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It is Tuesday, October 27th.
We finally got our VJ back on this side of the country.
We've got our guy Steve at f f Underscore Encyclopedia, Back with us, The Cleveland Browns Air five and two Fantasy Foresight.
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How you doing in I J? You know it.
Hey, you didn't mention that the Eagles air also first in the NFC East.
Wu, Let's go, e.
I couldn't even make out whatever it is you're playing over there, Ally, Right, but yeah, man.
Excited to be back.
A little impromptu mid season break.
Hopefully everybody got some well deserved r and R.
And you know what? Here we are. We're back.
We're wrapping up Week seven or we have the home stretch of the fantasy football season here.
We're past the halfway mark of the regular season every week from here on out get s'more and Mawr critical as we marched towards the playoffs.
So it's crunch time guys, and I'm just I'm ready to go.
Steve, how are you doing tonight? I'm doing awesome, guys.
Um, man, like Benny said, The Browns are five and two on Guy joked about this with you guys in the past, but I've I've said I wanna have, like, the Kwan like Rod Tidwell and Jerry Maguire.
And for me, that's winning my three fantasy leagues and the Browns winning in the same week.
And that finally happened for me.
Eso I'm like, what? I'm a football nirvana as far as I'm concerned, so unfortunately, that means it's all down.
But But yeah, no, it's It's great to be back, guys, and this will be a lot of fun tonight.
Looking forward to it.
Absolutely quick Disclaimer.
If this is your first time listening, just know that we're speaking in terms of single Q B full PPR redraft by default and all of our fantasy finishes as well as fantasy points per game.
Calculations are all based on full PPR ltda.
Weeks one through 16 according to fantasy pros dot com.
So we did not have a buys and sells podcast, uh, this past week, but we tweeted out our buys and sells, and I will say it is so 2020 for two weeks ago for us to get canceled when total foresight and myself goes 11 and one in our buys and sells it.
Just just just give yourself a shout out.
We didn't have a recap episode, so you might as well do a quick review and let everybody know how we did that week.
You know that there is good enough for me.
Just just finding that out there. You're right.
You just cover yourself in total foresight.
We don't need to talk about anything else that happened that week.
Well, I mean that week for you, Jay, was not as bad as it was for you this week, my friend.
Unfortunately, um, and you know, so we only had 10 buys and sells this week versus their aggregate projection.
We're going to go in just some crazy random order this week and just start with a couple of wide receivers.
Total foresight was buying Buffalo Bills.
Wide receiver Cole Beasley.
He was projected as wide receiver 40.
Total foresight like them is wide receiver 31 man, he blew both of those out of the water.
He ended up his wide receiver. 11.
He caught 11 passes on 12 targets for 112 yards. No touchdowns.
But, man, like we said, all he had to do was beat Wide receiver 40.
And he ended up his wide receiver 11 myself.
Total foresight and Steve all bought J. You sold.
Unfortunately, got that one wrong.
And, uh, yeah, Cole Beasley quietly in PPR land is just turning in week after week of start herbal.
Um, yeah. You know what? You're welcome. Mr.
You know, our VJ was a little, uh It was a little revved up on his trip home making these selections.
I'm sure some of you saw made the news a little bit on my trip.
Got a little famous down there at Wrightsville Beach.
And you know what? I wasn't buying anybody on my way home.
I was in that kind of mood, so I was selling everybody.
Turns out there are a lot of good performances this weekend, and Mr Beazley was certainly one of them.
And I gotta say, 11 catches on 12 targets.
Loves, you know, in your leagues out their asses.
Long as Josh Allen's arm is not right.
Beasley is just gonna feast because he can't air it out like he's used to.
So, uh, you know, if if Beazley's available out there man in a PPR league, especially go rectify that immediately.
Uh, next up, we had Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk.
Total foresight was buying him verse in aggregate projection of wide receiver 45.
We had him is wide receiver 34 again he blew that out of the water and finished his wide receiver 14 on Lee had 37 receiving yards on five catches and eight targets, but got in the end zone twice.
This man has gotten the end zone a ton over the past couple of weeks and, you know, total foresight.
Steve got it right, Jay, You would like you said you were selling everybody.
Man, You know what? Watching some football on Sunday, I swear every time I looked up, it was touched down to some player that I sold or didn't buy. Whatever.
And I'm like, Well, there goes that one great, fantastic moving on.
It happens that way sometimes, man those weeks, absolutely.
Uh, next up, You know, this guy made our list because I thought people were just out of their minds to just, you know, jump off the James Robinson cliff.
But the Jacksonville Jaguars running back all he had to do was beating aggregate projection of running back 27 he did that in a big way.
He finished his RB two overall total foresight, like them is RB 10.
We were not shying away from this guy, but RB two man, just another great game for him.
There's been so many times this year where he's totaled over 100 all purpose yards, and he did the same thing this week.
20 to Russia's 119 yards.
One touchdown caught four catches on six targets for 18 yards and another receiving touchdown.
So yeah, over 130 total all purpose yards got in the end zone a couple of times.
I mean, j rob is for riel.
Like people talking about uh, Zebo coming back.
And you know what happens when, um, what's his name? Chris Thompson comes back.
You know, James Robinson is the guy in that backfield in our B 27 is just silly.
I'll tell you what. That production is very impressive.
And I think it was a couple weeks ago.
It might have been our last podcast where we were buying and he fell a little bit short.
And we were a little disappointed because there was some coach speak about how his second half usage was going to increase.
Well, you saw it this week.
I mean, 22 rushes again, six targets out of the backfield, scoring both on the ground and through the air.
Yeah, man, you You said it been He is legit and he is somebody toe own down the stretch.
Yeah, Benny, you said the best people, just one of the like, jump right off a cliff after, you know, he had had a couple tough weeks and but most running backs in the NFL, No matter how elite you are, you tend to have that happen unless you're in one of the elite offenses.
But he looks pretty good, guys.
And like you said, Jay, he's somebody that you know you're gonna be pretty happy to have on your roster, Especially here down the stretch.
Did they have a couple of decent matchups the rest of year? So yes, sir, we were all unanimous and buying that.
We all enjoyed getting that one, right? Uh, not the case.
Unfortunately, with our next guy, our loan quarterback.
By the week, Matt Stafford, all we had to do was beating aggregate projection of quarterback 14 on total Force.
I, Adam, is Q B nine.
Ended up as quarterback 15.
Just just just taunting us.
Uh, you know, 25 or 36 for 340 yards.
One touchdown, No interception.
Just not just not quite enough to make us right.
So, uh, you know, got that one wrong.
And, you know, it is what it is on good matchups.
You can you can stream Matt Stafford.
And this was a plus matchup for him, man.
One more like the the yardage, the attempts, the completions were all there at just he just needed one mawr score through the air, and we would have been solid.
Well, and that's the thing, guys.
With this particular matchup, I feel like Okay, we got, like, his floor in this kind of a streaming matchup.
It's just what happened this week, you know, they a couple of touchdowns on the ground.
You know, I was just gonna say, unfortunately, in a few picks, I'm gonna really go off about what I am going to call a touchdown from Matt Stafford.
But we do have one more buy of the week and total foresight.
And I were on an island getting this one. Right.
Uh, Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski.
He was aggregate projected tight end, 13 total foresight, like him is tight end four.
And, man, we got that one right.
He ended up being as tight end to overall five catches on eight targets for 62 yards and one touchdown.
Is Gronk bad guys? I don't know, man. He might be.
I was just gonna ask you guys honestly what your opinion is.
Do you trust him moving forward? Because if I would have told you sitting here before the season or maybe even after the first couple of weeks that Rob Gronkowski would all of a sudden be the premier pass catcher in this offense.
I mean, you would have thought I was crazy, but here we are.
You know Chris Godwin can't can't stay healthy.
Mike Evans apparently has decided to retire mid season.
He even playing? I don't know.
So it's just nuts.
And now you have.
You have a be joining that offense and I don't even know what to make of it. Now it's a mess.
Hey, I don't know Guiza's Faras Gronk being back.
I He's looked a lot better in the last couple of weeks, no doubt.
And J, you just said it.
The health of the wide receivers.
I mean, we know that Mike Evans is battling stuff Godwin has been battling.
Stuff continues to.
He's gonna miss this upcoming game, and O.
Howard's out for the season, and all of a sudden it's like, you know, TV 12.
Who's he gonna look to a trusted target that he has there with Rob Gronkowski? So you know, e big old growth man, he's getting it done.
He's got while while all these other guys air nursing various injuries.
I mean, you see, you see what he can do.
So I guess I guess you do roll them out there and trust him because, really, what other choice do they have at this point? Eight targets? Early on, Gronk made me look really stupid because I had a lot of faith in him in this offense coming into the season, and now all of a sudden it looks like he's back into football shape.
And now that he's back into football shape and Tom Brady is going off lately like I don't know, Gronk is somebody that I think you know in this year, the tight end position is just awful.
Uh, Gronk is in every week, tight end, one in my mind until further notice now.
But you know, Ben, before we jumped on you, or your kind of venting some frustration about Darryl Henderson being a decoy.
But I mean, really, that's what Mike Evans is right now out there because I think he only picked up or not to catches this past weekend and the last couple weeks.
You know, Steve, you said it clearly, nursing something hasn't been right, but they need pass catchers and you said it's against Steve you know, Grant had eight targets.
So I mean, it's crazy that you have such a high priced decoy out there, but right now, Gronk is the guy benefiting the most.
Yeah, and I mean, I a b joining the fray to me that just opens it up, even mawr for grown, you know? Exactly.
So you know, it'll be interesting to watch.
Like I said with how bad the tight end position is this season.
You know, I I would start drunk with confidence every week until we see him fall off a cliff again, like you did the first couple of weeks of the season not to go off on a tangent, but just about a B.
I'd be curious to see how quickly he can get ingrained in that offense and get going.
But, you know, as we've talked about it with all the injuries they have right now in the lack of health they have in the receiving corps, maybe he gets a bigger opportunity sooner than I would have thought could be moving on to our five cells of the week.
We'll start at the wide receiver position, and this is one that total foresight myself, You guys, we all were selling and we were all wrong.
Unfortunately about Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver juju Smith Schuster, he was facing an aggregate projection of wide receiver. 31.
Total foresight, like them, is wide receiver 38.
And, of course, he finished as wide receiver 19 because he got 14 targets, caught nine of them for 85 yards and no touchdowns.
Just like crazy volume compared to the past couple of weeks.
And, uh, you know, that's that's fantasy football for you.
We'll take that loss.
Um, yeah, I I I hadn't expected much from juju over the last several weeks, so it was nice to see him turning that kind of performance.
I mean, not nice if you're a Browns fan or anybody else in the A f. C.
But, you know, it was it was good for him and good for juju owners.
They sure they certainly needed that boost.
Yeah, No, they definitely did.
And you know, it's funny.
I we were texting about this one a little bit on Sunday morning and, you know, it's like, Yeah, I have to sell juju this week, although, you know, watch this will be the week that, you know, he actually gets some good run in this offense.
And that's exactly what happened.
And, you know, because you think there's so many mouths of feeding that offense, so you don't wanna bet on him seeing what do you say? About 14 targets? 14 targets s.
So but I'll continue to sell him on a weekly basis anyway, so yeah, And if you're somebody that played Chase Claypool this week Ouch.
Negative points experience with that.
There have been e mean.
It is interesting to note, though, that while he did get 14 targets, you know, nine catches, not a great percentage.
And he only turned those nine catches in 85 yards, so he's averaging less than 10 yards catch.
So he's getting obviously more shallow.
So I mean, just just something interesting to kind of note and keep an eye on.
Yeah, something I didn't find interesting was the lion.
Detroit Lions running back performance out of DeAndre Swift this week.
Um, he, you know, he was going up against an aggregate projection of our B 20 total.
Foresight liked him as RB 30 this man to his credit got in the end zone on the ground.
Somehow, somehow, somehow 48 total yards and one touchdown was RB 16.
Shame on all of you running backs that allowed that performance to be RB 16.
Because I mean nine rushes, 27 yards, three yards of carry and then one touchdown really on.
Then four catches on five targets for 21 yards.
I just again I can't believe that that to me that is technically ah, loss for everybody but Steve who was buying? But, you know, I I think conceptually we were right, because on most weeks, 48 total yards and one touchdown is not going to be our B 20 or better.
We were looking at these pics and you were like, There's so many people in our rankings who aren't even playing this weekend between buys co vid injury, the plethora of injuries.
I mean, do you have 14 ball carriers who are apparently not? It's so thin right now, but even guys like Jeff Wilson will go off in a week like this week, so it's not about the name is Muchas.
48 yards total and one touchdown.
Get out of here.
And I will say, Ah, lot of the reason for me wanting toe by him.
And again, Not that I was excited for DeAndre Swift.
And, you know, I think he was actually being pretty over hyped based on what he did last week.
I felt that way.
I just thought, you know, I actually did think he'd do better given the matchup.
I didn't think he'd get a ton of touches.
Obviously, the touchdown saved him.
But that was also some of it.
Like you said, Jay, between the by weeks and injuries.
You know, you look at that and you're like, Oh, he's not that good of a running back.
He can't finish that, you know, and obviously just kind of lucked out with the touchdown.
But that's the landscape that we're in.
And I'm sure I'm sure I'm gonna moan about that quite a bit when I talk about the the wonderful waiver wire targets that we have lined up for us here.
Yeah, But before we do that, we've got a couple more cells of the week, and it starts off with the Denver Broncos.
Tight end Noah Fant.
I had such lofty expectations for him coming into the season.
He's battled some injuries, uh, battled some quarterback injuries as well.
But man all know affect Had to do was beat an aggregate projection of pipe and 11 in a very bad tight end position this year.
And, you know, total foresight was slightly selling him on on.
Lee had him as tight end 12 but man, he finished his tight and 23 got seven targets, which, at the tight end position you love to see it was Onley ableto hall in three of them for 38 yards and no touchdowns myself, in total foresight, were both selling.
We were right to sell him.
Jay and Steve both bought, You know, I understand.
I love the talent. And no, a fan.
I was just a little worried about how healthy is he.
Really? Um, but yeah, it just seems like the defense was all over him.
I mean, the line is so thin at the tight end position because you read a stat line of five catches, eight targets, 62 yards and then you compare that to three catches on seven targets for 38 yards.
That's the difference between Gronk and No.
Now Grant did get in the end zone, but Gronk was tight end to know a fan was tight end.
23 very similar target share.
You know, Gronk did real in two more catches for some bonus yards there, but it's not like it was a crazy difference.
It's just I mean, it's just the Linus so thin.
Just, you know, we might as well just go ahead and talk about Jared Cook because I was about to use him as an example.
His aggregate projection is tight end.
12 total foresight, like him is tight end 17 and he finished his tight end. 10.
Why? Because he got in the end zone.
Three catches on four targets for 32 yards and that touchdown.
So, like you were just saying about Noah fan, it's just the line is so thin, pretty much every The tight end position in itself is touchdown dependent.
You're either going to get in the end zone and be relevant or you're not and you're not.
It's crazy. It's just it's crazy.
You know, Steve.
Anything to add about those tight ends before we cover our last cell of the week? I mean, just primarily the main thing with Jared Cook was just saying, Hey, as long as Michael Thomas is out and Manny Sanders is sitting out, you just kind of think like who they gonna lean on in the red zone is.
You know, Andrew Breeze typically does, but still, you hate to try to call a shot on a touchdown, which is what I was doing and buying him.
I'm like, Well, this will be the week that he gets in the end zone, I think, Yeah, the worse foresight.
Strength of schedule heading into the week too.
So that was another reason that we were selling them.
And then yeah, as faras uh, Noah fans concerned? I don't know. Denver.
I don't know John Elway. If you're listening.
E, I don't know if Drew lock Sir Guy, he's been He's been terrible.
A fan, even like you said, been very legitimate to be concerned about.
Like how? How goes that ankle like, What's his? You know how? What's his help look like? And but man they really need pass catchers and with defense is focusing on Jerry.
He's not getting the targets because he's getting a lot of attention from.
Defense is I just thought, you know, okay, he can he can finish is a tight end one, but he could not.
Not even close and man.
One of the few times our next guy makes us wrong on the season is, of course, the week that we choose to sell him.
And that is New Orleans Saints quarterback who's 79 years old.
His aggregate projection was Q B 13 heading into the week.
Total foresight like him, is Q B 16.
So we were saying, You know, not somebody who necessarily prefer to stream this week.
But of course, he made us wrong, going askew.
Be 10 29 or 36 for 287 yards, two touchdowns, No interceptions added to rushing yards in a rushing touchdown.
So that helped as well.
We were unanimous in this one.
We all got it wrong and you know so the in total before we move on to the Week eight waiver wire.
Um, waiver wire targets with Steve.
So last week in week six, total foresight went 11 and one.
You know, J went five and seven.
I went 11 and one as well.
Steve and trapped Both went eight and four.
Uh, in week seven, total foresight.
Myself and Steve all went five and five.
J man like you said, don't buy, sell and drive kids.
Hey, went one and nine when he tried to do that.
So on the season now, total foresight is up to 55 38.
I am a 52 and 41 j u R 40 and 53 Steve, you're 49.
So, uh, me and me and me and Steve really are, uh, pretty much neck and neck, trying to keep up with total foresight.
And Travis still has.
You know, Travis only got in four picks this last week, so we're no longer a game.
The game apples to apples comparison.
So now he's making me do additional maths and look up wind percentages.
But you know, he is now 56 31 on the year having an absolute scorcher of a season with the buys and sells, but man.
I'm I'm really happy with total foresight.
Looking at a 60% win percentage on 55 38.
You know, you gotta be thrilled with that.
Whereas the J Sports book is closing up shop, we turn again. Quite a loss.
Guys gonna have to sell that R V E.
All right. Okay.
So before we get to Steve's Steve's waiver wire, you're gonna run through some key injuries from this past week.
Oh, yeah, Sure. Absolutely.
You know, like every other week, we've got some big names on the list.
One, you know, this isn't as big of a name, but he's been a serviceable filling up the flex spot.
And that's to Sean Jackson.
He is injured once again.
And this time, Yeah, you can drop him because he's doubtful.
He's probably not going to return this season out 6 to 8 weeks with an ankle injury.
Somebody who kind of snuck up in surprise.
Well, that surprises now. Over.
He too exited the game and, uh, is likely, uh, out for a while.
You know, Steve, I don't know if you'll get to his replacements, but that's just a bad team.
That's just a bad team.
You guys know all too well.
Odell Beckham done for the season with the Brownies? Could it be a blessing in disguise? Not for Odell owners, obviously, but possibly for Browns fans will have to see how that goes.
Andy Dalton got decapitated during his game and, uh, is gonna be out for at least a little while.
That was just a nasty hit and thoughts through of Andy Dalton as he goes through the concussion protocol.
Um, Deontay Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver.
He did walk off the field, returned a few plays later.
Um, but questions on whether or not he'll be ready to go next week with a bruised ankle.
Going through some names.
Breshad, Perriman, Nick Eel Harry Jeff Wilson left the game.
Deebo Samuel out for several weeks.
Uh, Philip Lindsay Out Boy.
Chris Carson picked up a little injury Kenyan Drake out for a while.
I mean, like these air guys who maybe at the start of the season well, I should say, you know Chris Carson.
Kenyan Drake were certainly names heading into the season that you were high on but guys like Jeff Wilson, you know, Debo was injured to start the season.
Phillip Lindsay, Where guys, Those were guys you started to lean on as we went through the attrition of the season.
And now those guys air out.
So I mean that Segways beautifully into Steve's waiver wire targets because it's getting pretty thin out there, guys.
So we're relying on some names We really didn't think we would have to this season.
Yeah, it's thin is definitely a good description of things right now, especially at the key.
Positional fancy football like I always like to start with every week running backs.
And just as a reminder, when I throw out, like a fat percentage of what you would spend, I'm just were operating under the assumption you still have all of your fab.
So we'll just say you have $100 budget.
So if I say 10% I'm just saying you'd spend 10 bucks.
Um, you know, a Sfar as a bit on a guy.
Not a whole lot of guys you're gonna wanna bet even 10 bucks on there.
Let me just say, um I'm gonna go ahead and start out with a guy that I, you know, I personally thinks probably the best and when it comes with running backs, were talking like one week.
Essentially, you're you're not getting any league winners.
Which chase Edmunds is, you know, rostered in 65% of leagues.
So we don't need to talk about him because that's not really like a ah viable waiver option for any competitive league, in my opinion, so we'll start out with two.
Michael Hasty, San Francisco 40 Niners running back on Lee rostered on 20% of leagues.
Um, you know he can't practice squad Guy, you know, came out of nowhere the last couple of weeks on week 6 37 yards on nine carries.
Last week, 57 yards on nine carries.
And you know we had were the most er go to the I R.
Heading into this, You know, this past weekend? Well, we just heard today Jeff Wilson Jr.
He's also headed to the i R Jerick.
McKinnon, apparently coming off of his injuries, has had too heavy of a workloads where he had to be arrested last week, according to Mr Shanahan, and then Tevin Coleman might be back but it's not looking good, so all that sounds really ugly.
But the one thing you can kind of bank on is John Michael Hastings look good and he's healthy, like he's the one guy heading into this weekend for the 40 Niners that is a healthy running back, that there is no question.
As far as he's concerned now, could McKinnon still come out of nowhere and lead the backfield and touches? It's possible, but for me, anyways, he's the guy out of the really it z just a really rough week, um, that I would want to take my shot on because we know the running back who gets the bulk of the work in that backfield usually produces for fantasy purposes.
Well, that being said, I would not spend more than 10 to 15% of my fab budget because I would think that this very well could be a one week rental because maybe Tevin Coleman comes back and then he's ready to take on a bigger role heading in the next week.
So and who knows? Jerick.
McKinnon's, um, he's a kind of a big question mark.
Given what we've seen out of him, Steve you bite your tongue about Tevin Coleman coming back.
None of these guys were staying healthy.
My boy Hasty is gonna take over this backfield on a run heavy offense.
And perfect segue into the guy I have is my second running back.
Pick up on that is Tevin Coleman.
So that just shows how dirty the landscape is right now.
I wouldn't do more than 8 to 10% on Coleman.
And now, out of all the running backs, I'm gonna go through.
He probably has the most.
I don't even want to call it like long term viability because we do expect most certain Wilson to, you know, get healthy at some point in time.
But it does seem like I mean, they're both on IR, so they're gonna be out for, you know, considerable amount of time.
But you know, Coleman, he gets work whenever he is healthy doesn't really produce that well for it.
But again, if if you could pick him up on the cheap, stash him, he's going to get touches, and that's again worth something in that San Francisco offense moving on to the next guy on my list.
Who hearing that he has a tight hamstring and might not even play this week.
Carlos Hyde, Seattle Seahawks running back who is only 10% roster so readily available.
But there's just so many question marks right now in that backfield.
First and foremost, Chris Carson.
We haven't gotten anything official on him, but we know he has a foot sprain, which Joe Mixon had a foot sprain and you just think that would be a week or two at a minimum.
But we don't know.
We thought Chris Carson mistime earlier this season, and he magically didn't So, um, that really hamstrings.
No pun intended.
How much you want Thio, you know, like bid on acquiring hide and then man, even.
Ah, Travis Homer, another one of their backup running backs.
He has a knee bone bruise.
He's likely not going to be available, and it's just it's really it's like, I don't know, I'm hey for anyone listening.
Just follow this.
Maybe you don't want to spend anything trying to get Carlos high, but for all we know, maybe deejay Dallas is the feature running back in Seattle.
Come, come kick off.
But again, I don't know, but Steve how much? Like you know, this This offense is one that has to throw the ball a ton because their defense just gives up so much points.
So, you know, whichever these guys emerges, how much value do they have? Well, that's the interesting thing, too, is D.
J Douse would be probably more of, like the past catching back.
So So there you go.
A supposed to, you know, you know Carlos Hyde, but yeah, it zits not an easy match up.
You know, they're playing the 40 Niners.
So it's again, we're just talking like if you're decimated at the position, whether that be through injury by weeks or both, and you're just looking for somebody who can get you the touches.
If Carlos Hyde's healthy, it's a good offense.
I mean, like the threat of them throwing the football.
I mean, Carlos Hyde, What he came in this weekend had like, 74 yards and a touchdown, and you know his spot duty so he'd be worth picking up.
But it's just, you know, hey, unfortunately, it's only Tuesday night, so we have a lot of question marks at this point in time and now the next three running backs.
I'm not going to get into great detail with them.
I'm just gonna put them all in the same grouping together there, guys that Aaron bad offenses, who through cir***stances, injury or not match up that you can probably count on them getting 10 to 12 touches.
But what's that really going to be worth to you? And it could be a very low floor.
But I'm talking about Damon Harris running back of the New England Patriots.
Wayne Gallman running back of the New York Giants LaMichael P.
Ryan running back of the New York Jets.
You don't just don't want New York running backs, really, if you can avoid it.
And then Gus Edwards running back of the Baltimore Ravens.
So I guess four guys, Um oh, all guys that are readily available in many leagues.
But like I said, you could go through each one of those situations, and you can really imagine you can.
You could see where they could wind up scoring you less than five points, and I assure you that probably none of them have a ceiling above 15.
So when it comes down to that and you're just looking to fill out your roster.
For me, it's like you don't you don't put one in 5% of your fab into any of these guys.
And if you if you're hamstrung as far as your fab budgets concern that just let waiver is clear and check out the free agent market the next morning.
And maybe you could just pick him up for nothing.
So but But I mean that that's really the running back landscape, guys.
It z rough out there right now.
So a little bit more excitement, at least assed faras there being somebody who I I envision as like a long term fantasy asset, moving forward in the wide receivers with Rashard Higgins, wide receiver of the Cleveland Browns, 1% rostered.
You know, we all know by now Obie Jay Odell Beckham Jr he has done for the season with an A C L injury, and Higgins is going to fill that role.
He'll be the Browns WR to moving forward.
And, you know, before this weekend, when he did have 110 yards, he got in the end zone back to back games.
Prior to this one and very limited play you know, he's not heavily targeted.
He was actually just kind of cracking the lineup there.
But it's still averaged 13 PPR points over the last three weeks.
So he's somebody that I know.
Cleveland wants to run the ball.
They're not gonna play Cincinnati every weekend.
I understand that.
They do play the Las Vegas Raiders this weekend at home, and that is Ah, Vegas has an offense.
They could put up some points.
The Browns, you know, they've been struggling on defense.
It's a really nice matchup, anyways for Higgins heading into this weekend and then. Ah.
Furthermore, the Brown schedule is extremely soft when it comes Thio opposing wide receivers the rest of the fantasy season.
So he's definitely somebody that Baker Mayfield In his short career, they've had a really chemistry.
Whenever there on the field, it's been.
If you know Ben, you can attest.
There's been and I both being Cleveland er's.
It's been inexplicable at times, especially in the Freddie Kitchens era of I mean, beat reporters were like, Where's Rashard Higgins? Why is he not on the field like the offense is better? Baker plays better, so there's really some intrigue there.
And he's somebody Like I said, If you're looking for a filling not only for this week, but someone who has potential to be a guy who fill in your bye weeks putting your Flex the rest of the season with potential to grow really like Higgins for me on not being a home or whatsoever.
And I feel like it's pretty conservative, I put between 10 to 15.
If you're really desperate, 20% of your, you know, fab budget to acquire Higgins because, like I said, he's he's gonna be the starting wide receiver there in Cleveland.
Um, the rest of these guys again are really all kind of one week Reynolds based on injury, situations and opportunity.
I'll start with Brandon Ah yuk, wide receiver of San Francisco 40 Niners.
The fact that Debo is going to be out probably a couple of weeks, and he looked really good.
He seems like the guy that Jimmy G is kinda, you know, really working with.
And they play the Seattle Seahawks this week.
So, you know, to me he's somebody that out of all the wide receivers all go over.
I would definitely target Brandon, are you the heaviest if you're trying to get a one week performance because it's definitely the stars of the line for him, he could definitely, um, have a repeat performance of his six catch 115 yard break out that he just had, uh, again.
We know that Kittles, they're they're going to get other guys back healthy.
So long term, you know, that's gonna limit what you'd want to spend for me.
I wouldn't do more than 10% of my fab, though, just for a one week, and I say it every week.
It's a wide receiver.
You could always find some kind of wide receiver.
I'll give a handful of names before we move on to quarterback of guys that you won't even have to put up Fab Four that are at least worth off, you know? Ah, filling if you need it.
He's still only 40% roster, which seems ridiculous because because he just keeps putting up double digit PPR points.
And I will say, as long as John Brown continues to be out, you have to be putting this guy like you could put him in your wide receiver three slot.
Feel comfortable about it because he's he's getting the Tar.
I mean, he's it's Stefon Diggs and then it's Cole Beasley.
It might feel strange and odd, but it is what it is.
Um, you know, Like I said, I do feel like he's lowered a little bit when browns in the lineup, but Brown currently is not, and we don't know when he's gonna get right and be healthy.
He's trying to battle through it, but that's the thing.
Brown could go out there and be right out of the game once again.
So, um, easily I would definitely put 10 to 12% of my Fab to acquire him.
Um, because he's just he's been producing on the season Steve and full PPR formats.
He is currently wide receiver 23.
So a back end wide receiver to is the production that Cole Beasley has given you through seven weeks of this fantasy season.
And yeah, and hey, you know, if you're somebody who doesn't really think like I don't know, I don't follow the bills close enough like John Brown.
I know he might not get right this entire season.
And if you're of the belief that he's gonna be battling, um injuries the rest of the year, then you probably wanna invest MAWR to get Cole Beasley if he's still available.
Because, wow, I didn't realize he It makes sense when I when I look at his point totals from week to week, it's like he's always scoring double digit points and he's tied for 13th in targets with 49.
All right, so maybe you want to spend up a little bit more well, 15 20% on a old Cole Beasley.
You know he's not gonna have, you know, Probably this weekend was more of like a ceiling type game for him, But But at the end of the day, with all the injuries and the by weeks, if you have a guy that you could just count on, let's like, Hey, I could put him in.
He'll get me 10 to 12 points with some upside to get closer to 18 20.
So if he's still available, definitely go out there and get him.
And then, um, next up we got Sterling Shepard.
I'm just going to group them together, and Nelson agl are, um you know, they're both guys.
You don't wanna have to start on them or rely on them, but they're both.
I mean, Shepherd coming back off his injury.
He definitely looked like the guy Daniel Jones preferred in the offense.
He looks like the best wide receiver Daniel Jones.
Um you know, I said Shepherd was a good stash and my specs Stashes article last week.
Um, just because in the time they've played together, he's always targeted Shepherd six or more times in every full game that they've played.
And if you could go get that, that's worth something.
The downside, of course, guys, it's a terrible offense.
Daniel Jones looks terrible.
You can never expect I feel like Sterling Shepherds last game with 59 yards and a touchdown.
That's about as good as you're gonna hope to get out of him.
So that being said for me, 5 to 8% of my fab budget to go out and get him.
But he's a solid by a week filling type guy, you know, given the landscape of fancy football right now, Nelson Agler.
He's a little more interesting to me.
Just because we've seen his production.
It's continued to like Uptick.
His yardage total just keeps going up.
And he actually broke 100 yards this past weekend, got nine targets.
Um, the only reason I hesitate on being too aggressive on him is before the nine targets. His previous.
I was like, four, so you could see where his floor could be, like, definitely low.
And I imagine he gets four targets, catches one for 17 yards.
You really wish you didn't put him in your lineup, but so but he's been trending up. Definitely.
Should have people's attention at least and 5% of your fab at most.
And then a couple of guys that Alan Lazar Jalen Rigor.
We still don't know when these wide receivers are gonna be returning to their lineups, but just just know they're out there.
If you have a roster spot to stash and you need a wide receiver or it's just a position you've been struggling at, you might not.
You probably don't have to pay anything, but just keep those guys on your radar because we're gonna probably hear news on those guys in the next couple of weeks that hey they're slated to return, and they will be fantasy relevant once they dio.
And then, of course, there's Russell Gauge.
James Russell, gauge wide receiver, The Falcons James Washington, wide receiver of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Scotty doesn't know that he's being covered by cornerbacks Miller of the wide receiver of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Greg War of the Philadelphia Eagles, Denzel Mum's in New York Jets, Corey Davis of the Tennessee Titans.
And those are all guys that air currently rostered in 16% or less of leagues it wide receiver that you probably can get without spending a penny.
Really quick quarterbacks.
It's all about Teddy Bridgewater.
If you could get him if you want a Stream Quarterbacks.
He's got the Falcons.
Two weeks ago, he dropped 300 a couple of touchdowns on him.
That's the quarterback.
If you cannot get him, but you still somehow need a quarterback.
The Stream Derek Carr and Baker Mayfield are both intriguing options just because that both have been playing well, particularly for Mayfield as of just this past Sunday.
But bad defense is, uh, two offenses that can score points, so that's kind of what you look for in a streaming quarterback.
And then guys that tight ends, uh, I really like Harrison Bryant, tight end of the Cleveland Browns, because Austin Hooper will miss this weekend's or the Sunday's game and, like I just said, could be a high scoring affair.
Baker Mayfield seems very comfortable with Harrison Bryant, and he's available 99% of leagues.
So you probably don't maybe even have to put in a fab ID Teoh get him.
And he's just, you know, a one week rental at the tight end position.
If you're looking for a little more long term like 3 to 4 weeks, or at least until Zach Ertz or Dallas got her one or the other, we're both get healthy.
Um, Richard Rodgers tied into Philadelphia Eagles 85 yards on six catches on Lee, out targeted by Travis Fulgham for the Philadelphia Eagles last week.
Carson Wentz loves his tight ends, and this is a guy that's available in 95% of leagues.
They play the Dallas, uh, Cowboys.
So you know Hey, he's somebody that, like I said you could definitely use this week, could give you some value further on down the line and If you're if you're really desperate, there's Trey Burton.
He's only he's only roster in 20% of leagues, but he's seen five or more targets.
I think the last three games, but Mohali Cox has been out.
So that's a gamble, too.
Because if Mohali Cox is back and he's playing and healthy, you know, then you're looking at like a committee.
A tight end, which it kind of already is.
So, you know, just bear that in mind.
So, yeah, you guys probably thought several times as I went through a lot of that.
It's It's pretty ugly out there right now, so it's pretty ugly.
I mean, that's that's where we're at at this point in the fantasy season, you know, we're heading into week eight.
You've got a lot of bis.
You've got just ah, weird year when it comes to injuries.
When it comes to Cove, it all that stuff.
So you know, you you gotta get down and dirty.
It seems like everybody forgets every year where you know, you can't be too proud to be playing some of these guys like you gotta do what you gotta dio find those points.
So we appreciate all the deep dive in coal mining that you're doing out there, Steve, and you know, it's it's it's appreciated, no matter how gross the list can be at times.
So we will be back.
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