By Trevor Smith
Josh McCown, QB, New York Jets
The Jets’ offense has been on a roll as of late, scoring 20-plus points in four games this season in part because of the play of quarterback Josh McCown. He has recorded three consecutive two-plus touchdown games on the way to a 2-2 record during that span. McCown will look to continue his hot play against a reeling 3-3 Falcons team. Therefore, consider McCown a strong waiver pickup and cheap trade acquisition as the season goes on.
Jalen Richard, RB, Oakland Raiders
Jalen Richard has stepped into a significant role in the Raiders’ offense with the benching of Marshawn Lynch. Richard saw many targets in the passing game during Thursday’s 31-30 victory against the Chiefs, recording four receptions for 45 yards. He will be a key part of the Raiders’ offensive resurgence with Derek Carr at the helm and Lynch suspended; Richard will garner a large amount of snaps. Go pickup Richard in deep leagues to start as a stream RB2 and a consistent FLEX play.
Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins
Kenny Stills has seen his workload increase over the past two weeks as the Dolphins have gone on a three-game winning streak. Stills has had 13 targets over the past two games, amassing 134 yards and three touchdowns. However, with Matt Moore possibly getting the start on Thursday Stills will look to pick up where he and Moore left off this past season. Stills caught three touchdowns in three games with Matt Moore at quarterback last year. He is a strong WR2 start as the season wears on and a solid FLEX start.
Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons
Julio Jones has been arguably the league’s best receiver these past two seasons, however, Jones hasn’t been as productive as in years past. He has earned 466 yards on 34 receptions and found the end zone once. Jones production doesn’t look to improve as the Steve Sarkisian-led Falcons’ offense has been in a rut since their 30-26 win against the Detroit Lions in Week 3. Sell high on Jones now until their offense hits a season low.
Ty Montgomery, RB, Green Bay Packers
Ty Montgomery has been the Packers go-to back since late last season, however, ever since he suffered broken ribs, there has been a shakeup in the backfield. Montgomery garnered 41 rush attempts before his Week 4 injury and hasn’t seen more than 10 a game since. He also hasn’t surpassed five fantasy points in four weeks and has seen his starting spot given to Aaron Jones. Therefore, sell Montgomery high now before his starting job is officially Jones.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Oakland Raiders
Marshawn Lynch is up to his old antics, as Lynch was ejected from the Raiders game on Thursday night against the Chiefs, as well as a one-game suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct. Lynch has seen his use and production influx from week-to-week with the emergence of the young backs in DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard. He hasn’t seen the end zone since Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens, which coincidently was the last time Lynch surpassed 10 points. Lynch is a strong sell high candidate before his off-field antics lose him the starting job and all his trade value.