Jonas Gray recalls the straight ahead, hard running rushers of the recent Patriots pass, but is he worth picking up after his epic game?
As always, let’s take a look at who’s below the 50 percent owned in CBS leagues.
Last Week: (Bridgewater, Bortles, Carr, Mallett)
Drew Stanton, Arizona Cardinals (35 percent owned)
Bruce Arians loves to throw the long ball. Drew Stanton will throw said long ball. Yardage ensues. The only drawback is the upcoming schedule, which is full of top 10 defenses vs. QB.
Josh McCown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (35 percent owned)
Despite the Bucs’ government shutdown of Washington, they are still the third worst defense in the league. So McCown will have to continue to throw and he has great receivers in Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans, the latter of which may just be the Alshon Jeffrey of this season for McCown.
The Running Backs:
Last week: C.J. Anderson (now 82 percent)
Charles Sims, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (45 percent owned)
Sims got more work than Bobby Rainey last week, his second week back on the team. The Bucs offense is going to be in constant catchup mode and Sims should continue to see the majority of the work.
Jonas Gray, New England Patriots (33 percent owned)
As was stated soooo many times on the Sunday Night broadcast, there isn’t anything particulary special about Gray. He runs hard and right where he’s scripted to go and he did it so well against the ninth worst run defense in the league that he nearly gained 200 yards to go with four touchdowns. It’s insane to bet on what the Patriots will do from game to game, especially at running back, but Gray does have a Sammy Morris/Corey Dillon vibe to him and those guys did pretty well as the tailback.
The Wide Receivers:
Last week: Matthews (now 86% owned), Brown (60%), Adams
Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers (38 percent owned, last week – 48%)
Adams did score last week, but is still a WR3, which means his targets will vary from week to week. The Packers are an offensive juggernaut right now and Adams is on the field for between 65-90 percent of the action every week.
Kenny Stills, New Orleans Saints (31 percent owned)
Brandin Cooks is out for over a month and Marques Colston has been subpar this season, so that leaves Stills, who has suffered from the Saints lack of long pass avoidance syndrome. Stills did catch a TD and all four of his targets last week and could pick up some volume with Cooks out.