Breshad Perriman (WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
ESPN ownership: 7.4%
Week 15 stats: 5 receptions, 113 yards, 3 touchdowns
There is no sugar-coating it. Former first-round pick Breshad Perriman was an absolute bust with the Baltimore Ravens. He caught only 28.6% of his targets and recorded a total of 77 receiving yards across 11 games in his final season in Baltimore. He had a short tenure with the Browns, and then was burried on the depth chart for the Buccaneers this season.
However, Perriman starting building momentum with two solid games. He had 5 receptions for 87 yards against the Jaguars. Then, he had 3 receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown last week against the Colts. Finally, that momentum culminated into his breakout performance this week where he led all wide receivers in fantasy points. Mike Evans sat out of Sunday's game with a hamstring injury, and it seems likely that he will miss the remainder of the season. In addition, Chris Godwin exited the game with a hamstring injury.
While Bruce Arians said early indications are that "it's not looking good" for Chris Godwin's hamstring injury, a source tells me the Bucs will wait a couple of days to have an MRI performed, as they feel that's generally when you get the best reading.— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) December 16, 2019
Moving forward, Perriman will have every opportunity to produce big numbers in Tampa Bay's pass heavy offense. Perriman should be added in all formats.
Tyler Higbee (TE, Los Angeles Rams)
ESPN ownership: 28.1%
Week 15 stats: 12 receptions, 111 yards
Since Gerald Everett was sidelined with a knee injury, Tyler Higbee has had three consecutive games with over 100 receiving yards. He has even led the Rams in targets in the past two games. We all know how thin the tight end position is in fantasy football, and Higbee is a quality pick up for teams in need of one.
Mike Boone (RB, Minnesota Vikings)
ESPN ownership: 0.1%
Week 15 stats: 13 carries, 56 yards, 2 touchdowns
Dalvin Cook exited Sunday's game with a shoulder injury. Minnesota's backup running back Alexander Mattison was already out with an ankle injury. As a result, Mike Boone, who only had 8 carries heading into the game, took over as the starter. He had 8 more carries than fellow running back Ameer Abdullah and would clearly be the starter again next week if Cook is out. Cook's status is worth monitoring this week. In his absence, Boone would be a good streaming option in Minnesota's run first offense.