by Adrian Martinez-De la Cruz
We’re nearing the half-way point of most fantasy football leagues’ regular seasons. This is my first season playing fantasy football, and I feel I haven’t done too shabby. I’m 5-0 in one of the leagues I’m in, and I’m currently 3-2 in the fantasy league here at WONC. I’ll just blame the fact that both Christian McCaffrey and Nick Chubb got injured. But as Week 6 begins, here are four players I’ll be relying on to rack up some points for me. Consider snatching them up in free agency or off waivers if they’re available:
Ryan Fitzpatrick – QB (vs. Jets 3:05p.m.)
This journeyman quarterback is coming in hot this week. In the last two games, he’s managed to pass for more than 300 yards and has averaged 20.8 points per game. With those types of stats, it’s no surprise the Dolphins are yet to give Tua Tagovailoa a chance. They face the New York Jets this week, so expect Fitzpatrick to work his magic against the current laughingstock of the league.
Mike Davis – RB (vs. Bears 12:00p.m.)
With Christian McCaffrey having been out with an injury the last few weeks, the Panthers have turned to Davis and he hasn’t disappointed. He’s racked up at least 22.1 points in each of the last three games and has averaged 18.1 points per game throughout the entire season. While McCaffrey is eligible to return this week, don’t expect Carolina to give him much playing time as he comes fresh off IR.
Colts – D/ST (vs. Bengals 12:00p.m.)
With DeForest Buckner being traded to the Colts in the off-season, Indianapolis’ defense has quietly risen to become the best in the league right now. They’ve averaged 13.6 points per game and have provided at least 6 points in each game. Owners of the Colts D/ST should expect them to give them a decent point haul against Joe Burrow and the struggling Bengals offense this week.
Rodrigo Blankenship – K (vs. Bengals 12:00p.m.)
Okay, so I’ll admit I’m riding high with the Colts right now. They’re a strong team with only the quarterback position holding them back. Blankenship has definitely been a sleeper when it comes to kickers, averaging 11.6 points per game this season. The rookie from Georgia has also made all of his extra-point attempts, which may not sound all that impressive. Once you find out he hasn’t missed an extra point attempt in both his collegiate AND professional career, it’s pretty astounding.
Stats provided by ESPN Fantasy Games