Welcome back for another edition of the Stock Report.
It is already time to start thinking about Week 5, and as always there were a bunch of surprises in the NFL.
Of all of the positions in Fantasy Football, wide receiver is the one that revolves the most during the year. Guys fall out of favor and breakout into new roles nearly on a weekly basis.
Some guys will have their Fantasy stock rise for only a week or two, while others will maintain their added value for a long period of time.
Check out each guy below and take action that is appropriate to your league. Follow me on Twitter @fightingchance.
Week 5 Stock Report
Allen Hurns, Jacksonville Jaguars
Hurns had three games with more than 60 yards receiving and yet was still owned in about 15% of season long Fantasy leagues and his salary in daily games was still very low. Hurns went over 100 yards on Sunday against the Colts and I would say he is definitely worth a roster spot in seasonal leagues, and at least worth a consideration in daily games as a economical tool to help you spend more money on other positions. Blake Bortles is starting to show signs that he can be an NFL quarterback, and Hurns is his number two guy.
Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles
It has been a very disappointing start to the season for Agholor. Coming into Week 4, he had just four catches, and has not been any part of the Eagles offense. He caught three of his four targets on Sunday against the Redskins and collected 67 yards. He still hasn’t caught a touchdown, and he also fumbled the ball this week. However, this was the most involved that he has been in the offense to this point. The Eagles offense has been highly dysfunctional, so picking up Agholor right now might not give you instant value, but at some point this year he should be someone you can use.
Chris Givens, Baltimore Ravens
Steve Smith Sr. fractured bones in his back and rookie Breshad Perriman isn’t coming back any time soon so the Ravens have a need at wide receiver. Baltimore quickly acted and traded for Givens who was being wasted in St. Louis. Givens had a solid rookie season before falling down the depth chart to having no role whatsoever. With Kamar Aiken now the top receiver in Baltimore (if Smith is going to miss extended time), I like Givens in a new environment. I’m not saying go grab him today, but his stock has risen more than anyone’s as he goes into a match with the Brownies.
Dwayne Harris, New York Giants
Victor Cruz likely isn’t coming back any time soon, and the Giants aren’t getting much from their running game. With Odell Beckham Jr. and Rueben Randle having their roles carved out, someone needs to be the slot guy. Harris isn’t a big guy but he has decent hands and had 51 receiving yards and a touchdown against the Bills. Keep an eye on him again next week against the 49ers to see if he continues to have his role grow in the offense.
Marquess Wilson, Chicago Bears
I liked Wilson before the season started as a guy who could emerge, but through three games he hasn’t done much yet. He had 80 receiving yards against the Raiders, and nearly had his first touchdown of the season as he was tackled inside the five. If Alshon Jeffery continues to struggle to stay healthy, Wilson could continue to see a good number of snaps and maybe end up having Fantasy value in the future.
Jamison Crowder, Washington Redskins
DeSean Jackson remains out, Andre Roberts has fallen out of favor, and both Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed spent time on the sidelines in this one. Crowder now has 13 catches in the last two games, and is starting to have a role on this team. Kirk Cousins has the ‘Skins offense at least on the respectable level, and Crowder is a guy that you should keep your eye on going forward.
Dontrelle Inman, San Diego Chargers
Stevie Johnson left with a hamstring injury and Malcom Floyd suffered a concussion, leading Inman into duty and he responded with a 68 yard catch, and 88 yards total for the game. If both Johnson and Floyd prove to miss time, Inman could be in for some more run, but he is only an option to consider if they are definitely out and you are in a deep league. T he rest of you should take a wait and see approach.
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