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Andy offers up a couple of players you should grab early ahead of week 6.
- One of your priorities at running back this week, no doubt, has to be Alex Collins. He's coming off a game in which he played over 70% of the snaps on Thursday night, delivered 72 total yards. It was fine. I'm not gonna say it was spectacular, but it was fine. But he's looking at something close to a full workload if Chris Carson can't go in week six against Pittsburgh.
Now that's not a great match-up either. Of course, we respect the Steelers, but Carson dealing with that neck injury sidelined him in week 5. Alex Collins had already carved out a decent share of the rushing workload for Seattle. That is certainly gonna be there for him in the week ahead. Challenging match-up. But, of course, with the workload that he's likely to receive, he's got a good chance to find the end zone.
And then it only took five weeks, but Marquez Callaway finally made some fantasy noise. Season-high eight targets for him-- he caught four of them-- 85 yards and a couple of scores. One of the scores was ridiculously easy, and the other score was a long Hail Mary where he just boxed out defenders. Good job, Washington. Callaway looks like he has a shot to be the number 1 receiver for the Saints when they come out of there bye next week. At least until Michael Thomas comes back, he's available in about 70% of Yahoo leagues.