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.
Tua Tagovailoa (3-5%) has been announced as the Dolphins starter coming out of the bye and should be rostered, as his rushing upside makes him a viable starter in most fantasy leagues, even if it’s speculation.
Andy Dalton (2-3%) is still just 33% owned in Yahoo leagues. He is a starting QB for the foreseeable future on a team with a decent (although struggling) offense. Don’t take his Monday night game as much, Dalton has always been bad on Mondays. Oh and he gets the Redskins this week.
Boston Scott (10-12%) should already be owned in your league, but he is most likely not. People who drafted him gave up on the hype and dropped him. The bell cow Miles Sanders is expected to miss at least this week, so Scott should get the bulk of the work in a matchup against the Giants.
JD McKissic (2-3%) continues to produce PPR value week after week. His role seems locked in on a team that will trail in most games. A game against the Cowboys provides another good opportunity for McKissic.
Gus Edwards (2-3%) might be worthy of a bye week stash, as it might cost you a discount instead of waiting on information about Mark Ingram’s ankle injury. Edwards was the lead back this past week, and could be in line for 15 carries in two weeks.
Travis Fulgham (6-8%) is the pseudo number one option in Philadelphia now. Zach Ertz and Miles Sanders injuries mean the Eagles will probably spend a lot of time trailing, and Fulgham could become the king of garbage time after 23 targets in two games. He faces the Giants twice and the Cowboys in the next 3 weeks.
Preston Williams (3-5%) has TD in 3 of 4 games. He is not getting many targets, but at least the targets he is getting are valuable. There is some uncertainty with the QB change, but that might make Preston even more worthy of a bench spot.
Trey Burton (2-3%) will be a hot commodity this week. If you listened to me last week, you got immediate return with Burton’s 2 TD performance.