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Fantasy Football Advice Week 6

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Injuries are part of the game; that’s why in fantasy football drafting, picking up or trading for a handcuff can pay huge dividends throughout the season.  The popular choice last week was Rashad Jennings from the Raiders, who did very little for fantasy owners, including myself who lost by .07 points, thank you very much Mr. Jennings.  Popular players this week was Harry Douglas for the Falcons after Julio Jones was lost for the season.

After Thursday Night, if Brandon Jacobs was not owned in your league after David Wilson was said to miss several weeks with an injury, Jacob’s 2 touchdown performance versus the bears has him owned now in all leagues.  Injuries elsewhere can also shake things for fantasy football owners.  Geno Smith increased the value of the Jets wide-receivers once Sanchez was lost for the season.  Ingram hurt in New Orleans, Mathews in San Diego, now Woodhead and Pierre Thomas become solid flex plays.

There are a few players I’m surprised have not stepped their game up more, whether due to another players injury, or that player actually playing injured.  Wasn’t the former first one pick out of Notre Dame, who studied and trained with Fitzgerald in the offseason supposed to light it up with Palmer at QB and Bruce Arians as the head coach?  Michael Floyd, I drafted you for a reason, and you have been a major disappointment.  All of a sudden Greg Jennings becomes a legit wide receiver 3 candidate with anyone but Christian Ponder throwing him the football, another upgrade at a position due to an injury to the player that “was” throwing the football.

You have to pay attention to injuries in the NFL.  Even if a player on the waiver wire has mediocre stats, if the player before them is injured or questionable to play, snatch that player up, let them camp out on your bench for a week, and maybe, just maybe they become part of your championship team moving forward.  Marlon brown of the Ravens is a perfect example.  I saw Jacoby Jones as the #2 WR for the Ravens, and knew he was bound to get injured or disappoint the Ravens as their second receiver.  Marlon Brown had a terrific pre-season, I looked at there the Ravens had him positioned on the depth chart, and I picked him up before he ever registered a career catch in the NFL.

Players I like this week that maybe I shouldn’t dare to mention…

Ronnie Hillman- RB/DEN- The Broncos are going to get up early on the Jaguars.  Moreno is still the lead back, but Hillman will get his touches; and a good number of them (projected 15) after halftime when the game will be out of hand.

Cordelle Patterson-WR/MIN- We are starting to see some of the rookie wide-receivers make impacts for teams like the Bills, Chargers and Cowboys.  Patterson was a first round pick, one the Vikings traded up for.  He has done little as a receiver and earned the majority of his points as a kick returner.  The Panthers I expect to keep AP in check, and force the Vikings to air it out a bit, and the Panthers secondary is weak.

Jason Avant- WR/PHI-Tampa Bay is pretty good against the run.  Revis will be the man on D-Jax.  Someone else will need to catch passes.  Avant actually catches passes unlike the rest of the 3,4,5 wr options the Eagles have on the roster; but are non-existent for the most part with Chip Kelly’s offense.

Surprise of the Week (Players I expect to not be started, but you wish you started with their week 6 production)

Jericho Cotchery-WR/PITT- There is something about players going against their former teams that raise their normal production.

Ben Tate-RB/HOU- With how average the Texans have looked on both sides of the football, their running game was supposed to their strength.  Foster has been decent after dropping in FF drafts due to injury concerns, but Tate who may drafted before round 10, hasn’t done much.  Like Hillman for the Broncos, I expect the Texans who are sinking, their QB Schaub fighting to remain the starter, take out their frustration on a Rams defense that struggles to stop the run.  Tate will get his touches this week as the Texans show the NFL they are not sunk just yet.

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3 Comments for “Fantasy Football Advice Week 6”

  1. I like QB Andrew Luck for the Colts versus the Chargers
    I look for their Receivers (Wayne, Hilton and TE Fleener)
    To have good Fantasy Numbers

    I expect Packers Rodgers, WR’s Cobb & Nelson also
    Ravens RB Rice

    And of Course the Bronco’s will have a big game
    With Manning, Receivers

  2. Don’t forget about the Vikings Adrian Petersen Tragedy about the death of his 2 year Son yesterday, our thoughts & prayers go out to him, his family and the Vikings Community.. He stated yesterday that he would play, while his son was in critical care and news before his son’s passing..
    Should he Even Play?? That’s for him to decide,
    But if he does, would it be any surprise that he were to run like a man possessed against a pretty good Varolina Fefense in a must Win Game for both Teams..

  3. I think back to that prime time game with Brett Favre (vs the Raiders), prime-time football after his father passed away, or more recently with Torry Smith’s brother, followed by a 2 TD game. I’ve always separated the human element with the professional athlete. With fame and fortune so much becomes distant from the lives that you and I live, but when tragedy like this happens, we are all still human. A two year old will never have the opportunity to live, grow up and make his wishes become true. Outside of professional sports, the abuse that has saturated the news directed towards children, the future of America, it’s awful.
    As for fantasy football, great points of mention with the Colts, they are playing great football right now, but unfortunately no one player is leading the pack, it’s a team effort. That translates to a respectable competitor coming out of the AFC, but some angry FF owners who see such spikes and drops with weekly output. Best of luck with your week 6 matchup, I’ve always stated that I’m happy ay 3-3 after week 6, so if a win or loss puts you at the standing or better, you are in great shape for that playoff invitation.

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