The NFL trade deadline and six teams on a bye in Week 9 has left many fantasy football owners with multiple holes on their roster for Sunday’s games.
If you were unable to pick up Corey Davis, Kenyan Drake, Damien Williams, Paul Richardson, or Alex Collins on this week’s waiver wire, Fourth & Goal has three plug and play options that have the potential to put up starting numbers.
Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis
The Redskins officially ruled out tight end Jordan Reed for Week 9 on Friday, making Davis an instant plug and play option against the Seattle Seahawks. The 12-year veteran tight end remains less than 55 percent owned in fantasy leagues and faces a Seattle defense that has been average against the position this season. Davis has surpassed 50 yards receiving four times in 2017, and with wide receiver Jamison Crowder also ruled out, Washington’s top tight end is sure to see plenty of targets.
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack
Indianapolis’ rookie running back continues to produce despite limited touches and scored his third touchdown of the season in last week’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Mack is averaging 4.3 yards per carry and has caught 10 passes out of the backfield for 110 yards, making him a viable flex option in point per reception formats. The Colts backfield doesn’t draw a favorable matchup against the Houston Texans in Week 9, but Mack should provide fantasy owners with a solid starting option and is less than 50 percent owned in fantasy leagues.
San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin
Goodwin is clearly a risk for fantasy owners and should be considered a deep sleeper in all leagues. The 49ers veteran receiver has not shown any consistency this season but should be in line for an uptick in targets with Pierre Garcon placed on injured reserve. Goodwin has surpassed 60 yards receiving three times this season but put up a goose egg against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 9. The 49ers 5-foot-9, 179-pound speedster is less than 10 percent owned in fantasy leagues and faces an Arizona Cardinals defense that has surrendered the third most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.