Week 3 Street FA Report

Updated: September 20th 2022

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

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, SF (Owned 40%)

Week 2: 13/21 154 yards, 1 TD, 4 Car/5 yards, 1 TD

Losing a QB for the season often is the death-nail for most franchises and the production of fantasy value for the skill positions around the replacement is often diminished. Luckily, for the 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo knows the system and has worked with the offense for many years already. If Garoppolo is somehow still available in superflex leagues he is the must add this week and a significant amount of the remaining cap space should be allocated to acquiring him. Even in one (1) QB leagues Garoppolo offers solid QB2 weekly production with QB1 upside under the right conditions.

Suggested Bid: $3-5,000,000 (1 QB) / 70-90% remaining cap space (2QB/SF)

RB Adds

Eno Benjamin, RB, ARI, (Owned 65%)

Week 2: 8 Car/31 yards, 3 Rec/20 yards

Darrel Williams, RB, ARI (Owned 39%)

8 Car/59 yards, 1 TD, 2 Rec/3 yards

James Connor is apparently okay after missing time in week 2 with an injury but those who are always looking ahead to stash running backs with potential should now be considering both Eno Benjamin and Darrel Williams. In Connor’s absence, the two had nearly identical snap counts, slightly leaning towards Williams (39%:36%). WIlliams also did most of the work around the goal line while Benjamin was featured more on passing downs. In the case of Connor needing to miss more time or a new injury was to creep up, both would provide moderate fantasy upside.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

WR Add

Sterling Shepard, WR, NYG (Owned 54%)

Week 2: 6 Rec/34 yards

Two (2) weeks into the Giants’ season and it is clear that Sterling Shepard is the top option and should be rostered in all but the shallowest of leagues. He has fourteen (14) targets in two (2) games, tied for 25th and other than Saquon Barkley is the only fantasy option in that offense right now. The Giants’ offense is not going to put up many 30-point outings which will limit Shepard’s likelihood to provide high-end production, but a consistent WR4 for the season is not out of the question. Not bad for a player that had serious questions about whether he would bounce back at all from his injury at the end of last season.

Suggested Bid: $1,500,000

TE Add

Hayden Hurst, TE, CIN (Owned 56%)

Week 2: 5 Rec/24 yards

After being outshined by Mark Andrews in Baltimore and then replaced by Kyle Pitts in Atlanta it appears that Hayden Hurst has finally gained some appreciation for his talent by his new coaches in Cincinnati. Hurst is tied for 6th in targets (15) and tied for 5th in receptions (10) among tight ends through two weeks. The Bengals’ offense should be high scoring for much of the season providing many opportunities for production at a position that often relies on touchdown upside only. If owners are not rolling out one of the big five in their tight end position each week, consider Hurst as your weekly plug-n-play option. 

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add (<25%)

Shi Smith, WR, CAR (Owned 4.5%)

Week 2: 1 Rec/2 yards

Shi Smith was garnering praise throughout training camp from the coach staff and their respect has been shown thus far through two (2) games as he has operated as the third receiver head and shoulders above the other wide receivers in Carolina. He has also played a heavy majority of snaps despite being behind DJ Moore and Robbie Anderson which has increased his opportunities with nine (9) targets. He has not converted those targets in much fantasy production but our practice squad slots are a great place to stash talent for potential breakout in the coming weeks. 

Suggested Bid: $100,000 (PS) / $500,000

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