Jamison Crowder (WR-New York Jets) – 59% owned
There is a distinct chance that Crowder is already on a roster in your league. Check it out, you might find yourself pleasantly surprised. Jamison Crowder clearly has the attention of Sam Darnold. Fourteen receptions for 99 yards against the Buffalo Bills in week 1. No other receiver brought in more than three receptions. Le’Veon Bell had 6. Robby Anderson had the preseason hype and is on the most rosters, but might his hamstring issue continue to limit him from getting the separation needed to make a difference? I think we have found the number one receiver on the Jets.
The Jets are at home against the Browns in week 2. Cleveland let Marcus Mariota pass all over them. It exposed some holes that an offense like the Jets will need to succeed. It’s a decent matchup, for sure.
FAAB Recommendation: It’s still too early in the season to use up your FAAB, especially on a Jets player. No more than 5%.
Malcolm Brown (RB-Los Angeles Rams) – 7% owned
If you weren’t already in on the secret, Darrell Henderson is not the backup to Todd Gurley. It’s Malcolm Brown. The same running back who the Rams re-signed after the Detroit Lions gave him an offer that the Rams matched to keep him on the roster.
Malcolm Brown took the goal line work. This is important because the Rams offense will frequently visit the red zone as well as the goal line. Further, if Gurley’s arthritic knee starts acting up, Week 1 is evidence which leads me to believe that Malcolm Brown will take over the lead role.
FAAB Recommendation: Gurley owners should make sure they have Brown on their roster: 20%. All others, no more than 10%.
Terry McLaurin (WR-Washington Redskins) – 5% owned
5 Receptions for 125 yards and a touchdown! That’s over 23 points in a ppr league!
We are well aware that the Redskins will be playing from behind. This morning, we received word that the main running back, Derrius Guice, is having his OTHER knee looked at for injury. These facts will force the Redskins to put a greater reliance on the passing game.
He clearly has a good rapport with Case Keenum. They also have some good matchups in the coming weeks which will prove if the Redskins really aren’t that bad or if the Eagles just aren’t the Super Bowl contenders that we thought they might be this season. If it’s the former, McLaurin should be on your squad.
FAAB Recommendation: Look, it’s still the Redskins and it was just week 1. Don’t go crazy, definitely less than 5%.