Andy Ferris, @AndyFerrisFF
Welcome to the 2018 version of Ferris Wheelin’ & Dealin’. I’m going to give you the lowdown on who to target via trade and who to pick up in the future. I’ll cover redraft, dynasty, devy, and sometimes college football fantasy. This is going to be some next level shit to help you crush the competition.
David Njoku | TE | Cleveland Browns
Last week, David Njoku shit the bed in a big way. He wasn’t even targeted in the Week 8 loss to the Steelers. In the weeks leading up to that debacle (Week 4-7), Njoku was the third in the NFL in TE targets behind only Eric Ebron and Zach Ertz. Njoku will bounce back this week with a top-5 performance.
Eric Ebron | TE | Indianapolis Colts
Frank Reich has been a TE dream for fantasy owners as a playcaller throughout his career but last week Jack Doyle returned. Doyle immediately usurped Ebron for targets and the 9.8 targets per game Ebron was receiving was split 70/30. You can still sell Ebron to TE needy teams and get a quality RB or WR in return.
Chris Herndon | TE | New York Jets
I received a lot of questions about Chris Herndon this week on Twitter in response to his TD streak. The last three weeks have seen Herndon reach the endzone but he’s only averaging 3.7 targets/game. Last week was the only game during the stretch where he even got to a 50-percent snap share. This week Quincy Enunwa returns and Rishard Matthews will be better acclimated to the offense. I don’t care that the Dolphins have been bad against the TEs recently, look for a TE in an offense with better TD equity like Ben Watson or Vance McDonald.
Chris Carson | RB | Seattle Seahawks
Chris Carson looks GOOD. So good that it is tough to envision him losing many carries to Rashaad Penny any time soon regardless of the draft capital associated with Penny. Carson is averaging 18.5 touches a game which is good for 11th overall. That many touches gives Carson a very high floor. In three of the last four games, Carson has gone over the 100 yard threshold. We know that Seattle is trying to turn back the clock and run the ball a ton so get on board the Carson Train before it leaves the station for good.
Drew Lock isn’t good but I am sure he will get drafted because he is tall and white with a strong arm. Unfortunately for many NFL teams, there is very little positive correlation with NFL success for that type of player. Lock has been bad against SEC teams, with a completion percentage below 50-percent.
A couple of QBs who are good are Tua Tagovailoa and Trevor Lawrence. Right now, these guys are 1a and 1b for me. Tua might have the slight edge because he will be draft eligible next year and throws the better deep ball. Each player has exhibited athleticism, accuracy, leadership and arm strength this season. And while the rest of their team’s roster is generally more talented than the competition, it seems as though they make those around them better.