THNO Late Night Fantasy Advice

Ryan Hank Oct 16, 2022

If you happen to have possibly the worst luck like me then you’ve been scouring the waiver wire for hours now trying to find a salvageable body to fill out your flex and in my own case my second flex and one of my starting running backs; it’s been a week.

In quick succession, I found out James Conner, Nyheim Hines, and Cam Akers were all not starting this week. Add to that the fact that Tua is still hurt and I’ve gone to streaming. Jimmy G, you’re next man up.

Hopefully, you watched our show on Tuesday or caught up on the podcast at your desk. We had some decent advice and as of Saturday afternoon, all of those good ideas were already on rosters in my league.

Nonetheless, this isn’t about me, this is about you and hopefully a diamond in the rough.


Let’s start with the obvious elephant in the room and it has nothing to do with who you’re picking up: Cam Akers.

Rumour is he wants out.

I’m not saying he’s the next Marshawn Lynch but he’s unhappy in LA which sounds odd just typing it. Anyone that was paying attention back then knew to stand pat on Lynch because he was going to a better situation. Very much the same thing for Akers in this case and after we saw how he was used in the Super Bowl when points mattered, you would have thought he’d get a better shake after a full offseason.

He hasn’t.

I’m in the Akers camp and as much as it would help me to part him out to a contender, I held on to him all of last season to see what he could do and a fresh start might reward all the Cam Akers owners for being patient. OR, we turn into Christine Michael truthers and we’re in for a world of hurt.

So maybe put the trade phones down until this gets resolved.

OK, let’s get to why we’re here, starts that help you (and me, possibly):

Steve – Zach Ertz against the Seahawks’ defense or Isaiah McKenzie against Kansas City. In five games this season, Ertz has been all over the map in production but he’s been targeted 10x in three games. Oddly enough, in the two games, he had six or fewer looks he scored a TD in both. I dunno, football is messed up.

McKenzie is intriguing for the sole fact that the Bills/Chiefs game is going to be a TD fest. Targets aplenty so if he’s available go get him. Plain and simple.

Ryan – I’m sticking with my homerun pick: Cooper Rush. Rush has been on a heater with the Cowboys while Dak Prescott has been out and even though he hasn’t shocked the world, per se, he’s put up competitive numbers in that time. Both of his starts against NFC East opponents this year had him throwing over 200 yards and against the Commanders, he threw for two TDs. I believed in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny for a long time so you can believe in Cooper Rush for 60 minutes.

Now, we had some sneaky starts, too:

Ted – George Pickens is on a sucky Steelers team but he does not suck himself, Ted’s words. He’s rostered close to 75% across all leagues in Sleeper but his starting percentage is around 20% Pittsburgh will be behind a lot this season and against Tampa Bay, they’re going to need a playmaker.

Chris – Raheem Mostert is started in 28% of leagues. Go get ’em.


Go get your teams ready for a busy Sunday. We’d love it if you checked out our podcast or heck, stick around on this page and watch the show.



Ryan Hank

I co-host two of quite possibly the greatest live shows in the media today. PP1 Podcast and THNO (That Helps No One! FantasyCast) are where you can find my antics. I have a great moustache, a hairy six-pack and questionable takes on pretty much everything.

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