The NFL’s injury bug keeps on biting more and more players by the week, and our fantasy football lineups are getting crippled just the same because of this.
But worry not; we have gathered several inputs from fantasy experts across the web to patch up our tattered rosters or provide some much needed depth entering the midway point of the season. And if you’re also the betting type who likes to cash in on the live football action, our Week 6 experts picks piece is also available for some wagering advice that you may want to consider.[sc:Football ]
Fantasy Football Expert Guide Pickups for Week 6 of the 2015 NFL Season
|Running Back||Charcandrick West|
|Wide Receiver||Willie Snead|
|Tight End||Gary Barnidge|
[sc:NFL240banner ]If you’ve been living under a rock or have just been totally oblivious of all the football action and news over the past week of play, then you might not have heard that Kansas City’s star running back Jamaal Charles is now out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Charles is a perennial fantasy stud, and those who used their first round pick on the four-time Pro Bowler have likely hit the panic button already.
As Nathaniel Reeves of FantasyPros (and all of the experts in this here piece) points out, Charcandrick West is looking to be the Chiefs’ main man in the backfield moving forward. Reeves mentioned that West received more touches in relief of Charles in the loss to Chicago on Sunday than preseason backup Knile Davis, and his seven carries for 31 yards in that game will only soar, considering that Kansas City leans heavily on the run with its offense.
|Position||Pick 1||Pick 2|
|Quarterback||Jay Cutler||Teddy Bridgewater|
|Running Back||Charcandrick West||Javorious Allen|
|Wide Receiver||Willie Snead||Jamison Crowder|
|Tight End||Gary Barnidge|
Heavy.com is not exactly a fantasy-“heavy” site (pardon the pun), nor a pure sports website at that. But Craig Bennett offers some really sound advice, beginning with New Orleans’ wild-haired receiver, Willie Snead.
Snead has seen his yardage output rise in each of the past three games and is coming off a six-reception, 141-yard day on 11 targets against Philly. Seems like the undrafted, former practice squad member is getting on Drew Brees’ good graces, and we all know that Brees has that Midas touch to turn New Orleans receivers into gold (and black because, you know, Saints). Plus, the team will take on Atlanta this weekend, which does not have the best of backfield threats, which Brees and Snead can likely expose in tandem.
Bennett also suggests picking up Baltimore’s Javorious Allen while you can. Like West before him, Allen’s numbers from Week 5’s game against Cleveland don’t really pop out (eight carries for 58 yards). But with starter Justin Forsett dealing with a left ankle sprain, the rookie out of USC could very well break out against the 49ers’ porous defense this Sunday.
|Position||Pick 1||Pick 2||Pick 3|
|Quarterback||Josh McCown||Matt Cassel|
|Running Back||Anthony Dixon||Charcandrick West||Knile Davis|
|Wide Receiver||Josh Huff|
|Tight End||Jacob Tamme|
If you’ve been keeping track so far, that’s three votes now for Kansas City’s West as a top RB pickup this week. But Scout.com’s Jimmy Dinsmore still values the work that fellow Kansas City running back Knile Davis had put up in the previous season all the same.
Davis had 610 rushing and receiving yards combined in 2014 with six TDs on the ground and one through the air as Charles’ backup. However, his 11 carries and one catch this 2015 has got to be discouraging. But now with Charles out for the remainder of the season, expect the 24-year-old to get his mojo back and even possibly outplay West for more snaps in KC’s backfield.
Dinsmore also recommends giving Cleveland quarterback (yes, we just said Cleveland quarterback) Josh McCown a shot for those who have QBs on a bye or – like me personally – are dealing with inept QBs as we speak. *ahem, Ryan Tannehill*
McCown has had 300-yard, two-TD outings for the past three games now, and the Browns are, well, not playing like the Browns of past. Then again, they’ll be taking on the frightening Denver secondary up next. But the veteran play-caller has shown great mettle against the credible defenses of Oakland, San Diego and, most recently, AFC North rival Baltimore in his three-game surge.
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