- Tim Kavanagh, Fantasy and Insider
Week 6 Cheat Sheet
Each week, the cheat sheet combs through the choicest Insider fantasy advice to provide owners with last-minute roster advice for the weekend. Here is this week's edition:
Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins: The top scorer in all of fantasy football entering Week 5, RG3 suffered a concussion during the loss to Atlanta, finishing the game with just three points in ESPN standard scoring (that's down from his average of around 25 per game). He has been cleared to practice this week but awaits a clearance for contact. If he is cleared, then good, great, grand, wonderful: Activate him. If he isn't, Eric Karabell -- in Four Downs this week -- does not recommend picking up and starting his replacement, fellow rook Kirk Cousins.
Arizona Cardinals RBs: Beanie Wells was placed on injured reserve/designated to return earlier this season, and his backfield mate Ryan Williams has joined him on the shelf with a season-ending shoulder injury. So who picks up the slack for the Cards? It's LaRod Stephens-Howling and William Powell. KC Joyner writes in his Fantasy Foresight column that the Cardinals face a good matchup on the ground this week against the Buffalo Bills (the second-most RB fantasy points against this season), before tough matchups with Minnesota (Week 7) and San Francisco (Week 8).
Tim Kavanagh sifts through ESPN Insider's top fantasy content from Week 6 to present the best start, sit, injury and pickup advice in one place. For starters, regardless of RG3's health, backup Kirk Cousins doesn't make a great play for owners.