As the season progresses it is hard to find those diamonds in the rough or that guy that no one has heard of. This week we are going to examine the plethora of injuries across the league and who the most likely successor is to that starting job as well as highlight some prime matchups as well as surprising performers to this point. This article will also highlight a few long-term and speculative players that could see their value rise over the course of the season.
Solomon Thomas DT (SF): The third overall pick in last year’s draft finally turned it on last week and lead the 49ers defense in tackles. The biggest benefit to Thomas is the DT designation for leagues where you are required to fill the tackle spot rather than just anyone on the line. Thomas has been hot and cold so far this season rotating 5 and 7 solo tackle games with a sack and single solo games in his last four. Solomon would be more of a long-term option and is a must-own in dynasty formats. Consider Solomon a DT1/DL3 for the rest of the season depending on your league’s format.