Welcome back to Week 6. Another week, another QB benching, another opportunity. At this point in the season, my personal team is 4-2 mostly because of who I've managed to find on waivers. Grabbing a contributing player or two can make a huge difference in a league with so much uncertainty. Last week I advised you to get your hands on Aaron Murray and he responded by throwing for over 300 yards and a touchdown. Tyms didn't have a huge day but still had 9 targets. Our last target, Sankey had 7 touches in his first game action of the year. This week we're targeting another backup QB, a forgotten WR and possibly the only relevant Tight End in the entirety of the AAF.
"The Best" QB in the AAF, Luis Perez was finally benched. Price came in and completed 62% of his passes for 234 yards and the only Iron passing touchdown of the season. Going forward he has one of the best-supporting casts featuring Richardson and Patton.
Mullaney has been hurt the last few weeks and may have been dropped in your league. He practiced last week and should be making his first start since Week 2. Quarterbacked by Wolford, this is a passing attack you want to get a piece of.
Saxton may already be taken in your league if you have a sociopath league member who has kept a tight end all this time. Saxton has been putting work in the last 2 weeks. Last week he caught 3 of 4 targets for 75 yards. Austin Sefarien-Jenkins was a leading receiver for the Huskies when Price was the QB. You can bet Price will target Saxton early and often if he keeps the job.
As we near closer to the playoffs, I've moved my attention to players who could have huge payoffs. Being able to uncover a gem in all the mud will be the difference between a first-round exit or your first-time championship. If you have any questions about the AAF, NFL or NBA follow me on Twitter @Hessfootball and tweet them to me!