If there's one benefit to Brandon LaFell's absolutely ghastly day back on the field, it's that he's not going to be a big ticket fantasy pick-up option. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if someone in you league cuts LaFell, even after stashing him away all this time.
LaFell is owned in roughly 60% of leagues, which means that he might not be found on the waiver wire. This just means that you can probably acquire him for cheap.
Even though LaFell dropped six passes, he was still a vital member of the Patriots offense. His eight targets were nearly in line with Julian Edelman's opportunity. While part of that was Tom Brady trying to get LaFell back into the groove, it's clear that LaFell was having no difficulty getting open. It was finishing the catches that he will inevitably improve.
On a similar note, Danny Amendola is owned in just 9% of leagues and he just put together a strong back-to-back weeks. After Julian Edelman missed time at the end of the 2014 regular season, Amendola has really stepped up to earn the trust of Brady.
So should Amendola be a must-add? Or is he just benefiting from uncharacteristic play by Edelman, leading to more opportunities? I'm stashing Amendola to see if he can string together a third straight quality performance, because that would mean he's considered the real deal.
Other must-add players that are owned in under 20% of leagues:
Chiefs running back Charcandrick West has been the replacement for Jamaal Charles. West stepped up as a starter and while he was a priority add last week, he's still owned in just 16% of leagues. This is your last chance to buy.
Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs has played three games and has improved with each outing. He is owned in just 15% of leagues still and he's a potential key to a deep fantasy playoff run.
Texans running back Chris Polk is a must-add after starter Arian Foster ended his season with a torn Achilles. Polk is the clear favorite ahead of Alfred Blue and, for some reason, is owned in 0.2% of league, well behind Blue's 61%.
Washington tight end Jordan Reed is active again after missing time with a concussion. If you need a stream option, there's no one better, as Reed offers the top 2nd tier tight end play (tier 1 is Rob Gronkowski, Tyler Eifert, Greg Olsen, and Gary Barnidge).