To prevent pain, heartache and mind-numbing Ls, it’s important to ponder the potential of all commodities, especially in these burdensome bye weeks. To prevent falling into a whirlpool of suck in Week 6, here are three under-started players primed to shine this weekend:
Chad Henne, Jax, QB – Against the unstoppable Broncos in a game I’ve dubbed the “Spread Bowl,” Henne should produce rosy results in garbage time. Denver has surrendered a staggering 8.8 yards per attempt, 365.4 passing yards and 2.0 passing touchdowns per game this season. Similar to what he accomplished in another projected lopsided affair last year in Houston, Henne exceeds 350 yards and finds the end-zone multiple times.
Danny Woodhead, SD, RB – With Ryan Mathews presumably sidelined, the diminutive rusher is about to take the Colts behind the old woodshed. On pace for 99 receptions, he is must-start material in PPR or standard formats. The Colts have only yielded 4.1 yards per carry to opposing RBs, but likely to net 15-20 touches, he’s a strong candidate for 100 total yards and a touchdown.
T.Y. Hilton, Ind, WR – Off an improbable 5-140-2 explosion against a stingy Seattle secondary, Hilton should keep the good times a rollin’ in San Diego. The Chargers sport one of the friendliest pass Ds in the league. Already six wideouts have exceeded 10 fantasy points in a game against them in traditional formats. Reggie Wayne and Hilton are sure to add to that total.