Pickups After Week 6 (2016)
Posted by d-Rx on 10/17/16
ALL PLAYERS LISTED ARE AVAILABLE IN 30% OR MORE OF CBS LEAGUES
CREAM OF THE CROP
CAMERON MEREDITH – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 50% OF CBS LEAGUES
Meredith had another big game this week, catching 11 passes for 113 yards. Alshon got more looks than he has been seeing, but Cameron is the safety blanket for Brian Hoyer. As long as defenses continue to focus on Alshon, Meredith will continue to get good looks on a weekly basis.
HUNTER HENRY – TE – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 37% OF CBS LEAGUES
Hopefully you picked up this kid last week, but if not grab him ASAP. He caught six passes for 83 yards, and has taken the starting job from Antonio Gates. He has everything you want, including a quarterback who is giving him targets.
JAY AJAYI – RB – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 45% OF CBS LEAGUES
Ajayi waited until Arian Foster returned to the lineup to put a stamp on his role as the lead back, rushing for 204 yards and two scores on 25 carries. The Dolphins are a mess and he could end up sharing carries with Foster, but this performance gives him the upper hand for the next two weeks.
EDDIE ROYAL – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 57% OF CBS LEAGUES
Royal is getting looks as the third option in the Bears passing attack and caught four passes for 54 yards. Eddie is not a strong touchdown threat, but he can be effective with how much the Bears are passing these days. The emergence of Cameron Meredith has hurt his production.
BRIAN HOYER – QB – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 62% OF CBS LEAGUES
Hoyer continues to throw the ball a lot as the quarterback for the Bears, and he just threw for more than 300 yards for his fourth consecutive game. He did not throw any touchdowns this week, but he is a nice streaming option as the Bears are playing more games from behind.
KENNY BRITT – WR – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 83% OF CBS LEAGUES
Britt made a nice impression this week with seven catches for 136 yards and two scores. The Rams just don’t have a consistent enough threat with the passing game to count on this weekly, but Britt does have this potential, and his floor has been raised over through the first six weeks of the season.
PLAYERS WITH UPSIDE THAT ARE WORTH STASHING
JAMISON CROWDER – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 68% OF CBS LEAGUES
Crowder had another splash game this week, catching three passes for 52 yards with touchdown. The problem is you are not getting a lot of yards or a lot catches.
DEVONTAE BOOKER – RB – AVAILABLE IN 44% OF CBS LEAGUES
Booker keeps getting work, and this week his 46 yards on five carries, was much more impressive than C.J. Anderson’s 37 yards on 10 carries. He could get more work in the coming weeks as the Broncos offense looks for an identity.
TYLER BOYD – WR – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 83% OF CBS LEAGUES
Boyd finally had more catches than Brandon LaFell this week with four for 79 yards, but he was held out of the endzone while LaFell had a score on only two catches for 13 yards. Boyd will take this role over, and it may only be a week away from happening.
ADAM THIELEN – WR – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 91% OF CBS LEAGUES
Coming off the bye don’t sleep on this guy. He is the second best receiver the Vikings have, and a decent grab for deeper PPR leagues.
PAUL PERKINS – RB – GIANTS – AVAILABLE IN 88% OF CBS LEAGUES
He is not getting a ton of looks on a weekly basis, but it should change in the coming weeks. Hold onto him in deeper PPR leagues.
CHARLES CLAY – TE – BILLS – AVAILABLE 50% OF CBS LEAGUES
Clay continues to get more involved in the offense, and this week he caught five passes for 52 yards, but was held out of the endzone. He has become the second best option in the passing game, but the Bills don’t throw enough to give him top end potential.
C.J. FIEDOROWICZ – TE – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 98% OF CBS LEAGUES
Fiedorowicz continues to get more work in the passing game, and this week caught six passes for 85 yards with a touchdown. He is a big body who is used as a blocker in the running game, and he is now finding more work as a receiver. His size also makes him a nice target in the redzone.
JACK DOYLE – TE – COLTS – AVAILABLE IN 87% OF CBS LEAGUES
Doyle bounced back after two poor performances, catching four passes for 53 yards with a touchdown. His production increased after Dwayne Allen left the game with an ankle injury. If Allen misses time then Doyle is a better add, but limited with Allen on the field.
TY MONTGOMERY – WR – PACKERS – AVAILABLE IN 99% OF CBS LEAGUES
It was a coming out party for Montgomery with 10 catches for 98 yards and three carries for six yards. He did fumble twice, losing one, so that is a downside, but he is better than Davante Adams and should continue to get some looks going forward.
MARQISE LEE – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 98% OF CBS LEAGUES
Lee is not going to wow you, but he keeps being active for the Jags and caught six passes for 61 yards this week. He is worth grabbing if you own ARob as insurance with upside.
WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET WITH THESE GUYS
COLIN KAEPERNICK – QB – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 84% OF CBS LEAGUES
Kap had a rough week with 187 yards passing, one touchdown and 66 rushing yards on eight carries. Colin will have better matchups than this one with the Bills, but he is going to have a hard time putting up monster fantasy numbers with the numb nuts he has as his receivers. Running for scores is the best bet for him, but don’t bet on it.
PIERRE GARCON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 78% OF CBS LEAGUES
Garcon gave owners another solid performance, catching six passes for 77 yards. The veteran has given a nice floor the past few weeks, and could be a good add for a bye week replacement when the matchup is right.
ROBERT WOODS – WR – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 56% OF CBS LEAGUES
It was a normal Woods week with catches and yards, five for 44, but he added a touchdown this week. About as good as it gets for Woods.
BRIAN QUICK – WR – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 90% OF CBS LEAGUES
Quick caught five passes for 61 yards but was held out of the endzone. He is giving way to Kenny Britt in the offense, and still has horrible quarterback play that limits his effectiveness.
ANQUAN BOLDIN – WR – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 70% OF CBS LEAGUES
Boldin had a solid week, catching eight passes for 60 yards with a touchdown. The scores are what makes him a solid play, otherwise he is a five for 50 type of a receiver.
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KENDALL WRIGHT – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 96% OF CBS LEAGUES
Wright finally showed up, catching eight passes for 133 yards with a touchdown. He has not been reliable all year and this is more of an anomaly. The Titans don’t throw enough, or well enough to warrant going crazy over this performance.
RISHARD MATTHEWS – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 93% OF CBS LEAGUES
See above and don’t be fooled by his three catches for 70 yards with a score this week.
KAMAR AIKEN – WR – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 92% OF CBS LEAGUES
Aiken finally showed up for the Ravens, catching four passes for 64 yards. You should not buy into this as Steve Smith was out and Aiken will be not worth owning once he returns to the field.
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