Week 5: Fantasy Football Add/Drop


Duke Johnson Jr, RB, Cleveland Browns

The Browns’ rookie running back has excelled with Josh McCown at the helm. Johnson exploded last week for 31 rushing yards, 85 receiving yards, and a touchdown. He even received coveted goal line carries last week against the Chargers, a role owners assumed would be given to Isaiah Crowell. Look to add Duke if your running back situation is hazardous.

Allen Hurns, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

Hurns has been a monster this year, punctuated by his 116 yards and touchdown this week against the Colts. Hurns is unreliable since the Jaguars offense has not proven to be trustworthy, and he is Blake Bortles second target to Allen Robinson, but he should still see some deep passes over the course of the season. Next week, the Jags take on a porous Tampa Bay defense, and Hurns is by no means the worst start if you are desperate for a receiver or a flex.



Tre Mason, RB, St. Louis Rams

Todd Gurley burst onto the scene last week, showing the promise that made him a top ten pick. Gurley is a stud the Rams will have to ride going forward, which means Mason may be cemented to the bench this year.

Eric Ebron, TE, Detroit Lions

Ebron has always been always a fringe roster player for fantasy teams, as much of his production relies on touchdowns in an offense featuring many red zone targets. Not only have the Lions struggled to find the end zone thus far, but Ebron also hurt his knee on Monday against Seattle. At this point, he is practically useless for fantasy owners.


Buy Low:

Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts

Luck has had a rough year so far, culminating last week when he had to sit out the game against Jacksonville with a shoulder injury. He might continue to struggle in the next few weeks as he works to get over the injury, but elite quarterbacks usually figure it out at some point. Bet on Luck to reach his preseason expectations this season, see if you can get him from an impatient owner on the cheap.


Sell High:

Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons

Freeman has excelled since Tevin Coleman went out with a rib injury, scoring six touchdowns over the past two weeks. Freeman should continue to see the bulk of the carries until Coleman gets back, but the Falcons like their rookie running back, so do not expect to see Tevin tethered to the bench. Freeman’s touchdown rate is also completely unsustainable, meaning his value will most likely decrease as the season goes along.