Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pickups for Week 6

Are you in need of some assistance on who to pickup to help bolster your roster? Here are some players who we think can make a positive impact on your fantasy squad, who are still available in most leagues.


Must Haves:
Andrew Quarless (TE) - With Jermichael Finley and Donald Lee out, the rookie from Penn State will get the start against the Dolphins in week 6.  Finley is out for at least 3weeks the season and Donald Lee will miss at least the next two weeks with chest pains.  Even without Rodgers taking snaps, Quarless might see a lot of targets as Matt Flynn will check down to him often.  Put your waiver claim in ASAP!
1 Catch for 23 Yards (2 targets).

Solid Pickups

Kenny Britt (WR) - Touchdowns in 3 straight weeks, Britt is an underrated, and under utilized receiver in the Titans offense.  He has great hands and wins a lot of jump balls.  Keep him shuffling though your lineup throughout the bye weeks.
2 Catches for 33 Yards and a TD

Danny Amendola (WR) - The Rams play from behind a lot, forcing them to throw and Amendola is a good bye week filer in PPR leagues.  With 12 catches in week 5 Amendola now has 33 on the season for 303 yards.  He only averages 9.9 yards a catch, but he should find the endzone soon and has 3 weeks before his bye.  Now with Clayton out for the year, Amendola should see his targets increase, as he will be Bradford's go to guy.
3 Catches for 19 Yards (5 targets).

Steve Johnson (WR) - Most people haven't heard of this guy because he plays for the Bills, but he's starting to become a solid fantasy player.  Johnson has benefited from Ryan Fitzpatrick taking over the QB duties in Buffalo and has the numbers to prove it.  Last 3 games - 3 catches 66 yards 1td, 3 catches 31 yards 1td, 5 catches 46 yards 2tds.  Might be a guy you want to have and keep on your bench to fill in for BYE weeks or if you need a guy with a better matchup.
BYE Week

Mercedes Lewis (TE) - Was not much to like here in Lewis with the QB play in Jacksonville, but Lewis continues to get it done. Not racking up huge yards, but has scored in 3 of 5 games (two of the three he had 2 TDs.)
4 Catches for 39 Yards and lost a fumble

Good For A Week
Matt Flynn (QB) - Aaron Rodgers will most likely not play as the Packers need to consider the long term effects of the concussion.  Flynn might not throw the ball all that often, but he has plenty of weapons to choose from and Brandon Jackson looks like he figured it out in the backfield.  If he can open up the pass game for Flynn, I can see him completing about 20 passes and atleast 1 for a TD.
Did not play.  Rodgers was active.

Mike Hart (RB) - Joseph Addai went down with an injury and could sit week 6 while Donald Brown is looking to return to the field after missing the past two weeks with hamstring injury.  With Hart the only RB @ 100%, expect him to get enough carries to warrant a start to fill in for bye week RBs
11 Rushes for 43 Yards

Players to Watch
Colt McCoy (QB) - The Browns had no interest in using Colt McCoy this season.  But Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace both are out with injuries and the Browns and drowning quickly.  See how McCoy is used if he starts and see how his timing is with Massaquoi, Watson and Cribbs.  But DO NOT play him this week against the Steelers defense.
23 of 33 for 281 Yards with a TD and 2 INTs.
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