Week 6 Fantasy: a quick look

Thursday night football was exciting but not necessarily a fantasy points gold mine. I missed last weekend, I am sorry and this weeks look is going to be a brief look at possible options and possible starters. I was seriously off last week, the Gents ending 1 – 3 and overall I went 2 – 4. That is what happens when work gets in the way of football.

It is nice to see NFL.com catching up with the Gents with looking at Willie Snead as a viable fantasy option. We mentioned him a couple of weeks ago. I still think only a flex or stand in WR2 and on Thursday did not get that many points but still a handy few.

Rishard Matthews, the Dolphins WR, has had two very good weeks, one ok week and then a very poor week in London, reflective of the Dolphins overall. New coach may see a revitalised Dolphins team and it is quite favourable against the Titans. He is available in over 70% of leagues.

Available in 87% of leagues is Seahawks WR, Doug Baldwin. He has been reasonably consistent in fantasy points terms, especially against teams with strong defences, so as a WR2 to cover for a bye week or a flex position he could get you some points. He has only scored fewer than 5pts twice so far.

On the Panthers side, Ted Ginn has been pretty consistent over four games. With Kelvin Benjamin missing, Ginn has been getting targets and fantasy points. Available in over 90% of leagues.

Honest this is not a Seahawks love in. With Lynch still questionable, Thomas Rawls makes an interesting choice. I am not sure about having him as a RB2, and could be difficult against the Panthers. Maybe have him as a flex for now and will depend on if Lynch starts.

Of course start Dion Lewis and LaGarrette Blount against the Colts, I suspect they will both score many fantasy points.

Otherwise I am struggling to find possible waiver wire nuggets for RB. Bishop Sankey is available in 44% of leagues and could pick up some points against the Dolphins.

Ok onto tight ends. Josh McCown seems to like Gary Barnidge, who has scored over 10 points in his last three outings. He is going to be targeted in the tough matchup against the Broncos, but he is again available in 44% leagues. Richard Rodgers, available in 73% of leagues, is hit or miss but maybe worth a shot against what seems to be a weaker Chargers secondary.

Larry Donnell of the Giants, is another hit or miss player, could see targets today as the Eagles try and stop Odell Beckham. But I do not envision many points and his fantasy value is somewhat limited, but you never know, he could get a touchdown.

I still have not quite figured a winning formula for my individual defensive players, but the Lions Ezekiel Ansah could have a favourable matchup against the Bears this week. Fletcher Cox may struggle against the Giants, if the Giants o-line holds up as it did last week. Muhammad Wilkerson back after a bye may get a few tackles and sacks against Washington and of course start the tackling machine that is Calais Campbell. 

 On defensive backs, Josh Norman is available and I think could have a good game against the Seahawks. Tyrann Mathieu also has a fair match against the Steelers. Jimmy Smith could also have a big game against the stumbling 49ers.

This has been brief, we will have to wait just a bit longer for normal service, I am hoping first week of November. Any comments or questions get us on Twitter or check us out on Facebook.

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