The New York Giants season already felt like it was on fumes after the first month, and Suday obviously made it official. The fact that the Jets are 3-2 makes it all that much worse. Well, these are exactly the type of seasons where we thank our lucky stars for fantasy football. Let’s get to Week 6 waivers, as we refocus our football attention towards our fantasy rosters and away from the proverbial dumpster fire.
Marlon Mack, RB, IND
Frank Gore is the marathon man, but at 34, he hasn’t much juice left in the tank. The Colts are already looking to next year, and it makes sense to feed their exciting rookie and see what they have. Mack turned 10 touches into 90 yards and a TD yesterday, and Pagano promised to feed the rookie more moving forward.
Matt Breida, RB, SF
Carlos Hyde has been hampered by a hip injury for weeks, and this week Breida actually outsnapped the starter in Indie. Kyle Shanahan is calling it a “hot hand” situation, but it’s clear Hyde is hurting, and Breida has some real bounce to his game. If the Niners decide to let Hyde get healthy, Breida will immediately have RB2 appeal.
Roger Lewis, WR, NYG
Call it the war of attrition. I’m not sure if a team has ever lost FOUR wide receivers in one half of football before; I know I’ve never seen it. Lewis has always shown potential when given chances, and I can see him averaging 10+ targets a week moving forward.
Denver Broncos DST
[Ducks from a thrown tomato.] Sorry. But the Broncos D was probably dropped on their bye week, and host a Giants offense with a terrible O Line and Roger Lewis as WR1. Von Miller might break the sack record.
George Kittle, TE, SF
Two Niners off waivers? No thanks!! I get it, but Kittle looks to be Hoyer’s preferred target aside from Pierre Garcon, and he was consider a top athlete in his rookie TE class. Niners will have a lot of garbage time, and we all know that means fantasy time.