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Running Backs

Rashaad Penny

With Chris Carson out, we would expect all Mike Davis right? Wrong. Penny out-carried Davis by 12-11, but wasn’t involved in the passing game. Is 12 carries enough to get it done? Probably not, and Chris Carson is likely back for Week 11. I’m not rushing out to get Penny; this is either Carson’s backfield, or a 3-man timeshare. The upside isn’t there yet, but he’s a stash if you think he can win the job over both guys.

Derrick Henry

Henry is very TD dependent, and is always a risky start when another back is getting 20+ touches every week over the past three. There might not be enough touches to go around for Henry to get his, and that’s not what you were depending on anyway. If you’re in a deeper league and need TD or bust depth, pick him up; otherwise leave him on the wire. If Lewis were to ever go down, you got something.

Josh Adams

Adams seems to have the early down role, but the Eagles were in pass-first mode against the Cowboys while down. If this offensive line ever gets it together and the Eagles defense can stop anyone, he might be worth starting. He’s worth a pickup in standard leagues in case we see his touches go up, and we see some consistent goal line usage.

Royce Freeman

He’ll be part of a 3-man backfield, but he’ll see close to 10 touches along with some goal line looks on a good running offense. His schedule is also appealing. If Lindsay were to ever go down, he can see some real volume and production.

Doug Martin

He’s actually playable, and isn’t as inefficient as we’ve seen him over the past few years. He’s getting around 12-15 touches, so if he gets that along with a goal line TD, you’re okay. He’s just depth, and a desperate play in any given week.

Ty Montgomery

Flier in PPR league. Who knows what his role will be, or if he’ll even have one. His upside is vintage Danny Woodhead-lite, only because Joe Flacco might be missing that receiver who can make this happen coming out of the backfield.

Jaylen Samuels

James Conner is in the concussion protocol, and while the Steelers are optimistic that he’ll be available, Samuels is a pickup just in case Conner can’t go. We’ve seen multiple RBs thrive in this system, so if Conner were to miss, Samuels becomes a must-play in any format.

Theo Riddick

Theo Riddick’s usage has gone up since Golden Tate was traded. He was averaging 4.4 WR snaps/game beforehand, so his usage there increased significantly. He’s not only in the backfield in passing situations, but he’s also on the field along with Kerryon Johnson. One doesn’t need to be taken out for the other to be on the field, as Kerryon still saw 71% of snaps with Riddick seeing 58%. Riddick should have a solid floor in PPR moving forward, but don’t expect too much upside.

Elijah McGuire

McGuire is taking on the Bilal Powell role, but is younger and more electric. He can be used in PPR leagues against the Patriots, but that’s in Week 12; he’s on a bye this week. The Jets offense is a hot mess right now.

Jalen Richard

Richard has held a solid floor in PPR all season. The offense and defense is worse now, keeping his floor even more consistent. Low ceiling. Almost all of his work is done in garbage time; it’s a thing of beauty.

Jacquizz Rodgers

I wouldn’t get too excited about Rodgers’ big game. It’s rare for Ryan Fitzpatrick to dump it down like he did in this game. He had 4 and 3 targets in the 2 games before his 8-target game on Sunday. Would leave him on the wire.

Wide Receivers

Courtland Sutton

He either wasn’t picked up or dropped in too many leagues because of the one bad game. He should be picked up, maybe not started yet, but picked up in case he blows up. High upside.

Josh Reynolds

Reynolds didn’t get it done while Kupp was out, but had 2 TDs when Kupp returned to the lineup. He’s a viable option with Cooper Kupp out for the season on a team who runs more 3-WR sets than any other team in the league.

Anthony Miller

This offense is clicking, and Miller’s usage has stayed consistent over the past four games. He blew up in this game, and has an advantage from the slot in the next two games. He has a safer floor in PPR, but he’s scored every other week he’s played.

Keke Coutee

Keke is still a guy that should be rostered, especially in PPR leagues. Acquiring Demaryius Thomas really cooled off the excitement for him Coutee, but he still has a shot at being the 2nd most targeted WR behind DeAndre Hopkins. That’s worth something on this Texans offense.

Chris Godwin

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Danny Amendola

Amendola is averaging 8.2 targets over the last 5 games. Start him in PPR for a safe floor.

Donte Moncrief

There’s no consistency in targets, but Moncrief found a way to be okay every week except one since Week 4.

John Ross

Ross led the Bengals with 6 targets, so he’s worth picking up while AJ Green is out. Tough matchup next week, though.

Mohamed Sanu

Sanu caught 6 of 8 targets, so that’s worth something. He out-targeted Ridley, and Matt Ryan is continuing to sling it with how bad their defense is. They have Dallas this week, and a juicy matchup against New Orleans the following week.

Tyrell Williams

Williams has been okay most weeks, mixed with some real upside. At least his bust isn’t zero like Tre’Quan.

Tight Ends

Jeff Heuerman

Can’t ignore a tight end who caught 10 of 11 targets. He had a bye, so he wasn’t picked up in almost any league. If you need a TE, he’s a good pickup for potential upside late in the season. Remember, it was the first game without DT.

Ricky Seals-Jones

RSJ caught 5 of 9 targets for 51 yards, and is running more routes on this new-look offense under Byron Leftwich. They’ve identified their guys and the targets aren’t distributed past them – DJ, Larry, Kirk, and RSJ. Good matchup against Oakland this week.

Vance McDonald

We saw what Ebron did against the Jaguars last week, and while the Jags focus on the WRs for the Steelers, McDonald is a candidate for some end zone work.

Jaylen Samuels

If Conner misses with a concussion, you can have a RB in your TE slot on Yahoo. He’s TE eligible on that platform – check yours too.

Jonnu Smith

He’s not getting a ton of volume, but Mariota is looking his way in the red zone – he caught a TD in each of the last two weeks. We know how much Mariota depended on his TE in that area with Delanie Walker.

James O’Shaughnessy

With all the injuries at TE for the Jags, he’s the one who returned into the primary TE role. He caught 5 of 6 in his return, and can get some work in a good matchup against the Steelers.

QB Streams

Dak Prescott

Prescott presents a solid floor with his rushing ability, and the ceiling is there with his ability to run into the end zone. He has a good matchup this week against a Falcons team that allowed 3 TD passes to Baker Mayfield last week.

Marcus Mariota

The offense is starting to turn around a bit, and Mariota has put in a couple of good fantasy performances coming out of his Week 8 bye. The Colts have made Derek Carr look like a good QB a couple of weeks ago, so Mariota’s rushing added to what he can do in the pass game should result in his third straight good game.

Eli Manning

Alex Smith and Nick Foles were the only two QBs to not have a great game against the Bucs this year. As anxious as you and I will be about putting Manning in your lineup, he should be fine this week against the Bucs.

DEF Streams

Baltimore vs Cincinnati
Carolina @ Detroit
Pittsburgh @ Jax
Arizona vs Oakland
Washington vs Houston