FANTASY FOOTBALL PICKUP WATCH (WEEK 8)
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 Thursday’s OFN Today for this week’s evaluation and advice. Scott’s full analysis can be found at RotoExperts.com.
Dak Prescott, Cowboys: The biggest beneficiary of the Amari Cooper trade already was starting to step up his game, with 115 yards and two TDs rushing the past two weeks. Adding Cooper returns a deep threat to the repertoire, while also likely to free up guys like Cole Beasley and Michael Gallup.
Nick Chubb, Browns: If the rookie from Georgia isn’t already snapped up after Carlos Hyde’s trade to Jacksonville, time’s running short. Chubb’s early-season production made Hyde expendable, and his first start was worth 80 yards and a TD. He also has a favorable schedule going forward.
Raheem Mostert, 49ers: With Matt Brieda on the shelf (ankle), Mostert has been the more productive of Kyle Shanahan’s two-man shuffle. Alfred Morris has more carries, but a dismal 3.6 average per carry. Mostert’s 146 yards on 19 carries the past two weeks comes to a 7.7 average, and he’s caught all six balls thrown his way.
Danny Amendola, Dolphins: Brock Osweiler’s spell as Miami’s QB has fired up a connection with Amendola, who has 14 catches over the past two games and put up 84 yards and a TD last week. Who knows how long it lasts – Amendola is injury-prone and Ryan Tannehill has been cleared for light throwing – but opportunity awaits.
Chris Herndon, Jets: It’s a crowded pool at TE for the Jets, who carry four. But the Jets run a lot of two-TE sets and the athletic Herndon has started to emerge as one of Sam Darnold’s go-to guys, with TDs in each of the past two outings. Injury woes at WR of late also figure to help Herndon get looks.
Colts: It’s a prime spot in the schedule for the Colts, who forced five Buffalo turnovers and sacked Derek Anderson twice in a 37-5 romp. Next come the Raiders, now without WR Amari Cooper and RB Marshawn Lynch, followed by mistake-prone QB Blake Bortles and the Jags. Throw in the Titans and their 30th-ranked offense, too.