Gerald Everett (TE-Los Angeles Rams) – 4% owned
It’s time that Gerald Everett is owned. In the rotten Tight End landscape, you need somebody who is a consistent part of the team’s offense. In week 5, he took more snaps than Cooper Kupp and Brandin Cooks. Gerald Everett’s targets have increased on a weekly basis; He had 11 targets in week 5. He turned those 11 targets into 7 receptions for 136 yards. That was good for TE1 in week 5.
Will he return that kind of value on a weekly basis? No way, not a chance. But, most owned Tight Ends aren’t getting the weekly attention that Gerald Everett is getting.
Obviously, your team’s depth is the key decision maker. If you’re struggling at Tight End, you could do a lot worse. Go get him! This would be a perfect candidate for the fed up OJ Howard owner.
FAAB Recommendation: 5%. But up it to 10% if you have another team owner in your league who is also needy at Tight End. If you own one of the big names at the position, do not put in a claim. Save your FAAB.
Mohamed Sanu (WR-Atlanta Falcons) – 43% owned
What are we all waiting for? He’s a WR3 on the season, thus far. He’s seen consistent targets. He has 10+ 0.5 PPR points in each of the last three weeks.
Mohamed Sanu should be owned in all 12 team leagues and even some 10 teamers, depending on depth. The Falcons are clearly a losing team which means they will be playing from behind more often than not. There is clearly a heavier reliance on the receiving game in Atlanta. Sanu is a solid piece of that puzzle. Plus, you don’t need me to tell you that garbage time points count the same in fantasy.
Final bonus, the Falcons play the Cardinals in week 6.
FAAB Recommendation: 2%. Nobody is paying attention to him. If you’re weak at WR, pick him up this week.
Auden Tate (WR-Cincinatti Bengals) – 14% owned
AJ Green still has a way to go. John Ross is on the IR. The Bengals are going to be losing on a regular basis. They’re not throwing to Tyler Eifert.
This leaves Auden Tate as a beneficiary of an unfortunate situation. You will not be able to start Tate with any confidence, but you could certainly do worse. There is the added bonus that he will be cheap.
If you need to pick up a weekly starter, look elsewhere. If you have the bench space and need the depth, give Auden Tate a whirl. It might just pay off.
FAAB Recommendation: 2%. Better yet, perhaps you could wait until Wednesday morning and just pick him up for free.
Zay Jones (WR-Oakland Raiders) – 1% owned
You read that correctly, Zay Jones is a Raider. News of the trade broke late Monday evening. The Raiders lead receiver was Antonio Brown, we know that story. Their current lead receiver, Tyrell Williams, has been dealing with some injuries. This is a wise move by a team who is still in the hunt.
The Raiders are on bye in week 6. This is excellent timing! He will have some additional time to learn the system and be ready to roll in week 7.
Will he light up the world? No. Instead, stash him and hope that it works out. If it doesn’t, it will be outrageously easy to drop him.
FAAB Recommendation: 0%. Free bid OR wait until Wednesday and pick him up for free. Do not drop anybody that is already a regular piece of their offense, though.
Watch List: Reggie Bonnafon
The Panthers are using Christian McCaffrey and winning. In week 5, he was limping with leg cramps. Owners like me are frightened.If you’re the McCaffrey owner and have an available bench slot, you might want to keep an eye on this name.