR fantasy points for the Bears? Guessing Darnell Mooney probably wasn’t at the top of your list but it is true. Mooney has been incredibly efficient catching all of his targets (6) thus far and had a touchdown in week 2. He was actually on the field for 10 more snaps than Anthony Miller to be the WR2 for the Bears last week which may suggest that he is earning more playing time as this young season goes along. The Bears offense may not be potent enough to have more than one receiver be fantasy relevant but maybe Mooney will have his days if there was ever an injury to either Robinson or Miller to open up more targets.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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