Teddy Bridgewater – QB – New Orleans Saints
Multiple passing touchdowns in two of his last three games. Over 300 yards last week says that Teddy is a startable quarterback in the right situation. While Jacksonville has shut down some QBs this year, they did give up 303 and 3 touchdowns to Joe Flacco a couple of weeks ago. If you’re looking for a streaming option this week in a deep league, Teddy might be your guy.
FAAB Spend – 10-12%
Gardner Minshew – QB – Jacksonville Jaguars
Minshew, unlike Teddy, might just be your guy. Forget streaming. Minshew and the Jags have the easiest QB schedule for the rest of the season, facing zero top-10 passing defenses and six bottom-10 squads. All the guy has done so far is put up top 10 fantasy numbers at the position and score multiple touchdowns in four of five games. I’d say it’s time to #StartTheStache.
FAAB Spend – 40-50%
Chase Edmonds – RB – Arizona Cardinals
David Johnson is dealing with a back injury that could well keep him out of the lineup this week. Edmonds came in last week and had a nice day scoring on eight carries and flashing some skill on the field. If he gets the od against a porous Atlanta Falcons defense in week 6, you’ll want him in your flex spot.
FAAB Spend – 10-15%
Mohammed Sanu – WR – Atlanta Falcons
Sanu has posted double-digit fantasy days three weeks in a row now on a team that will ALWAYS be throwing the ball. In fact, he’s snagged the 11th most catches in the league through five games, outpacing teammates Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley. Volume is valuable in fantasy football and even in a crowded wide receiver room, Sanu is carving out his. Grab him and enjoy the high floor.
FAAB Sped – 15-20%
Dede Westbrook – WR – Jacksonville Jaguars
Dede has taken a back seat behind DJ Chark on this Jaguars team, but he has quietly tallied more targets and catches than Chark in the last 3 games. The Jags passing attack is far more effective than anyone could have predicted under the surprising Gardner Minshew, and Dede represents a nice sized piece of that attack. Grab him for next week’s juicy matchup against the inept passing defense of the New Orleans Saints.
FAAB Spend – 12-15%
DK Metcalf – WR – Seattle Seahawks
Metcalf was drafted to be a big pay guy and an end zone threat. So far on the season, he has done both quite well. His target and yardage numbers haven’t been very impressive on the season, but he is an undeniable threat to score in more weeks than not. Metcalf can be a home run shot in a plus matchup for your team. If you have the bench space to stash him, do so and cash in when the schedule says so.
FAAB Spend 8-12%
Jamison Crowder – WR – New York Jets
In week 1, with Darnold at the helm, Crowder was targeted a league high 17 times. Darnold’s return next week may not bring those numbers right away, but if he trusts Crowder the way he showed early, you may be in for some big target weeks. Pick him up now before he puts up another double-digit catch week.
FAAB Spend – 5-10%
Byron Pringle – WR – Kansas City Chiefs
Yes, Pringle had a big day, but we need to be wary here. Sammy Watkins and Tyreek Hill missed the bulk of this game and Pringle was pressed into action as a result. Obviously, Patrick Mahomes trusts Pringle, giving him nine targets, but he trusts everyone in red. Hill is slated to be back in action next week and even if Watkins were to miss, Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson will round out the three-receiver sets leaving Pringle without enough field-time to make his case. He is a speculative add in cade Hill has a setback and Pringle gets the nod against a weak Texans secondary, but not much more.
FAAB Spend – 0-5%
Gerald Everett – TE – Los Angeles Rams
Everett’s 19 targets over the last 2 weeks is second at the position only to Austin Hooper. He’s becoming quite a hefty part of a passing attack that you want to have pieces of in Los Angeles. He’s tallied 180 yards and a touchdown in those two matchups and was inches shy of a second touchdown. Everett has now out-targeted teammate Tyler Higbee in four of five weeks and is second on the team behind only Cooper Kupp in red-zone looks. Add this kid and feel good about starting him in most matchups as long as the connection with Jared Goff stays intact.
FAAB Spend – 15-20%
Highly Owned Players Worth Checking For:
- Michael Gallup (67% owned)
- Will Fuller (77% owned)
- DJ Chark (74% owned)