EJ Manuel|Buffalo Bills
Week 6 stats: 28 for 42, 263 yards for 1 TD and 1 INT, 1 rushing TD
EJ Manuel looked decent against the Bengals and you could do a lot worse than him in week seven. Even though Manuel was without Percy Harvin and Sammy Watkins most of the game, he made the most of what was given to him and he made some plays. The Bills take on the Jaguars in week seven, so if Tyrod Taylor is out, Manuel could have another serviceable start.
Robert Griffin III|Washington Redskins
In standard leagues, RGIII shouldn’t be added, but in competitive 2-QB leagues with all the starting quarterbacks already owned, it may be time for a speculative add. Kirk Cousins has thrown two interceptions in four of the Redskins six games and just doesn’t appear to be getting it done. Jay Gruden does seem to hate RGIII but if Cousins continues to struggle, he may not have a choice.
Christine Michael|Dallas Cowboys
Week 6 stats: Bye
Michael should already be owned, but he’s only owned in 37 percent of Yahoo leagues, so I thought I’d mention him again. After three straight losses, the Cowboys are making big changes to their offense, and starting Michael is one of them. Supposedly, the Cowboys are going to give Michael every chance to run with the job, and considering the offensive line, Michael could be a waiver wire savior.
James Starks|Green Bay Packers
Week 6 stat: 10 carries for 112 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 catch for 5 yards
Search Eddie Lacy on Twitter right now and see how frustrated fantasy owners are.
I don’t know what’s going on with Eddie Lacy but if you drafted him, like me, I’m sorry. It just seems like the James Starks is the better back now and that’s the truth. Even near goal line Lacy isn’t getting any work. Fortunately, the Packers are on a bye in week seven so you won’t have to worry about it, but right now, Starks is the better fantasy back. Neither are necessarily worth starting, but Starks is getting the most work.
Robert Woods|Buffalo Bills
Week 6 stats: 6 targets, 4 catches for 47 yards
Not exactly the stat line that would force you to run to the waiver wire, but Woods could be the Bills number one receiver in week seven. While Sammy Watkins was catching a touchdown, it appeared he re-aggrevated an ankle injury and Percy Harvin could miss a few weeks with a hip injury. Whoever is at quarterback in week seven, they’ll likely be targeting Woods quite a bit.
Stefon Diggs|Minnesota Vikings
Week 6 stats: 9 targets, 7 catches for 129 yards
Diggs is probably the number one receiver target after posting two great weeks. Charles Johnson has missed time with an injury, but Diggs has been too good to take out of the lineup. In the Vikings past two games, Bridgewater has targeted Diggs at least nine times and that should continue in week seven.
Malcom Floyd|San Diego Chargers
Week 6 stats: 5 catches for 95 yards
Keenan Allen left early in week six with what is being called a hip injury. If Allen misses week seven, there are going to be a lot of targets up for grab. The Chargers take on a horrible secondary in week seven, the Raiders, so Floyd could reward fantasy owners with a big performance.
Lance Moore|Detroit Lions
Week 6 stats: 6 targets, 5 catches for 106 yards and a touchdown
I don’t think I would recommend adding Moore and starting him, but he has caught at least 5 passes, 50 yards, and a touchdown in each of his past two games. Matthew Stafford and the passing offense looked pretty good this past week, maybe Moore has carved out a role in this offense.
Bryan Walters|Jacksonville Jaguars
Week 6 stats: 12 targets, 8 catches for 87 yards
Allen Robinson left late in week six with a leg contusions, and obviously, his status for week seven is unknown at this point. However, if he is out next week, Bryan Walters could be the next man up. Walters performed well in week seven and pulled in eight catches. Blake Bortles throws the ball a lot, and there always garbage points to be had with Jaguars receivers. Don’t overlook Walters next week if Robinson is out.
Ben Watson|New Orleans Saints
Week 6 stats: 12 targets, 10 catches for 127 yards and a touchdown
It’s old news by now, we all know what Watson did on Thursday, but this is just a reminder. It looks like he has become a bigger parts of the Saints offense, and that trend should continue against the Colts.