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Week 6 is here already and now it is time to make a push for the fantasy playoffs. If your team is in the middle of the pack, every roster move you make from this point on can propel you up in the standings or bring your team closer to irrelevancy.
Nathan Scheelhaase, QB-Illinois at Nebraska
Dual-threat quarterbacks have had a ton of success against Pelini’s defense in the recent past. Why should anything be different this week?
Donnel Pumphrey, RB-San Diego State vs Nevada
There is no way that the freshman does not receive significant carries against the fourth-worst rushing defense in the FBS
Saylor Lavallii, RB-Central Michigan at Miami (OH)
After struggling last week on the road against North Carolina State, Savallii should redeem himself in Week 6 when he faces the nation’s fifth-worst rushing defense.
Brian Fields, RB-Western Michigan at Toledo
Fields has totaled over 100 yards in three of five games this season and faces a Toledo defense that has allowed double-digit rushing touchdowns through five games.
Colby Goodwyn, RB-Old Dominion vs Liberty
Goodwyn is averaging 90 total yards per game and has scored seven touchdowns in five games. As long as the Monarchs face inferior competition, the senior running back is a solid starting option.
Jeff Scott, RB-Ole Miss at Auburn
Scott only carried the ball eight times last week in a 25-0 loss at Alabama. Expect his workload to increase against an Auburn defense that gives up 175 yards per game on the ground.
Tyler Gaffney, RB-Stanford vs Washington
Gaffney was shelved early in the third quarter of last week’s game against Washington State when the Cardinal went ahead 31-3. Expect Stanford to lean on Gaffney quite a bit when they host Washington late Saturday.
Alonzo Russell, WR-Toledo vs Western Michigan
Russell has proven himself to be just as valuable as fellow wideout Bernard Reedy, as he leads the team in receiving yards and touchdown receptions.
Taylor Martinez, QB-Nebraska vs Illinois
As of Tuesday, Martinez remained questionable with a toe injury and fantasy owners should be planning for an alternative course of action this week.
Alonzo Harris, RB-Louisiana vs Texas State
Harris has yet to run for more than 75 yards in a game this season and faces the nation’s third ranked rushing defense this week.
George Atkinson III, RB-Notre Dame vs Arizona State
Atkinson ran for 148 yards last week against Oklahoma, but up until the game against the Sooners, the junior back had only rushed for 121 yards in four previous contests.
Jordan Hall, RB-Ohio State at Northwestern
Through three games, Hall ran for 402 yards and was one of the nation’s leading rushers. Then, Carlos Hyde returned from suspension and the senior back has been virtually M.I.A (5 carries for 25 yards the previous two games).
Jahwan Edwards, RB-Ball State at Virginia
Oregon hung up 59 points against Virginia in Week 2, but the Cavaliers defense has only allowed 19 total points in their other three games, which included opponents BYU and Pitt.
Savon Huggins, RB-Rutgers at SMU
We’re pretty sure that Huggins will be the Scarlet Knights’ primary ball carrier this weekend, but don’t be surprised to see more of Justin Goodwin and Desmon Peoples.
Albert Wilson, WR-Georgia State at Alabama
In three games against non-FBS opponents, Wilson has caught 22 passes for 457 yards and four touchdowns. In his only game against an FBS opponent, West Virginia, Wilson was held without a catch. He may not get blanked this weekend, but we feel pretty confident about this recommendation.
Quinshad Davis, WR-North Carolina vs East Carolina
We were wrong about Davis last week, as he caught five passes for 111 yards and a touchdown against ECU. However, we are not ready to insert the sophomore receiver into the starting lineup until he produces on a consistent basis.