Week 6: Pickups of the Week
Because of a quad injury in Week 4 and the Redskins' bye in Week 5, it's possible owners need a reminder about Washington's rookie tight end. So, here it is. Jordan Reed has pass-catching skills and Robert Griffin III likes exploiting them. Despite missing around six quarters due to injury, the former Florida Gator ranks fourth on the Redskins with 13 receptions. That might not sound like much, but Reed has 10 more receptions than Davis, the opening game starter. The rookie participated in practice on Monday and should be good for Washington's Sunday night matchup against a Dallas defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to tight ends this season. Considering the Redskins lack a consistent WR2 opposite Pierre Garcon, opportunity exists for someone to emerge. Reed is a worthy candidate for that role and already a mid-range TE2 entering a stellar matchup.MyFantasyLeague availability: 81%
For those streaming defenses, either unit in the Pittsburgh-NYJ matchup offers potential, but let's focus on the home team. Actually, let's get t to the Jets scenario byt starting with the Steelers, who in four games have surrendered 15 sacks, thrown five interceptions (at least one from Big Ben in each game) and lost six fumbles. Le'veon Bell's presence helps with the ground game, but the Jets front-7 devours ball carriers. If New York makes Pittsburgh's attack one-dimensional, expect plenty of sacks against a suspect offensive line.