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Benny Cunningham on fantasy radar, sharing reps with Zac Stacy

Benny CunninghamSt. Louis Rams running back Zac Stacy was expected to be a true workhorse for his team in 2014, but the Rams’ pregame walkthrough combined with recent reports has led to some concern for his fantasy owners. Is Benny Cunningham working his way into the mix?

The Rams said earlier this week that they plan to use a “hot hand approach” with Stacy and Cunningham. While it appears that Stacy is still the starter and going to get the first shot at carries, he may be on a short leash.

Stacy will likely still be the Rams’ early-down and goal-line back, but the situation is worth monitoring. If you drafted Stacy early, you should already have Cunningham as a handcuff. If you don’t have Cunningham, he is definitely worth targeting on the waiver wire in case this turns into a timeshare situation.

H/T Rotoworld

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.

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