Paul Charchian's Top Adds - Week 7

QB

Ryan Fitzpatrick – Another week, another multiple touchdown game for Stew Beard. He's now posted two or more touchdowns in 4 of 5 games.  And his schedule is favorable for the rest of the year, including this week against the Patriots, a team that he historically crushes. After that, it's a long series of easy matchups until Week 14 against Tennessee. Blind bidding recommendation: 20%

Jay Cutler –Jay Cutler is still unrostered in one-third of leagues, despite the return of Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal. This week is his bye, so you can get him at a low price, but note that his next four matchups are all hard: Minnesota, San Diego, St. Louis, and Denver.  After that, however, it's a cakewalk for the rest of the year. Blind bidding recommendation: 10%

Brian Hoyer – If you were to calculate fantasy points on a per-snap basis, Brian Hoyer would actually be a pretty good fantasy quarterback. As you know, he's been in and out of the lineup, but over the last two weeks, as the full game starter, he's been really good.  Last week, he threw for 293 yards, 3 touchdowns, and posted a passer rating of 119.  The week before that, he threw for 312 yards, 2 touchdowns, and posted a passer rating of 117.  Quarterbacking isn't so hard when you only need to deliver the ball into the same area code as DeAndre Hopkins.  And, that's what Hoyer is doing. This week he faces a mediocre Miami secondary. After that he faces a good Tennessee pass defense, and then goes into his bye. That's not a great run of games, but he's a functional bye week fill-in. Blind bidding recommendation: 5%

Landry Jones – A lot of us wanted to see Landry Jones get a chance to start over Mike Vick, and it finally happened last week, as Jones keyed the Steelers to an upset victory.  Jones looked poised, smart and accurate. I believe Jones will start next week, and perhaps one more game beyond that, until Ben Roethlisberger is ready to return. He's got a very favorable matchup this week against Kansas City. Beyond that, the schedule turns more difficult. So, if you're looking for a one-week plug-in, this is your guy. Blind bidding recommendation: 3%

RB

Christine Michael – The probable starting running back for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday is Christine Michael. You may remember him as Marshawn Lynch's backup in Seattle prior to his move to Dallas. He's the best pure runner on their roster, and Michael has a legitimate shot to salt away the starting job. He's mostly a straight ahead runner with some shiftiness and the ability to break tackles.  Working against Michael is a very tough upcoming schedule: NYG (No. 2 vs run), Seattle (No. 7 vs run), and Philadelphia (zero TDs allowed to runners). Blind bidding recommendation: 20%

James Starks – Improbably, James Starks is owned in 50% of leagues, yet he's the lead bad (for now) in one of the league's best offenses. Most likely, after this week's bye, Eddie Lacy will get healthy, and get the opportunity to reassert his place atop the depth chart. But, what if he doesn't make good on that opportunity? What if he still stinks? Then what? Starks has been the better of the two runners all season (4.5 YPC vs 3.9 YPC), and if that continues, as some point, maybe Starks becomes the clear cut starter. Blind bidding recommendation: 15%

Ahmad Bradshaw – It didn't take Ahmad Bradshaw long to get integrated in the Colts offense. He got five touches on Sunday night after joining the team five days earlier. He didn't do much with his opportunities, but he looks to be the primary handcuff to the aging Frank Gore.  Blind bidding recommendation: 2%

WR

Stefon Diggs – Stefon Diggs just set the Vikings all-time record for the most receiving yards in a player's first two games. It's not a fluke. The kid is good. He's turned heads from the moment he arrived in Minnesota, going all the way back to minicamp and OTAs. No matter what happens with Charles Johnson's rib injury, Diggs will remain part of the team's gameplan, and could officially take Johnson's starting job as soon as this week. His upside is capped by a moribund Vikings offense, though. Blind bidding recommendation: 15%

Jamison Crowder – I listed Jamison Crowder last week, and he ended up leading the Redskins in receptions and yards last week. With Jordan Reed and DeSean Jackson out, he's getting a lot of extra looks. But, even when they return, his role as the team's starting slot receiver isn't in jeopardy. He's got a favorable matchup with Tampa Bay this week. Blind bidding recommendation: 3%

Chris Conley – If Jeremy Maclin is going to miss time with his concussion, Chris Conley becomes the Chiefs No. 1 wide receiver.  He's just a guy, but he's got a favorable matchup with Pittsburgh this week. Blind bidding recommendation: 1%

Robert Woods – Percy Harvin has a hip injury. Shocking.  The injury is reportedly pretty significant, and it'll cost Harvin several week.  That means that Robert Woods will get an uptick in playing time. If you'll start him this week against Buffalo, grab him for a buck. Blind bidding recommendation: 1%

TE

Ben Watson – Don't pay too much for Ben Watson based on his big game last Thursday.  That game was an abnormality. He's usually good for four catches and 35 yards.  Still, Thursday night showed his upside, even at age 35. He's worth a buck.  Blind bidding recommendation: 1%

K

Chris Boswell – The fourth Pittsburgh kicker, Chris Boswell, has kicked five field goals in his two games, and I expect him to remain a viable fantasy kicker because of his team's high-powered offense, and an easy schedule.  Three of the Steelers' next four defenses are exploitable. Kansas City, Oakland, and Cleveland are all options for Boswell before the team's bye in Week 11. Blind bidding recommendation: 1%

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