Fantasy Football Week 6: Earnest Graham and 6 Benchwarmers Worth Starting
With a number of teams chock-full of fantasy starters taking time off for byes in Week 6, you will probably need to head to your bench or waivers to find some replacements.
Luckily due to injuries and other circumstances, there are a number of guys that have probably been riding the pine who are ready to be called up and perform like studs for you this week.
Playing one of these six guys could be the difference between winning and losing this week, so don’t miss out or mess up by leaving ‘em sitting.
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With LeGarrette Blount most likely out this week, Graham is going to get a ton of work.
He performs admirably in the Bucs' two-minute offense as well as being a third-down back, and he'll now get his chance to prove he can handle pounding the ball throughout the duration of a game.
I see him getting between 15-25 combined touches against the Saints, and he will be a great option to start on Sunday, especially in PPR leagues.
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Atlanta Falcons rookie sensation Julio Jones is out this week with a hamstring injury, and they are going to need to replace his production somehow.
Douglas is a worthy starter in his place as Roddy White is going to see a lot of double coverages from the Carolina Panthers.
Expect the game to be a shootout between Cam Newton and Matt Ryan. You will see a ton of passes, and Douglas will be a fantasy benefactor in this situation.
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Nelson has a great matchup this week against the New York Giants and their banged-up secondary.
At 6’5”, Nelson towers over Aaron Ross, who is just six-feet tall and has been benched for poor play at times in his career.
Corey Webster will lock up Stevie Johnson most of the day, so Ryan Fitzpatrick is going to have to find other options.
Nelson should see a ton of targets, especially down in the red area.
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Despite the Rams’ offensive woes this season, Bradford still has fantasy potential.
The team is coming off a bye week and has had extra rest and preparation for their game against the Packers.
While I don’t think they have a shot of winning, they are going to be playing from behind, and this is great news for fantasy purposes.
If they want to stay in the game, Bradford will be throwing a ton of passes.
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Thomas is hopefully healthy and ready to go after playing in just two of four games this season.
The Dolphins and Thomas had a much-needed bye in Week 5, and he should be ready to continue putting up big yards once again versus the Jets.
While the Jets have a very tough defense statistically, they haven’t had success stuffing the run. Thomas will get his typical 100-plus yards and possibly a few scores.
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Josh Morgan is hurt and going on IR due to a broken leg.
This means that Alex Smith is going to look for Michael Crabtree more often, and the talented but unproductive receiver could finally have a big game.
He has received praise from coach Jim Harbaugh for his great but limited number of catches in the team's blowout of the Bucs.
Expect him to get a bunch of targets and flash his ability on Sunday.