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Keenum and Kenny Primed For Giant Fantasy Day
While many would laugh at the idea, there is actually some fantasy value to be found in the Los Angeles Rams passing game. Veteran wide receiver Kenny Britt has been downright usable in all formats in almost every game this season. He has at least four catches in every game this season, is on pace for over 1,300 receiving yards, and is coming off a huge two-touchdown game in which his quarterback (Case Keenum) looked terrific. Britt is now an every-week WR3 and can be rostered in all formats for depth.
Get Jacked Up For Doyle in Week 7
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Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle should be in for a huge week with fellow tight end Dwayne Allen likely out with an ankle injury. Allen left early in the Colts’ Week 6 matchup, leaving Doyle as the primary tight end, and he didn’t disappoint—he posted 53 yards and a touchdown on four catches. While he’s been hit-or-miss in 2016, with Allen out there is a ton of upside for Doyle, as he should be an integral part of the Indianapolis attack against Tennessee.
Robinson Stranded in Lackluster Jacksonville Offense
While Allen Robinson is, without a doubt, one of the best deep-ball receivers in the NFL, his lack of volume in 2016 has many fantasy owners worried. He hasn’t yet posted a game with more than 72 receiving yards, and has had no more than seven catches in any single game. Robinson has found the end zone thrice, but when he hasn’t scored a touchdown he’s been a severely disappointing fantasy asset. It’s fair to blame the dynamic wide out’s woes on Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles, who has struggled in the early goings with nine turnovers in just five games. If Bortles can’t get things figured out soon, owners who spent a first- or second-round pick on Robinson will be in trouble for the home stretch.
NFL Sleepers of the Week
Each week we will identify three players worth taking a shot on in deeper leagues.
Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets – It’s been trending that way for weeks, and now it finally happened—Bilal Powell actually out-snapped Matt Forte on Monday night. This is a full-on timeshare, and it looks like Powell is the back to own in fantasy.
Jamison Crowder, WR, Washington Redskins – Crowder now has a touchdown in four of the Redskins’ six games, and he should continue to produce as a flex option as long as Jordan Reed is sidelined.
Charles Clay, TE, Buffalo Bills – Clay has five catches in each of the Bills’ last three games, and while he hasn’t found the end zone he has a very good chance in a tilt against his former team, the Dolphins, in Week 7.