Daniel Jones (NYG) @SEA 28.7% rostered
I need someone to explain to me what is happening this season. The Giants have put together a string of good performances and victories. This has mainly been off the back of star RB Saquon Barkley, but Jones has been doing his part too. Despite having a number of receivers out with injury, Jones has been able to get the ball downfield & in the endzone. Next up is a Seattle defense that has struggled at times.
Jameis Winston/ Andy Dalton (NO) v LV 13.1/ 1.9% rostered
The Saints offense is finding a way to move the ball, despite the team down to the bare bones at receiver. Winston could return to the lineup soon, as he was seen in the week throwing the ball. If he doesn’t return then Dalton is a fine add for this week. The Raiders secondary has given up plenty through the air, including against Davis Mills this past week (who threw for 302 yards, 2 TDs with 1 INT).
Mac Jones (NE) @NYJ 7.5% rostered
Jones is set to return to action, it could even be tonight (Monday). The Jets defense has been performing well, but the Patriots offense has allowed Jones to have some ok not great performances. If you are desperate for an option this week, Jones could be it- but I mean desperate.
Others to Consider
- Matt Ryan (IND) v WAS 47.4% rostered
- Davis Mills (HOU) v TEN 2.8% rostered
Nyheim Hines (IND) v WAS 46.7% rostered
The Colts offense is…..inconsistent. The team managed to welcome back their star RB Jonathan Taylor, but the team took a step back overall on offense. Hines was set for a prominent role in the offense when Taylor was out, but was forced to miss time himself. He has stepped right back into the role as a change-of-pace back, catching passes and being used in the hurry-up offense. In PPR league especially, he is a solid add if available in your league.
D’Onta Foreman/ Chuba Hubbard (CAR) @ATL 34.4/ 24.7% rostered
The Panthers backfield is in the air, and really we didn’t get to see too much against Tampa Bay this past week. That entire game just was weird, and the backfield split carries so I’m still not sure who the lead back is. Foreman had more carries, as Hubbard was forced to miss some time with an injury. Reports were that Hubbard could have returned, but the game didn’t need him. Take a shot on one of the two, and hope you get the right one. I have managed to scoop up Hubbard in more leagues, but that was as Foreman was a popular add recently.
Latavius Murray (DEN) @JAX 23.7% rostered
Murray worked in a timeshare with Melvin Gordon, but Murray managed to get in the endzone. The team didn’t have Russell Wilson throwing the ball, but a game in the UK might not lend itself to a high level of throwing the ball again. Murray will have some flex appeal in deeper leagues, and would be set for a large part of the offense if Melvin Gordon was forced to miss time.
Gus Edwards (BAL) @TB 13.1% rostered
Beep beep! The Bus returns. After starting the week thinking Kenyan Drake was going to be the starting RB, with JK Dobbins looking set to miss before being put on IR, it was Edwards who led the team. In his first action of the season Edwards was handed the backfield and performed extremely well. Tampa Bay you would typically say are a tough matchup for RBs, but we just saw the Panthers run all over them. Either way, Edwards should be able to get the volume in the offense to be effective for fantasy.
Others to Consider
- Khalil Herbert (CHI) @DAL 45.6% rostered
- Tyler Allgeier (ATL) v CAR 30.3% rostered
- James Cook (BUF) v GB 27.1% rostered
- Kyren Williams (LAR) v SF 8.1% rostered
- DeeJay Dallas (SEA) v NYG 1.5% rostered
Alec Pierce (IND) v WAS 40.7% rostered
Pierce was a hot pickup last week, after a string of good performances from the rookie. That wasn’t really meant to be this past week as the entire Colts offense stalled with the amount of turnovers. Pierce should have a good opportunity to get back on track against Washington this week.
Zay Jones (JAX) v DEN 25.7% rostered
Jones has been silently carving himself out a role as an important part of the offense. The Jaguars have looked far more settled and balanced on offense. With Marvin Jones missing time with injury, Zay Jones has established himself as the second option for Trevor Lawrence, behind Christian Kirk. He might not have immediate value, with a tough matchup against Denver, followed by a bye week. But, in deeper leagues he should have some value week to week.
Mecole Hardman (KC) BYE 21.2% rostered
The Chiefs are on bye, but Hardman is worth picking up- if for nothing else than a little bit of trade bait. Plenty of people react to big games, and Hardman had a good one with multiple TDs. The lazy comparison would be to say that the team are using him the same way as Tyreek Hill, which to be honest, looked to be the case earlier in his career. I’d add him speculatively if I couldn’t get one of the RBs and then hope it pans out either via a combination trade piece, or the Chiefs decide to get him more involved moving forward.
Wan’Dale Robinson/ Darius Slayton (NYG) @SEA 13.5/ 0.7% rostered
The Giants offense doesn’t have alot of people out wide, but they are still getting the job done with the pieces they have. Robinson looked great this past week, before exiting the game for a little. He was able to get back on the field, but didn’t do anything else. Slayton has also stepped up in the offense recently. The Seattle secondary has given up plenty of plays to the WR position, and the play of Daniel Jones seems to be (somewhat) stable!?
Donovan Peoples-Jones (CLE) v CIN 9.3% rostered
Peoples-Jones has long been an enemy of fantasy football leagues, blowing up one week and then disappearing in the next. This past week he had a blow up week against a Ravens secondary that has struggled on defense all season, and is set to face a Bengals offense that has suffered with blown coverages this season. In a deep league, you could go with Peoples-Jones if needed.
Others to Consider
- Jahan Dotson (WAS) @IND 46.9% rostered
- Russell Gage (TB) v BAL 36.5% rostered
- Isaiah McKenzie (BUF) v GB 30.0% rostered
- Odell Beckham (FA) 19.7% rostered
- Mack Hollins (LV) @NO 6.6% rostered
Hayden Hurst (CIN) @CLE 47.4% rostered
The Bengals offense are finding success with moving the ball through the air, and Hurst is operating effectively when Joe Burrow isn’t given the time to let something develop downfield. This past week Ja’Marr Chase pulled up on a route, so we could see the team either sit him, or the Bengals limit him. Either way, that leaves plenty of targets in the offense.
Mike Gesicki (MIA) @DET 43.9% rostered
Gesicki didn’t match the same highs that he did last week against the Vikings, but still managed to get 7 targets. With the landscape of the TE position, it’s hard to pass up volume. Against a poor defense like Detroit, he is a streaming option if you need it.
Evan Engram (JAX) v DEN 33.1% rostered
Engram is looking very much like he is becoming an important part of the Jaguars offense, with 39 targets in the season so far, good enough for third on the team. He hasn’t gotten a TD yet this season, but crazy things happen in the UK games so he has a chance to score this week.
Others to Consider
- Tyler Conklin (NYJ) v NE 20.1% rostered
- Greg Dulcich (DEN) @JAX 7.6% rostered
- Juwan Johnson (NO) v LV 3.2% rostered
Indianapolis Colts v WAS 43.8% rostered
Washington may have beaten the Packers, but I think that was more of the Packers offense not doing what it needed to do. The defense was effective, forcing turnovers and getting after the QB. The Colts are in a similar position, with their defense making plays as their offense struggles to make an impact. At home, I could see the team really looking to make a statement and put pressure on the Titans for the division lead.
Los Angeles Rams v SF 39.3% rostered
The Rams defense just had a week off, and are set to face the 49ers who just added Christian McCaffrey. I’m not sure if this will be a move that really bites as he has a full week to learn the playbook, but the 49ers offense with Jimmy G at the helm has given up plenty of sacks and turnovers. The Rams have the playmakers to achieve similar results.
Others to consider
- Cincinnati Bengals @CLE 48.1% rostered
- Carolina Panthers @ATL 8.4% rostered
Jason Myers (SEA) v NYG 34.4% rostered
Myers has been a good real-life kicker for years, but that didn’t really translate to fantasy as the Seahawks would convert their drives into TDs. This season, although the team have put up points, a chunk of that has come from the boot of Myers. Infact, to really put that point forward. The last two seasons, he has attempted around 23 FGs. This season, less than halfway through he has attempted 16.
Wil Lutz (NO) v LV 7.0% rostered
Lutz feels massively underowned, given his ability and the fact he kicks in a dome the majority of the time. With how the Saints have been playing on offense, that has led to Lutz having several attempts at goal. That isn’t likely to change any time soon.
Others to consider
- Matt Prater/ Rodrigo Blakenship (ARI) @MIN 25.3/ 0.6% rostered
- Greg Zuerlein (NYJ) v NE 4.8% rostered