We save up the revenue so that we can spend it. Let’s empty our pockets
With the Giants on bye this week, Daniel Jones seemed to have been dropped in a shit ton of leagues. Fair, I guess, considering his mid in real life, but he’s been solid for fantasy purposes when he doesn’t play above average defenses. He draws the Buccaneers this week, a defense that made Washington look competent, and follows that up with Philly, Miami, the Chargers, Dallas, and Philly. The only defense that brings me any sort of worry is Dallas, but they’re gonna force Dimes to sling it, so even there, he should have enough volume to turn in a back end QB1 performance. It’s not sexy, but if you’re even considering streaming a QB this week, then you’re probably already in an unsexy spot anyways.
This man had two tuddies on nine snaps. What. He’s stepping into an offense that made Sam Fucking Darnold look competent to start the year, and one that was able to put up a 34 spot on Arizona with their 2nd and 3rd string QBs. Is Newton washed? Oh, fo sho, but he can still run a bit and has some YAC monsters in Moore and McCaffrey that’ll make his job a bit easier. Playing Washington and Miami prior to the bye should help ease him back in, and then gets the Falcons out of the bye. He could be a legit QB1 if he shows any sort of competence out there, and with the fits he pulls off post game, there’s no question he’s mentally sound.
This is the last week I’ll be putting Bateman on here. The guy’s a legit WR3 option and is only becoming a bigger part of an already electric offense. Even in a down week for the Ravens, the rookie totaled six receptions for 80 yards on eight targets. His 16 game pace is 72 receptions for 972 yards, and that’s with him yet to play more than ⅔ of the team’s offensive snaps. If he ever becomes an every down player this year, he could break the f out. There’s no shortage of talent there, just opportunity, so if/when it comes, he could be a league winner.
I don’t know how in the world Trey Sermon got drafted. Jeff Wilson recently returned from a dismantled knee and is already ahead of TS in the pecking order, and now may see an uptick of work with Elijah Mitchell dealing with a fractured finger. We saw Deebo sprinkled in the backfield a bit on MNF, but I’d assume it’s safe to say JWJ would be a workhorse if the rookie were to miss any time. Even if not, he carved out a nice little role, handling 10 carries, which makes him a waiver wire pickup regardless of Mitchell’s health.
It took two weeks for the former Longhorn to lead this backfield in snaps, which isn’t all too surprising given how old AP is and how much Jeremy McNichols looks like Ratatouille. He hasn’t been efficient on the ground at all as of yet, but he looked good out in space in the receiving game. He’s nowhere near Derrick Henry’s level, but he excels in the same areas of the field due to his size and speed, so if they start handing it off to him 15-20 times a game in hopes he breaks one off, then he could be a Damien Harris type of player going forward. I doubt this happens, but with his usage trending upward, there’s a chance, and with that being the case, he’s worth the speculative add.
It turns out you don’t need to run a 4.40 at 230 pounds to be a good running back, especially if you have elite hands, elusiveness, and power to boot. Who woulda thought. It sickens me to say that Stevenson isn’t a must-add, simply because Damien Harris is far too good to be pushed to the wayside, but we have now seen his upside if DH were to be sidelined. Stevenson is a legit fringe-RB1 given his all-around skillset on an offense that has looked to get better and better as Mac Jones matures. Even with Harris (likely) returning, I’d expect Stevenson to fill that Bolden role, since RS doesn’t tip their hand as drastically, and provide low end FLEX appeal.
It appears Cordarrelle Patterson fucked his shit up and will be out for a few weeks. It was Wayne Gallman, not Mike Davis, that handled the bulk of the team’s usage, outcarrying that fat lard 15-4 and outsnapped him 23-20. It seems like every year, Gallman finds his way atop a team’s depth chart, one way or another, and produces as a RB2/3 option from there on out. I kinda expect the same here. He’s definitely a more electric player than Davis while still offering receiving game viability, making it an easy transition to hand over the reins to the younger, more accomplished back. The only thing that worries me is that Atlanta’s run game blows, so maybe they just completely abandon it and roll out MD solely to be used through the air since he does edge out Wayne in that department. I’d still drop some FAAB in hopes it doesn’t end up this way, but I wouldn’t expect a hell of a lot going forward until we have reason to believe the Falcons can pound the rock.
Just pencil him in or six receptions for 60 yards and no TDs. From his 2nd week on the squad til now, he’s averaged 7.4 targets, 5 receptions, and 57.2 receiving yards, aka 2020 Logan Thomas typa numbers. The ceiling isn’t there, but he has the floor of a low end TE1 week after week, making him a must add if you’re not lucky enough to have one of those top 6 or so tight ends in the league.