Edited 9/10/17: Today, Adrian Peterson was traded to the Cardinals, so double-check your free agent pool and make sure he wasn’t recently cut in your league. He will certainly get a solid shot to start in AZ moving forward until David Johnson returns. Also, Josh Gordon, as I’ve written for weeks, needs to be owned in larger leagues because he could apply for reinstatement soon. Jerick McKinnon also jumps onto this updated list after his 100+/TD outing on Monday night. It feels like the Vikes will give him a shot to start moving forward, or at least they give him a boatload of touches and see what develops.
(10/9/17) Marlon Mack has been one of the most talked about ‘stash’ players on SleeperU since August. He is on the Bold Predictions, and he has been on both the Stock Market write-ups and Waiver Wire write-ups on almost an every-week basis. However, he is still available in a big number of leagues. I love the kid. He is dynamic, exciting, and if given starter touches, which seems likely now, well, I think high-end RB2-type numbers is the worst-case scenario. He has upside for more. In Week 5, he went nuts, rushing for 91 yards and a TD (almost having a second score, which was overturned at the 1-yard line). He is a play maker, something the Colts are very unlikely to ignore at this point. Hopefully you own him already being a SleeperU member, but if not, he is most likely the top claim to make heading into your league’s waiver wire process. Put a claim in!
Alfred Morris, this coming week, may not be worth much at all, or he could turn out to be an instant high-end RB2 (with low-end RB1 appeal). Ezekiel Elliott news could break early this week, news that will either uphold or overturn his six-game suspension. Morris has value on the speculation alone, and by the time Week 6 kicks off, we should know if Morris is a must-start entering Week 6, or handcuff-only material.
Past Mack and Morris, and assuming no one like Alvin Kamara or Deshaun Watson are strangely-available in your league, there aren’t a ton of “must-grab” players floating around this week… Sure, the devastating broken ankle suffered by Odell Beckham opens the door for both Roger Lewis Jr and Sterling Shepard (ankle) good grabs if available, but neither has the kind of impact that comes with let’s say a Marlon Mack… Elijah McGuire, despite his poor Week 4 showing, is a player to snag in case Pilal Powell is hurt for a bit… Ed Dickson deserves a look at TE, and could be a low-end TE1 at times moving forward… and Nelson Agholor continues to look like a WR3/4 moving forward.