Hopefully going into week 6 you are still in the chase for your league. More bye-weeks and more injuries so odds are you are looking for the waiver wire. Let’s get into it.
Week 6 Byes: Denver, Tennessee, Kansas City, Arizona, San Diego, Seattle
Colt McCoy – QB
Colt McCoy is the 27th most owned fantasy quarterback yet he is ranked in the top 12 in points per game. He is firing on all cylinders and should be in your line-up if you have to replace a quarterback. Probably wouldn’t feel great about it but hard to argue when he is out producing guys like Phillip Rivers, Joe Flacco, and Ben Roethlisberger.
Rex Grossman – QB
Grossman is going up against a weak Eagles defense who is likely about to fire their defensive coordinator or bring in a ‘defensive consultant’ to try and figure out their mess. Philadelphia can’t tackle and there are no signs they are going to figure it out this week. Rex is a great plug-n-play for Week 6.
Jackie Battle – RB
Jackie Battle is potentially the best running back free agent of the year. Battle is the back the Chiefs needed to step-up and become a game changer. He has a bye in week 6 but he likely won’t be available on your waiver wire in week 7 when he faces the Raiders. He is worth a high draft priorty unless you have a gaping hole in your line-up.
Delone Carter – RB
Well you aren’t wrong to try out Delone Carter but it’s hard to get excited about the Colts running game when their feature back couldn’t get it done. Carter is a rookie out of a Syracuse who most people weren’t high on and he hasn’t shown much in his limited roll to prove them wrong. Still, he is likely to be the majority work horse and that makes him a pick-up. Again, look at the one star I gave him.
Darrius Heyward-Bey – WR
I am extremely excited to be able to recommend Darrius Heyward-Bey finally. Last week I wrote about how his presence was going to limit Denarius Moore’s production. He didn’t just limit it, he made it go away completely. DHB is fast and explosive. If the Raiders continue to find a way to get this man the ball good things will happen. Did I mention he was fast?
Brandon Pettigrew – TE
Felt good about him last week feel good about him again this week. Pettigrew is an integrate part of the Lions passing game and in week 5 he finally found the end zone. Gotta love the situation he is in and there should be no hesitation about starting him as a fill-in for week 6.
Kicker pick-up of the week: Ryan Longwell
D/ST pick-up of the week: Redskins
Other Potential Pick-ups: Tim Tebow (bye-week), Fred Davis (TE), Benjamin Watson (TE), Greg Little (WR), Earnest Graham (RB), Jacob Hester (RB), Doug Baldwin (WR)
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