Wired: Top NBA Pickups Week 6

Wired: Top NBA Pickups Week 6
Spencer Dinwiddie, Mario Chalmers and Kris Dunn are all hot point guards right now. Waiver Wired breaks down the top NBA pickups.
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A.J. Green nabbed four-of-nine targets for 50 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Bengals’ Week 11 win over the Broncos.

Green was silenced by Aqib Talib in the first half, catching his first pass with just over a minute remaining in the second quarter. The Bengals changed gears after halftime, managing to isolate Green against Bradley Roby. That proved to be a much better matchup for Green, who dusted Roby for an 18-yard touchdown to put Cincinnati up ten with under nine minutes left in the fourth quarter. Green has now scored in six-of-eight games since Bill Lazor’s promotion to offensive coordinator. Even with a tough matchup looming against Jason McCourty, fantasy owners shouldn’t hesitate to fire up Green as a WR1 next week versus Cleveland.
Nov 19 - 9:16 PM

Brandon LaFell came down with three catches for 37 yards on five targets Sunday in the Bengals’ Week 11 win over the Broncos.

Most of his yardage came off a play-action pass from Andy Dalton early in the second quarter. Benefiting from a missed tackle by safety Justin Simmons, LaFell was able to turn it into a 29-yard gain. That was really the extent of LaFell’s production as he was held to just one catch for six yards after halftime. This was a big letdown from LaFell’s previous game when he tallied 95 yards and a touchdown on six catches in a loss to Tennessee. He’ll tangle with the Browns at home in Week 12.
Nov 19 - 9:15 PM

Tyler Kroft absorbed two-of-three targets for 12 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Bengals’ Week 11 win over the Broncos.

Kroft ended a three-game touchdown drought by scoring on a play-action pass from Andy Dalton in the first quarter. He was mostly held in check after that and exited briefly with a right hand injury during the second half. Kroft returned later and promptly dropped his next target. The third-year tight end had a career day against the Browns in Week 4 (six catches, 68 yards, two touchdowns) and will look to repeat that performance when he faces them again in Week 12.
Nov 19 - 9:13 PM

Alex Erickson pulled in two catches for 42 yards and a touchdown on two targets Sunday in the Bengals’ Week 11 win over the Broncos.

Erickson beat Bradley Roby for his first career touchdown on a 29-yard strike from Andy Dalton during the second quarter. The 42 yards were his most since Week 2 when he went for a career-high 62 yards in a loss to Houston. Despite Sunday’s success, the second-year wideout remains well off the fantasy radar.
Nov 19 - 9:12 PM

Marshawn Lynch rushed 11 times for 67 yards and caught his only target for 10 yards in the Raiders' Week 11 loss to the Patriots.

Lynch was the most effective weapon for Oakland's offense early, sparking what could have been a game-changing drive with a 25-yard carry midway through the second quarter. A Seth Roberts fumble ended that march inside the 10, however, and a lopsided scoreline limited Lynch to just two carries in the second half. With a tough matchup against the Broncos up next, Lynch will remain no better than a touchdown-hope RB2.
Nov 19 - 8:08 PM

Tyrell Williams caught his lone target for 11 yards in the Chargers' Week 11 win over the Bills.

He's long been off the fantasy radar since his early-season big game against Philly. He's really not even worth blurbing every Sunday at this point.
Nov 19 - 8:07 PM

Hunter Henry caught 2-of-5 targets for 25 yards in the Chargers' Week 11 win over the Bills.

It's a step in the right direction for Henry, but not a big one. He was unable to corral a short touchdown catch a play after Antonio Gates dropped one in the end zone. It was the Keenan Allen show on Sunday, as he gobbled up 12-of-13 targets for 159 yards and two scores. Henry remains a non-fantasy play until he starts putting some stats on the board. Dallas is up next.
Nov 19 - 8:04 PM

Jared Cook hauled in 2-of-5 targets for 36 yards in the Raiders' Week 11 loss to the Patriots.

Cook came into the game on one of the best runs of his career, and he looked headed to another good game when he came up with a nice 26-yard grab in the second quarter. That was about all he could muster the rest of the way, however, as the Raiders' offense was stuck in neutral. Unlike the rest of the passing attack, Cook will be in a bounce-back spot next week against the Broncos. He will remain a solid TE1 in that matchup.
Nov 19 - 8:03 PM
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