smitty fantasy football advice

A few of the players below might not be available in larger leagues, but they are worth tossing into this week’s mix just in case your league is small, or your league mates aren’t as active (making your waiver wire pool a bit more rich than usual). Note: I’m assuming Antonio Gates and Willie Snead are both not available in most all leagues, but check just in case! Both are must-owns!

Charcandrick West / Knile Davis (RB/KC)

Redraft & Dynasty

As I just said on our forums, I feel like I just woke up a year into the future and I’m trying to piece together why Knile Davis isn’t immediately being inserted into the starting running back slot for that Kansas City offense. He is proven, he is electric, yet KC is clearly not turning to him heading into Week 6. Keep in mind that they have made it public that they will give both West and Davis the football in Week 6, but why Knile isn’t being given a chance after his huge success last year when called upon, well, it’s beyond me. Both West and Davis are great pick-ups this week, though. West appears to have the advantage heading into Week 6, but I’m still sticking to my guns when it comes to Davis. I am not cutting him in any leagues, and I own him in most all of them, dynasty and redraft.

Gary Barnidge (TE/CLE)

Redraft & Dynasty

Gary Barnidge is looking like the real deal, and while he might not be available in most leagues, I am in one where he is, and I see him available in small-to-medium size leagues. He is a top 5-10 fantasy TE moving forward. His last three lines are incredible: 6-105/1TD, 6-75/1TD and 8-139/1TD. All this said, selling high is always smart if the price is right, so see what you can get for the tight end!

Thomas Rawls (RB/SEA)

Redraft & Dynasty

Thomas Rawls just dropped 169 yards and a TD on 23 carries, and Marshawn Lynch isn’t likely going to be fully healthy in Week 6 (even if he returns). Setbacks happen when player rush back, too, so this guy has some strong value right now. The best move to entertain, though, is selling hight to the Lynch owner in your league. Test the trade waters, and get crafty with some multi-player trades that have Rawls mixed in, as this might get the Lynch owner considering moves he/she wouldn’t normally make.


  1. Smitty Smitty on October 13, 2015 at 2:34 am

    What camp are you in, Camp Knile Davis, or Camp West?

  2. Avatar Mike Middleton on October 14, 2015 at 11:16 am

    RBBC. West will get the start this week, but over time I see Davis being the early down back and West becoming the change of pace/3rd down RB.

    • Smitty Smitty on October 18, 2015 at 4:18 am

      Davis should get the TDs so I see everyone jumping ship way too early on Knile Davis.

  3. Avatar Masson on October 14, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    I agree with Mike. In my big money non ppr league I had option between Davis and West and I decided to go with Davis.
    Believe Davis takes over majority carries and is going to be goal line back. Actually starting Davis this week due to byes

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