Welcome to the 2023 season. We all begin the season with optimism for our players and a (mostly) healthy roster. But to win, you have to make moves that keep you ahead of the game. That’s what this weekly post is all about. Here, I’ll be looking at lightly rostered players who could benefit you this season. Here are some players to look for in Week 11. All roster percentages are courtesy of the NFL.

Quarterbacks

Tommy DeVito, New York Giants

Roster Percentage: .1

About: DeVito is the man for the Giants for now, and probably for the rest of the season. We’re nearing the end of the bye week period, with byes in Week 11, Week 13, and Week 14 left. The Giants are one of the teams off in Week 13. So, I get it if you’re not pulling low-end QB options at the moment, but in Superflex, all starters should be rostered. For at least the next couple of weeks, that includes DeVito.

Bailey Zappe, New England Patriots

Roster Percentage: 0

About: Another low-end QB option, and we can’t even be certain Zappe will get a start. But for the third time this season, Mac Jones got the hook. Zappe played the last two minutes of a game the Patriots lost 10-6. He wasn’t great but he may get his chance following the Patriots’ bye week.

Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints

Roster Percentage: .1

About: Winston relieved an injured Derek Carr and gave the Saints a spark for a while. There’s risk with Winston but the 5-5 Saints are headed into a bye week and might be looking to make a change in Week 12. With the weapons available, Winston would be an appealing Superflex option. If you have space, snatch him up.

Running Backs

Devin Singletary, Houston Texans

Roster Percentage: 24.3

About: Singletary has been a key contributor on a playoff team before and I think he could be again in 2023. With Dameon Pierce out, Singletary carried 30 times for 150 yards and a touchdown. Pierce has struggled with production and efficiency. We’ve seen Singletary more involved alongside Pierce down the stretch and I think they will continue with the hot hand in Singletary as the 5-4 Texans get into the playoff race.

Keaton Mitchell, Baltimore Ravens

Roster Percentage: 20.8
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About: Another week and another touchdown for the rookie running back. He’s never going to get all the work. He’s splitting with Gus Edwards and Justice Hill, but Mitchell is getting touches and making the most of them. He’s a high-upside player I’m stashing as we head toward the playoffs.

Ty Chandler, Minnesota Vikings

Roster Percentage: .2

About: Cam Akers tore his Achilles again, ending his season. The Vikings still have Alexander Mattison as the lead back, but they need other contributors. And if something happens to Mattison, as it did during Sunday’s game, someone has to step in. That someone is Chandler, who has 15 carries for 45 yards and a touchdown to lead the Viking rushing attack. He’s worth a roster spot.

Rico Dowdle, Dallas Cowboys

Roster Percentage: .4

About: Dowdle is the RB2 option in the Cowboys’ backfield. He showed some pop on Sunday, rushing 12 times for 79 yards and a touchdown. Yes, it was a blowout. But Dowdle got carries and produced early in the game. He’s got a role and if he keeps showing pop, that role could grow.

Wide Receivers

Noah Brown, Houston Texans

Roster Percentage: 5.7

About: Since returning from IR, Brown has been a key producer for a good Texans’ passing game. Sure, Nico Collins and Tank Dell are above him on the depth chart, but this is a passing game that is producing on the field and for fantasy. On Sunday, Brown went over 100 yards again, catching seven passes for 172 yards. He’s been a good deep threat and should be rostered.

A.T. Perry, New Orleans Saints

Roster Percentage: 0

About: The rookie got his first touchdown of the season on Sunday. With Michael Thomas facing potential legal issues and the Saints looking for some sparks on offense, Perry has some deep league appeal down the stretch.

Dontayvion Wicks, Green Bay Packers

Roster Percentage: 0

About: The Packers’ offense is young, and the passing game has been uneven. While some have waited on Christian Watson, it looks like Wicks is the one making strides. We have seen Romeo Doubs and Jayden Reed do well with Jordan Love, but Wicks is also showing himself to be a steady contributor. He caught three for 51 on Sunday and is worth a deep league roster spot.

Kyle Philips, Tennessee Titans

Roster Percentage: 0

About: The Titans’ offense is still a work in progress with Will Levis. DeAndre Hopkins is the top target and Chig Okonkwo has some appeal at tight end. But Philips continues to get targets and produce with Levis. Sunday, again, he caught three passes for 61 yards. He’s a deep-league option.

Matthew Fox is a die-hard NFL fan and Broncos’ homer. He’s a member of the FSWA. You can find more from him on Twitter @knighthawk7734 or as co-host of the Fantasy Football Roundtable Podcast, a part of the Campus2Canton Network.

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