Week 8 Street FA Report

Updated: October 26th 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

Randall Cobb, WR – GB (Owned 42.5%)

Week 7: 3 Rec/22 yards

If ever there was going to be a week where you would feel comfortable starting Randall Cobb in 2021, Thursday night is probably the only week. With COVID Protocols dropping Allen Lazard and likely Davante Adams out for the Packers’ big matchup against the undefeated Cardinals, it will be guys like Cobb, rookie Amari Rodgers, and our sleeper choice to pick up the slack. The game could get into a shootout scenario which bodes well for Aaron Rodgers throwing multiple touchdowns in this game as well. The safest floor would likely be Cobb with his expected receptions in PPR leagues. Available in half of RSO leagues, Cobb is at least a flex start option with WR2 upside for week 8.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

RB Add

Boston Scott, RB – PHI (Owned 27.5%)

Week 7: 7 Car/24 yards, 1 TD, 1 Rec/5 yards

Miles Sanders has been very inefficient this season despite holding a two-thirds (67%) hog rate for Philadelphia running backs. He is now likely to miss at least a couple of games for rookie Kenneth Gainwell to lead the backfield in week 7 backed up by veteran Boston Scott. Jordan Howard is expected to be elevated from the practice squad to fill the extra space but do not expect much from a player they have not relied on for any snaps this season. The Eagles have a plus matchup against the winless Lions in week 8 so expect plenty of scoring opportunities for both Gainwell and Scott.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

WR Add

Freddie Swain, WR – SEA (Owned 16%)
Week 7: 1 Car/8 yards, 4 Rec/39 yards

The recent struggles without Russell Wilson have masked the fact that the Seahawks have been in 3WR sets 62 percent of the time through seven (7) weeks and Freddy Swain has been the primary benefactor because of it. Swain has played on over 75 percent of the snaps in four (4) of the past six (6) games with no threat of another receiver coming in to take that WR3 role from him. Geno Smith’s lack of explosive plays compared to Russell Wilson, coupled with D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett commanding most of the targets will suppress the week-to-week value of Swain. However, his opportunity share would skyrocket if either of those two ahead of him were to miss time with injury. He would be a stash now for when Russell Wilson comes back and adds more to the Seahawks’ offense.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

TE Add

Mo Alie-Cox, TE – IND (Owned 41.5%)

Week 7: 3 Rec/25 yards, 1 TD

Outside of the elite tight end options, red-zone targets and touchdowns are really what elevates a tight end’s playability week to week. Mo Alie-Cox is on a bit of a streak, with touchdowns in three (3) of his last (4) games showing he has an ear for Carson Wentz near the goal line. Not surprising as the 6’5” former basketball player towers over most corners and linebackers trying to box him out of the endzone. In plus matchups where the Colts are expected to be in the red-zone a lot, Alie-Cox is a valid streaming option behind the obvious starting tight ends.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add (<25%)

Equanimeous St. Brown, WR – GB (Owned 3.5%)

Week 7: 1 Car/13 yards

Randall Cobb’s familiarity with Aaron Rodgers gives him a much easier floor to stomach starting him if desperate for a wide receiver this week. Other players like Aaron Jones or Robert Tonyan are also likely to see upticks in their touches due to the nature of how the Packers’ offense is structured. Still, Rodgers likes to take his deep shots when he can and that has led to instances of Equanimeous St. Brown and Marquez Valdes-Scantling having opportunities to catch long touchdowns throughout their time in Green Bay. MVS is not likely to play Thursday leaving St. Brown to be the lone deep threat for Rodgers in a key NFC matchup. Start St. Brown at your own risk of scoring a zero but he could also be due for his annual long touchdown game with a condensed receiver room available this week.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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