Week 11: Weekly Plugs
Need to fill the void in your roster left by Le’Veon Bell?
Feelin’ down because of Cooper Kupp’s knee injury or Joey Bosa still be limited in practice?
Not everyone is going to have the luxury of losing players of this caliber and simply going to well the replace them, that’s where the plugs come in.
Each week we’re going to analyze 3 players on both sides of the ball that we feel have an opportunity to fill a vacant spot on your lineup. Keep in mind, these aren’t always going to be the sexy picks that you’re used to reading about.
Maurice Harris (WR) Redskins
Smith is the type of sure-handed receiver Alex Smith loves throwing the ball to, and he hasn’t disappointed his QB, rocking a catch rate of 76%. With no Crowder, Thomas or Richardson to challenge him for looks, he should have the opportunity for volume, at the very least.
The Riddick (RB) Lions
He might not be available in your league, if he is, grab him. Since the departure of Golden Tate, Riddick has been lined up in the slot 18 times and has hauled in 13 catches for 96 yards. If he’s on your bench, his matchup against the Panthers isn’t too bad and there’s no reason for him to be taken out of the passing game.
Josh Reynolds (WR) Rams
With Kupp going down and theVegas line set at 63.5, you can expect opportunities for Reynolds if you’re playing in a deep league. This game has all the makings of a shootout, and Reynolds could be a sneaky good pick against a relatively beatable KC secondary.
Mario Addison (DE) Panthers
Addison owners are well aware of the love-hate relationship. If he’s been dropped after his doughnut last week (his second in the last 3 weeks), then you should take advantage of that and acquire his services. I expect a bounce-back game when facing a Lions O-Line that has allowed 29 sacks this season.
Anthony Walker (LB) Colts
Walker has been pretty efficient this season for a player getting in on 66% of defensive snaps. The Titans have been running the ball a lot as of late, and I fully expect a 45-50 snap game for Walker, which should translate into 8 tackles, 1 Pass Defense and a Tackle for Loss. Yes, I’m calling the stat line.
Lorenzo Carter (LB) Giants
Speaking of snap counts, here’s a guy that’s seen his snaps go up almost 10% over the past 3 weeks. He’s coming off a big game against the 49ers where he recorded 7 tackles and 3 tackles for loss. I think he’s poised to ride out the week high in confidence against a terrible Buccaneers O-Line and get into the backfield for a sack and perhaps a stuff.
There you have it, our weekly plugs.