Buy/Sell/Steal for Week 6
Emptying out the notebook:
— Adrian Peterson was traded to the Cardinals on Tuesday. He is worth a roster spot now as he fits better in the Cardinals system then the Saints.
— Kevin Hogan is now the starting QB in Cleveland.
— Teams on a bye: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Seattle
— Philadelphia at Carolina kicks us off on Thursday night.
— Indianapolis at Tennessee finishes off the week on Monday night.
Ravens Fantasy Outlook
Ravens Defense: At home, against a rookie QB who had trouble handling the blitz in his debut, will lead to the Ravens being the top fantasy defense of the week.
Mike Wallace: It seems like after last week, Joe Flacco and Wallace are back to being on the same page. That trend should continue this week against a Bears defense that has giving up 11 passing plays of 20+ yards.
Buck Allen: Allen was the leading rusher for the Ravens in yards and carries last week. He also found the end zone and that streak will continue, as the Bears have allowed a rushing TD in every game this season.
QB: DeShaun Watson: Watson, who is averaging 20 points a start since taking over, faces a Browns defense that has allowed 17 points a game to opposing teams QB’s.
Kirk Cousins: Cousins who is coming off a bye is at home against the 49ers, who have allowed back to back 300+ yard passers.
RB: Melvin Gordon: Gordon has scored 18 or more points in three of the five games this year, including a 33-point performance last week.
Alvin Kamara: With Adrian Peterson now in Arizona, Kamara’s role should expand even more. With the game against Detroit a potential shoot-out, Kamara will get plenty of touches especially in the passing game.
WR: Devin Funchess: Funchess has become the go to receiver in Carolina averaging 22 points a game the past two weeks.
T.Y. Hilton: Hilton has hauled in over 150 yards in two of the past three games and now faces a Titans secondary that has allowed a 100+ yard receiver in two of the past three games.
Other names:, Julio Jones, DaVante Parker (if healthy), Golden Tate, Michael Thomas, Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan, Pierre Garcon, DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller, Antonio Brown, Michael Crabtree, Keenan Allen
TE: Cameron Brate: Over the past three games, Brate has averaged 16 points and found the end zone each week.
Evan Engram: Engram is here because of the sheer volume of targets he should see with the Giants placing three of their top four WR’s on IR.
Def: Atlanta, Green Bay, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Denver
QB: Ben Roethlisberger: Coming off a five-interception game against Jacksonville, Roethlisberger has now averaged 11 points the past three games.
Jared Goff: As good as Goff has been this year, he goes on the road to face a Jags secondary that is top five in passing defense and has 10 interceptions on the year.
RB: Lamar Miller: The Browns are allowing only 2.9 yards per carry which is second best in the league.
Mike Gillislee: Since Week Two, Gillislee has topped 50 yards once and has not found the end zone. He is quickly losing any fantasy value he gained in the first two weeks of the season.
Sammy Watkins: Since Watkins’ monster game against the 49ers two weeks ago, he has one catch for two yards. It is time to remove Watkins from your fantasy team.
TE: Kyle Rudolph: The Packers have not allowed a TD to an opposing TE all year.
Martellus Bennett: Bennett has yet to find the end zone this year and is averaging just seven points a game.
Def: Minnesota, Pittsburgh, New York Giants, Oakland
QB: Trevor Siemian: At home this year, Siemian has thrown seven TD’s and averaged 17 fantasy points in those games.
RB: Elijah McGuire: McGuire gets the start this week with Powell out against a Pats defense that is allowing 124 yards rushing a game.
WR: Taylor Gabriel: With Mohamed Sanu out, Gabriel’s role will expand against a less than stellar Miami defense.
Def: L.A. Rams