Week 7 Street FA Report

Updated: October 17th 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

Jordan Mason, RB, SF (Owned 36%)

Week 6: 5 Car/27 yards, 1 TD

Every week seems to be a new injury that throws the whole fantasy landscape into chaos which has everyone racing to the waivers to add the replacement player. This past week Christian McCaffrey exited the 49ers’ game and his status for Week 7 and beyond is in question. If Elijah Mitchell is healthy, he likely receives the most snaps and touches in McCaffrey’s absence. But Mitchell is not healthy right now so Jordan Mason has an intriguing upside for at least a couple weeks. The entire cap space does not need to be allocated to him but if you are desperate for running back help it could be justified to drop several millions on Mason.

Suggested Bid: $3,000,000

RB Add

Royce Freeman, RB, LAR (Owned 2%)

Week 6: N/A

Another running back injury that fell more under the radar in Week 6 was Kyren Williams leg injury. To add further to the Rams problems was that Ronnie Rivers also left the game with an injury leaving their entire backfield open for Week 7. The Rams technically have sixth-round pick Zach Evans, who received what was left of the carries in Week 6 but without much of a track record it is hard to see coach Sean McVay giving him a majority of the workload right now. They also signed Royce Freeman to the active roster and re-signed Darrell Henderson to the practice squad this week. I give the tie to the player that makes it to the active roster first and so Henderson could see a surprising amount of work in Week 7.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

WR Add

Kendrick Bourne, WR, NE (Owned 57%)

Week 6: 1 Car/4 yards, 10 Rec/89 yards

When healthy and on the field Kendrick Bourne is the clear WR1 in New England. Whatever that value means to you and roster is debatable but he just had ten (10) receptions in a game which makes him valuable to at least roster in most leagues. The Patriots’ offense is no longer one that can support multiple fantasy options per week, however, since they also appear to be past their days of being able to run the ball at will and dominate teams on the ground it will likely come down to short passes to act as part of the run game to help keep them on the field. Bourne should be the benefactor as he operates with more fluidity in the route tree more than any receiver in New England and seems to be the only consistent receiver that Mac Jones trusts.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

TE Add

Jonnu Smith, TE, ATL (Owned 47%)

Week 6: 4 Rec/36 yards, 1 TD

It has taken a couple weeks to come around to the idea that Jonnu Smith could actually be a startable player in most fantasy leagues, as most probably just saw him as a target vulture to Kyle Pitts’ workload. But Smith has been the PPR TE9 in 2023 and the TE5 over the last three (3) weeks meaning that he should not only be rostered but probably started weekly at this point. The Falcons have shown that they will work in both their running backs and both of their tight ends when necessary and while there may be some lean weeks for production, the tight end position is so thin overall that a modest four (4) receptions and 30 yards is enough to be a starting tight end week to week.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add (<25%)

Jauan Jennings, WR, SF (5%)

Week 6: 2 Rec/26 yards

Not only Christian McCaffrey but Deebo Samuel also left Week 6 with an injury that may or may not linger into subsequent weeks. Jauan Jennings seems to have one or two games a year that he breaks off 13-17 PPRs and if one or both superstars are out this week this could be one of those games for him. Even if not added right away, monitor the situation with Samuel as the week progresses and if there is any doubt to his availability, add Jennings for Monday night.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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