Mo Alie-Cox, TE, Colts (On >1% of rosters)
Mo Alie-Cox exploded onto the scene against the Dolphins, grabbing 2 scores on just 5 targets. His usage in the red zone, an area where the Colts have been struggling considerably this season, warrants some attention in such a thin position this year.
Also worth considering is how he is getting more snaps than Jack Doyle and how much Reich and Wentz love to utilize the tight ends in the passing game. If this snap share continues, as Wentz gets more comfortable in this offense MAC’s value will just continue to rise, so grab him while you can.
Damien Williams, RB, Bears (On >9% of rosters)
Starting running back David Montgomery suffered a knee injury in the final quarter of Sunday’s game, and backup Damien Williams had a much bigger workload, showing some promise. Williams is an excellent pickup because of the high volume he will get with Montgomery and Cohen dealing with injuries. Being coupled with a rookie quarterback and a terrible offensive line hurts his value, but due to volume alone, he is a mid-RB2 that deserves a roster spot.
Sam Darnold, QB, Panthers (On >20% of rosters)
Darnold has been surprisingly good since leaving the football hell that is the New York Jets. He’s the 12th best fantasy quarterback and has been surprisingly consistent. With some easy matchups coming up for him, he is worth a pickup if your starting quarterback is facing a tough matchup, or at least deserves to be your main backup.
Cordarrelle Patterson, RB, Falcons (On >75% of rosters)
Patterson will probably not be available in your league, but if he is, you absolutely MUST place a waiver claim on him and have him at the top of your priority list. He is looking like the perfect fantasy player. While he is likely due to regress, his volume is there, he sees plenty of action in the passing game, and his scoring production has increased. Patterson has struggled with injuries before and he will most likely never replicate his 3 TD outburst this season, but he is a more than decent flex-start.
Jamison Crowder, WR, Jets (On >15% of rosters)
In his first game back, Crowder was Wilson’s favorite target, getting 9 targets. As he gets more in sync with his rookie quarterback, look for Crowder to get even more volume, as rookie quarterbacks tend to struggle to go through reads and make the mistake of forcing balls to their #1 receiver. While that is bad for Wilson, it is certainly good for Crowder.
Hunter Henry, TE, Patriots (On >15% of rosters)
Rookie quarterback Mac Jones is looking better each week, and the Patriots love utilizing their tight ends in the passing game. Hunter Henry’s target volume has been steadily increasing over the season, and he finally had a touchdown catch on Sunday night against the Bucs. Henry might not be the best option, but he looks like a reliable spot starter in case your starting tight end is out.