Kirk Cousins – Captain Kirk made this list a few weeks ago (week 5) and here he is again. This time he threw the ball 40 times, completing 33 passes for 317 yards and 3 touchdowns. With a completion percentage of 82.5%, this was his best game of the season. But should owners consider adding him? I think his 9:8 touchdown to interception ratio answers that question.
Darren McFadden – Two weeks ago the Cowboys attempted to shake things up by saying that they weren’t getting what they had hoped for out of Joseph Randle and that Christine Michael was going to get a shot. Or at least that’s the vibe that was out there. Of course they were on a bye that week so we’d have to wait another week to see how things would unfold. Well, this week Randle had 2 carries for 24 yards, Michael had 5 for 18, and McFadden had 29 for 152 yards and a touchdown. Are we about to see a Run DMC reunion in Dallas? If given the bulk of the carries I think he can put up good numbers. Can he stay healthy? That’s the million dollar question. In the meantime, I’m grabbing him wherever he’s available.
Ryan Mathews – With 97 yards rushing a score on 6 carries, Mathews just missed out on his second 100+ rushing game of the season. DeMarco Murray led the team in carries with 18, but only managed 65 yards. Mathews is averaging 6.1 yards per carry over 56 attempts. Murray sits at 3.5 yards per carry. Murray is still the starter in Philly, but Mathews is a must own, especially for Murray owners.
Nate Washington – With 16 targets, only Julio Jones saw more passes thrown in his direction (17). Washington caught 9 of those targets for 127 yards and 2 scores. Outside of week 1 where he caught 6 passes for 105 yards he’s not worth much of a second look. Last week he was just a mediocre waiver wire guy having a good week. Next week he will be forgotten.
Stefon Diggs – Stefon does not belong on this list, and that’s because he doesn’t belong on the waiver wire. I’m only including him so that I could drive home that precise point. This week he had 6 receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown. He’s only played in three games so far this season. Over those three games he has averaged 6.3 catches on 9.3 targets for 108 yards. If he’s not already gone, get him. And for those of you that didn’t grab him last week when I said to, shame on you.
Ladarius Green – When Antonio Gates was declared inactive I added Green to all of my DFS lineups. The results were good enough. He ended the week with 4 receptions for 45 and a touchdown. That TD saved his day and my DFS dollars in play. As long as Gates is out, Green is decent play.
Danny Amendola – I considered Robert Woods for this last spot, but ultimately went with Amendola who caught 8 of 9 targets for 86 yards and a touchdown. Julian Edelman also had 9 targets, but he caught only 5 of them for 54 yards. Amendola now has two good games in a row. Last week he caught 7 of 9 for 105 yards. There are a lot of potential pass catchers in New England and Danny is making his case to continue seeing his fair share of targets. Brandon LaDrop on the other hand dropped more passes last week than a professional player should be allowed to drop in a game. I think Amendola is worth owning.