Week 5 Street FA Report

Updated: October 6th 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

Auden Tate, WR – CIN (Owned 36%)

Week 4: 4 Rec/50 yards

A sleeper one week to the Add of the Week in the next? That must be some Street FA record. Whatever the case, Auden Tate has shown over the past two weeks that he has gone from waiver afterthought to waiver wire darling. He has averaged over six (8) targets and five (5) catches while working as the WR3 behind Tyler Boyd and John Ross. With Ross now on injured reserve and Boyd battling his own injury, Auden Tate may be the only healthy option for Andy Dalton to consistently look at on the outside. As I mentioned in last week’s summary, Tate stands at 6’5” so along with being the primary option working down the field he should also be the primary target in the end zone as well. All this put together lays everything out in front of Tate to make a name for himself over these next few weeks. Consider him a must-add in all leagues and a startable WR5.

Suggested Bid: $2,500,000

RB Add

Dexter Williams, RB – GB (Owned 24%)

Week 4: N/A

A brutal injury to Jamaal Williams last Thursday has opened the second running back slot for Dexter Williams in Green Bay. A sixth-round pick from Notre Dame, Dexter Williams has the prototypical body frame (5’11”, 212lbs) of an NFL running back. He has been inactive for the first four weeks of the season so it is not clear what his role will be with this offense just yet. We do know that despite the fantasy community clamoring for Aaron Jones to get a more substantial number of the backfield touches it just hasn’t been the scheme for new Head Coach Matt Lefleur. In fact, in week 3 Jamaal Williams had actually played more snaps (35/22) and had more rushing attempts (12/10) than Aaron Jones. Jones should see the majority of the carries with the former Williams sidelined but Dexter Williams is worth holding onto for now until we learn more about his role and the extent of Jamaal Williams’ injury. Maybe he could be the much-needed goal-line runner that the Packers were missing in last week’s defeat?

Suggested Bid: $500,000

WR Add

Zach Pascal, WR – IND (Owned 12.5%)

Week 4: 4 Rec/72 yards

Injuries have been decimating the Indianapolis Colts’ receiver core in 2019. Devin Funchess was lost basically before the season started, T.Y. Hilton has been dealing with a quad injury that kept him out of last week’s game, and now Parris Campbell has an abdominal injury that has an undetermined amount of absence attached to it. This leaves receivers like Zach Pascal to step into higher than expected volume roles headed into week 5. Pascal has been serviceable the last two weeks averaging 12 PPR points. If Hilton is out once again, Pascal is primed to have another high volume role in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs where we should expect the Colts be passing a lot to play keep up.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add

Trevor Davis, WR – OAK (Owned 3%)

Week 4: 2 Car/74 yards, 1 TD

Having zero catches as a wide receiver is probably a puzzling reason to call anyone a sleeper. Hear me out. The Raiders traded for Trevor Davis on September 18th and then played him six days later. Not only did they play him, but they also gave him second-most offensive snaps (37) of any receiver on the team. Now on top of that the Raiders’ number one option, Tyrell Williams, is questionable with a foot injury. This screams breakout opportunity for Davis who looked good in spurts as a Packer but was buried on the depth chart. In Oakland he may have a chance to have some fantasy relevance for the remainder of the season if he can quickly jell with quarterback Derek Carr and be involved in the game plan moving forward. He will continue to sit in free agency for at least a couple more weeks with the Raiders playing the Bears in week 5 and then on their bye week 6. Look for him as a stash between now and then to help you through the awful week 9 and 10 WR byes.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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