Trashman’s Fantasy Fallout Going Into Week 6

Trashman’s Fantasy Fallout going into Week 6

It’s almost Week 6 of the NFL season and scoring is up almost 5 points on average compared to last season so enjoy it. Here’s the fallout going into Week 6…


Colts – 24 @ Patriots – 38



  • T.Y. Hilton is no lock to play in Week 6, so it makes sense to roster Chester Rogers(8 rec, 66 yards) and/or Ryan Grant(6 rec, 58 yards) this week. They were both serviceable PPR plays in Week 5.


  • Eric Ebron is TE 1 on the season with 255 yards and 5 TDs. Erik Swoope was the 2nd TE for Indy and he was pretty active, he even scored, so days like Ebron’s 9 rec, 109 yard, 2 TD day can happen even when Jack Doyle returns.


  • Julian Edelman played 50 of 71 snaps so he wasn’t eased back in. He’ll be an every week WR 2  going forward. Josh Gordon only played 20 of 71 snaps yet managed to come down with 50 yards and a TD. He’ll be a high upside play in Week 6 against the Chiefs.


  • Chris Hogan played the most snaps of any Pats receiver, but only managed 3 rec for 34 yards. If you’re still holding onto him, then you need not do it anymore, unless you feel like taking a chance with him against the Chiefs, which would be his last gasp IMO.


Broncos – 16 @ Jets – 34


  • Demaryius Thomas(5 rec, 105 yards, 1 TD) Finally had the game we’ve been waiting for. I just hope you actually played him. Much of it came in garbage time, as the Broncos were getting blown out, but I’ll take it. The Broncos face the Rams in Week 6, so there’s a good chance they’ll have to air it out there too.


  • Royce Freeman(8 tou, 47 yards) is going to have to rely on TDs to make his day in fantasy. He’s extremely TD dependent and has only 2 double digit touch games on the season. The Broncos need Phillip Lindsay in the game to generate offense in a hurry, as they are often playing from behind.


  • Up was down, and down was up for the Jets on Sunday as Isaiah Crowell ran for 219 yards and a TD, Robby Anderson had 123 yards and 2 TDs on 3 receptions, and Quincy Enunwa put up a goose egg. Enunwa was seen with a brace on his hand, so don’t go blindly putting him into lineups for Week 6. Anderson could be in for another big week.


  • Bilal Powell(99 yards) still out-touched Crowell 20 to 16 and will remain a viable option in Week 6.


Dolphins – 17 @ Bengals – 27


  • Frank Gore(12 tou, 63 yards) was out-touched by Kenyan Drake(13 tou, 115 yards), but most of Drake’s numbers came late in the game. The Dolphins seem committed to giving Gore the start.


  • Joe Mixon played most of the game on Sunday, amassing 115 yards and 1 TD. So much for Mark Walton‘s share. Mixon will get his regular workload in Week 6 against the Steelers.


  • Tyler Kroft injured his foot on Sunday, forcing him to leave the game. C.J. Uzomah should see even more action than usual in Week 6 in Kroft can’t go.


Falcons – 17 @ Steelers – 41



  • Mohamed Sanu has now had either a TD or 100 yards in each of his last 3 games. There are worse flex options in standard leagues.


  • It might be time for a last gasp effort to trade James Conner (25 tou, 185 yards, 2 TD). He gets one last game in Week 6 before the bye and the Le’Veon Bell‘s return.


  • Vance McDonald is definitely an asset for the Steelers, but with so many options in the passing game, his low number of targets(less than 5 per game) is going to make him inconsistent.


Giants – 31 @ Panthers – 33


  • It’s an unwise move to reward childish behavior, but that’s what happened with ODB on Sunday(8 rec, 131 yards, 1 TD). It does say something about your offense and your Qb though, when your WR throws the team’s longest TD pass of the season(57 yards).


  • Sterling Shepard(4 rec, 75 yards) did his best imitation of ODB, throwing a tantrum and a trash can on Sunday. TE Evan Engram is week to week, and may return in Week 6. I think Shepard will continue to produce, but his stock might be the highest it’s going to be all season.


  • D.J. Moore is starting to get some looks in the passing game(4 tar, 49 yards). A good test of his potential usage will come when Greg Olsen rejoins the team, possibly this week. If you have the roster space, now isn’t a bad time to scoop him up.


Jaguars – 14 @ Chiefs – 30


  • Donte Moncrief(15 tar, 6 rec, 76 yards) is no less than the 1B in Jacksonville. He needs to be owned in more than 13% of leagues.


  • Corey Grant suffered a Lisfranc injury Sunday, ending his season. Hold onto T.J. Yeldon, regardless if Leonard Fournette returns this week. Fournette is proving to be injury prone and there’s currently no RB behind Yeldon.


  • I was a little worried about Kareem Hunt‘s( 94 yards, 1 TD) role after the first few games, but the Chiefs seem to have balanced out their offense over the last couple of weeks.


  • Patrick Mahomes(313 yards, 2 INT) played better than his stat line suggests. He’s only thrown less than 300 yards in 1 game, his first, this season and this should go down as his hardest test of the season.


Packers – 23 @ Lions – 31


  • As I suspected, the Packers’ backfield is a committee. Aaron Jones, is still probably the best option of the bunch, but temper your expectations of monster games for him.



  • Aside from Week 4, Detroit’s defense has been solid, averaging over 9 FPG. They’re not a bad streamer for Week 7 at Miami.


  • Kerryon Johnson tweaked his ankle on Sunday, forcing him to leave the game, but he gets an extra week to heal up, as the Lions are on bye. He should be good to go Week 7.


  • Marvin Johnson(1 rec, 8 Yards) saved his day with TD, and he was playing with a hurt ankle, but over 5 games it’s obvious that he’s third in the pecking order in the Lions passing game.


Ravens – 9 @ Browns – 12


  • Not much to be said for the Ravens offense in this one, other than that Buck Allen out-snapped Alex Collins 50 to 27. Collins is a better back, but Allen is more versatile and the Ravens are a passing offense.


  • So much for getting Nick Chubb( 3 tou, 2 yards) more involved in the Browns offense. Carlos Hyde owners will be happy to know it’s still his backfield.


  • Rashard Higgins(3 rec, 66 yards, 1 TD) injured himself on Sunday, but should he be able to go in Week 6, he’ll be a solid start in PPR formats. Antonio Callaway(3 rec, 22 yards) is showing that he still has much to learn.


  • After a slow start to the season, TE David Njoku is starting to heat up with over 5 rec and 50+ yards over the last two weeks. Baker Mayfield has brought him to life.


Titans – 12 @ Bills – 13


  • The Bills defense held the Titans in check all afternoon Sunday, limiting them to under 230 yards on the day. Marcus Mariota was erratic coming off a supercharged Week 4 performance, and I don’t have too much faith in him going into Baltimore this week.


  • Josh Allen is still struggling(101 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT), but his team is finding ways to win – mostly through their defense. Hands are still of all Bills not named Shady.


  • Speaking of, LeSean McCoy had a reasonably productive day(26 tou, 108 yards). It’s good to know he can be used when healthy, even with the Bills passing game in stasis.


Raiders – 10 @ Chargers – 26


  • Amari Cooper(1 rec, 10 yards) is the definition of boom or bust, literally alternating between 100+ yards or sub 20 yard games. It’s time to move him in all formats. Make him someone else’s headache.


  • Don’t be surprised if Martavis Bryant( 3 rec, 91 yards) soon eclipses Cooper in the pecking order. We know he has the talent to be a no.1, and Cooper’s frustrating play can’t just be wearing on fantasy owners. Bryant needs to be added were you can.


  • Austin Ekeler is on pace for a 1,000+ all-purpose yard , 9 TD season, and he’s owned in less than 70% of leagues.



  • Ty Williams(3 rec, 66 yards) isn’t a bad PPR play as long as Travis Benjamin is out, which could be through their Week 8 bye.



Cardinals – 28 @ 49ers – 18


  • Christian Kirk(3 rec, 85 yards, 1 TD) is emerging with Josh Rosen under center into what will likely become a beautiful friendship. I think Kirk will end up being the Cardinals leading receiver this season, and he’s owned in less than 10% of leagues.


  • Matt Breida suffered a high ankle sprain in Sunday’s loss and could miss a game or two. Alfred Morris(91 yards, 42% owned) needs to be rostered in all formats, and Kyle Juszcyzk(6 rec, 87 yards) should be added in PPR formats.


Rams – 33 @ Seahawks 31


  • The Rams offense operated at it’s usual startling pace, aside from Brandin Cooks who took a helmet to helmet before recording a catch. If he can’t go this week, one of my 2017 Senior Bowl favs, Josh Reynolds makes for an intriguing DFS and deep league play in Week 6.


  • Chris Carson had a big game(19 car, 116 yards), but Mike Davis(12 car, 68 yards, 1 TD) stayed heavily involved in a close loss to the Rams. Both are flex worthy this week  against a Denver team that just got eaten up by the Jets'(you heard me right) running game.


  • Doug Baldwin(1 rec, 1 yard) didn’t re-injure himself on Sunday, he just wasn’t a big part of the game plan, as the Seahawks tried to beat the Rams on the ground – it almost worked. His owners are probably even more wary of him now, so it is a good time to sniff around for him.


  • WR David Moore( 3 rec, 38 yards, 2 TD) has moved ahead of Brandon Marshall on the depth chart. I don’t know that he’s a high priority add at this point, but he’s definitely worth considering in deeper formats.


Vikings – 23 @ Eagles – 21


  • Just when you thought using Latavius Murray(13 tou, 56 yards) couldn’t get any more precarious, Roc Thomas comes in and starts stealing goal line carries. Dalvin Cook could sit out Week 6, so this looks like even more of a situation to avoid than usual.


  • Corey Clement was active but didn’t play a down. Wendell Smallwood ended up having a decent game in his stead(6 tou, 71 yards, 1 TD). They have a Thursday night game this week, so Smallwood could be worth flexing again. I’m holding off on Clement till we see something from him again.


Cowboys – 16 @ Texans – 19


  • Don’t let Allen Hurn’s fantasy score deceive you. His 1 TD was his lone reception on the day.


  • TE Geoff Swaim(3 rec, 55 yards) has been the Cowboys’ best receiver not named Elliott over the past 3 games. He’s not an exciting add, but he might be the 2nd best receiving option again this week as the ‘Boys face the Jaguars who only give receiving yards to TEs and RBs.


  • Alfred Blue(28 tou, 119 yards) had a productive game Sunday, and actually looks a little better than Lamar Miller to me. Miller should be back in Week 6, but Blue could retain some PPR value.


  • Keke Coutee(6 rec, 51 yards, 1 TD) had his 2nd straight respectable line in Week 5, and he needs to be rostered in all formats, as far as I’m concerned. He’s an extension of a running game that isn’t getting far due to their shoddy O-line.



  1. 10 team 1pt ppr

    I have Mahomes and Brees, thinking of offering Brees and JuJu for AB. Thoughts?

    1. who are you other wrs?

      1. Other WR’s are D. Adams, E. Sanders and Fuller

  2. Post By

    RW Nation! Drop gio and snag Ronald Jones right now. Or wait for waivers and try for Morris, Davis, Crowell. PPR. breida owner. Thanks.

    1. i’d grab corey clement or wendell smallwood

  3. An owner has Wentz and Ryan. I have a trade on the table and I can pick either, which do you prefer for the rest of the year? Playoff schedule… Wentz @Rams, Hou & Ryan Ari, @Car

      1. Thanks… I like him better too

  4. Post By Harbert Gregory

    Evan Engram and David Njoku are available on waiver 1/2 PPR. Current TEs are Vance McDonald and Greg Olsen. Who should I try and pickup and who should I drop?

    1. honestly, i could go engram and njoku over either. i suppose you can hang onto olsen to see what he does, but i think engram and njoku will be pretty consistent. engram has the edge though

      1. Post By Harbert Gregory


  5. I think I know the answer to this question, but drop Callaway and pick up Kirk?

    Go Astros!!’

    1. i’d say that’s a good move from the information we have. yeah, i’m bummed, i had a ticket for me if they reached game 5, ha

      1. Hell tell them you will take game one of the championship series!!

  6. Post By

    Hey all,

    I’m able to pick up cameron brate before waivers since he had a bye. Can drop anyone on my bench for him, is it worth it and if so who? Current TE is geoff swaim.

    Bench is fournette, cobb, callaway, hines, taywan taylor, lamar miller.

  7. Post By

    Drop swaim, pick up brate if it was me

    1. Post By

      can’t drop swaim bc he was in my lineup this week. I’m hoping to make a move before the waivers so I don’t have to spend any cash. If none of bench players are droppable I’ll of course just wait and spend some cash.

  8. Team Name – Mother Tucker!
    8 team standard league

    Morning Gents,
    I find myself heading into Monday night 15 points behind with two positions yet to play, I have Michael Thomas as my WR1, but I cant decide on my flex for tonight, do I play Mark Ingram or Chris Thompson? I’m nervous about Ingram because it is his first game back, and I am nervous about Thompson because we have seen him neglected based on game plan and flow, and we know Thomas isn’t a lock for 15 points either based on last week. It’s all so confusing….

    I’m conflicted and would greatly value your input!


    1. thompson, the redskins could fall behind and need to play catchup.

  9. Post By

    Team name: ILuvBigTDs
    Record: 2-2
    I’m in a deep bench ppr league (FFPC) with 1.5 for TE receptions. I’m getting in deep trouble with Fournette, Jay ajaiaiai, AD, Lamar miller, Samije Perrine, and Jamaal Williams ar rb. Best waiver wire RBs are both Alfred’s (Blue and Morris). Got 895 FAB left. How much and which one do I go after. Or should I just go to Applebee’s and get a Long Island Iced Tea. Thanks

    1. morris is the get. you might want to try for corey clement or wendell smallwood though. i’d go 23%

  10. Post By

    TN: ILuvBigTDs
    My sorry azz TEs in the above mentioned FFPC league are BennyWatson and ASJenkins. Best on waivers is like Higbee, Denver’s TE and Jags new guy. So again I ask how much and which one? Or am I a lost cause? So disappointed —–thanks for any help

    1. I don’t like any of those guys. Do you have any trade assets?

  11. Post By

    Clement and smallwood long gone

  12. Post By

    I have hunt and kamara as my rbs. Trying to trade Michel for a WR. Who do you think is solid in return?
    My starting receivers are Allen, Cooper:(, and Jones Jr.

    1. Juju, Hilton, kupp,woods, doug baldwin is a good buy low too

  13. Streaming QBs since Garapollo down
    I have Dalton and Mayfield. Winston and Stafford are available on Waivers

    Who should I be looking to start for week 6?
    Which 2 should I be holding on my team?

    1. Winston is the start. I think he and Stafford have the upsides there.

  14. What happened to Kamara tonight? I should have won big, but instead lost by 0.02 points!

    1. I think they just wanted to give ingram a welcome back game. Kamara will return to form shortly.

  15. Hi Trashman, I need to bench one of these wr week 6 – Evans, Gordon, Jeffery or Ridley?

    1. Jeffrey has a rough matchup. I lean him or Ridley. I’d probably sit Ridley because he’s largely td dependent

      1. Thank you sir.

  16. flying squirrels 4-1 ppr super flex, wr’s golladay, sanders, allen, rb’s fournette, kamara, thompson, mixon, howard, qb’s winston, newton, am thinking of dropping one of the rb’s to try to p/u receiver. allison was dropped this week, couette, godwin, d. jackson, moore, sanu all available, thanks

    1. I don’t think I’d drop any of those backs unless this is a really shallow league. I would angle to trade one of them if possible.

  17. Trashman, Nice job!! Thank uou.

    1. I do what i can Mike!

  18. Standard scoring, 2-3 (due to injuries) team and need to shore up my RBs. I have Fournette/Hyde/Collins/K Johnson/Chubb and dropping Chubb to pick up a good RB for near-term, at least. Cohen has good match-ups and Corey Clement is now in a good position. Since I know Cohen won’t be on the waiver wire list, which should I be focusing on for waiver pick-up?

    1. Clement if he is available but also Wendell smallwood, alfred blue

  19. Post By Getting Schwifty

    Is two 1st round picks a fair value for Dalvin Cook in a dynasty?

    1. If one of them is in the top 5

      1. Post By Getting Schwifty

        Currently it’s looking like one late and one could be too 5

        1. Post By Getting Schwifty

          14 team 1/2 ppr

          1. i think that’s pretty fair if it’s top 5

  20. Post By

    What should I be hoping to get for Conner? Cupp type of receiver or maybe Hunt RB?

    1. Hunt is a bit much. If you could get a kupp or wr2 with upside, that seems fair. He only has one solo game left

  21. Trade Peterson and Edelman for Fournette and Tyreek Hill?

    1. I’m wary of fournette. He’s been injury prone his whole short career

  22. Post By

    Currently have Stafford and Flacco as my QBs. Have a chance to get Jamieson or Mayfield for Stafford’s bye week. I’m really looking for a stash for the Fantasy playoffs. I plan to ride Stafford after this week. Should I stick with Flacco or move him for Mayfield or Jamieson as a fill-in on some weeks?

    1. I’d get winston

  23. Thinking of picking up Kirk, but not sure who to drop. I have Nuk, Davante Adams, Babytron, Alshon, and ARob at WR and Njoku and Burton at TE. Could also drop Ekeler. Or Texans D

    1. I’d drop the defense

      1. Thank you! Just saw DeDe is available as well, would you drop any of the others for him?

  24. Post By

    Going off sell high, buy low advice I offered a trade that was accepted by the team but rejected by the commish.
    I offered Kamara and Ingram for cook and J Jones.
    Is that a lopsided trade?

    1. Brutal. Seems pretty fair to me if both teams are benefiting.

    2. Jared cook? If so then yes. Dalvin, no

      1. Post By

        It’s delvin.
        I can’t see how this league can approve a trade going forward!

  25. Post By

    Hey Trashman, trade question:

    Drake, Juju, David Johnson for Michel, D. Freeman, M. Evans.

    I would be getting Michel, Freeman, Evans.

    Thanks Trashman!

    1. Im all for selling drake

  26. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

    Is it time to kiss Derrick Henry goodbye?

  27. RW Nation, need advice on a trade offer, PPR full point, 14 team league, 1 flex spot

    TN: Catalina Wine Mixer

    Give Tyreek Hill and Sony Michel
    Receive Fournette and Moncrief

    Roster – thanks to the RW cheat sheets!
    QB Roethlisberger
    Wr K. Allen, T Hill, C Cupp, L Fitzgerald, A Callaway
    RB M Gordon, S Michel, P Lindsey, Crowell
    TE J Reed, V Mcdonald

    The other team offering the trade also has Mahomes, R Wilson, M Evans, A Robinson, C Carson, Powell, Valdes-Scantling, L Miller, G Olsen, E Ebron

    Big Thanks to RW Nation!

    1. I wouldn’t do it. Fournette too injury prone, moncrief is inconsistent

  28. Post By

    You have a lot of confidence in Jordan Howard as a top 12 RB and it seems ranking him #11 and T Cowen u feel was a fluke ranked at #37? Im having a hard time trusting the coach to run with Howard. He seems like a scat back trick play kind of coach?

    1. i don’t think howard has a ton of upside, but if the offense plays like they did in their last game on a consistent basis, he should see more scoring opportunities.

  29. Post By

    Trade my Conner or Michel and Sanders to get TY Hilton and Fournette? I have Barkley, Gordon, Mixon, Conner, Michel, Lindsay. My WRs are JuJu, Cooks, and Sanders (picking up a WR off waivers tonight).

    1. if it’s conner, not michel

  30. Was offered John Brown for Davonte Freeman. PPR. Need WR help.

  31. Hey Trash… team name is TAKING OUT THE TRASH, 3-2. 10 team, Single point PPR.

    Brees is my qb on bye.

    Need one of these QBs off waivers. Bortles, Eli, Baker. I am leaning Eli who lit up the Eagles last year, twice hitting for 300 plus.
    My team is stacked at wide out. We start 3 and 1 flex. They are Hill, Juju, Keenan and Landry. Also had Smith ON NO.
    My backs are Zeke, Sony, D. Freeman, D.Lewis, A. Jones and Coleman.
    I am thinking of the 4 receivers and Elliot/Michel.
    That sound good to you?
    Thanks Trashman

    1. dig the name, eli probably has the most upside of that group this week, but his floor is scary. i think you have the right group in. you honestly have enough depth to trade for a decent 2nd qb if you want to.

  32. Post By bobby digital

    I have watson, winston, and matty ice at qb my tight ends are njoku and burton. I am thinking I can package ryan or watson with a TE to someone who has gronk and kelce to get Kelce. PPR and we can start 2 tight ends. I prefer a running back trade but I see no one weak at qb who has RBs to deal except I could probably trade ryan straight up for fournette. Thoughts? thanks for your time

  33. Post By

    Been offered Bell and M Jones for Evans and Ridley. 1 pt ppr. I am currently at 4-1 in Big money league. Have currently Gurley, Mixon, L Miller and Hyde
    WR’s I have Tate , Arob, Evans, Ridley, Boyd and Richardson. Thoughts on this or leave roster as is?

  34. Trashman

    should I trade away David Johnson for Cooper Kupp and Andrew Luck? I have Saquon Barkley and am lacking a WR1 in a PPR league, with TY, Jordy Nelson, Sterling Shep, John Brown, chris Godwin not showing huge points. Russ Wilson is not doing me any favors at QB. What do you think?

  35. Post By

    I’m a Mixon owner in a 10 team standard , Gio Bernard is avalible on waivers , should I drop Alford Morris to pick him up ? Morris is mostly a 4th back up.

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