Surgex Sports Fantasy Five: Week Six

Jeremy Kerley
Jeremy Kerley

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These five players are worth taking a flyer on for week six. If your fantasy roster has an open spot, give these guys a look! 

1. Vick Ballard (RB) Indianapolis Colts

With Colts starting running back Donald Brown out this week, Ballard will be getting the majority of carries. Ballard doesn’t offer anything particularly special, but he will be matched up against a New York Jets run defense that has been terrible. You may want to consider him as a RB2 option this week.

2. Alex Green (RB) Green Bay Packers

Starting running back Cedric Benson is out this week and coach Mike McCarthy said the Packers will go with the “hot hand” approach at running back. McCarthy stated Alex Green will get the first crack at carries, which means you’re going to want to give Green the start week six.

3. Miami Dolphins Defense

The Dolphins defense has been middle of the pack so far this season (15th overall total defense), but the St. Louis Rams offense has been terrible. The Rams offense ranks 29th in the league and QB Sam Bradford will be without WR Danny Amendola.  The Dolphins defense which ranks first in yards per game against the run matches up well against Steven Jackson. If you’re not confident in your defense this week pick up the Dolphins defense for week six.

4. Joel Dreessen (TE) Denver Broncos

If you’re looking for a tight end week six, give Dreessen a chance. Jacob Tame is the starting tight end for the Broncos, but Dreessen has been the guy catching touchdowns. Dreessen has just 11 catches on the season but three of those catches have been touchdowns. Once the Broncos get inside the red zone, they may start looking for Dreessen after he has shown a knack for catching the ball in the end zone.

5. Jeremy Kerley (WR) New York Jets

We would be suspicious of this pick too. Yes, the Jets passing game is horrendous, but Kerley has become QB Mark Sanchez’s favorite target since Santonio Holmes went down with an injury. Kerley had five catches for 94 yards last week and the Indianapolis Colts defense has given up an average of 29 fantasy points to opposing receivers.

 

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