We save up the revenue so that we can spend it. Let’s empty our pockets
TLaw has looked like an absolute ass clown four weeks in, and honestly, I don’t see that changing much any time soon. So, if he remains a buffoon, then why would I recommend him this week? Well, the schedule makers did the Jags a favor and put the Titans on the docket, a defense that just made Zach WIlson look like he was anything but Zach WIlson. They are, simply put, not a good defense. Even if Jacksonville’s offense, even more simply put, fucking stinks, there will be plenty of opportunities with the plentiful weapons at Lawrence’s disposal to put up a fantasy relevant day. He even ran a lil last week, so who knows how high his ceiling is. He looks to be a solid back end QB1 option for Week 5, and maybe building a little bit of confidence will help him to be a reliable starter thereafter.
Jimmy looks like he’ll be sidelined for a bit, but that absence could be even longer if the NDSU alum shows out. They get the Cardinals and Colts up next, so it shouldn’t be too tough of a “welcome to the NFL” for Lance, especially with Shanahan calling the shots. He looked really, really good this past Sunday, but his numbers were a little inflated by a broken coverage tuddy where Deebo did all the work. Regardless, he’s a strong-armed QB with a shit ton of playmakers and even more rushing upside to boot, making him the top QB option on waivers this week, and likely the best one available all season.
It’s another streaming option here, as Goff and the miserable football club known as the Lions face off against a defensive shithouse known as the Vikings. Tbh, their defense isn’t awful, but their offense will beat the brakes off the Lions and you’ll hear Goff’s name ringing in garbage time as Scott Hanson goes to Jared (is that a bar?). He doesn’t have any sort of rushing upside, but any time you can start a QB who is all but guaranteed 40 attempts, you can’t overlook the floor they’re likely to provide. He’s going to be much closer to QB20 this week than QB10, but beggars can’t be choosers, and in many leagues, I’m on my fuggin’ knees.
The Justin Fields-Darnell Mooney connection looks like the real deal, as the pair dialed up quite a few deep shots on Sunday, turning in a 5-125-0 line. He made an incredible snag over the middle to go along with another beautiful snag deep down the field as Justin began building his confidence against a dumpster defense. I’m not saying Mooney now becomes a weekly FLEX play because of this, but if the Buckeye continues his high-level play, then DM could slide into your lineup like Yo Gotti as early as late October. Spooky.
Whatever deer antler spray Green has been using is working beautifully. In an offense that featured DeAndre Hopkins, A.J. has shockingly been the most consistent fantasy option. He’s dropped 100 yards or a tug in each of his last three games, and he looks to still have some juice, which is greatly benefit by the fact that Kyler is incredible and defenses can’t key in on him because of the plethora of talent surrounding him. He’s still sorta risky given Murray’s affinity to spread the ball, but he’s hot right now, and I’m not gonna bet against him. He should be a mid-tier FLEX option going forward and most certainly should not be on waivers come week 5.
Idk how he’s not 60% owned. He’s now put up some pretty solid fantasy performances three weeks in a row, and his day Monday night could have been even bigger had Asante Samuel Jr. not put him in a fucking cage (and also a deep DPI). He may be the third option in the passing game behind Renfrow and Waller, but he’s consistently seeing 5+ targets a week, a lot of which being high-value looks either deep down the field or in positions where he can create after the catch. To me, he’s a fringe WR3 RoS, so go out and spend a pretty penny on the former first round pick.
It looks like Ty’Son’s time has run out in Baltimore, and even though Murray looks more washed than a pair of distressed jeans, he’s the new lead back in town. Lev Bell suited up Sunday, but neither he nor Devonta Freeman did much of anything, combining for 15 yards on 5 touches while Lat went 18-59-1 on the ground. He’s a Gus Edwards clone if Gus Edwards’ knees were devoid of cartilage (which they may be now), making him a RB2/3 borderline play from here on out. Lamar is still gonna vulture some goal line work and his pass catching upside is every other back’s downside, so he isn’t the sexiest play alive. Regardless, it’s hard to find a 15-touch per game player on the wire, so if he’s out there, shell out some FAAB for the decrepit old man.
Joe Mixon could miss the rest of the season and all of 2022 and I wouldn’t spend more than $5 on this shit head. He stinks. Don’t do it. Please. He couldn’t eat into Joe Mixon’s carries, and Joe Mixon stinks, so what does that say about La’Mical’s brother? Sure, he may be a pseudo “work horse” with Mixon is out, but he’ll be even less efficient than Joey, making him an RB3. It also should be noted that backfield mate Chris Evans is a really good pass catcher, so I doubt Perine even sees a 3 down role. It’s ugly, let someone else waste their time here.
This past week, Kung Fu Kenny out touched Miles Sanders 11 to 10, as the former played 40% of the team’s offensive snaps. He turned those touches into an impressive 89 yards from scrimmage to go along with a touchdown, and his day could have been even bigger, as the former Tiger was tackled inside the 10 (and even the 5) on multiple occasions. It’s hard to see KG overtaking the starting role, but the usage, especially in the red zone, allows him to be a FLEX consideration player even in this split. He’s essentially 80% of Tony Pollard, and if Sanders were to go down, he’d be a 100% FAAB type of guy. With that being said, the time is now to go out and grab him while he’s relatively cheap.
| $15-20 (Depends on Montgomery)
This is largely reliant on David Montgomery’s knee (and DWill’s apparent quad injury as well). It doesn’t seem season-ending at the moment, so I’d treat him as you treated Chuba Hubbard last week. If Montgomery is #goneforever though, then I’d drop around 50% of my FAAB on playoff Dame. It’s awesome that you can potentially grab a starting back off waivers, especially one with the three down skillset Williams boasts, but you gotta remember, he’s on da Bears. This offense is dogwater and their offensive line will do the guy no favors. He’d likely be a low-end RB2 in the wake of Montgomery’s absence, and if that tickles your fancy, then ball out, king.
Alex Collins did what Alex Collins does: look absolutely incredible. The guy’s an Irish tap dancer in his free time (not even kidding), and that skillset translates to the field, as he’s more light on his feet than a Keebler Elf. He turned 12 touches into 78 yards and a tug on Sunday, outproducing backfield mate Chris Carson. He doesn’t have standalone value just yet, but Carson is continuously banged up, and if he were to miss any time at all, Collins would almost certainly be a #1 waiver priority type of pickup, so grab him now before the inevitable CC lower body injury ensues.
The freak athlete from Ole Miss has been tearing it up lately, scoring a tuddy in each of his last three games. More importantly, though, is his usage, averaging 5 targets per game to this point, and playing > 78% of the team’s offensive snaps since week one. There are a shit ton of receiving options in Buffalo, but with Knox being a red zone threat and Buffalo throwing no matter the score, his volume should continue, which means production will (likely) follow. He’s a TE1 the rest of the way, falling a tier or two below that elite group at the top, mixed in with the likes of Mike Gesicki and the next man I’m about to name.
With Sunday now in the books, we can nominate Dalton Schultz for the Dalton Schultz of 2020 award, a prestigious medal given to the most unathletic of white tight ends who somehow still get open and produce. The guy has seen 6 or more targets in all but one game to this point, and over his last two, Schultz’s target total (15) is equal to BOTH Ceede (8) and Amari’s (7) combined. Wild stuff. He’s a back end TE1 until Gallup returns, but even then, he looks to have made a big enough impact in the offense to this point to warrant consistent usage.