It’s Friday the 13th, and you are already feeling unlucky about Week 6. Maybe your opponent had Zach Ertz and Christian McCaffery going in the Thursday night game and you are down already with some of your key players on byes. That’s fine, you still have a lot of guys left to play and can still win. Stop being superstitious and just consult our list of 13 fill-ins that can carry you through the byes and injury issues.
1. Jacoby Brissett – The Titans have allowed an NFL-high 12 TD passes plus Brissett has three rushing scores.
2. Josh McCown: He will at least be adequate. The Patriots have allowed an NFL-high 25.0 Fantasy Points Per Game to opposing QBs on ESPN.com.
3. Samaje Perine: The 49ers allow 29.0 FFPG to opposing RBs, second-highest among NFC teams.
4. Chris Thompson: The Niners have allowed an NFL-high 35 catches to RBs, for 300 yards.
5. Theo Riddick: The Saints have surrendered 32 receptions to opposing RBs for an NFC-high 303 yards.
6. Javorius Allen: The Bears have allowed five rushing scores, and Allen is becoming the clear lead back on the Ravens as both a runner and receiver.
7. Donte Moncrief: The Titans have allowed an NFL-high nine TD passes to opposing WRs.
8. Martavis Bryant: There are rumors of him being scaled back. So he will feel the pressure and bust out against a KC pass defense that allows 39.3 FFPG to opposing WRs, second most in the AFC, and will be obsessed with containing Antonio Brown.
9. Jermaine Kearse: The Patriots are just behind the Chiefs in FFPG allowed to WRs at 39.1.
10. Jamison Crowder: Washington intends to get him more involved, and a matchup with the 49ers is the spot to do it.
11. David Njoku: New Browns QB starter Kevin Hogan has already shown an affinity for him in his brief playing time so far.
12. Vernon Davis: Call it a hunch, but he’s going to score against his former team.
13. Baltimore Ravens defense: If you missed out on Washington or Atlanta the Ravens should hold steady against erratic rookie Mitch Trubisky.