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Fantasy Focus: Key Week 6 pickups


Injuries are what make fantasy football so fun, right? Okay maybe not, but they are a reality. More are attacking your roster this week, and with byes for the Raiders, Rams, Bucs and Cowboys, you need fill-ins. So here we go.

Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles is done. His owners can choose between Nile Davis and Charcandrick West. Most the insiders say West will get the majority of the carries. I'm not sure why the speedy Davis is in Head Coach Andy Reid's dog house, but he is apparently. Grab West but be ready to switch it up, if West isn't the guy. Be wary of both, frankly. The Chiefs offense hasn't been good anyway. Just ask the owners of quarterback Alex Smith, tight end Travis Kelce, and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.

As far as players to sit, there are some stars you need to think about giving a week off too. For me that starts with wide receiver Julio Jones. The Falcons have a Thursday night game, and he has both toe and hamstring injuries. I say sit him this week. He played last week, but wasn't himself.

I think you have to think about Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles too. He has an AC joint injury, and could be a risky play. It's too bad, because he's coming off a monster game.

Buffalo quarterback Tyrod Taylor has an ankle injury that likely will keep him out this week, I would grab Cleveland QB Josh McCown if you can, despite the match-up with Denver's nightmare defense. McCown could be a great future pick-up, and probably won't be around much longer.

If you have the bye of Aaron Rogers coming next week, quarterback Matt Cassell will be under center for Dallas next week.

Browns tight end Gary Barnidge from Cleveland is a must add too. Again, tough match-up this week, but his long term forecast is great. He is challenging Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's numbers. Jacksonivlle's Allen Hurns is still a must add at WR along with St. Louis wide out Tavon Austin and Saints wide receiver Willie Snead Snead will be in position to pick up the slack from the Marques Colston injury.

As for Denver, keep the faith in the wide receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders and tight end Owen Daniels. Remember, if running back Ronnie Hillman and Thomas don't drop great passes, Manning tosses two touchdowns last week. And, if you need to play a Denver back, I think Hillman is the guy.

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