Keenan Allen – After stringing together 3 solid weeks, Allen has emerged as the number 1 receiver in the Chargers offense and a preferred target of Philip Rivers. He has had back to back 100 yard games and has had a strong red zone presence. San Diego has a pretty friendly schedule the rest of the season and in a pass first offense Allen could push for WR2 status pretty quick. He is currently available in 68% of leagues.
Nick Foles – There is a legitimate QB controversy in Philly after Foles put up 296 yards with 3 TDs (1 rushing). While it can be argued that Chip Kelly’s offense was made for Vick, Foles looks like he runs it better. Vick makes fewer reads, as his athleticism allows him to do so, but Foles works his progressions better and moreover has better accuracy. He will get another game to prove his worth, but fantasy owners might not and should grab him where available. He is currently available in 87% of leagues.
Joseph Randle – DeMarco Murray went down once again last Sunday, this time with an apparent MCL sprain. With Lance Dunbar out with a hamstring injury, Randle will likely carry the load, and with a number of plus match ups on the board he is a must add for owners in need of a RB. He is currently available in 95% of leagues.
Zach Stacy – Stacy remained the feature back for the Rams in week 6 and ran well against a good Texans defense. As long as he is starting he should be rostered in all leagues. He is currently available in 60% of leagues.
Andre Ellington – I’ve talked about him before on the waivers posts, but Ellington is ceding more and more touches each week, and Bruce Arians will have to eventually give more touches to Ellington who is clearly more talented than Rashard Mendenhall. He is still a better play in PPR settings and more of a stash in standard leagues. He is currently available in 64% of leagues.
Percy Harvin – With Harvin coming off a hip injury it’s hard to waste a roster spot on him in shallow leagues, but in deeper leagues and keeper leagues, he is worth an add right now. It is still difficult to discern among the smoke and mirrors of the NFL what type of impact Harvin will have in the short term. However, there is no telling when exactly he will play, or if he will for that matter, and what type of rapport he can develop with Russell Wilson in a run first offense. The talent is clearly there and makes him worth a speculative add for owners who like to live on the edge. He is currently available in 57% of leagues.
Shonn Greene – After missing yet another week, Greene is looking like he might give it a go in week 7. With CJ2Bench running as bad as he did last season, maybe worse, Greene could have a strong shot to carry a significant load behind an underrated offensive line. He will almost certainly be the goal line back as well. He is currently available in 90% of leagues.
Mike Glennon – After a mediocre debut, Glennon was able to settle down against a softer Eagles defense. He showed poise in the pocket and clearly leaned on Vincent Jackson, making his fantasy owners giddy. When Mike Williams returns he should begin to spread the ball a bit more. He is worth an add purely as a back up right now to fill in for the BYE week if the pickins are slim. He is currently available in
Jarrett Boykin – With Randall Cobb down and James Jones in doubt for this week, Boykin is worth a flier, primarily in PPR settings. He will likely man the slot where Cobb was and could see his share of looks this week with the Packers suddenly hurting at the wide out position. Jordy Nelson will likely see a lot of Joe Hayden so Aaron Rodgers will probably be looking to Finley and Boykin a good deal. He is currently available in 99% of leagues.
Brandon Jacobs – Despite David Wilson’s claim to be feeling ok, his neck injury will likely leave him out at least 3-4 weeks if current reports hold true, and after a strong showing by Brandon Jacobs on Thursday he should be rostered in most leagues. Owners should bare in mind that Jacobs is already battling a balky hamstring, has lost more than a step, and Andre Brown could see a large role after he returns around week 10. All that negativity and he is still worth a speculative add as he will get the bulk of the carries in the backfield. He is currently available in 75% of leagues.
Jordan Reed – A week 3 injury left Reed from becoming the TE1 for the Redskins until this last week. He is a better receiver than a blocker as the position is beginning to trend towards. He runs crisp routes and has shown good lateral quickness. However, he hasn’t topped 5 receptions or 58 yards in a game yet this season so expectations should be kept low at this point. He is currently available in 91% of leagues.
Others to watch: Chris Ivory (78% of leagues), Shane Vereen (68% of leagues), Kenny Britt *if traded *(76% of leagues), and Harry Douglas (64% of leagues).
About the Author
Written by David Willow
My name is David Willow. Your NFL and Fantasy Jedi. I have lived in Dallas, TX most of my life. I have been following both football and basketball since I was a child. I love being able to research and analyze different players and teams. I've been a fantasy sports enthusiast for around 8 years with some titles to back that. I have a Bachelors degree in History with a minor in English. Other hobbies include me being part of an acting workshop for five years, playing guitar, and working out. Hit me up with any comments, questions or opinions.