Luckily, we managed to escape Week 10 of the 2020 NFL season without seeing many significant injuries to big-name skill position players, so the “players to add” section of this week's article focuses on rookies and veterans who are seeing expanded roles and could have big games late in the season. Meanwhile, the “players to cut” section mostly features running backs with diminishing roles in their respective offenses.
We focused on remaining matchups last week, identifying the players who face relatively good or bad matchups during the fantasy football playoffs. If any of these players remain on the waiver wire — or, conversely, on your roster — take action. This week, we shifted our focus back to the players who will see more immediate changes in their value.
The trade deadline has already passed in some leagues, but there might still be another week or two left in others to make those league-winning trades. Make sure to make your moves now before it’s too late.
FIVE PLAYERS TO ADD
1. RB Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts
Hines had the best game of his season on Thursday Night Football. He recorded season highs in attempts (12) and yards (70) as a runner, which led to his first rushing touchdown since Week 1. In the passing game, he caught 5-of-6 targets for 45 yards and came away with his fourth receiving touchdown of the year.
The Colts' running back situation has been in flux in recent weeks, with Jonathan Taylor seeing a reduction in playing time due to some combination of injury and poor play.
Hines has earned a PFF grade above 70.0 in each of the last three weeks, while Taylor and Jordan Wilkins each graded below 70.0 in those contests. The Colts' next five games are all against teams in the top nine in most fantasy points allowed to running backs. There is no guarantee Hines will continue to be the workhorse back, but if he’s given over 60% of snaps in those games, he can easily make a name for himself as an RB2, or better, over the next month.
2. RB Malcolm Brown, Los Angeles Rams