Welcome to our 2020 fantasy football stock watch, in which we’ll examine who’s trending up or down in fantasy after each week.
I try not to repeat myself too much or be too obvious in this weekly snapshot of who’s up and down in fantasy, so you won’t see Lamar Jackson (who continues to struggle) and Dalvin Cook (who scored a whopping 48.6 points in PPR scoring to carry the many, many teams that have him).
So, as we do every week, let’s begin with the good news for fantasy owners about some of the QBs, RBs, WRs and TEs we watched, followed by the bad news:
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RB Zack Moss, Buffalo Bills
It’s finally happening for the highly-touted rookie, who totaled 14 carries, 81 yards and two touchdowns in Week 8. It feels like the RB situation in Buffalo is now a 50-50 split, which makes Moss more valuable. If Devin Singletary were to go down at any point, Moss would have even more upside.
RB Justin Jackson, Los Angeles Chargers
A big week on the ground (89 yards) and through the air (53 receiving yards) and Joshua Kelley didn’t get much work (seven carries, 32 yards). It’s clear he’s the lead back with Austin Ekeler out.
WR Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans
A.J. Brown continues to be the star in this offense with touchdowns in four straight games. But shoutout to Davis, who has 10 targets in each of his last two games and has found paydirt in both.
WR Travis Fulgham, Philadelphia Eagles
Just read this:
TE Eric Ebron, Pittsburgh Steelers
Not a lot of great stuff at tight end these days, so let’s spotlight Ebron, who has reached at least 40 yards in five games this season and scored this week.
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QB Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams
The Rams as a whole are a fantasy potpourri. They’ve got some talent, but from week to week, you have no idea who’s going to break out and who isn’t. One thing is certain: Goff isn’t great. He’s gone below 20 fantasy points in four of his last five games and has thrown picks in all but three of his starts.
RB Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts
When Jordan Wilkins takes over a game against the Lions, you know something’s not right with the rookie.
Pittsburgh Steelers WRs
Diontae Johnson had one catch for six yards a week removed from his incredible return. JuJu Smith-Schuster goes from barely getting looks to being the leading receiver. Chase Claypool scored this week. Good luck guessing which one will break out week to week.
RB Melvin Gordon, Denver Broncos
I know he caught six passes, but with Phillip Lindsay back, he was outproduced by the third-year player who continues to be explosive with the ball in his hands.
RB Le’Veon Bell, Kansas City Chiefs
So much for that revenge game plotline. It seems like Chiefs RBs are destined to underwhelm with Patrick Mahomes under center.
WR Marquise Brown, Baltimore Ravens
Jackson found him for a three-yard touchdown … and that was it for him on Sunday. He’s become extremely boom or bust in an offense that limits his opportunities.
TE Jonnu Smith, Tennessee Titans
Since catching two touchdowns against the Bills, he’s totaled … four receptions on eight targets. Welp.