Can you believe Week 6 is upon it? It seems like just yesterday we were pining for the start of the NFL season and now we’re right in the thick of things.
As a quick roundup, we wanted to go on record and say that our pickups went 2 for 3. Ryan Tannehill was among the top 10 QBs this week and Justin Blackmon was among the top 10 WRs. Although we do have to apologize for some of our sit ‘em start ‘em advice namely Chris Johnson(more on this later) and the New York Giants wideouts. SORRY! But such is fantasy football life, and you can always bounce back next week.
To help you on your way here are our Week 6 pickups, and players to start and sit.
Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups/Start ‘em
Mike Glennon, QB
While he had a less than stellar performance before the bye, there’s a good amount of upside here. He’s been working during the bye to clean up his mistakes, and he will be facing a Philadelphia defense that has given up the 6th most fantasy points to QBs and the most to wide receivers.
Brandon Bolden, RB New England Patriots
Bolden is the go-to passing back for Tom Brady and until Shane Vereen returns he would be a wise pickup. For next week’s matchup against the 5-0 Saints expect Drew Brees and Brady to air it out, meaning more opportunities for Bolden to capitalize in the pass game.
Zac Stacy, RB, St Louis Rams
While he will likely be sharing touches with Daryl Richardson and Benny Cunningham, any starting RB is worth rostering if you need to fill in for an injured or bye week player. While this is a tough matchup against Houston he’s worth picking up rather than taking a zero this week.
Terrence Williams, WR Cowboys
Until Miles Austin returns, Terrence Williams will be targeted plenty by Tony Romo. In Week 6 the Cowboys will face a Washington Redskins secondary that is giving up the 5th most fantasy points to wideouts. If you need to fill a spot, grab Williams off the waiver wire.
Kyle Rudolph, TE Minnesota Vikings
Rudolph will still be acclimating to new QB Matt Cassel, who will be starting for the injured Christian Ponder (still not confirmed that he will be out for this game, in which case he will be the starter). The Vikings will also face a Carolina Panthers defense that has given up the fewest points to QBs and the 2nd fewest points to tight ends.
DeSean Jackson, WR Philadelphia Eagles
Before you close out of the screen, hear us out! While most fantasy owners can’t afford to bench him, maybe consider moving him to a flex position. He will be facing Revis Island and a formidable Tampa Bay defense. (Don’t say I didn’t warn you!)
Chris Johnson, RB, Tennessee Titans
Johnson has yet to break the 100-yard mark in a game, and the touchdown (that saved his fantasy points last week) was his first of the season. With an average of 3.1 ypc, Chris Johnson should be on your bench this week.
The Ultimate Fantasy Football Experience: NFL Pro Bowl
5 weeks in, who’s on your All-Pro team? We’ve already seen some players put up record numbers and witnessed some remarkable performances. Who do you think is in the running to travel to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl?
Would you like to see the cream of the crop this year in beautiful Hawaii? It’s not too early to look into securing your Official Ticket Packages for the 2014 Pro Bowl!