This year I have focused mostly on returning players or those who are available in shallow leagues. Deeper leagues need love too so that’s my focus this week. If you’re in a 14 team league or deeper, pay special attention to the names below.
Derek Carr – Carr looks like the best of the streamer options available this week. A couple others to look at if Carr isn’t available are Sam Darnold, the returning Nick Foles, or Jacoby Brissett if he’s healthy.
Brian Hill – Hill is available everywhere and will likely be the first claim off the board this week. Falcon’s RB Devonta Freeman went down with a foot injury and could miss about 2 weeks. Fire Hill up against a soft Carolina run defense this week.
Raheem Mostert – Mostert is another deeper league player that could have an extended role with Matt Breida spraining his ankle Monday night. Mostert was San Francisco’s main back in OT and should have a healthy split with Tevin Coleman.
Deebo Samuel – Deebo stepped up big after Emmanuel Sanders hurt his rib in the 49er’s first loss of the year. He finished with 8 grabs for 112 yards to finally start clicking with Jimmy Garoppolo. Samuel will be the obvious number 1 receiving option should Sanders and George Kittle miss more time.
Will Fuller – The boom or bust standout returned to practice this week for Houston. He is still questionable but it’s always worth rostering a guy that can blow up for over 200 yards and 3 TD’s, like Fuller did in week 5.
N’Keal Harry – The Patriots first round pick is set to make his debut this week against the Eagles. Most think the Pats cut Josh Gordon in favor of Mohamed Sanu, I think it is because of Harry. He may not ball out in his first week but if the Pats liked him enough to take him in the first round, you should like him enough to add to your bench.
Jacob Hollister – With injuries to Will Dissly and Luke Willson, Hollister has gone from a practice squad scrub to a fantasy darling. In the last 2 weeks he has a combined 12-99-3 stat line. Even though the Seahawks are on bye, Hollister is worth adding.
Pittsburgh Steelers – Somehow the Steelers D is available in roughly 30% of fantasy leagues. They are young, hungry, and have a very soft schedule the rest of the season.