Subsequent week, the Rams and Broncos are the one two groups on a bye. In consequence, fantasy homeowners will want replacements for 3 prime broad receivers (Cooper Kupp, Jerry Jeudy, and Courtland Sutton) plus Matthew Stafford, three operating backs (Darrell Henderson, Melvin Gordon, and Javonte Williams), and kicker Matt Homosexual (top-five at place).
Quarterback Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
For anybody that whiffed at beginning quarterback, Newton must be a viable buy-and-hold possibility. His skill to run helps his flooring and Carolina has the perfect receiving operating again within the league in Christian McCaffrey. Plus D.J. Moore flashed prime 10 broad receiver expertise over his first 4 video games (30/398/3) earlier than the Panthers’ quarterback play changed into a legal responsibility. Newton labored in goal-line packages in his first recreation, main to 2 scores and may take over because the starter in Week 11. Primarily based on offensive expertise, I might reasonably roster him over Trevor Lawrence, Tua Tagovailoa, and Carson Wentz as my backup quarterback.
Working Again D’Onta Foreman, Tennessee Titans
After the harm to Derrick Henry, the Titans used three totally different backs in Week 9. Jeremy McNichols was on the sphere for 45 p.c of Tennessee’s snaps in comparison with 33 p.c by Adrian Peterson and 21 p.c by Foreman. This week, the Titans gave Foreman probably the most touches (13), resulting in 78 mixed yard. Tennessee desires to run the ball, however it can take a while for one again to safe the lions’ share of possibilities. Two of the Titans’ subsequent three video games come in opposition to Houston and Jacksonville.
Working Again Godwin Igwebuike, Detroit Lions
Popping out of the bye week, Jamaal Williams couldn’t play because of a lingering thigh subject. The Lions rotated in Jermar Jefferson and Igwebuike behind D’Andre Swift in opposition to the Steelers. All three backs mixed for 38 rushes for 227 yards and two scores. Jefferson left the sport with an ankle subject, creating a possible rotation function for Igwebuike in Week 11. Over the previous two weeks, he gained 114 mixed yards with three catches on eight touches. Igwebuike is barely a flier for somebody in deep leagues.(*11*)
Vast Receiver Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys
After lacking seven video games with a calf subject, Gallup returned to motion in opposition to the Falcons. In a blowout recreation, he caught three of his 5 targets for 52 yards. The Cowboys have a high-scoring offense, and Gallup provides big-play skill. Beginning him might be a problem contemplating he is the third possibility behind Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb however he is properly value a bench spot because of his increased ceiling and as insurance coverage for any of the Cowboys’ prime two receivers.
Vast Receiver James Washington, Pittsburgh Steelers
A toe harm to Chase Claypool opens up a WR2 alternative for Washington within the Steelers’ offense. He scored six minutes into this week’s recreation in opposition to the Lions however completed with solely two catches for 15 yards and a landing on six targets. With Ben Roethlisberger as a substitute of Mason Rudolph behind heart, Washington ought to earn extra possibilities going ahead. In 2019 and 2020, he delivered 4 playable video games (2/80/1, 6/90/1, 3/98/1, and 4/111/1). He has a growth or bust really feel whereas trying like the highest broad receiver within the participant pool this week in deep codecs.
Tight Finish Gerald Everett, Seattle Seahawks
The return of Russell Wilson ended with one of the worst showings of his profession (161 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions). He struggled to get the ball to his prime two broad receivers, however his tight ends caught all 10 of their targets for 85 yards. Everett completed together with his greatest output of the yr (8/63), which got here after three empty video games (2/40, 3/11, and 1/7) with Geno Smith behind heart. Over his first six video games, he solely had 17 mixed targets. The free-agent stock stays weak on the tight finish place, pointing to Everett being the best-looking possibility in 12-team leagues with 17-20 man rosters.
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