The FDx Wire is written in the tradition of a waiver-wire report, however, we have added our FDx Score to illustrate how our proprietary algorithms feel about the player. The higher the number the better that player will perform. Keep in mind, FDx is constantly updated and can change throughout the week. Also, added is the projected points for the week.
Jared Goff QB LAC (66.4 FDx Score/8.16 Projected Points)
7.3% ownership in ESPN leagues
23% ownership in CBS leagues
12% ownership in Yahoo leagues
Last week I mentioned that you should pick up Goff for streaming purposes. Now in two games against weaker defenses he has thrown for a total of 598 yards and four touchdowns with zero interceptions. His other game against Washington he passed for 224 yards and a score with just one pick. Don’t waste any more time, grab heeem!
Deshaun Watson (66.4 FDx Score/8.16 Projected Points)
11.9% ownership in ESPN leagues
28% ownership in CBS leagues
14% ownership in Yahoo leagues
It was obvious Tom Brady respect the effort Deshaun Watson put on in New England on Sunday as they came together and talked after the game. Watson completed 22 of 33 passes for 301 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions while adding eight rushes for 41 yards in Sunday’s 36-33 loss. The rookie has been fantastic and there is no reason why he can’t still be.
Jamaal Charles (66.4 FDx Score/8.16 Projected Points)
22.2% ownership in ESPN leagues
63% ownership in CBS leagues
33% ownership in Yahoo leagues
Charles put up 56 yards and a score on nine carries and added a one-yard catch. He has looked awesome this season and on Sunday, he showed that he still has that quick one-cut to the end zone. His balance, feet, and toughness has always been there. The Broncos love his game, and why shouldn’t they. However, I don’t see Charles more than a red zone guy. Which basically kills both his and C.J. Anderson’s value this season. However, he can be an excellent addition to your team or handcuff to Anderson.
Alvin Kamara (66.4 FDx Score/8.16 Projected Points)
11.3% ownership in ESPN leagues
57% ownership in CBS leagues
40% ownership in Yahoo leagues
Kamara rushed for 37 yards and a touchdown on two carries during Sunday’s 34-13 win over the Panthers. He also caught three of five targets for an additional five yards. He continues to shine in the over-crowded backfield of the Saints. His touchdown came on a 25-yard carry in the fourth quarter. His talents in the passing game go unnoticed as he was targeted more than any of the Saints backfield combined. He isn’t going to be an automatic play in your lineup this season, but in a pinch in PPR leagues, he could give you that extra boost as a flex option.
Duke Johnson RB CLE (66.4 FDx Score/8.16 Projected Points)
99.0% ownership in ESPN leagues
69% ownership in CBS leagues
52% ownership in Yahoo leagues
Had 23 yards and a score on two carries while catching six passes for 81-yards in the loss against the Colts. Johnson is the PPR back in Cleveland and would be a solid add for flex positioning. His touchdown came from 19-yards, but that was only his fourth total touchdown in 35 games, so he is not one to be active in crossing the goal line. His role in the passing game is quite the opposite. On 18 targets he has 11 receptions and 160-yards in three weeks. Also, Crowell is not panning out, Johnson could be stealing carries soon, if “Crow” can’t turn it around.
D’Onta Foreman RB HOU (66.4 FDx Score/8.16 Projected Points)
5.1% ownership in ESPN leagues
29% ownership in CBS leagues
17% ownership in Yahoo leagues
Foreman jumped up to a 40% ownership in CBS leagues from last week. I expect his climb to continue as Lamar Miller has not been able to shake off his slow start. The more trust coaches have in Foreman the more they are going to give him the ball. He is also showing he can be more of a pass catcher than originally believed prior to the draft. He did have four less carries than he did against Cincinnati but Houston was in constant catch-up with New England. Foreman finished the day with eight carries for 25 yards and caught two of three targets for 65 yards
Jermaine Kearse WR NYJ (66.4 FDx Score/8.16 Projected Points)
34.4% ownership in ESPN leagues
49% ownership in CBS leagues
47% ownership in Yahoo leagues
Kearse ownership has nearly jumped 40 percent since his week three performance. On Sunday, he caught three balls on his three targets for 42-yards. He may not set the world on fire, but he is steady and developing a rapport with Josh McCown. On the season, he has 17 targets into 14 receptions for 165 yards. The sixth-year pro has encouragingly averaged 16.0 and 14.0 yards per catch. Expect the Jets to be behind in most of their games leaving Kearse to feast during garbage time.
Robby Anderson WR NYJ (66.4 FDx Score/8.16 Projected Points)
1.7% ownership in ESPN leagues
17% ownership in CBS leagues
20% ownership in Yahoo leagues
Anderson was clean on three of six targets for 95 yards and a touchdown. He is their deep player option, as his 31.7 yards per catch average dictates. Anderson used his speed in a career-long 69-yard touchdown just before halftime, a catch that made up a large chunk of his production. Expect up and down performances from the second-year receiver, but he should consistently be seen on the stat sheet.
Geronimo Allison WR GBY (66.4 FDx Score/8.16 Projected Points)
0.4% ownership in ESPN leagues
13% ownership in CBS leagues
9% ownership in Yahoo leagues
Allison made a big splash with his six receptions on eight targets for 122-yards. He demonstrated he could be relied on and should keep him in the mind of Aaron Rodgers. Packers offense can carry three receivers and with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb having injury histories, he could move up the depth chart quickly. At the time being he is the number four receiver with huge upside.
Charles Clay TE BUF (66.4 FDx Score/8.16 Projected Points)
8.2% ownership in ESPN leagues
41% ownership in CBS leagues
22% ownership in Yahoo leagues
Surprising Charles Clay is still relatively available. Last week he was good on all six targets for 39 yards and a touchdown against Denver. Clay is averaging six targets per game and is bringing in 72% of those passes. He isn’t a chain mover, but is solid in the Rick Dennison’s west-coast scheme. Dennison relies on his tight end, even when there isn’t a depth at the receiver position. Something the Bills don’t have. Look for Clay to continue to bring in passes and score some touchdowns along the way.
Seth DeValve TE CLE (66.4 FDx Score/8.16 Projected Points)
4.9% ownership in ESPN leagues
0.4% ownership in CBS leagues
1% ownership in Yahoo leagues
For PPR leagues the Cleveland tight end is someone to target. DeValve secured two of five targets for 29 yards during Sunday’s 31-28 loss to the Colts. The rookie David Njoku has been primarily used in the red zone but he is still getting the targets over the rook. DeValve is fourth on the team with 14 targets and is second in receiving yards (132). He will need to score some to get the hard looks, but if you are in need of a tight end, he could play a role on your bench as a spot starter.