PRYOR, OK —
Six weeks into the season, injuries are playing a huge role in fantasy lineups. Just ask Atlanta Falcon Julio Jones’ fantasy owners. Jones could possibly miss the remainder of the season after injuring his foot Monday night against the Jets.
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles has also spent most of the season listed as questionable while battling blisters on his foot. Although Jones and Charles may be irreplaceable in most leagues, the season must continue for owners.
Last week my pick at receiver, the Lions' Calvin Johnson, did not play at all Sunday due to injury and my projected sleeper, Cleveland QB Brian Hoyer, left his game early in the first quarter.
Unless these players experience the same misfortune of injury, they should have a solid fantasy week.
Quarterback: Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins: Griffin and the 'Skins will travel to Dallas this week to play in one of the top rivalries in the NFL. The game should be a shootout, as it always is, especially with two struggling defenses. RGIII should have a great performance at AT&T Stadium this week while keeping up with Tony Romo.
Running back: Knowshon Moreno, Denver Broncos: In all honesty, every Denver Bronco should have a great week against the terrible Jacksonville Jaguars. Once Peyton Manning and the Broncos get a huge lead early, then Denver should continue to hand the ball off to Moreno to run down the clock.
Wide receiver: Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears: Alshon Jeffery has had back-to-back huge weeks, which will actually help Marshall. Now that Jeffery has finally drawn attention away from Marshall, the Giants may forget about Marshall a little bit this week. Without all the extra coverage, Marshall should have a blowout game against a New York team who lets everyone have a big week against them.
Sleeper: Garrett Graham, Tight end, Houston Texans: Graham has already had a decent season thus far, especially while playing behind Owen Daniels. With Daniels out this week and the next couple of weeks, Graham will get the start. Graham should have his breakout performance this week against a good match up in St. Louis. Expect Graham to be reliable for at least the next three weeks.