NFL Fantasy Football 2021 The players to look for to strengthen your team in Fantasy Football
TOThere are penalties for five weeks on the NFL calendar, but we are now entering the ‘second half’ of the Fantasy Football campaign. From week 6, the rest dates of the teams begin, so you have to consider this variable when looking for reinforcements in the waiver.
Couple of key issues: NEVER TAKE A KICKER with a waiver, take whatever is ‘free’ days later. Each team will have their roster circumstances and we will have to look for some unusual relief of defense (do not burn a waiver), quarterback and others. We begin with the casualties of players from Saints (Camera), Hawks (Kyle Pitts, Calvin Ridley, Cordarrelle Patterson, Mike Davis), Jets (most likely a ‘nobody’) and 49ers (Elijah Mitchell, Deebo Samuel, Trey Lance, the defense).
So this week’s waiver features options from all positions, but as always the focus is on receivers and running backs. Regarding the latter, we continue to recommend the same: go ahead if you can to take alternates, because It has been several weeks that the names recommended as speculations appear among the most sought after days later due to the losses. This week, Saquon and Clyde Edwards-Helaire fell.
As always, the maximum goal of winning this week, so looking for players who are without a team in at least 50% of the leagues in NFL.com heading into week 6.
Devontae Booker (RB NYG, 0.6%): Saquon Barkley, who would be out for a month or more, was injured. While expecting another game of just 58 yards but 20.8 points, thanks to two touchdowns, is untenable, last year Wayne Gallman had six double-digit points games, so Booker is a RB2 or Flex as long as he starts. In PPR maybe even better as he had three catches, and in his first three years in the league, in Denver, he surpassed 30 catches each year.
Darrel Williams (RB KC, 1.8%): Clyde Edwards-Helaire was injured in the second half. Williams will not be the most explosive, but he can also participate in passing play (7 catches this year) in one of the most explosive offenses and that will be in high-scoring games. RB2 if CEH is missing.
Alexander Mattison (RB MIN, 50.7%): Dalvin Cook did not play a second time, and both times Mattison surpassed 20 points. You have to add it up whether you have Cook or not.
Sony Michel (RB LAR, 19.0%): not to start this week except for very desperate cases … but the Rams tend to run in the red zone and Michel would start to RB1 if Darrell Henderson is injured again.
Rhamondre Stevenson (RB NE, 0.6%): Damien Harris injured his ribs in Houston. So the rookie and Brandon Bolden (RB NE, 0.2%) remain, and although Bolden had more plays (24 vs 22), he lost on carries (11-2), although he won on receptions (4 vs 0). Belichick is always a gamble to decipher when it comes to running backs, but it seems that Bolden could be a better option in PPR and when the game looks they are going to lose.
Alex Collins (RB SEA, 16.4%): maybe not the best idea because Chris Carson should come back with 10 days off after not dressing against the Rams. Of course, Carson has never been the healthiest and Collins becomes a handcuff at least for those who have it.
Other substitutes to keep on your advance purchase radar:Nyheim hines (Colts, 39.8%), Larry rountree (Chargers, 0.1%), AJ Dillon (Packers, 40.3%), Jeremy McNichols (Titans, 0.3%), Jeff Wilson (49ers, 5.1%, eligible to get off PUP in week 7), Benny Snell Jr. (Steelers, 0.3%)
Kadarius Toney (WR NYG, 3.1%): Before his childhood expulsion, he was having a great game with 10 receptions and 196 total yards. Now there is no Saquon, who can give him some hauling in jetsweeps. Shepard and Slayton did not play, Golladay was injured. Basically he is the only healthy one and they go against the Rams, which predicts a game with many points. And because of his size and playing inside, Jalen Ramsey will hardly be assigned the assignment.
Tim Patrick (WR DEN, 21.8%): He has not gone above 16 points in any game, but in five he had at least 12, so he gives a high floor to navigate the rest weeks of other players.
Amon-Ra St. Brown (WR DET, 4.1%): he led every category for the Lions after Cephuz’s injury. He has two games in a row with at least 13 points. Coming home to the Bengals is an acceptable duel for a Flex.
Dan Arnold (TE JAX, 0.6%): In the first game without Chark, it was the tight end who saw the most targets from Jacksonville. In a complicated position and if you have a need, it is not a bad option.
Hunter Henry (TE NE, 16.9%): It seems that we can finally differentiate the Pats duo, with Henry 6-75-1 (leader in targets, receptions and yards), against Jonnu Smith’s 2-27.
Zach Ertz (TE PHI, 20%): Philly normally has two TEs and is a Russian roulette every week, but Goedert fell on the Covid list and will not play the Bucs on Thursday, who are the fifth worst against the TEs this year and would not have Lavonte David. Good choice for PPR leagues.
Trevor Lawrence (QB JAX, 56.0%): Two games of at least 17 points. There is now a duel against Miami, who are the fifth worst defense against the QBs.
Taylor Heinicke (QB WSH, 8.6%): before Sunday, Heinicke surpassed 20 points in his first three games as a starter. He was left without weapons and with a patched line, no touchdowns and two interceptions, but with 40 yards rushing. Now he goes against the Chiefs, that means a game of many points against a bad defense. If you don’t have QB, it can be your starter without problem.
Sam Darnold (QB CAR, 50.7%): on Sunday we saw that the delivery machine is still there, with three interceptions. But now he goes against the Vikings, who have holes in defense.
Trey Lance (QB SF, 39.6%): you want to believe that Lance will improve as a passer as the weeks go by. Still in the motley debut at Arizona, he finished with 14.58 points without a single touchdown. It will hardly happen again. Problem: rest week 6.
One of my favorite tactics is play defensive rotation against bad league teams. Jaguars and Jets they are being the worst teams in the league. Jeans They go with a rookie substitute QB because of the injury, Lions and giants they have QB delivery machines, Big ben is in complete decline, Justin Fields is sacked at an alarming rate since his time in the NCAA and there are also bad weather matchups that could be exploited.
Foals (63.4%): a little over the limit we’re looking for, but they’re still home to the Davis Mills Texans.
Packers (33.5%): They are not the most talented or productive, but they have three seven-point games and go against the Bears, whose average for the year has been basically that (7.2)
Vikings (7.1%): They are second in the league in sacks and go against the worst line in the league, Carolina. CMC would return, which could lead to a game of more points, but Darnold reverted to Jets mode with deliveries, which would give some points out there. The last two weeks, Carolina gave 8 and 10 points to the rival defense.
Dolphins and Jaguars they are two of the three teams that have allowed the most points to rival defenses. If you want to cheer up with one, you can see the faces in London.