Paul Charchian's Top Adds - Week 9

QB

Kirk Cousins – Despite coming off, arguably, the best game of his career, Kirk Cousins is available in 62% of fantasy leagues.  His schedule is very favorable, including this week's game against New England and next week's game against New Orleans. Second, DeSean Jackson is likely to return this week, which gives Cousins his best weapon.  And hey, Jordan Reed is actually healthy…for now. Blind bidding recommendation: 10%.

RB

DeAngelo Williams – It's very possible that DeAngelo Williams will be a top-five fantasy back the rest of the year. He was fantastic in the first two weeks without LeVeon Bell (127-0, 77-3), and he was fantastic last Sunday when he took over Bell (110 yards in a half of work). There's no reason not to break the bank on Williams. His schedule the next two weeks are fantastic (Oak, Cle), but after that he's got his bye and then a trip to Seattle.  Also, note his difficult matchup with Denver in Week 15. Blind bidding recommendation: 98%. 

Jeremy Langford – As I'm typing this, it appears that Matt Forte has a multi-week MCL sprain, which puts rookie runner Jeremy Langford into the starting role for an offense that almost always gave Forte 20+ carries. Langford looked respectable against the Vikings, and can be a RB2 or flex option until Forte returns. Chicago's schedule is mostly favorable for the next five weeks, and especially this Monday against the Chargers. Blind bidding recommendation: 20%.

David Cobb – The Titans have the option of bringing back David Cobb this week.  Given the lackluster running of Antonio Andrews and Bishop Sankey, it seems likely that Cobb will get a chance to win the job at some point.  He's reportedly overweight, which could be a huge detriment to his game. He's already too slow, and anything that makes him an easier target won't bode well. Blind bidding recommendation: 15%.

Pierre ThomasThe 49ers have signed free agent Pierre Thomas, who immediately becomes the best runner on their rosters. With Reggie Bush on IR, and Carlos Hyde hobbled by a foot injury that won't be right until next year, Thomas will very likely play a meaningful role on the 49ers offense. That said, the 49ers have, by far, the lowest scoring offense and Blaine Gabbert at the helm. Blind bidding recommendation: 10%.

Joique Bell – Next up in the league's most anemic rushing attack is Joique Bell. He doesn't bring much to the table, but neither does anyone else, so maybe Bell can secure the starting job.  Last week, Ameer Abdullah had one carry for three yards. Blind bidding recommendation: 7%.

WR

Malcom Floyd – With Keenan Allen expected to miss the rest of the season, Malcom Floyd's role in the Chargers' passing game is going to jump.  The Chargers are already a very pass heavy team, sporting the most lopsided touchdown ratio, 19:2 in favor of the passing game. Floyd has sizable upside in several games this year, including a very soft playoff schedule (@KC, Mia, @Oak). Blind bidding recommendation: 20%.

Stevie Johnson – With Keenan Allen out indefinitely, and Antonio Gates constantly hurt, Stevie Johnson will see more playing time and get more looks from Philip Rivers.  Blind bidding recommendation: 10%.

Chris Givens – With Steve Smith done for the year, Chris Givens is likely to get the majority of Smith's playing time after this week's bye.  But, you'll want to watch Breshard Perriman's (long!) recovery from his knee injury to see if Givens has competition.  Blind bidding recommendation: 5%.

Andre Holmes – Derek Carr is playing fantastic football, and all of his receivers are benefitting. Of late, that includes Andre Holmes who has supplanted Seth Roberts as the team's slot receiver. He scored twice last week, and he's got a bunch of favorable matchups left on the schedule.  Blind bidding recommendation: 3%.

TE

Austin Seferian-Jenkins – I mentioned him last week, so I'll keep this short. He's due to return to the field this week, where he fills a needed pass-catching role on the team.  In his only full game, Week 1, he posted 5-110-2. Blind bidding recommendation: 15%.

Crockett Gillmore – With Steve Smith's season over, Crockett Gillmore's role in the Ravens' offense is going to be much higher.  He's on bye this week, which will suppress his acquisition cost.  Blind bidding recommendation: 10%.

Heath Miller – Heath Miller has been great in Ben Roethlisberger games, including last week's big game. I expect that he'll continue to be worthy of spot starts now that Ben is at the helm.  He's got a juicy matchup with Oakland this week. Blind bidding recommendation: 3%.

Vernon Davis – With his trade to Denver, Davis leaves an offense that's scored the fewest touchdowns and joins the team that's scored the second-fewest.  People are clambering for Davis, but I'm not feeling great about his prospects in a three-way mix with Owen Daniels and Virgil Green. Davis isn't much of a blocker, and the Denver offense line is still a wreck, so I don't know that Davis is going to get enough regular playing time to be a weekly starter. Blind bidding recommendation: 1%.

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