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Bye Week Blues: Week 6 Options

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The Falcons, Saints, 49 ers and Jets are off today, so prepare your dream lineups appropriately

Week 6 in the NFL causes a brand-new obstacle for season-long dream supervisors– even those of you whose beginning lineups are so dominant that you have not needed to touch your lineup considering that Week 1. The next 9 weeks need an additional layer of preparation for all dream supervisors: the dreadful bye weeks.

So prior to you struck the waiver wire and prior to you pitch that hit trade, take a great take a look at which NFL groups are on a bye today and find out how that impacts your group.

Here’s what you require to be considering today:

Week 6 byes: Falcons, Saints, Jets, 49 ers

What you’re missing out on

Falcons: Sure, you simply got dream breakout star Cordarrelle Patterson off the waiver wire recently and now he’s off. And for dream supervisors who were waiting a month for Matt Ryan and Kyle Pitts to make some sound, that’s precisely what occurred Sunday in London. Pitts had 9 grabs for 119 backyards and his very first profession NFL goal, advising everybody why he was the 4th total draft choice this year … and simply as he’s getting comfy, he needs to ride out the bye. Very Same for Matt Ryan, who tossed for 342 lawns and 2 ratings in London. The NFL likes to provide groups a bye the week after they play in London, however the timing is awful for anybody with Patterson, Pitts or Ryan on their dream team.

Saints: There’s truly just one Saint who will be missed today, however it’s a doozie. If you’ve got Alvin Kamara, that’s a vital piece of the starting lineup that requires to be changed.

Jets: If you were counting on people like WR Corey Davis or novice RB Michael Carter, opportunities are it’s been a down season for you. Still, depending upon injuries and other lineup scenarios, these are lineup areas you may require to represent.

49 ers: With George Kittle put on short-term IR recently, a minimum of you’ve currently handled that hole in your lineup. Deebo Samuel is another trusted weapon remaining Week 6.

Week 6 waiver alternatives

When it concerns bye week replacements, some groups may be deep sufficient to have a satisfying fill-in on their bench. If not, you’ll require a short-term waiver include– and it’s not about defending the most popular waiver wire prospects. You simply desire a stand-in who takes place to have a beneficial match in your week of requirement.

Here are some Week 6 alternatives:


Washington’s Taylor Heinicke has actually been a stylish waiver pickup, however if he’s still offered then a possible Week 6 shootout versus a permeable Chiefs defense is appealing. … Mac Jones must be readily available and a house video game versus Dallas is inviting. … Carson Wentz has yet to have a breakout video game with the Colts, however a house video game versus the Texans might be the one.

Running backs

Keeping with the concentrate on that unstable Chiefs defense, versatile danger J.D. McKissic (who’s on less than a 3rd of lineups in leagues) might do some damage. … Miami’s defense has actually permitted more dream indicate running backs than many, so it’s worth gambling on Jaguars backup Carlos Hyde when those groups fulfill in London. … With the Buccaneers dealing with an Eagles defense that enables a lot of dream indicate running backs, Giovani Bernard is a factor to consider. Bernard might not get brings, however he’s captured a TD pass from Tom Brady 2 weeks in a row.

MORE: Early Week 6 waiver wire pickups

Wide receivers

The Eagles deal with a Buccaneers defense that leads the NFL in dream points enabled to receivers. Despite the fact that novice DeVonta Smith has actually developed himself as Jalen Hurts’ preferred target, Quez Watkins deserves a one-week leaflet. … The Bills handle a Titans defense that is susceptible to WRs. Cole Beasley may be readily available. If not, remember that Gabriel Davis had 5 catches for 58 backyards versus Tennessee last season. … Assuming the Patriots can install passing lawns versus Dallas, you can chance with numerous of their wideouts. We’ll roll with Kendrick Bourne.

Tight ends

Sticking with the concept that Washington will be tossing early and frequently versus Kansas City, an intriguing play may be Ricky Seals-Jones. The fifth-year gamer in fact had a set of end-zone targets Sunday versus New Orleans. Seals-Jones was on the Chiefs’ Super Bowl LV lineup last season, so do not eliminate the concept that Washington makes an additional effort to provide him some love. … The Ravens have actually enabled the most dream indicate tight ends this season, so take a look at the Chargers’ TEs. Jared Cook is most likely not readily available, however Donald Parham Jr.– who’s captured a TD from Justin Herbert in each of the previous 2 weeks– most definitely is. … Tight ends constantly appear to do well versus the Giants, who host the Rams today. Tyler Higbee is offered in about 40%of leagues. If you’re not fortunate sufficient to get him, take a leaflet on his backup, Johnny Mundt.

More Fantasy protection:

  • Early Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups
  • Week 5 Injury Recap & Impact

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