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.
Jameis Winston (2-3%) came in for Drew Brees on Sunday, and was 6/10 for 63 yards. I expect Winston to get the bulk of the snaps at QB next week, even if Taysom Hill has a sizable role. We have seen Winston reach 300 yards with ease last year, and he has the receiving corps to do that against the Falcons this week.
Salvon Ahmed (5-8%) has emerged as the favored RB option in Miami with Myles Gaskin out. Jordan Howard has been cut, opening the red zone role back up to a guy like Ahmed. Ahmed played 76% of snaps on Sunday, so I am comfortable rolling him out as an RB2.
Kalen Ballage (3-5%) has been thriving in LA, with more rushing yards in two weeks with the Chargers than he had all last season with the Dolphins. The Chargers like using the big bodied Ballage in short yardage and goal line situations, as well as in the passing game, making Ballage a decent fantasy option in all formats.
Jakeem Grant (8-10%) has seen his role increase in the Dolphins offense with Preston Williams out for the season. We know that Grant’s speed gives him massive upside to break off for a big gain or two each week, and his 76% of snaps on Sunday shows he should have a good floor for targets the rest of the year.
Michael Pittman Jr (5-8%) has 15 targets over the past two weeks, leading the Colts in yards in each week as well. The Colts have a relatively easy schedule moving forward, including Houston twice during fantasy playoffs, so now is the time to snag Pittman.
Jordan Reed (3-5%) led all TE with 5 receptions on Sunday’s slate of games, showing Mullens tendency to target the position. We know that Reed is a good target around the end zone as well, so he should be more owned than his current 20% clip in leagues.
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