Dollar Free Agents 2019 Week 14

By Matthew Cherrin
Matthew Cherrin

Ryan Fitzpatrick- QB- Dolphins

If you need a quarterback in the first week of the playoffs, Dolphins' QB Ryan Fitzpatrick might be your guy. Despite a slow start, Fitzpatrick has back to back quality starts. Two weeks ago when the Dolphins faced off against the Browns, Fitzpatrick threw for two touchdowns and ran for one. Last week against the Eagles, he recorded 365 passing yards and three touchdowns. The last time Fitzpatrick faced the Jets in week 9, he had 288 passing yards and three touchdowns. The Dolphins don't have much of a running game right now, so expect the Dolphins to throw the ball most of the game. Pick up Fitzpatrick for a buck this week and start him.

James Washington- WR- Steelers

The second-year player for the Steelers, James Washington, is starting to show some of the flash that Pittsburgh fans were expecting to see at the beginning of the season. Washington has been productive in three of the last four games, recording at least 90 yards and a touchdown. With JuJu Smith-Schuster suffering from an injury, Washington has stepped up as a big-time playmaker for the Steelers. Pittsburgh faces the Cardinals this weekend, whose defense has allowed the 5th most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Pick up Washington for the start this week, and keep him for the long-haul.

Zach Pascal- WR- Colts

Colts' wide receiver Zach Pascal has a solid matchup this week when Indianapolis travels to Tampa Bay on Sunday. The Buccaneers defense has allowed the most fantasy points to wide receivers this year. Last week against the Titans, Pascal recorded 10 targets, seven receptions and 109 yards. I wouldn't trust Pascal in the long run, but if you need a wide receiver this week, he might be worth a dollar and a start.

Raheem Mostert- RB- 49ers

It's been an up and down year for 49ers running back Raheem Mostert, at least in terms of usage. He's averaging 5.9 yards per carry this season, but last week against the Ravens was his first game since week 3 of getting more than 10 carries. Last Sunday, Mostert recorded 19 carries for 146 yards and a score. He out-played and out-touched his fellow running back Tevin Coleman by a large amount. Even with Matt Breida expected to be back any day, Mostert should find a spot in the rotation. But whether fantasy owners want to take a chance on a player in a crowded backfield might allow Mostert's value to stay at a dollar for now. Pick up Mostert if you have a chance but be cautious. Any one of the running backs could be the feature player.

Peyton Barber- RB- Buccaneers

After a pass protection assignment was blown by Ronald Jones III last week, Peyton Barber got the bulk of the touches for the remainder of the game. Barber ended the day with 17 carries for 44 yards, two touchdowns and a two-point conversion. It wasn't his best yard per carry, but Barber saw red zone opportunities which bodes well for his fantasy value. Barber and the Bucs have a tough matchup against a solid Indy defense this Sunday, but Barber may be someone worth holding on to heading into the playoffs. Pick him up for a buck today.

Mike Gesicki- TE- Miami

The former Penn State tight end, Mike Gesicki, looks like he's starting to produce for the Dolphins after a breakout game last week against the Eagles. Last Sunday he recorded five receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown. Gesicki has five straight games with at least six targets. If you are in a dynasty or keeper league, Gesicki might be worth picking up and stashing on your bench until next year. Miami faces the Jets this weekend. The last time these two teams played, Gesicki recorded six receptions for 95 yards. He could be worth a start this week for a buck.