Travis Fulgham (WR, Philadelphia Eagles)
ESPN ownership: 45.5%
Week 6 stats: 6 receptions, 75 receiving yards. 1 touchdown
Fulgham was signed off the practice squad in early October and has recorded a total of 284 receiving yards in his first three games. He also has scored a touchdown in each of those games. He is certainly benefiting from the absence of Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, and Jalen Reagor. However, it is hard to envision the Eagles completely turning away from Fulgham when those players return. He currently has a PFF grade of 91.2. Remember, this is a team that desperately needed an upgrade at wide receiver this offseason. No Eagles wide receiver even reached 500 receiving yards in 2019. He should be rostered in most leagues.
Tee Higgins (WR, Cincinnati Bengals)
ESPN ownership: 43.8%
Week 6 stats: 6 receptions, 125 receiving yards; 1 carry, 2 rushing yards
Higgins is eighth in fantasy points among wide receivers over the past four weeks. The rookie’s role in Cincinnati’s offense has grown exponentially since Week 3, and he has now led the Bengals in receiving yards in back-to-back games. He will have a good matchup next week against the Browns.
Anthony Firkser (TE, Tennessee Titans)
ESPN ownership: 0.1%
Week 6 stats: 8 receptions, 113 receiving yards, 1 touchdown
Tight end Jonnu Smith exited in the third quarter of Sunday’s game with an ankle injury, but Firkser’s breakout game was already well underway before Smith’s exit. Firkser had five receptions for 76 receiving yards and one touchdown up to that point.
If Smith has to miss time, Firkser will become a potential TE1. Otherwise, it will be hard to trust him as a fantasy option. Prior to Sunday, he had not had a 50-yard game since Week 11 of 2018.