Corey Davis (WR-Tennessee Titans) – 44% owned
It’s finally time! After two full seasons of hype and unrealized potential, Corey Davis finally has a Quarterback that likes to sling the rock: Ryan Tannehill. 6 receptions on 7 targets, 80 yards, and a touchdown is enough for 17 half point per reception fantasy points. He is currently the WR9 for Week 7 (the Patriots/Jets game has not been played).
One week does not mean that Corey Davis is going to be fantasy relevant every week. There are too many games where he has disappointed to label this a sure thing. To counter that doubt, we know that the Dolphins had relevant receivers with Tannehill under center. Corey Davis has height and speed to his advantage.
If Corey Davis is already rostered, give a look to A.J. Brown. He saw eight targets. The only difference between Brown and Davis was the touchdown. The Titans schedule looks favorable in Week 8 against the Buccaneers. Enjoy!
FAAB Recommendation: 10%. If you want him, you’re going to have to pay up. People have been dreaming of Corey Davis doing well since he was drafted in 2017.
Danny Amendola (WR-Detroit Lions) – 5% owned
I know that you’re laughing, but please read on!
The Lions secondary is hurting. Their next two opponents, the Giants and the Raiders, are equally bad defensively but also have the kind of offense that will make opposing quarterbacks pass the ball. We also know that Matt Stafford has been doing quite well lately. You could do a lot worse than Danny Amendola. In Week 7, he had 8 catches on 11 targets for 105 yards! 14.5 points cannot be ignored.
I understand that you might be hesitant. Amendola only has two fantasy relevant games out of six. Consider that the Lions running game is in shambles and they’re going to need to keep the pace of their opponents.
As an added bonus, nobody else will be targeting him, so he’ll be cheap for your priority OR for your FAAB budget. He might just be a perfect remedy for your bye-week blues.
FAAB Recommendation: 1%. Nobody is paying attention to him. If you’re weak at WR, pick him up this week.
Ty Johnson (RB-Detroit Lions) – 2% owned
It pains me to put two Detroit Lions on this list. Kerryon Johnson is going to miss multiple weeks with a knee injury. J.D. McKissic will have some value, but he is largely the passing down back. Ty Johnson didn’t have a great week, but it was against the Minnesota Vikings. Their run defense is among the top of the league.
He had 10 carries (for only 29 yards) and had 4 receptions for another 28. Nothing worth writing home about. Remember what I said above? The Lions have a couple of upcoming opponents who have weak defenses. Need another reason? The running back landscape is weak. You are possibly in need of a running back while we suffer through the bye weeks.
He won’t win the week for you, but Ty Johnson will provide a floor which should help you in your Week 8 cause through volume alone.
FAAB Recommendation: 5%. Any more might be paying too much. He’ll only be relevant for a couple of weeks and there are other teams who will likely pay more. If you are needy (and I mean REALLY needy) at running back, go ahead and pay up. But, if you don’t plan on starting him, then don’t commit a lot of FAAB.