Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups


Geno Smith, QB, Jets- Week 5 Stats: 16 of 20 for 199 pass yds, 3 pass TDs, 3 car, 21 rush yds

Geno's coming out party under the bright lights in Atlanta saw him complete more than 75% of his passes, throw 3 touchdowns and finish up with a 147.7 QBR. But it was the poise and composure he showed under pressure on his game-winning, 2 minute drill that really gives Jets' fans hopes that they may have already have their quarterback of the future. Smith has a favorable matchup next week against the winless Steelers, and would make for a nice bye week play for any Matt Ryan owners out there. 


Harry Douglas, WR, Falcons- Week 5 Stats: 2 rec, 6 rec yds

Douglas didn't do much in the Falcons 30-28 loss to the Jets Monday night in Atlanta, finishing up the evening with just two catches for six yards. But with reports that teammate Julio Jones might miss the remainder of the season with a foot injury, Douglas' fantasy value is skyrocketing. At 1-4 Atlanta may not want to risk further damage to their brightest young player's body, and if that's the case, Douglas could see a drastically increased workload moving forward. Especially with Roddy White still banged up with a nagging hamstring injury.


Zac Stacy, RB, Rams- Week 5 Stats: 14 car, 78 rush yds

Stacy was named the week 5 starter in St. Louis' 34-20 win over the Jags, making the most of his newfound opportunities en route to a season high 78 yards on the ground. Teammate Daryl Richardson still saw 13 carries (for a lowly 48 yards), and Benny Cunningham and Isaiah Pead were in the mix as well, which definitively stunts Stacy's ceiling.  But head coach Jeff Fisher liked what he saw on Sunday enough to name Zach their week 6 starter, making him worthy of a flex play in your league. 

Terence Williams, WR, Cowboys- Week 5 Stats: 4 rec, 151 rec yds, 1 rec TD

Williams continues to shine in Miles Austin's absence, hauling in four balls for 151 yards and a touchdown in Dallas' 51-48 shootout loss to the Broncos at Jerry World. The third round rookie is making the most out his opportunities, and if Austin misses the Boys week 6 game versus the Redskins, Williams becomes a must start at WR. That offense is firing on all cylinders and Williams is a big reason why, making teams pay for doubling Dez. 

Andre Ellington, RB, Cardinals- Week 5 Stats: 7 car, 52 rush yds, 4 rec, 31 rec yds

Ellington lacks the size and power of an every down back like AP or Marshawn Lynch, but his shiftiness and quick speed make him a tough tackle, as evident by his more than 7YPC in the Cards week 5 win over the Panthers. Head coach Bruce Arians has made it painfully clear that he prefers Ellington's upside to Rashard Mendenhall's "running in quicksand" style of play, and should see an increased workload moving forward. His ability to catch balls out of the backfield makes him a sneaky flex play in .5 or full PPR leagues. 

-fresh (@danye33)

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