Although we’re not yet halfway through the season, fantasy addicts have been forced to watch as countless players that were once considered dependable have fallen victim to the never-ending bye week that’s brought on by fantasy uselessness.
Head coach Gary Kubiack’s offense has pushed the fast-forward button on Peyton Manning’s decline. An under-achieving receiving corps and the departure of his security blanket has pushed Drew Brees into mediocrity. And the values of once-elite running backs across the league have evaporated as a result of over crowded backfields.
Last week, several of my ”starts” struck oil thanks to solid efforts from guys like David Johnson, Blake Bortles, Antonio Gates, and Allen Robinson. But finding the right combination of consistent producers and sleepers will be a little bit tougher in Week 6.
Aside from the few pricey constants such as Adrian Peterson, Le’Veon Bell, and Matt Forte, I’m not too confident in this week’s crop of running backs. And for that matter, a couple of the quarterbacks I’ve zeroed-in on this week are at best, an informed roll of the dice. But enough whining. It’s time to get down to the business of Week 6.
As usual, the prices listed are courtesy of the good folks at Fanduel and Draftkings, and listed in that order [FD-DK].
Andy Dalton-at Buffalo-[7,600-5,700] Ryan Fitzpatrick-vs Washington-[6,900-5,000] Colin Kaepernick-vs Baltimore-[7,300-N/A] Reach of The Week-Teddy Bridgewater-vs KC-[6,000-5,300]
Kirk Cousins-at NY Jets-[6,200-5,100] Eli Manning-at Philadelphia-[7,800-6,800] Philip Rivers-at Green Bay-[7,500-6,300]
Carlos Hyde-vs Baltimore-[7,000-4,600] Eddie Lacy-vs San Diego-[7,300-6,300] DeMarco Murray-vs NY Giants-[7,600-6,000] Reach of The Week-Ronnie Hillman-at Cleveland-[6,400-4,600]
Alfred Morris-at NY Jets-[5,800-3,600] Rashad Jennings-at Philadelphia-[6,300-4,300] Jeremy Hill-at Buffalo-[6,400-5,300]
Allen Hurns-vs Houston-[6,500-5,000] Brandon Marshall-vs Washington-[8,000-7,100] Steve Smith Sr.-at San Francisco-[6,700-6,100] Reach of The Week-John Brown-at Pittsburgh-[6,100-5,200]
Jarvis Landry-at Tennessee-[7,300-6,200] Andre Johnson-vs New England-[6,000-4,300] Martavis Bryant-vs Pittsburgh-[6,100-4,000]
Martellus Bennett-at Detroit-[5,800-4,800] Greg Olsen-at Seattle-[6,300-5,500] Reach of The Week-Richard Rodgers-vs San Diego-[5,100-3,100]
Jimmy Graham-vs Carolina-[6,300-5,400] Eric Ebron-vs Chicago-[5,100-3,300]
NY Jets-vs Washington-[4,800-3,100] Denver-at Cleveland-[5,000-3,700] Reach of The Week-Tennessee-vs Miami-[4,100-2,900]
Buffalo-vs Cincinnati-[4,600-3,200] Houston-at Jacksonville-[4,800-3,000]