PJ Walker, Carolina at Arizona: With Sam Darnold injured/benched, the Carolina Panthers move on with PJ Walker under center. Walker is known for his athleticism and XFL heroics, but he brings fantasy value to the Panthers’ offense.
Tayson Hill, New Orleans at Tennessee: Let’s try this one again, shall we? We recommended Taysom Hill with the amendment ‘if he starts.’ By now, we all know that Hill did not start, and there are questions regarding who will start for New Orleans this week. If you get word that it is Hill, he is a worthwhile pickup.
Jordan Howard, Philadelphia at Denver: The Eagles’ have transitioned their offense to a run-heavy approach. Jordan Howard is back from the dead to lead the charge as the most effective downhill runner.
D’Ernest Johnson, Cleveland at New England: Kareem Hunt remains out this week. Nick Chubb may miss this one as well. D’Ernest Johnson may be the last man standing for a team that prides itself on running the ball.
Rhamondre Stevenson, New England vs. Cleveland: Rhamondre Stevenson has performed well for the Patriots when provided a chance. The Pats will remain a running back by committee approach, but Stevenson may have secured a weekly role moving forward.
Eno Benjamin, Arizona vs. Carolina: Chase Edmonds will miss a few weeks, and the Cardinals prefer a two-back approach. Eno Benjamin can fill in for a few weeks and provide flex value.
Royce Freeman, Houston (BYE): If you have room on your bench and want to be proactive, Royce Freeman might be a slick addition. The Texans have had no running game to speak of and recently claimed Royce Freeman. So you’re saying there’s a chance?
Elijah Moore, New York Jets vs. Buffalo: Elijah Moore broke out in a big way last Thursday night with a two-touchdown performance. The Bills are not a great match-up, but Moore should be a larger piece of the offensive game plan moving forward.
Rashod Bateman, Baltimore at Miami: Rashod Bateman has established himself in the Ravens offense. The Ravens are passing the ball more this season so don’t be afraid to take a chance on Bateman.
Donovan Peoples-Jones, Cleveland at New England: Out with OBJ, In with DPJ. Baker Mayfield has played better with Odell Beckham Jr. out, Donovan Peoples-Jones has an opportunity to shine.
Tyler Johnson, Tampa Bay at Washington: It does not look like Antonio Brown is going to suit up this week. Chris Godwin appeared on the injury report on Wednesday–his availability is up in the air at this point. Tyler Johnson was already a recommended play as the 3rd receiver, he would be a slam dunk in the 2nd chair.
Kenny Stills, New Orleans at Tennessee: Kenny Stills was a go-to option down the stretch in the Saints/Falcons game a week ago. With new quarterbacks, they tend to latch on to ‘their guys’–Kenny Stills could fit the bill.
Dan Arnold, Jacksonville at Indianapolis: Dan Arnold has become the only pass-catcher you can trust in the Jacksonville offense. If you are hurting at the tight end position, pick up Arnold.
Tyler Conklin, Minnesota at Los Angeles Chargers: I love Tyler Conklin this week. Conklin has been a mainstay in the Vikings’ offense as of late. The Chargers struggle against the tight end position. This is a match made in heaven.
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