Take’em or Leave’em
Darnell Mooney – Wide Receiver, Chicago Bears
Although this isn’t an offense you necessarily want for fantasy, Mooney has consistently been open and receiving targets. Mooney is a speed guy and has constantly been open downfield, but until this week he was missed on those targets. Mooney has received at least 5 targets in 5 straight games and is playing a big role in this offense,
Verdict: Take’em – He is going to boom or bust, but as I mentioned, he has consistently been open down the field. If whoever is playing QB in Chicago can actually hit him once in awhile, he will be a great start. This is a guy I think you can wait until initial waivers go through and pick him up for free.
Marvin Jones – Wide Receiver, Detroit Lions
Coming into the season people thought Jones would be a player you could draft late, but get good production out of. For the most part, he has disappointed and has been dropped in about 50% of leagues. Over the last two weeks, Jones has received 13 targets. With Golladay dealing with a hip injury and the Lions often playing from behind, he is a solid option.
Verdict: Take’em – The Lions will need him to make plays to win games. I’d spend about 10% of FAAB on him.
Corey Davis – Wide Receiver, Tennessee Titans
Labeled a bust by many, Davis is having his best season yet as a pro. Davis has had double-digit targets and fantasy points in every game he has started this season. He isn’t a guy that is going to blow up for 30 points a week, but with AJ Brown taking the attention of the other team’s number 1 corner, Davis offers a solid floor.
Verdict: Take’em – Davis offers a solid floor and Tannehill has turned into a pretty good NFL Quarterback. I’d spend 15% of my FAAB
Gus Edwards – Running Back, Baltimore Ravens
With Mark Ingram injured, many hoped JK Dobbins would take over this backfield. Well, Dobbins looked good but Gus Edwards was the one who led the team in carries. He rushed the ball 16 times for 87 yards and a touchdown. As long as Ingram is out, Edwards is a startable option.
Verdict: Take’em – Even though next week he has a tough matchup vs the Colts, Edwards is a startable running back and those are very hard to come by. Depending on how badly you need a starter, I’d be willing to spend 15% of FAAB.
Other pickup options:
Colts RBs: Frank Reich continues to make no sense in the use of multiple running backs. Hines and Wilkins both received a ton of work. The workhorse back we hoped Taylor was going to turn into when Mack got injured doesn’t appear to be happening. There has been a rumor of a Taylor injury so keep an eye on that.
Curtis Samuel: His value is going to take a hit with McCaffery coming back, but Samuel has been used all over the field and has now found the endzone in back to back weeks.
Jalen Reagor: In his first game back from injury, Reagor put up double-digit fantasy points. Reagor is very talented and they are looking for anybody to throw to in that Philly offense.