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Geno Smith (Seattle Seahawks)
Geno Smith is proving to be matchup proof. Visiting the Saints in New Orleans is no easy task against this solid defense. Smith went out and threw up the QB4 performance on the week, tossing 3 TDs without a turnover and 268 yards through the air. He deserves to be considered a weekly top 12 QB going forward. SMith has a solid upcoming schedule including ARI, LAC, NYG, and then ARI again.
Trevor Lawerence (Jacksonville Jaguars)
I’m firing up Lawrence again in Week 6. I know he was disappointing in Week 5 but he has a great matchup in Week 6 against the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts have given up sixth most passing yards to opposing teams. Lawrence scored 18.5 points completing 25/30 for 235 yards and two touchdown passes during his Week 2 matchup against the Colts.
PJ Walker (Carolina Panthers)
Walker should be considered in deeper leagues that you can start two QBs. Walker is a below average passer that can use his legs to generate offense giving him a high floor with his running ability. Temper expectations, he has a tough matchup this week with the LA Rams.
Kenneth Walker (Seattle Seahawks)
Rashaad Penny unfortunately broke his fibula in Seattle’s Week 5 loss to the Saints. Walker is a rookie that was taken early in the second round of this year’s last NFL Draft by the Seahawks. He is profiled as an elite runner with limited receiving upside. He will slide right in as the bell cow for the Seahawks. If he’s available, this is the first player we have had that is worth blowing your entire budget to obtain.
Eno Benjamin (Arizona Cardinals)
Both James Conner and Darrel Williams suffered injuries in the Cardinals Week 5 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. In the second half of that loss, Benjamin played every single RB snap. If both of them were to miss in Week 6, Benjamin will be in line to take the bulk of the snaps. If Conner misses, Benjamin is in line to lead the backfield and be spelled by Williams. If Conner is active, Benjamin is nothing more than a FLEX hope and prayer. It’s worth mentioning that the Seahawks have given up the most fantasy points to opposing backs.
Rachaad White (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
I continue to see low roster percentages on White across all formats. White saw 40% of the snaps in the Buc’s Week 5 win over the Falcons. Leonard Fournette dominated the box score but if Fournette were to miss time, White is a bonafide RB1 in games that Fournette misses. He is a top tier hand-cuff that needs to be rostered in all formats.
Mike Boone (Denver Broncos)
Boone saw a 41.1% share Sunday in a neutral game script. He ran the ball 7 times for 38 yards and saw three targets, pulling in all three for 47 yards. This is the type of game we can expect from Boone moving forward. I think that Melvin Gordon is more at risk of losing snaps to Latavius Murray than Boone is.
Damien Williams (Atlanta Falcons)
Williams can probably be had after waivers run and because Allgeier played well Sunday against the Bucs. However, before his injury, Damien Williams was the lead back of this offense while Patterson played more of a weapon role. There is a good chance that Williams is reinserted as the lead back and is spelled by Allgeier. He is worth a bench stash.
Isaiah Pacheco (Kansas City Chiefs), Jaylen Warren (Pittsburgh Steelers)
Jakobi Meyers (New England Patriots)
Meyers proved Sunday that he is QB proof in this Patriots scheme. He saw eight targets and had one of his best days as a pro going 7/111/1 in the air. Meyers can be fired up weekly as a WR3 in PPR formats.
Alec Pierce (Indianapolis Colts)
Alec Pierce is coming off of a career high 16.1 PPR points on the back of 8/81 receiving on 9 targets. He has seen target counts of 5, 6, and 9 the past three weeks since missing Week 2 with an injury. He saw a 59.5% snap share but is still operating firmly behind Paris Campbell as the WR3 on the team in snaps. I would temper expectations in Week 6 due to his tough matchup but he will face the Titans in Week 7 which is a fantastic matchup for Pierce.
Skyy Moore (Kansas City Chiefs)
Skyy Moore has seen his snap share increase from 3.5% in Week 2 up to 34.7% in Week 5. It has been a consistent and slow integration into the offense for Moore and the past two weeks he has seen seven targets. In a game they were losing 17-0 at one point last night, Moore still was consistently on the field. He doesn’t have much competition in front of him as Juju Smith-Schuster has been largely disappointing since Week 1, MVS is a role player, and Mecole Hardman is nothing but a speedster. I really like Moore’s talent and I can see him having a great second half of the season. If any of the WRs ahead of him were to get hurt in the meantime, it will speed up that timeline and make him tougher to get down the line. I’d stash him on every team that I have if possible.
Rondale Moore (Arizona Cardinals)
Rondale Moore is fully integrated as the Slot WR role for the Cardinals moving forward as I mentioned last week. Moore saw a 91.3% snap share and saw eight targets this past week. He caught seven of those targets for 68 yards. Over his two games back, he has also seen three carries, which is a trend I believe will continue, if not grow. This is the last week the Cardinals will be without WR1 DeAndre Hopkins but Moore will still see plenty of targets on a team that is expected to be trailing most games. I still view him as a WR3/4 without DHop and a WR4 when DHop returns.
Darius Slayton (New York Giants)
The Giants are desperately hoping for one of their WRs to emerge as the WR1 of this team. Slayton only ran 33 (54.1%) snaps in London on Sunday but he commanded seven targets. No other WR on the team saw more than three. Kadarius Toney injured his other hamstring in practice last week and from what I’ve been reading, the coaching staff really doesn’t care much for Toney. Wan’Dale Robinson is close to returning but he is a slot WR.
I want to bring back a write up I did on Jameson Williams in Week 3. The Lions are on a Bye this week and if he is on your waivers, pick him up!
Jameson Williams (Detroit Lions)
This player doesn’t need a waiver claim placed on them but it would be wise to scoop him up now if you have the bench space. Jameson Williams was the 12th overall pick by the Detroit Lions last April. A lot of individuals viewed Williams as the best WR in the draft talent wise but since he tore his ACL last December, he fell a tad. Well, he should be back in 4-6 weeks and could make an immediate impact for the Lions. Outside of Amon-Ra St. Brown, the Lions are hurting at WR/TE for a second playmaker.
David Njoku (Cleveland Browns)
Njoku is entering top tier territory and is now a must start every week. Over his past three games, he has posted an elite 23.5% target share and is slashing through as a matchup proof TE. Make sure he isn’t on your waivers before you proceed.
Evan Engram (Jacksonville Jaguars)
The Colts have given up the 2nd most points to TEs so far this season. Last week, Engram saw a season high 10 targets and has seen a 15% target share this season. The Colts and Jags met in Week 2 already, a game in which the Jags dominated, and Engram put up 7 catches for 46 yards on 8 targets. I expect more of the same here.
Cade Otton (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Otton is a rookie TE that seems to be earning the trust of Tom Brady. Otton earned 4 targets in Week 4 and 7 in Week 5. The Bucs had this game in control for the majority of the matchup so these weren’t just garbage targets. Otton pulled in 6 of those 7 targets and his only incompletion came on a screen that was a designed play for him. He deserves to be stashed on everyone’s bench who is streaming TEs.
Thursday night games always offer low scoring duds and this game is going to be another ugly one. The Commanders visit the Bears and the matchup carries the lowest game total on the week at 38 and is the only game under 40. Carson Wentz just got called out by his head coach as being the reason the Commanders are 1-4 while the rest of their division is 4-1 or 5-0. I don’t agree with Ron Rivera, as there are many issues, including his archaic coaching style, but regardless, Carson Wentz always crumbles under pressure. Wentz is not one to step up to the plate and overcome negative remarks like that. Wentz is absorbing the third most sacks in the NFL and has the third most INTs.
The Panthers fired Head Coach Matt Rhule this week and have promoted Defensive Coordinator Steve Wilks. They will visit the LA Rams this week and have a matchup that many perceive as a difficult one. The Panthers have a nice front 7 and have the ability to get after the QB. I expect this play to offer a high floor in a game that is projected to be low scoring and have 4-5 sacks with a few turnovers. Matthew Stafford is only second to Matt Ryan in turnovers and is tied with Ryan in sacks taken.
Marcus Mariota (QB – Atlanta Falcons)
Matthew Stafford (QB – LA Rams)
Mark Ingram (RB – New Orleans Saints)
Julio Jones (WR – Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
DJ Chark (WR – Detroit Lions)
Dawson Knox (TE – Buffalo Bills)
Tyler Conklin (TE – New York Jets)