Take'em or Leave'em
Boston Scott – Running Back, Philadelphia Eagles
With Miles Sanders expected to miss Week 7, Boston Scott is a player that can be picked up and started in PPR leagues for the Eagles’ Thursday night contest versus the Giants. Scott has shown his ability before while filling in late last season and in the first few of this. Scott will probably split time with Corey Clement, but should be the more highly used back.
Verdict: Take’em – With 4 teams on bye in Week 7 and the numerous injuries, many players are looking for starting RBs. Scott can be that starter in week 7, as well as any week that Sanders is out. Worth about 5-10% of your FAAB depending on how badly you need a starter.
Keelan Cole – Wide Receiver, Jacksonville Jaguars
Keelan Cole has been quietly solid this year. In PPR leagues, he has scored double digits 4 of 6 weeks and 3 of those weeks he was in the top 24 WRs. Cole, who has seen more than 5 targets in every game so far, has a solid floor and can be a weekly flex option. Jaguars are in a negative game script in most weeks so Cole should continue to see a high volume of targets whether Chark plays or not.
Verdict: Take’em – He is a good player in an offense that will continue to throw the ball a lot as they try to come back. Cole can fill in any week for injuries or bye week players. He doesn’t have a high ceiling, but has a solid floor. Worth about 15% of your FAAB.
Dallas Goedert – Tight End, Philadelphia Eagles
Zach Ertz has an ankle injury and is expected to miss about a month. Goedert has been injured himself but is eligible to return from IR this week versus the Giants. When healthy and playing, Goedert is a must roster in all leagues and with Ertz out he is an every week starter. Even when Ertz was in, Goedert was receiving a ton of targets and often looked like the better of the two TEs.
Verdict: Take’em – Tight End continues to be such a difficult position if you don’t own Kelce, Kittle, Andrews, or Waller. Goedert can be started every week Ertz is out and potentially when he returns. Worth about 15% of your FAAB.
J.D. McKissic - Running Back, Washington Football Team
McKissic is not one of the most exciting options, but is an option if you are desperate in PPR leagues. He has received at least 6 targets out of the backfield in the last 3 weeks and has put up double digit fantasy points in all of those weeks. I expect Gibson to start to cut into some of his passing game work, but until then can be a solid option for you.
Verdict: Take’em or Leave’em – I’m not interested in McKissic, but if you are desperate at Running Back there are much worse options.
Other Pickup options:
Justin Jackson – Mentioned here the last two weeks, but is still on over 50% of waiver wires because the Chargers were on Bye in week 6. Justin Jackson has a chance to be the number 1 with Ekeler out and has looked better than rookie Joshua Kelley since returning from injury.
Giovani Bernard – If anything happened to Mixon, Bernard could step in and become a must start. Mixon left the game for some time in week 6 so keep an eye on the situation.
Trey Burton – He looks like the tight end to own in Indianapolis and although that passing offense isn’t anything special, Tight End is a bare position and Burton can be started in the right matchups.