Week 7 Street FA Report

Updated: October 16th 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

Darren Fells, TE – HOU (Owned 22.5%)

Week 6: 6 Rec/69 yards

The tight end position has been a wasteland more so in 2019 than in any other year I can recently remember. It has basically come down to a handful of players that you start no matter what in tier 1 and then everybody else and you are just praying to get a red zone touchdown. This is why Darren Fells is a player that teams need to roster. He received a season-high seven (7) targets last week and is second on the team for the season with twenty (20). The Texans also run the third most 12 personnel (1 RB, 2 TE, 2 WR) of any team in 2019 leading to Fells seeing a season-high 87% of the snaps last week. If you don’t have one of the elite options at tight end then you should be adding Fells to your platoon of bench options based on his increased opportunities over other options at his position.

Suggested Bid: $1,500,000

RB Add

Mark Walton, RB – MIA (Owned 36%)

Week 6: 6 Car/32 yards, 5 Rec/43 yards

Mark Walton has been a sneaky riser over the last couple of weeks. He marginally out-snapped (25%-15%) offseason darling Kalen Ballage before the Dolphins’ bye in their week 4 game and then last week had a full committee usage (61%-42%) against Kenyan Drake in week 6.  Drake is still the starter but there have been rumors of his availability via trade since week 1 so there is a chance that he might not be on the team by the end of the month’s trade deadline. If that were to become true then Walton would likely become the starter over Ballage. For now, he’s just a stash player that has some receiving upside due to the Dolphins perpetually being down in games. If Drake was to be removed from the equation, however, Walton could become a late-season waiver wire commodity for teams struggling at the running back position.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

WR Add

Demaryius Thomas, WR – NYJ (Owned 44%)

Week 6: 4 Rec/62 yards

What a difference Sam Darnold makes to the Jets’ offense. With Trevor Siemian and Luke Falk at quarterback the last month it had been painful to roster any Jets players in fantasy but after week 6’s win over Dallas big names like Robby Anderson, Jamison Crowder and forgotten receiver Demaryius Thomas all came back to life. The first two are likely still owned in most fantasy leagues but Demaryius Thomas is sitting out there in more than half of all leagues. The Jets operate from 3WR sets 67% of the time and Thomas has averaged 80% of the snaps since being healthy after their week 4 bye. After their matchup against New England on Monday night, the Jets start having cupcake matchups against Jacksonville, Miami, New York, Washington, Oakland, Cincinnati, and Miami again. The team should be able to put up 20 points against each one of these teams which will give plenty of chances for Thomas and the offense to see scoring opportunities. Thomas may not be the elite receiver he was in Denver but he showed that he can still make contested catches and be the big receiver opposite to the speedy Anderson and shifty Crowder.



Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

Jakobi Meyers, WR – NE (Owned 23%)

Week 6: 4 Rec/54 yards

We will have to see how serious the injury to Josh Gordon really is and whether N’Keal Harry is a week or two away before going ahead with making Jakobi Meyers a must-add player. But as it is right now he is an interesting street free agent to hold onto. While Gordon was rehabbing on the sideline in the second half of last week’s game Meyers made the most of his opportunities and looked like he still had some rapport with Tom Brady leftover from the preseason. The Patriots have a much stronger competition list over the next two months which means that games will be more on Tom Brady and his receiving options to win than they have been over the first six weeks. If Meyers is called upon more during this time and other options like Gordon and Harry are still nursing injuries he may become the third option behind Julian Edelman and James White.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add (<10%)

Allen Lazard, WR – GB (Owned 0.6%)

Week 6: 4 Rec/65 yards, 1 TD

Allen Lazard is the newest in a long line of Green Bay wide receivers that come out of nowhere and have fantasy relevance. It might be hard to have a player be a sleeper when he goes off for 16.5 PPR points on Monday Night Football but his ownership is under 1% so he is a) guaranteed to be on your waivers and b) may continue to have similar outputs until the rest of Green Bay’s receiver group gets healthy. Aaron Rodgers, much like Tom Brady, can talent around him and elevate it to look spectacular. If Aaron Rodgers is on the field and Lazard is the primary or secondary option until Davante Adams or Geronimo Allison return similar games are on the horizon.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

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