By: Mitchell Weiss — Correspondent
QB: Justin Herbert – Herbert went off this Sunday posting over 400 total yards and 5 TD. The charger’s offense looks like it may be a top 5 offense, and now I would consider Herbert a top 5-7 QB.
RB: James Robinson – Robinson posted his 3rd consecutive 20+ point week, and even with Hyde back on the field, Urban Meyer finally realized Robinson’s talent giving him the majority of the work. If Robinson stays as the workhorse back in Jacksonville, he is a high-end RB2 or low-end RB1.
RB: Darrell Henderson – Henderson put up another respectable week putting up 16.9 points, meaning he has gotten a minimum of 15 points every time he has stepped on the field. With the lack of consistency from almost every RB, Henderson’s performances thus far should make you begin to consider him as an RB1 or at least a high-end RB2.
WR: Ja’marr Chase – Chase balled out again this week, posting 6 catches for 159 yards and 1 TD, out targeting both Boyd and Higgins. Chase’s target share has continued to increase, and with him now clearly being Burrow’s #1 target he is now a WR1 ROS.
WR: Mike Williams – Williams was targeted 16 times last week, catching 8 of them for 165 yards and 2 TDs. Although going into the year Keenan Allen seemed like the clear #1 for the chargers, now Williams seems to have taken over that role, showing he is a WR1 ROS.
TE: Hunter Henry – The patriots signed both Henry and Smith in the offseason and most people expected Smith to be the more valuable fantasy option. Henry has become Mac Jones’s preferred TE and with Henry getting targeted 19 times over the past few weeks, he can be a great addition for managers who are struggling to find a productive TE.
FLEX: Antonio Brown – AB posted 7 receptions for 124 yards and 2 TDs. Brown has been very productive in all but one week so far this year and seems to be Brady’s preferred target on big plays, and although he might be a little inconsistent with all of the good receivers in Tampa, he still should be a WR2 ROS.
QB: Kirk Cousins – Cousins started off the season strong throw 8 TDs with no interceptions, but these past two weeks Cousins has had only 2 TDs and thrown 2 interceptions, meaning he is no longer a QB1, and QBs like Sam Darnold and Daniel Jones (if he is healthy) are better options.
RB: Miles Sanders – Since Week one where Sanders had a promising 17.3 points he has been very unproductive with Gainwell stealing the receiving work and hurts taking away even more work, Sanders is no longer an RB2 and should be benched if you can.
RB: Trey Sermon – Sermon was alright in his time as the only healthy RB in San Francisco, but immediately when Mitchell came back, Sermon was completely fazed out of the offense showing that Shanahan has no trust in his abilities and is not an RB worth rostering unless Mitchell gets injured again.
WR: Brandin Cooks – Cooks started off the season strong, getting the large majority of the targets, but since Mills has taken over, he has begun to receive less and less work. Cooks is still a solid fantasy option but is now a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 ROS.
WR: Keenan Allen – Allen has still been getting a large target share, but he seems to be the WR2 in the Charger’s offense, which lowers his stock to a mid-high WR2, which means he is still a very valuable player.
TE: Dallas Goedert – Ertz has continued to play more and more snaps, meaning Goedert has played less, and with him not being stellar so far, his targets will continue to decrease and his value is a low-end TE1 at best.
FLEX: Tyler Boyd – As predicted with Higgins back in the lineup Boyd regressed to mostly just a slot receiver, and with only 5 targets this week, Boyd is no longer a receiver you want to start and is now a low-end flex play.
TOP 10 WAIVER WIRES:
- Kadarius Toney (WR NYG) – The Giants look very banged up right now, with Saquon and Daniel Jones being added to the list, but Toney has emerged as the clear number one option these past weeks putting up 28.9 points this past week off 10 catches for 189 yards.
- Devontae Booker (RB NYG) – With Saquon going down with an injury early in the game, Booker stepped in and looked strong getting 16 touches for 42 yards and a TD plus 3 catches for 16 yards and a TD. Until Saquon is back I would expect Booker to be a solid RB2 option getting a large workload.
- Darrel Williams (RB KC) – Similar to Booker, CEH was named out for 3-5 weeks, and with no other options, Williams should see a major workload and be a solid option for people who need an RB.
- Amon-Ra St. Brown (WR DET) – St. Brown has now gotten 8 targets in each of the past two weeks, showing that he is the WR1 in this offense. Although Swift and Hockenson still take a large load of the work, St. Brown could be a solid flex option down the line.
- Hunter Henry (TE NE) – Henry has emerged as the clear TE1 in the pats offense and with his targets and the lack of viable TEs, Henry is worth rostering as a very startable receiver.
- Marquez Callaway (WR NO) – The Saints finally let Winston air the ball out and it paid off. Callaway had 4 receptions for 85 yards and 2 TDs and seems like the deep threat in this offense making him very valuable if they continue to let Winston air it out.
- Rhamondre Stevenson (RB NE) – After fumbling on his first regular season carry, Stevenson was benched until the Pats backfield obtained injuries. This week Stevenson got 11 carries and with this workload he is worth rostering for his upside.
- David Njoku (TE CLE) – Njoku exploded for 7 catches for 149 yards and a TD this week, and with the scarcity of the TE position, if he continues to get the workload he could be a valuable player to roster.
- Dan Arnold (TE JAX) – Since being traded to Jacksonville, Arnold has gotten a large target share, and especially for a rookie QB a safe option like Arnold is very valuable and should consistently get targets.
Zach Ertz (TE PHI) – Ertz has continued to takeaway snaps from Goedert, and now with Goedert placed on the Covid list, this could be Ertz’s week to completely take over as the permanent TE1 in this offense. This would make Ertz a likely TE1 as he has been in the past.