We have four teams on bye this week, so go ahead and get the players from the Chargers, Raiders, Saints, and Seahawks out of your lineups. There was also a COVID case within the Falcons’ organization, so pay close attention to that as well. With that, we have some tough flex decisions for Week 6. The key is making sure you make those right flex decisions. For those who are new here, every week I will help you by looking at the Expert Consensus Rankins (ECR) to make these decisions a little easier on the Sharks. Let’s go ahead and look at some RB3, RB4, WR4 and WR5 types you can flex during Week 6. Let’s get “flexy,” shall we?
Devonta Freeman, NYG (vs. Washington)
I’m going with Freeman in back-to-back weeks, as he impressed me in Week 5. He had a whopping 19 touches for 87 yards and a touchdown. This sounds weird saying this, but Washington is a tougher task for running backs than Dallas is, but there is still a positive here. You know that game script will not get out of hand, as both of these offenses are subpar. I expect around 20-25 for the veteran, and a good chance at another touchdown in this contest. Keep flexing Freeman until further notice.
Chase Edmonds, ARI (at Dallas)
Kenyan Drake continues to be outplayed by Edmonds, so eventually they will be forced to give him more work. In Week 5 we saw Edmonds total 92 yards and a touchdown on just 8 touches. We saw this last year with David Johnson, so we are all familiar with this situation. As mentioned every week, Dallas’s defense is the gift that keeps on giving. Both teams need to come out of this game with a win, so expect a slug-fest. Edmonds can creep up around 15 touches here, which makes him a strong flex for Week 6.
Myles Gaskin, MIA (vs. New York Jets)
Gaskin continues to get no respect around the fantasy community, and I just don’t get it. In his past three games, he is averaging a whopping 20 touches, which is workhorse running back type usage. Against a stout 49ers rush defense last week, the sophomore back totaled 91 yards and a touchdown. Now he gets to face the hapless Jets, who can’t stop my grandmother from gaining 5 yards per carry. Go ahead and put some faith in Gaskin for Week 6.
Phillip Lindsay, DEN (at New England)
Lindsay has only seen one-half of game action this season, but he was splitting the touches evenly with Melvin Gordon before his toe injury. You may have heard, but Gordon was arrested this week (looks like he will play, but he may have some snaps taken away immediately here). Suspension from the league also looms for Gordon, so the Broncos will want to see how healthy Lindsay is right out of the gate. Lindsay is no slouch, as he averaged over 5 yards per carry and is active in the passing game. There is some risk here but you can go ahead and flex Lindsay right out the gate.