Remember BenJarvus Green-Ellis? Barely, right? At least the Law Firm nickname was choice. Do you also (not) recall he debuted more than a decade ago in 2008 and subsequently he was out of the league by 2013? Five year career for a running back sounds about right. So with that short time to make it, let’s just agree to never adversely judge a running back for trying to get paid, you know? Anyhoo, the pickings have become slim in Free Agents adds by this week; but unless this is your first year playing you were prepared for this scenario and spent most of your money already.
We are into the part of the season that I consider the slog, that slimey, boring time of the middle weeks where you are about to give up (the 0 and 1 win teams), want to give up (2 win teams), feeling ok (3 and 4 win teams) and ready to coast into the playoffs (5 and 6 win teams, know that I envy you so). By this time you should’ve spent some FAAB money so we’re updating the amount we have at this point to $50; if you have more by all means add it to the dollar amounts listed here and get your guy!
*All ownership as of October 14th
$17 – Chase Edmonds, ARI (34% Y!, 23% ESPN) The more I see of him, the more I like him; even as a handcuff. I’d rather have him than guys like Miles Sanders, Tarik Cohen, Malcolm Brown, Kenyan Drake, Jamaal Williams, Ito Smith, Reggie Bonnafon, etc (All the guys who I would at most bid a buck on)
$11 – Alex Mattison, MIN (22% Y!, 16% ESPN) A change of pace led him to get a lot more touches this past week than usual; Cook’s handcuff is a good depth guy in deep roster leagues; remember that we’re not even halfway through the season.
$13 – DK Metcalf, SEA (59% Y!, 63% ESPN) Less upside than Tate, hence pay less.
$26 – Hunter Henry, SD (63% Y!, 54% ESPN) He should already be owned in your competitive league, but he isn’t in a couple of mine, so there you go. If you lost Dissly, he’s the guy you want, and if not him, then the next guy…
$11 – TJ Hockenson, DET (64% Y!, 57% ESPN) same idea as Henry. Upside makes me like him over Fells.
$2 – Kirk Cousins, MIN (47% Y!, 26% ESPN) I wouldn’t spend on him this week, since you know after a bad week at Detroit he’s going to be dropped en masse. After that a revenge game against Washington and catch-up game versus Kansas City make me like him again.
Exercise Time! Starting with $100 week one, these are the guys I’ve already won this season:
Week 5: Nada
As always, if there is a guy I missed bring them up in the comments and I’ll give them a price. Have a good week Razzballers and Razzballettes!