By The Commish (Cole)
Last week I told you to pick up Jamison Crowder because it may be your last chance. Against the Giants he caught four catches for 78 yards, including one electrifying score. If you can still find him on the waiver wire, PICK ‘EM UP!!! If not, shame on you for not listening to me earlier.
Let’s get to some of this week’s best available players for long term value. I define long term as at least four weeks. If you’re looking at 1-2 week fill-ins, target Hunter Henry, Kenyan Drake, Robert Woods, and Jaron Brown.
Howard will top many people’s waiver wire lists this week, as current Bears starting RB Jeremy Langford will miss a month and possibly more with a severe ankle sprain. Even before Langford got hurt, though, signs pointed to the Bears involving Howard more in the game plan. Juicy matchups with the Lions and Colts await this rookie who should fill in nicely as an RB2 or Flex at the very least.
In PPR leagues with no bonuses, Cole Beasley is averaging 13.77 points per game – very respectable low-WR2 numbers. It’s clear that Dak Prescott trusts Beasley and no one can argue with the results. The only concern I have about Beasley is that when Romo comes back, he’s likely to see fewer targets. He should provide you with great value over the next few weeks, though, and when Romo comes back he will likely still be a great Flex option.
Humph DAAAAYYY!!! If you listened to our podcasts back in the spring, you heard us talk about Cameron Brate and Adam Humprhies as guys who could surprise you with their productivity this year. When Jameis Winston trusts someone, he targets them often. Humphries is very much to Winston what Beasley is to Prescott. The advantage Humphries may hold over Beasley is that there’s no uncertainty who will be throwing the ball for the Bucs as long as the QB stays healthy. Jameis likes Adam, and you should too.
I coined “Make America Brate Again” long before you or anyone else did, and long before Austin Seferian-Jenkins asked to relieve himself in the back seat of a cop car.
If you’ve listened to our latest podcast, you know that I’m not as high on Pryor as Josh and Richey. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider picking him up. He electrified in a loss to the Dolphins last week and seemed to be able to do it all. Temper your expectations, though. When Josh Gordon and Josh McCown come back, Pryor’s role could change significantly, but he’s worth a stash.
I never thought I’d recommend picking up a rookie quarterback going into his bye week. But then again, I never thought we’d see what we’ve seen during this election cycle or the extraordinary number of celebrity deaths this year. And we’re not even done with September. 2016, I’m pretty much done with you, mostly because Carson Wentz is – gag me – deserving of a spot on fantasy rosters.