Fantasy Football Update 10/15/16: Week 6 Key Matchups
Fantasy Football Sleepers and Waiver Wire Picks for Week 6
October 15, 2016
The big Week 6 Sunday games in the NFL are just around the corner, so today is a great time to visit the waiver wire and see who the hot adds are in fantasy football. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see if there are any hot players or matchup picks who are right for your team.
Quincy Enunwa, WR, New York Jets: Enunwa is probably the hottest add out there right now, and he’s more of an injury fill-in than anything else.
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Enunwa will get an expanded role in the Jets offense now that WR Eric Decker is out of commission for the rest of the season. He’ll be starting opposite Brandon Marshall and should get a healthy amount of targets each game.
DeAndre Washington, RB, Oakland Raiders: We’ve been talking about Washington all week as he heads into a big game against Kansas City. He’s coming off five catches on six targets with nine rushes against the Chargers.
Washington has settled in as a third-down, pass-catching back for the Raiders, and he’s got a decent matchup against a fairly permissive Chiefs defense this week.
Justin Forsett, RB, Detroit Lions: Here’s an interesting situation. Forsett was just signed on Tuesday, and will be thrust into a major role with his new team on Sunday against the Rams.
Detroit is dealing with some major injury issues with their backs—Theo Riddick is out, and Dwayne Washington is questionable—so Forsett may even draw the start against a mid-ranged Rams defense.
John Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Brown has been a disappointment this year so far. Aside from a 14.4-point effort against the Rams and seven points against the Bills, he’s done next to nothing.
Brown may have another breakout this week, however, as he’s going up against the Jets’ 31st-ranked secondary. New York has been giving up big plays all year, and Brown is suited to bring in some big points.
Darren Sproles, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: Sproles is another big matchup play this weekend against the Redskins. He’s only got one good week to his credit so far, with 18.7 points against Pittsburgh.
That said, Sproles will be going up against the Redskins, who have given up the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs. Washington’s defense is ranked 27th overall.
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