Week three is over and it’s already time for week 4’s fantasy football adds and drops. I nailed 4 of the 5 drops last week, the lone rebel being Robby Anderson with 95 yards and a touchdown. The players that were added had some lackluster days, though.
This week I continue to help you improve your team, and on our way to the championship, we will need to cut ties with loved ones and add the newbies who are primed for success during the remainder of the season.
Last Week’s Adds Recap
Jarvious Allen – RB – BAL: Baltimore had a terrible game, over seas, in week 3. Blown our 44-7 by the Jaguars, there was little to be impressed about. Allen did have 5 receptions, but finished with 28 total yards.
Chris Carson – RB – SEA: Carson did lead the Seahawks in rushing attempts and was on the receiving end of a touchdown pass. Carson didn’t light it up this week but could be a starter moving forward.
J.J. Nelson – WR – ARI: A lingering injury throughout the week left Nelson’s status up in the air. He did see the field but with nothing to show for it.
Jermaine Kearse – WR – NYJ: Targeted three times and catching all three, Kearse was only in the shadow of Robby Anderson. But not a bad outing, still on a team that will throw a lot.
Devin Funchess – WR – CAR: With another injury to the pass catchers of the Panthers occurring, Kelvin Benjamin. Funchess ran away with the lead targets, 10, but only hauled in 4.
Top 5 Adds of the Week
#1 Wendell Smallwood – RB – PHI: With the devastating news to fellow, Eagles, running back Darren Sproles. Smallwood’s snaps should increase exponentially. Smallwood received the same amount of carries as Blount in week 3, and out snapped Blount. Sure it was Blount and Clement who found the end zone, which is something you need to be weary of. But I’d go after Smallwood if you have a lack of depth at the running back position.
#2 Chris Thompson – RB – WAS: I kind of wanted to avoid the Redskins backfield this year. But, if you’re playing in a PPR league and Chris Thompson is available. You better do anything you can to pick him up. Thompson was a playmaker against a good Raiders defense. Thompson has put up double digit fantasy points, in PPR, all three weeks. The Redskins took a second to figure themselves out, but they’ve found their identity and they’re ready to play some football.
#3 Charles Clay – TE – BUF: The Bills are desperate for a playmaker on offense. They’ve been so befuddled by no one stepping up, they’re thinking they should give the ball to Tolbert. Let Clay help you Buffalo. Same goes for you fantasy owners out there still riding the Hooper wave, a.k.a. me. Clay has caught two touchdowns so far and may not have his best game this upcoming week. He may be the smartest add amongst the tight end position.
#4 Sterling Shepard – WR – NYG: Two out of the first three weeks, Shepard has caught seven balls. Shepard was a huge bright spot in his rookie campaign, but the signing of Marshall got everyone off the bandwagon. But Shepard is going nowhere and Manning will have to throw to him, because he can’t waste this kids talent. I like scooping him up and seeing what happens with this Giants offense moving forward. I promise they’ll find a rhythm sometime.
#5 Alex Collins – RB – BAL: Now last week I said to pick up Buck Allen. This week I’m sending you through a maze and saying to keep your eye on Alex Collins. The Ravens had no light shine through on them whilst in England. However, Collins was a small glimmer of light and had been impressive so far, averaging 7.75 yards per attempt in 2017. I’m not saying you need to drop anyone crazy to get him, but at least put him on your watch list.
- Chris Johnson – RB – ARI
- Willie Snead – WR – NO (Just check, he’s not owned in 5.6% of ESPN leagues)
- Mohamed Sanu – WR – ATL
Last Week’s Drops Recap
Latavius Murray – RB – MIN: 2 carries for 5 yards later, I’m still very happy that Murray’s off my team.
Darren McFadden – RB – OAK: Elliott has been announced to play for a couple more weeks. I’m just not keeping McFadden. Will maybe target as a pick-up if any more news appears.
Jamaal Williams – RB – GB: Williams finished with one carry, hauling in 6 yards. Bringing his 2017 total to 21 yards.
Robby Anderson – WR – NYJ: I may have jumped on the Kearse train a little early. Anderson only had 3 catches, but had more a team lead in targets and found himself in the endzone.
Adrian Peterson – RB – NO: Even in a game that they won handedly. Where they accumulated more rushing attempts than we thought. Still capped Peterson with only 9 carries for 33 yards.
Top 5 Drops of the Week
#1 Darren Sproles – RB – PHI: One of my favorite and probably many, many others favorite speedster, has gone down. In a crucial hit that tore his ACL and broke his arm, all in one play. Sproles is no longer an option in 2017, so make sure to clear the dead weight.
#2 Austin Hooper – TE – ATL: The stiff arm heard around the world in the opening week solidified Hooper’s starting role on my team for at least three weeks. Now, entering week 3, I’m seeing a trend that I was afraid I saw all along. Hooper will not get the volume we need for him to be a reliable starter. A streamer at best, but even in that case, he’s off my team for this coming week,
#3 Cole Beasley – WR – DAL: The Cowboys offense looks a little sluggish compared to last year. I’m not positive of the reason but I can see it. So I’m selling some of my Cowboys and dropping Beasley for a receiver who has the potential for a big game. Beasley’s bread and butter is his short routes, but Prescott is not needing his safety blanket, apparently.
#4 Kerwynn Williams – RB – ARI: Just like that, my first add of the year has already landed on my drop list. Hopefully there will come a time, that Williams xan once again end up on my add list. For now, Chris Johnson doesn’t look great, but looks to be the carrier for the Cardinals while Johnson remains sidelined.
#5 Cooper Kupp – WR – LAR: After a blazing opening week, Kupp has puttered down. He’s still seeing targets, but there’s a lot of talent in the Rams building and Kupp may get his share every 4 or 5 weeks. Even when the Rams are dropping 40 burgers, Kupp saw only 2 targets. If you have depth at receiver and need a more running back depth, Kupp may be the one to go.
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