By Jason Donio (@1littleindianjd)
Can we please have a moment of silence for my beloved Giants wide receivers following the Week five devastation? Thank you. I guess on a positive note the Giants have a shot at the number one pick. Ok, enough with the real football. The reason we are all here is the fake football of course.
In a season that has been plagued with injuries and players underachieving, the one place you can always go is the pawn shop. Some weeks we can find weekly starters, other weeks it’s just a bye week replacement. So let’s see what’s hanging around the shop in week six.
Jerick Mckinnon, RB – Minnesota Vikings
With Latavius Murray looking like a broken down jalopy, it looks like Jerick Mckinnon will get work on the ground in addition to his typical passing role. With a total of 22 touches in week five it’s his backfield to lose. During the game against the Bears he had 16 rushes for 95 yards and one touchdown and six receptions for another 51 yards. Whether it’s Case Keenum or Sam Bradford under centre, Mckinnon will see a decent weekly workload. Mckinnon is only 29.3% owned but that number will skyrocket Wednesday morning.
Wayne Gallman, RB – New York Giants
As I said off the top, the Giants WRs are now depleted so they will have to lean slightly more on the run game. Even though the o-line is brutal, we all know opportunity is king in fantasy football. Gallman had a nice first week with the bulk of the workload with 57 yards on the ground and another 25 yards through the air on five receptions. While the Giants scramble to sort out the passing game look for Gallman to continue to see a bulk of the workload. For that reason, he is a player worth adding in all formats. Currently, Gallman is only26.9 % owned.
Zach Miller, TE – Chicago Bears
With Mitchell Trubisky finally under centre Miller scored his first touchdown of the season. I may only be speaking to the streamers, and to the owners who lost Charles Clay, but look for Miller to continue to be a safety valve for the rookie quarterback. He was targeted seven times on Monday night and will continue to see a large percentage on a weekly basis. We even saw Trubisky target Miller on the final play of the game so clearly the trust is there. Miller is 19% owned.
Marlon Mack, RB – Indianapolis Colts
While Father Time, also known as Frank Gore, is still the back to own in Indy, we saw why Marlon Mack received the pre-season hype that he did. Mack exploded for 91 yards and a TD on nine touches. His usage isn’t always going to be as high but he’s still worthy of a stash even if you don’t own Gore. Gore will continue to see some work and can be a bye week filler in deeper leagues. Mack is only 3.4% owned.
Well folks, those are some my favourite gems this week. Always remember, who you drop is just as important as who you add. So stop by the FLAFFL House on all social media and we can help you out with all those decisions. As always: may all you waiver adds turn to gold!