Week 5 Street FA Report

Updated: October 6th 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

Tim Patrick, WR – DEN (Owned 7%)

Week 4: 6 Rec/113 yards, 1 TD

I felt bad not recommending Tim Patrick as a featured WR in last week’s article and then he had a career game on Thursday night. I will make it up to my loyal readers by doubling down and saying he is this week’s must add Reality Sports Online player. The Broncos lost another receiver (Noah Fant) to make an already thin receiving core even thinner. Jerry Jeudy stole the spotlight with his touchdown catch but Patrick out-snapped, out-targeted and out-caught Jeudy. Their next matchup against the Patriots should give us an indication of how the league views Patrick’s skills. Bill Belichick usually locks down Stephon Gilmore to whoever he thinks the opposing team’s number one option is. If it is Jeudy then Patrick will likely see more targets. For the rest of the season, Patrick will have a WR4 based on volume, with the upside he showed on Thursday to be WR2 (or even WR1) in good matchups.

Suggested Bid: $4,000,000

RB Adds

D’Ernest Johnson, RB – CLE (Owned 1%)

Week 4: 13 Car/95 yards

It was another tough week for running backs as Nick Chubb went down with a knee injury that is likely to sideline him for most of the remaining fantasy regular season. Fortunately for the Browns, they already have their insurance policy in the form of Kareem Hunt who stepped in and assumed the primary duties. Because the Browns like to run the ball though, D’Ernest Johnson also received a heavy workload once Chubb exited with 13 carries and almost 100 yards in the second half. He will likely be a fantasy add in every league from his week 4 performance but we should all temper expectations. The Browns play the Colts who are first against the run and have only allowed one (1) top 24RB finish thus far. Their next matchup after that is Pittsburgh who has only allowed a single rusher over 50 yards through their first three games. Needless to say, it will be difficult for Hunt to have a strong fantasy showing let alone those playing behind him. Ideally, you would want Johnson in two weeks when the matchups become much more favorable (Cincinnati, Oakland, and Houston). If you have space, both cap and roster, to acquire Johnson now he may be useful down the road. Otherwise, you can wait to see if someone drops him after two dud performances for much cheaper.

Suggested Bid: $2,500,000

Justin Jackson, RB – LAC (Owned 54%)

Week 4: 6 Car/9 yards, 2 Rec/12 yards

Along with Nick Chubb, Austin Ekeler also went down with what is being described as a serious injury that will keep him out for multiple weeks. Like in Cleveland, the Chargers already have a good backup in rookie Joshua Kelley but his backup, Justin Jackson, is now in play for those desperate at the running back position. Jackson has shown in past seasons when he and Austin Ekeler split time in replace of Melvin Gordon that he can carry a good portion of the workload and not have it be a significant downgrade. He also averaged almost seven (7) yards per carry with what action he saw last season so he can make the most of the opportunity given to him. After Monday night against the Saints, the Chargers play the Jets, Dolphins, Jaguars and Raiders who all have struggled on defense this season. Jackson could be a sleeper flex in any of those matchups until we learn more about Ekeler’s injury.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

WR Add

Dontrelle Inman, WR – WAS (Owned 7%)

Week 4: 4 Rec/29 yards

For the first quarter of the season, Dontrelle Inman has been the consistent WR2 for Washington seeing the second-most targets (21) and is tied for second in reception (11). He also had a two-touchdown performance in week 3 which one would think would raise his ownership across the platform. That was not the case as he remains under 10 percent. The offense has not looked great thus far and second-year receiver Terry McLaurin remains the alpha with double the targets that Inman has. However, in the next month and a half Washington plays a group of pass defenses that are, shall we say, not good. McLaurin will likely be locked up with Jalen Ramsey this coming week against the Rams and then it is the Giants, Cowboys, Giants again, Lions, Bengals, and the Cowboys a second time. There will be plenty of opportunities for Inman to be a WR3/4.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

TE Add

Richard Rodgers, TE – PHI (Owned 1%)

Week 4: 3 Rec/35 yards

The Eagles lost tight end Dallas Goedert last week but that did not stop them from running “12” personnel the fifth most last week. For the season they lineup the most 2+ tight end formations of any team in the league (54 percent) which should present opportunities for Richard Rodgers to at least have some TE2 appeal. Though Zach Ertz was on the field the whole game, he and Rodgers had similar production as well. Until some of the receivers come back healthy Rodgers should be on the field and available for Carson Wentz to get the ball out to.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add (<25%)

Olamide Zaccheaus, WR – ATL (Owned 5%)

Week 4: 8 Rec/86 yards

Raise your hand if you were only told after halftime of Monday night that Julio Jones was going to be used in special yardage situations? Me too. With Julio out, Calvin Ridley retiring just before the game (allegedly) and Russell Gage working through his own injury, Olamide Zaccheaus had his best career game with eight (8) catches and 86 yards. Who knows if this was a product of the situation or if he will continue to be used in such a way with the others sidelined. Either way, we know the Falcons defense likely will not give this team too many chances to salt away games so it will be on Matt Ryan and the passing game to continue to score. Zaccheaus is worth a flier at this point to see how long Julio’s injury keeps him out.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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