Rashaad Penny (16% Yahoo, 13% ESPN)
I recommended Penny as an add going into his bye week with the knowledge that eventually Pete Carroll was going to need to try and justify drafting a running back in the first round. With 2 weeks of prep it seemed like a logic stash as they drew up a game plan for him. In week 10 he paid dividends goign for 108 yards and a touchdown. He didn’t see a target, even with Chris Carson out and Carroll is still rolling with the “three headed monster” narrative but Mike Davis was far more ineffective even though he saw more carries. Penny makes a good bye week fill in seeing the Packers, Panthers, and 49ers in the coming weeks and if he does break free of Carson and Davis will have a good playoff schedule in a run heavy offense.
Cole Beasley (26% Yahoo, 19% ESPN)
Beasley isn’t a guy you’re going to keep long term but makes a good bye week fill in this week with a juicy matchup against the Falcons. The Falcons are allowing over 42 FPPG to wide receivers and are very susceptible to slot receivers giving up an average of 14.8 FPPG. They only give up about 2 more PPG to the WR1 making Amari Cooper on a slight upgrade. Since Cooper joined the Cowboys Dak Prescott has looked his way twice as much as Beasley but in DFS you should get more value from Beasley this week with the lower cost and ownership.
Josh Reynolds (3% Yahoo, 1% ESPN)
Another guy recommended going in to week 7, he posted great numbers in week 8 with Cooper Kupp out, followed by 2 duds when he returned. Kupp is now out for the year with a torn ACL and outside of Todd Gurley, Reynolds might be the best red zone threat the Rams have with his 6’3″ frame and hands. You want a piece of this offense in fantasy and this is a great way to get it.
Dak Prescott (35% Yahoo, 30% ESPN)
Speaking of the Cowboys, Prescott has the dream matchup this week against the Falcons who give up 28.9 FPPG to QB’s at home. The focal point of this offense is always going to be Ezekiel Elliot but Prescott seems rejuvenated with a clear number one receiver and down the stretch faces the Eagles, Colts, and Buccaneers during the playoffs. He’s worth the add this week as a top streaming option and a stash for those fantasy playoffs.
Anthony Miller (15% Yahoo, 13% ESPN)
If you’re still in need of a wide receiver Anthony Miller should hit the spot. In the 4 weeks prior to the bye week for the Bears he saw just 11 targets. In the 5 games since, 30 targets. Allen Robinson has been injured and that surely contributed to his increased productivity however he’s displayed the talent to keep it going and sees a favorable schedule moving forward.
Ryan Fitzpatrick (72% Yahoo, 79% ESPN)
The ups and downs of the Bucs continue, these are the days of our lives. Fitzmagic is capable of monster performances and also terrible ones. Unfortunately the volatility of the quarterback position in Tampa makes him a risky play every week. It’s possible he gets pulled at any moment, ruining your week. Looking ahead he faces the Saints, Ravens, and Cowboys during the playoffs, three tough defenses. It’s time to move on for better streamers as we look towards the fantasy playoffs.
Devin Funchess (86% Yahoo, 87% ESPN)
Since Greg Olsen returned to full health on the field against the Ravens Funchess hasn’t seen more than 5 targets and hasn’t scored a touchdown. The emergence and increased usage of D.J. Moore has also hurt his value. Funchess was never a game changer and makes for a risky play going forward.