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  1. Congrats to everyone who made playoffs in their respective leagues, as final week of regular season in most formats ended. A lot of major transaction transpired in Week 13 that could potentially reshape fantasy playoffs. Here is a list of RBs with relatively low ownership (Yahoo) that could help you to fantasy glory. RB Jaylen Samuel (RB/TE) - Entirely correlated to the extent of James Conner's injury. Leg contusion (bruise) can be tricky, as the swelling may force him to sit out one week, multiple weeks, or no weeks at all. As of right now the update is that Conner's injury is not serious and he is "okay". However, I am a bit more on the skeptical side and think Conner will at least miss next week's game (if not more). If he misses a game or more, I would assume Samuel is the next man up (not Stevan Ridley), in an offense that has no problem giving one RB the lion-share of touches. Another selling point why I would use a high priority waiver on Samuel (barring Conner is out) over Wilson Jr. is that he gets the TE designation as well. This is a total game changer, as you have the ability to put a potential workhorse RB at the TE position. If Conner does play, Samuel really has no value, but is still worth an add due to a possibility of Conner re-injury. Jeff Wilson Jr. - Due to Breida aggravating his ankle pregame and during game, undrafted rookie Wilson Jr. got an opportunity to shine and did not disappoint. Posting 15/61 rushing and 8/73 receiving, Wilson Jr. made his case of having a role moving forward. I am suprised Breida is still being active week in and week out, as he has been gutting through multiple injuries all year. If Breida were to miss time moving forward, Wilson Jr. is an obvious must-add, as he should immediately become a workhorse RB2. However, I believe Wilson Jr. value is NOT entirely (unlike Samuel) correlated to Breida, because Wilson Jr. showed enough to make this a 50/50 or 60/40 split in terms of touches for this 49ers' backfield moving forward. Justin Jackson - Jackson was severely out-touched (Ekeler's 18 touches to Jackson's 8), but showed much more burst then Ekeler. His value is entirely tied for however long Gordon is out, as he still week-to-week with a MCL injury and may play as early as next week. However, if Gordon remains out, Jackson should log in more work (mainly from rushes) than he saw vs. Steelers. More valuable in non-PPR than PPR, as Ekeler should still see majority of receiving downs. Rashad Penny - Posted 7/65/1TD rushing vs. 49ers. Penny should be in line for a few more touches moving forward. If Chris Carson misses next week game (not very likely) due to an injured finger, Penny should see bulk of the carries in a rush-first offense. Kenneth Dixon/Ty Montgomery - Baltimore has gone ultra run-heavy and conservative since inserting Jackson at QB, leading to every RB being potentially viable. Dixon played his first game since Week 1, and logged in a respectable 9 touches. Gus Edwards still got the bulk of carries, but was limping late game due to an ankle injury. Something to monitor as Edwards has seen a heavy rushing load (61 total carries past 3 games). Dixon would see bulk of rushes if something was to happen to Edwards moving forward. On the other hand, Ty Montgomery posted only 3/13 rushing, but a solid 5/42 receiving on 7 targets. He has clearly leapfrogged Buck Allen as the primary pass-catching RB. For PPR purposes only, Ty-Mont should be a fringe FLEX play, due to Jackson's tendency to throw conservative check-down passes a lot. *Elite Workhorse RBs are the most valuable commodity in fantasy, so rostering backup RBs who would inevitably be in line for bulk of touches is a must at this point in season. These RBs include as Rod Smith, Malcolm Brown, Giovani Bernard, Chase Edmonds, etc.*
  2. Haven't had a Waiver Wire writeup in a few weeks so here is a list of pickups to help solidify your roster and depth to make a run for playoffs. Keep in mind most players under 35% owned (Yahoo) and tailored more towards standard PPR settings. QB Jameis Winston - Already named starter for Week 12, Winston gets another chance to really prove he can still be Bucs' franchise QB moving forward...or a viable starting QB in this league. Tampa Bay QBs has been absolute monsters this year in fantasy due to Bucs horrible defense and plethora of quality passing options. The picks will still be there with Winston, but fire him up as a QB1 as his next three matchups are against 49er, Panthers, and Saints. Lamar Jackson - Posting an astounding 27/117 yards rushing and 150 yards passing in his first start, Jackson main appeal comes from his rushing potential. Im not sold on his ability as a passer yet, but he arguably has the highest ceiling as a rusher for any QB right now even if he is due for some regression in carries. Great schedule ahead as he gets OAK, ATL, KC, and TB next four weeks. If you are hurting at QB, I personally prefer Jameis>Jackson. However, at this point in the season would take risk with these two aforementioned QBs than the likes of: Manning, Prescott, Dalton, Stafford, Carr, Mayfield, and Mariota, due to their upside. RB Josh Adams - Adams seemingly seized the Eagles backfield with an exceptional Week 11 performance with 7/53/1 TD rushing and 3/19 receiving. Even though Clement and Smallwood will still steal some touches, Eagles should continue to ride Adams as the lead back moving forward. I view him as a mid-to-low end RB2 moving forward, who should see 10-15 touches a game. Gus Edwards - Literally bursting out of nowhere, Edwards rumbled for 115 rushing and 1 TD on 17 carries. I am not completely sold that he is Ravens' lead back moving forward, but he certainly should be rostered in non-PPR leagues, as he carved out a role in suddenly the most run happy team in football. Theo Riddick - 32% owned, Riddick has seen an increase in the passing game past few weeks. Now with Kerryon Johnson likely multi-week injury, look for Riddick to dominate all the passing down snaps, while chipping in around 3-7 carries. WR D.J. Moore - 39% owned in Yahoo, his ownership is inevitably going to skyrocket after posting a monster 7/157/1 TD line on 8 targets. The first WR drafted this year, Moore is starting to look and play like Panther's best passing option. Treat him as an upside WR3 going forward, regardless of format. Tre 'Quan Smith - Smith went absolutely berserk this past week in tune of 10/157/1 TD on 13 targets. Only took 11 weeks, but I think Saints finally found their #2 WR. In one of the most potent offense in the game right now with lots of mouths to feed...I would view Smith as a WR3 moving forward, regardless of format. Bruce Ellington - Sneaky PPR play. Ellington hauled 6/52 on 9 targets past week. With Jones and K. Johnson unlikely to play. I expect Ellington to see 7+ targets again on Thanksgiving. Tre Quinn - In his first game ever, Mr. Irrelevant caught all four of his targets for 49 yards. If Crowder remains out, he can be Mccoy's safety blanket. Even if it was just one game, I personally would rather own Quinn than Maurice Harris and Josh Doctson. Keke Coutee - Back from injury, Coutee posted 5/77 receiving on 9 targets. Still has some WR4 appeal, as he has a rapport with Watson, even with DT in tow. Willie Snead Jr. - Snead has now seen 7+ targets in seven straight games. Although he doesn't have much upside, he can continue to be a serviceable WR4/FLEX in PPR. TE Jonnu Smith - Streamer. Smith now has three straight 10+ points in standard PPR settings. If Mariota is healthy, Smith can be a serviceable TE if you are hurting at that position. Lance Kendricks - Although Jimmy Graham intends to play through injury, he may have a setback. Kendricks can become a deep streamer option if Graham gets ruled out.
  3. A list of WR with relatively low ownerships to keep in mind for deep leagues. WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling - Slightly higher ownership at 39% (Yahoo), but obvious must-add, with Allison is likely out for season. MVS has four straight games with a TD or 100+ receiving yards. He should be clear-cut WR2 in Packers' offense moving forward. MVS has upside to be a top 25 fantasy WR rest of season, regardless of format. My top add of the week and would use a mid-to-high waiver priority if you are hurting at WR. Maurice Harris - Literally bursting out of nowhere, Harris posted 10/124 receiving on 12 targets vs ATL. With Paul Richardson on IR, injuries to Crowder and Thompson, and inefficient play from Doctson and Reed, it's not out of question that Harris can be the #1 pass catcher on an uninspiring Redksins offense. Gets burnable Tampa Bay next. Christian Kirk - Prior to his bye, Kirk had seen 7+ targets in 3 straight games and had 13+ points in his last 3/4 games in standard PPR. The #1/2 passing option on a bad Cardinals team, Kirk is best viewed as a solid floor WR3/4 or a fringe FLEX play. Quincy Enunwa - Posted 3/40 on 4 targets in his first game back from a multi-week injury. Not terrible, but Enunwa has cooled off from his hot start. Jets would be wise designing short throws to Enunwa again, given Darnold's poor play as of late. Best to view Enunwa as a low upside WR4/5. Anthony Miller - Sneaky streamer. Miller has now seen 6+ targets in three straight games. If Allen Robinson remains out, look for Miller to continue to dominate snaps out of slot. John Ross - Speedy boom/bust player who hasn't shown much in short career. Ross (if healthy) should see a slight up-stick in targets, given A.J. Green's multi-week/potential season-ending injury. Ross is the next man up and could play the "Desean Jackson/Tyrell Williams" role in this offense. Adam Humphries - Add Humphries to the offense that seems to feature endless amounts of pass catchers. Humphries has now seen 8+ targets in three straight games and could continue to provide WR4/5 numbers moving forward. Cordarrelle Patterson - Desperation option ONLY if Michel is out again Week 10. This "workhorse back" has seen 10+ carries in back-to-back games and could be in line for another 8-12 touches if Michel remains out for Week 10.
  4. The narrative on Reed was that he was productive (top 5 fantasy TE) when healthy, but is never healthy. Now this year he’s finally healthy but is non-productive. Truly disappointing situation man.
  5. Major Waiver Wire week ahead with six teams on bye and key players being traded, giving opportunities for new players to step up. As always, majority of the listed players are under 35% owned in Yahoo leagues and more tailored to standard PPR settings. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick - Obvious must re-add after being named starter for Week 9. On average, Tampa Bay QBs are averaging the second most points at the QB position (behind Mahomes) in most league settings. Fantasy heaven in Tampa Bay, boasting a full arsenal of pass catchers and horrible defense should help whoever is starting at QB on this team moving forward. Will also suggest if you have roster spot to burn, add/keep Winston, as he may possibly start again sooner-than-later this season. David Carr - Streamer potential. With six teams on bye, Carr can be a solid fill-in. Posting one of his best games last week (250 passing, 4 total TD), Carr gets burnable 49er defense on TNF, which have been surprisingly high scoring games this year. RB Peyton Barber - Slightly higher ownership than than what I list (47% owned in Yahoo), but Barber is the RB to own in a pass heavy offense. Posted 19/85/1 TD rushing this past week, Barber won't catch much in this offense and is an low-end RB2 in standard formats. Expect him to get around 9-18 touches (mostly carries) weekly. Ito Smith - 37% owned in Yahoo leagues, Smith can be a fringe fill-in play this week at RB/Flex position with byes. He is a good bet to see around 9-13 touches and has better TD upside than other RBs that are on this list. Ty Montgomery - Bench stash. Traded to the Ravens after a game-deciding lost fumble vs Rams, Montgomery now gets another chance to prove his worth. Won't offer much, if anything, as a rusher but has the potential to easily usurp Buck Allen's job/role as the primary pass catching RB on this offense. Elijah McGuire - Eligible to return this week, McGuire is a solid stash who can be the change-of-pace back in a low upside offense. More valuable in PPR if he supersedes Trenton Cannon's fringe pass catching role. WR Courtland Sutton - Been harping about Sutton in the past "Waiver Wire Threads" as an upside stash for a while now, and finally came to fruition. With Thomas being traded, look for Sutton to immediately become the new WR2 in this offense. A talented 6'3 220 lb rookie, Sutton has already shown his ability to make play in limited opportunities. He is an obvious high waiver priority add and has potential to be a top 25 WR rest of season, regardless of format. Devante Parker - Parker finally showed life as a WR, posting a monster 6/134 line receiving on 9 targets this past week. There is still some volatility with Parker from an every week perspective but a game like this can be a big confidence booster for him. Treat him as an upside WR3/4 moving forward. D.J. Moore - Another rookie WR I have been reiterating as a upside bench stash, Moore had a breakout game past week with 5/90 receiving and 2/39 rushing. In a good offense that spreads the ball around, Moore is still best treated as an WR3/4 with upside moving forward, but can be serviceable with bye weeks kicking in. Marquez Valdes-Scantling - Stash. 7% owned, Scantling posted 2/45/1 TD receiving line on 5 targets past week. Main takeaway was that he out-snapped both Cobb and Allison. If this remains the case moving forward, Scantling has potential to remain relevant in a WR friendly offense. Christian Kirk - 29% owned in Yahoo leagues, Kirk has seen atleast 7 targets past three games. Now on bye this week, Kirk has established himself as a solid floor, low upside WR3 in PPR formats. Josh Doctson - Streamer. Posting 5/49 receiving on 5 targets, Doctson had his best game of season. In an offense still looking for #1 passing option, Doctson can lookg to build on his performance, getting favorable matchups in ATL and TB next two weeks. If Jamison Crowder remains out, Doctson can be a WR streamer as a bye week filler. David Moore - TD dependent WR. Moore has 4 TD in 3 games and can be a desperate dart throw at WR if you are looking for someone with TD upside. D.J. Chark Jr. - WR name to keep eye on. Chark posted 4/41 receiving on 5 targets past week and has potential to earn more playing time post Jacksonville bye. TE Jack Doyle - Back from a 5-week hip injury, Doyle posted 6/70/1 TD receiving on 7 targets. More importantly, he outplayed/out-snapped Eric Ebron. That won't always be the case, but at a thin TE position, Doyle is a must pickup. Colts have TE friendly offense that is trending upward, and Luck has shown he can support two TE for fantasy in past (Fleener, Allen). Chris Herndon - Streamer. A TD dependent TE, Herndon has now three straight weeks with a TD. He faces a Dolphins defense this week that gave up 2 TD to TE last week.
  6. A bit early with this weeks writeup but here it is. Reminder that majority of players listed have ownership of 35% or below in Yahoo leagues and are generally tailored more towards standard PPR settings. RB Jalen Rishard/Doug Martin - With Lynch going to IR, both Rishard and Martin become viable. Rishard already has a role as the primary receiving back and should see a few more carries, while Martin becomes the primary rushing back. Martin should be treated as a RB3 with little receiving value, while Rishard is the preferred add in PPR; a low-end FLEX option/RB3 who offers more upside than Martin due to his receiving prowess and Raiders' tendency to play from behind. Raheem Mostert - Mostert followed up a surprising 12/87 rushing line in Week 6, with another efficient outing with 7 carries for 59 yards and 4 catches for 19 receiving. He is clearly a better rusher from a fantasy and realistic standpoint than Morris at this point, and with Breida constantly having to deal with injuries, Mostert has put himself in a position to get more carries. Kenjon Barner - Name to monitor. With Michel facing a multi-week/season ending injury, Barner is the next man up in a RB depleted Patriots team. He posted 10/36 rushing as Sony's relief. More valuable in standard, Barner won't offer much, if any, receiving with James White in town. Patriots bringing back Gillislee or another big bodied RB is always in play, but if not then Barner should be line for more carries. Chris Ivory - Potential streamer. Posting 16/81 rushing and 3/25 receiving on 6 targets, Ivory filled in for McCoy who injured his head. Bills play on MNF, and if McCoy is unable to go Ivory will once again will see the lion-share of touches. Ronald Jones - Potential streamer. Peyton Barber quietly sustained an injury last game, and may not play Week 8. Jones will undoubtedly get an up-stick in touches if Barber was to miss the game and once again gets a potential opportunity to seize the RB job or be in line to have more touches moving forward. WR Geronimo Allison - 38% owned in Yahoo, Allison is a WR3 with a solid weekly floor, clearing 60+ yards in every game he played so far. Due to a multi-week injury and bye, Allison was dropped in some leagues, but look for him to rebound as the #2 WR passing option in an Rodgers-led offense. Martavis Bryant - With Amari Cooper traded to Cowboys, "white tiger" as Gruden calls him suddenly has the potential to be the #1 WR on this disastrous Raiders team. Raiders will be playing from behind most games and Bryant should easily eclipse his 4.4 targets through 5 games. Having shown that he can be a playmaking WR in the past, Bryant should best be viewed as a low floor, high ceiling WR4. Christian Kirk - 50+ receiving yards in his last 4/5 games, Kirk is the best passing option in a atrocious Cardinals passing offense. A change to Byron Leftwich as the new OC may slightly help his value. Best viewed as a solid floor, low upside WR4 in PPR. Tre'Quan Smith - Corralled 3/44 yards on 6 targets vs a tough Ravens pass defense, Smith remained involved in Saints offense after his Week 5 explosion. More importantly, he outsnapped/outplayed Meredith by a wide margin. He fits the bill to play the "Ted Ginn Jr" role in this offense; a volatile deep threat #2 WR in a crowded Saints offense. Danny Amendola/Jakeem Grant/Devante Parker - With Dolphins playing on TNF, these WR should be added/monitored for both streaming and long term purposes. Albert Wilson may potentially be out for season, while Kenny Stills may miss multiple weeks. Amendola is the best of the bunch, hauling in 14/143/1 TD on 18 targets in the 2 games Osweiler has started. He is clearly the favorite target and most reliable passing option for Osweiler, and should be treated as a WR3 in PPR for as long as they are out. Grant is the big play WR who is bound to have more opportunities come Thursday, while Parker is just a speculation add based on his 1st round pedigree and hype. My take is to pickup one or two of the three, preferably Amendola, and work the add/drop strategy (if league allows), as they play on TNF. Courtland Sutton - Sutton is a bench stash/WR to monitor. A talented 2nd round WR, Sutton will immediately become a WR3 with WR2 upside if Demaryius Thomas gets traded or if he is ever out with a multi-week injury. D.J. Moore - Talented, but still inconsistent WR, Moore is a stash who may get a few more targets with the injury to Torrey Smith. Tyrell Williams - On bye this week, but Williams posted a 4/118 line in back-to-back weeks to go along with 3 TD in that span. He is your classic boom/bust deep threat WR, who may potentially see an up-stick in targets if he continues to outplay Mike Williams. TE *Outside a select few, TE have been really unpredictable and unproductive as a whole. Will continue to try and find some streamer or start-able worthy TE. Chris Herndon - Streamer potential. Quietly emerging as a security blanket for Darnold, Herndon has now posted back-to-back 40+ yards and TD. Inefficiency of the Jets WR corpse and an injury to Bilal Powell may push Herndon to have more targets. Mike Gesicki - Catching 3 passes for 44 yards on 3 targets this past week, the rookie TE had his best fantasy game this year. A talented, athletic pass catching TE, Gesicki is on the streaming radar this TNF, with Wilson and Stills out for the Dolphins.
  7. Another interesting week that transpired, here is a list of streamer options and potential breakout pickups who mostly have low ownership (under 35% owned) in Yahoo leagues. QB Baker Mayfield - Was one my last week's pickup addition. If healthy, Mayfield has an exploitable upcoming 4 game stretch. He could easily post QB1 numbers in that span. Gets Buccaneers, Steelers, Chiefs, and Falcons respectively before heading into a Week 10 bye. Great streamer potential with bye weeks kicking in. Mitch Trubisky - Streamer potential. Trubisky has back-to-back 300+ passing yards game and a combined 9:1 TD to INT ratio in that span. Gets a matchup vs slow Pats defense this week. RB Peyton Barber - Coming off bye, Barber posted his best game with 13/82 rushing and 4/24/1 TD receiving. More importantly, it seems Barber (not Ronald Jones) is still the primary back in this offense. Only owned 34% in Yahoo leagues, Barber needs to be picked up, if he was dropped before. Ito Smith - With Freeman heading to IR, it will continue to be Smith and Coleman splitting the load. Smith has scored a consecutive TD past 3 games, so ATL do like him in the red-zone. Think he gets a slight up-stick in touches moving forward, not by much, as he should hover around 9-15 touches a game. Marlon Mack - Colts backfield has been a headache all year long, but if healthy Mack is definitely the best rusher on this team. Mack had 89 rushing yards on only 12 carries past week. If Colts are smart I would think they dial up a bit more running plays to keep Luck (averaging 55 pass attempts past 3 games) a little more fresh and help limit Colts' defense time on field as well. Much more valuable in non-PPR leagues as Mack doesn't catch a lot and negative game scripts will favor Hines a bit more. Raheem Mostert - Interesting pickup as the journeyman posted a 12/87 rushing line out of the blue, with Morris and Breida active on MNF. 49ers are not going to have a true workhorse RB this year, as all three RB potentially could be involved moving forward. Don't expect him to usurp Breida's starting job, but given Breida's injury history, I think stashing Mostert over Morris at this point is the better play. Mostert offers that spark and big play ability in the run game like Breida that Morris doesn't. Duke Johnson Jr - Bench stash. Duke had his best fantasy game of the year with 2/36 rushing and 4/73 receiving. Still not enough touches, but made the most of them, especially after it was reported he was frustrated with his lack of touches this past week. Could potentially see a slight up-stick in touches, with Hyde struggling on the ground as of late. Duke could be low-end FLEX play in PPR with bye weeks kicking in. Nick Chubb - Deep bench stash. Chubb had 3/25 rushing past week, and Hue Jackson once again said he's gonna get more carries moving forward. Don't trust Jackson's word too much, but with Hyde struggling rushing as of late, Chubb could certainly push for more carries. Chubb has that breakaway speed that Hyde lacks, and Browns may want to control the clock a bit if Mayfield's sprained ankle is more serious than reported. Doug Martin/Jalen Rishard - Oakland is on bye this week, but Lynch is reported to have a potentially serious groin injury. If Lynch misses time, Martin should be the primary rusher going forward, while Rishard would resume his role as the pass catching RB and sprinkle in a few more carries. Gus Edwards - Posted 10/42 rushing compared to Collins 19/54 in NFL debut. Positive game script helped his number. Could be nothing, but should keep an eye on him. Frank Gore - Not a sexy add at all but became the oldest RB to rush for 100 yards in a game. Gore should continue to see 8-15 carries a game and gets a good matchup vs Lions defense this week. WR Marquise Goodwin - 45% owned in Yahoo leagues, Goodwin was dropped due to early injuries. 49er's best WR, an obvious must add/re-add after MNF explosion. Taylor Gabriel - Still only 25% owned in Yahoo leagues, Gabriel has 5+ targets every game this season and has back-to-back 100 yard receiving games. Him and Allen Robinson are essentially 1A and 1B WR options for this trending Bears offense. Jermaine Kearse - Posted 9/94 on 10 targets past week. With Enunwa's multi-week injury and Pryor hurt as well, I would not be surprised if Kearse leads the team in targets and catches moving forward. Could potentially be a WR3 in PPR leagues with Darnold's tendency to checkdown passes to his slot WR. Christian Kirk - Rosen's favorite target on a weak Cardinals team. Kirk posted 6/77 receiving past week and should continue to provide WR3/4 numbers in PPR. Albert Wilson - Exploded for 6/155/2 TD past week, Wilson has now seen 6+ targets past 3 games. Would not be crazy to assume he is the most viable/safe passing option on this unpredictable Miami team moving forward. Willie Snead Jr. - 7+ targets past 3 games. Snead has hauled in atleast 5/50 receiving past 3 games. Establishes himself as a solid floor, low upside WR3/4 in PPR leagues. Josh Reynolds - Streamer potential. With Cooper Kupp multi-week injury, the former 6'3 200lb Aggie is in prime position to replicate numbers similar to the Rams starting WR trio group in this high octane offense. Damion Ratley - Streamer potential. Another Aggie WR, Ratley had a great NFL debut corralling 6 of 8 targets for 82 yards. Rashard Higgins injury, Callaway's inefficiency, and Mayfield-Landry combo not in sync, Ratley could be in line for another solid game with a matchup vs. Bucs this week. Tyrell Williams - Classic boom-bust WR, Williams erupted in tune of 3/118/2 TD past week. Williams has exactly 3 catches in past 3 games, but what is more important is that Mike Williams is struggling (5 catches for 64 yards in past 3 games combined) so the opportunity to get a few more targets and solidify the #2 WR role is a possibility in a surprisingly run-first Chargers' offense. Tre'Quan Smith/Cameron Meredith - Saints WR who are now off their bye. Meredith offers the higher floor, while Smith gives you the boom-bust element in a WR. One of them may be able to cement themselves as the #2 WR passing option on a loaded team. D.J. Moore - Bench stash. 2 fumbles were killer to Panthers chances of winning past week, but should be noted he wasn't benched and proceeded to have 77 yards on 5 touches. A breakout is coming soon. TE C.J. Uzomah - Streamer potential. Posted 6/54 on 7 targets past week. Locked in for every down TE role, Uzomah has another great matchup this week vs Chiefs. Ricky Seals-Jones - 5/69 last game, Seals-Jones has now seen 6 targets in two straight games. He is a streamer at a weak TE position group.
  8. Had a good response (some hits, some misses) from my Week 5 Waiver Wire additions, so here's a follow up. I play in a Yahoo 12 team standard PPR so my pickups are tailored a bit more to those settings. Generally I only list players with ownership of around 35% (Yahoo) or below and I categorize the QB/RB/TE players from highest to lowest priority in my opinion. QB Jameis Winston - Was mentioned on Week 5 Waiver Wire thread, but will reiterate some key things. Winston has a blowup potential matchup this week vs ATL. Buccaneers horrible pass defense, non-reliable run game, and gargantuan amounts of passing options should help Winston rest of season value going forward. Baker Mayfield - Turnovers may still be a problem, but Mayfield has arguably the best upcoming schedule a QB can ask for. Faces a Rams defense this week, who have been exploitable past 2 weeks, but the real money is after that. Mayfield has breakout potential and great streaming appeal as he will have chance to exploit some very weak defenses, as he gets Buccaneers Week 7, Steelers Week 8, Chiefs Week 9, and Falcons Week 10 before heading into bye. Eli Manning - Not even the best QB on this Giants team (that honor belongs to OBJ), but has streamer potential for upcoming weeks with bye weeks kicking in. Coming off his best fantasy game vs a solid Panthers defense, Eli now faces a suspect Eagles passing defense this week and an atrocious Falcons defense Week 8. RB Corey Clement/Wendell Smallwood (PHI RBs) - Season ending injury for Ajayi makes every Eagles' RB a viable addition. While a potential 3 or 4-way RBBC or a trade for another RB (Eagles have already inquired about McCoy) may be plausible in Philly, I would go with Clement in PPR and Smallwood in standard formats. Clement is the best receiving back on current Eagles roster and has a proven pass catching role. Smallwood isn't a special talent as a rusher, but is serviceable and seems to be a favorite of Pederson. Smallwood should get first crack as the primary rusher, but make no mistake every RB in this offense is going to get involved. My verdict is Eagles go RBBC and the RB rotation is going to depend alot on game flow or whoever has the hot hand on a week-to-week basis. A 45/45/10 split, with Clement/Smallwood getting 90% of the snaps/touches and Adams/Sproles sprinkling in the remaining 10% seems to be likely. Alfred Morris - Slightly higher ownership (43%) than players I mention on this list, but will still include. Average RB who is familiar with Shanahan's zone blocking scheme and saw 21 total touches last week (18/61 rushing and 3/30 receiving) with Breida out. Morris is a volume based RB who should see bulk of carries for however long Breida is out and should be focal point of an injury-decimated 49er's squad. Ronald Jones - Was mentioned as an add in last week's article, Jones posted 10/29 rushing in his first NFL action before the bye. A 2nd round rookie RB, Jones has an opportunity to seize the Buccaneer backfield if he has a good showing this week. D'Onta Foreman - IR spot add. Alfred Blue had 28 total touches (20/46 rushing and 8/73 receiving) with Miller not playing on SNF. The reception total is an outlier, but Blue was awful as a rusher. Miller hasn't been all that good either and Foreman could potentially steal this RB job as he is eligible, and more importantly, on track to return Week 7. I can see a scenario where if Foreman comes back to form, he could be the guy moving forward after HOU bye. Josh Adams - Deep add. Other Eagle RB who will have a chance to earn more touches post Ajayi injury. A 6'2 230 lb rookie RB, Adams posted 6/30 rushing a few week ago vs Colts. Now he could carve out the "big bruiser role" for Philly if Smallwood and Clement don't produce as rushers. Eagles play on TNF so you could work the early add/drop strategy with him. Kapri Bibbs/Samaje Perine - Could be nothing, could be something, but both Peterson and Thompson got hurt to some extent on MNF. Peterson is currently seeking a 2nd opinion on a dislocated shoulder. If Peterson misses extended time, Perine should in line for bulk of carries. If Thompson misses a game, Bibbs will fill in for his role. Kyle Juszczyk - A "fullback" with a hell of a last name, Juszczyk is currently second in receiving yards on this 49er team. Literally. He posted 1/12 rushing and 6/75 receiving last game and may have an increase in touches with Breida out. Chris Ivory - Speculation add off a possible trade. However, he is next man up if McCoy is traded to Philly. Posted 20/56 rushing and 3/70 receiving the one game Shady was out. WR Keke Coutee - Still only owned in 34% of Yahoo leagues, Keke produced once again and needs to be picked up in most leagues. He followed up his amazing debut with 6/51/1 on 7 targets and should continue to be a solid WR3/4 for as long as Watson is healthy. Antonio Callaway - Talented rookie boom-bust WR. Has seen 11,9,5 targets last three games, but a Rashard Higgins injury could re-open up more playing time for Callaway. Also helps that he has a very favorable upcoming schedule. Robby Anderson - Another classic boom-bust WR. Anderson posted 3/123/2 TD on 5 targets last week. The floor on Anderson is still concerning, but a game like this could help Darnold's confidence in throwing to Anderson moving forward. Mohamed Sanu - Streamer potential. Sanu has now seen 7+ targets and has eclipsed double digit points in PPR in 3 straight games. Sanu is on a pass happy team with a bad defense, he could easily make those marks again this week in a great matchup vs Bucs. D.J. Moore - Upside stash. Wanted to see Moore get involved more coming out of bye...that's exactly what we got. Moore caught all 4 of his target for 49 yards and added a rush for 18. He is a playmaker and Panthers need to continue in giving him the ball. A potential breaking is looming very soon. Taylor Gabriel - Prior to Chicago bye, Gabriel saw 7+ targets in three straight games. He could continue that pace moving forward in a trending Bears offense. Christian Kirk - Deep league stash, but arguably the best WR on Cardinals roster at the moment. He needs more targets, but hopefully Kirk and Rosen's connection should improve moving forward. Josh Reynolds - Possible 1 week rental. Could be in line for major work if both Cooper Kupp and Brandin Cooks are ruled out this upcoming week. Devante Parker - Speculation add off a possible trade . Dolphins have made it known that Parker is on trade block, and haven't been afraid of trading offensive players in past (Ajayi,Landry). A change in scenery sometimes may be good for a player, but Parker still needs to prove he is healthy right now to contribute. TE Cameron Brate - A favorite target of Winston, Brate had 2 straight games with a TD reception prior to Buccaneers bye. Brate should be a viable streamer option this week and for as long as O.J. Howard is out at a desolated TE position. C.J. Uzomah - Only posted 2/43 on 2 targets last week, but could see an every down role upcoming game with Tyler Kroft unlikely to play.
  9. Incredibly disappointing game from him, but entire Redskins offense was off. Don't sell him just yet, he is still one of the best TE available. Factor in not having anymore bye weeks and injuries to P. Richardson, V. Davis, and C. Thompson (extent of the injuries unknown). Jordan is still the best passing option this team has and hopefully Gruden will address they need to give him more targets.
  10. Had a solid outing in 0.5 and full PPR with 22 total touches (15 for 45 yards rushing and 7 for 45 receiving). However, I do have some concerns about his usage and role moving forward. First, I question how Colts used Hines, as they let a 5'9 190lb receiving back repeatedly blast it in the middle of the trenches. Hines needs to be used more in space or line up in slot to really be more effective/efficient. Second, both Mack and Wilkins are better pure runners than Hines who can handle grinding tough yards, so it won't be far-fetched to assume if 15 carries is the most he will have this season. Also, Robert Turbin was getting some looks on 3rd downs and Wilkins was still involved even after his momentum killing fumble, so a potential 4 RB committee may be looming. Third, Luck has thrown 63 and 59 times past 2 games, which is absurd. He is due for some regression even if Colts have an all-backup defense, crappy o-line, and no consistent run game (35-42 attempts a game is more reasonable). Look for Colts to slow down the pace and control game a bit more in future, if they want any chance to win game this year. With all that being said, I still think Hines is most explosive back and best receiving back Colts have. However, Colts coaching staff needs to do a better job of using this guy in space and as a rusher. Talent is there, but so is a potential RBBC. Would definitely entertain trading him for people judging off these past 2 games.
  11. I think between Gabriel, Taylor, and Coutee...Coutee has most potential. All Have WR3/4 potential moving forward, but if Fuller is out extended period of times, Keke is essentially the only other reliable passing option other than Hopkins for HOU.
  12. I play in a standard PPR 12 man yahoo league and here are some potential adds for this week, and some speculative adds or guys to keep eye on that could factor for week 6 onwards if you have roster spot to burn. QB Marcus Mariota -- Only owned 34% of yahoo leagues due to injuries. Had a great showing vs a good Eagles D and although OT did help his numbers, he still offers value as a rusher. Getting Jake Conklin back to block and being more acclimated to Matt LaFleur's offense should help his value going forward. Jameis Winston -- Only owned 12% in yahoo leagues. Although he is on bye this week, he has an absolute smash spot matchup week 6 vs. Falcons, same week Drew Brees and Matthew Stafford are on bye. Tons of passing weapons to throw to, atrocious Buccaneers' defense, and no run game all help his value. RB Nyheim Hines -- PPR gold. Hines is essentially Colts version of Chris Thompson/James White. A 4.37 speed, pass catching RB who also sees work in the slot, Hines is a by product of Colts non existent run game. The eventual return of M. Mack and R. Turbin may put a slight dent in his value, but he is by far the best receiving back on Colts roster. Another chance for blowup potential in a matchup on Thursday vs. Pats, especially if Mack and T.Y. Hilton are out. Ronald Jones -- Inactive first 3 games, Jones finally was active and had 10/29 yards vs tough Bears D. Not a good showing, but the involvement is encouraging. I would not be surprised if he is named starter after Bucs Week 5 bye. Nick Chubb -- One of the better handcuffs to roster given Hyde's running style and history to miss games. A talented back, who surprisingly has high end speed given his frame and running style, Hue Jackson has already stated that Chubb will see more work. Alfred Blue -- JAG. Houston O line is also atrocious but Blue managed to have 13/31 yards compared to Miller's 14/49 last week and could potentially overtake the starting RB job if Miller misses Week 5 game and Blue has solid showing. D'Onta Foreman -- Deep speculative add. Eligible to return week 7, Foreman could be a dart add if you have an IR spot to burn. De'Lance Turner -- Another deep speculative add, but could see more work as a rusher if Harbaugh can't tolerate Collins fumble issues. WR Keke Coutee -- Keke? Are you kidding me?!? 11/109 on 15 targets in his rookie debut. Sure OT and Will Fuller being out portion of the game helped bolster those numbers, but this Texan's offense has the firepower to support 3 WRs as no RB or TE on this team are viable pass catchers. Having Hopkins garner a lot of attention and Fuller (if healthy) taking top off defenses will open up plenty of opportunities for Keke. He should be one of the top additions this week especially if Fuller is out week 5 and potential longer (given his lingering hamstring history). Taywan Taylor -- Posting 7/77 vs Eagles, Taylor has seen his snap count, receptions, and yardage increase every week since beginning of season. He should be the #2 passing option moving forward in Titan's offense that is quietly trending upwards. Taylor Gabriel -- Sneaky add. On bye this week, but posted monster 7/104/2TD line vs Bucs. Now has seen 7+ targets in 3 straight games, and Trubisky does have a tendency to favor targeting his slot WR dating back to college. Marquez Valdes-Scantling -- 1-2 week rental. Posted only 1 catch for 38 yards on 3 targets. But could definitely have a more respectable line if both Cobb and Allison are out this coming week. D.J. Moore -- Bench stash, but talented 1st round rookie WR who could have more looks coming out of bye. Courtland Sutton -- Bench stash but would argue that he is playing better than Demaryius Thomas right now (who looks like last year Dez...old and washed). Given both Sanders and DT age and heavy workload in past, Sutton will be in line for a bigger target share if one was to go down as season continues. QB situation sucks, but the talent on this guy is there. Chester Rogers/Ryan Grant/Zach Pascal -- T.Y Hilton replacements, but 1 or 2 of these WR should post WR3/4 numbers vs Pats and however long T.Y. is out. Anyone's guess as to who will produce. TE Jeff Heuerman -- Posted 4/57 on 7 targets vs Chiefs on Monday night. Clear cut #1 TE on the Broncos offense, who could offer streaming viability on matchup friendly weeks. Hayden Hurst -- Deep add, but expected to play his first game Week 5 vs Browns. 1st round pass catching rookie TE who can definitely be atop Baltimore's crowded TE depth chart as season progresses.
  13. Miller has been pretty good as a rusher these past 2 games especially with a below average offensive line. Main problem is his lack of TD potential and involvement in the passing game that really frustrates fantasy owners. I still think he can have a slight positive regression in both those departments as the season continues. I get the frustration of his low ceiling, but in most drafts Miller was going anywhere from pick 40-60, which equates to being treated as a RB2. So far he is doing better than backs who where drafted around the same range like Alex Collins, Lesean Mccoy, Derrick Henry. Be patient and if he remains healthy, Miller should at least return value, even if his final season stats may not be mind boggling.
  14. Would also throw in Nyheim Hines in there as well in a PPR league. Only had 5 touches last week, but had 14 touches (including 7 catches) Week 1 when Mack was out. His situation may even be better this week since Mack + Doyle are both out, Eagles have good run D and pass rush D, which would force Luck to throw more checkdowns to his RB.