Start ‘Em/ Sit ‘Em for Week Six
Earlier this week it was confirmed that Rashad Jennings is going to be out with a sprained MCL. This means rookie running back Andre Williams is going to be carrying the load for the New York Giants. He will probably work in tandem with Peyton Hillis, but expect Williams to take a good majority of the handoffs. Williams has scored in each of his last two games. The Giants are going up against the soft Eagles’ front seven. The rookie should be able to wear them down with his hard between the tackles running style.
Reggie Wayne is a bit of sleeper this week. He is a bit banged from the Colts matchup against the Baltimore Ravens in week five. He is being limited in practice and has a short week of rest since the Colts face the Houston Texans on Thursday night. Remember, Wayne is a veteran. He has been in the league a long time and knows how to prepare for these types of games even when he is not practicing at full speed. The Texans have really struggled in the secondary this season. It is very unlikely Wayne will miss the game.
Following the concussion to Chargers’ running back Donald Brown, Branden Oliver took over and performed very well. With all the injuries in the Chargers’ backfield Oliver will be receiving playing time this weekend. Brown may be cleared to play, but even if he is, Oliver will see a good amount of carries. These touches are going to come against the Oakland Raiders who are showing no signs of hope for this season. If Brown is back, Oliver could end up being a very nice flex options. If Brown is not ready to go, Oliver will take on second running back value.
Tony Romo has played very well this season. It is always hard to sit a guy who is putting up a good number of points each week. However, no one does well against the Seahawks defense. The secondary is just too good to expect any quarterbacks to put up decent numbers. If you have no other options, Romo should be in your starting lineup. However, if there is any chance at all to avoid starting him take it.
Austin Davis put up the second most fantasy points by a quarterback in week five. In the past two games he has thrown six touchdowns. This looks like a great reason to add him to your roster, but you are probably going to want to hold off on starting him this weekend. The Rams are playing the 49ers on Monday night. The Rams have not fared too well against San Francisco in the past few years. This defense will know how to shut down an inexperienced quarterback. Davis may emerge as a quality starter at some point, but this is not the week to risk starting him. Use this game as a test. Have Davis on your bench. If he can put up a big game against the 49ers defense, then you will know for sure that he has the ability to be a true fantasy football starting quarterback.
Alfred Morris is a tough player to sit. He has played very well so far this season and is looking a lot more like the running back we saw in his rookie year. However, this week the Washington Redskins are going to have to play the Arizona Cardinals on the road. The Cardinals have been playing very well at home and do not give up many fantasy points to running back. This defense is going to hone in on Morris.