Week Six Picks: WRs, TEs & Defenses

It’s time to take a look at the pass catchers and the defenses that I like in week 6 of the NFL season. Top wide receivers such as Odell Beckham, Jr. (nursing a hamstring injury) and Antonio Brown (limited in Pittsburgh’s offense with Ben Roethlisberger out of the lineup) don’t look like great options this week.  I’m assuming most will proceed with caution in putting those two in their lineups, so here are the wide receivers I like, along with tight ends and defenses.

WRs

Julian Edelman vs. Indianapolis Colts

All Edelman does is torch defenses week after week to the tune of nearly 100 yards per game. He’s been targeted at least 10 times in three out New England’s four games. Expect Tom Brady and the Patriots to try and run up the score on the Colts as payback for Deflategate.

Emanuel Sanders vs. Cleveland Browns

Sanders gets to face a Browns’ secondary that will be without its top corner, Joe Haden. The Browns will probably look to take away Demaryius Thomas first, leaving Sanders with plenty of room to operate one-on-one.

Others: Randall Cobb vs. S.D; Allen Hurns & Allen Robinson vs. JAX

TEs

Antonio Gates vs. G.B Packers

After missing the first four games of the season,Gates returned to the field with a bang, totaling nine receptions and 2 TDs. Green Bay has an outstanding defense, however I like Gates against their linebackers and safeties.

Gary Barnidge vs. Denver Broncos

The Browns WRs figure to be in for a long day against the Broncos cornerbacks, therefore Josh McCown will look to Barnidge in the passing game. Barnidge has 12 receptions, 2 TDs and 180 yards the last two games.

Other: Delanie Walker vs. MIA

Defenses

Tennessee Titans vs. Miami Dolphins

Miami has a new head coach, but the same talent on offense.  The Titans have the 3rd-ranked defense in the NFL.

Minnesota vs. K.C. Chiefs

Minnesota only allows 15 points per game at home. Kansas City comes to town minus Jamaal Charles, who tore his ACL last week against Chicago. The Chiefs’ offensive line has given up 22 sacks on the season, so look for the Vikings to get after Alex Smith.

London Fletcher

London Fletcher

London Fletcher is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL). Undrafted in 1998, he was signed by the St. Louis Rams as a rookie free agent and became a Super Bowl champion with the team. He was also a member of the Buffalo Bills, where he played for five seasons, and the Washington Redskins, where he played for seven seasons. Fletcher was well known for never missing a game in his career, being one of only four players in NFL history to play in over 250 consecutive games. Fletcher also holds the record for consecutive starts at the linebacker position. He eventually finished his career with 215 consecutive games started, which ties him for 6th all time along with Alan Page and Ronde Barber. London has agreed to be a writer and representative for the FantasyDraft brand and serves as an ambassador to the site. He has no more access to the site than the typical user.

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