Just hours before the start of Week 6 I know many people have questions running through their heads. Who should I start? Who should I sit?
Let’s take a look at a few situations to try and settle things:
Greg Jennings – Green Bay Packers
I know there is a lot of displeasure with Jennings production thus far in 2010, and there should be. An early round draft pick, he has managed just 14 catches for 183 yards and 3 TD. His last four games have been downright pathetic:
- Week 2 – 3 receptions for 36 yards and 0 TD
- Week 3 – 2 receptions for 18 yards and 1 TD
- Week 4 – 2 receptions for 25 yards and 1 TD
- Week 5 – 2 receptions for 22 yards and 0 TD
Drafted by many as a #1 receiver, that’s just not supposed to happen. However, don’t forget that there was a reason that you were willing to use an early draft pick on him. He has three consecutive seasons of at least 920 yards and from 2007-2008 scored 21 TD. The talent is there, now is the time for him to show it.
Once an offense with unlimited offensive weapons, the losses of Ryan Grant and JerMichael Finley have made things a little less crowded. The Packers need Jennings to step up and deliver and with Aaron Rodgers listed as probable, the potential is certainly there in Week 6.
There has been talk this week about the Packers looking to get him more involved in the offense. It really doesn’t take much to figure that one out, however.
It feels like it is only a matter of time before he explodes with a big day and you don’t want to have him sitting on your bench when he does. Keep him active in all formats against the Miami Dolphins.
Kenny Britt – Tennessee Titans
With Justin Gage out for their matchup against Jacksonville, according to the team’s website (click here for the article), Britt will again step into the starting lineup. Last week Britt had four receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown replacing the injured Gage.
In fact, he has scored in three straight games. Of course, his only game of more then 50 yards was in Week 5 and he often finds himself in the coach’s doghouse and battling for playing time.
The Titans offense runs through Chris Johnson and it is never a certainty who the main target in the passing game will be. Is it going to be Gage? Or Nate Washington? Or maybe Bo Scaife? Of course, they do take on a Jaguars passing defense who has allowed the fifth most yards per game (282.2) and the most passing TDs (12). That certainly helps Britt’s potential outlook.
He is no certainty, but with his recent performance and the matchup he’s worth considering as your WR3 depending on your other options.
Pierre Garcon/Austin Collie – Indianapolis Colts
There are only so many balls to go around in the Colts offense. When you have Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark, two of the elite players at their position, you would think that the secondary players value might suffer.
This is Indianapolis, however, led by one of the best quarterbacks of all-time. Just look at Peyton Manning’s attempts per game in 2010:
- Week 1 at Houston – 57
- Week 2 vs. New York Giants – 26
- Week 3 at Denver – 43
- Week 4 at Jacksonville – 46
- Week 5 vs. Kansas City – 44
Outside of the Week 2 matchup where the Giants tempted to beat them with the run (and they did), the Colts have continued to be a pass heavy team. With Donald Brown out and a matchup against the third worst passing defense in the league (298.0 passing yards per game) there is little chance of that not continuing.
Collie flourished with Garcon out of the lineup earlier in the season, though the Colts worked hard to get Garcon reintegrated in Week 5. He actually led the team in targets (14), going for six receptions for 57 yards. The team will continue to rediscover the rapport between Garcon and Manning, while also spreading the ball to the rest of their weapons.
Both players should be active in all formats, as they offer tremendous upside this week.
What are your thoughts on these players? Would you play or bench them? Why or why not?
Make sure to check out the rest of our Week 6 Rankings: