Keeping it Real with Fantasy- Week 6

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Week six is here and hopefully your team is doing well. If not there is still time to find someone on waivers or make a trade to turn your team’s season around. We are here to give you the information to make the right choices.


Matt Breida left Sunday’s game early with an ankle sprain. He luckily avoided a high ankle sprain but still will miss a couple weeks.

Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp are both in the concussion protocol and are making progress. Rams Coach Sean Mcvay said barring any setbacks they will both play in Week six.

Jay Ajayi has been placed on the injured reserve and will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

Greg Olsen is expected to return in Week six from his foot injury.

Waiver Targets Week Six-

Jameis Winston: Well…It seems the Fitzmagic act has come to a bit of rough ending with Tampa Bay getting blown out by Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears. On the other hand, we got to see Winston back on the field and although he threw two interceptions, he threw for 150 yards and a touchdown against one of the top defenses in the NFL. The quarterback situation in Tampa Bay will go in favor of Winston considering he was the starter before Ryan Fitzpatrick, and if he can catch fire like Fitzpatrick did in the first three games of the year, Winston could be a valuable quarterback pick-up off the waiver wire.

Alfred Morris: First Jerick Mckinnon, then Matt Breida, and now we are onto Morris in San Francisco. With Breida suffering a sprained ankle during Sunday’s matchup with Arizona and will be missing at least a week, all eyes will now shift to Morris as the main back for the 49ers. Morris finished against the Cardinals with a 61 yards on the ground, 30 through the air, and will definitely be getting more work in the upcoming weeks with Breida hurt.  The production of Breida before getting hurt was a remarkable amount for a backup, and if they go to Morris in the same way, Morris could become a big-time point scorer for your fantasy team.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling: The Packers couldn’t seem to get it done in Detroit last Sunday against the Lions, but Aaron Rodgers almost made another famous comeback. Although the play of Davante Adams stood out with 140 yards and a touchdown, rookie Valdes-Scantling played a huge part in the attempted comeback as well. The rookie has 68 yards and a touchdown in the loss and looks to get more work as a compliment to Adams in the passing game. Valdes-Scantling is increasing production each week in the Packers offense and is definitely worth a waiver claim if your fantasy team is in need of receivers

Cameron Brate: The second Buccaneer we are naming, but this guy is twice as valuable with how bad tight-ends have been this year. Brate has been the backup for second-year man O.J. Howard, who sprained his MCL two weeks ago, and Brate has averaged over 30 yards a game and a touchdown in each contest. Winston in past years has loved to throw to Brate as he was targeted 77 times last year in 2017  and had almost 600 yards receiving as well. If you are like most people and need a tight-end and this man is still waiting to be claimed, grab him A.S.A.P.



Start- Matt Ryan and Jameis Winston

Ryan left last week’s game with an undisclosed injury but I believe that if it was a close game he would have remained in the game. I think that two poor defenses in Tampa Bay and Atlanta that this game will be a shoot out and both quaterbacks will have great weeks.

Sit- Kirk Cousins and Mitchell Trubisky

Trubisky had a bye week last week but the week before he had the greatest game for a Bears QB in the super bowl era with six passing touchdowns. In the three games before that he had a total of two touchdowns and three interceptions. We would be betting on a game like the first three and not the outlier game like he had against the poor Buccaneers defense. Cousins plays the Cardinals who have played very well against the pass this season and have allowed the second fewest passing touchdowns in the league. Cousins does not have high upside going up against the stout Cardinals passing defense this week.


Start- Sony Michel and James White

Both Patriots running backs should have value against the poor Chiefs defense and since White and Michel are using in different roles they both should have good weeks.

Sit- Kenyan Drake and Derrick Henry

Drake had a break out game with 115 all-purpose yards and a touchdown. He only did get six carries in the game and Chicago had been great against the running back all year so Drake look for a different running back if you can. Henry has struggled all year but since he is still getting work so against a good matchup he is a fine play. This is not one of those matchups. Baltimore’s defense is one of the best in the league so Henry will most likely continue his struggles against them.


Start- Calvin Ridley and Robert Woods

Ridley came back to earth last week but he gets to play the terrible Buccaneer’s defense so he has high upside this week. Kupp and Cooks are both in the concussion protocol. This means Woods is the number one target for the high-powered Rams attack and even if Cooks or Kupp comes back this week Woods has been great with them so do not hesitate playing Woods this week.

Sit- Allen Robinson and Robby Anderson

Robinson had a nice game against Tampa Bay but for the same reasons we are saying that Trubisky will not have another six touchdown game we think that Robinson will probably struggle against the Dolphins pass defense. Anderson had 128 yards and two touchdowns against Denver but only had three catches. Anderson’s limited oppurtnity is risky to us and if you can find a guy to start with more targets we would.


Start- Cameron Brate and David Njoku

Brate comes off a bye this week and he now gets to play with OJ Howard being injured. Brate has a great connection with Winston and should be a good play against the Falcons. Last week we said sit Njoku. He came out and played alright but not great. He did get 11 targets which is something we did not expect and because of that we now say he should be started versus the Chargers.

Sit- Trey Burton and Ricky Seals-Jones

We expect Trubisky to struggle this week so his tight end, Trey Burton, will probably have a poor week as well. Seals-Jones just got zero points last week and even though the Vikings defense has not played up to their expectations. this year it still is not a great matchup so we advise you to not play Seals-Jones.