4-game slate this week with the Mavericks at home, home and home with the Grizzles, followed by a road tilt with the Thunder. Anderson has scored in double figures in 4 straight games. Over the last 15 days Anderson is averaging 10.7 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 4.3 APG, 1.3 SPG, and 1.0 BPG in nearly 30 MPG. Rudy Gay may take away some minutes down the road, but right now Anderson is a viable roster option in DFS and Daily Cats Leagues. Available in 75% of ESPN leagues.
Wizards PG Tim Frazier
Short-term add with John Wall on the shelf due to a knee injury. Frazier has a 3-game week on the road with the Wolves and Sixers followed by a home game with the Pistons. Frazier will help more with the defensive stats than from the 3-point line. Worth playing in Daily leagues for owners looking to add defensive stats. May hurt your percentages. Available in 97 % of ESPN leagues.
Nuggets PF Kenneth Faried
3-games this week on the road with the Jazz and home matchups with the Bulls and Lakers. Faried has been left in the cold the last 2 years as the organization has made philosophical changes. Faried is coming off a 14 point 9 rebound performance against the Grizzles, but picked up a DNP the game before. Faried should only be used in Daily Leagues as Mike Malone plans to go with a matchup based rotation to fill-in for Paul Millsap. In matchups where active, Faried will help on the glass and in FG%. Available in 95% of ESPN leagues.
More turnovers than touchdown passes in his last 3 contests, but rebounds vs. the Bills.
Patriots RB Dion Lewis
Averaging 15 touches in 3 straight contests. Sees the goal-line work and a threat in the passing game. Lewis is an RB2-Flex play.
Titans WR Corey Davis
Numbers are not there yet despite seeing a majority of the pass attempts. Colts have allowed the most passes over 20 yards and the 2nd most passes over 40 yards. Davis breaks out and scores his first NFL TD this week.
Panthers TE Greg Olson
Coming off IR should immediately make an impact vs. the Jets. Olson will feast in this matchup.
Falcons K Matt Bryant
Double digit points in 3 of last 4 contests.
Raiders at home vs. the Paxton Lynch led Broncos will play with some fire after Ken Norton Jr. was dismissed as the DC.
Cardinals LB Deone Bucannon
7 or more total tackles in 6 straight contests. Run heavy attack of Jaguars leads to tackle opportunities.
On the road vs. the Rockets and Mavericks, followed by a home date with the Hawks. Crabbe is the beneficiary of D’Angelo Russell being on the shelf. Crabbe is inconsistent, but has hit 4.7 from downtown per-game in the last 7 days. Short-term daily league or DFS play. Crabbe is owned in 12.6 % of ESPN leagues.
Knicks PG Jarrett Jack
2 games remaining this week at home vs. the Heat and Magic. Veteran PG is owned in just 0.9% of ESPN leagues. Has 5 or more assists in 7 straight contests. Daily league players looking to catch up on assists should look to add Jack this week.
Hornets SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2-game slate this week on the road with Raptors and Heat. MKG has 3 blocks combined in his last 2 games. His efficiency will kill your percentages. Players looking to pick up blocks in daily league could get help from MKG. Owned in 7.8 % of ESPN leagues.
Looks to stop a 3-game losing streak vs. the Bucs who have allowed a 98.8 opponents passer rating. Cutler has thrown 5 TD in his last 2 games in garbage time.
Falcons RB Tevin Coleman
Tough matchup on Monday Night Football in Seattle, but worth a flex play as Falcons lead back this week.
Ravens WR Jeremy Maclin
11 catches for 151 yards and a TD in his last 2 games. Maclin frequently battles soft tissue injuries, but coming off the bye should be in lineups vs. the Packers.
Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph
Has 5 or more catches in 5 straight contests. Rudolph should continue to offer steady production.
Redskins K Nick Rose
Should be a high scoring affair with the Saints.
I’m much higher on the Chiefs defense than rankers I’ve looked at this week. The Giants are a dead team walking. Kansas City has had clunkers in 2 of their last 3 games. Coming off the bye I anticipate Kansas City to generate turnovers and do some damage on special teams.
Chargers MLB Denzel Perryman
10 total tackles in his return. The Bills with a rookie QB making his first NFL start will try to run the ball leading to more tackle opportunities for Perryman.
4-game slate with the Wolves at home followed by road matchups with the Knicks, Nets, and Magic. Favors numbers should go up filling in Rudy Gobert for the next 4-6 weeks. Favors should have value until Gobert returns. Good play can force the Jazz hand into giving him a larger role. Favors is available in 55% percent of fantasy basketball leagues.
Bulls PF Bobby Portis
19.3 PPG and 10 RPG in 3 games since returning from suspension. 3-games this week on the road vs. the Thunder, home for the Hornets, and back on the road with the Suns. Ankle injuries to Lauri Marrkanen (day-to-day) while David Nwaba (2-4 weeks) should open up more playing time for Portis. Available in roughly 60% of fantasy basketball leagues.
Kings SG Buddy Hield
4-games with on the road vs. the Wizards and Hawks followed by a home and home with the Blazers. Hield has 7 or more rebounds in 4 of his last 5 games. Hield is averaging 15.3 PPG, 3.3 3PM, and 6.0 RPG in the last 7 days. Available in 70% of fantasy basketball leagues Hield is a long term play.
3-game slate this week vs. the Celtics, Pistons, and Wizards. This Rookie big is averaging 10.6 PPG, 7.8 RPG, and 1.6 BPG in 20.3 MPG. Collins has 8 blocks combined in his last 4 games. Owned roughly 30% of fantasy basketball leagues, Collins is a streamer and player to stash.
Lakers PF Kyle Kuzma
15.7 PPG so far this season in 28.1 MPG. With Larry Nance out a few weeks and Julius Randle still coming off the bench, Kuzma is a must own in the short term. Long term Kuzma is worth holding onto when Nance returns. Kuzma has a 3-game slate on the road with Celtics, Wizards, and Bucks. Available in around 30% of fantasy basketball leagues, but not for long.
Jazz SG Donovan Mitchell
3 home matchups with the 76ers, Heat, and Nets. This rookie shooter is instant offense off the bench. His time as a starter could be coming. Mitchell has scored in double figures in 4 of his last 5 contests. 89.5% from the charity stripe and scoring is where Mitchell will currently help owners. A streamer now that is worth a long-term stash. I own Mitchell as a handcuff for the underperforming Rodney Hood. Available in over 85% of fantasy basketball leagues.