Fantasy Football Week 6: Start’em, Sit’em, Sleepers, Waiver, PPR Picks
September 22, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) is congratulated by wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) for scoring on a six-yard touchdown run against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Justin: Reggie Wayne, WR, Indianapolis Colts
Wayne has been hit or miss so far this year. He has games of 15 and 16 points, but he’s also produced games of just 4 and 5 points. Still, he’s averaging 8.4 targets per game, and this week he gets to face the porous pass defense of the San Diego Chargers, who currently rank 29th in the league in points allowed to receivers. Look for Andrew Luck to find his favorite target repeatedly in this game.
David: Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts
Everyone knows that Luck is a great young player, but his fantasy stat lines have been very average throughout his career thus far. He’s only thrown for over 300 yards once this season, and has yet to have a 3-TD game. In a league where quarterbacks are commonly throwing for over 400 yards with multiple touchdowns, one can lose sight of the fact that Luck is a very consistent QB.
This Monday, Luck faces a San Diego Chargers defense ranked 31st against opposing fantasy QBs, and it will be his primetime coming out party for the year.
Matt: Wills McGahee, RB, Cleveland Browns
McGahee had a nice game last week posting 72 yards and a touchdown. This week he goes up against a Detroit Lions defense that ranks 27th against the run (fantasy) and has given up a rushing touchdown in all but one game. If you have him sitting on your bench, this is the week to play him. Look for McGahee to have a solid game with around 15 points.