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Rondale Moore: Moore has been someone we have mentioned for weeks now, but with Hollywood Brown’s injury Sunday, he has an opportunity to see a spike in his target share for the foreseeable future. Solid PPR play as the slot receiver for Arizona.
Michael Gallup: He has seen a 22% target share over the last 2 weeks, and Dak is expected to return Sunday. We have always known about the talent, he’s now running full route participation and has secured his role as the WR2 behind CeeDee Lamb.
Alec Pierce: The Passing volume has spiked in Indy since Jonathan Taylor has been sidelined, although it does not appear to be a direct result because the run game has still been effective through Deon Jackson. He’s averaging nearly 70 yards per game over his last 4 games and is being used as the Colts’ downfield target. With this production coming so early in his career, there is plenty of room for improvement.
Wan’Dale Robinson: Wan’Dale had an instant impact for the Giants' offense corralling 3 catches for 37 yards and a Touchdown. On 11 routes ran he received 4 targets. It is clear that the Giants plan to use him and he could be receiving not only a high volume of targets but, high-value targets in the red zone and downfield as his snap restrictions are removed.
Gus Edwards: It appears that Edwards could return this week according to John Harbaugh. With Dobbins banged up, and his lack of performance when healthy, it makes sense to grab and stash Gus Edwards.
Rachaad White: White is one of the best handcuffs in fantasy football, he has league-winning potential. Like we have said in the past few weeks, add and stash before it’s too late.
Robert Tonyan: Tonyan’s route participation has steadily risen throughout the season, and this Green Bay offense has nowhere to go but up. He had 12 targets Sunday which was good for a 27% target share, if his route participation stays at this level the target share could become a constant.
Jahan Dotson: Dotson showed his ability early in the season, despite Wentz's looming injury he should receive valuable targets that could yield solid fantasy results. There isn’t any update on Dotson’s return and he has gone on record as saying that he has no plans to rush his recovery, but he is a talented player and when he returns could be a solid asset for your team.
Latavius Murray: Melvin Gordon was benched during MNF and Latavius Murray took over early-down duties. This doesn’t appear permanent, and the offense is bad, otherwise, Murray may be higher on this list, but with the scarcity of the RB position and several major offenses on BYEs this week, Murray merits a pickup.
Kenyan Drake: Drake had a massive game against the Giants in week 6 out of nowhere. Dobbin’s previously injured knee tightened up, and his status is in question making Drake worthy of a pickup regardless of Edwards' return.
Robby Anderson: Anderson being traded to Arizona returns him to the scope of fantasy relevance. There is a world where Anderson can perform as a fantasy WR3 with upside. We are assuming that Anderson will absorb AJ Green’s role as an outside WR opposite of Deandre Hopkins with Rondale Moore in the slot.
Nyheim Hines: This is just in case Taylor is forced to miss another game. Hines missed Week 6 with a concussion but it can be anticipated that he will clear protocol and be available Sunday. Regardless of Deon Jackson’s status, who is currently nursing a quad injury, Hines figures to have a large role in the offense if Taylor was to be sidelined again.
Jaylen Warren: Like Rachaad White, Warren will remain on this list until his roster % goes up. He simply has too much value to remain on waivers being the clear handcuff to Najee Harris. Another potential league winner.
Zay Jones: Returning from injury, Jones continued his impressive start to his Jaguars career. He is right behind Christian Kirk (22%) in target share with 21%, and he leads the Jags in catches. The next 2 matchups are tough, but the schedule opens up after that in a big way.
Josh Reynolds: Amon-Ra St. Brown has said he is feeling better but Reynolds is worth an add regardless in the event he is limited or can’t go. He is in the Zay Jones tier but on a better offense.
Donovan Peoples-Jones: Another WR that can be considered if you need an option heading into the BYE weeks. He has had at least 9 PPR points and 50 yards in 4 of his 5 games played. Could be a player that gains value when Deshaun Watson returns.
Tyquan Thornton: The rookie Thornton scored 2 TDs Sunday filling in for the injured Kendrick Bourne. If Bourne is sidelined again this week, Thornton is a play, regardless he should be added just in case he gains more playtime on the NE offense. He was their 2nd round pick so it wouldn’t be strange to see them work him in on a more consistent basis at some point.
Damien Williams: The Falcons' offense seems committed to the run game as the primary offensive attack. Many thought Williams had a chance at taking over the Atlanta backfield prior to the start of the season, with Cordarelle Patterson on IR he has a genuine chance at becoming a primary option in this run game.
Daniel Bellinger: The Giant’s rookie TE now has at least 8 PPR points in 4 of the last 5 games. He was on the field for 94% of snaps and caught all 5 of his targets for 38 yards and a TD.
Hunter Henry: Henry’s route participation was over 80% each of the last 2 weeks, one of which Jonnu was active, which has resulted in him being fantasy relevant the last 2 weeks. If you need a TE to start for the week Henry is a respectable option.
Kyren Williams (stash): With Akers on his way out of the Rams organization it will be interesting to see if the Rams truly stick with Henderson, or perhaps turn to Williams who was rumored to be a part of this backfield rotation prior to his preseason injury.