2023-11-09 · 4 min read · NFL/Football
Joshua Dobbs (Minnesota Vikings) and Tank Dell

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Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Ok one last time pickup Kyler now if you need a QB. He is going to be back in action this week and it only makes sense that the team’s coaching staff will want to see if Murray is the franchise’s long-term quarterback or if they should draft a signal-caller, thus he is bound to have a long leash. Murray has averaged 20.4 fantasy points per game in his career. He will be an immediate top 10 candidate at the position, both for this week and beyond. If you’ve been streaming QBs or your guy is hurt, this could be your salvation. Despite some uncertainty given the injury and new coaching staff the ceiling here is a top 5 QB; Murray is a must add simple as that
Joshua Dobbs (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Another returning guest, but he had to be as the job Dobbs did coming in after being traded during the week to lead the Vikings to a comeback victory is hard to explain, it's basically a football miracle. He only joined the Vikings days ago at the trade deadline, didn't take a snap with starters this week and barely knew the names of his new teammates. Dobbs was nonetheless thrown into the fire in Week 9 and despite some early struggles before long he was cooking. He threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, finishing with 158 yards through the air and 66 on the ground. Dobbs is unlikely to rocket to top five QB status but with his rushing ability plus Justin Jefferson, Jordan Addison and TJ Hockenson to catch the ball Dobbs seems likely to be a solid play.
Keaton Mitchell (Baltimore Ravens)
  • I'll admit I'm not thrilled with the RB market this week but there could be serious upside here. Mitchell is someone that fantasy managers looking for a RB should add this week. He had an epic performance against the Seahawks on Sunday scoring 20.4 fantasy points on 10 touches. The Ravens average the second-most rushing attempts per game in the NFL (33.8) and Mitchell should play an active role in the Ravens' backfield. Managers may be worried due to Gus Edwards and Justice Hill but the rookie is a speed demon and is likely to at least carve out a role.
Zach Charbonnet (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Charbonnet is somewhere between a stash and a flex option. He seems to be gaining ground in the backfield having played more offensive snaps than Kenneth Walker in consecutive games and has three-down potential after leading the nation with 168.0 all-purpose yards per game at UCLA last season, if Walker gets hurt or he manages to supplant him Charbonnet immediately vaults to RB2 status with upside.
Tank Dell (Houston Texans)
  • He was a target magnet against Tampa Bay, drawing 11 chances and finishing with six catches for 114 yards and two TD’s, including the game-winning score. Dell rarely leaves the field for Houston and he's developing more and more chemistry with C.J. Stroud as the season goes on. Stroud's passer-rating when targeting him is now 131.3. It's understandable that Dell was mass-dropped by fantasy managers when he was sidelined by a concussion back in Week 6 ahead of his bye. Now however he needs to be added, as he already has been in about half of leagues so go get him quick. If you need any extra incentive (which you shouldn’t), he gets the extremely generous Titans defence 15 and 17. One or both of those games could bring league-winning performances from Dell, and this is likely your last chance to roster him before the homestretch.
Quentin Johnston (San Diego Chargers)
  • With Mike Williams and now Josh Palmer on IR it's not surprising that Johnston was targeted immediately on Monday night, it also wasn't that surprising when Sauce Gardner swatted the ball away. The TCU rookie would finish with just two catches for 14 yards, although he played 83% of the snaps, a promising development. The team clearly intended to bring Johnston along at a more deliberate pace, but the timeline had to be bumped up due to the above injuries. Now it seems he is bound to see a significant uptick in targets down the stretch.
Cade Otton (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Otton had a coming out party this week, catching six balls for 70 yards and two scores against the Texans while leading his team in targets (9). He rarely comes off the field, playing over 90% of the snaps in every game this season for the Bucs. Last year, Otton actually led all rookie tight ends in both receptions and targets, plus he finished sixth at his position in red-zone chances. His upcoming matchup with Tennessee is a solid play; consider him a high upside option if you have a short-term need. TE is often a thin position so upside like this is hard to ignore. However, I have to say if Taysom Hill or Trey McBride are on your wire I think they have more upside.
Seattle Seahawks
  • The Seahawks have averaged 3.4 sacks per game this season, tied with the Browns for third-most in the league. Their opponent this week the Washington Commanders have allowed 4.9 sacks per game, second-most in the league. You see where this is going? On top of the likelihood for sacks pressure is the most important ingredient in cooking up turnovers. Seattle’s D is one of the best plays of the week and likely available on your waiver wire.
Others to considers - Pittsburgh Steelers, Las Vegas Raiders
Guys worth a gander
  • Derek Carr (QB, New Orleans Saints)
  • Jake Ferguson (TE, Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jaylen Warren (RB, Pittsburgh Steelers)
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