Week 9 Street FA Report

Updated: October 31st 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

Demario Douglas, WR, NE (Owned 34%)

Week 8: 1 Car/4 yards, 5 Rec/25 yards

Demario Douglas becomes another graduate from positional add to Street FA’s AotW. Unfortunately it comes at the expense of Kendrick Bourne, who tore his ACL in week 8 and will miss the remainder of the season. Any time that Douglas has been available this season he has looked like the best receiver on the field outside of Bourne and without Bourne now off the field Douglas’ role should only expand into the second half of the season. The Patriots’ offense is brutal this season so do not blow your remaining cap room on Douglas but expect a better depth player than some of the other high priced receivers in your league over the last 6-9 games.

Suggested Bid: $2,000,000

RB Add

Leonard Fournette, RB, BUF (Owned 60%)

Week 8: N/A

Every season there seems to be one (1) “hired gun” offensive player that moves/is added to a new team nearing the trade deadline that might have the most impact of any free agent left in fantasy leagues. Leonard Fournette has come off the couch to join one of the better offenses in the league and fits well into the red-zone runner that the Bills were not getting with Latavius Murray. My biggest concern is that we have already seen this script with Dalvin Cook signing with the Jets before the season and that turning into a complete waste of a roster spot to this point. Is this signing just to keep more bodies in the rotation heading into the second half of the season or do the Bills see a significant role in play for Fournette?

Suggested Bid: $2,000,000

WR Add

Khalil Shakir, WR, BUF (Owned 47%)

Week 8: 6 Rec/92 yards

Speaking of the Bills, second-year receiver Khalil Shakir has had what we would consider his first consecutive string of fantasy relevant games in his short career with at least four (4) receptions in his last two (2) games. The Boise State product was expected to take on the slot role when drafted in 2022 but with Isaiah McKenzie last year and Deonte Hardy in the early parts of this season blocking him from getting on the field there were not many opportunities to showcase his skills. It seems Shakir may finally be turning the corner though and could establish himself as the third option that Josh Allen desperately needs. Hopefully he can continue to develop into this offense to springboard him into a breakout 2024 season.

Suggested Bid: $1,000,000

TE Add

Cade Otton, TE, TB (Owned 48%)

Week 8: 4 Rec/27 yards

Cade Otton enjoyed a successful, albeit quiet rookie season last year with Tom Brady but once Brady left town it was expected that the offense would take a step back and would not offer much in the way of fantasy relevance. While the offense did take a step back with Baker Mayfield now under center, Otton has still played much more than any other tight end in Tampa and has 22 of the 25 receptions by a Bucs’ tight end thus far. All this to the tune of being the TE21 on the season averaging 6.8 PPR points. He is a player for teams that platoon a group of tight ends each week to consider adding as a serviceable option.

Suggested Bid: $500,000

Sleeper Add (<25%)

Justin Watson, WR, KC (Owned 9%)

Week 8: 2 Rec/42 yards

Kansas City did not end up making any moves at receiver which means what they have is what they will be working with for the rest of the season. None of the receivers have looked like a plug and play fantasy option thus far, with only Rashee Rice looking even remotely rosterable. The one player to keep an eye on though might be Justin Watson. He missed several weeks earlier in the season with an injury but when in the lineup he seems to be their big-play setup receiver. Maybe they look to get him more involved in the game plan since the rest of the receiving group does not seem to be seizing the opportunities. 

Suggested Bid: $500,000

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