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.
Taysom Hill (3-5%) started for Drew Brees last week, and Sean Payton made it clear that Taysom is his guy while Brees is out. Hill has a floor of about 12-15 points due to his ability to run and is worth a spot start.
Salvon Ahmed (8-10%) saw another 17 touches, including 5 receptions, on Sunday. Now that we know he can be active in the passing game, Ahmed should be considered a solid RB2 moving forward.
Gus Edwards (2-3%) should have a locked in lead back role in the Baltimore offense on Thursday, as JK Dobbins and Mark Ingram are both out with COVID. Edwards will probably take a back seat after that, so I wouldn’t spend too much on him.
Cordarrelle Patterson (5-8%) is a unique fantasy football asset. In some leagues, you are able to play him as a RB or WR. This flexibility can be useful in your lineups, especially if you have been hit with injuries. Patterson had 12 carries and a couple targets with David Montgomery out, and will be the main guy if DMont misses again.
Denzel Mims (5-8%) has seen at least 7 targets in 3 of his 4 games this season. Sam Darnold will be returning soon which will only increase the chance of these targets turning into fantasy points for your roster.
Jordan Akins (2-3%) has been leading the Texans in snaps for the TE position. Akins has seen 11 targets over the last 3 weeks. The Texans have an easy matchup with the Lions on Thanksgiving, and Akins could turn out a good performance in this spot.