NFL Fantasy: Kyle Pitts lights up London, Carson Wentz an option at quarterback in Week Six?


Hannah Wilkes

Additional time Presenter & NFL Reporter

Hannah Wilkes helps you navigate your means by way of the 2021 season in her weekly column; watch NFL Additional time with Hannah and Josh Denzel, in addition to friends Kay Adams and Will Blackmon, each Thursday from 9pm on Sky Sports activities NFL

Final Up to date: 14/10/21 6:18am

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz could be a quarterback target on the waiver wire for Week Six

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz might be a quarterback goal on the waiver wire for Week Six

Sky Sports activities‘ NFL Fantasy Soccer guru Hannah Wilkes helps you navigate your means by way of the 2021 season in her weekly column, the place this week she appears to be like again on the league’s return to London and suggests some quarterback choices as bye weeks loom…

“I am 30 years outdated, but it surely ain’t slowing me down proper now!” enthused Cordarelle Patterson post-game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.

Cordarrelle Patterson talks to Sky Sports after his Atlanta Falcons beat the New York Jets in London.

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Cordarrelle Patterson talks to Sky Sports activities after his Atlanta Falcons beat the New York Jets in London.

Cordarrelle Patterson talks to Sky Sports activities after his Atlanta Falcons beat the New York Jets in London.

His power was palpable after the Atlanta Falcons picked up their second win of the season in entrance of a sell-out London crowd, and the huge smile on his face summed up just about the temper of all 60,000+ individuals there (even the New York Jets followers).

Highlights of the game between the New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London

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Highlights of the sport between the New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London

Highlights of the sport between the New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London

Being there on Sunday it concurrently felt just like the London Video games had by no means been away, but additionally like their return had despatched pleasure ranges by way of the roof. Followers had been pouring in once I arrived at 10.30am on Sunday morning, and had been nonetheless going robust 9 hours later effectively after the groups had left for the airport.

As all the time, the stands had been a riot of color with all 32 groups represented within the jerseys being worn – our American buddies over for the sport had been notably entertained by the variety of Blake Bortles jerseys on show – and the nationwide anthems set a brand new customary in sheer ‘wow’ issue. Rather a lot is alleged in regards to the ‘Tremendous Bowl ambiance’ of the Worldwide Video games, however I do not assume that is fairly proper; they are a get together all of their very own and everybody’s invited.

Matt Ryan and Kyle Pitts were key to a hugely impressive 92-yard touchdown drive!

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Matt Ryan and Kyle Pitts had been key to a vastly spectacular 92-yard landing drive!

Matt Ryan and Kyle Pitts had been key to a vastly spectacular 92-yard landing drive!

And, after all, it was an excellent higher day for Fantasy Soccer managers who caught with Falcons tight finish Kyle Pitts. With no Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage or Wayne Gallman this was billed as a Pitts escape sport, and with 9 receptions for 119 yards, plus his first profession landing, the 2021 fourth general draft decide hauled in 26.90 fantasy factors and (lastly?) lived as much as they hype. He additionally confirmed some spectacular stiff-arm abilities and outrageous skill along with his arms alongside the way in which; a one-handed catch proper in entrance of our Sky sideline place was a private spotlight.

Tuck him safely again in your bench although as Atlanta, together with their London opponents the Jets, the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints are all on byes in Week Six.

Good Morning Football's Kay Adams picks out the five players you should target on the waiver wire in NFL Fantasy Football ahead of Week Six.

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Good Morning Soccer’s Kay Adams picks out the 5 gamers you must goal on the waiver wire in NFL Fantasy Soccer forward of Week Six.

Good Morning Soccer’s Kay Adams picks out the 5 gamers you must goal on the waiver wire in NFL Fantasy Soccer forward of Week Six.

Bye-oh-bye…

Bye weeks are right here. And it would pay to plan forward, notably a Week 7 which sees the Buffalo Payments, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars all take a relaxation. Which means no Josh Allen, no Stefon Diggs, no Payments protection, no CeeDee Lamb, no Justin Herbert, no Aust….you get the purpose.

The excellent news is although, there are many choices on the market who can get you out of a bye-week bind and possibly some respectable sleepers obtainable who you proceed to disregard. (Tim Patrick, anybody!?).

Whilst you most likely haven’t got a quarterback from any of the Week Six bye groups as your starter (until you are courageous), be ready for at the least three individuals in your league to be in want subsequent week. If you happen to’re taking part in soiled, grabbing the likes of Carson Wentz (who has been regular), Taylor Heinicke and/or Sam Darnold now may not be the worst thought.

Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold is another potential option in Week Six

Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold is one other potential possibility in Week Six

Within the phrases of Kay Adams on NFL Additional time final week, “there isn’t a such factor as an unplanned bye-week”, so be alert! Take a flick through your roster in case you by chance have a bunch of gamers with the identical bye (my total receiving corps in a single league is Cincinnati Bengals gamers, not preferrred) and begin stacking that bench now.

Do not sleep on…

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is in line for an increased role this week in the absence of Dallas Goedert

Philadelphia Eagles tight finish Zach Ertz is in line for an elevated function this week within the absence of Dallas Goedert

Zach Ertz (yep, actually) on Thursday Night time Soccer towards the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Philadelphia Eagles’ No 1 tight finish Dallas Goedert is on the reserve/COVID-19 record, so Ertz will probably have an enormous step up in manufacturing towards a protection that’s permitting essentially the most passing yards this season.

I’ve stated it a number of instances this season; at TE, it is actually price making an attempt something.

Additionally I like to recommend you examine the Rob Gronkowski state of affairs as late as you may forward of TNF. He is stated to be not off course after the rib damage he picked up in Week Three towards the Los Angeles Rams. He could be price a raffle should you’re struggling, as if he does play it is unlikely he’ll be given a full workload in his first sport again.

Bear in mind the title…

Amon-Ra St.Brown. The Detroit Lions fourth spherical draft decide this 12 months has led his workforce in receptions in every of the previous two video games. St Brown has out-produced fifth-year receiver Kalif Raymond within the absence of Quintez Cephus who might be out for the season with a damaged collar bone.

With the Lions winless they’re taking part in quite a lot of detrimental sport scripts (which means extra reliance on the passing sport) and St Brown is just rostered in 5 per cent of Fantasy leagues, per NFL.com, inserting him as a probably sensible pickup. Particularly should you’re in a deep league with restricted choices.

A short phrase on…

Simply how sensible has this season been to date? Week 5 was a supreme advert for every part we love about this sport. Wild kicking mishaps; the Bengals forcing the Inexperienced Bay Packers into additional time; the Payments avenging their AFC Championship loss towards the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs in Arrowhead; Lamar Jackson carrying the Baltimore Ravens from 22-3 all the way down to the Indianapolis Colts with three minutes to play within the third quarter, to 22 unanswered factors and an OT win. WHAT!?

I am going to quote my very own Twitter put up right here as a result of a) it is my column and so I make the foundations, and b) the response to it appears I am not alone on this.

Be part of Hannah Wilkes and Josh Denzel, with Kay Adams and Will Blackmon, on NFL Additional time, each Thursday at 9pm on Sky Sports activities NFL.



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