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Fantasy Football: Low Floor, High Ceiling Waiver Targets

Hard to believe, but we already have Week 6 upon us. We are now in the guts of the football season, in the midst of shuffling bye weeks every Sunday and finding replacement players for injuries. While things may seem scarce, there are still names out there you should roll the dice on while you still can.

Hayden Hurst - Hayden Hurst was the first tight end taken in April's draft, but because of a small bone break in his foot he went ignored in fantasy drafts. He still remains owned in only about 30 percent of leagues. Hurst is a huge bodied tight end at 6-4, 245 and should be Joe Flacco's new favorite toy in the red zone. Hurst got his feet wet for the first time last week getting only 2 targets for 7 yards and playing only 24 percent of the snaps on offense. But the leash is expected to come off this week as reports coming out of Baltimore have said he has had a phenomenal week of practice. Each week from here on out you can expect Hurst to get better and better and more and more playing time. Snag him now before he breaks out and someone gets him before you do.

D'Onte Foreman - Foreman was averaging over 4 yards a carry a year ago as a rookie when a devastating injury to his achilles ended his season. Such a serious injury has lead to him missing all of this season thus far also as he continues to rehab and Houston has no plans to rush their young back. With that said, Houston placed him on the PUP this season, not IR, which means they do have plans to have him back on the field. Lamar Miller has been far from spectacular during his time in Houston and his backup Alfred Blue is just that, a backup. If and when Foreman gets a clean bill of health, Houston has there sights set on him being their franchise back. If you have room on your roster, or injury designations open, roll the dice on Foreman. No reward without the risk.

Jalen Richard - How about a little comparison. Player 1 fantasy points week by week. 2, 2, 4, 13, 4. Player 2. 16, 0, 11, 6, 11. That is only 25 points to 45. Player 1 is Duke Johnson. Player 2 is Jalen Richard. The more outrageous stat? Richard is only owned in 13 percent of CBS leagues. THIRTEEN! The output he has produced is more than acceptable as an RB3/bye week fill in. And with the way the Raiders season is going, they are continuously going to be losing and needing to throw the ball. That means exit Beast Mode, enter Pass Mode. Jalen Richard.


Chris Ivory  - This is more of and watch and wait. There has been a lot of trade rumors circulating around LeSean McCoy this season and there is a familiar team in East Pennsylvania in need of a running back. If McCoy happens to get moved, or gets hurt as hes prone to do, Chris Ivory is next in line. Even with McCoy in the picture Ivory has been getting decent work with 20 carries a few weeks ago and another 14 last week to go along with goal line looks. Just monitor the situation closely.

Mike Davis - Over the last two weeks Seattle has run more than they have passed calling over 54 percent run plays. If only they had this style offense in the Sup... You know what, never mind. Anyway, two weeks ago Mike Davis carried the rock 21 times for over 100 yards and punched it in the endzone twice. Last week Chris Carson came back onto scene, but Davis still got handed a solid workload rushing for nearly 70 yards and another score. As we all know, Seattle running backs seem to go down hurt every other week so its worth noting if Carson cannot stay on the field, Davis may be looking at 20 touches a game.




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