NOTE: Players mentioned will be owned in 40% or less of ESPN leagues. MUST ADD will be a recommended add in all leagues. MAYBE ADD is for those in 12 team leagues or deeper. DEEP ADD is for those in 14+ team leagues.
Josh McCown (New York Jets) – 35.9% OWNED – MAYBE ADD
The 9th ranked fantasy QB at the moment, McCown is well worth a look this week in a favorable match up against the Buccaneers bottom of the barrel defense/secondary. You can also argue that he is playable against the Panthers the week after and he definitely is at home in week 13 when the Chiefs visit.
Thomas Rawls (Seattle Seahawks) – 15.3% OWNED – MAYBE ADD
Rawls took on lead back duties after Eddie Lacy went down with a groin injury Sunday and showed fairly well, picking up 70 yards on 11 touches. If Lacy is out this week, Rawls is worth a look as a bye week filler, but it’s still tough to tell what his rest of season outlook is in this congested backfield.
Devontae Booker (Denver Broncos) – 5.5% OWNED – MAYBE ADD
Booker played just one fewer snap than CJ Anderson on Sunday and looks to be ahead of Jamaal Charles on the depth chart now. This is shaping up like another full-blown RB committee, but Booker right now is the back that’s trending up here. In what is becoming a lost season for the Broncos, it can’t hurt to let Booker handle more touches at the expense of the veterans.
Corey Clement (Philadelphia Eagles) – .8% OWNED – MAYBE ADD
Even after the team added Jay Ajayi, it was Clement who saw the most touches in the Eagles backfield on Sunday. He won’t have a game like this again this season, but he should still see work on passing downs and in late clock-killing situations.
Damien Williams (Miami Dolphins) – 23.7% OWNED – MAYBE ADD
Kenyan Drake played more snaps and was the more effective runner, but Williams still could carve out some PPR value with his work in the passing game.
Peyton Barber (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – 0% OWNED – DEEP ADD
Barber played a season-high 23 snaps and saw a team-high 11 carries on Sunday, mostly in mop-up duty with the Saints leading comfortably most of the game. Still, he ran hard and should now be considered the #2 in Tampa Bay behind an ineffective Doug Martin.
Robert Woods (Los Angeles Rams) – 26.1% OWNED – MUST ADD
Woods finally got into the end zone this weekend, while posting another one of his typical lines. He now has caught 4 or 5 balls an totaled 59-70 yards in 4 straight games. They aren’t crazy numbers but are fine WR3/Flex numbers right now.
Marqise Lee (Jacksonville Jaguars) – 34.7% – MUST ADD
Lee set a season-high with 8 catches on Sunday despite being limited all week with a knee injury. He’s now averaging 6/77 over his past 3 games and should continue to act as the teams top receiving weapon.
Josh Doctson (Washington Redskins) – 26.9% OWNED – MAYBE ADD
Doctson continues to show off his high upside and it feels like he just so close to having that huge breakout game. He gets a few favorable matchups coming up, so he is worth a hold/stash.
Corey Davis (Tennessee Titans) – 32.5% OWNED – MAYBE ADD
Davis played 75% of the snaps in his first game back, that being in a game that saw the Titans leading throughout. It’s a good sign and signifies he is a clear-cut starter in this offense. What that means for his fantasy value is yet to be determined though as Marcus Mariota typically looks to spread the ball around to everyone.
Curtis Samuel (Carolina Panthers) – 4.9% OWNED – DEEP ADD
Samuel wound up playing 75% of the snaps this week following the Kelvin Benjamin trade and should be locked in as the teams #2 wideout going forward. That role doesn’t guarantee fantasy production, and Greg Olson’s return will certainly hurt some, but Samuel offers big-play ability and makes for a decent dart throw in deep leagues.
There’s really no one here to recommend. Julius Thomas’s week 9 seems like more of a fluke than anything and Ben Watson offers such little upside that he shouldn’t be used outside of two-TE leagues.