Fantasy Football Tips: Gettin’ It In, Week 6


Time to Play the Field

Four teams have their byes this week, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas, and, Seattle, so our fantasy football tips were hard to develop. GMs will have dig way deep into their benches and the waiver wire to come up with points. Plus, the season-ending injury to Odell Beckham Jr. and re-instatement of the suspension to Ezekiel Elliot have eliminated two of the leading fantasy scorers from the 2016 season.

This week, we compare our picks against ESPN’s Field Yates’ to figure out who knows best. Yates gave his picks to the SportsNation crew on the second best titled fantasy segment we’ve ever heard, “Playing the Fantasy Field with Field Yates.”

ESPN SportsNation | 10/12/2017


DeShaun Watson (Home) vs. The Browns

It’s hard to argue with Yates on this pick. Watson is coming off a five touchdown performance against the undefeated Chiefs. He added 31 yards rushing on three carries. Watson scored 35.5 fantasy points in standard scoring leagues.

We need to keep Watson’s performance in proper context. As notes, “Watson’s final stat line isn’t quite as impressive as it seems, considering he racked up 112 passing yards and two touchdowns in garbage time.” But, these are the Browns. It’s a safe pick.

Sweets (Clint Smith) from “Coming to America,” what do you think?

Our Pick:

Jacoby Brissett at the Titans (Sleeper of the Week)

Before you have a heart attack, the Titans have the 27th ranked defense against the pass and the 22nd overall defense in the league. Plus, Brissett is starting to develop some chemistry with WR T.Y. Hilton. Hilton had nine targets for 177 yards last week against the 49ers.

Running Backs

C.J. Anderson (Home) vs. the Giants

Let’s review, the Giants are 0-5. They lost their top three pass receivers to injury in Week 5 and they’ve suspended their nickel corner (DRC) indefinitely for heated exchanges with head coach Ben McAdoo. Yeah, we expect C.J. Anderson to have a big game.

Our Pick:

Melvin Gordon at the Raiders

If you need an alternative to Anderson, we expect Derek Carr to struggle in his return to the starting lineup. Gordon had a huge Week 4 against the Giants and if the Chargers have any chance to stay competitive in the game, Gordon needs at least 22 touches.

Wide Receivers

Chris Hogan at the Jets

Yates points out that Chris Hogan gets consistent targets from Tom Brady and he averages 12.1 points in standard league scoring. Sure, that is all well and good, but we hate recommending Patriots.

Our Pick:

Mike Evans at the Cardinals

The rest of Field Yates’ picks can be seen in this graphic. Good luck GMs.

ESPN SportsNation | 10/12/2017