Week 6: Super Sleepers
Da'Rel Scott was released and then re-signed by New York in the past week. David Wilson's neck injury was not what NY was planning when they finally decided to give him the ball and call running plays that provide the rusher a chance to break free. Wilson actually looked decent for the first time this season before going down. It appeared Wilson's injury was minor, but this is a short week and Da'Rel Scott was the immediate back-up choice to partner with Brandon Jacobs. Scott and Jacobs both know the offense and can provide a one-two punch if the running game gets revved up. Scott is worth a flyer in deep leagues because he will get snaps and have some part in his team's go against Chicago. Jay Cutler is likely to light up the NY defense, so Scott might get quite a few chances in the passing game too. I am not a huge fan of the match-up, but Scott could perform well enough if needed.
If you have to dig deep at wide out this week, you might consider Kris Durham. Detroit's injury woes continued with Calvin Johnson's absence in Week 5. Johnson's on-again-off-again knee ailment has finally sidelined him. The question is for how long? Last week Durham started alongside Ryan Broyles and the TE tandem of Brandon Pettigrew and Tony Scheffler. Pettigrew grabbed the most passes for the most yardage, but Durham received the most targets and a score. If 'MegaTron' is sidelined again in Week 6 or limited against Cleveland, we should see Durham in another boosted role. He will continue to see more targets as he hauls in more of the passes that come his direction. Durham should be available in most leagues and is worth a look if you play in leagues over 12 teams and need a plug-in-play bye week guy.
Jordan Reed was sidelined in Week 4 with a bruised thigh and then had more time to heal during Washington's bye week. He is slated to return to action this week against a Dallas defense that has been allowing tight ends run of the field. Reed should pick right up where he left off, stealing targets and playing time from Fred Davis. Reed appears to be the passing scheme TE option of choice in the Shanahan offense. Look for Reed and Robert Griffin III to have a solid outing together this week. Reed has the potential to have greater fantasy value as the season progresses. He is worth a roster spot in deep leagues as a TE2/Flex option.