Lou Sherman @loudogsports
Active teams win leagues. You are now tasked with the difficult decision of who to pick-up, and how much to bid. If your league is not using FAAB, consider my order of players, by position, to determine their priority. Players available in <33% of Yahoo leagues will be featured in this week’s article.
Drew Lock (2-3%) loves to sling the football, which finally came to fruition this week with over 30 fantasy points. The Broncos face the Raiders in another up-tempo game this week, so I think Lock is startable once again.
Duke Johnson (5-8%) saw 16 rush attempts after David Johnson went down with a concussion. Duke may not be a long term start on your roster, but he does get the Browns in what should be a good revenge game matchup for Duke, if David were to miss.
Wayne Gallman (5-8%) quietly has 3 consecutive games with a rushing TD for the Giants. He is part of the passing game as well, for a team that tends to trail in games. The Giants seem to be comfortable starting him, so you should too.
J.D. McKissic (5-8%) had over 80% snap share with a whopping 14 targets in a game that WAS trailed with Alex Smith at the helm. McKissic has been the receiving and 3rd down back on this team all year, and he needs to be on more than 25% of rosters, especially for PPR.
Jakobi Myers (10-12%) showed on Monday night that he has become Cam Newton’s favorite target, with 30 targets in the last 3 games. Meyers upside is somewhat limited with Cam at QB, but Meyers is a solid pickup in PPR formats.
Curtis Samuel (5-8%) has 3 TD over the past 2 weeks, and CMC’s injury may give him his rushing workload back. Samuel is a part of the Panthers game plan every week.
Danny Amendola (2-3%) saw 10 targets in the first game without Kenny Golladay in Detroit and appears to be the main benefactor of Kenny Golladay’s absence.
Irv Smith Jr. (2-3%) caught 2 TD on Sunday. He’s not a high volume guy, but he has shown to have a floor of about 4 targets with red zone work.