We've reached the halfway point of the fantasy football regular season, so how are things going for your team? That bad? Well, I'm hurting too, but there's still plenty of time left. Remember, you just need to make the playoffs! There are not many good waiver wire prospects this week, perhaps due to a rather healthy week 6 around the NFL. This week, we do need to contend with three undefeated teams on bye, the Bengals, Broncos, and Packers. The Bears are also on bye, though there's fewer fantasy implications with them being off.
If you're in need of a spot starter this week, look no further than Brian Hoyer, who is playing very well since resuming QB duties in Houston - plus he'll just throw the ball the DeAndre Hopkins all day long. Don't fall into the Matthew Stafford trap, he's only had one good week - that was against the Bears who give up the 5th most fantasy points to opposing QB's. The Vikings, on the other hand, are giving up the 28th most. Look for the Lions to look more like the bumbling team they have been all year.
Antonio Andrews seems to be one of the only decent options at RB in Tennessee this week, and will a full game of carries, could wind up as a legit RB2. Meanwhile, Alfred Morris just can't get anything going. Even with the absence of Matt Jones, Morris only had 11 carries for 21 yards. Despite a favorable matchup against Tampa, you should sit Alfred Morris this week.
Travis Benjamin, who is inexplicably not owned in 18% of Yahoo leagues, has the 5th most fantasy points among WR's. Benjamin should be starting EVERY week, but I just wanted to take this opportunity that point out that, yet again, we have him ranked much higher than the crowd. Mike Evans, on the other hand, you have my permission to bench. His best game this year is a measly 10.1 points, and the Tampa offense has left a lot to be desired. Start him if you're short on players, but if you're choosing between Evans and someone else, go with whoever else that may be.
Ladarius Green is a guy that could provide you with a streaming or bye week fill-in for week 7. The Chargers seem to be using lots of two tight end sets, especially with all their injuries at WR. Additionally, the Raiders are giving up the most points to opposing TE's, so Green definitely has a respectable floor, and a good ceiling for someone who is only 27% owned in Yahoo leagues.