Brian Hill– 0.7%- Brian Hill should be a top option for waiver wire pickups this week with Devonta Freeman likely to miss time and Ito Smith out for the season. Hill becomes the #1 back and performed well last week against a solid New Orleans defense.
Kalen Ballage– 27.7%- Ballage was the lead back with no competition for carries and with the Bills next week and a great playoff schedule Ballage should be a solid addition to any fantasy team as a potential flex play.
Derrius Guice-38.4%- Guice is back! Guice is likely a stash on the bench with this being his first week back and uncertainty of his role in the offense with Adrian Peterson there. It bodes well for him that it appears the Redskins are moving towards youth to see what they have in their young players like Haskins. Guice could be a potential league winning addition if all falls his way.
J. D. McKissic– 13%- Ty Johnson left the Chicago game with a concussion leaving the run game almost exclusively to McKissic. This is not the best situation for any running back but it is always good to have a guy who gets work in the passing game and most of the run attempts.
Honorable Mentions: Wayne Gallman-7.2%
Darius Slayton– 12.8%- Slayton has been up and down this season but appears to be gaining some chemistry with Daniel Jones heading into the bye. With one of the easiest schedules for the fantasy playoffs Slayton should be added to any playoff bound team looking for depth.
James Washington– 18.3%- With Rudolph returning to the field Washington has been trending up in recent weeks with 10 receptions in the past 2 weeks alone. A soft schedule heading into the fantasy playoffs means that Washington should be added as a bye week fill and a potential flex option in the playoffs.
Taylor Gabriel– 5.5%- Gabriel has now scored 9 or more points in 3 straight weeks. Gabriel has established himself as the #2 receiver and has upside each week. Gabriel has worked himself into flex consideration with recent performances.
Hunter Renfrow– 7.9%- After starting off the season slowly Renfrow now has 3 straight games with 4 or more catches and has been solid in each of those weeks. With matchups against the porous Jets and Bengals defenses coming Renfrow could be a solid fantasy option.
Josh Reynolds– 8.6%- Reynolds has 6 catches with Cooks out and if Cooks continues to be out Reynolds will continue to receive targets. Reynolds is a solid bench stash as an injury to any of the Rams receivers will thrust Reynolds back into a more prominent role.
Kendrick Bourne-0%- Emanuel Sanders went out in the 2nd quarter of the Monday night game and it is unclear when he will return. Bourne got a touchdown and 8 targets in the last game so the work is there for him especially when Sanders is out. Debo Samuel is another guy to go after if he is still available!
Jaron Brown– 1.1%- Tyler Lockett went out in overtime on Monday night and Coach Carroll said it is a lower leg injury and is “a pretty severe situation right now.” We believe Josh Gordon and Brown are going to be the two who benefit the most from this injury if it holds him out for multiple weeks. Locketts best game is his speed and even though Brown has not gotten a lot of work the past few weeks, he is the best on the team at filling that role!
Honorable Mentions: Christian Kirk-78.9%, Devante Parker– 44.6%, Josh Gordon– 56.4%
Derek Carr-36.7%- Awesome 3 week stretch! Carr has been consistent since coming out of the bye with 4 weeks of 13 or more fantasy points. Carr will be a solid option over the next 3 weeks.
Nick Foles– 9.6%- Foles started the season strong before getting injured in the first game of the season. With good weapons Foles should be able to start where he left off to start the season. The Bye likely did him more time to get right before he makes his second start of the season.
Honorable Mentions: Daniel Jones– 42.3% (Bye), Ryan Tannehill– 20.8% (Bye),
Jacob Hollister- 3.7%- Hollister scored for the second week in a row against the 49ers and appears to be taking over the role left by Will Dissly when he went down for what looks like the rest of the season.
Kyle Rudolph-35.2%- Rudolph has now scored in 3 out of the last 4 weeks and has turned that into 3 double digit scoring weeks. Rudolph has a favorable schedule and is seeing enough red zone work to make him a consideration to start weekly.
Honorable Mentions: Jack Doyle-51.3%
Steelers-66.7% Vs. Cleveland Browns
Raiders-1.2% Vs. Cincinnati Bengals