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RB Terrance West, Browns (23%) – Out carried Ben Tate 15 to 10 last week. I’m hearing rumors that West may be the lead back again next week, but the Browns backfield has been nearly impossible to predict week to week. It could be Isaiah Crowell who leads the team in carries this week for all we know.
RB Carlos Hyde, 49ers (37%) – Frank Gore hasn’t cracked 50 rushing yards the last three weeks and the Niners historically have rested Gore in the 2nd half. Hyde could be getting a chance soon.
RB Charles Sims, Bucs (25%) – Eventually the Bucs are going to see what their 3rd round pick can do. It might be a few weeks away, but Sims could have value once the fantasy playoffs roll around.
WR Jordan Matthews, Eagles (18%) – Only got 4 targets this week after 11 the week before, but Matthews scored a TD and was on the field for over half of the Eagles offensive snaps. I’ve been saying it every week, but Matthews is going to be a big part of the Eagles offense in the 2nd half.
WR Jarvis Landry, Dolphins (8%) – Was on the field for 56 of the Dolphins 61 offensive snaps and saw more time than Brian Hartline (50 snaps). Landry is moving into the WR2 role on a suddenly potent Dolphins offense. He should be owned in way more than 8% of Yahoo leagues.
WR Andre Holmes, Raiders (38%) – Was shut down by the Seahawks secondary and a bad day from David Carr. Don’t give up on Holmes.
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WR Davante Adams, Packers (13%) – Has taken over as the Packers 3rd WR and was on the field for all but 2 offensive snaps last week. The Packers are one of the few offenses that can support three fantasy WRs and Adams is a decent Flex play right now, but if Jordy or Cobb get hurt he’s a WR2.
TE Owen Daniels, Ravens (30%) – Has 6 catches on 9 targets in each of the last two games. Daniels doesn’t do much after the catch, but 6 catches for 50+ yards is decent TE production in PPR leagues.
RB Alfred Blue, Texans (12%) – Texans starter Arian Foster suffered a groin injury this week and is questionable for week 10. If Foster can’t go, Blue should get the start and be a solid Flex play.
TE Chase Ford, Vikings (0%) – Is averaging 5.5 catches and 63.5 receiving yards over the last two weeks and scored his first NFL TD this week. Rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater seems to be developing some chemistry with Ford and Norv Turner offenses are TE-friendly.
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RB Matt Asiata, Vikings (31%) – Scored 3 TDs this week, but is strictly a goal line back and hadn’t scored in the previous 4 games. With Adrian Peterson possibly coming back after the Vikings bye week, Asiata isn’t worth a roster spot.
WR Allen Hurns (14%) – Had a big week 9 (7-112-2), but hadn’t broke 50 receiving yards or scored a TD in the previous 4 games. Hurns is way too inconsistent to start in all but the deepest fantasy leagues.