Fantasy Football News and Updates: 2013 NFL Week 6 Stock Watch Increasing Values
Jason's Fantasy Football Analysis: Week 6 Bull Market
October 9, 2013
Stock Watch - Week 6 Bull Market
Its great when things start going your way, and everything is on the up and up. Well here are a few players that are heading in the right direction going into week 6.
Jay Cutler - Boy oh Boy, is it possible that Cutler is finally going to produce like a top tier NFL quarterback? Well let's look at some intersting facts about the Bears fantasy offense. As of week 5, the Bears have two top 10 scoring wide receivers, Marshall and Jeffery, a top 10 scoring tight end, Bennett, a top 5 scoring running back, Forte, and the Bears are averaging 29 points per game, 4th best in the NFL. Yet, for some strange reason, the Bears quarterback, Jay Cutler, is not being considered a worthy starter in fantasy football leagues. Cutler is a gunslinging quarterback who thinks his rocket arm can fire footballs to fast for defenders to catch, and therefore, he is prone to interceptions. Cutler's turnover risk is the reason his fantasy value is still low, and, at the moment, he is still considered a #2 fantasy QB. However, fantasy owners need to recognize that any QB with a big arm and excellent weapons to throw to is a worthy fantasy starter, especially when you consider Cutler's remaining schedule is fairly weak.
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Andre Ellington - Ellington's value keeps creeping higher and higher each week, and more and more fantasy owners are starting to take notice. Ellington has nearly as many fantasy points as the Cardinals' starting RB, Rashard Mendenhall. Ellington has received high praise from his coaches, and they have said they think he has the ability to be an every down back. Bruce Arians also stated at the beginning of the season that he prefers to have a work horse back instead of a committee. When all these things are added it up, it means there is a recipe for Ellington to be become the bell cow back for the Cardinals at some point this season. As long as Ellington improves each week, his fantasy stock will continue to rise.
Zac Stacy - Stacy is a rookie running back that was given the chance to start for the Rams last week. Stacy performed well as he had 14 carries for a respectable 78 yards. The only concern about his performance was that is came against the porous Jaguars defense. Stacy will be given the opportunity to start again, and as long as he is the starter, his fantasy value will continue to climb.
Geno Smith - Geno Smith went from breaking the hearts of Jets' fans to breaking the hearts of the Falcon faithful. No one expected Geno Smith to lead the Jets on a game winning 4th quarter drive on the road on Monday night football. Smith has now scored 20+ fantasy points in two of his last three games. Its way too soon to consider Smith a viable starting option in fantasy football. If Smith can drastically cut down on the turnovers and he gets a healthy Santonio Holmes to throw too, the Jets offensive line is good enough to give him the time he needs to make plays. Smith's fantasy stock is definitely heading in the right direction, and fantasy owners may feel like gambling on the young QB.
49ers Defense - The 49ers defense looked like a washed up jellyfish on the beach of a desert island just waiting for the vultures to end their misery after their ugly loss to the Colts at home in week 3. But like a true champion, the 49ers got up, knocked the sand off, and went out and scored double digit fantasy points over their last two games. Despite all the key losses to their defensive unit, the 49ers have found their swagger and remembered they are a hard nosed football team. The 49ers defense should remain a strong fantasy play throughout the year, and they could get even better if Aldon Smith is able to return this season.
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