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Corner Lockdown – Week 6

Bold Predictions

Shane Vereen will lead all Giants in fantasy points.

This one isn’t as bold if Odell Beckham Jr. and Rueben Randle don’t suit up Monday night, but I like Vereen to be a target hog against the Eagles. He’s coming off an eight-catch performance and with the Giants offense banged up; Vereen should be called upon heavily. Look for Vereen to steal about six carries and receive double digit targets out of the backfield. If he can find the end zone, which I think he will, then it’s going to be another big night for him.

Richard Rodgers scores over 12 fantasy points.

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Green Bay TE Richard Rodgers.

Rodgers has somehow received the second most targets on the team behind Randall Cobb. He hasn’t put up many yards and only has two touchdowns in five games, but he’s earning more and more trust from Aaron Rodgers. He got eight targets in Week 5 and has a very good matchup at home against a soft San Diego defense. Look for Rodgers to top 60 yards with a touchdown making him a solid fantasy option in a weak tight end pool.

 

Shark Sleepers

Mike Wallace, WR, Minnesota

Wallace has been one of the most overrated wide receivers in fantasy the last few years, but I like him a lot in Week 6. In his last game, Wallace had eight receptions for 83 yards and a score. He’s been dealing with a minor knee injury, but is coming off a bye and should be ready to roll against a Chiefs defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. I expect Wallace to produce as a high end FLEX/low-end WR2.

Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville

Bortles has been up and down this season, but that’s expected out of a second year quarterback. However, he’s been hot the last two weeks and should make it three with the Texans coming to town on Sunday. Bortles has put up close to 50 fantasy points combined the last two weeks and is really starting to utilize his offensive weapons. Add in the fact that tight end Julius Thomas returned last week and the Jaguars should put up some points at home. Houston has allowed over 730 passing yards over the last two games so start Bortles if you’re in need of a QB.

 

Lock of the Week

Anquan Boldin, WR, San Francisco

Boldin is the top dog in San Francisco; the only problem is that quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been extremely inconsistent thus far. Last week against the Giants, Kaepernick seemed to regain some of his confidence and Boldin directly benefited from it. He caught 8-of-12 targets for 107 yards and a touchdown and has an absolute dream matchup this week. Not only is Boldin going up against a weak Baltimore pass defense who just allowed Josh McCown to throw all over them, but it’s also his former team. Look for Boldin to shine in his revenge game.

 

Who’s on Revis Island?

The Jets are coming off a bye and are home against the Washington Redskins. This has disaster written all over it for the entire Redskins’ receiving corps. Revis was supposed to be matched up with DeSean Jackson, but he’s been nursing a hamstring injury and may be out again for Week 6. If that’s the case, then Pierre Garcon should see a lot of Revis, making him a must bench in all fantasy formats.

About Steve Rudy

Shark Staff Writer since 2008 hailing from Syracuse, NY. Die hard New York Jets fan.