Fantasy Football Add/Drop – Week #6
Add – Josh McCown
Don’t look now but Josh McCown has strung together three straight games of 340+ yards and at least 2 TDs including his ridiculous 457 yard performance against the Ravens this past Sunday. McCown seems be channeling his 2013 Chicago Bears self throwing the ball a whopping 141 passes over the last 3 games. The Browns offense has thrown the ball on 72% of the snaps in that span making McCown a must add in all fantasy formats.
Notables – Blake Bortles, Ryan Fitzpatrick
Drop – Kirk Cousins
Although I agree with the decision of the Redskins coaching staff to bench Robert Griffin III at the beginning of the season, this does not change my opinion that Kirk Cousins is not the quarterback of the future for this organization. The Redskins got it wrong multiple times in the 2012 draft, the decision to trade their whole draft, the decision to draft RG3, and the decision to draft another QB in the fourth round (Cousins). 0 for 2 on QBs in the same draft is a tough pill to swallow but the Redskins will eventually realize that Cousins is not that guy. His ineffectiveness to throw the ball with accuracy over 10 yards is apparent when watching him on film. Additionally, Cousins has been a turnover machine thus far as a pro throwing 25 interceptions in 19 career games. Hope he is not on your roster but he needs to be dropped even in 2 QB leagues.
Add – Charcandrick West & Knile Davis
In what might be the toughest waiver wire decision to make this season you have Charcandrick West versus Knile Davis. As every one knows pro bowl running back Jamaal Charles tore his ACL resulting in him being placed on injured reserve opening up an opportunity for West and Davis. The million dollar question is who will get the bulk of the carries? The obvious answer that no one wants to here is that they both will be given a chance to equally share the load. The decision for fantasy owners will come down to history vs. recent trend as Davis (everyone’s favorite handcuff) has been Charles’ backup over the last 3 seasons and is more familiar with Andy Reid’s offense. Or West (more similar running style to Charles) who has supplanted Davis over the last 2 weeks and has out-carried Davis 12 to 2. Yes, it’s a very small sample size but I’m leaning towards the recent trend (West) and believe he is the guy to scoop up off waivers. Although I recommend West, Davis is also a guy you need to put a waiver claim on as he can easily become the guy if West disappoints.
Notables – Charles Sims, Theo Riddick, Boom Herron, Buck Allen
Drop – Boobie Dixon
If for any reason you were in a bind and chose to pick up Boobie Dixon in hopes of catching fantasy gold, please drop him now. Boom Herron who was picked up last week off the streets showed he is the more talented back and should be your choice to add off waivers. Dixon, a plodding back seems to be stuck in neutral, lacks burst and vision. The only fantasy relevance left for Dixon is if he somehow falls forward from the 2 inch yard line and lands in the end zone. You can never say never in fantasy football but he is not worth the roster spot.
Add – Willie Snead
Who is the go too guy in a Drew Brees led offense? It is none other than Willie Snead, Willie “who” you might ask. Well all offseason we were hearing about Brandin Cooks breaking out for the New Orleans Saints, Marques Colston having the most rapport with the quarterback, Nick Toon looking like he is ready to contribute to the offense, and Brandon Coleman as the sleeper candidate with the big frame. Well all of that has been proven incorrect as little known undrafted free agent out of Ball State Snead leads the team in receiving yards after the first 5 games. Snead cannot be ignored anymore in fantasy circles and needs to be added as he is one of the NFL’s most surprising players this season and he is currently 7th in the league in yards per catch. Big Play Snead who led the team with 11 targets last week adds to the list of undrafted finds for the New Orleans Saints.
Notables – Kamar Aiken, Ty Montgomery, Marquess Wilson, Stefon Diggs, Jamison Crowder
Drop – Roddy White
Oh Roddy where have you been?!? The Falcons’ all time leading receiver is no longer a part of the offense and it wasn’t more apparent than last weeks contest. The Falcons top two receivers Julio Jones and Leonard Hankerson were battling injury and the Falcons still did not look White’s way opting to target Jacob Tamme 10 times instead. It was a good run for White as his career numbers speak volumes regarding his productivity but he is now relegated to run-blocker and mentor in the Falcons offense.
Add – Gary Barnidge
I am now a Gary Barnidge believer as I recommended sitting him against the Ravens defense last week (what was I thinking?). I just needed to see it one more time to make certain it was real and boy did he show me by catching 8 passes for 139 yards and a TD. He is McCown’s go to receiver on the Browns pass happy team and has vaulted himself into an every week TE1. Kudos to the owners who scooped him up earlier as his season numbers now stand at 24 catches 374 yards and 3 TDs. 4 more catches than Gronk, 1 less yard and 1 less TD. Truly amazing Willie Snead is a part of the conversation but Barnyard Barnidge is the most surprising player in the league.
Notables – Jacob Tamme, Austin Sefarian-Jenkins
Drop – Owen Daniels
You are a tight end and you could not get a single catch against the Oakland Raiders defense that gives up huge numbers to the position. You deserve to be dropped immediately even before the waiver period, Daniels should of been dropped as soon as the Broncos/Raiders game ended when the clock hit 0:00.
Add – Vikings D & Bengals D
Will give you all the best streaming options. Doesn’t get better than playing against Alex Smith (no Jamaal Charles) and E.J. Manuel. Brothers from another mother here as Alex Smith the white E.J. Manuel and E.J. Manuel the black Alex Smith is going to be checking down all day long.
Drop – Texans D
Only if J.J. Watt can clone himself 10 times and play all 11 positions on the field. You just got beat by the 40-year-old Matt Hasselbeck who was sick in the hospital all week before beating you. SMH