Cole Beasley, Dal WR
Beasley hauled in seven of eight targets for 56 yards and almost scored a touchdown late in the game. He has always had a good rapport with check-down Dak and is a solid WR2 in PPR leagues even with Amari Cooper joining the team over the bye week.
Mitchell Trubisky, Chi QB
Two weeks in a row on this list for Trubisky?! It’s well deserved, as the much maligned QB put up two more scores and 333 passing yards against the Patriots. Trubisky is proving to be a dual threat and is a must-own top 10 fantasy QB against the Jets this week.
Jordy Nelson / Martavis Bryant, Oak WR
Now that Amari Cooper has been traded to Dallas for a first round pick, we can expect Bryant and Nelson, along with Seth Roberts, to see some extra targets the rest of the way. Nelson is probably the best add here, but it will be hard to predict how the Raiders spread out playing time as they enter full tank mode.
Doug Martin, Oak RB
Martin is expected to have the leading role in Oakland’s backfield with Marshawn Lynch expected to be out for at least a month. Martin hasn’t been extremely productive the last two years and Jalen Richard seems to have a lock on the passing downs, so Martin is only worth a flier if you have a roster spot to spare.
Derrick Henry, Ten RB
Henry took 12 carries for a measly 33 yards on Sunday, although he did score his first touchdown of the year as well. He has struggled with efficiency all season and Dion Lewis has out-produced him in far too many games. Henry is already one of the biggest busts of the season and really isn’t even worth owning in standard 10-team leagues.
Wendell Smallwood, Phi RB
After two straight unproductive games, it is now time to downgrade Smallwood to a very risky flex play in PPR leagues. He has led the team in carries but has done next to nothing with his touches. He is yet to top 56 total rushing yards this year and faces a tough Jaguars front before the Eagles’ Week 9 bye – he’s a drop candidate.