Jarrett Boykin GB (51%): Since Aaron Rodgers went down, Boykin has been the go-to receiver for both Seneca Wallace and Scott Tolzien. Boykin has 21 targets over the last two weeks and with Tolzien starting at least one more week, Boykin is a solid WR2 option this week and maybe longer.
Max FAAB: $17
Kendall Wright TEN (55%): Mr. consistency is averaging 9 targets & 81 yards over the last 4 games, but unfortunately is also averaging 0 TDs. Wright has come very close to the end zone in two of the last 4 games and I think he’s due for a couple of TDs before the end of the season. Wright has the lowest TD / Reception ratio in the league at 1.6%.¹
Max FAAB: $15
Michael Crabtree SF (28%): As we’ve seen with Percy Harvin, just because someone is active doesn’t mean they are ready to play. It took Harvin three weeks after being removed from the PUP list to see the field and even then he was on a strict snap count. On the other side of the coin, Shane Vereen came off the PUP list Sunday and had 8 catches the next day. Crabtree is a dice roll, but he was Kaepernick’s favorite target last year and could be again as soon as this week.
Max FAAB: $12
Rod Streater OAK (8%)– He was Matt McGloin’s go-to WR in his first start, leading the team with 8 targets. It’s still undecided if McGloin gets another start, but after he threw 3 TDs in his first start I’m guessing he gets another chance before the season is over. If McGloin starts, Streater has value as a WR3 or low-end Flex.
Max FAAB: $10
NO – Santonio Holmes: No Jet has been an every week fantasy starter this year. There have been occasional good fantasy games here and there, but with inconsistent run / pass splits and bad QB play I don’t feel comfortable starting any Jet ever.
Rob Housler AZ (13%): Housler was a trendy sleeper before the season, but after injuring his ankle in the preseason it has taken him most of the season to be a factor in the offense. Housler has 14 targets over the last two weeks and has 127 yards and a TD in that stretch. With the TE landscape barren after the top 3-4 options, Housler has solid TE1 upside.
Max FAAB: $10
Delanie Walker TEN (22%): This kind of feels like a fluke to me, but his stats the last two weeks (14 rec, 153 yards, 2 TDs) put him in the top-tier of TEs. It’s a weak position this year, so unless you have a top 5 talent Walker is worth a stash.
Max FAAB: $10
NO – Garrett Graham: After failing to crack 50 yards in Keenum’s first 3 starts, Graham had a breakout game with 7 catches, 136 yards and a TD after Keenum was replaced by Matt Schaub. Graham’s production is dependent on Houston’s QB situation. If Schaub gets the job back, Graham is worth a roster spot. If Keenum keeps it, he’s probably not. Too risky for my taste.
¹ Shorts (2%), Edelman (3.8%), Harry Douglas (3.9%), and Garcon (4.5%) round out the bottom five. Calvin Johnson leads the league at 18.6% and the mean is 10%. You should expect some progression (opposite of regression?) from all of those guys except maybe Edelman, since most of his catches came when Ammendola and Gronkowski were out.