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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Week Six: Keepers, Sleepers, and Jeepers

Adam Filadelfo is back once again with this week's Keepers, Sleepers, and Jeepers.  You can follow him on Twitter: @Frostt24.

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With week five behind us and week six just a couple of days away, owners are once again looking over their waiver wire to see which players to add and which players no longer deserve a spot on their roster. Every owner is looking for that next gem to carry their fantasy football team to the promised land. That's where this article comes in.

Keepers

Alshon Jeffery - Coming off a monster game versus the Saints in week five, owners need to take Alshon Jeffery seriously. With season stats of twenty eight receptions for four hundred twenty nine yards and a pair of touchdowns, Alshon is a must add to any fantasy roster and gets the Giants defense this week. In a high powered offense, Jeffery is a fantasy stud going forward.

Keenan Allen - Coming off of a nine target game where he hauled in six catches for one hundred fifteen yards and a score, Allen looks to be the favorite target of Philip Rivers. The number one receiver in a pass heavy offense means big things for Keenan Allen.

Sleepers

Terrance Williams - I believe Terrance Williams value relies entirely on the status of Miles Austin. Once Austin returns from his hamstring injury, Williams could see a dip in his targets. The good news for Williams is that Austin almost always has an injury so Williams will see plenty of playing time. Following his four catch one hundred fifty one yard and a touchdown week five performance, Williams looks like a receiver worth owning knowing Dez will see a lot of double coverage. It also helps that Williams and the Cowboys face the Redskins this week. We could see another Terrance Williams show in week six.

Austin Pettis - Pettis may not wow fantasy owners on a week to week basis, but he could be a plug and play depending on matchups. Through five weeks, Pettis has twenty two receptions for over two hundred yards and four scores. Even though the Rams offense looks to be a mess and lost at times, Pettis should be looked at by owners that need help at the receiver position.

Jeepers

Harry Douglas - With Roddy White looking more hobbled every week and now the news that Julio Jones could miss the remainder of the season with a foot injury, Harry Douglas seems to have become an interesting waiver wire pickup. The Falcons may not have much of a choice than to rely heavily on Douglas. His numbers are pedestrian at best but if you're in a jam at receiver, there may not be much else out there on the waiver wire. Through five weeks, Douglas has sixteen receptions for two hundred nineteen yards. He may be useful against weaker defenses be he won't do much to ease the pain of owners losing Julio Jones.

Nick Foles - Vick has already been all but ruled out for week six and we'd be safe to assume Nick Foles gets the start against Tampa Bay. While Foles was impressive in relief of Vick, it was against the Giants. He has a little tougher task this week facing the Buccaneers and if he plays well, could keep the job moving forward. I wouldn't count on Foles every week but he could help owners in need of a quarterback this week. Passing for almost two hundred yards and two touchdowns does say a little something about Foles but again, it was against the Giants deplorable defense that didn't even have their usual secondary.