Week 6… it was a week to forget if you’re a Packers fan. Arguably the best player in football, quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone. It’s a devastating loss that will undoubtedly affect the entire Packers teams, in real life and in fantasy football. To the adds for the week…
NOTE: Ezekiel Elliott has been cleared by a judge to play in Week 7 as of Tuesday night.
Nelson Agholor, WR, PHI (36.3% Owned in ESPN leagues)
Last 2 games, 12 targets, 8 catches, 2 touchdowns. People were saying he was a flash in the pan when he scored in Week 1, people were saying that he’s a draft bust, being a first rounder out of USC in 2015. But he’s turned into a premier slot receiver and one of the reasons why Carson Wentz is having the sophomore success he’s had thus far. Agholor should be rostered in every league and is a solid WR3 going forward.
Orleans Darkwa, RB, NYG (4.3%)
Darkwa should have the leg up on Wayne Gallman after a great performance on Sunday night, rushing for over 100 yards through a Broncos run defense that was #1 in the league before that game. Darkwa should be a speculative add in all leagues.
Alex Collins, RB, BAL (29.2%)
He’s been productive, but he’s not somebody you want to target in PPR, as he has a grand total of zero (!) catches on the season. But he continues to find work alongside Buck Allen and for a slice of that rushing role for the Ravens, he’s got some value, especially if something were to happen to Allen. He should be added in a most leagues if you have the room and are RB needy.
George Kittle, TE, SF (9.2%)
Some talent is rising to the top in San Francisco, as one rookie takes the reins at QB, one has been productive at a shallow position for a few weeks now and is just getting noticed. 17 targets in the last 2 weeks is no joke and Kittle is becoming a bonafide 2nd option in the Niners offense next to Pierre Garcon. Kittle should be owned in all leagues now, as he’s in the TE1 conversation.
Samaje Perine, RB, WAS (44.9)
With Rob Kelley being shelved, Perine has now begun to split carries and touches with Chris Thompson. While the loss of Sean McVay as offensive coordinator last offseason has hurt the ceiling of the Redskins and Kirk Cousins as a whole, Cousins should start to lean on the run and short passing game with Thompson a bit more. Perine should be a speculative add in most leagues.
Top 5 QB Streaming Options (In order)
Tyrod Taylor, BUF // Andy Dalton, CIN // CJ Beathard, SF // Jared Goff, LAR // Josh McCown, NYJ
Top 5 RB Streaming Options
Orleans Darkwa, NYG // Alex Collins, BAL // Samaje Perine, WAS // Dion Lewis, NE // Chris Ivory, JAX
Top 5 WR Streaming Options
Nelson Agholor, PHI // Bennie Fowler, DEN // Josh Doctson, WAS // Robert Woods, LAR // Taylor Gabriel, ATL
Top 3 TE Streaming Options
George Kittle, SF // Austin Hooper, ATL // Nick O’Leary, BUF
Top 3 D/ST Streaming Options
Saints D/ST (@ GB) // Miami D/ST (vs. NYJ) // Titans D/ST (@ CLE)
Be sure to check out Pack to the Fantasy on Friday for Around The League to get you ready for the Week 7 Sunday slate as well as Monday Night Football!