Heading into Week 6 of the NFL season the biggest fantasy football questions revolve around the statuses of Redskins rookie QB RG3 and Patriots versatile TE Aaron Hernandez.
So let’s start with the most current information we have on those two players. According to Adam Schefter RG3 will be starting today against the Vikings so you can pencil him into your line-up. The Vikings have been a surprisingly good defensive unit this season but if RG3 goes back to doing what he did before getting knocked out of the Falcons’ game last week he has the potential to be a top-5 fantasy QB.
Hernandez’s situation is a little less clear. Reports state he will play but is listed as questionable and even if he does play he’ll be limited in action. You never know with Belichick and perhaps Hernandez could end up as a decoy or not be active at all. If you’ve been banking on Hernandez’s return you have to start him, especially if you have no other option at the TE position. Just don’t expect a lot of production.
That does it on news about Hernandez and RG3. Below you’ll find more fantasy football related tidbits that will help you set up your line-up for Week 6 and lead you to victory. Good luck!
-Players that were already ruled out before Sunday include: Rams WR Danny Amendola, Giants RB Andre Brown, Colts RB Donald Brown, Patriots WR Julian Edelman, Chiefs QB Matt Cassel, Chiefs RB Peyton Hillis, Packers WR Greg Jennings, Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi and Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas.
Other than Jennings and Amendola you can’t consider any of the other names on that list as everyday starters in fantasy football. If you’re looking for Amendola’s replacement out of the current crop of Rams WRs don’t even bother. Wait to see if Bradford singles out any one of them and for now avoid the situation entirely. If you’re a Jennings owner you should have picked up James Jones by now and ride him until Jennings comes back, if he ever does. Colts back-up RB Vick Ballard is an intriguing option if you’re a Donald Brown owner and have no other options. If Matt Cassel was your starting QB1 you have a lot more problems than looking for his fake football replacement and his real life football replacement Brady Quinn isn’t the answer.
-Bucs CB Aqib Talib has been suspended 4 games and a suspect Bucs secondary loses its best playmaker. The Bucs play the Chiefs this week and if you have WR Dwayne Bowe in your line-up you were going to start him regardless but secondary Chiefs pass catching options like WR Jon Baldwin could make for a decent sleeper starter if you’re still looking for a bye-week replacement at the position.
-Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith is inactive. Joique Bell is the Lions RB handcuff to own.
-As of now Packers TE Jermichael Finley has a “50-50″ shot of playing, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
-Dolphins RB Reggie Bush is active.
-Giants WR Hakeem Nicks travelled with team to San Francisco and is expected to play.
-Jets get back the services of WR Stephen Hill and TE Dustin Keller this week.
Check back for late game information throughout the course of the day.