No, I’m not a fantasy expert, so you can gladly take what I say with a grain of salt. But here are a few quick opinions to try and help (or hurt) your fantasy rosters this weekend.
LeSean McCoy RB Kansas City Chiefs
I’m pretty sure McCoy is the hottest waiver wire add in the league, and it’s for a good reason. Damien Williams is nowhere near a proven commodity yet, and McCoy’s connection with Andy Reid - as well as now being a part of the most explosive offence in football - makes him a high upside roster addition.
Justice Hill RB Baltimore Ravens
A 4th Round rookie, Hill wowed during the preseason, showing the same explosion and burst that made him so special at Oklahoma State. Potentially playing the Alvin Kamara to Mark Ingram’s - well Mark Ingram - Hill could potentially work his way into a big role much sooner than people realize. Baltimore has shown they aren’t afraid to ride the hot hand at RB, and if Hill can get sustainable carries on the most run-heavy offence in football, lookout.
Darren Waller TE Oakland Raiders
Antonio Brown is (finally) gone, and it means there’s a massive void left over. Tyrell Williams will help fill some of that, but no player benefits as much as Darren Waller. The talk of Raiders’ camp, Waller has everyone involved in the Raiders organization giddy, and it would be a surprise if his usage doesn’t match that extreme optimism at this point. He’s a risk, but a no-brainer addition in any league.
Just bumping this up again. I don’t know how many times I can say it. You want Darren Waller. You need Darren Waller. You crave Darren Waller. https://t.co/Tfo9hda4IO— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) September 5, 2019
John Ursua WR Seattle Seahawks, Deon Cain WR Indianapolis Colts
Okay, I’m not necessarily saying to pick up either Ursua or Cain right away, but hear me out. In Seattle’s slot-heavy offence, Doug Baldwin’s snaps are up for grabs and Ursua - despite being a 7th Round pick - shined in the pre-season during limited action. It’s certainly not inconceivable he could end the year with the second-most catches on the team (yes, that includes D.K. Metcalf). Meanwhile, Cain is an injury away from being a full-fledged starter in Indy, and may even take over from Devin Funchess regardless. Brissett stepping in for Luck does hurt his value a bit, but as far as deep sleepers go, the former Clemson Tiger is right at the top.
Chris Carson (RB, Seahawks) vs. Bengals
Marlon Mack (RB, Colts) vs. Chargers
Jameis Winston (QB, Buccaneers) vs. 49ers
Damien Williams (RB, Chiefs) vs. Jaguars
Kenyan Drake (RB, Dolphins) vs. Ravens
Kyle Rudolph (TE, Vikings) vs. Falcons
My guy should start strong...Chris Carson (SEA) had 9 rushing touchdowns in the Red Zone last season -- tied for fifth most of Qualified Running Backs. The Bengals have allowed 13 rushing touchdowns in the Red Zone last season -- tied for fifth most in NFL.— Andy Holloway (@andyholloway) September 8, 2019