Handling Week 6 Injuries with Pivots
I get that everyone wants to start Dion Lewis if he's in, but you will have to wait for Sunday Night Football to see if he is active. The question is, how do you manage your lineup?
First, put Lewis in and have someone from Monday Night Football. My recommendation here is to go with Lewis ($5,800) and Jordan Matthews ($6,200). The simple pivot is to move from Lewis if he is out to LeGarrette Blount ($4,400), saving $1,400. Just replace Matthews with Julian Edelman ($7,600), who just happens to cost exactly $1,400 more than Matthews.
So for $12,000 you get either Lewis and Matthews or Blount and Edelman. I like both pairs here, and if Lewis is out, some of his targets are likely to go to Edelman anyway.