Quantcast

Week 6 fantasy pickups include Harry Douglas, Zac Stacy, Rueben Randle

Harry-Douglas-FalconsThe waiver wire was looking relatively thin heading into Week 6, but that changed in a hurry on Tuesday when news surfaced that Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a foot injury. There are a few names who could be worth an add if you’re battling injuries or looking for bye-week replacements, though I don’t expect many lottery tickets from this bunch. In any event, here are your Week 6 fantasy football pickups.

Harry Douglas, WR, Falcons: As we explained in detail on Tuesday, Douglas is the favorite to receive the majority of targets in Atlanta with Jones reportedly out for the season and Roddy White battling a new hamstring injury in addition to his high ankle sprain. Douglas has experience in the Falcons’ system and is in his fifth season with the team. He has been known to make a big play every now and then, but other than that he has held little fantasy value. That should change with Matt Ryan desperate for someone to catch the ball.

Zac Stacy, RB, Rams: Assuming he’s not lying about simply getting the wind knocked out of him against the Jaguars, Stacy should be locked in as the Rams’ starter for the foreseeable future. Isaiah Pead has found his way into Jeff Fisher’s doghouse for some unknown reason and Daryl Richardson, who entered the season as the starter, has been horrendous. The Rams’ running game leaves a lot to be desired, but Stacy rushed for 78 yards on 14 carries against Jacksonville. The Jags are horrendous, so we will have to wait and see if that type of production can continue. If you’re looking for running back help, Stacy is worth an add strictly because he has little competition in a disappointing backfield.

[Read more...]

Harry Douglas, Drew Davis fantasy players to pick up after Julio Jones injury

Harry-Douglas-FalconsWhile we are certainly hoping for the best for Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones and his injured foot, it appears likely that the former Alabama star is going to miss the remainder of the 2013 season. Fellow wide receiver Roddy White has been dealing with a high ankle sprain all season and suffered a hamstring injury in Monday night’s loss to the New York Jets. So who is left for Matt Ryan to throw to?

If Jones is done for the year and White is forced to miss time, the Falcons will likely become dependent on the run for the rest of the season. However, it should be noted that Steven Jackson also remains sidelined with a hamstring injury, so the running back position is thin as well. Behind Jones and White, the next two receivers on Atlanta’s depth chart are Harry Douglas and Drew Davis.

Douglas, a fifth-year receiver out of Louisville, is the more experienced option. He has flashed signs of playmaking ability over the years, although he has just 16 receptions for 219 yards in five games this season. He has regressed quite a bit since his six catches for 93 yards in Week 1.

[Video: Jim Harbaugh throws hilarious fit after Harry Douglas catch]

Davis, on the other hand, is in his second season and only has four career catches. Fantasy owners who are desperate for receiver help can consider adding him based strictly on the potential for workload, though he is not likely to make any type of consistent contribution.

The best bet for production is Douglas. He should see a good amount of targets even if White plays, and he would be all the Falcons really have at receiver if White misses time. This is not a good situation by any means, but Douglas holds the most value from a fantasy standpoint.