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Waiver Wired

Waiver Wired: Week 11

by Raymond Summerlin
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Welcome to the eleventh edition of Waiver Wired for the 2015 season. As is always the case, this column is your guide to the best players available in at least 50 percent of Yahoo fantasy leagues. Some of these players are plug-and-play options who can help this week while others are stashes who may become useful in the future.

Each profiled player comes with a recommendation of what size league they should be owned. This does not mean they cannot be owned in shallower leagues, but they are not must-adds in the smaller formats. Also, a watch list will follow every position group. These are players who could be useful in deeper formats, but they are not yet must-own players in shallower leagues. Finally, the deep cuts section highlights running backs and wide receivers who are owned in less than five percent of Yahoo leagues. Now that the explanation is out of the way, let’s move on to the action.

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The Drop List
QB: Andrew Luck, Joe Flacco, Sam Bradford
RB:
Ameer Abdullah, Rashad Jennings, C.J. Spiller
WR:
Pierre Garcon, Andre Johnson, Marques Colston
TE:
Jordan Cameron, Kyle Rudolph

The reports around Andrew Luck have almost exclusively been negative, and it sounds like his absence could be on the high end of the original 2-to-6 week timeline. The Colts’ playoff schedule is among the best around, but it might be tough to get there with Luck wasting a roster spot. If he can go in an IR slot, then stash him there, but do not give up wins today to keep him on the roster. Ameer Abdullah made the biggest play of the game against the Packers, but he played miles behind Joique Bell with Detroit nursing a lead in the second half. That says a ton about how much Detroit trusts him. I do not have high hopes of him seeing more than 10 touches in a game moving forward. Jordan Cameron has not had more than 35 yards since Week 2.

Quarterbacks
*Tony Romo owned in 64 percent of Yahoo leagues. No. 1 add if available.
1. Marcus Mariota
2. Brock Osweiler
3. Mark Sanchez
4. Tyrod Taylor

Running backs
1. Denard Robinson
2. James White
3. Matt Jones
4. Alfred Morris
5. Shaun Draughn
Playoff Stashes: Jay Ajayi, David Cobb, Ahmad Bradshaw

Wide receivers
1. Danny Amendola
2. Kamar Aiken
3. Dorial Green-Beckham
4. Chris Givens
Playoff Stashes: Nelson Agholor, Dontrelle Inman, Devin Funchess

Tight ends
1. Jacob Tamme
2. Eric Ebron
3. Coby Fleener
4. Crockett Gillmore

Defense/Special Teams
1. Tennessee Titans
2. Baltimore Ravens
3. Dallas Cowboys
Looking Ahead: New York Giants

Kickers
1. Nick Novak
2. Matt Prater
3. Cairo Santos
Looking Ahead: Connor Barth

QUARTERBACKS
1. Marcus Mariota, Titans – Owned in 42 percent of Yahoo leagues
Marcus Mariota came out firing against the Panthers, completing seven straight passes at one point in the first half. He slowed down as the offense bogged down in the second half, but there was an extremely promising development in what ended up being a poor game. Mariota attempted three real rushing attempts including a designed run on a read option in the first quarter. He entered the game with just 11 attempts total on the season, and five of those – two designed – came against Buffalo Week 5. Those attempts against Buffalo did not lead to a rushing explosion, but he was injured early in the next game and is just getting back to full health. New coach Mike Mularkey promised to play to Mariota’s “strengths,” and one of those is his ability to hurt defenses with his legs. Mariota does not need rushing attempts to be on the QB1 map against the Jaguars Thursday night, but it certainly would not hurt.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 12-team leagues.  

2. Brock Osweiler, Broncos – Owned in 1 percent of Yahoo leagues
The only thing we know for sure about Peyton Manning is he is out for this week, but he could be rested longer as he tries to recover from a painful plantar fasciitis injury. In steps Brock Osweiler, who threw for 146 yards, a touchdown and an interception in relief on Manning against the Chiefs and has completed 31-of-54 regular season passes for 305 yards, two scores and a pick in his four-year career. Though there is not much to go on, Osweiler lit up the preseason this year with 484 yards and three scores in 68 attempts and has much better weapons than fellow injury fill-in Mark Sanchez. With Emmanuel Sanders expected to play, Osweiler should have the benefit of two prime weapons against a Bears defense which has struggled when faced with competent quarterbacks – Nick Foles and Teddy Bridgewater do not count – this season. Osweiler will certainly carry some meltdown risk, but he has some decent upside as well. He is a streaming option in deeper leagues.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 14-team leagues.

3. Mark Sanchez, Eagles – Owned in 1 percent of Yahoo leagues
There is enough upside with Mark Sanchez to make him worth a look in a good matchup, but there has to be some caution. Sanchez was a borderline QB1 in deep leagues in his eight starts last year, averaging 15.8 points and posting four 20-point games, but he also had a scary floor and did not score more than two touchdowns in any game. Sam Bradford has not been what you would call a fantasy superstar this year, and Sanchez’s supporting cast is worse this time around with Jeremy Maclin in Kansas City. This week against a subpar Tampa Bay secondary – though they did shut down Matt Cassel last week #bitter – and another possible start against Detroit offers Sanchez a good shot to show what he can do, and it is not crazy to think a good performance could win him the job even when Sam Bradford is healthy. He is worth a streaming look in deeper formats.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 14-team leagues.  

4. Tyrod Taylor, Bills – Owned in 46 percent of Yahoo leagues
I want to believe in Tyrod Taylor, but the Bills’ offensive philosophy since he has returned has severely limited his upside. Taylor has just 39 attempts total in two games including just 12 two weeks ago against Miami. He has mitigated that lack of volume some with 16 total rushing attempts the last two weeks, but he was not able to get loose for any big gains last week. With the running game working like a well-oiled machine, it is fair to worry about Taylor’s opportunities from game to game. The opportunities should not be as much of a concern in New England, but Malcolm Butler is playing like a Super Bowl hero right now and the Patriots are giving up just 14.7 fantasy points to quarterbacks at home this season. Taylor has the upside to be useful in deeper leagues, but he needs to be on the bench in shallower formats.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 14-team leagues.

Watch List: Fading Kirk Cousins last week was easily my worst call of the season, but I am not chasing points this week against the Panthers. … Brian Hoyer has a great schedule down the stretch including a game against the Saints in two weeks, but it is tough to call him a must add with his health in question. … I have been on the Jay Cutler bandwagon all season, but even after a good day against the Rams, I cannot get behind him against the Broncos. He is a good stash for Week 12 against the Packers, however. … Matt Hasselbeck has a good matchup this week and a great schedule down the stretch, but he was just a middling QB2 in his two starts against Jacksonville and Houston earlier this season. … Jameis Winston has a rushing touchdown in three straight games and four overall this season. He has seven total in 27 games in college, and he did not project as a scrambler coming out. The rushing touchdown streak is going to end, and he has not thrown for a touchdown in two games. … Both Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith would be a decent streaming option against the Texans, but it is too early to know who will start. The Jets expect it to be Fitzpatrick, but he needs to practice Thursday or Friday to get the nod. … I would be shocked if Johnny Manziel did not emerge from the bye week as the starter. He could come into streaming value later in the year. … Alex Smith has a good matchup this week and a great schedule in the playoffs, but he needs to show he can produce QB1 games in good spots before I trust him. His biggest game of the season came on the back of 78 yards on the ground (career high) and a rushing touchdown (six career before this season). His other 20-point game came on the back of three gifted touchdowns on short fields. Smith has averaged 14.2 points in his other starts, including duds against Chicago and Pittsburgh. If he does it this week, then he will be someone to stream in the playoffs. … I have no reason to believe Case Keenum will be a fantasy star in St. Louis.

RUNNING BACKS
1. Denard Robinson, Jaguars – Owned in 1 percent of Yahoo leagues
It is ugly out there on the wire this week, but Denard Robinson could end up being a great pickup depending on the health of T.J. Yeldon (foot). Robinson took a backseat to Toby Gerhart in the only game Yeldon missed this season, but he had just returned from his own knee injury in that contest and Gerhart has been inactive each of the last two weeks. Robinson would be the guy if Yeldon misses, and he showed he can be a fantasy asset when given carries last season. The Titans are a sturdier defense than most give credit for, but he would be a high-end RB3 even in 10-team leagues if Yeldon misses Thursday night.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 10-team leagues.

2. James White, Patriots – Owned in 39 percent of Yahoo leagues
As expected by most, James White took over the majority of the passing-down snaps with Dion Lewis (knee) out for the season. As expected by me, he did not do anything with the work. A player who has a chance to see roughly half the weekly snaps on one of the best offenses in the league deserve to be owned in deeper leagues, but I am still not expecting him to become a factor in 10-team formats.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 14-team leagues.

3. Matt Jones, Redskins – Owned in 47 percent of Yahoo leagues
4. Alfred Morris, Redskins – Owned in 49 percent of Yahoo leagues
Both Alfred Morris and Matt Jones had big Week 10s, but it important to remember what they looked like when not playing against a glorified college defense. Jones had 24.1 fantasy points in the five games prior to Week 10, and Morris had 34.1 points total before last week. You can act like the last two months of the Redskins offense did not happen if you like, but I will continue to fade Morris and Jones in all but the deepest of leagues. Jones is the better pickup if you must.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 14-team leagues.

5. Shaun Draughn, 49ers – Owned in 4 percent of Yahoo leagues
Shaun Draughn played well before the bye, and he should lead a committee of backs against the Seahawks if Carlos Hyde (foot) cannot play. The problem is I cannot imagine trusting him in my lineup outside of the deepest of leagues. He is a desperation play at best in deep formats.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 16-team leagues.

Playoff Stashes
Over the next several weeks, I will highlight high-upside players to stash for the playoff run. These players are unlikely to have value this week, but they are either an injury or good coach decision away from big fantasy value.

Jay Ajayi, Dolphins – Owned in 18 percent of Yahoo leagues
It is impossible to call Jay Ajayi’s introduction to the NFL anything but impressive. He has gained 89 yards on just 11 carries and has out-gained Lamar Miller on the ground the last two weeks on 17 fewer runs. Interim coach Dan Campbell said Miller will remain the lead back, but it would be surprising if Ajayi does not start to eat into his workload a little if this continues. The Dolphins also have a great schedule in the fantasy playoffs, getting the Giants, Chargers and Colts Weeks 14 through 16. If something happened to Miller before then, Ajayi could be a league winner.

David Cobb, Titans – Owned in 15 percent of Yahoo leagues
This is a stash in the truest sense of the word considering Cobb was a healthy scratch last week, but the harsh reality is Antonio Andrews is not a good running back, Dexter McCluster is not a lead back, and the coaching staff hates Bishop Sankey. The Titans’ playoff schedule is not great, but they get the Jaguars Week 13 and the Texans Super Bowl week. If he is the starter by then, he will be useful in both games.

Ahmad Bradshaw, Colts – Owned in 4 percent of Yahoo leagues
With it sounding like Andrew Luck could miss the full six games with a lacerated kidney, the Colts will likely lean heavily on the run and Frank Gore down the stretch. That should be good for Gore’s fantasy value, but it is important to consider what a big workload will do to a 32-year-old running back. Gore is already on pace for 263 carries, and his workload should only increase moving forward. If Gore goes down, Bradshaw would be next in line to take advantage of the cake schedule Indianapolis has in the playoffs.

Watch List: Alfred Blue looks like he is going to keep getting carries, but he just is not very good. Joique Bell was back to looking terrible against the Packers, and although he is the clear lead back, I cannot imagine using him against the Raiders or Eagles the next two weeks. Who knows if he will be the starter after that? If he can retain the starting job, Bell does get the Saints and 49ers in the playoffs. Something to remember for Ameer Abdullah as well. … There was not any garbage time for Theo Riddick to dominate, but that should change this week against the Raiders. He remains a PPR play. … Isaiah Crowell was bad, but he remains the early-down back for now. … Charles Sims is good for around 10 touches each game. That is worth something in deeper PPR formats. … Brandon Bolden played just 10 snaps against the Giants. … Dexter McCluster should remain the change-of-pace back no matter what happens in the lead-back role. ... Tre Mason and Tevin Coleman are nothing but handcuffs. … Christine Michael played six snaps against Tampa Bay. At least he is not third on the depth chart.

Deep Cuts: Chris Polk is a better back than Alfred Blue. Hopefully, the Texans will realize that soon. Jonathan Grimes was the most effective back against the Bengals. … Travaris Cadet could play the passing-down role the rest of the year in San Francisco after he replaced Pierre Thomas on the roster. … Buck Allen remains the handcuff for Justin Forsett. … With Zac Stacy (ankle) done for the year, Stevan Ridley could take on a bigger role. … Tim Hightower played just three fewer snaps than C.J. Spiller. … Toby Gerhart could play a role if T.J. Yeldon misses. … Isaiah Crowell has been most bad this year, and coach Mike Pettine talked up Glenn Winston last week.


WIDE RECEIVERS
1. Danny Amendola, Patriots – Owned in 30 percent of Yahoo leagues
With Julian Edelman likely done for the regular season with a broken bone in his foot, Amendola is easily the No. 1 pickup this week. Amendola averaged nine targets in the two games without Edelman last season, and he led the team with 11 targets and 10 catches last week against the Giants. Amendola has never been a consistent big-play threat and will not carry the same touchdown upside as Edelman, but he is a good bet for 8-10 targets weekly in a Tom Brady-led offense. That will make him a back-end WR2 in standard formats and a solid WR2 in PPR leagues. He is a must add everywhere.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 10-team leagues.

2. Kamar Aiken, Ravens – Owned in 47 percent of Yahoo leagues
Kamar Aiken showed this week both why he will be a factor in all leagues the rest of the season and why he is unlikely to become a Steve Smith-level fantasy player. The good news is Aiken saw 14 targets and was the clear No. 1 receiver against Jacksonville. The bad news is he turned those 14 targets into just seven catches for 73 yards against a defense which had been giving up big games to wide receivers. Aiken now owns a 55-percent catch rate this season, which is not terrible for the way he is being used but also not good enough for a go-to receiver. The problem is Baltimore has almost nobody else to fill the role, so Aiken should be heavily targeted the rest of the way. That volume makes him roster-able in all leagues.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 10-team leagues.

3. Dorial Green-Beckham, Titans – Owned in 26 percent of Yahoo leagues
Dorial Green-Beckham has been mostly a disappointment while playing over 60 percent of the offensive snaps over the last four weeks, but with Justin Hunter (broken ankle) done for the year and Kendall Wright (sprained knee) likely to miss Thursday night, I just cannot quit him. Green-Beckham showed his main faults when he ran a bad route and did not make a good enough effort to break up the play on Marcus Mariota’s interception against Carolina, but he showed some of his upside the week before against New Orleans. Despite his faults, Tennessee does not have much of a choice but to use Green-Beckham at this point, and that keeps him a stash and see in most formats.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 12-team leagues.

4. Chris Givens, Ravens – Owned in 10 percent of Yahoo leagues
The Ravens’ search for a deep threat may have finally ended with Chris Givens. Givens saw seven targets, which was the second-most on the team behind Kamar Aiken, against the Jaguars and turned those looks into four catches for 37 yards and a touchdown. The line was not great, but Givens did a good job settling down in space on his touchdown and showed some ability to win on short routes which had not been a part of his game up to this point. On one play in particular, he spun Dwayne Gratz like a top on a shake route for a decent gain. If that part of his game develops, Givens could be a great low-priced find for the Ravens.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 14-team leagues.

Playoff Stashes
Over the next several weeks, I will highlight high-upside players to stash for the playoff run. These players are unlikely to have value this week, but they are either an injury or good coach decision away from big fantasy value.

Nelson Agholor, Eagles – Owned in 23 percent of Yahoo leagues
Nelson Agholor managed to turn his four targets into three catches for 32 yards in his return from an ankle injury against the Dolphins, but the more important number is the 54-of-98 snaps Agholor played, which was the second most by a receiver. Agholor was an almost every-down player before getting injured, and his role should hopefully grow at the expense of Miles Austin, who managed no catches on four targets against Miami.  Riley Cooper is entrenched in the starting lineup because Chip Kelly hates fantasy players, but Agholor should find himself in the lineup way more often than not moving forward. The schedule is not great, but the Patriots have given up points to wide receivers this season and the Redskins matchup Week 16 could be a league winner if Agholor is able to establish himself.

Dontrelle Inman, Chargers – Owned in 4 percent of Yahoo leagues
The Chargers are hopeful Malcom Floyd can play through his torn labrum, but I remain pessimistic. Either way, Dontrelle Inman should have a role moving forward. He did not do much with the opportunity before the bye week against Chicago, but a favorable schedule down the stretch could help establish Inman as a fantasy starter. Aside from two games with the Broncos, Inman has at least neutral matchups the rest of the way and has two beauties with the Jaguars and Raiders in Weeks 12 and 16. Inman finished last year with back-to-back 79-yard outings, and he could have a better finish this time around.

Devin Funchess, Panthers – Owned in 23 percent of Yahoo leagues
Devin Funchess did not see the expanded role his 3-71-1 line against the Packers deserved, but he did make two big catches across the middle of the field when given the opportunity and appears to have improved dramatically from the lost rookie we saw early in the season. Until the Panthers are forced to decide Ted Ginn, Corey Brown and Ed Dickson are not the answers, Funchess will not have fantasy value, but I remain hopeful they will see the light soon. Funchess does not have a great schedule in the playoffs with two matchups against the Falcons’ surprisingly stout secondary, but he does get the Saints Week 13 and the Giants Week 15. If he is actually playing by then, he could be a factor.

Watch List: Nate Washington and Cecil Shorts should have better games moving forward, but choosing which one each week will be tricky. … All Jamison Crowder needed to get his first touchdown was literally the worst pass defense in the history of the NFL. I am not banking on any of the Redskins repeating their production from last week, but Crowder has remained a big part of the offense even with DeSean Jackson back. He has some PPR value. … Ted Ginn has caught 42 percent of his targets this season. … Wes Welker played limited snaps, but he was a factor on third downs. Even with Case Keenum now running the show, I have trouble seeing any fantasy value outside of Todd Gurley and Tavon Austin in St. Louis, and Austin’s is borderline at best. … Dwayne Harris should be the slot receiver in New York the rest of the season with Victor Cruz undergoing season-ending calf surgery. He could be worth a look after the bye. … Leonard Hankerson could return this week. He did not do much the two games before getting hurt, but he was banged up in those contests. … Tony Romo is back. Terrance Williams is still not good. He is as touchdown-or-bust as they come.

Deep Cuts: With Justin Hunter (ankle) done for the year and Kendall Wright (sprained knee) unlikely to play, Harry Douglas should be in for a lot of targets Thursday night. He has been terribly inefficient with his work so far this year, but he is worth a look in deep leagues. … Marqise Lee actually played last week, and he could be in for a decent role Thursday if Allen Hurns (abdomen), Bryan Walters (concussion) and Rashad Greene (IR/recall) are not back. … Brian Hartline has 19 targets over the last two weeks and should continue to be heavily involved if Andrew Hawkins (concussion) is forced to miss after the bye. … Jared Abbrederis served as the No. 4 receiver with Ty Montgomery out and was basically the only player making plays for Aaron Rodgers before being knocked out of the game with a rib-cage injury. He could be more involved moving forward. … DeVante Parker is not going to be a factor this season. … Albert Wilson is the No. 2 in Kansas City, which means very little for fantasy. … Josh Huff played 44-of-98 snaps against the Dolphins even with Nelson Agholor back. … Griff Whalen has started to play a bigger role in the Colts offense and could start to push Andre Johnson for snaps. … Javontee Herndon could serve as the No. 3 receiver if Malcom Floyd (shoulder) cannot play. … Aaron Dobson should get more run with Julian Edelman sidelined, but Keshawn Martin could be the deep-league name to watch once he returns from his hamstring injury. … Jaron Brown could play in base sets if Michael Floyd (hamstring) misses any time.


TIGHT ENDS
1. Jacob Tamme, Falcons – Owned in 19 percent of Yahoo leagues
There is a concern Jacob Tamme’s role will be reduced once Leonard Hankerson returns, but he has at least five targets in 6-of-8 games this season including 22 total the last two weeks. The Colts have given up the ninth-most fantasy points to tight ends this year including a 6-102-1 performance to Owen Daniels before the bye. As long as Tamme gets the targets, he should find success this week.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 12-team leagues.

2. Eric Ebron, Lions – Owned in 31 percent of Yahoo leagues
Eric Ebron had two bad drops against the Packers and only managed 28 yards, but he was targeted eight times and has at least five in every game he has finished this season. The Raiders have not given up a really big week to a tight end since Week 4, but they have given up a touchdown to a tight end in all but one game this year. Ebron has a good chance to score this week, and he should get enough targets to post a decent yardage total as well.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 12-team leagues.

3. Coby Fleener, Colts – Owned in 14 percent of Yahoo leagues
Coby Fleener did not have a big game against Denver, but he saw six targets and played the most snaps since Week 4 with 61. Dwayne Allen also played 61 snaps in that game, and Jack Doyle was on the field for 31 plays. New OC Rob Chudzinski seems intent on using multiple tight ends, which should get Fleener a lot of opportunities against a Falcons defense which has given up big games to tight ends this season. He is a decent streaming option this week.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 12-team leagues.

4. Crockett Gillmore, Ravens – Owned in 12 percent of Yahoo leagues
Crockett Gillmore only saw four targets, but he connected for his second touchdown in as many games and has a red-zone target in five of his seven games this season. There is some concern Maxx Williams will steal targets, and Gillmore looks like more of a touchdown-or-bust option. Still, the Ravens need a red-zone weapon, and Gillmore looks like the answer. He is worth a look in deeper leagues.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 14-team leagues.

Watch List: I have officially given up on Austin Seferian-Jenkins. That means he will both play and go off this week. … Richard Rodgers has three touchdowns the last two games, but he has not gone over 45 yards this season. Andrew Quarless is on the way back, and Justin Perillo stole a concerning amount of work last week. … Charles Clay has been a lot more dud than stud this season. … Jared Cook has a good matchup and a new quarterback, but I will pass. … Clive Walford is still not playing enough snaps to be a consistent contributor. … Will Tye has played well enough to eat into Larry Donnell’s snaps after the bye. … Maxx Williams was more involved with Steve Smith out. His playing time is something to monitor closely. … Ryan Griffin returned of IR/recall and saw six targets last night, which was roughly 18 percent of the total targets Texans’ tight ends had seen up to that point. His usage moving forward will be interesting.

DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS
1. Tennessee Titans – Owned in 8 percent of Yahoo leagues
Tennessee has struggled to force turnovers this season, but they have consistently gotten to the quarterback all year. The Titans brought down Cam Newton five times last week and now have 12 sacks over their last three games. That much pressure will eventually lead to turnovers, and Blake Bortles has been happy to hand them out the last five weeks. I would like the play better if the Thursday night matchup was in Tennessee, but the Titans should have a good night regardless.

2. Baltimore Ravens – Owned in 43 percent of Yahoo leagues
The Ravens stood up well to a Jaguars’ attack which had been scoring points for fun and forced a turnover for the first time since Week 3. This week they get to face a floundering pass offense under the direction of a new quarterback in Case Keenum. Keenum has thrown eight interceptions in 10 starts in his career and sports a career 55.2 completion percentage. Baltimore can be stout against the run, and they should try to force Keenum to win the game. That should lead to some turnovers and sacks although admittedly both have been difficult to come by for the Ravens all season.

3. Dallas Cowboys – Owned in 13 percent of Yahoo leagues

There is no reason the Cowboys’ pass rush should have just five sacks the last four games, but there is good reason to believe they can turn it around this week against Miami. The Dolphins have given up the seventh-most sacks this season and 15 total over the last four weeks. If Dallas is going to get the pass rush going, it will likely be this week.

Looking Ahead: The Giants lead the league with 23 takeaways through 10 games. The Redskins have a turnover in every game played against a real NFL defense, which obviously disqualifies the Saints. I would like the play more if the game were in New York, but the Giants should be a good streaming option following the bye.

KICKERS
1. Nick Novak, Texans – Owned in 13 percent of Yahoo leagues
The Jets have faced at least three field goal attempts in each of the last four games and have given up double-digit points to every kicker over that span. Nick Novak has not gotten a ton of opportunities since becoming the Texans’ kicker, but that should turn around at home against New York.

2. Matt Prater, Lions – Owned in 28 percent of Yahoo leagues
Matt Prater had a rough day missing two extra points the second of which almost cost the team the game last week against Green Bay, but he has connected on all his field goal attempts this season. Unfortunately, he has only attempted 10 in nine games. That could change this week against Oakland, who has faced at least two field goals in every game this season and nine over the last two weeks. If Prater is going to have a breakout game, this will be it.

3. Cairo Santos, Chiefs – Owned in 19 percent of Yahoo leagues
Cairo Santos has a concerning floor in the Chiefs’ inconsistent offense, but Kansas City’s offensive ineptitude can lead to huge games. Santos had six attempts last week, four Week 7 against Pittsburgh and 7 Week 4 against the Bengals. The Chargers have faced 10 field goals their last three games including five against Justin Tucker. Santos is not the most consistent play, but he is a good kicker to target in GPPs because of his demonstrated ceiling.

Looking Ahead: Connor Barth has been money this season, and he gets the Colts indoors next week. 

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Raymond Summerlin
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