For the first four weeks of the season, Karlos Williams was one of fantasy football’s biggest surprises. First, he won the Bills backup running back job behind LeSean McCoy, then he proceeded to score a touchdown in his first four games.
Following his first career start, which was somewhat disappointing, he wound up with a concussion and could miss week five. With LeSean McCoy likely out and Karlos Williams probably questionable, who is going to start? Well, unfortunately, according to Rex Ryan it is going to be Boobie Dixon.
Dixon is a far from exciting fantasy option, but against a bad Titans defense, Dixon could find his way in the end zone. On the season, Dixon hasn’t done anything on his 10 total touches, he’s only amassed 20 total yards. However, in 2014, he did average 4.1 yards per carry on 105 rushes.
Long story short, Dixon isn’t likely going to set the world on fire if he starts. He likely won’t end with a lot of total yards, but like I said, a touchdown or two isn’t out of the question. Something like 15 carries, 50 totaly yards and a touchdown wouldn’t be surprising at all.
Other deep sleepers to consider:
The Seahawks have a group of receivers in Lockett, Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse that are essentially a smattering of the same wide receiver for fantasy purposes. The Seahawks don’t throw enough for any to be legit fantasy options, and Russell Wilson isn’t really targeting one that much more than the other.
However, while to this point, Lockett has been the team’s third most targeted receiver, he could soon be getting his name called a bit more.
On Monday night against the Lions, one thing was obvious, the Seahawks have a horrible offensive line. They couldn’t run the ball, and I don’t think it would have been that much different if Marshawn Lynch was active. Also, Russell Wilson didn’t have very much time at all to throw.
To combat the horrible offensive line, the offense could look for more quick throws which would benefit Lockett. Lockett is a slot receiver and was targeted a season-high five times against the Lions.
More targets could be coming his way, and in what could be a close game against the Bengals, Lockett could have his best game yet.
We know that Keenan Allen is going to see 15 targets every other week, but without Johnson or Floyd who is next up. Well, it looks like Dontrelle Inman could earn a start after catching three balls for 88 yards.
There isn’t a lot of info on Inman, but he does have decent size and ran a 4.47 40 yard dash.
We know that Antonio Gates is returning in week five, but there are still going to be plenty of targets to go around.
Unfortunately, the Charges play on Monday night so he is a risky start unless we know that statuses of Floyd and Johnson ahead of time. However, if you are counting on Johnson as your WR3 or flex you could add Floyd if he plays or Inman if both sit out.
It goes without saying, but James Jones successfully ended many fantasy owners hopes and dreams of a Davante Adams breakout. Sure, Adams is now hurt, but before the injury he wasn’t doing much.
Well, Adams is likely to miss week five, but with the Aaron Rodgers at the helm, it’s hard not to get excited about the Packers third receiver.
Ty Montgomery saw his most extensive playing time in week four, he caught three passes on five targets and ran the ball twice for 10 yards. The Packers moved him all around the field, and he even saw time in the backfield.
With Jones and Randall Cobb getting all the action, it’s hard to get excited about Montgomery, but he did see a season high five targets on Sunday, and Cobb did tweak his preexisting shoulder injury.
Nothing has been said about Cobb missing time, but this is a prolific passing offense that seemed to get Montgomery more involved in the offense this past Sunday. Recently, Mike McCarthy called Montgomery a ‘four-down football player,‘ so maybe this turns into something.