Week 6 Street FA Report

Updated: October 12th 2021

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

Darrel Williams, RB – KC (Owned 53%)

Week 5: 5 Car/27 yards, 3 Rec/18 yards

Week 5 saw another two (2) starting running backs go down with long(ish) term injuries which places emphasis once again on spending high percentages of your remaining salary cap on their backups. I have suggested equal bid amounts to both options but have given the AOTW tiebreaker to the player who is on the better offense. Darrel Williams was already averaging 33 percent of Kansas City’s snaps before the injury to Clyde Edwards-Helaire so his role as the primary backup will offer a significant floor to those who acquire him. It would be unlikely that Williams takes the role outright from CEH once healthy but a successful month of play behind Patrick Mahomes may allow for him to see a more even split for snaps later in the season too. This is also another reason why I would be prioritizing Williams over our next running back add.

Suggested Bid: $5,000,000

RB Add

Devontae Booker, RB – NYG (Owned 27%)

Week 5: 16 Car/42 yards, 1 TD, 3 Rec/16 yards, 1 TD

This is the second consecutive year that a long-time backup will have to carry the bulk of the Giants backfield touches for Saquon Barkley while he is out with a lower-body injury. Devontae Booker served quite well as Barkley’s replacement in week 5 scoring two (2) touchdowns against the Cowboys. Most of his usage came long after the game was decided and with Daniel Jones nursing an injury of his own, the Giants offense may not offer the same short-range scoring opportunities that Darrel Williams and Kansas City will have. What Booker does have going for him is that the Giants have almost no other skill position players to compete with Booker so his usage should be high while Barkley is out. Booker could be an RB2 option as we head into the bye week stretch.

Suggested Bid: $5,000,000

WR Add

Quez Watkins, WR – PHI (Owned 32%)

Week 5: 3 Rec/48 yards

Quez Watkins has quietly had a strong start to the season for a player still available in over a third of RSO leagues. Watkins has only had more than three (3) targets once this season but he makes the most of his opportunity with a 76 percent catch rate and only one (1) game below six (6) PPR points. Again, not a league winner by any metric but consistent for a WR5 option in deeper leagues. Watkins’ speed also provides the upside of a big-play touchdown each week so as we head into the bye weeks portion of the season, Watkins’ floor may be better in tight matchup than others available on the wire at this point.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

TE Add

Ricky Seals-Jones, TE – WAS (Owned 8%)

Week 5: 5 Rec/41 yards

Backup tight end usage is tough to predict as often the reason tight ends are used at all is because of the talent of the individual rather than the scheme of involving the position. Ricky Seals-Jones filled in well for Logan Thomas who was placed on IR last week and will miss at least another two (2) games. Seals-Jones played all but one (1) offensive snap in week 5 and tied for second in targets behind Terry McLaurin with eight (8). A TE2 option while Thomas is inactive, Seals-Jones is another savior for the bye week blues if your team requires assistance.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add (<25%)

KhaDarel Hodge, WR – DET (Owned <1%)

Week 5: 1 Rec/17 yards

There was not much coverage after week 5 about Quintez Cephus’ collarbone injury but with his 2021 season likely over it opens up a lot of snaps and targets for Lions’ receivers the rest of the season. KhaDarel Hodge only caught one (1) pass in week 5 but did have five (5) targets which may keep him off of many owners’ stash lists this week if they only check the box score. The Lions’ offense is not going to produce multiple weekly starters at wide receiver but they do expect to be in several negative game scripts for the remainder of the season. KhaDarel Hodge may be the benefactor of this scenario and have his moments if you can predict the weeks correctly.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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