DeVante Parker – Parker is a talented wide receiver who has produce this season when healthy. In games his four full games this season, he’s averaging 8.75 targets and 14.9 PPR points per game. This would put him as the overall WR3 in points per game scoring only behind DeAndre Hopkins and Antonio Brown. With the departure of Jay Ajayi, the Dolphins may look toward the pass a bit more than usual. Parker is finally healthy after missing more than three games due to injury. He has an aDOT of 15.2 which ranks second among players with at least 24 receptions (Parker’s season total). Most owners value Parker as a WR3, but I believe he’s a solid WR2 and a fringe WR1 for the rest of the year.
Michael Thomas – Thomas has shown an incredible floor this season, catching at least 5 passes and seeing at least 8 targets in every week except one. The problem is, he hasn’t flashed the upside he did last season. Thomas has yet to go over 100 yards, and has only scored twice. His owners may be slightly down on him due to the lack of big games. I still see Thomas is a solid WR1 for the rest of the year, but he can likely be bought as a WR2, especially in standard leagues.
Mike Evans – Evans has been a quality WR1 this season, but has been suspended for week 10. Couple that with nervousness about Jameis Winston’s ailing shoulder, and you have a possible buy low window. If the Evans owner is in a must-win situation over the next few weeks, Evans could be available. You’ll have to send a WR1 or RB1 to acquire him, but it may be worth it with Evans’ upcoming schedule. He’ll face four teams in the bottom third of the league in pass defense over the next five weeks. Even if Ryan Fitzpatrick is the quarterback, I like the idea of buying Evans at a slight discount.
Still Open to Buy – Stefon Diggs, Greg Olsen, DeSean Jackson
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Jared Goff – I’m buying into Goff as an NFL talent, but he ran incredibly hot in week 9. He scored 28.4 and finished as the week’s overall QB1, but it was on just 22 pass attempts. He’s not a high volume passer, so he needs hyper-efficient games like this to finish weeks as a top 10 QB. Through the first eight weeks of the season, Goff’s highest fantasy finish was QB9 against the 49ers, which was the only time he finished in the top 10.
T.Y. Hilton – I made this argument earlier in the year, but the logic stays the same. Hilton scored 34.5 PPR fantasy points last week, opening the selling window one last time. In his three spike weeks, Hilton played against the 26th, and 27th ranked pass defense as well as a banged up Texans squad. Against top 10 pass defenses, he’s averaged just 5.8 PPR points. His schedule for the rest of the season is quite difficult, as he faces three top five pass defense.
Robert Woods – Woods had a great fantasy game scoring two touchdowns and 23 PPR points. He finished as the overall WR6 in week 9. If you didn’t watch the game and just saw the box score, Woods looked like a great play, however, he scored one of his touchdowns on a 3rd and 33 screen pass where the Giants literally ran away instead of tackling him. His second touchdown came after Todd Gurley was tackled at the goal line. It’s certainly nice the Rams looked for Woods in the red zone, but his box score could have been drastically different if Gurley would have leapt a couple extra inches or if the Giants weren’t completely incompetent on defense. I see Woods as a weekly WR4, but you can sell him for a WR3 right now. Explore options if you can.
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