Week 6: Pickups of the Week
Vince Young has gone three consecutive games without throwing a pick. He's also failed to cross the 200-yard plateau yet this season. That might keep him out of contention as a top fantasy QB, but it makes him an ideal candidate to spot start, fill in on a bye week or even hold down the starter chair in deep leagues. Young draws the fertile fantasy grounds of Jacksonville this weekend and will be a solid secondary QB option in the weeks to come.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
Jackson was a popular fantasy add following Ryan Grant's season-ending ankle injury. However, three straight weeks of disappointing performances have caused many managers to cut bait and try to scoop up RB production elsewhere. Then, last weekend, Jackson finally went off. This could be the performance that restores his confidence and gets him a few more carries per game going forward. Even if he doesn't end up as the workhorse back Ryan Grant was, he's still going to get at least 10-15 touches a game and should be a useful flex option. With Aaron Rogers' Week 6 status up in the air and no Jermichael Finley to work the short passing game, Jackson should get the chance to build on last weekend's breakout.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
A bruising but limited back, Torain wasn't exactly electric in his first NFL start. In his defense, he was facing a solid Green Bay defense and should have much more success next week against Indianapolis. The Colts are giving up more than 142 rushing yards per game on the season. Like we cautioned last week, Torain could be on a short leash. Right now though, the Redskins don't have any other options. Torain is the current go-to guy. Look for a good bounce-back performance in Week 6.MyFantasyLeague availability: 48%
In PPR leagues this is a no-brainer. He's tied for third among wideouts with 33 receptions on the season and likely just inherited a lot more looks after the untimely end to Mark Clayton's season. While Amendola has yet to find the end zone, he's racked up solid yardage as the teams' third receiving option. Elevated now to number two, he's bound to rack up tons of yards and catches as really the most viable receiver on the team. He's established some great chemistry with QB Sam Bradford and should continue to put up solid numbers. Neither Brandon Gibson, nor Laurent Robinson are trustworthy at this point. It's likely that Amendola will see the bulk of red zone targets from now on.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
Lloyd continues to amaze. He's now posted four 100-yard games so far this year, matching his total from the last seven seasons combined. One game can be a fluke. Two games, an anomaly. Three games, weird coincidence. But once you get to four games, you can't deny it's a pattern. There are clearly still doubters out there -- don't be one of them. There's really no reason for Lloyd to be unowned in any competitive fantasy league at this point.