Week 6: Player Downgrades
Let me offer condolences to those that spent major free agent auction dollars or a valued waiver wire spot on Kevin Ogletree after his 8-114-2 performance in the Cowboys opener. It's not looking likely your return on investment will be realized unless injuries take out Miles Austin or Dez Bryant. Over his last three games, Ogletree has tallied nine catches for 107 yards and no scores. The Cowboys passing offense has been oddly silent to date and does not figure to wake up much with a Week 6 matchup against a Ravens passing defense that has allowed an NFL-low two touchdown passes on the season. Going forward Tony Romo and company will find their way and Ogletree will have another moment or two in the spotlight, just not with the consistent or dramatic flair displayed in the long ago opener.
Mr. Olsen's fantasy career can't shake those dark clouds overhead. First his fantasy value takes a hit in Chicago where he played for the anti-TE and supposed offensive genius Mike Martz. Then he joins a Carolina offense last season that also had Jeremy Shockey at tight end. Now, with the position all to himself, Olsen owners are left to the whim of the suddenly inconsistent Cam Newton, who turned in a truly inaccurate passing display in Week 5. Olsen remains a viable TE2 option with starting potential, no doubt. However, the TE position is truly deep this season and there are others who have more even-keeled quarterbacks throwing their way. Also note the strength of schedule for the Panthers tight end position going forward ranks in the bottom third of the league. Don't cut, but explore the trade route and at least have another option at the ready.