The fantasy football landscape changes so quickly that you should always be thinking weeks ahead. It's a short season, and you can't neglect your current week's lineup, but with the roster spots at the end of your bench you should be taking some gambles.
The following three players, all owned in fewer than 15 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues, may not offer much fantasy appeal in Week 10, but their long-term upside could make them worth a roster spot.
1. Zay Jones, WR, Oakland Raiders (3% Owned)
Zay Jones hasn't made a splash in the Oakland Raiders' offense yet, but he seems to be getting up to speed quickly. He saw two targets while playing 40 percent of the team's offensive snaps in his debut in Week 8, and then in Week 9 he was up to four targets on a 92 percent snap share. It was still too soon to get excited about him on Thursday against the Los Angeles Chargers, but if he continues to see significant volume then he'll be in for a couple of great matchups in Weeks 11 and 12, taking on the Cincinnati Bengals and New York Jets, who both allow above-average fantasy production to opposing WRs.
2. Isaiah McKenzie, WR, Buffalo Bills (0% Owned)
On Jones' former team, Isaiah McKenzie came seemingly out of nowhere to play 68 percent of the Buffalo Bills' snaps in Week 9. Like Jones we'll want to see some consistency in this expanded role before we start McKenzie in fantasy, but if it continues then he'll offer some upside in Week 11 against the Miami Dolphins, who rank 32nd in Football Outsiders' pass defense DVOA rankings.
3. Nelson Agholor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (15% Owned)
Nelson Agholor is more of a known quantity, but that doesn't mean he's not worth stashing now that we know DeSean Jackson is done for the season. He's averaging 5.8 targets per game over the last four, while playing at least 88 percent of the Philadelphia Eagles' offensive snaps in three of those contests. He's on bye and won't be worth starting in Week 11 against the New England Patriots, but things then get much easier in Week 12 against the Dolphins, which he follows up with matchups against the New York Giants (27th in pass defense DVOA) and Washington Redskins (24th).
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