With Le’Veon Bell likely out for the year, Williams becomes one of the prized free agent adds of the year. Williams started the first two games of the season and went off for 207 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Williams is going to see a heavy workload and should be a high-end RB2 the rest of the way.
One thing to note, Williams has two very easy matchups in the next two weeks against Oakland and Cleveland but takes on Seattle, Denver, and Cincinnati over the course of the final six weeks of the season. He could be a sell-high candidate after you get two easy matchups.
No one really knows what is up with Matt Forte, but it wouldn’t be surprising if he at least misses week nine. In relief of Forte, Langford posted 12 carries for 46 yards. On size and speed alone, Langford is quite an interesting running back and he could do some damage with Forte out. However, we may see more Jacquizz Rodgers on passing downs than we want to.
Aiken has been floating around waiver wire articles for the entire season to this point, but now he becomes a must-own commodity. With Steve Smith out for the year, Aiken becomes Joe Flacco‘s most reliable target. Aiken hasn’t done much of note this year, but he does have four games over 62 yards and two touchdowns.
It was raining fantasy points in New Orleans this weekend and Snead got in on the action with 76 yards and two touchdowns. In the two weeks prior, Snead was pretty quiet so it’s possible he was dropped. If that’s the case, scoop him back up.
It looks like Austin’s breakout season is the real deal as he’s posted four touchdowns in his past four games. It finally looks like the Rams are getting Austin the ball in ways that he can make plays and he’s become the Rams most reliable receiver. It’s still a bit hard to consider starting him because of Nick Foles and the fact that the Rams run the ball so much, but Austin deserves a place on all fantasy teams.
With Eddie Royal in and out of the lineup, and Matt Forte likely to miss a few games, Wilson once again becomes an interesting option. Wilson has four games of 50 plus yards on the season and if he gets the start in week nine, he could see plenty of targets in what should be a high-scoring game against the Chargers.
Who would have thought that Ben Watson would be having a better fantasy season than Jimmy Graham? In the past four weeks, Watson has two 100-yard games and three touchdowns. He’s become a big part of the Saints offense, and following a 52 point eruption in week eight, the Saints offense appears to be trending in the right direction.
Ben Roethlisberger‘s return looks to have saved the fantasy season of Miller and Antonio Brown. In week eight, Miller racked up 10 catches on 13 targets for 105 yards. With Big Ben back under center, Miller instantly jumps back on the fantasy radar.