FANTASY FOOTBALL PICKUP WATCH (WEEK 7)
Ourlads’ Football Network host Greg DePalma and RotoExperts.com managing director Scott Engel get together each week to discuss who’s hot, who’s not and who’s hurt in fantasy football, as Scott offers his top targets for pickup.
Listen to Tuesday’s OFN Today for their full exchange. Scott’s full analysis can be found at RotoExperts.com.
Baker Mayfield, Browns: Though it’s reached a point where he’s more apt to be on someone’s roster than not, it’s worth checking into availability because of what’s ahead on the schedule. The Bucs, Steelers, Chiefs and Falcons all reside near the bottom in defensive prowess.
Marlon Mack, Colts: Rushed for 89 yards on 12 carries in his first action since a hamstring injury sidelined him after Week 2. With fellow RB Robert Turpin potentially sidelined by shoulder woes, Mack is the best bet to try to bring some balance to the Indy offense.
Marquise Goodwin, 49ers: Finally healthy, the onetime track burner showed what fantasy owners had been expecting all along Monday night with four catches for 126 yards and two TDs. Owners who cut Goodwin loose in recent weeks may regret their impatience.
Scott says: “I would say he’s going to be the most aggressively sought-after (waiver option). He was dealing with hip and quad injuries; now he’s healthy and taking the top off of defenses. I also think (QB) C.J. Beathard is playing very well, better than expected.”
Cole Beasley, Cowboys: Dallas’ best offensive game of the season came about with Beasley emerging as Dak Prescott’s top target – nine grabs, 101 yards. Who knows how long that lasts, but Beasley could prove valuable if Prescott looks his way more often.
Scott says: “It could be one game there, but the Cowboys had to fix their passing game. It seems like they did. I think you’re going to get a little better floor with Cole Beasley (than other options). The problem is, how much upside is there?”
C.J. Uzomah, Bengals: When Tyler Eifert went down with that gruesome ankle injury, owners were split over whether Uzomah or Tyler Kroft would be the bigger beneficiary. The debate’s now over with Kroft also sidelined (foot). Uzomah had six grabs for 54 yards.
Jets: Still in the NFL’s bottom third in points allowed, that’s been offset by 15 takeaways that stands just one off the league lead. Not to mention that last week’s pick-six was their second of the season. The Bills, Dolphins and sack-porous Vikings are three of the next four opponents.