Week 6 Fill-Ins for bye-weeks and injuries


Alex Green is not well known now, but that could change in the fantasy world soon (gridironfan.com)

Entering the sixth week of fantasy football, injuries and bye-weeks are starting to take effect.  That being said many owners will spend time scouring the waiver-wire, looking for that fill-in player.  To save you the time and frustration, I have compiled a list of the top players that are likely available in your league.

Quarterbacks:

Ryan Fitzpatrick (owned in 57% of ESPN leagues)-

  • currently the 13th ranked QB
  • 3rd in NFL with 12 TD passes
  • averages 15.2 ppg (standard scoring)

Kevin Kolb (owned in 16% of leagues)

  • 7TDs and 2 INT thorugh 4 and a half games
  • facing Buffalo in week 6, who allows the most points in fantasy vs. opposing QBs (22.8 ppg)

Christian Ponder (owned in 27.8% of leagues)

  • 6 TDs 2 INT
  • Ability to scramble, with 1 rushing TD and averages over 5 ypc on 18 attempts
  • 1,082 passing yards through 5 games (1,853 in 11 games last year)
  • Facing Washington in week 6, who ranks 28th in points allowed to opposing QBs (19.6 ppg)

RBs

Alex Green (owned in >1% of leagues)

  • With Cedric Benson out, Green in the new back in Green Bay
  • With Rodgers uncharacteristically
  • With Rodgers uncharacteristically struggling, Green could help take pressure off
  • rushed for 55 yards on 9 carries a week ago

William Powell (owned in >1% of leagues)

  • Will split carries with Smith and Stephens-Howling now that Wells and Williams are out
  • Facing Buffalo, who allows 25.4 ppg to opposing RB
  • With limited tape on him, Buffalo will have a tough time preparing for him

WR:

Rueben Randle (owned in 38.4% of leagues)

  • 6 receptions for 88 yards in season debut last week
  • Nicks out, Bennett banged up, and Barden hurt too, Randle’s role could be big once more
  • 9 targets last week

TEs:

Kyle Rudolph (owned in 50.8% of leagues)

  • 9th ranked TE in fantasy
  • averaging 7.6 ppg
  • tied for 3rd in NFL with 4 TDs
  • Facing Washington in week 6, who allows 11.2 ppg (31st in fantasy)

Defense:

Miami Dolphins (owned in 4.2% of leagues)

  • 9th ranked defense in fantasy
  • averages 8.8 ppg
  • Faces St. Louis who has NFL’s 28th ranked total offense averaging 278 ypg
  • St. Louis also averages 19.2 ppg (23rd in NFL)
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