Fantasy Football 2014: 49ers at Rams 10/13/14 Week 6 Preview
San Francisco 49ers (3-2) at St. Louis Rams (1-3)
Monday, October 13, 2014; 8:30 PM ET
Coming up on the Week 6 version of “Monday Night Football,” we’ve got a big divisional matchup in the NFC. The 49ers (3-2) will be heading to St. Louis to visit the Rams (1-3), and you can pretty much throw the records out the window for this one. Anything could potentially happen.
As you’re probably aware, there are plenty of notable fantasy players on both sidelines for this one, so with that in mind let’s take a closer look at some of the key contributors for each team to see what we can be expecting from our rosters this week.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers: Kaepernick’s numbers weren’t crazy in Week 5 against the Chiefs, but he got the job done. He posted 201 pass yards and just one touchdown, but he didn’t turn the ball over despite being hassled by the Chiefs’ front line all game.
If you drafted Kaepernick, he’s probably your guy through thick and thin. That said, this matchup isn’t that great, so just hope he bolsters his points with a good rushing yardage total this week.
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Austin Davis, QB, St. Louis Rams: Davis is going to be a very popular add this week, and may even make it into the starting lineup under certain formats. He posted 375 yards and a trio of touchdowns in a close loss to the Eagles, which was his second straight start with three passing scores and over 300 yards.
If you’re stuck for an option at QB, Davis isn’t a crazy guy to play. He may not get those huge numbers again, but should be serviceable at least.
Frank Gore, RB, San Francisco 49ers: The ever-reliable Gore was good yet again in Week 5, even though he didn’t get into the end zone. He posted 107 yards on 18 carries, which was his second consecutive week of breaking the century mark.
Interestingly enough, that was the first time Gore had back-to-back 100-yard rushing games since 2011. He’s a must-start if you have him, due to the workload.
Zac Stacy, RB, St. Louis Rams: Here’s where things get interesting. Stacy left the game in Week 5 due to a strained calf, which opened the door for Benny Cunningham to come in and take over the rushing duties.
Cunningham is a popular pickup this week, but the early indications are that Stacy will be able to play on Monday. If you’ve got him, watch how practice goes this week and see how he’s doing.
Michael Crabtree, WR, San Francisco 49ers: Since posting back-to-back touchdowns in Weeks 2 and 3, Crabtree has been uninspiring. His futility came to a head in Week 5 when he caught just one ball for 16 yards. He was targeted four times in the game.
Like most of the higher-level WR names out there, you’ve got to stick with Crabtree if he’s on your fantasy team. He’s capable of breaking one with each catch, so just keep those fingers crossed.
Brian Quick, WR, St. Louis Rams: Quick has “quickly” made a name for himself in the fantasy game this season. He’s emerged as the Rams’ No. 1 receiving option and has recorded three touchdowns in the last two weeks.
With a new QB under center, Quick hasn’t missed a beat, and is rapidly approaching must-start territory in fantasy. Consider yourself lucky if you picked him up.
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