1. Knile Davis KC RB – Every game the guy starts he could produce fantasy RB1 numbers. How many games will he start? That’s up in the air right now, as Charles (high ankle sprain) could play this week, or miss several. My early guess is that Charles misses at least Week 3, but he could progress well, this is the definition of TBA type stuff.
2. Khiry Robinson NO RB – With Mark Ingram out a month, we might see Robinson come in and be the runner we’ve been talking up for a year now. Then again, we are talking about the Saints, so it’s entirely possible Pierre Thomas just sees a huge boost in production. That said, it’s just as possible Thomas is a 80-yard, 1TD guy per start. I love the kid, I just wish I was making the call to run him out onto the field with the intention of giving him 15+ carries per game.
3. Antonio Gates SD TE – Believe it or not, Gates is available in a lot of leagues. He clearly still has some game left, so he should be grabbed if available and started!
4. Bobby Rainey TB RB – Considering Doug Martin (knee) participated in practice today (Tuesday), and was running with the first-team offense, it sounds like the Bobby Rainey show is no longer in fantasy theatres… however, Martin has some huge injury concerns, and setbacks happen, so Rainey still commands top waiver consideration given he can be a RB1 if starting.
5. Mohamed Sanu CIN WR – TEN is No. 1 against the pass in terms of yardage coming out of Week 2, and Sanu has big shoes to fill with AJ Green out (and high expectations after a big week last week). He wont catch defenses off guard in this one, but is still a strong fantasy WR3 option in larger leagues.
6. Danny Woodhead SD RB – He isn’t available in every format, but Woodhead has huge upside moving forward in PPR.
7. Niles Paul WAS TE – This guy was a beast last week, catching 8 passes for 99 yards and 1TD. He commands serious low-end TE1 respect moving forward, especially with Kirk Cousins now in the line-up. When Jordan Reed returns, expect a dip back into the ‘borderline’ TE1 area, but don’t be shocked if WAS puts their faith in Paul.
8. Donald Brown SD RB – Many might be expecting him to step right in and play well with Mathews out, but Woodhead still gets carries and pulls in the receptions out of the backfield. The Bills are are top 5-7 against the run, so I don’t see Brown having enough opportunity to have a big game in Week 3, especially given the sharing situation. He should be grabbed in all larger leagues just in case he can prove consistent over the next few weeks.
9. Ahmad Bradshaw IND RB – He looked great in Week 3. Can he stay healthy, though? Trent Richardson ran well, but put the ball on the ground. We might see Bradshaw take over here shortly.
10. Kirk Cousins WAS QB – A strong back-up for any team, the guy produces decent numbers.
11. Isaiah Crowell CLE RB – Worth a grab on upside/talent alone.
12. Larry Donnell NYG TE – A high-end TE2 now, no question. A great bye week play.
Both Josh Gordon and Mike Asiata (and Jerick McKinnon, especially in dynasty leagues) were on last week’s add/drop list, so they are likely already gone, but Gordon would rank No. 1 overall if still available.