Before we get to this week’s official waiver adds, there are still

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Before we get to this week’s official waiver adds, there are still

Post by panxing18 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:07 am

It’s crunch time in the fantasy season. For many Wayne Gallman Color Rush Jersey , there’s just one week remaining in the regular season. Others have two at the most. For those who need a boost, there are a couple high upside picks who have emerged and one who has been forgotten about by some due to injury.recommendations from past weeks who are still owned in half or fewer of Yahoo leagues including Taylor Gabriel (33 percent), Christian Kirk (38 percent), and Theo Reddick (51 percent). Here are the wavier wire adds for Week 13:Marcell Ateman, WR, Oakland RaidersRostered - Yahoo: 1 percent | ESPN: 0.3 percentAgainst the Baltimore Ravens, Ateman saw 10 targets as the apparently top receiving option for Oakland. He was targeted on 33.5 percent of Oakland’s air yards per Next Gen Stats and an average of 10.1 yards past the line of scrimmage. The results weren’t great on Sunday — just three receptions for 30 yards — but the volume is encouraging enough for a flier. There’s a built-in lower ceiling for a deep threat in a Derek Carr helmed offense, but it’s hard to ignore 10 targets, especially when there are few other options on the Oakland roster. Over the next two weeks, the Raiders should be trailing the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers, which should suggest a lot of passes and a positive game script for more Ateman volume.David Moore, WR, Seattle SeahawksRostered - Yahoo: 10 percent | ESPN: 6.8 percentMoore is the big-play guy in Seattle and he’s been able to come down with some big plays lately. On Sunday against the Carolina Panthers Jon Halapio Color Rush Jersey , Moore went off for 103 yards and a touchdown on four receptions and five targets. He accounted for 33.9 percent of Seattle’s air yards and his average depth of target was 21.9 yards past the line of scrimmage. He gets the hurting secondary of the San Francisco 49ers in two of the next three weeks and the potentially hurting Minnesota Vikings secondary in between. He can be a high variance play, but as get gets more involved in the game plan, his upside is well worth it.Chris Thompson, RB, Washington RedskinsRostered - Yahoo: 44 percent | ESPN: 51.3 percentChris Thompson hasn’t played since Week 8 against the Giants, but he returned to practice on Monday. Thompson gets an extra long week to prepare with Washington having played on Thursday and not playing again until Monday night. If he does get the nod to go, he could be in line to see a decent workload sooner rather than later. As a good receiving back — and an underrated running back — Thompson could see volume in the new Colt McCoy offense, especially with the shape of Washington’s offensive line if the team is trying to get the ball out quickly. Even if he doesn’t have an immediate impact on Monday — it’s something to monitor — he could be a game-changer for playoff-bound teams in the 56 percent of Yahoo leagues where he’s available. If you’re reading this and it matters, congratulations. You’re either in the playoffs or still fighting for a spot. Good for you. Quick shoutout to those in the Big Blue View fantasy league we put together with a tight race heading into the playoffs. I hope no one in that league is reading this.Here’s start/sit for Week 14:Running backStart: Spencer Ware, Kansas City ChiefsDon’t let a bland 14 carries for 49 yards scare you away from Ware. Within those 14 carries, three came inside the 10 along with a touchdown. Ware should also continue to see more work in the passing game and his ability to break tackles will make him a danger in the run game, even against a defense that’s fifth in DVOA against the run.Start: Jaylen Samuels, Pittsburgh SteelersSamuels himself said the Steelers are likely to employ a timeshare between him and Steven Ridley, but we and the Steelers know what Ridley is and it’s uninspiring. Samuels wasn’t a full-time running back in college Kerry Wynn Color Rush Jersey , but that’s really more to his benefit than detriment. He’ll be able to get receiving volume out of the backfield and if there’s a defense to throw some things against the wall to see what sticks for future weeks, it’s the Raiders.Sit: Adrian Peterson, Washington RedskinsPeterson had the 90-yard touchdown run when Mark Sanchez came into the game and then six other carries for six yards. We can all agree banking on 90-yard touchdown runs isn’t what you’re hoping for in a fantasy starter. Peterson is likely to be scripted out of the offense and Chris Thompson could see more time as Sanchez and Washington need to keep passing in an attempt to keep the offense on track.Sit: Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay BuccaneersBarber has a touchdown in each of the past three games, but it’s hard to project any rushing volume in what’s more likely to be a passing shootout between the Saints and Buccaneers. Barber also involved enough in the passing game — he’s had over two targets just twice this season — to make a difference if the game goes that way.Wide receiverStart: Courtland Sutton, Denver BroncosFollowing the trade of Demaryius Thomas, Sutton had been getting more work as a starter in the Denver offense. He capped last week with four receptions, 85 yards, and a touchdown on seven targets. Now he’ll take over as the No. 1 passing target with Emmanuel Sanders out for the season due to a torn Achilles. San Francisco allows 71.6 yards per game to opposing No. 1 wide receivers and the 49ers have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to wide receivers this season.Start: Allen Robinson, Chicago BearsIf the Bears fall behind and have to pass against the Rams, Robinson is likely to be the main target. He’ll either be matched up against Aqib Talib, who is still working his way back to 100 percent, or Marcus Peters, who can be beaten deep with a double move. Robinson hasn’t been targeted more than 10 times since Week 2 Will Hernandez Color Rush Jersey , but he had nine against the Giants when the Bears needed to move the ball. He’ll also get the upgrade to Mitchell Trubisky from Chase Daniel this week.Sit: Zay Jones, Buffalo BillsZay Jones is now officially Buffalo’s No. 1 wide receiver with the release of Kelvin Benjamin, so while that might make him appealing from a workload standpoint, that volume might not be particularly efficient. In the last matchup against the Jets, Jones had eight catches for 93 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets, but that was an outlier performance for both him and the Bills. He’ll likely see a decent amount of Morris Claiborne in coverage, whose 60 percent success rate is tied for 12th among 72 qualified cornerbacks, per Football Outsiders.Sit: Sterling Shepard, New York GiantsThe focus is going to be on Odell Beckham and Josh Norman, but Washington’s best cornerback this year has been Fabian Moreau (56 percent coverage success rate) and he’s likely to take Shepard in coverage often. Shepard looks like he is going to play on Sunday, but will be managing pain in his ribs. As productive as Shepard can be, the Giants haven’t always spread the ball around enough for him to be a fantasy relevant starter this season.Tight endStart: Austin Hooper, Atlanta FalconsHooper has continually been a big part of the Falcons’ game plan as a pass target and that has been the case all season in the red zone. He leads Atlanta in red zone targets (12), receptions (9) Lorenzo Carter Color Rush Jersey , and is second in touchdowns (4) thanks to Calvin Ridley’s ridiculous scoring barrage early in the season. Don’t let the matchup against Green Bay scare you off. The Packers have allowed the second-fewest fantasy points per game to tight ends, but that’s from allowing only one touchdown to the position all season. Overall, they’re 23rd in DVOA against tight ends, so there will be an opportunity for Hooper to buck that trend.Sit: Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota VikingsRudolph just hasn’t been fantasy relevant all season and I can assume if you’re reading this with meaning now, you there are better options at the position. Rudolph and the new Vikings offense just haven’t clicked together. He’s still getting volume where it matters inside the 20, but the results haven’t been there. He has 11 red zone targets (third on the team, and only one fewer than Austin Hooper mentioned above) but he hasn’t had one in two weeks and hasn’t scored since Week 3. Seattle’s defense isn’t likely to let him get back on the board, either.

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