30% bye week* stash for ROS better than people realize because of the rushing yards, currently 3rd in the NFL in rush yds amongst all QBs behind(Kyler & Lamar) good ROS schedule
22% vsGB this is all about ROS schedule and the talent the colts have around him, with the return of Pittman Jr to relevance he threw for over 300 yards for just the 2nd time this season, expect more of these games moving forward as he gets to face GB, Ten, Hou, LV, HOU over the next 5 weeks!
1% owned…Curious to see how he does in his 1st career start if he gets to start this game, head Coach Sean Payton was non commital when asked on Monday about the situation but Hill could be the home run of the week if he starts this game vs ATL. My gut tells me Atlanta will not be surprised by anything Winston would do since they have seen him so many times. I’m more intrigued by hill put it that way. Next 3 games for either guy who gets the job (ATL, DEN, ATL) so whoever wins the job, add them!
5% owned, vsCIN this week after putting up 390 pass yds vs Lions in week 10, love his WRs love his RBs love Logan Thomas(see below) and he plays for a team that should be chasing in a lot of games this is a dream scenario for a dart throw! Good ROS schedule to as he gets to face Dallas in week 12 & Seattle in week 15.
1% owned, complete dart throw but love the Jets WRs (Crowder, Perriman, Mims, Berrios, Smith) they will make plays for him like they did vs the Patriots in week 9 in a game I expect to be a shoutout vs rookie sensation Justin Herbert and the chargers.
1% owned, stash SZN baby! This is a luxury stash if you can afford it but anyone who has watched Carson Wentz play this year knows that his time as the starting QB is nearing an end, just way too inaccurate with way to many turnovers, stash Hurts now because when the time comes that he takes over you will already own him for free. Love the philly offense even more now with Miles Sanders & Jalen Reagor back plus the ROS schedule is juicy!
1% owned, he faces the Lions if Teddy misses the game, not a bad team to stream against as Alex Smith passed for almost 400 yards last week vs them! Alex Smith, 400 yards! Plus this dude can run and he has a history with head coach Matt Rhule so Rhule will know how to handle him and get the most out of him.
26% owned, led the team in targets in week 10 with 7, and has 13 total since returning which also leads the team since week 8, he is the teams WR1 moving forward, it is time to pickup and start him every week as it is only a matter of time before he pops, especially if he keeps receiving 7 targets a game! With games against the Browns and the Seahawks on tap that time could be VERY soon!
24% – once again productive, 6 targets 4 rec 61yds this week, ⅚ last games played over 8pts .5 pt ppr lots of garbage time coming for Denver ROS which means lots of targets for the WRs
23% 7 targets this week 5rec 47yds 1TD plus 91yd punt return for TD top 10 WR on the week, no update on laviska shenault should be in line for a lot of targets again this week vs Pit, has good schedule next few weeks(vsPit, vsCle, @MIN, vsTEN)
-Michael Pittman Jr – 10% last week 8 targets 7 rec 101yds plus 1 rush 21yds 6’4 WR colts need height for Rivers they have a lot of shorter WR he stands out on the field. 2nd RD draft pick pedigree colts future WR1, future is now!
-Brashard Perriman- 8% breakout of the week last Game played and was the leagues WR4(.5pt ppr) gets to face chargers this week should have game script for garbage time once again and can bust lose with his speed
-Josh Reynolds 5% 29 targets the last 3 games to woods 18, all 3 rams WR ran same # of routes, love rams pass attack, Reynolds seemed to always be the red zone target anyways now he is involved on the whole field and looks good.
Denzel Mims – 5% owned, Say hello to the New York Jets new WR1! 8 targets in week 9 with this weeks starter Joe Flacco(Darnold ruled OUT) which lead the team. This is a star in the making you want to own him now before his “breakout game” because after that it will cost you the rest of your budget to add him. Good matchup this week vs the Chargers as I’m expecting a shootout so expect Mims to be heavily involved once again.
WR DARTS: 🎯
-Zach Pascal – 5% (5 targets 4 strait games)
-Sims jr, cam Sims, isiah Wright all under 2%
-Marvin Hall 1% faces Carolina not sure if KG back from injury either way he’s the deep threat dart throw
-Jakeem Grant 5% Miami clear #2 but could be more valuable than Parker ROS with way Miami plays now
-KJ Hamler 4% owned, targeted 30 times the last 3 weeks! over 7 pts in each game(.5 pt ppr)
-Salvon Ahmed: 6% owned told you guys last week he was special and this week just confirmed it(21rush att 85yds 1TD, 1Rec 5yds = 15.5pts)next up @DEN who was just torched by Josh Jacobs and Davontae Booker for 193yds and 4TD!! Start with confidence, last week he had 84% of team snaps which is more than Gaskin ever received in any game this year, Gaskin still 1-2 weeks away Ahmed could run with job ROS and has good schedule(@DEN, @NYJ, vsCIN, vsKC, vsNE, @LV)
-Nyheim Hines 41% owned last week was clear RB1 for colts and looked best with eye test, faces GB run defence this week roll the dice and see what happens, he’s always involved in pass game either way. Top 5 per PFF highest graded RB this week at a 77.2 grade
– Cam Akers 26% owned with 19 carries the last 2 games and the fact Akers led the team in touches this week(Akers-10 Henderson-9 Brown-9) it is time to pick him up and stash on your bench if he is still available. With this Rams offense always being in scoring position his chance at goal line work will always be 1 play away, unfortunately with the 3 headed monster that is the Rams backfield all 3 are a roll of the dice each week but Akers has the pedigree and skill to keep earning more work moving forward.
-Rex Burkhead 24% – very clear Harris is RB1 but Burkhead is the best receiving RB on this team(sorry James white) Rex gets red zone looks as well as his passing work(8 targets last 2 games) which gives him the edge over white in my opinion. He has a good matchup vs Hou this week, who showed us in week 10 vs Chubb and Hunt that 2 RB can produce vs them(230 rush yds combined) and this week it will be Harris and Burkhead producing vs them!
-Carlos Hyde 11% owned, according to head coach Pete Carroll, Carlos is due to return in week 11 and I expect him to take over the lead back role immediately as Seattle is still looking for a guy to step up with Carson still injured. If Hyde starts you want him as the Seahawks RB (whoever it may be) is always heavily involved in the game plan.
DARTS RB: 🎯
Devontae Booker- 3% owned, Booker made this list last week and he makes it again, OBVY! He finished as a top 10 RB this week with 81 yards and 2TD on 16 rush attempts, as Jacobs backup he has finished as a top 15 back in 2 strait games and needs to start being in the same convo as pollard, Mattison, Bernard etc as a quality handcuff that needs to be owned.
Troymaine Pope- 9% owned but I expect this # to drop significantly after he didn’t receive 1 carry this week as head coach Anthony Lynn leaned on Kalen Ballage 18 times which produced a meager 3.8YPC and most importantly a loss! Joshua Kelley was even worse with his 7 carries and 3.0YPC. Moving forward you have to think Lynn rethinks this decision as it didn’t work and pope produced when givin the opportunity in week 8(6.7YPC) with Ekeler nearing a return this a short window for opportunity, pure dart throw!
Logan Thomas – 35% owned this will be the last time he makes this list, with how bad the TE position has been this year he has to be on everyone’s radar on sheer volume alone(6 targets each of last 2 games) he finished as the TE7 this week and I expect him to be a top 10 TE every week as long as Alex Smith is at QB. Facing the Bengals this week I expect the same production as the last few weeks as they give up the most pts to the TE position!
Jordan Reed – 19% owned, heavily involved all game with Mullens, 6 targets 5 Rec 62 yards this week @NO, yes he is going on a bye week but for TE needy owners this is the time to scoop him up because he has a nice ROS schedule after the bye week(@LAR, vsBUF, vsWAS, @DAL, @ARZ)
Dalton Schultz- 16% owned, @MIN this week & there is no reason for Schultz not to be owned more considering he is currently a top 15 TE(.5pt PPR) and 6th in the NFL in yards from a TE!! Yes the position is weak this year lol Bonus very good ROS schedule.
Irv Smith Jr – 9% owned, I will keep suggesting this dude until he reaches over the 50% threshold(which might be next year lol) but until than here comes another speech. This is all about skill set at an extremely weak position where the sky is the limit if given the right amount of targets, he is also a great stash in case of injury to Thielen or Jefferson(knock on wood nothing happens to either) as he would acquire all the targets left behind and even just 5 targets a game would make Big Irv a top 10 TE every week, very good ROS schedule, if he plays next week he gets Dallas! Smash away!
Mo Alie-Cox 3% owned, if you just look at yardage instead of targets for colts TE this is the guy you want as he leads the team with 293yds to Burton’s 146yds plus he has 1 more receiving TD than Burton as well. There is a reason we all love former basketball players at this position because guys his size should not be able to do what he does and move as quickly as he does, this is the TE I want moving forward in Indy, plus always a red zone threat with his size of 6 ft 6! Pickup immediately in Dynasty!
DARTS TE: 🎯
Tyler Eifert – 5% owned, 9 targets in 2 weeks with Luton at QB, if your throwing a dart make it one who actually gets targeted!
Kyle Rudolph – 5% (only start if Irv Smith Jr misses game) big MNF 5 targets 4 rec 63yds
Thank you for reading all of my best pickups and dart throws of the week, all players are under 50% owned, and ownership was found at Yahoo Sports. If you have any questions or comments please reach me on Twitter, @John_Stully or @1FantasyInsider , Good Luck this week and remember ALWAYS TRUST YOUR GUT!
*ROS* = Rest Of Season