Waiver-Wire Pickups, Week 6
If you picked up either Alshon Jeffery or Justin Blackmon as advised last week, then chances are you won your fantasy matchup. Both players are great options to snag off the waiver-wire if they’re available again this week, but since I wrote about them already, I’ll take a look at a few other helpful names. Without further ado…
1. Zac Stacy, RB, Rams – Any time a starting running back emerges in week 5, you have to pounce on him. Stacy has now assumed the lead back role in St Louis over Daryl Richardson and Isaiah Pead and it does not look like he will relinquish his position any time soon. To those of you who may not have heard of Stacy and are curious about a running back comparison? How about Maurice Jones-Drew from height/weight perspective. Stacy is one inch taller and just 9 pounds heavier, so their build (and consequently, their running style) is quite similar. The Rams play the Texans in week 6 and Houston gives up an average of 126 rushing yards per game which is 27th (5th worst) in the NFL.
2. Terrence Williams, WR, Cowboys – With the oft-injured wideout Miles Austin sitting in week 5 again, the rookie 3rd rounder out of Baylor shined. He only received 4 targets, but turned each one of them into a catch on his way to a 151 yard performance including an 82 yard TD catch. Some may look at this game as a fluke, but that’s just not the case. In his previous game before the breakout against Denver, Williams caught 5 passes for 71 yards, indicating that Romo has trust in the rookie. If Miles Austin continues to sit out with a hamstring injury, or even if he plays at less than 100%, Williams will keep producing. His big play ability gives him a chance to score every time he touches the ball, not only for Dallas, but for your fantasy team.
3. Nick Foles, QB, Eagles – Reports are that Michael Vick will miss this game with a hamstring injury, so guess who gets the start? That’s right, Nick Foles. When he came into the game last week, it took him a while to get comfortable, but he eventually played very well (197 passing yards, 2 touchdowns). If you are in a tricky spot with your starting QB (injury, bye week, etc.) then Foles is an intriguing pickup in deeper leagues this week. Remember, last season against the Buccaneers (this week’s opponent) Foles put up 31 fantasy points in his best start of the year.