We’ve reached the point in the season where bye weeks become a major concern for some teams. Six of the next seven weeks will have at least four teams on bye and this is where playoff dreams can become waking nightmares. Let’s give you a leg up to prepare your squad. And let’s not forget the Bears, Bills, Colts and Raiders are all on their bye week in Week 6.
QB Kyle Allen – Carolina Panthers
As long as he has Christian McCaffrey as a target, Allen can produce worthwhile starts – really anyone could with CMC. Coming off a season low in passing yards might make you think twice, but you shouldn’t. One of Allen’s strengths is the ability to hit receivers on long throws – such as the 52 yard connection down the sideline to D.J. Moore. Plus, the week 6 matchup with Tampa Bay is juicy for passers.
He’s around 90% available all over the place, so he’s probably an option for you. Kyle is a good streaming option before his Week 7 bye assuming Cam Newton is still rehabbing.
WR Willie Snead IV – Baltimore Ravens
This speedy 6-year veteran is more of a boom/bust play. His target count has been sporadic ranging from 1 to 5 targets, but he could turn any catch into a touchdown. In each of his two games against Cincinnati in 2018, Snead caught 5-of-8 targets for over 50 yards. The Bengals – who he faces in Week 6 – have given up that many or more receptions to four different WRs so far in 2019.
Willie is over 95% unowned across multiple platforms. He could make your week with just one catch.
WR Auden Tate – Cincinnati Bengals
Did you know that AU is the symbol for gold on the periodic table? Would that make him Gold-den Tate IV? Perhaps. Based off of his 22 targets in the last 3 games, he is getting the nod from Coach Taylor and QB Andy Dalton – and he’s paid off with 164 yards and a score in those games. They face off with the Ravens in Week 6, who have given up 100+ yards or a touchdown to seven different wide receivers this year.
Auden is available in more than 75% of Yahoo! and ESPN league right now. Pick him up and he could become a shiny bit of treasure for your fantasy team.
QB Andy Dalton – Cincinnati Bengals
The Red Rocket has produced a viable fantasy day each game this year that wasn’t on a Thursday night. In Week 6, the Bengals play early on Sunday against the Ravens who have surrendered well over 300 passing yards to quarterbacks not named Mason Rudolph or Ryan Fitzpatrick. Dalton has also thrown multiple touchdowns in his last three contests with Baltimore.
Streaming the 3x Pro Bowler this week is a solid strategy. He’s over 80% available on ESPN and 65% available on Yahoo!
WR Geronimo Allison – Green Bay Packers
With Davante Adams sidelined, Allison saw his highest target share of the year. He may have only caught 2 balls, but he led all other Packer WRs in targets. His 2018 pace with a healthy Davante and before his injury, was 92 targets, 60 receptions, 924 yards and 8 scores – so we know he’s got talent. He burned the Lions with 91 yards and a score in the 2016 finale and if Adams misses another game, he could put up similar or better numbers in Week 6.
You can still acquire Geronimo in more than 60% of leagues. He also faces the Chiefs and Raiders in weeks 7 and 8.
RB Adrian Peterson – Washington Redskins
If there’s a week that you can comfortably start you Skins – if you have any – it’s Week 6 against the Dolphins. We know A.P.’s career well – 7x Pro Bowler, 2007 ROY, 2012 MVP, 8x 1000 yard rusher, I could go on. He is one of the elite players of this generation going up against one of the weakest defenses this season. The Jay Gruden firing should make no difference in the opponent. Peterson should be one of the higher adds this week — don’t hesitate.
The former Sooner is unrostered in about half of the leagues around the internet and adding him could make your week a great one.
TE Tyler Eifert – Cincinnati Bengals
Eifert had his 4th week of four or more targets. He’s consistently being used and is bound to have a big week soon. He meets Baltimore and Jacksonville in the next two contests, both of whom are middle-of-the-road against TEs. And he is still a fine outlet for Dalton when he is pressured.
Solid TE performances are still hard to find if you’re streaming the position. Eifert is still available in more than 70% of leagues and may be dropped by one of your opponents this week.
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Here is a list of potentially higher performing players that we want to steer you away from:
QB Teddy Bridgewater – New Orleans Saints
WR Demaryius Thomas – New York Jets
WR Byron Pringle – Kansas City Chiefs
WR Duke Williams – Buffalo Bills
RB Jon Hilliman – New York Giants
RB Reggie Bonnafon – Carolina Panthers
RB Ito Smith – Atlanta Falcons
RB Brandon Bolden – New England Patriots
TE Gerald Everett – Los Angeles Rams
TE Matt LaCosse – New England Patriots