Fantasy Football QB/RB FAAB Report Week 3: How Much To Spend On Zack Moss, Kyren Williams, Joshua Dobbs
Welcome to my weekly FAAB report article for Fantasy Football. Every week I am going to go over my favorite additions at the QB and RB positions in both shallower leagues and deeper leagues and tell you how much FAAB you should be spending and why.
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Best Fantasy Football FAAB Pickups for Shallow Leagues (10 and 12 Teams)
Gus Edwards FAAB Budget
Coming into the week, we knew that one of Edwards or Justice Hill was going to establish themselves as the number-one back in this offense. If you read my article last week, you would know that Edwards was my guy, and it looks like the Ravens agree. In their Week 2 win over the Bengals, Edwards averaged 6.2 yards per carry and scored a TD, while Hill just averaged 3.7 yards per carry and didn’t get into the end zone. Edwards has RB2 potential moving forward if he continues to be the more effective RB in this offense, and I would be looking to spend 13-16% of my remaining budget on him, especially in a 12-team league where the options simply aren’t as plentiful.
Zack Moss FAAB Budget
Let’s not get too excited about Moss or the Colts' big win. It came against a terrible Texans team, but with Jonathan Taylor still out, the RB1 job in Indy is up for the taking. After his Week 2 performance, Moss looks to have secured the job thanks to his 88 rush yards, one rushing TD, and four catches for 19 yards. Moss was the only RB on the Colts' roster to get a carry, so that should tell you it’s his job to lose. I like that he has job security; I don’t like his offense, though, so 10-12% of my FAAB is all I am willing to spend this week.
Kyren Williams FAAB Budget
Williams was in the write-up last week, but he was part of the deep adds list. After a very strong Week 2 performance, he has earned a spot among the shallow-league adds too. Williams scored TDs both through the air and on the ground in Week 2 and is going to be featured often moving forward in this offense, not only because of his production, but also because the Rams deactivated Cam Akers before Week 2 and it seems they are looking to trade him. It’s time to make a splash here, dropping 15% of your remaining FAAB on Williams.
Jordan Love FAAB Budget
The Packers lost a really tough game in Week 2 on the road, but Jordan Love was not the reason why. Even with key injuries to his offensive weapons, Love made it work, throwing for three TDs and no interceptions. He will only get better as the season progresses and he gains more experience, and he will also be better as his offensive weapons get healthy. I would spend 6-9% of my remaining budget on him in a 12-team league and 5-7% in a 10-team league. He is unlikely to be available in Superflex formats but is a must-add if he is.
Baker Mayfield FAAB Budget
Baker has played really solid football through the first two weeks this season and is a major reason why the Bucs have begun the season 2-0. Although his first two matchups were favorable, his Week 3 matchup isn’t, as he takes on the NFC champions Eagles. The Bucs will almost assuredly lose, but that doesn’t mean Baker can’t be fantasy-relevant. He has two elite WRs in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, and because the Bucs are one of the worst run offenses in the league, Baker is forced to air it out. I like him as an option in Superflex leagues and would spend as much as 8% of my FAAB and as low as 3%.
Best Fantasy Football FAAB Pickups for Deep Leagues (14 and 16 Teams)
Gardner Minshew FAAB Budget
Colts star rookie QB Anthony Richardson left the Colts' Week 2 win with a concussion. He was replaced by veteran QB Gardner Minshew, who played very well, completing 19 of 23 passes for 171 yards and a TD. You will have to monitor Richardson’s injury status, but Minshew is worth a pick-up in deeper Superflex leagues, whether you need a third QB or are looking for an upgrade to your current QB2. I would be willing to drop 3-5% of my FAAB on him right now, and if Richardson is confirmed to be missing any games, I would bump that up to 7-10% of my FAAB.
Damien Harris FAAB Budget
There is no doubt that James Cook is the lead back for the Bills offense, but that still leaves room for a red zone RB and someone to spell Cook seven to 10 times per game on the ground. Cook isn’t built to be a 20+ touch guy each and every week, and Harris is an experienced, bigger back who has a nose for the end zone. The Bills offense is explosive and will be one of the highest-scoring in the league, so adding Harris is a smart move and you should be able to get him for less than 7% of your remaining budget.
Tyjae Spears FAAB Budget
Derrick Henry is a workhorse who is going to see 20+ carries per game, but the Titans' offense is so run-heavy that there is room for Spears to be an impact player as well. In Week 2, Spears had two receptions for just six yards, which is small beans in fantasy, but his eight carries for 49 yards (6.1 YPC) was quite solid, and he will continue to get more and more touches with that kind of production. I’m not spending more than 2-4% of my FAAB on him this week, but if I do roster Henry, I’d be willing to spend 4-6% instead just to make sure I have his handcuff.
Joshua Dobbs FAAB Budget
I’ll start by saying that I probably won’t play him in Week 3 against a really good Cowboys defense. That doesn’t mean that he shouldn’t be added this week, though. Dobbs looked great in Week 2 against the Giants, both passing and running with the football. His athleticism and dual-threat abilities make him fantasy-relevant in your deeper formats. You might be able to sneak him through for under 5% of your FAAB because of his tough matchup in Week 3.#fantasy-football #week-3 #faab #zack-moss #kyren-williams #joshua-dobbs