I know, I know, he hasn't been what we signed up for, but it's not because he was ever benched or he failed us. The dude, entering Week 11, ranks 9th in the NFL in rushing yards. For a 'bust', that's understated. I think CEH could have a big game in Week 11. If he doesn't, of course my worry will grow, not dude to lack of talent, but merely usage. But, if he has a huge Week 11 and strong Week 12, you may find him shockingly higher-ranked than you'd think. So, if you can trade through Week 11 kickoff, buy him low, redraft or dynasty.. in dynasty, specifically, he is one of my favorite buy-lows right now, as he has top 5RB upside for 2021 and beyond.
Buy-Low: Calvin Ridley
If you are in dynasty, and you can still trade, go get Calvin Ridley before he returns to form. The window is open until he drops a big game again, which could be this week. I see Ridley as a top 5WR all year next year, and people are maybe feeling like he was a mirage earlier this year. He is legit, he has top 5 upside at WR for 2021 and beyond.
Week 11: Taysom Hill (update)
I wrote on Hill about 48 hours ago, but the dude is now starting Week 11. Brees hit IR for a few weeks and Winston is not getting the start, and in ESPN leagues this is huge because Hill is designated as both QB and TE, which means this week you can start a Saints QB at your TE spot. Make sure he isn't available in your league.
Week 11: Kenyan Drake
Kenyan Drake is tough to trust right now, I get it. And, if you have safer options, by all means, let Drake prove himself before you sit a capable RB2. However, if you are flirting with scrub rushers in place of Drake, Drake had 100 yards rushing last week and really should have had at least one TD in that Week 10 outing. I think Drake holds a ton of risk this week, so know that.. but in Drake fashion, he holds about as much monster upside as he does monster risk, that's the nature of his talent/risk balance.
Week 11: Mike Davis & Christian McCaffrey
It looks like CMC is out yet again. That means Mike Davis will be fired up again in Week 11, and he is a top 5-7RB whenever starting. That offense force-feeds the RB, and Davis was excellent for almost the entire time CMC was out. He slowed recently, but that's expected from a RB not use to starter volume (let alone CMC volume, which CAR fed him). But, Davis has been rested a tad over the last couple weeks, so he should, like a rookie WR usually does, find his second wind. Start Davis in all formats go-forward for as long as he is starting.
Week 11: Kenny Golladay
It sounds like Kenny Golladay will be a go for Week 11, so check back with me on my SAT live stream on YouTube.com/thefantasyfootbalshow, where we will break this down and more. Where do you slot Golladay heading into Week 11 if he is in fact a go? I think 12-14 overall for WRs is a safe expectation range for Golladay, however, the news should guides us, so again, see you on my live stream for more!
Week 11: Taysom Hill
With Drew Brees hurt, and Jameis Winston the replacement, many are forgetting that Taysom Hill will likely see a big uptick in usage going forward (until Brees is 100 percent). This is big in Super Flex leagues, but more importantly, Hill is eligble at TE in many leagues (ESPN included). If you are struggling at TE, or a deep flex spot, Hill is an intriguing play for as long as he will be in his expanded role!
Week 10: Lamar Jackson/Mark Andrews
I know he is still in a slump, and 9 weeks in, I usually call a duck a duck. But, the Ravens still have a strong record and a great shot at being a sneaky-good playoff team. I think JK Dobbins will come on strong here in the next week or so, and I think Mark Andrews and Lamar Jackson start scoring well again. I know it's a risk, but is it really that big of a risk if you're buying at the right price? Think about it. Anyone that owns Lamar or Andrews is dying to get something so they don't get screwed after the trade deadline. The Lamar/Andrews owners want to be nudged into trading them. Nudge them before the trade deadline passes.
Week 10: Josh Jacobs
Go by Josh Jacobs now before people start valuing him like the RB I think he can be go-forward. When I scan down the RBs on the rankings, the only RB left that in that 7-13 range that has top 4-7RB upside is Jacobs. Try trading a WR that is popping off with maybe a smaller-time rusher and see if that sticks.
Week 9: Ezekiel Elliott
Ezekiel Elliott is a risk moving forward, let's be real. No Dak Prescott = pretty bad situation. The defense is horrible, the offense can't move the ball, it wouldn't shock me if Zeke busted all year, or got hurt, or quit playing and used some injury to sit out some string of games. However, as much as those scenarios could take place, he could just as easily bounce-back after the bye week coming up and the dude could win you your league down the stretch. If he didn't come at such a discount via trade right now, the risk picture that I just painted would outweigh the reward. But, at RB2 value, sometimes low-end RB2 value, all the risk feels baked into this one. I buy Zeke using two players in any league I can. I feel like he is well worth putting 1-2 struggling seasons on the line.