QB Cam Newton(CAR)
Many of you are eyeing Newton to have him for his return. He is not worth your attention. Cam Newton will have to be fully recovered and must be guaranteed to step into the starting role right away. This won’t happen with Kyle Allen impressing and putting this team in the position to compete every week. What we saw of Newton in the first couple of weeks should be left in the past as far as who he is as a player.
Once we see Cam back and running, we will consider him for a spot on our rosters.
QB Matt Moore(KC)
If you need a viable QB2, Matt Moore is your guy. If you lost Mahomes, Matt Moore isn’t the option. There is no way we can replace Mahomes while he is out unless of course, you picked up Lamar as his back up. Moreover, keep in mind that the Chiefs are hosting the Packers defense in week 8 and that defense loves to create pressure and make QBs make mistakes.
I would not add Moore, I would look for QBs such as Stafford, Brissett to fill that QB1 spot.
RB Ty Johnson(DET)
This rookie can move the ball up the field. With Kerryon missing time, Ty should see a similar role in the Detroit backfield. The opportunities, if they go Johnson’s way, will bring him solid starting numbers while Kerryon is hurt. Ty did not impress while he took over on the ground in week 7. He had a measly 2.9 YPC, although found a decent room in the passing game with 4 receptions for 28 yards. Keeping in mind he went up against this stout Vikings defense, I wouldn’t bank on his numbers being this limited on the ground in week 8 versus the Giants.
He is a solid bye week fill in and rest of the season RB3 with legitimate upside, with Kerryon placed on IR
RB Mark Walton(MIA)
As Ty Johnson is the bye week fill in with a chance to have a big game, Walton is my ROS pick off waivers. He continues to pull the starting role and the majority carries away from Kenyan Drake. The ability that Walton has shown brings him 5.0 YPC over the last couple of weeks. He saw his first start in week 7 and his fantasy numbers don’t suggest a good game but when you really look at what he is doing, he is in line to keep this starting role.
Any starting RB needs to be rostered and we have only seen the beginning of what Walton can do.
WR Corey Davis(TEN)
Since the beginning of the season, I have loved Corey Davis’ potential. This potential became more obvious to fantasy players once Tannehill took the helm. Davis has been spotty all season with Mariota delivering the ball. I expect this new relationship with Tannehill will grow and bring Corey steady numbers every week.
He is the most rosterable WR out there right now.
TE Vance McDonald(TE)
Vance was making me dance for in week 2, I thought we would be getting down with him for the rest of the season. Well, that didn’t happen. He went on to get hurt and hasn’t been himself since. Mason Rudolph has yet to help his fantasy production and I don’t expect that to happen for this season. Vance will only be considered a pickup if you must scrape the bottom of the barrel.