Ito Smith, Atl RB
Judge Ito has been relatively inefficient as a runner this season, but has seen the ball between 8-13 times in each of the past five games. He has handled 45.5% of Atlanta’s red zone carries this year and could be a high-upside RB2 in the upcoming shootout with New Orleans. If you want to say a prayer with your Thanksgiving dinner, inserting Smith as a plug and play might pay off.
Lamar Jackson, Bal QB
Jackson started on Sunday and rushed 27 times for 117 yards. The 27 rush attempts were the most by a quarterback this millennium. He seemed competent as a thrower and as we mentioned last week, Baltimore has great fantasy matchups with Oakland, Atlanta, KC, and Tampa on the horizon. If you need help at QB, Jackson is your guy.
Gus Edwards, Bal RB
After being a non-factor all season, Edwards exploded on Sunday with 17 carries for 115 yards and a touchdown. There is no doubt that his familiarity working with Lamar Jackson helped the team immensely in the run. The Ravens will run a great deal of zone reads against the Raiders this week and Edwards is likely to play a big role in that game. He’s a must-add in all formats.
Josh Adams, Phi RB
Adams was the only bright spot in the Eagles’ blowout loss to the Saints. He took 7 carries for 53 yards and a touchdown and the undrafted rookie will likely get an opportunity at a feature role this week against the Giants. It could be as simple as Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood both playing poorly, but Adams needs to be rostered in all leagues.
Devin Funchess, Car WR
Funchess dropped five passes on Sunday and finished with only 39 yards on eight targets. He has not surpassed 50 yards in four straight games and D.J. Moore has become the centerpiece of Carolina’s passing game. The big-bodied receiver is in a major slump and is nothing more than a WR3 right now.
Alex Collins, Bal RB
Gus Edwards seems to be the new lead back in Baltimore. Collins only saw one carry after halftime on Sunday and despite a plus-matchup against the Raiders this week, Collins is nothing more than a RB4 because there is no sign the Ravens will feature him. Owners can hold him and pray the Ravens go back to Joe Flacco, but that probably won’t happen anytime soon.