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Chad Kelly: If one were to just look at the box score this week you would think Case Keenum played well. One would be incorrect. Yes, Keenum threw for 377 yards and two touchdowns on the day. Most of that impressive yardage total came in garbage time. When the game mattered, Keenum was trash. He missed open receivers all day, made poor decisions and generally looked like a career backup. Kelly’s time could be coming soon. Kelly was a 7th round draft choice in the 2017 NFL draft, but that is not a reflection of his talent. Not to be a “Watch the tape” guy, but go watch Kelly’s college tape. He fell to the 7th round due to multiple off the field incidents during his college days. Once Kelly gets on the field, he’s going to produce.
Kyle Juszczyk: Matt Breida was a game-time decision entering this week, then was forced to leave Sundays game early with an ankle injury. Breida seemingly escaped serious injury, but he is going to miss some time. The beneficiary of Breida’s injury will be Kyle Juszczyk. Juszczyk had just one carry Sunday for 12 yards. But rushing ability isn’t why K.J. is an instant add to your roster this week. Though, if Alfred Morris continues to produce at a 3.8 YPC clip, Juszczyk might pick up some additional carries as well.
Juszczyk’s strongest attribute is his pass catching ability. In 2017 Juszczyk nabbed 33 receptions on the season. Entering Sunday’s action against the Cardinals he had 8 receptions for the year. In the absence of Breida, who averaged 3 targets per game, you can expect Juszczyk to see an increase on his 62% snap share and for him to absorb Breida’s targets. Juszczyk had a 70% snap share and added 6 receptions for 75 yards Sunday in addition to his 12 rushing yards.
Brandon Wilds: Wilds is now the man behind the man who backs up the man who’s already in danger of not playing in week 6. Corey Grant who was the 3rd back for Jacksonville was lost for the season Sunday to a Lisfranc injury. Wilds closest player comp on PlayerProfiler.com just happens to be T.J. Yeldon and could be in line for a significant role if Leonard Fournette continues to miss time with injury.
D’Onta Foreman: Lamar Miller has been abhorrent this season, and though technically active Sunday didn’t touch the field against the Cowboys. Alfred Blue turned in an excellent receiving performance in Miller’s absence, 8 for 73, but was terrible running the ball. Blue produced 46 yards on 20 rushing attempts. Foreman is on track to return in week 7, and if he retained his explosion after tearing his Achilles last season, could quickly take over as the featured back for the Texans.
Wendell Smallwood: Corey Clement was active against Minnesota but didn’t play. Darren Sproles was inactive for his fourth straight game due to a hamstring injury. Josh Adams touched the ball once on Sunday while Jay Ajayi is just a rumor in the passing game (1 target Sunday). While all running backs on the roster are injured or underperforming, Smallwood is making the most of his chances. On just six total touches Smallwood totaled 71 yards and a touchdown, also adding a two-point conversion.
David Moore: Moore is an impressive athlete who dominated while playing college at East Central Oklahoma, a Division II school. Seattle Head Coach Pete Carroll stated last week that he wanted to get Moore additional snaps over Brandon Marshall. Moore out targeted Marshall 4 to 1 Sunday and even out targeted Doug Baldwin while catching 3 passes for 38 yards and 2 touchdowns. The touchdowns are an outlier, but Moore is a decent enough stash in Dynasty for deep roster leagues.
If Keke Coutee is still available in your league go drop all the FAAB on him! Following up his sterling debut performance Coutee had 6 receptions, 51 yards including a touchdown. Coutee has already shown himself to be a vital part of the Texans offense, and he can do the same for your fantasy roster.
Josh Reynolds: If you have an open roster spot or your waiver wire is an absolute wasteland think about picking up Reynolds. Both Cooper Kupp and Brandin Cooks left Sunday’s action with concussions so one or both could be out this upcoming week.
Anyone of them with a pulse and more than two targets a week is viable at this point. The Jaguars Niles Paul emerged from seclusion this week and had a 7/65 stat line. Austin Seferian-Jenkins has disappointed this year and was placed on the I.R. Monday with a core injury. The tight end position continues to be decimated with injuries and if you’ve been affected by this go put a lot of FAAB on Paul.