NFL Fantasy Football 2021 The players to look for to strengthen your team in Fantasy Football
We hit the double digit weeks in the NFL And that means the final stretch of the Fantasy regular season. Imperative to win, perhaps more than ever, either to sneak into the Playoffs, have a bye or avoid being last and pay.
Week 10 does not present as clear options in the waiver as the past, since fortunately there were no catastrophic injuries. This complicates covering multiple gaps left by the four-team bye week: Bears (David Montgomery, Khalil Herbert), Bengals (Joe Burrow, Joe Mixon, Ja’Marr Chase, Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins), Giants (Daniel Jones, Devontae Booker, Kadarius Toney, Evan Engram) and Jeans (Brandin Cooks).
As always, the maximum goal of winning this week, so looking for players who are without a team in at least 50% of the leagues in NFL.com heading into week 10.
D’Ernest Johnson (RB CLE, 25.1%): Kareem Hunt is on IR. The other three runners (Chubb, Felton and Kelly) tested positive for Covid and although they are vaccinated, not like other playersThey count down to be ready for Sunday. If he is not, Johnson would have a great volume of work, like Week 7, in which he had 24.8 points against a Broncos defense very similar (average at best) to his next rival, the Pats (4.2 vs 4.1 per carry , # 23 vs. # 17 in efficiency vs. team run, # 29 vs. # 12 in efficiency vs. passes to running backs).
Devin Singletary (RB BUF, 45.7%): Zack Moss came out in shock, so he could lose a week and Singlertary is the other in contention in a shared backfield.
Devonta Freeman (RB BAL, 24.7%): The veteran was in the most snaps for the first time this season (58%) and finished with 83 total yards, but rescued the day with an aerial touchdown. It seems to be the leader of the Ravens backfield, so it is worth lifting him more than Le’Veon Bell or Ty’Son Williams in what Latavius Murray returns, who with a game on Thursday looks complicated.
Mark Ingram (RB NO, 14.5%): News came out Tuesday that Alvin Kamara was down on Sunday and may not be at the top of his game against the Titans. Ingram returned to the team and debuted with 11.4 points in reduced time and without scoring a TD, driven by 5 receptions. It is a very good option if Kamara is not available.
Brandon Bolden (RB NE, 0.6%): Damien Harris and rookie Rhamondre Stevenson were injured against Carolina. Bolden ended up playing the most snaps (47%). It could also be worth taking rookie Stevenson (0.8%) because Bolden is more of a passing situation, although you have to wait to see the health of everyone involved.
Tony Pollard (RB DAL, 69.4%): considerably higher, but Zeke came out with a blow to the knee. Go to be that it is not at one hundred and increase the touches of Pollard … or start if it is low. If you see it, pick it up.
Jordan Howard (RB PHI, 2.2%): Two weeks in a row, Boston Scott has been the runner on the hat-trick with the most plays, but Howard leads the team in yards and has three touchdowns. They have a good line and against Denver they will hardly be taken out of the game, so they can keep running. It is TD dependent, but it is a Flex option.
Eno Benjamin (RB ARI, 0%): Scored the first TD of his career after the injury of Chase Edmonds, who did not return and will lose at least a month in IR. Post-injury, it was James Conner’s show, but he never had more than 55% snaps before week 9, so there’s room in the backfield. It would be worth picking up Benjamin and monitoring the situation, because Conner is not the best in obvious passing situations and there could be Benjamin’s option.
Without Derrick Henry, the Titans’ backfield against the Rams was a ‘three-headed monster’. Let’s go to the data.
Jeremy McNichols (57.2%) played 26 snaps, Adrian Peterson (41.6%) 19 and D’Onta Foreman (6.7 y) 12. McNichols had 3 receptions on 3 targets, Peterson 1 of 1 and Foreman nothing by pass. On the ground, Peterson scored in the fourth quarter to finish with 21 yards on 10 carries (2.1 yards per attempt), McNichols averaged 3.43 (24-for-7) and Foreman was the best with 5.8 (29-for-5).
None would look for it beyond a Flex. Peterson and Foreman depend on a close game and reaching the end zone; From McNichols we recycled the data from last week: he only has one game of more than 10 carries in his career, but he is the one that will be on the field if they need to throw.
Against the Saints, the best running defense in the league, McNichols would be a better option because they won’t be able to run.
Russell Gage (WR ATL, 16.5%)– In the first game without Calvin Ridley, he was Matt Ryan’s most wanted WR (8 times, caught 7 for 60 yards). Cordarrelle stole in yards for the final hit, but Gage is a low choice from WR2 or at least flex in PPR leagues.
Brandon Aiyuk (WR SF, 41.0%): He made a catch and subsequent fumble that changed the game against the Cards, but appears to be back after being benched earlier in the year. He has two double-digit points games, comes from a 6-89-1 and is free in the middle of the election. Minimum flex in bye weeks with option of something else.
Elijah Moore (WR NYJ, 11.8%)– One of the preseason favorites who looks like he was on the witness protection program the first half of the season, but he’s been in three double-digit games and before Monday Night, he was the best WR of week 9. It seems we already have to the rookie who raises his bonuses at the close of the season … though the thing is, his three good weeks have been without Zach Wilson.
Bateman Spending (WR BAL, 9.6%): Gone are the days when the Ravens didn’t have a single reliable WR for the Fantasy. Hollywood Brown and Mark Andrews are the main ones, but Lamar throws enough for the rookie to have a stake. He finished with a 5-52 that exceeded 10 points against the Vikings and could see, like Moore, his participation rise in the second half of the year in a team that is much more passer than runner this season and has been in very rare games .
Donovan Pueblos-Jones (WR CLE, 2.2%): It’s tough to pick a Cleveland WR other than Jarvis Landry, but DPJ has three double-digit PPR points games since Week 5. In matches where the script points to a more points match, it should yield more results, although at the moment it is being an option only for long passes and little else.
From Jefferson (WR LAR, 18.6%): played 96% of snaps, with the Rams back to a couple of years ago and their eternal 11 staff. Four of nine games has double-digit points even when behind Woods and Kupp on the LA roster, but plays more than many receivers and if there is any injury, rise to stardom immediately. Save it in place of many other WRs that are not your headlines and it can pay off in a month, as well as being a Flex option now.
Carson Wentz (QB IND, 53.6%): more than 17 points all games but one. He goes to Jacksonville, which is not the defense that wiped out Josh Allen, but a very bad unit. And believe it or not, Wentz is the QB10 this year.
Matt Ryan (QB ATL, 42.4%): scored on the ground against the Saints, something that happens every Corpus and San Juan. Their offense can’t even run by mistake, so they pass, pass, and pass (top 10 in passing play percentage). Against Dallas it could be a high scoring game and that means throwing more. He has already overcome the bad start: in 4 of his last 5 games he had at least 17 points, with three of 20+.
Trevor Lawrence (QB JAX, 40.8%): a lot of risk, but there is potential. He has a sprained ankle that will limit him in training, but he aims to play. He’s coming off just 5.12 points against Buffalo and 12.62 against Seattle, but before the bye week he had three 17+ games. He goes against the Colts, a team that even Josh Johnson moved the ball and is the fifth worst against the Fantasy QBs. For a one-week option, it might work.
Trey Lance (QB SF, 16.9%): San Francisco is on the edge of the cliff, 3-5. Garoppolo isn’t their QB maybe as early as 2022 and, if the season is lost, they can emulate 2020 Philly and seat the veteran for the rookie. And Lance, like Hurts, has the potential of his running production: he finished with 20-38 points against Seattle in a relief half and with 14.58 against Arizona in his only start, in which he did not have a TD and threw an interception; Add even TDs and you have 20 points. It’s a move that could win you the league if you don’t have a top QB this year … or as an insurance policy from Kyler or some other injury.
Taysom Hill (QB NO, 4.1%): another roll of the dice thinking about the future. How long will Trevor Siemian be the starting QB? Hill, if he takes the job, is an elite choice for which he runs. If you have a hole in the bench, it can work.
Dan Arnold (TE JAX, 6.3%): We continue to lead the Dan Arnold fan club. He was the leader in targets (7) and receptions (4) for the Jaguars. He surpassed 10 points in three of the last four weeks and matches are coming that promise to require more passes than against Buffalo. For a week, 10 points for a free TE in 90% of the leagues … you have to do it. Maybe you can even wait for post waivers and not burn a budget or a selection, because nobody can find it, but it is giving results in an offense that uses TE a lot. Indy is the fifth worst defense in Fantasy against TEs.
Pat Freiermuth (TE PIT, 13.9%): scored twice on Monday night. Even removing that, his 5-43 nearly double-digit PPR points, which he has been outperforming for three weeks in a row. For a position heavily dependent on TDs if you don’t have one of the Kelce-Waller-Pitts, the rookie TE from Pittsburgh is a very good option.
Logan Thomas (TE WFT, 59.5%): In the first three weeks, it did not drop below 9 points. It’s eligible to come back from IR and you’d have a discounted Top 10 TE because people forgot its existence because of the injury.
Tyler Conklin (TE MIN, 27.3%): Believe it or not, Conklin is the TE15 prior to the MNF of week 9. It is not at all flashy and the volume is low in general, but it makes up for if you need it for a week against Chargers who are the sixth worst against TEs.
One of my favorite tactics is play defensive rotation against bad league teams. Jaguars and Jets they are being the worst teams in the league. Jeans They looked terrible even with the return of Tyrod Taylor, Lions and giants they have QB delivery machines, Big ben is in total decline, Justin Fields is caught at an alarming rate since his time in the NCAA, Sam darnold He is regressing to his Jets times and may not play due to shock. There are options to exploit, without mention games against substitute quarterbacks or bad weather.
Crows (62.2%): Above 50%, yes, but there are few options because the games against the Lions, Jets and the worst are defenses that are available in less than 10% of the leagues. There are still the Ravens, against Miami by Jacoby Brissett, who gave the blessed Texans five balls on the way to 15 points, in addition to the Brissett starts gave the Raiders 4 points, 8 to both Colts and Bucs.
Titans (11.8%): They had a calendar nightmare month: Bills, Chiefs, Colts and Rams. All but Buffalo had 10 Fantasy points. They are currently the sixth best defense and they go against the Saints of Trevor Siemian or Taysom Hill, who do not have explosiveness. Mind you, they are in a difficult schedule situation because they might not be motivated to play against a team that just lost to Matt Ryan and the Falcons at home.
Broncos (31.0%)We enter desperate territory, but they host the Eagles at the Denver altitude. Some sacks and possible deliveries of Jalen Hurts might be on the menu. I personally would not take this defense, which is # 7 this year, but I repeat, in desperate moments …