Damien Williams, MIA RB
I wouldn’t exactly be excited to roll out Kenyan Drake or Williams against the Panthers, but I would be excited for the Bucs and Patriots in the upcoming weeks. It’s the time of the year where the NFL teams have settled in and there aren’t going to be too many more surprises. As a possible playoff contender, it is time to start feeling confident in playing the matchups to secure that playoff spot.
Robert Woods, LAR WR
I still don’t believe in the Rams. I really think this is just an off year for the NFL with the exception of the Eagles flying high. Goff doesn’t really look super talented receiver Sammy Watkins’ way often and Cooper Kupp is a rookie leaving Robert Woods with high WR2 upside for the rest of the season. With the Texans, Vikings, Saints, and Cardinals (3 of which are missing a quarterback) coming up, Woods has the chance to solidify himself as a red zone target.
Terrance Williams, DAL WR
If Dez misses any time, just go for it. Terrance Williams broke out for the first time this season and the Falcons are still drunk from their Super Bowl appearance. T-Will never impressed as the number one receiver when Dez missed time previously, but he’s worth a FLEX play regardless.
Marqise Lee, JAX WR
The Jags are a slightly worse Cowboys team. They are still learning how to win games and when they squeak them out, it isn’t going to be very convincing. Marqise Lee was all but forgotten until Allen Robinson tore his ACL earlier this year. Lee has soaked up 28 targets for 230 yards over the last 3 games and finally converted one into a TD. The Chargers, Browns, Cardinals, and Colts aren’t exactly in the best shape making Lee a tempting flex play down the stretch.
Packers Skill Positions, GB WR/RB
We mentioned the Packers receivers here before, but for a second I thought McCarthy would be able to gameplan well enough to be competitive with Hundley. Week 9 showed us that Hundley just doesn’t have great vision in the pocket. He regularly held the ball for 6 seconds and looked skittish out there. With just 45 total rushing yards from Jones and Montgomery, there isn’t much to be excited about on this team.
Dez Bryant, DAL WR
His days of being a top 15 fantasy receiver are over. Through 8 games, he has never broken 100 yards and has 0 multi-touchdown games (four touchdowns total this season). Part of the blame should go to Dak for not taking more chances downfield and playing too much like Alex Smith, but Dez just doesn’t seem as explosive or in shape as he was three years ago. With this knee/ankle injury heading into Week 10, he’ll be tough to trust and really should be benched.