Todd Lokken from Strategic Fantasy Football identifies most dropped and picked up free agents for week 6 of the NFL season.

October 14, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
Antowain Smith, who essentially has ridden the bench all year for the New Orleans Saints, has suddenly become a hot property with the season-ending injury to Deuce McAllister. Smith is expected to fill in for McAllister, who was off to one of the best starts this year, according to Todd Lokken, President of Strategic Fantasy Football. Thus far in 2005, Smith has 26 attempts for 73 yards, with the majority of that work coming after McAllister went down in Green Bay with an injury.

In Seattle, another injuries opened the door for another much-craved player, Joe Jurevicius. When Darrell Jackson and Bobby Engram went down with injuries, Seattle was looking for a #1 receiver. Jurevicius stepped into the role with a huge game against St. Louis, after being virtually invisible through the first 4 weeks. “Last week, Jurevicius really stepped up, and he has a very favorable matchup this week against the woeful Houston Texans”, says Lokken.

While there are still attractive players through week 5, other players are finding their value almost nil at this point. With the season ending injury, McAllister tops the most-dropped list. Additionally, another running back out for the year, Najeh Davenport of the Green Bay Packers is the second most dropped player, which is really no surprise. What is of some surprise is the availability in many leagues of Aaron Brooks, who had an awful performance against the Packers. “It looks like owners are just tired of the inconsistency with him”, says Lokken.

Other top free agent signings include Mark Brunell and Jerome Bettis, while other most-dropped players include Derrick Blaylock and Marcel Shipp.

Strategic Fantasy Football provides fantasy football analysis and strategy for players of fantasy football. For more information, contact Todd Lokken at 847.985.8566.