During Week 6 we saw a number of notable starters go down for multiple games, and others had surprise big performances. If your Fantasy Football teams was impacted by injuries, there are a number of good replacement options likely available in your league to get you through the next few weeks. Also, there’s some fun names who out played their expectations.
Boston Scott, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
10.6 percent rostered
Last Week: 4 touches; 9 yards
Starter Miles Sanders is expected to miss Philly’s Thursday night game, opening things up for backup Boston Scott. Scott might not have previous production to point to, but he’ll see a huge bump in touches until Sanders is back and healthy.
La’Mical Perine, RB, New York Jets
12.3 percent rostered
Last Week: 9 touches; 36 yards
Fantasy owners were desperately trying to trade for Le’Veon Bell after his departure from New York and signing with the Kansas City Chiefs. Now that Bell is gone, new backs are going to step up in his place. While 37-year-old Frank Gore defies time, he’s still not going to explode for huge numbers. Perine saw an increase in touches this week and his role could continue to progress.
Gus Edwards, RB, Baltimore Ravens
1.4 percent rostered
Last Week: 14 touches; 26 yards; 1 touchdown
Mark Ingram is another key contributor who went down with an injury last week. J.K. Dobbins has been a major source of production for the Ravens, but we’ve seen Baltimore use multiple running backs a lot. Dobbins might be the starter, but Edwards can end up with occasional goal line touches.
Travis Fulgham, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
47.2 percent rostered
Last Week: 6 receptions; 10 targets; 75 yards; 1 touchdown
Fulgham is growing into a primary, go-to target for Carson Wentz on a team that is thin at receiver. This is likely your last shot to add him if he’s not already rostered.
Tim Patrick, WR, Denver Broncos
18.6 percent rostered
Last Week: 4 receptions; 8 targets; 101 yards
Similar to Fulgham, Patrick is emerging out of nowhere as a productive receiver. Back-to-back big games are a strong indication he can turn into a consistent player for the rest of 2020.
Keelan Cole, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
14.3 percent rostered
Last Week: 6 receptions; 9 targets; 143 yards
Cole has quietly produced for the Jacksonville Jaguars, with a number of strong performances on the year. This past game he surpassed 120 yards for the first time. Cole is worth adding to your bench if your team is dealing with injuries.
Marcus Johnson, WR, Indianapolis Colts
0.0 percent rostered
Last Week: 5 receptions; 8 targets; 108 yards
If you’re super desperate in a deep league, Johnson is worth the add. An unexpected huge day brought himself serious attention in Week 6. If a guy has a big day out of no where from an increase in on-field reps, it’s worth taking the chance. He may never have a day like this again, but it’s worth monitoring him on your bench.
Anthony Firsker, TE, Tennessee Titans
0.1 percent rostered
Last Week: 8 receptions; 9 targets; 113 yards 1 touchdown
Jonnu Smith left Week 6 early, and Anthony Firsker exploded as a result. If you’re like me and currently super thin at tight end, Firsker is a must add with potential to produce like this again until Smith returns.