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Must Pickups

RB Devin Singletary (over 50% rostered) – I’d check to see if Singletary is rostered in your league. Zack Moss left the game with a concussion, so if he’s unavailable this week, Singletary would probably get 70%+ of snaps. Matt Breida will be active and can potentially mess things up for Singletary, but I’d take the shot at Singletary getting 15-20 opportunities on a good offense, with a large chunk of that coming in the pass game. One game rental most likely. FAAB: 10%

WR Brandon Aiyuk – Aiyuk now has two straight games as a full-time WR under his belt, and with the newly regained opportunity, came production. Aiyuk’s 8 targets accounted for 21% target share, but the tight target distribution between him, Deebo Samuel, and George Kittle is what you want to see. He can be a WR3 with WR2 upside for you moving forward. FAAB: 20%

WR Rashod Bateman – Bateman’s breakout game is coming, and he might have surpassed Sammy Watkins on the depth chart with his play. Bateman ran a route on 81% of dropbacks in Week 9; only Marquise Brown had more. He had 8 targets, and the target distribution has been tight between him, Hollywood, and Mark Andrews over the last few weeks. 21% target share for Bateman. Bateman’s route participation moved up a good amount from before the bye. It seems like he’s here to stay. FAAB: 15%

WR Elijah Moore – It only took 9 weeks, but Moore finally broke out. I do think the concussion earlier in the season stopped the momentum he had, because he was on his way. He found his way back, and is getting it done with backup QBs. The hope is that he do this whether it’s Mike White, Josh Johnson, or Zach Wilson behind center. He’s talented, and did see a welcomed increase in route participation on Thursday night. The hope is that Corey Davis’ return doesn’t hinder that, and I don’t think it will. FAAB: 15%

RB Pickups

Pay attention to Patriots RBs – Both Rhamondre Stevenson and Damien Harris have potentially suffered concussions in Week 9. We have no word on that just yet.

There’s a chance one or both of them miss next week’s game against the Browns with a concussion.

If Stevenson misses, Harris gets his old role back.

If Harris misses, Stevenson would have higher upside than Harris because of the added element of a role in the receiving game. Bolden would be a flex play. FAAB: 10% for one week rental

If both miss, Bolden would be an upside RB2, and would get an upgrade in PPR formats. FAAB: 10% for one week rental

We won’t know who’s progressing through the protocol until waivers run, most likely. The safest bet is probably Bolden if we have no idea.

JD McKissic (over 50% rostered) – Check if McKissic is rostered. Jaret Patterson emerged into the rotation in Washington before their bye, but who knows how Washington handles the Antonio Gibson shin injury moving forward. If they decide McKissic is their best option to get the majority of snaps moving forward, he has some upside. FAAB: 10-15%

Nyheim Hines (over 50% rostered) – I’d check to see if Hines is available in your league. He gets a bump in PPR leagues. Marlon Mack was inactive last week, and if that continues, Hines might be able to give you solid PPR flex value with upside. A lot of Hines’ production this past week came from Jonathan Taylor leaving briefly with an injury, so don’t expect consistency from Hines.

Devonta Freeman – Freeman played on 58% of snaps in Week 9, and that has only been going up.

Week 5: 26%

Week 6: 30%

Week 7: 41%

Week 8: 58%

Yes, no Latavius Murray, but I’ll argue that Freeman might have won the job as the RB1. He’s given them 5.7 YPC since joining, while Murray is at 3.59. He’s at 7.9 YPR, while Murray is at 6.25. I don’t think Murray gets elevated back to the 1a of this backfield if he’s back this week, but hey, I could be wrong. I can understand avoiding this backfield, but Freeman might make decent depth. He has scored in the last three games. Miami and Chicago are two pretty good matchups for Freeman over the next two weeks. Le’Veon Bell saw only 2 less carries than Freeman, but played on only 23% of snaps. FAAB: 15%

Mark Ingram – Ingram has seen a good amount of play over his first two weeks back with the Saints. He saw 34% of snaps in Week 9, but 9 carries and 5 targets isn’t too shabby. You probably won’t play him unless you’re desperate if this continues to be his usage, but he is a solid handcuff for Kamara as well. There’s also a chance the usage continues to trend up just a bit more like it has from Week 8 to Week 9. Old Ingram/Kamara days, anyone? FAAB: 3%-5%

Jordan Howard – Howard was the Eagles flavor of the week at RB in Week 9. Boston Scott out-snapped him, but Howard out-carried him 17-10. The Eagles went up against Detroit and the Chargers – two teams you run on. This week, they go up against Denver. It’s not as straightforward here, but if you need a RB this week, it’s slim pick’ems on the wire. He’ll be a desperate flex option with a chance of volume and a TD, so I can understand chasing it. FAAB: 3-5%

D’onta Foreman – Between Adrian Peterson and D’onta Foreman, Foreman looked like the better back on Monday night. Peterson deserves the respect, the due diligence, and the first crack at the job, but it’s very possible Foreman steals the early down role from Peterson at some point. FAAB: 3-5%

Alex Collins – Collins might lead the Seahawks committee backfield this week if Chris Carson can’t go. Carson can potentially be shut down for the season at some point, but he reportedly will try to practice this week. FAAB: 10-15%

Sony Michel – Darrell Henderson gets banged up in every other game, and it makes me nervous as a Henderson manager. Michel would be a 3-down handcuff to Henderson in the event he has an injury. FAAB: 3-5%

Eno Benjamin/Jonathan Ward – While Chase Edmonds is out with a high ankle sprain for the next month+, the 3rd RB on the depth chart becomes more valuable. It’s hard to say right now who that will be, especially because Ward has been hurt, but Benjamin is my pick at this point if I had to guess.

Le’Veon Bell – There’s a chance that Foreman/Bell are the poor man’s Dobbins/Edwards moving forward, unless the Ravens choose to insert Latavius Murray back in. Bell looked good this past week, but there’s no chance at trying to figure this backfield out right now. FAAB: 3%

WR Pickups

Donovan Peoples-Jones – DPJ was identified before the week as a potential winner as a result of the OBJ release. DPJ saw only 3 targets, but the Browns hardly threw the ball – it still accounted for 18% target share. In his last three games: 6/5/70, 5/4/101/2, 3/2/86/1. In Weeks 5 and 6 before he got hurt, he ran a route on nearly 80% of dropbacks. Landry will likely out-target him most games, but he’s going to benefit from the deeper play-action passes; less targets, more valuable targets. A bit better than boom/bust. FAAB: 8-10%

Michael Gallup – Gallup has been on this list for a few weeks now. He is expected to play this week. He would start as a flex play, but can work his way into every-week WR3 status. FAAB: 8-10%

Allen Lazard – Lazard hasn’t played with Aaron Rodgers since Week 7, but he’s been a full-time receiver since. 90% of routes in Week 7 with Rodgers, and went 6/5/60/1. No Lazard in Week 8, no Rodgers in Week 9. Lazard ran a route on 90% of dropbacks in Week 9. I’d take a shot on Lazard as Rodgers’ WR2. FAAB: 5%

Van Jefferson – Jefferson has seen at least 6 targets in each of the last three games. He’s the primary deep threat for the Rams, and his floor is a bit safer now if he’s going to continue to get 6-7 targets/game, opposed to the 3-4 we were seeing through the first 6 games of the season. He’s an upside flex option going forward. His matchup next week is fine against SF, but he has a bye in Week 11. FAAB: 5%

Russell Gage – Gage had a goose egg in Week 8, but had had decent PPR weeks in Week 7 and 9. Gage can potentially have a decent week this week if Dallas goes up big. I doubt Trevon Diggs shadows Gage. I doubt Gage is dependable moving forward, even in Calvin Ridley’s absence, but you can start him out of desperation as a PPR flex. FAAB: 3%

DeSean Jackson – The Raiders have have had a deep threat WR for a couple of years, and D-Jax is filling that void left by guys like Henry Ruggs and Nelson Agholor. D-Jax still got it, and he can still separate deep. If you’re looking for a boom/bust flex, he’s your guy. FAAB: 1%

Tim Patrick – Patrick has seen 5 or less targets each of the last three weeks. He had a good game this past week, and he’ll have his games, but it isn’t going to be consistent. He’s a deep league flex option with Jerry Jeudy back. Keep in mind he has a tough matchup against Philly this week, a bye, and then a tough matchup against the Chargers. FAAB: 1%

Jamal Agnew – Jamal Agnew got as many targets as Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault. He seems to be Trevor Lawrence’s favorite target right now on a per-target basis. Against Indy next week, this passing game can be opened up a bit compared to Sunday against the Bills. FAAB: 0%

TE Pickups/Streams

Logan Thomas/Ricky Seals-Jones – Logan Thomas is eligible to come off of IR this week, but there’s no official word. If he doesn’t, Ricky Seals-Jones would be the plug and play in his place. Tampa Bay is a good matchup for TEs.

Dan Arnold – Arnold ran a route on 75% of snaps in 3 of the last 4 weeks. In those 3 weeks, he’s had 7+ targets for 60+ yards. It seems like he’s going to give you a solid floor most weeks. Great matchup against the Colts this week.

Pat Freiermuth – Freiermuth has had consistent targets over the last three weeks; he’s starting to morph into one of Ben’s favorite targets. He’s also caught at least one TD each of the last two weeks after catching 2 on MNF.

Tyler Conklin – Conklin’s last three games were pretty good, got some decent opportunity – 5 catches on 7 targets in each of the last 2 games, and now he gets to face the Chargers, who have given up the 6th most receiving yards to TEs.

Hunter Henry – Henry is the definition of TD dependent… but he’s got it done, catching a TD in 5 of his last 6 games.

QB Pickups/Streams

Trevor Lawrence @ Indy

Tua Tagovailoa vs Baltimore

Mac Jones vs Cleveland

Taysom Hill @ Tennessee – in case he’s named the starter

Taylor Heinicke vs Tampa Bay

DEF Streams

Cleveland @ NE

Denver vs Philadelphia

Carolina @ Arizona (if no Kyler)

Las Vegas vs Kansas City