Each week, we take a look at five last-minute additions for your fantasy team heading into NFL Sunday.
Josh Adams, RB, Eagles
Adams was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in April. He’s been active for six games and had his most impressive outing against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 8 prior to the team’s bye.
He rushed nine times for 61 yards – more than doubling his season total – and added a 6-yard reception in the victory.
This week, veteran Darren Sproles reportedly suffered a setback in his return from a hamstring injury and is expected to miss his eighth straight game. That would leave Adams in a committee with the underwhelming Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood, both of whom he vastly outperformed last time out.
Josh Rosen, QB, Cardinals
Rosen got his second win of the season before the Arizona Cardinals’ Week 9 bye, throwing for 252 yards and two touchdowns in an 18-15 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
The rookie has another prime matchup in Week 10 against a Kansas City Chiefs team allowing more fantasy points to quarterbacks per week than all but six teams, and the most passing yards against in the league.
The extra week of preparation under new offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich should have Rosen more in tune with his receiving corps as he looks to string together strong outings for the first time since replacing Sam Bradford.
John Ross, WR, Bengals
Ross, the ninth overall pick of the 2017 draft, is expected to return from a groin injury that held him out of the Cincinnati Bengals’ Week 8 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’ll have a chance to play a significant role against the New Orleans Saints with A.J. Green sidelined by a toe injury.
Tyler Boyd will continue his breakout season and serve as Andy Dalton’s No. 1 target. Behind him, though, the Bengals’ receiving corps is thin, and Ross could rise to be the second option.
The Saints have allowed nine plays of 40 or more yards, which is tied for second-worst in the league through nine weeks. Ross could have a big day if he’s able to capitalize on the blistering speed that led to his high draft position. One of his two touchdowns this season came on a 39-yard haul in Week 4.
Chris Conley, WR, Chiefs
Sammy Watkins is battling a foot injury that could keep him out of the Chiefs’ Week 10 contest against the Cardinals. With that in mind, Conley, who ranks third on the team in targets among wide receivers this season, could play a significant role opposite Tyreek Hill.
Arizona has fared worse against secondary receivers than No. 1s, according to Football Outsiders’ DVOA; Conley could find room to operate with Hill and tight end Travis Kelce commanding the defense’s attention. In terms of volume, he will likely see a slight uptick to his 66 percent of snaps played so far this season.
Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Packers
With Geronimo Allison sent to injured reserve this week with a groin injury, St. Brown should step in as the Green Bay Packers’ No. 4 receiver.
Although it’s not usually an enviable position for fantasy purposes, Allison and fellow rookie Marquez Valdes-Scantling have each averaged at least four targets per game while operating behind veterans Randall Cobb and Davante Adams.
St. Brown saw a season-high five targets in Week 5 and made three catches for 89 yards. He hasn’t had the chance to play as large of a role since, but he should have the opportunity in Week 10.