Darrel Williams (RB-Kansas City Chiefs) – 50% owned
Damien Williams is still hurt. LeSean McCoy is frequently injured. This is a boost for Darrel Williams. In week 4, Darrel Williams won the snap count competition 36-32. He deserves to be owned in all leagues, not just the 50% of leagues that he’s found in today.
If he is available in your league, grab him! He might not have the starting power for a long time; Damien Williams is listed as week-to-week and could return anytime. However, there isn’t a timetable. Therefore, with Damien Williams’ injury and Shady’s consistent injury history, Darrel Williams could get you some wins!
FAAB Recommendation: 10%. Why dedicate your FAAB to somebody who could realistically lose the role in a matter of weeks? If you are hurting for Running Backs, obviously commit more!
Geronimo Allison (WR-Green Bay Packers) – 24% owned
Davante Adams’ injury in week 4 hurt our fantasy teams, too. (Trust me, his is worse.) But, it also leaves a Davante Adams sized hole on the Packers receiving corp. This could be a coin flip between Geronimo Allison or Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Either one of them is poised for some big games until Adams returns.
Scantling is certainly winning the target battle, so if you’d rather use your FAAB on him instead, it’s understandable. He is also largely available in most leagues.
FAAB Recommendation: 5%. Like I said, it’s a coin flip. There is a level of uncertainty with either player. I just like Allison better, right now. Plus, Adams could return which will minimize their long term value.
Carlose Hyde (RB-Houston Texans) – 45% owned
Well, it does not appear that the Texans are going to throw to their running back. This reduces Duke Johnson’s value and increases Carlos Hyde’s. He is the clear lead back for the team and should be owned as such.
To further strengthen this pick, the Texans are facing the Chargers in week 3. These Chargers were absolutely annihilated by Marlon Mack in week 1 and allowed over 100 total yards and a touchdown to the running back position against the Lions in week 2. They can be beaten on the ground.
I would not place a waiver bid expecting an RB1 or even an RB2, but Carlos Hyde is a fabulous Flex. Once we hit the bye weeks, he will fit comfortably into that RB2 slot and provide you a solid floor.
FAAB Recommendation: 10%. Clear starting role, decent to above average offense? Give it a whirl and see if you catch him! Same as above, if you’re desperate at the position, up your bid to 15%.