Jameis Winston (@ ATL): Jameis Winston and a guy named Chester in the same article and I’m not making that the headline? I deserve some praise for my maturity. It’s already been reported that Winston will be QB1 in Atlanta in week 6. The Falcons are tied for second-most TD passes allowed and are 10th in passing yards allowed and have allowed 20+ fantasy points to their opposing QBs in 4 straight games now. Jameis is only 12.6% owned and just like with Baker Mayfield — he won’t be that available for long.

 

Quarterbacks

Blake Bortles (@ DAL): I know he’s mostly a punchline at this point, but even with throwing 4 INTs and a fumble Bortles ended up with 20 fantasy points which is a top-10 QB finish. Week 4: 23 fantasy points, top-10 QB finish. Week 2: 32 fantasy points, top-5 QB finish. Week 3? Never heard of it. Dallas has been pretty middle of the road against QBs, but has now allowed back-to-back QBs to put up 20+ fantasy points on them.

Baker Mayfield (vs LAC): Mayfield has increased his fantasy point total in each of his games since his debut and now gets one of his easiest tests against the Chargers who have allowed 11 passing TDs already this season. At only 38.2% owned this might be one of the last times you can pick-up Baker at this price.

 

Running Backs

Alfred Blue (vs BUF): Texans head coach Bill O’Brien is already reporting that Lamar Miller will be back for week 6, but are you really that excited? Miller missed week 5 with a chest injury, hasn’t scored a rushing TD all season and hasn’t rushed for more than 70 yards in his 3 previous games. Old Blue on the other hand might not have had a great rushing game in week 5, (20 attempts/46 yards) but he did do some damage with 8 catches for 73 yards. Expect Miller back — but expect Blue (and D’Onta Foreman) to start stealing snaps from him.

Mike Davis (@ OAK): I was considering having Mike Davis in last week’s column after he went off for 101 yards and 2 TDs against the Cardinals — but figured that he wouldn’t have much of an impact once Chris Carson came back. However, in week 5 Davis was still involved in the offense for 39% of the Seahawks snaps compared to 43% for Carson. Check out the free Razzball Depth Charts for this info! While Carson himself also had a big day in week 5 — it is nice to still see Davis getting meaningful playing time. Their week 6 opponent, the Raiders, have allowed the 4th most rushing yards so it looks like there will still be enough food to go around.

Wendell Smallwood/Corey Clement (@ NYG): Well Jay Ajayi’s season is officially over — that means you need to be spending your big bucks on one of these two guys. If you’re looking for a pure rushing threat I’m putting my money on Corey Clement going forward. He actually had the most rushing attempts in a single game (16) for the Eagles this entire season. If someone is still sitting on Clement in your league though, Smallwood is a solid consolation prize.

 

Wide Receivers

Robby Anderson (vs IND): If this is the start of Sam Darnold and Anderson getting on the same page then the rest of the league needs to watch out. Darnold only threw the ball to Anderson 5 times for 3 catches — but two of those were beautiful long bombs for TDs. Darnold has no issue throwing the ball around and if Robby Anderson can get the same separation going forward — there could be some more long TD catches in his future.

Donte Moncrief (@ DAL): Bortles has done a pretty good job spreading the ball around to his different receivers and in week 5 it was Moncrief who was his biggest target. He was targeted 15 times — and while he only hauled in 6 of them this has pushed Moncrief to the top of the Jaguars target pile. If he can continue getting double-digit looks a game he can be a good bye-week replacement WR.

Chester Rogers (@ NYJ): With T.Y. Hilton out, Rogers saw 11 targets from Andrew Luck for the second week in a row. Regardless of Hilton is back or not — it’s clear that Luck is going to be feeding Rogers and is worthy of a look in your league.

Willie Snead IV (@ TEN): Snead is the forgotten man in Baltimore behind John Brown and Michael Crabtree, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t worth owning. He has double-digit fantasy points in 4 of 5 games this year and is still being targeted on 15% of his snaps which isn’t too far behind Brown’s 19% or Crabtree’s 20%. Again — why aren’t you checking out Razzball’s free Depth Charts

 

Tight Ends

Austin Hooper (vs TB): I told you to grab Hooper in last week’s article and he went off for 16 fantasy points against the Steelers who have been the second-worst team against TEs. Well good news everyone! Now Hooper and the Falcons are facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who are the first-worst team against TEs! Hooper is still unowned in 51% of leagues thanks to two bad showings in week 3 & 4, but expect another double-digit fantasy day for Hoopers in week 6.

C.J. Uzomah (vs PIT): And there are those Steelers again. This would’ve been a great game for Tyler Eifert, but with him done for the year I think Uzomah could be in for a big game. The Steelers can’t seem to figure out TEs allowing the second-most receiving yards and receiving TDs to the big guys. Tyler Kroft, Uzomah’s main competition, is now injured as well.

 

Defense/Special Teams

Seattle Seahawks (@ OAK): The Seahawks can still show up when they’re facing a bad offense — like when they had 14 fantasy points in week 3 against the Cowboys. Well in week 6 they’re getting Derek Carr and the Raiders. Carr has been a mess most of this season throwing the most INTs (8) in the entire league which doesn’t bode well for him considering the Seahawks are second in the league with 9 INTs.

 

Kickers

Brett Maher (vs JAX): This Brett Maher guy might end up being this season’s Greg Zuerlein. The guy who comes out of nowhere to put up the most fantasy points at the kicker position. He’s averaged 11 fantasy points over his last 4 weeks and now gets the Jaguars who have allowed the second-most FGs this year.

  1. Mike says:
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    With the Robbie Anderson showing, would you saw Enunwa is a bye week filler now cause I just cannot plug and play and think he gets me my 10 pts ppr anymore….

    Thoughts on dropping Dion Lewis for Clement?

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Mike: I still think yes he is filler in PPR leagues.
      Yea I’d drop Lewis, but the Eagles RB situation isn’t exactly crystal clear. If you’re okay with speculating then I say go for it. Hang on to Aaron Jones for now.

  2. Mike says:
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    or drop Aaron Jones….

  3. Cram It says:
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    My QB is on a bye and just need to worry about this week. How would you prioritize, Winston, Dalton, Bortles, Mayfield for pickup this week only? Thanks!

    • The tribe says:
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      @Cram It: dalton, Winston, Bortles, mayfield. Surprised dalton is available…

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Cram It: Dalton, Jameis, Mayfield, Bortles.

  4. Pat says:
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    Would you rather have Sanu or Crabtree in a PPR league?

    Also, is it worth carrying Baker Mayfield as a backup behind Philip Rivers in a 1 QB 12 tm league? Or am I wasting a bench spot.

    • The tribe says:
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      @Pat: crabtree. Sanu has too many other options available as alternatives for Flacco.

      It’s a waste. Keep rivers only.

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Pat: I’d go with Crabtree slightly over Sanu.

      I’d hold on to just Rivers. Dude hasn’t missed a game in 12 years..I hope I didn’t jinx him.

  5. miles proudfoot says:
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    Thanks for the advice!

    Do you prefer Clement or Smallwood? Out of $150 FAAB (about $100 left), how much would you spend on each? Would you rather have RoJo than either of them?

    Also, do you see the 4 points from Coleman as standards going forward with Freeman back?

    Thanks!

    • miles proudfoot says:
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      @miles proudfoot: Additionally, Mike Davis, Smallwood, or Clement?

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @miles proudfoot: I prefer Clement right now. It might be a frustrating 3-headed attack once Sproles returns. I wouldn’t offer much on a non-sure thing to be honest.
      I wouldn’t throw much money at Jones just yet — see what happens off the bye. I like him, but football coaches can be fickle.
      I like Clement > MDavis.

  6. Blaster says:
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    Should I keep waiting on Marlon Mack or try to drop him by throwing out a FAAB bid for Wendel Smallwood?

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Blaster: it’s hard to say — they’re both in committees. I’d take the chance on Smallwood.

  7. Johnny says:
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    Would you do either of these trades (and if both which do you prefer):

    Trade A: Give Landry & White for Antonio Brown
    Trade B: Give Landry & White for OBJ & Chris Carson

    Current Team:
    QBs: Rivers, Mayfield
    RBs: Mixon, Ingram, White, Buck Allen, Kerryon, Ronald Jones, D’Onta Foreman (IR)
    WRs: Theilen, Landry, Crabtree
    TE: Gronk

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Johnny:
      What does your trade partner’s team look like? That’s what’ll depend on whether I say yes or no on the trade.
      If his RB situation is weak — then yea, White could be a nice grab.

  8. eMCee says:
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    I have Russel Wilson, Bortles, while Winston and Mayfield are both available in my league…

    who should be my QB going forward?

    • The tribe says:
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      @eMCee: Wilson. Winston is a close second but Wilson typically goes on 2nd half runs so I’d go with him as opposed to a guy who hasn’t played a full game of football in a while. Good luck!

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @eMCee: Still gotta be Russell….but I’d keep an eye on Winston.

  9. Steve says:
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    Would you use #1 waiver on Clement or Smallwood? 2RB & Flex

    RB: Elliot, Crowell, L Miller, White, J Miller

    Thanks

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Steve: Clement and yea I would — youve got a shaky backfield after Zeke & white.

  10. Nick says:
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    Hey Bud, I have Wentz going this week in a standard 10-team league. Would you try to grab Winston to plug him in?

    Next, for RBs this week, I’m starting Morris & Thompson (if he plays). I Just grabbed R Jones for $7 (dropping P Barber). Would you look to grab M Davis & play him over Thompson?

    I do like both the players above but struggling to find drops;

    WRs: Thielen, JuJu, Robinson, Baldwin, Stills, Fitzgerald, Coutee
    RBs: Kamara, Thompson, Morris, Fournette, R Jones

    Would ya drop Fitzgerald at this point, in a 10 team standard league? I’d hate to drop R Jones since I just paid a few bucks to pick him up but he is a big question mark as far as production goes…

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