It is week 6 and there are four teams on a bye: Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, and Oakland Raiders.
It is time to start streaming your IDP players. We may have to go for a deep dive, but remember it is all about opportunity, luck, and a little skill (on our part).
Tracy Walker, Safety – Detroit Lions v Green Bay Packers
Walker is only owned in about 24% of fantasy leagues. That is going to change soon. Walker only has one interception and three passes defended, but he has 32 solo tackles and four assisted tackles.
This week he will be going against the Packers. If they keep on the run game (and why wouldn’t they), then expect Walker to continue his surge on tackling.
Johnathan Joseph, Cornerback – Houston Texans v Kansas City Chiefs
It is true that the Texans defense is dominated by talks of JJ Watt and Whitney Mercilus. Yet in a time of need you must look past all the sparkle and get a gem that could shine. (profound huh?) Joseph is owned in only 10% of fantasy leagues.
If your league is high on interceptions…that’s probably why. As of yet Joseph has yet to get himself one, but he does have seven passes defended. Add to that 27 solo tackles and five assisted tackles, and in a week where you are looking for that gem, this could be the one.
The Texans will play the Chiefs who need to get back to the form we are used to seeing. That means lots of offense for the Chiefs and plenty of defensive opportunities for the Texans and Joseph.
TJ Watt, Linebacker – Pittsburgh Steelers v Los Angeles Chargers
How is this Watt only owned in 33% of fantasy leagues? He will go into week seven with 11 solo tackles, six assisted tackles, one interception, 3.5 sacks, and two passes defended.
That deserves attention. Week six he plays the Chargers, who have lost center Mike Pouncey for the season.
The Steelers started slow but are getting in opponents’ backfields regularly. That does not bode well for Philip Rivers who is not the most mobile quarterback. It does bode well for those of you who are rushing to pick up Watt.
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Nick Bosa, Defensive End – San Francisco 49ers v. Los Angeles Rams
As far as I know Jared Goff didn’t disrespect Ohio State during Bosa’s reign? So…? Bosa has only started in two games, he has played in four but none so spectacular as last week’s MNF against Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns.
The question is can a man owned in only 13% of fantasy leagues sustain what he showed Monday night? His stats mostly stem from that one game. This week against the Rams he has a chance to prove he has sustainability. It is worth it to pick him up. He spent a lot of time in the Browns backfield. Since Pro Football Focus has the Rams offensive line as the worst going into week five, um…that is good for Bosa making a repeat performance in week six.
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