Fantasy Football Waiver Wire:
Be Quick And Grab Starks (Week 6)
BEAST DOME NATION.
Tough week for Cedric Benson owners. He was destined to have his biggest game as a Packer, only to be out for 8 weeks and possibly the season with a Lisfranc foot injury. Benson was one of my workhorse backs this season, and now it is time to prepare for a different strategy. Below are the Week 6 Waiver wire options, and it is important not to panic. As there is still plenty of time left in the season.
After Week 1 I told you to grab JacQuizz Rodgers/Martellus Bennett/Alfred Morris/Scott Chandler/Broncos.
WEEK 2 WAIVER WIRE
After Week 2 I told you to grab Mikel Leshoure/Andre Brown/Ryan Succop/Bilal Powell/Brian Hartline.
WEEK 3 WAIVER WIRE
After Week 3 I told you to grab Ryan Fitzpatrick and Danny Woodhead who both had good weeks.
WEEK 4 WAIVER WIRE.
After Week 4 I told you to add James Jones/Rams Def/Brandon Bolden
WEEK 5 WAIVER WIRE .
..and many more useful players in each article. If you see a player that you think should be on this list, chances are they have been mentioned earlier in previous Waiver Wire articles above.
WEEK 6 WAIVER WIRE
BRANDON WEEDEN – QB – CLE
The Browns defense has a lot of problems now. I have been mentioning other QBs such as Tannehill and Hasselbeck in the previous Waiver Wire, so this week I will talk about Weeden. Brandon has a gun, and he is getting big numbers with WRs that are dropping passes. Soon this team will get it altogether, but for now Weeden has more potential than most of you think as long as the Browns have to play catchup in the second half. Weeden will get his numbers as long as the Browns defense is missing either D’Qwell Jackson or Joe Haden.
JAMES STARKS – RB – GB
Earlier in the season, before the Packers signed Benson, I tagged Starks as a sleeper. Last year James was a player who could gain anywhere from 60-80 Total yards in a game, while splitting time with Ryan Grant. The Packers are destined to go pass heavy moving forward, but James will get his shot to reclaim his role as the lead RB for possibly the rest of the season. Alex Green is not really a threat to take his job, Green should get first shot, but Starks is the player you want to own as we all remember how good he was during the Packers Super Bowl run a few years back. Alex Green has not done anything besides one long run for 41 Yards against the Colts. Similar to Ryan Williams only having one long run in his shortened season.
ALEX GREEN – RB – GB
As mentioned in the James Starks review, Alex Green will get his shot to be the starting RB for the Packers. He does not have the power or burst that wows you, he is more or less a really solid 3rd down RB. Expect Starks to win the job long-term, but expect Green to be the player you want to start the two out of the gates.
WILLIAM POWELL – RB – ARI
The Cardinals are looking really bad at RB with Ryan Williams now out for the season. Powell and Stephens-Howell should be eating each others value to the point where neither are really worth playing. If you want to take a shot at one of them short-term or long, I would look at Powell. However do not be surprised to see the Cardinals go after Tim Hightower, for now Powell should be good for low-end RB#3 quality. Beanie Wells is a player to stash if you have the roster space.
ROBERT MEACHEM – WR – SD
Meachem had a good matchup, but he finally looked to be on the same page with Phillip Rivers. It did take a long time, and I am still not too convinced that these two are going to be consistent moving forward. I cannot say that they did not take a step in the right direction with 2 of Meachem’s 3 receptions ending up in the end zone. Meachem does have huge BUST potential moving forward as Rivers does not have the arm to get him the ball. For now, Meachem is back in the good grace of Fantasy Football owners.
DEVERY HENDERSON – WR – NO
Everything you need to know about Devery Henderson can be read in the latest. BEAST OR BUST.
BRIAN QUICK – WR – STL
The Rams lost Danny Amendola for what could be 7 Weeks. Brian Quick was the #33 overall selection in this years draft, early reports said he could compete for the #1 role on the team. Back spasms in the preseason ended that. Quick is now healthy and if any Rams WR could step up and be the man moving forward, Brian Quick has a big edge on that position. I had Quick Ranked ahead of 99% of the experts this preseason.
JOSH GORDON – WR – CLE
The Browns need a WR to step up after Greg Little continues to drop passes for two straight seasons. Although Jordan Norwood was spectacular leading the team with 9 Receptions for 81 Yards, I expect Mohammed Massaquoi to eat into his production when he returns. Both Gordon and Underwood are a work in progress, but if I had to pick one long-term. Gordon would be the Brown WR to own.
BRANDON GIBSON – WR – STL
The Rams offense needs a WR to step up. Although Brian Quick is the long-term option, Brandon Gibson could be the sleeper WR to grab this week that Bradford trusts the most. Gibson is not really known as a great WR who can be a consistent option, an he could draw Sean Smith. I do expect him to be heavily targeted this week.
LANCE KENDRICKS – TE – MIA
If you really need a sleeper TE for the short-term until Brian Quick emerges. Lance Kendricks could see more targets than usual, and you can expect the Rams to be very pass heavy. Kendricks does have a history of disappointing, but if there was a matchup where I would start him this season. Week 6 @ Miami’s less than mediocre pass defense is the week to do it.
SHAUN SUISHAM – K – PIT
Waiver wire kicker of the week goes to Shaun Suisham. Expect Shaun to be very busy as the Steelers have no problems moving the ball against the Titans defense that allowed Christian Ponder to look semi-decent. Although the Titans defense is getting better, they will not be able to handle this Todd Haley vertical offense, and now the threat of Rashard Mendenhall.
BUCCANEERS – D/ST – TB
Last season the Bucs lost their star Defensive Tackle in Gerald McCoy in Week 1. Their run defense had no chance against any team as RBs broke into the second level nearly every carry. Now With McCoy healthy, their run defense has shown that they are no walk in the park, and playing against Brady Quinn is just what this defense asked for. Look for this team to come out of the bye week hungry and with one purpose, to slow down Jamaal Charles and let Brady Quinn throw INTs.
BILLS – D/ST – BUF
A solid defense who has been playing well beneath their talents is the Bills. Mario Williams has yet to get it going, and teams are slashing and gashing the Bills on the ground. Well this week they play the Cardinals, and after Ryan “No Gain” Williams has been announced out for the season, the Bills finally have a good shot of shutting down the run. Now is the time to add this defense that should be busy attacking Kevin Kolb. Let us not forget, the Bills have the best playoff schedule of any defense in the NFL as mentioned in previous waiver wire articles.
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