Daily Dr. Roto — November 5, 2019
Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups
Ryan Tannehill, Titans
Tannehill put up some good stats in garbage time against the Panthers to help his Fantasy owners. I fully expect the Titans to be playing in garbage time once again against the Chiefs as Patrick Mahomes is expected back and Titans CB Malcolm Butler (their best cover CB) is out for the season.
Spend 5-8% of FAAB if you need the win this week
Daniel Jones, Giants
Jones has one of the best schedules down the stretch. In Weeks 14-16, he plays Philadelphia, Miami, and Washington. It doesn’t get much better than that. I don’t want Jones as my QB1, but with that schedule, I would love him as my QB2.
Spend 3-5% of FAAB if you want to stash him for the stretch run
Ryan Finley, Bengals
Feeling desperate? Finley might be your guy in superflex leagues. While there is no way that you can count on him as a weekly play, if you are in BYE week hell, you might need to plug Finley into your lineup. Let’s put it this way—he can’t be worse than Andy Dalton, can he?
Spend 3-5% of FAAB only in superflex leagues
Brandon Allen, Broncos
Allen showed me enough to think that he might hold Drew Lock off as the starter—at least for the time being. His days are likely numbered, but you might get two to three weeks out of him before the Broncos are ready to take the plunge on Lock.
Spend 1-2% of FAAB
Brian Hoyer, Colts
It would make perfect sense for the Colts to keep Jacoby Brissett out this week. Not only does he have a sprained MCL, but the Colts are playing the Dolphins who would prefer to lose and get the #1 draft pick. Hoyer is a veteran who is just good enough to help propel Fantasy teams to a much-needed win in Week 10.
Spend 3-5% if you need the win
Ronald Jones II, Bucs
Bruce Arians said on Monday that he wants to give Jones more carries. Immediately that one comment upped Jones’ FAAB bidding (assuming he was even available) 20%. I am not a huge fan, but opportunity equals fantasy points.
Spend 40-45% if you are desperate for a RB
Kalen Ballage, Dolphins
With Mark Walton out for the next four games on suspension, Ballage will be the primary ball carrier for the Fins. There was so much hype on him during the preseason, but he’s done nothing to show he has any future as a starter. There might not be another three-down RB to come available before the Fantasy playoffs, so you will need to spend if you want him.
Spend 50% if you need the RB
Gus Edwards, Ravens
Edwards is one Mark Ingram injury away from being very Fantasy relevant. He even has a smidge of value due to poaching a TD here and there. Smart owners will stash him now for the stretch run.
Spend 5-8% if you are a stash and cash type owner
J.D. McKissic, Lions
McKissic showed some pop against the Raiders, and I think that he will start to eat into Ty Johnson’s carries just a bit moving forward. He’s way more valuable in PPR formats than in standard leagues.
Spend 8-10% if you are in a PPR league
Ty Montgomery/Bilal Powell, Jets
Le’Veon Bell went in for an MRI on Monday, and just in case the results mysteriously say that he is out for the year (call me a conspiracy theorist), you might want to make sure you consider both backups this week in free agency. I see an even split in touches between the two, but they both could have some value in PPR formats.
Spend 20-25% if there is bad news on Bell before waivers
Trey Edmunds, Steelers
Edmunds is only worth rostering if James Connor continues to be sidelined with an injury. Best spend your hard-earned FAAB dollars elsewhere unless word comes down from Pittsburgh before your waivers.
Spend 3-5% but be prepared to up that to 12-15% if Connor is out again
Ryquell Armstead, Jaguars
The Jaguars are slowly getting Armstead more involved in their offense. Although he did not have a carry against Houston, he had five catches for 65 yards. Does this mean that he is the team’s new 3rd down back? Or does it likely mean that they want to give Fournette a much-needed break?
Spend 10-12% of FAAB if you don’t own Fournette. Up that to 30% if you do own him.
DeVante Parker/Allen Hurns, Dolphins
Preston Williams is out for the year with a knee injury, so his targets will mainly fall to Parker and possibly Hurns. Since Parker has always been so mercurial with his talent, I might try to save a few dollars and put my FAAB on Hurns and hope for the best. Hurns runs solid routes and has excellent hands. His fatal flaw has always been his inability to stay healthy.
Spend 15-18% of FAAB on Parker and 12-15% on Hurns
Zach Pascal/Chester Rogers/Deon Cain, Colts
With TY Hilton out for the next few weeks, and Parris Campbell likely out for the season, there will be tons of targets available in Indy. Zach Pascal has surprised everyone with his play thus far and is certainly worth the most FAAB. Chester Rogers is a solid possession receiver who could catch the eye of Hoyer/Brissett on third downs. Cain has the most speed and upside but is still very raw. I know the team likes him, so it will be interesting to see if they give him the snaps he needs to get in tune with the offense. All three should play heavily down the stretch, so invest wisely.
Spend 20-25% on Pascal; 10-15% on Rogers; 8-10% on Cain
Josh Gordon, Seahawks
I am sure that Gordon has been dropped in more than a few leagues. He will be the WR3 in an offense that likes to throw downfield aggressively. I can see him putting up 10-12 fantasy points per week with the occasional TD. If Lockett or Metcalf got hurt, his value would jump through the roof.
Spend 30% in FAAB
Josh Reynolds, Rams
Brandin Cooks’ concussion should mean more targets moving forward for Reynolds. He’s a solid player in a dynamic offense, which means that you are going to have to pay full value for him, but it might end up being worth it.
Spend 25-30% of FAAB—up it to 50% if you own Cooks
Russell Gage, Falcons
If you own Julio Jones or Calvin Ridley and you have an extra roster spot, go ahead and put a few bucks on Gage. He is next in line on a team that has nothing to play for and might end up benching their starters as the season moves forward.
Spend 1-2% of FAAB
Bisi Johnson, Vikings
With Adam Thielen having a setback with his hamstring injury, Bisi Johnson becomes a starter for the Vikings and someone worth picking up. He’s never going to be a star, but he is a dependable wideout who could have 10-15 fantasy points per week in PPR formats.
Spend 5-10% of FAAB, possibly more if you think Thielen misses multiple games
Taylor Gabriel, Bears
Gabriel has had a snap share higher than 75% in four of the five games that he has played. He seems to have a stable connection with Mitch Trubisky (if that is even possible), and the Lions have been uber-generous to opposing WRs. Gamble on Gabriel, especially if your league gives bonus points for long-distance TDs.
Spend 3-5% of FAAB
O.J Howard, Bucs
The Bucs are playing the Cardinals who are the WORST team in the NFL against opposing tight ends. This matchup must be the week then to play Howard, right?! If someone in your league dropped Howard, now is the time to pick him up and see if he can salvage his season.
Spend 10% of your FAAB if you believe in miracles
Noah Fant, Broncos
Fant will get more and more snaps down the stretch as he begins to create a rapport with Drew Lock. The Broncos are on BYE this week, so if you want to roster Fant, it is better to get him in Week 10 vs. Week 11 as you will save a few bucks.
Spend 5-10% of your FAAB
Mike Gesicki, Dolphins
Gesicki flashed in Week 9 against the Jets, catching six passes for 95 yards. Now, with Preston Williams out for the remainder of the season, Fitzpatrick is going to have to use his other receivers more, which should benefit Gesicki. However, BE CAREFUL as the Dolphins are playing teams who are very tough against opposing tight ends down the stretch. Let someone else in your league who did not read this article overpay.
Spend 10-15% of FAAB
Dallas Goedert, Eagles
With DJax done for the season, the Eagles will go back to using two-tight end sets, which should directly increase Goedert’s value. Like with Fant, the Eagles are on BYE in Week 10, which means you can get Goedert at a discount before everyone jumps on the bandwagon in Week 11.
Spend 15-20% of your FAAB