Trade Target: Remember Doug Baldwin's hot stretch towards the end of 2015 - 12 TDs in week's 10-16.
Week 6 Review
Let’s start out by taking a look at last week’s results…
Artis-Payne: Artis-Payne was inactive after carrying
the load and scoring 2 TD’s in Week 5. If you added him as a throw-in
to get a deal done, good job!
Mathews: Mathews logged 60 yards on 9 carries and was
all but useless to fantasy owners this week. This backfield could
go to the youth quickly or a full-blown committee so if you got
something out of Mathews last week than you’re doing alright.
Miller: After being lackluster for his first five games,
Miller finally burst onto the scene with 24 carries, 149 yards,
and a score. He also added 4 catches and another score. He is practically
the whole offense at this point as Brock struggles with confidence
in the passing game. I tried my hardest last week to entice owners
but couldn’t land a deal myself. Hopefully you did.
Jeffery: 13 targets is substantial and in PPR leagues
it’s exactly what you look for.
Jeffery turned those targets into 7 for 93 which is a decent day.
The less encouraging situation is Cameron Meredith getting 15 targets
and turning them into 11 for 113. They both get a tasty matchup
this week in Green Bay, and for now I’ll take the production as
Smallwood: Both are eating into Ryan Mathews’ workload
and Smallwood actually returned a kickoff to the house last week.
I’m going to take the “W” for now as both are strong holds with
Mathews injury history and lackluster performance.
Benjamin: Benjamin led the team in targets with 14 and
turned it into 8 for 86. He could’ve had a monster day with two
redzone targets that could’ve turned into touchdowns, so all signs
are pointing in the right direction. Good job if you landed him
Newton: It wasn’t looking good for the Auburn alum early
on against the Saints. Playing from behind against the Saints defense
is about all you can ask for when it comes to QB situations. Newton
made the best of it scoring three total touchdowns (2 throwing and
1 rushing) and passing for over 300 yards for just the second time
of the year. A lot of people are worried about his attitude in press
conferences as his cockiness in general has really turned people
off. This is fantasy football, not a Miss America pageant! If you
swindled him away from another manager, you’re grinning from ear-to-ear.
Dixon: This one might take some time to pan out so I’m
going to leave Dixon here for now.
Washington: Same goes for Washington who’s situation
might shake out a little sooner than Dixon’s.
Thielen: The bye week landed him here, but Stefon Diggs
is back practicing so I suspect he will go back into obscurity after
Matthews: Apparently Matthews is dealing with knee issues
and will only find matters more difficult this week playing against
the top rated Minnesota defense. I’m going to take the loss here,
but we’ll check back in Week 8 during the mid-season review.
Henry: The young stud is showing he belongs as an every
week starter with Keenan Allen out and Antonio Gates looking slower
than ever. Henry has a touchdown and more than a handful of catches
each week. If you sold on him when I said to, you probably didn’t
make out too well.
I made some shifts this week given circumstances changing. Spencer
Ware got moved to a miss as he has proven a worthy flex play
Charles being eased back in. We’ll see how that shapes up.
I also moved Eddie
Lacy into the miss column as a buy considering he hasn’t done
anything this year, and his injury situation is looking grim at
Edelman gets moved to undecided as he’s getting heavy targets
but not producing as he normally does.
After Week 8 concludes I will re-evauluate this whole list and
discuss trades I’ve taken part in, have seen, and have heard
of through direct interaction with the fantasy community.
And now on to Week 7…
Ajayi: It’s been a rocky road for this Boise State
stud. He started the season by getting left behind and being a
healthy scratch. The Dolphins then started to form one of the
ugliest committees I’ve seen in a long time. Finally Adam Gase
decided to give Ajayi a shot at lead back duties, but it was on
the back of an Arian Foster return. Ajayi busted out for 200-plus
yards and two scores against a normally solid Pittsburgh defense.
With all that said, sell now! Could he carry this into the rest
of the season and be the lead back? Sure. Will you have another
chance to sell this high? Absolutely not.
Britt: I could tell an equally long story about Britt,
and it would be longer and more boring. Long story short, he went
for over 100 and 2 TDs. If you can package him up with someone
else and land a buy-low candidate, do so now while the iron is
Wright: He’s back! Nope. Marcus Mariota and the passing
game of the Tennessee Titans are about as easy to predict as the
next president. It only took me six weeks to bring that mess up!
There are a lot of talented options with Rishard Matthews, Tajae
Sharpe, Delanie Walker, and even ageless Andre Johnson. Move on
from him if you can after he dropped 20-plus fantasy points. It
will be the last time he does this season.
Charles: Spencer Ware is stealing the spotlight… for
now. Charles might be eased in his first few weeks back, but his
upside is definitely higher than Ware’s. I might be a week premature,
but I’m willing to put house money on this as I am targeting him
in multiple leagues this week. Play up Ware’s big game last week
and try to buy Charles on the cheap.
Eifert: He practiced this week. Light is at the end
of the tunnel. Is someone trying to get out of their investment?
Take advantage and buy-in now. Even if he plays limited snaps,
they’ll most likely be in the redzone where the Bengals need him
Baldwin: He had two weeks of poor production and a
bye week in his last three. He gets Arizona this week (which owners
are probably not too excited about), but then gets an easy schedule
(8th easiest according to FantasyPros). Grab him while you can
as we all remember last year’s fantasy playoffs where he
sent teams straight to the championship.