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Michael Gallup – Solid WR2 producing like WR1.
Tevin Coleman – Solid RB2.
DJ Chark – Solid WR2 producing like a WR1.
Carlos Hyde – Any RB who’s had multiple 20-rush games shouldn’t be on the waiver wire, especially on a good offense. He’s probably best served as a flex option.
Ronald Jones – Jones had a tough matchup this past week, and while this backfield is back and forth, he’s a good stash and flex play this week against Carolina.
Robby Anderson – Sam Darnold is back, and Anderson is a good schedule coming up after a brutal start. High upside pickup.
Running Back Adds
Chase Edmonds – David Johnson’s back locked up on him on Sunday, but he did finish the game. He was in pain after the game, and Kliff Kingsbury said it’s possible DJ misses because of it. Edmonds would be an every-down player and plug-and-play PPR RB1 if DJ were to miss. No word on how likely it is that DJ misses against the Falcons, so grabbing Edmonds is based off of speculation at this point.
Adrian Peterson – The Dolphins are up this week, and Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan apparently thought the Redskins should’ve been running the ball more. Callahan was in charge of the offensive line, which is usually the coach who operates the run game. If Peterson is going to get volume in any game this season, it’s going to be this one against Miami, who’ve been giving up the most fantasy points to RBs this season.
Kenyan Drake – Drake has hovered around 10 points in PPR over the last three weeks, so he’s flex worthy against the Redskins this week. The good news for him is that he’s clearly passed Kalen Ballage, out snapping him 54% to 15%; Mark Walton is now playing ahead of Ballage. With at least 5 targets in the past 3 games, he’s a good bet for close to 15 touches against the Redskins in a good matchup.
Jon Hilliman – Need a body at RB?
Wide Receiver Adds
Robert Foster and Duke Williams – Foster missed a couple of games due to a groin injury, so the bye couldn’t have come at a better time for him. Opportunity for Foster should open up with Zay Jones headed to Oakland. As a rookie, Foster had some serious stat lines. As soon as he started getting any opportunity, he struck, going over 90 yards in 4 of 5 games at the end of last season. During that span, Foster averaged 26 yards per reception while leading the league in air yards and depth of target. Josh Allen’s arm and Foster’s ability to go deep was a perfect fit. Coming into the season, it was a shame that the three starting WRs were set at the two new free agents (Brown and Beasley) along with Zay Jones… and it seemed as though they recognize that. He’s a must-add if you want to add any upside to your team, but recognize he’s a bit of stash since he’s injured and that they have a bye this week. John Brown should benefit from Foster drawing defensive attention on the other side of the field. As far as Duke Williams, he was elevated from the practice squad, and it remains to be seen what the split will be like between him and Foster, if any. He should be a name to be monitored when the Bills come out of their bye.
Mohamed Sanu – We continue to disrespect Mohamed Sanu every week, but he just keeps getting it done. Over the past three weeks, he caught 6 of 6 for 75 yards, 9 of 12 for 91 yards, and 5 of 5 for 42 yards and a TD. Just pick him up and start him in the flex against a Cardinals defense struggling to defend slot WRs.
Preston Williams – In the two Josh Rosen starts, Williams leads the Dolphins in air yards (16th in league during the span) and target share (29% – tied for 2nd in league in that span). The opportunity is there, the Dolphins are coming out of a bye, and they’re going up against the Redskins secondary. If Williams turns the opportunity into a big game, he’ll be sought after on the waiver wire next, so you’re trying to anticipate that by picking him up before that happens. Rosen only threw the ball 24 times in Week 4, so I would anticipate that number being much higher with Miami’s defense continuing to struggle.
Dede Westbrook – He’s being overshadowed by DJ Chark for good reason, but Dede has at least 5 receptions in all but one game this year. He caught 7 of 11 for 82 yards last week, 5 of 6 for 66 yards the week prior, and had 9 targets in Week 3. He’s still a flex-worthy option in PPR leagues.
Byron Pringle and Mecole Hardman – Sammy Watkins has a hamstring injury, leaving Pringle, Demarcus Robinson, and Mecole Hardman as the best options in Week 6, assuming Tyreek Hill isn’t back. Pringle had the huge week, catching 6 of 9 for 103 yards and a TD. Mahomes will get it to the open guy, so it’s really a toss-up when it comes to who will be the guy for him this week. Mahomes is banged up, and threw only 1 TD over the past two weeks. Against Houston, all three WRs are in play. Hardman is the preferred pickup and play, but pick up Pringle and start him if you are desperate for upside.
Jamison Crowder – Darnold is back, and we shouldn’t ignore the 14-catch game Crowder had in Darnold’s only game this year. Preferred in PPR leagues.
Auden Tate – He’s playing 100% of snaps, and is getting targets. The Ravens aren’t what they were on defense, and I doubt he gets a Marlon Humphrey shadow. Tate is a multi-week grab.
Albert Wilson – Wilson got hurt just a few snaps into Week 1, but he’ll play against the Redskins in the slot. He’s a good talent, and can potentially see some volume. He’s a high-upside prospective add.
Keke Coutee – With Kenny Stills banged up with a hamstring injury, Coutee is a flex play this week against Kansas City. The Texans/Chiefs game has a total of 55 points, and has a good chance of going over.
Tight End Adds
Gerald Everett – 8 targets with a TD in Week 4, 136 yards on 11 targets in Week 5. Jared Goff averaged 58.5 attempts over the last two games, so Everett’s volume can go down. The total targets for the WRs are a bit inflated as well; however, if the Rams defense continues to struggle, we could see the offense continue to favor the pass game. One major positive for Everett is that he’s run the 7th most routes of any TE this year (Tyler Higbee is 44th). If you need help at TE, you can’t be picky – pick him up.
Chris Herndon – Herndon had 5 games over 50 yards in his rookie year, which is actually pretty good for a rookie TE – a position that isn’t easy to make an impact right away. Herndon had a stretch of 4 games with either a TD or 60 yards right before Sam Darnold got hurt last season. When Darnold returned, Herndon had a 50-yard game and then a 6-catch, 82 yard and 1 TD performance against the Packers. Herndon can take a step forward this year with Sam Darnold returning, but Adam Gase hasn’t necessarily named Herndon an every-snap guy. Ryan Griffin was the stopgap, and he is playing almost 100% of snaps.. the assumption is that Herndon will assume that role. He does have a good matchup this week; hopefully we get some confidence from Adam Gase to actually start him.
Hunter Henry – He’s coming back soon, so it’s time to scoop him back up if you’re struggling at the TE position. Phillip Rivers is in desperate need of pass-catchers, so Henry will likely be used as soon as he’s active.
Noah Fant – Strictly a matchup play if you’re desperate against Tennessee, who’s given up 4 TDs to tight ends so far this year.
Vernon Davis – If he plays, he has a great matchup against Miami.
Kirk Cousins vs Eagles – Obviously makes you nervous, but Philly is great against the run, so Cousins might have to get it done via the air. He did it last week against the Giants, and Philly’s secondary might be even worse. He has the weapons, and it’s a great matchup.
Gardner Minshew vs Saints – Minshew’s had a high floor in every game this season. His favorite WR might be shadowed by Marshon Lattimore, but we’ve made the same assumption the past two weeks, resulting in no shadows for DJ Chark. The Saints are giving up the 3rd most fantasy points to QBs, but the defense has stepped up over the past two weeks, but they were at home.
Kyle Allen @ Bucs – Allen has the weapons, and it’s a good matchup. He’s obviously a desperate option.
Dallas @ NYJ – Sam Darnold is back, so the matchup isn’t as sweet, but they have a good defense. Jets offensive line issues can come into play against Dallas’ pass rush.
Carolina @ TB – Carolina’s pass rush has had huge success this season, and Tampa Bay has been giving up sacks. Recipe for Carolina to create some turnovers.
Cleveland vs Seattle – Cleveland’s pass rush has been successful this year, and Seattle’s protection isn’t great. The only reason the Seahawks haven’t allowed more sacks is because Russell Wilson is a magician.