The Bucs aren’t a running team but Rachaad White (82.4%)
is maintaining his RB2 value through receptions and play volume.
He has at least three catches in every game but one this season.
He had a 17.9% target share in Week 8.
The Giants are a mess. Tyrod Taylor (33.3%) left with a rib injury
which allowed Tommy DeVito (66.7%) to see some action. The two
QBs threw the ball a combined 14 times for 7… yes…
7 passing yards. Daniel Jones (neck) is expected back in Week
Because the passing game was inept, Saquon Barkley (89.3%) saw
41… yes… 41 opportunities including 36 carries. Matt Breida (10.7%) was the only other running back to see an offensive
HOU @ CAR
Offensive Snaps Texans: 58
It looks like the Texans are going stick with their even split
between Dameon Pierce (43.1%) and Devin Singletary (39.7%). Both
got 12 opportunities.
Coming out of the bye with a new play-caller, Chuba Hubbard (67.2%)
took over the lead RB role in Carolina, getting 17 opportunities
to just 2 for veteran Miles Sanders (17.9%). Raheem Blackshear
(14.9%) got more touches than Sanders.
Desmond Ridder (45.6%) was pulled in this game for ineffectiveness?
Head coach Arthur Smith says “No” as Ridder was evaluated
for a concussion, cleared but didn’t return. Taylor Heinicke
(54.4%) played the second half going 12-of-21 for 175 yards and
Kyle Pitts (60.3%) was out-snapped by Jonnu Smith (70.6%) but
Jonnu had only 1 target compared to 5 targets for Pitts (3-35-0).
Will Levis (97.1%) played the majority of the game at QB for
the Titans finishing 19 of 29 for 238-4-0 and 11 yards rushing.
Malik Willis (2.9%) had two carries on zero pass attempts. QB
is a dumpster fire across the league so Levis will be an option
on the waiver wire.
Trade rumors continue to swirl around Derrick Henry (64.7%).
Tyjae Spears (44.1%) would see a spike in value if Henry gets
TE Taysom Hill played 43.9% of the snaps and scored twice on
the ground (9-63-2), smashing for all of your best ball teams.
He also completed a pass for 44 yards and caught one for 14 yards.
TE Juwan Johnson (60.6%) returned to action but Foster Moreau
(69.7%) was also in the mix. Taysom’s presence kills any
fantasy value for Johnson.
Puzzling usage for Jonathan Taylor (60.6%) as he had 11 carries
94 at halftime. Then got 1 carry in the second half. There was
no injury to Taylor according to the Colts so WTF? Zack Moss (39.4%)
came into the game Questionable and got most of the work in the
Alec Pierce (94.4%) continues to be on the field more than Josh Downs (80.3%) but it’s Downs that is earning targets (23.7%
CLE @ SEA
Offensive Snaps Browns: 78
Jerome Ford (33.3%) was active in this game but was obviously
limited as he touched the ball just 10 times. Kareem Hunt (34.6%)
got 15 touches while Pierre Strong Jr. (30.8%) got 11 touches
also. Three-man committees aren’t good for us.
Javonte Williams (63.4%) touched the ball 30 times in what was
by far his best fantasy game of the season. Jaleel McLaughlin
(11.3%) barely saw the field but is the preferred bench stash,
while Samaje Perine (23.9%) operates on third downs.
TE Trey McBride (81.8%) is a thing. He had a 38.9% target share
and should be rostered.
CHI @ LAC
Offensive Snaps Bears: 66
(36.4%) finally returned from his concussion to formed a three-man
committee with D’Onta
Foreman (31.8%) and Darrynton
Evans (27.3%). Not great. Nobody is playable in this scenario.
Both Foreman and Johnson had 10 touches.
D.J. Moore (87.9%) and TE Cole Kmet (83.3%) are the only receiving
options to consider. Kmet had a 27.0% target share.
The disparity in play volume tells you how this game went. It
was a monster for Jahmyr Gibbs who played 69.8% of the snaps with
David Montgomery out. Gibbs handled 31 touches and finished as
the highest scoring RB of the week. Craig Reynolds (27.9%) handled
15 touches (14-74-0, 1-12-0).