Week 6: Sit 'Em
Many are speculating that Nicks might return this week after sitting out week 3-5 with foot and knee issues. Some reports say that Nicks had a positive outlook from a recent MRI and that he could practice and play in Week6. Teammate Ahmad Bradshaw for one, has indicated that Nicks will play this week vs. San Francisco. I think these reports are just speculation at this point. We will have to wait and see if Nicks practices this week. If he does, he will still probably be a game-time decision. If Nicks does give it a go this week, it is not likely a positive outlook anyways given the match-up. I think if he is given one more week to heal and come out in Week 7 vs. Washington he could be a great play, but just not this week. If Nicks plays, consider him viable for 3-4 receptions for less than 50 yards without a TD.
Tamme has been gaining more yardage than fellow tight end Joel Dressen, but Dressen has caught Peyton Manning's eye as a red zone target. In Week 5 Tamme grabbed 6 passes for 50 yards vs. New England. Tamme has not produced double-digit fantasy numbers since Week 1. This week Denver faces a solid San Diego defense that can control the passing game. Manning and his receivers will be busy in this match-up, but I think Manning will target Dressen and Thomas near the goal line and not Tamme. As Manning and Rivers duel through the air this week look for 3-4 receptions for less than 35 yards out of Tamme.