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Another exciting week of football action has come and gone.

Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins won the first 29 and a half minutes but the Steelers dominated the second half en route to their third win.

In true Matt Ryan fashion, Matt Schaub threw for an insane 460 yards in a loss to Seattle. Proving me and many others wrong about the immediate impact of losing Matt Ryan.

Nick Bosa is making a case for defensive player of the year with another monster game.

Drew Brees is back, and it definitely showed on Sunday.

Tannehill got it done again! He added a bit of undeniable spark to the Titan’s offense and beat out Jameis and the Bucs.

Cooper Kupp seemed to once again be unstoppable after the catch, racking up 220 yards against the Bengals.

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Danny Amendola, WR, Detroit Lions

The 10-year veteran now has at least seven catches in 3-of-6 games this season.

It’s clear his involvement may be limited by the number of talented pass catchers on this offense. But he has stepped into the slot role and when given opportunity he has capitalized.

He’s a very low floor dart throw moving forward. However, his upside in this offense is worth consideration. He is just 10% owned on Yahoo.

Kenyan Drake, RB, Arizona Cardinals

To leave Miami can’t possibly hurt your fantasy upside.

Drake enters a backfield with a lot of question marks right now, but if David Johnson misses an extended period of time Drake could have huge upside.

As it currently stands Drake and Zach Zenner are the two healthy running backs. With Edmonds, DJ, and Alfred Morris currently banged up. As timelines for recovery become more concrete, there will be a much clearer picture of how things will shake out.

So while there will be an adjustment period where Drake learns his new offense, the long term relevance of Kenyan Drake just got a major bump.

Chris Conley, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

Conley has had 15 targets over his last two games and so far this season he’s averaged over 20 yards per completion.

Chark is still the guy to have on this team, but with Westbrook currently dealing with a neck injury, there should be consistent volume moving forward to get some real production out of Conley.

Conley’s next game happens to be against the Houston Texans, which could make for a great bye week fill in. Earlier this season he had a 4-73-0 stat line against the Texans with 5 total targets.

  • Russell Gage WR Atlanta Falcons– Gage seems to be the teams go-to replacement for Mohamed Sanu. The Falcons never had an issue supporting three receivers before, so Gage now has enough potential to be a must-add in dynasty. And he’s at least worth a look in deep redraft leagues.
  • Miles Sanders RB Philadelphia Eagles– It appears Sanders has found his role with this team. His big-play ability can’t be depended on every week, but he makes for a very cheap trade target. This is a solid offense with easy games ahead (after they play the Patriots).
  • Mason Rudolph QB Pittsburgh Steelers- I know, I know, “it’s the Dolphins relax.” And yes the Dolphins are a free win. But Rudolph finally looked comfortable taking shots downfield. This could be a confidence boost that carries over into match-up based production.

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Texans Defense

J.J. Watt is out for the season. And it’s truly a major loss for anybody who enjoys good football.

With an already struggling secondary, losing Watt as a pass rusher now makes the Texans even more vulnerable to big plays. The linebackers are good enough to keep the run game in check, but the Texans now seem even better for wide receiver and quarterback matchups.

Keke Coutee, WR, Houston Texans

Coutee had high expectations going into this season. He has failed to live up to the hype and has apparently now lost the starting job to Deandre Carter.

The offense as a whole seems better without him. Coutee is now just burning a hole in your bench if you still have him rostered.

  • Terry McLaurin WR Washington RedskinsCase Keenum is the best QB on this team and he’s currently in concussion protocol. The situation is worth monitoring moving forward because as we saw on Thursday, Dwayne Haskins isn’t ready to support any quality fantasy options.
  • Steelers running backs- Benny Snell, Jaylen Samuels, and James Connor are all dealing with injuries. The severity of these injuries has yet to be determined. But with three questionable runningbacks, Trey Edmunds seems to be the last healthy body left.
  • Matt Breida RB San Fransisco 49ers– Breida is yet another banged-up running back the problem is, Breida has the Short week as the 9ers play on Thursday. Tevin Coleman may approach workhorse status with injuries to Breida and Jeff Wilson.

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About Bobby Shepherd

Bobby has played fantasy football since he was first tall enough to reach a draft board. He eats sleeps and breathes stats and is always excited to share his findings.

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