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Last updated: 10/14/21 06:18 AM

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz could be a quarterback target on the waiver wire for week six

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz could be a quarterback target on the waiver wire for week six

Air sports“NFL Fantasy Football guru Hannah Wilkes helps you navigate your way through the 2021 season in her weekly column, where this week she looks back on the league’s return to London and suggests a few quarterback options as the weeks of leave are looming …

“I’m 30, but it’s not slowing me down right now!” said Cordarelle Patterson after the game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.

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

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

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

His energy was palpable after the Atlanta Falcons clinched their second victory of the season in front of a sold-out London crowd, and the broad smile on his face pretty much summed up the mood of the 60,000+ people there ( even the New York jet fans).

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

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

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

Being there on Sunday was simultaneously as if the London Games had never been far away, but also as if their return had raised levels of excitement through the roof. Fans were pouring in when I arrived at 10:30 am on Sunday morning, and were still going strong nine hours later long after the teams had left for the airport.

As always, the stands were full of color with all 32 teams represented in the jerseys worn – our American friends for the game were especially entertained by the number of Blake Bortles jerseys on display – and the national anthems set a new standard in factor. ‘wow’ pure. There’s a lot of talk about the “Super Bowl atmosphere” of the International Games, but I don’t think that’s entirely correct; they are a party to them all and everyone is invited.

Matt Ryan and Kyle Pitts were the key to an extremely impressive 92 yard touchdown!

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Matt Ryan and Kyle Pitts were the key to an extremely impressive 92 yard touchdown!

Matt Ryan and Kyle Pitts were the key to an extremely impressive 92 yard touchdown!

And, of course, it was an even better day for the Fantasy Football managers who stayed with Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts. Without Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage or Wayne Gallman, it was billed as a Pitts breakout game, and with nine receptions for 119 yards, plus his first career touchdown, the fourth pick in the 2021 draft tallied 26.90 fantastic points and (finally?) lived up to the hype. He also showed impressive skills with stiff arms and outrageous ability with his hands throughout the course; a one-handed grip just in front of our Sky key position was a personal highlight.

Tuck him safely back on your bench as Atlanta, along with their London opponents the Jets, San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints all say goodbye in week six.

Kay Adams of Good Morning Football picks the five players you should target on the waiver thread in NFL Fantasy Football before week six.

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Kay Adams of Good Morning Football picks the five players you should target on the waiver thread in NFL Fantasy Football before week six.

Kay Adams of Good Morning Football picks the five players you should target on the waiver thread in NFL Fantasy Football before week six.

Bye…

The farewell weeks are here. And it might be worth planning ahead, especially looking at a Week 7 that will see the Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Jacksonville Jaguars all resting. That means no Josh Allen, no Stefon Diggs, no Bills defense, no CeeDee Lamb, no Justin Herbert, no Aust … you get it.

The good news, however, is that there are plenty of options that can get you out of a week-off deadlock and probably a few decent sleepers available that you continue to ignore. (Tim Patrick, anyone!?).

While you probably don’t have a Six Team Bye Quarterback of the Week as a starter (unless you’re brave), be prepared for at least three people from your league to be in need. next week. If you’re playing dirty, catching Carson Wentz (who’s been stable), Taylor Heinicke and / or Sam Darnold now might not be the worst idea.

Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold is another potential option in Week 6

Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold is another potential option in Week 6

In the words of Kay Adams on NFL overtime last week, “there is no unscheduled week off”, so be careful! Go through your roster in case you accidentally have a bunch of players with the same bye (my whole receiving body in a league is made up of Cincinnati Bengals players, which isn’t ideal) and start stacking that bench now .

Don’t sleep on it …

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is up for an increased role this week in Dallas Goedert's absence

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is up for an increased role this week in Dallas Goedert’s absence

Zach Ertz (yes, really) on Thursday Night Football against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Philadelphia Eagles No.1 tight end Dallas Goedert is on the reserve / COVID-19 roster, so Ertz will likely have a big step forward in production against a defense that allows the most passing yards this season.

I have said it several times this season; at TE it’s literally worth trying anything.

I also recommend that you check Rob Gronkowski’s situation as late as possible before TNF. He is said to be headed in the right direction after the rib injury he sustained in Week 3 against the Los Angeles Rams. He might be worth it if you’re struggling, because if he does play he’s unlikely to receive a full workload in his first comeback game.

Remember the name …

Amon-Ra St. Brown. The Detroit Lions’ fourth-round pick this year has led his team in receptions in each of the last two games. St Brown outscored fifth-year wide receiver Kalif Raymond in the absence of Quintez Cephus who could be out for the season with a broken collarbone.

With the Lions winless, they play a lot of negative play scripts (which means more confidence in the passing game) and St Brown is only listed in 5% of the fantasy leagues, according to NFL.com, which he says. place as a potentially smart pickup. Especially if you are in a deep league with limited options.

A quick word about …

How brilliant has this season been so far? The fifth week was supreme publicity for everything we love about the sport. Wild kicking accidents; the Bengals forcing the Green Bay Packers to work overtime; Bills avenging their AFC championship loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Arrowhead; Lamar Jackson took the Baltimore Ravens 22-3 to the Indianapolis Colts with three minutes left in the third quarter, 22 unanswered points and an overtime victory. WHAT !?

I’m going to quote my own Twitter post here because a) this is my column and so I make the rules, and b) the response to it seems like I’m not alone in this case.

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