NFL Fantasy Football Week 6: 5 Players Primed To Break Out
While it's difficult to predict the next Brandon Lloyd, owners know that there are plenty of players floating on the waiver wire that could very well explode at any moment.
If owners are ready to take a gamble, these are five guys that could very well be the hottest names by week's end.
Keep in mind that these recommendations are not for the weak at heart, as these guys could very well make you sweat it out for all 60 minutes.
5. Mike Wallace, WR Pittsburgh Steelers
Despite being a popular sleeper pick heading into the season, he's been one tough guy to own.
While it was obvious that his production would be down without Roethlisberger in the first month, Wallace has been a major disappointment for those that drafted him as a WR2.
Outside of a 22-point explosion against Tampa Bay, Wallace has just 10 points combined through his other three games.Now with Big Ben back at the helm, Wallace should see his stock soar to its highest peak after week 6.
His speed should be a very valuable weapon as the Browns have given up 88 fantasy points to opposing wideouts over the last three weeks.
4. Ronnie Brown, RB Miami Dolphins
Brown has been a serious disappointment thus far this season.
With single-digit points in each of his last three contests, Brown as not been the top-flight back that so many projected him to be.
Much of Brown's struggles can be attributed to Miami's previous commitment to throwing the ball and moving away from their traditional ground game. However, Coach Sparano said before the bye week that the Dolphins will get back to running the football, so owners should bet on an increased workload for Brown.
If he can't cut it against a banged up Green Bay defense this week, it could be a long season.
3. Shonn Greene, RB New York Jets
Make no mistake, LaDanian Tomlinson is the starting RB for the New York Jets, but that doesn't mean Greene can't still thrive in his new role.
With 11 fantasy points in each of his last two contests, Greene is beginning to run with the authority and confidence that the Jets were hoping he would to begin the season.
Fortunately for his owners, Greene's team loves running the ball and he's still receiving double-digit carries on a regular basis.
This week, the second-year back will look to leave it all on the field and show the coaching staff exactly what he's got heading into a bye.
2. Marshawn Lynch, RB Seattle Seahawks
After forcing his way out of Buffalo (and who could blame him?), Lynch finds himself as the new lead pony for the Seahawks.
The veteran proved that he's still got plenty left in the tank over his last couple of weeks with the Bills, and he should have no problem with the Seattle offense having had a bye week to become familiar with the playbook.
With QB Matt Hasselbeck looking worse than ever, owners should bet on Lynch getting 15+ carries and very capable of eclipsing 100 yards.
1. Pierre Garcon, WR Indianapolis Colts
One of the biggest disappointments of the fantasy season to date, Garcon has a chance to make amends in a big way this week.
With opposing defenses paying much closer attention to Austin Collie these days (in addition to Reggie Wayne and TE Dallas Clark), Garcon is going to have all the room he wants to roam around the field come Sunday.
No. 85 has the potential to absolutely go off in week 6, and Garcon is too talented to let this opportunity slip through his grasps. Hopefully his gimpy hamstring doesn't hamper his enormous potential.