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 (2-3%) could be worth a spot start this week. I expect a high paced game between the two exciting young QBs this week against Arizona.
Deejay Dallas (5-8%) may get another week as the main running back for Seattle. However, this job is Chris Carson’s for when he returns so I wouldn’t go to crazy going for Dallas after only seeing one game of a sample.
Gus Edwards (3-5%) will continue to have a role on the Ravens, who were fine with giving 3 different players 15 or more carries last week. Edwards seems to be a goal line back either way, so his TD upside should work in spot starts for you.
Curtis Samuel (5-8%) has the upside of breaking off big plays from anywhere on the field. His rushing upside may be limited with the return of Christian McCaffery, but the Panthers want to get Samuel the ball in creative plays, so his role will continue to be there in this offense.
Jakobi Myers (5-8%) has had 16 targets on 40 pass attempts from Cam Newton over the last two games for the Patriots, eclipsing 50 receiving yards in each. The Patriots are somewhat of a dumpster fire now, but fantasy points will still exist in these games, and it looks like Myers is becoming a benefactor of that.
Marvin Hall (2-3%) may benefit from Kenny Golladay’s injury the most on the Lions. Hall is a deep threat with a pass-happy QB in Matthew Stafford.
Dez Bryant (2-3) – Why not? A red zone target for Lamar Jackson can only mean good things, right?
Jordan Reed/Ross Dwelley (2-3%) – I keep going back and forth on these two. Dwelley is younger and less likely to get injured in Kittle’s absence. Nick Mullins or CJ Beathard are looking like the QBs that will be throwing to these guys anyway, so the upside will be more limited than if we had Jimmy G healthy. I think I would prefer Dwelley here, but I don’t have a strong enough leaneither way.