1. Geno Smith, Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks offense has exceeded expectations this season post the Russell Wilson era. Seattle ranks seventh in touchdowns scored this season as they have 15 on the season. Geno Smith has been an integral part of the Seahawks success as he’s playing at a level which gives Seattle a chance to win. Smith is averaging 18.6 fantasy points this season which ranks him sixth at the quarterback position. Seattle’s defense is ranked last in total defense and second to last in scoring defense, so Smith is going to be throwing the ball a lot. The Seahawks signal caller is rapidly getting added to fantasy rosters, so it’s important to acquire Smith today if he’s available in your league.
*Available in 38.3 of ESPN fantasy leagues
- Eno Benjamin, Arizona Cardinals
Adding Eno Benjamin for week six is solely contingent on him being the lead back on Sunday if James Conner needs another week of rehab. The Arizona Cardinals are playing the worst defense in the NFL, which means ideally they will have success offensively. Benjamin scored a touchdown, had 25 rushing yards, and three receptions that mainly came in the second half of play against the Philadelphia Eagles. Without sharing the backfield, the Cardinals ball carrier should be north of 13 fantasy points on Sunday and will be a good flex play during week six.
*Available in 77.8% of ESPN fantasy leagues
- George Pickens, Pittsburgh Steelers
After switching from Mitch Trubisky to first round pick Kenny Pickett, the new signal caller is trying to find his go to receiver in Pittsburgh. Coming off back to back double digit fantasy performances, George Pickens might be that guy for Pickett. The Steelers are one of the worst teams in the AFC and will be playing from behind in many games this season. Pickens has 16 targets in the last two games and that trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Fantasy owners should stash the Steelers wideout for one more week to assess if he can reach 10+ points three straight weeks. If Pickens can achieve those numbers this week, he will be a flex lock for the remainder of the season.
*Available in 45.7% of ESPN fantasy leagues
- Josh Reynolds, Detroit Lions
Josh Reynolds is my personal favorite add of them all and I can’t believe he isn’t rostered in many leagues. Reynolds has been consistent throughout the entire season as he’s found the end zone and has the targets.
Week one: One reception, 28 yards, and three fantasy points
Week two: Three receptions, 38 yards, one touchdown, 12 fantasy points
Week three: Six receptions, 96 yards, and 15 fantasy points
Week four: Seven receptions, 81 yards, one touchdown, and 21 fantasy points
Week five: Six receptions, 92 yards, and 15 fantasy points
Detroit has one of the worst defenses in the NFL as they are last in points allowed and second to last in yards allowed. Jared Goff will be throwing the football a lot to keep pace with the opposing offense, so Reynolds will keep playing at a high level due to his high volume of targets. Fantasy owners need to add him today and look for Reynolds to be a WR2/Flex option.
*Available in 86.8% of ESPN fantasy leagues
- Rams D/ST
The Carolina Panthers just fired head coach Matt Rhule and their first game with an interim head coach is against the super bowl champions. The Rams have been underwhelming so far this season and this looks like a get-right game for them. Baker Mayfield has been awful this season, so look for Los Angeles to take advantage of his poor play. The Rams will have their highest scoring game against the Panthers and should be added for fantasy owners in need of a defense.
*Available in 94.6% of ESPN fantasy leagues