- Add Rondale Moore: The Arizona Cardinals pass-catcher's 17 targets over the last two weeks are the 11th among wide receivers, with only several of the league’s top pass-catchers ahead of him.
- Cut Elijah Moore: The New York Jets receiver will draw some looks in the future, but it might not be enough to please fantasy managers.
- Sell High on Chase Claypool: The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver had his best game of the season, but a different Steelers wide receiver may excel each week.
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This piece is a fantasy manager's one-stop shop for managing their fantasy roster early in the week. For more players to add, check out the weekly waiver wire, and for more on this past week's games in general, check out the fantasy football recap.
5 PLAYERS TO ADD
1. WR Rondale Moore, Arizona Cardinals
Moore set a career-high in the percentage of offensive snaps played for a third straight week and was a focal point of the Cardinals offense.
- In Week 6, Moore played ahead of A.J. Green in 16-of-17 two-receiver sets.
- With DeAndre Hopkins‘ Week 7 return, Moore seemed destined to lose those snaps in Week 7. However, the injury to Marquise Brown could mean that Moore takes nearly all the snaps while Brown is out.
- Arizona traded for Robbie Anderson, but there is a chance Moore can play ahead of Anderson in the base offense while Anderson only fights for playing time with Green in 11 personnel.
- Moore and Brown each have 13 receptions over the last two weeks, tying them for eighth among wide receivers in that time.
- The Cardinals' schedule will only get more difficult, which will leave them passing significantly more the rest of the season.
- Moore’s 2.8-yard average depth of target is the second-lowest over the last two weeks, making it unlikely the Cardinals' opponents will have much of an impact on his ability to generate targets or make catches.
2. WR Alec Pierce, Indianapolis Colts
Pierce has seen five or more targets in four straight games and has put up at least 12 PPR points in each of his last three.
- His 27 targets over the last four weeks rank 24th among wide receivers.
- His 13 first downs and seven explosive plays both rank top 15.
- His biggest obstacle is playing time. He’s played between 70-75% of offensive snaps in 11 personnel and almost never played in two-receiver sets.
- He’s playing well enough to be the Colts' No. 2 wide receiver, but it’s unclear if he will receive significantly more snaps anytime soon.
- It’s always good to gamble on second-round rookies who have produced in September and October.
3. RB Kenyan Drake, Baltimore Ravens
- Dobbins played 16 snaps to Drake‘s seven snaps over the first three drives.
- Drake played all but six offensive snaps the rest of the way.
- Mike Davis served as the third-string back and continues to handle significant work at the goal line.
- Drake is only an option in the short run if other Ravens running backs remain injured. He is a fantasy starter if everyone else is hurt and could be worth considering if only one back comes back next week. He could lose his roster spot if enough players are healthy.
- Justice Hill missed his second straight game due to a hamstring injury but could be part of the rotation when he’s back.
- Gus Edwards could soon return and further complicate this running back situation.
- It’s good to add Edwards and potentially Drake, but it would be hard to trust any of these backs in the short term.
- There could be one or two fantasy starters in the group if it can stay a two-man rotation, but we could see three or four backs in some kind of rotation going forward.
4. QB Justin Fields, Chicago Bears