Week 3 Street FA Report

Updated: September 19th 2023

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

Josh Reynolds, WR, DET (Owned 34%)

Week 2: 5 Rec/66 yards, 2 TDs

A modest increase in Josh Reynolds’ ownership between Week 1 and Week 2 hopefully propelled some to victory as he finished as the WR9 last week. With that performance he upgrades from the Sleeper section to the Add of the Week not only because of his performance but also because of the injury to Amon-Ra St. Brown. There is no news yet about expectations for St. Brown as to if he will miss any time or that he may be limited in the routes he can participate in but anyone who has played fantasy long enough knows that turf toe is a frustrating injury to try and predict production. Reynolds should be the primary receiver for any amount of snaps that St. Brown is off the field and goes from a bench flex to a plug and play WR3 under the current conditions.

Suggested Bid: $5,000,000

RB Add

Matt Breida, RB, NYG (Owned 12%)

Week 2: 1 Car/5 yards

There are other running backs that would be a higher priority if they are still available in your league, guys like Jeromy Ford (63%) or Zach Moss (68%), but I wanted to provide a more widely available option to cover most leagues. Tony Jones is another widely available running back who benefited from injuries around him in week 2 but with Kendre Miller and Alvin Kamara returning I figure Matt Breida will give you the best mileage for your waiver pickup. The Giants may be playing coy with the timeline for Saquon Barkley’s injury, saying that he might be able to play even this week, but in reality it should be expected as a 2-3 week injury. If you are already desperate at running back there are worse options on the wire than Breida.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

WR Add

Robert Woods, WR, HOU (Owned 57%)

Week 2: 6 Rec/74 yards

Sometimes it’s the steady pace that wins the race and while there have been several players old and new who have shown consistent results during the first two (2) weeks, one with surprisingly low ownership is Robert Woods. Woods has an even split in target share (20%) with Nico Collins and the Texans are likely to be a team that is throwing a lot this season. This should allow the consistency for both receivers to see a high volume of targets and be viable for weekly fantasy starts.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

TE Add

Zach Ertz, TE, ARZ (Owned 55%)

Week 2: 6 Rec/56 yards

Truthfully, as a Trey McBride believer, I thought that Zach Ertz was long past his fantasy relevancy and even if he had any productive games left the Cardinals, a rebuilding team, would have moved on from him. But alas Ertz has been a surprising tight end value the first two (2) weeks of the season and currently sits as the TE7 in PPR leagues. Like Houston, Arizona figures to be behind and throwing the ball consistently but unlike Houston who targets their wide receivers 70 percent of dropbacks (3rd most) the Cardinals target their tight ends 38 percent of the time which is the highest rate of any team for the tight end position during the first two (2) weeks. Translation, lots of targets means lots of consistency for Ertz to remain a near top 5 option each week.

Suggested Bid: $2,000,000

Sleeper Add (<25%)

Dyami Brown, WR, WAS (Owned 23%)

Week 2: 3 Rec/25 yards

The Washington Commanders operate out of the three (3) wide receiver set 7th most while also running the 2nd most snaps from shotgun with the 8th lowest aDOT on passes. What does this mean? A lot of short screens, drags, and slants expecting more yards after the catch than big over the top plays. Dyami Brown is not likely to break out with any major performances while being the fourth option on the depth chart but all it takes is one injury for Brown to slide right into a consistent three (3) receiver set. Consider him more of a speculative stash for now.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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