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We made it, we survived. Bye-a-gedon is a memory after 6 teams were on a bye and most rosters took a dive. But if you are in need of more help, the Villain has you covered. Some of these players might be snagged up by now but if you haven't had any moves made, these are players to start to target. So on to the list...



QB Daniel Jones, New York Giants (35% rostered in Yahoo)

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Daniel Jones had his worst game of the season as he threw 3 INTs against the Los Angeles Rams two weeks ago. He just didn't do a great job of taking care of the ball and looked to sink back into his old habits. While Daniel Jones starts didn't have a game breaking performance on Sunday, he passed for 203 yards and one TD, he bounced back from an tough two game stretch against those Rams and Cowboys. Jones also added rush for 28 yards and 16 receiving yards. But it's his nice matchup against an awful Chiefs defense on Monday night that puts him on my list. He's a dual threat that should get you nice points if your quarterback is on a bye .


QB Teddy Bridgewater, Denver Broncos (26% rostered in Yahoo)

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Teddy Bridgewater hasn't been great the last few weeks, but he warrants a look because of the need. He's not a dual threat like Jones but he's steady enough to get you points in a pinch. He was also compromised by a foot injury last Thursday and just didn't look all that effective against a solid Browns defense. But Bridgewater has a solid matchup against the Washington Football Team. The Football Team has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing QBs this season (see Daniel Jones, Matt Ryan, Jameis Winston and a struggling Patrick Mahomes). Three different quarterbacks have thrown 4 TD passes against Washington this year and Aaron Rodgers had three this past Sunday.


RB Samaje Perine, Cincinnati Bengals (17% rostered in Yahoo)

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Samaje Perine is an interesting name because he's a clear number two behind stud Joe Mixon. But Perine had as many touches as Mixon on Sunday against the Ravens, tallying 75 total yards on 11 carries. So why do I have him on this list? Because he has a matchup with the New York Jets that plays in his favor. I expect mixing and Perine to get allot a volume with the Cincinnati Bengals being up against the lowly Jets. Perine should get a lot of garbage time touches and can break off a long run into the end zone. New England backs ran for 127 yards and 4 TDs against the Jets on Sunday. Light them if you got them!


RB Kenneth Gainwell, Philadelphia Eagles (59% rostered in Yahoo)

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Just when I mentioned that the Eagles needed to run the ball more with RB Miles Sanders, he turned his ankle against the Raiders. So it's the next man up as Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott look to be in line for more touches. Gainwell caught a 13-yard touchdown, and finished with 61 total yards on Sunday. Gainwell split work with Boston Scott after Sanders got hurt but I'm giving the nod to Gainwell. Gainwell is a solid receiving threat and is a flex option in deep leagues at worst (that's even with Sanders healthy). Look for Gainwell and Scott both to receive an increased workload, but grab Gainwell if you can first.


WR Kalif Raymond, Detroit Lions (5% rostered in Yahoo)

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Kalif Raymond is quietly putting together a nice season in an elevated roll for the Lions. He's been targeted 15 times the past two games and caught 12 passes for 152 yards. Raymond had a 2-TD game against the Chicago Bears and might be the boat you need this week. He's a nice option because of volume as the Lions offense usually plays from behind and needs to throw in the second half. Raymond is a nice grab for a PPR league for sure and a solid flex option.


WR Equanimeous St. Brown, Green Bay Packers (1% rostered in Yahoo)

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St. Brown has no stats to really speak of so far this season. Davante Adams and Allen Lazard have landed on the COVID list ahead of a Thursday night matchup with Arizona, so there's a good chance St. Brown and Randall Cobb will serve as Aaron Rodgers' go to targets in a game for the Packers will probably play from behind. This is a poor volume play and a deep league shot in the dark for fantasy owners.


WR Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys (44% rostered in Yahoo)

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Dallas gets one of their toys back soon from injury as Michael Gallup hasn't played season the season opener against the Bucs. Gallup has dealt with a calf injury, but he's expected to be back at practice. While I don't expect Gallup to play this week against the Vikings, this is a pick up stash for the coming weeks. Gallup is one of those high-volume receivers because he's so often single covered with Cooper and Lamb on the field. While he's not ready to make a splash yet, he will be so hide him now.


TE C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati Bengals (44% rostered in Yahoo)

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With right ends always so hard to find, this is an easy pick up to make if you haven't already. All Uzomah does is catch TDs as he has scored 5 in his last 4 games. He's a fantasy stud that might be gone in a deep league but should be available in 8-10 manager leagues. A matchup with the Jets is on deck as they are 28th in DVOA. But remember, while Uzomah is aTD machine, he's only averages 2.7 targets per game.


TE Robert Tonyan, Green Bay Packers (62% rostered in Yahoo)

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This is another volume play with the Packers decimated at receiver. With no Adams and Lazard, Tonyan might finally be able to break out. Italian had his best game in the season last Sunday, as tallied four catches for 63 yards against the Washington football team. Even despite the injuries, this is a good matchup for Tonyan as the Cardinals give up a score or more than 36 yards against opposing tight ends. Expect Tonyan to be a solid red zone target and a go-to option for Aaron Rodgers.


Cincinnati Bengals Defense (83% rostered in Yahoo)

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This might be too late to give you an edge but the Bengals defense is actually a good defense. But a matchup against the Jets without QB Zach Wilson is almost a lock to start. Cincinnati got after Lamar Jackson on Sunday and tallied 5 sacks. They quietly have a league-high 24 sacks this year. This unit is definitely not a one-week streaming option, your should consider dropping your defense for this unit. This is a nice daily fantasy play also.


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