Kenny Britt is Looking to Produce The Best Season of His Career
Last week Kenny Britt was on my waiver wire list as a suggested add. I predicted a decent game from him against a bad Lions secondary and he out produced even my lofty expectations. As a matter of fact, this promotion to the top waiver add of the week is not a reaction to one big game. Kenny Britt’s season has been building towards this for weeks. Week 6 may very well be his ceiling. I’ll take that ceiling any day. As always, all of the players mentioned in the waiver column are available in over 50% of yahoo leagues. For more information and interaction, visit the forums page and twitter.
Kenny Britt (9% owned) of the Los Angeles Rams had a monster game in Week 6. He scored the second most fantasy points amongst wide receivers in standard leagues turning his 8 targets into 7 catches for 136 yards and 2 touchdowns. After steady production through the first 5 weeks, and this breakout game in week 6, Britt is now ranked in the top 15 amongst receivers. He has 59.20 fantasy points through 6 weeks which is the same as the highly regarded Jordy Nelson. In addition to Kenny Britt’s consistency, he has a favorable schedule for much of this season. This does not mean he will finish the season as a WR2, but 80 catches for 1,000 yards and 5 touchdowns is well within reach.
Ty Montgomery (1% owned) of the Green Bay Packers was for me the biggest surprise of week 6. With no James Starks, Randall Cobb was thought to be used as the main receiving option out of the backfield. This turned out to be false as Ty Montgomery was used as the primary receiving running back. As a result of lining up in the backfield and split out as a receiver, Montgomery was targeted 12 times turning that into 10 catches for 98 yards. Since James Starks is going to miss multiple weeks, Montgomery could become a good option in his absence. In addition to Starks’ injury, Davante Adams is in danger of missing the Thursday night game against the Bears potentially increasing Montgomery’s workload.
Kendall Wright (2% owned) of the Tennessee Titans played his first meaningful snaps of the year this week. Since coming off an injured hamstring, the Titans have eased Wright back into the offense. This was also the case on Sunday as Kendall Wright played in 22 of the 62 snaps on the day. Due to lack of playing time, the outlook for Wright is uncertain but his efficiency on the field makes him worth a stash. Most noteworthy of the 9 targets for 8 catches, 133 yards and 1 touchdown performance is the fact that Kendall Wright was targeted on about 41% of the snaps he played. Therefore, if that rate was stretched out over a full game, which would never happen but it’s still fun to imagine, he would have something like 20 catches for 300 yards and 3 touchdowns. That will never happen. Ever.
Anquan Boldin (20% owned) of the Detroit Lions is over owned. The best game of his season was in week 6. Comparatively to his early career, Boldin has been ineffective. On Sunday he had 9 targets for 8 catches, 60 yards and a touchdown.