Well here we go. Hopefully by this time your team is looking primed for a championship run. However, like every week, this is the article to read if you’re still looking for that top guy to get on your team.
Last week Samaje Perine was the top add and he produced 130 total yards. If you’re still holding onto someone like Doug Martin hoping he’s finally going to break out, you need to be accepting the terms that your team could be better with a few acquisitions.
One thing I will continuously say about these articles is once a player has made it to the Add List or Drop List, there is no return, So if you’re thinking there are any better players out on the market, then make sure to read my past articles here.
However, if you’ve been keeping up with my articles your team should be in great condition. But, if you have any of this week’s top drops then make sure to analyze the top adds and get your team at peak level.
Last Week’s Top Adds
Samaje Perine – RB – WAS: Getting his fair share of carries (24), Perine made the most of his outing, finishing the day with exactly 100 yards rushing and 30 receiving. As long as Kelley is out, Perine is a RB1, that you may have got in Week 11, just in time for the home stretch.
Corey Coleman – WR – CLE: Leading the way, yet again, in the Browns receiving game. Coleman was only able to haul in three passes, which in PPR isn’t great, but he made the most of those three catches. Turning in 64 yards and for another week, leads the Browns receiving corp.
Kenny Stills – WR – MIA: 3 catches for 47 yards is not what we wanted to see in a game that had Miami trailing by a large margin, most of the game. Moore was never able to connect on a deep pass with Stills, but next week they’ll have a better chance.
Dontrelle Inman – WR – CHI: Much like Coleman, Inman led his team in receiving but wasn’t able to produce a big day. 4 catches for 64 yards is a respectable line and someone I’m glad to have on my bench waiting for a solid matchup.
Bruce Ellington – WR – HOU: With Fuller not acting like he’ll be returning, Ellington remains the top target for Savage when Hopkins is double-teamed. He should get good opportunities during the game, which should lead to good days in PPR leagues.
This Week’s Top Adds
#1 – Zay Jones – WR – BUF: Jones was a big sleeper last week going against a very poor Kansas City secondary. Proving the experts right and scoring a touchdown was big for the rookie. I’m expecting a big confidence boost from Jones down the end of the season. With Taylor pretty much securing his job while putting the Bills back into the playoff picture, Jones should emerge as a prime WR for the final 5 games.
#2 – Ricky Seals-Jones – TE – ARI: As long as Gabbert is throwing the ball, Seals-Jones seems to be a threat for a top 5 tight end every week. The first week, going against a weak Houston defense, I thought this was a fluke. Then going against a very hard nosed defense in Jacksonville, and still leading the team in receiving and snagging a touchdown makes me think that he may be the real deal. Good hands and a quarterback who will need to hit the tight end often makes Seals-Jones a stellar addition.
#3 – Josh Gordon – WR – CLE: Sure, I may be buying in on the 2014 or 2015 version of Gordon. I mean, I can’t even remember the last time he played so why do I think one report of him hitting a 4.3 40 yard dash is going to assure me that Gordon will light up the final weeks of the season? Because, when someone hasn’t played in this long and did as much as Gordon did to return, you know there’s some vengeance to be had. Don’t miss out on him because some people are trying to be “realists”.
#4 – Terrance Williams – WR – DAL: I’ve fallen into this hole before. So, respectively, I’ve been very wearisome about putting Williams on my Top Adds List. Yet, for a few weeks now, Prescott looks awful and Bryant is no longer an X-factor, yet he’s become a non-factor. Williams is where Prescott goes to since he doesn’t have to worry about double coverage. Due to that, Williams really is someone who could breakout any week moving forward and may be a great stash for the playoffs.
#5 – Cody Latimer – WR – DEN: This may be a stretch, but you try to find five, new guys, every week that could be a great addition to someone’s team. Yes there are plenty of other people you should be adding over Latimer, yet he lead the Broncos in receiving against Oakland. That means the quarterbacks, whoever may be starting, is looking in his direction. If you’re in a deep league and riddled with receiver woes, keep Latimer in mind for a solid few performances moving forward.
Last Week’s Top Drops
John Brown – WR – ARI: I had such high spirits for this guy coming into the season. No longer even a thought on a fantasy team.
Buck Allen – RB – BAL: With Woodhead back in the lineup along Collins proving to be a top running back in the NFL, Allen is no longer worth a spot.
Jeremy Maclin – WR – BAL: A great chance to light up the field against a weak Houston defense this Monday. Yet, the following schedule looks like too much trouble to keep him on your team. I’d rather own the deep threat in Mike Wallace.
Kelvin Benjamin – WR – BUF: If Benjamin gets healthy this season, this drop may come back to haunt me. But, for now he is not even worth a roster spot.
Cameron Brate – TE – TB: Winston possibly coming back may bump Brate back up, but as long as Fitzpatrick is behind center and Brate is catching one pass for six years like last week, then we know it’s time to dump him.
This Week’s Top Drops:
#1 – Jonathan Stewart – RB – CAR: Even after scoring a touchdown and leading the Panthers in carries, I’m telling you right now, try to find someone who can provide a higher upside when it comes to your FLEX. If you are desperately low on running backs, I’m telling you to keep Stewart, but if he’s just riding the pine try to get someone who can actually help.
#2 – James White – RB – NE: The Patriots running back situation has really worked itself out. It looks like Dion Lewis for the majority of the carries and Rex Burkhead for the majority of red zone carries and pass catches, leaving White in the dark. As much as he may have helped your team in the beginning of the season, it’s time to cut ties.
#3 – Jerick McKinnon – RB – MIN: The Vikings paid good money to get Latavius Murray and drafted the outstanding rookie Dalvin Cook. All seemingly like they wanted to do anything they possibly could to avoid having McKinnon be their top running back. Even though he looked good after the Cook injury, it seems that Murray is the Vikings go to guy.
#4 – Alex Smith – QB – KC: The blazing start that Smith and the Chiefs had showed their true potential. However, coming off five losses in six weeks, Smith no longer seems to have the ability to throw it down field. Along with the defenses doing everything to stop Hunt, there aren’t enough gadget plays in the world to make Smith a starting quarterback again.
#5 – DeMarco Murray – RB – TEN: Before you freak out, yes I’m saying to dump Murray. Though the Titans still think he’s their best running back, it’s evident that he’s not. Derrick Henry had a big day last week against Indianapolis on 13 carries for 79 yards. In comparison, during the same game, Murray had 12 carries for 9 yards and a touchdown. Drop Murray now.