Let’s Get Wired Up!! Week 5 Pickups

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Hitting the waiver wire is one of the most important things you need to do to be successful in fantasy football.  I will look at the best pickups of week 6:

Nick Foles

Mike Vick has already been ruled out for week 6, so Foles will get s shot at starting and he looked the part yesterday.  He can run this offense and was the favorite at one point during the Summer.  If you are hurting at QB or have Vick as your starter, you could do worse.  Tampa Bay’s D is no pushover though.

Josh Freeman

Freeman won’t start this week, but it is going to happen at some point.  People have said he’s not an upgrade over Ponder/Cassel, but I disagree.  He has had spots where he looks like he was ready to take the next step, but just failed under a coaching staff that didn’t want him.  With a good group of WRs, a pass catching TE, and a guy named Purple Jesus in the backfield, he could do work.  Worth a stash in deeper leagues or 2 QB leagues.

Brandon Weeden

Weeden can make all the throws and now is entrenched as the starter with Hoyer out for the season.  In his first game with both Gordon and Cameron, he made some nice throws and had a decent day.  Definitely worth a look in 2 QB leagues or if you are hurting at QB.

Andre Ellington

When a guy averages 10 yards a tough you take notice.  Mendy is always a huge injury risk and he really isn’t that good anyway.  Ellington jumps off the screen and he all the all the attributes you want in a RB (tough runner, great pass catcher, and good in pass pro).  He could see 15 plus touches if/when anything happens to Mendy.  One of my favorite stashes.

Zach Stacy

Stacy gave the Rams running game an identity with hard inside running to the tune of 5.7 YPC.  Of course he got dinged up and D-Rich came in and kept his horrid YPC with 3.7 YPC.  Stacy could keep the job and makes for a nice goaline RB if he should get the chance.  We have seen what Richardson can do and it’s nothing I want any part of.

Brandon Bolden

Bolden is obviously the best pass catcher on the team and will remain in that role until Vereen is ready to return.  Health is always an issue with this guy, as he was limping around Saturday and then played just fine the next day.  Should be owned in 12 man PPR leagues with the bye weeks coming up.

Michael Cox

David Wilson said he would be ready for this week, but that remains to be seen.  Jacobs is terrible and has no business being out there.  Cox is far more explosive and a much better pass catcher, so he should get a shot if Wilson is out.  UPDATE:  Da’Rel Scott has been re-signed and he will probably get the bulk of the touches, especially on 3rd down.  Decent PPR pickup.

Mike Goodson

Goodson was active for MNF and had a few explosive plays, averaging 10 yards a touch. The Jets didn’t bring him in to sit around, so he’s going to be worked in.  He’s explosive and can catch the ball, so he’s worth owning in PPR leagues.

Alshon Jeffery

He should be owned in all leagues, but I know that’s not the case, especially in smaller leagues.  He is quickly becoming a must start in PPR leagues as a WR3 or flex.  If he is still hanging around, go get him now.

Keenan Allen and Vincent Brown

The Chargers are going to throw…a lot.  Rivers already has 3 4oo yard games this season. Mike McCoy is all about airing it out and he doesn’t have much choice with the way the defense is playing.  I like Allen a little bit more, as he is just more talented, but both should be targets in PPR leagues.  I grabbed Allen in as many leagues as I could last week, but he both should be available in tons of leagues.

Kendall Wright

Wright is just a PPR stud.  No matter who is the QB in Tennessee, Wright is good for 5-6 catches per game.  Since week 2 he has averaged 6/64 per game.   Yeah, I’ll take 12.4 points per game in a PPR.

Austin Pettis

Pettis has been here plenty as well, but it’s obvious that he is the most trusted WR at Bradford’s disposal.  He now has 4 TDs in the first 5 games and could have at least one more if Bradford was any good.  He’s the Rams WR that should be owned.

Terrance Williams

Pretty obvious after a guy goes banana sandwich the day before.  I don’t take credit for almost anything, but I was pushing for him as an add since week 2 and I actually do own him in a few leagues.  Looking at the schedule the Cowboys have, it is hard to imagine they don’t put up huge numbers in most weeks.  Yes, Austin is still technically the starter and may take that role when he returns, but Williams will be involved.  He is the future.

Harry Douglas

Harry Douglas is nothing special like Julio, but if the rumors are true and Julio is out for the season, Douglas becomes an interesting WR3 with some upside in an offense that will throw.

Garrett Graham

Owen Daniels is out 4-6 weeks.  The Texans love to use the TE and Graham could be a top 10 TE over the next month.

Jordan Reed

Reed flashed before his injury and now should be back at full health.  This week the rookie gets the Cowboys who have been trashed by TEs.  A nice pickup for this week and beyond.

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Juan Elway is an enthusiast of Fantasy Football, Movies, and Combat Sports, but don't call him an expert. He once shook Adrian Peterson's hand and AP winced in pain. Follow him on Twitter where you can partake in all sorts of shenanigans.

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Juan Elway is an enthusiast of Fantasy Football, Movies, and Combat Sports, but don't call him an expert. He once shook Adrian Peterson's hand and AP winced in pain. Follow him on Twitter where you can partake in all sorts of shenanigans.