We're at the quarter pole for the season and things are starting to take shape. This week, we'll again look in to some of those deep waiver wire adds and streaming options at each position. All ownership data is from Yahoo.com.
Bortles and the Jaguars travel to Tampa Bay this week, and against the porous Buccaneers defense, I expect Bortles to put up a nice game. While the Bucs aren't allowing a ton of yards each game, they have allowed the 3rd most points this season. I expect the Jaguars to win, and I expect Bortles to have another solid week. If you're caught in a bind with byes and injuries, Bortles is only 20% owned and could make a nice fill in candidate this week.
At 31% ownership, Cutler could serve as a nice spot starter this week against the Chiefs. The Chiefs secondary has been picked apart so far this year, and Cutler had a nice game last week against Oakland. The Bears showed some signs of life last week, and that should continue as they travels down to KC.
This might be the last week you can scoop up Andrews, who is currently owned in only 10% of leagues. While the Titans matchup is a tough one this week (they host the Bills), Andrews appears to be the Titans coaching staff's favored back. Even if you don't want to start him against that tough Bills defense, Andrews will be a nice add and stash this week.
Anthony ‘Boobie' Dixon
Karlos Williams suffered a concussion last week, and LeSean McCoy is expected to be out again this week. Dixon will get the opportunity needed to put up a big number. If you're desperate, Dixon gives you a chance at a touchdown if nothing else.
I'll keep it short since this is third time I've put Christine Michael on this list. Eventually Michael will get a chance, better to have him on your bench than out in the player pool when it happens if you can spare the roster spot (I'm looking at you, guy that has a Giants running back).
Locket continues to show his talent on a Seahawks offense that is struggling mightily. If you get credit for special teams touchdowns, Lockett is an even better play. Seattle heads east to Cincinnati, and I imagine the ‘Hawks are going to have to put up some points to combat the Bengals surprisingly potent offense. If Wilson could get any time in the pocket, Lockett could break a deep touchdown for you this week.
The Ravens started the year with questions at wide receiver, and injury has further depleted their depth. Aiken looks like the best wide-out still standing in Baltimore, and Cleveland's secondary hasn't been spectacular this year. Give Aiken a pickup and cross your fingers if you're in a pinch this week.
Gillmore is owned in a surprisingly low 15% of leagues. I mentioned the Raven's woes at receiver earlier, and Gillmore could benefit from the lack of options for Joe Flacco. Crockett is currently questionable so you'll want to check Friday's practice participation before committing, but if he plays, he is at least a top 12 fantasy tight end this week.
Eric Ebron suffered what seemed to be a pretty serious knee injury Monday night against Seattle. If Wright ends up being the only game in town at tight end, we know he has the ability to be a reliable receiver. You'll have to watch the injury report this week before plugging him in, but if things break right, Tim could have a solid week.
The Falcons have been superb on offense, and this is forcing their opponents in to bad situations late in games. With Washington and Kirk Cousins headin' down to Georgia, the Falcons could get out front early and repeat the success they had against Houston last week.
As expected, Jameis Winston has been a turnover machine early in his rookie season. There likely won't be too many games this year that the Jaguars are expected to win, but this is one of them. This contest should be low-scoring, and the Jags could rack up a few sacks and a couple turnovers against the awful Bucs.
We all had Santos down for a 20+ point effort last week, right? Well, if you didn't already grab him, he is still only owned in 19% of leagues. No, I don't think he'll kick another 73 field goals like he did last week, but I do think the Chiefs will be able to move the ball against the Bears. If the Chiefs continue to stall near pay-dirt, Santos could have another big week.
Sticking with the KC vs Chicago matchup, Gould has delivered in 3 of his 4 games (he, like every other Bears player, failed to score against the Seahawks in week 3). With Cutler back in action, and Kansas' inability to stop anyone on defense, Gould could rack up some nice points this week.
That's it for this week. Questions, comments, concerns? Hit me up on Twitter @NFLClark