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  • December 30, 2019 ,
    plus the Buccaneers and Bears on byes this week will create a greater sense of
    urgency when heading to the waiver wire.Be prepared to spend aggressively if you
    use a Free Agency Acquisition Budget (FAAB), or have contingent/alternative
    options ready in case you don’t land your preferred player on waivers because an
    opponent has priority.RUNNING BACKSRobert Turbin, Indianapolis (0.3 percent
    owned): Turbin returns from a four-game suspension this week. The veteran can
    bring a stabilizing presence to the Colts‘ 29th-ranked rushing game. Turbin is
    an adequate ball carrier and scored seven TDs two years ago. He has flex
    potential, with Marlon Mack not being able to stay healthy, and Nyheim Hines
    possibly complementing him as a pass-catcher. The Colts play on a short week
    this Thursday, but add Turbin for possible impact thereafter.Alfred Blue,
    Houston (1.9): Lamar Miller has rushed for 59 yards on 24 carries in the past
    two games, and he sat out the fourth quarter in the Week 4 win over
    Indianapolis. Miller has never lived up to expectations since coming to Houston
    and it would not be surprising to see Blue start to cut into his workload even
    more.Ty Montgomery, Green Bay (40.0): Injuries are starting to pile up at the WR
    position for Green Bay and despite the recent buzz about Aaron Jones, this
    remains a pass-first offense. Montgomery is a former wide receiver and has
    familiarity with Aaron Rodgers. He has caught eight passes for 105 yards in his
    past two games and is worth an add in point-per-reception (PPR) formats. Rodgers
    may look to him frequently as a known target over some other less experienced
    pass-catchers.Mike Davis, Seattle (0.2): He was a surprise starter over Rashaad
    Penny when Chris Carson (ankle) was declared a late inactive on Sunday. Davis
    stepped in and rushed for 101 yards and two scores. Carson has been riddled by
    injuries early in his pro career and the rookie Penny does not seem to have the
    confidence of the coaching staff yet. Davis can at least be a short-term option.
    Don’t bid too heavily, though, as he may only serve you well enough for a game
    or two.WIDE RECEIVERSWillie Snead, Baltimore (5.5): We are witnessing the
    re-emergence of the Snead we saw in his first two pro seasons with New Orleans.
    The resurgent Baltimore passing game has re-energized Snead fantasy-wise from a
    PPR perspective. He has scored in double figures in three of four games so far
    in that format and he is a fine bye week plug-in.Keke
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    , Houston (0.5): The fourth round rookie subbed in for Will Fuller
    and tied a modern NFL record for catches in a pro debut with 11 receptions vs.
    Indianapolis. There have been some questions about why Fuller was removed from
    the game and did not see second half action, but he is injury-prone and Coutee,
    who finished with 109 receiving yards, has a chance to stay relevant in the
    Texans passing game.Chester Rogers, Indianapolis (0.3): With T.Y. Hilton
    hurting, Rogers caught eight passes for 85 yards and added a two-point
    conversion against Houston. Hilton could miss Thursday’s game at New England and
    Rogers could be ticketed for a significant role again.David Moore, Seattle
    (0.0): The Seahawks need to have playmakers step forward in their passing game,
    and Moore, who has flashed during the preseason, has downfield and big-play
    promise. He caught two passes for 39 yards last week at Arizona. Doug Baldwin is
    a health risk and Brandon Marshall is very obviously done and will have his snap
    counts reduced, so Moore may have to step forward and continue to make an
    impact.TIGHT ENDSTyler Kroft, Cincinnati (0.4): The most obvious and possibly
    sought-after add this week at a very thin and unreliable position, Kroft has
    already effectively replaced Tyler Eifert before, as he caught seven TD passes
    last year. Andy Dalton loves to look for his tight ends in the red
    zone Matt Slauson Color
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    , so be prepared to bid heavily in FAAB situations.Cameron
    Brate, Tampa Bay (10.6): Rising star O.J. Howard is expected to miss two to four
    weeks with a knee injury and Jameis Winston has been re-installed as Tampa Bay’s
    starting QB. Brate, who caught eight TD passes last year with Winston as the
    full-season starter, instantly becomes a TE1 candidate again.QUARTERBACKJamies
    Winston, Tampa Bay (8.4): He has been confirmed as the starter when the
    Buccaneers when return from the bye week, and with a need to throw often to a
    fine receiving group because of the lack of a defense and running game, game
    flow will frequently put Winston in high volume passing situations. INDIANAPOLIS
    (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have rehired Howard Mudd as a senior offensive
    assistant.Coach Frank Reich also announced Thursday that Klayton Adams will be
    Indy's new assistant offensive line coach and Marcus Brady has been promoted
    from assistant quarterbacks coach to quarterbacks coach.Mudd spent 12 seasons as
    the Colts offensive line coach during the Peyton Manning era. He has more than
    40 years of NFL experience, including eight seasons as player. He's coached with
    the San Diego Chargers, San Francisco, Seattle, Cleveland, Kansas City and
    Philadelphia. Adams was hired as Wyoming's offensive coordinator last month
    after spending 14 seasons on college staffs.Brady was Indianapolis' assistant
    quarterbacks coach last season after 16 years in the CFL.