Weekly fantasy football column: Believe it or not, Chris Johnson’s garbage-time touchdown that either cost you a fantasy win or led you to victory wasn’t the fault of Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher.

Believe it or not, Chris Johnson’s garbage-time touchdown that either cost you a fantasy win or led you to victory wasn’t the fault of Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher.

It’s debatable whether or not it was ESPN’s, considering the network denied it, and if you look at the video of the Titans postgame presser, Fisher smirks more than once when he said, “My understanding is they needed network timeouts, and that’s why (Jacksonville coach) Jack (Del Rio) used his timeouts.”

He can’t even hide his telling grin when he added: “They came over and asked me to do it, but I said, ‘I was hoping to get a first down and kneel on it.’ ”

Remember this is the same Jeff Fisher that showed up to a fundraiser with a Peyton Manning jersey in Nashville for laughs. Former Indianpolis coach Tony Dungy was also at the event.

Regardless of whether Fisher was kidding or not Monday, the blame falls directly on Del Rio’s shoulders.

Del Rio’s poor track record

I’ve been on Del Rio’s case for a while now, but he has a history of coaching blunders that hurt not only his own team but fantasy football teams across the nation.

This is the same Jack Del Rio who decided Maurice Jones-Drew should take a knee against the Jets in the fourth quarter so the Jags could kick a field goal instead of scoring a touchdown.

The Jets were still ahead in that game, 22-21, and kicker Josh Scobee could have missed a chip shot that eventually ended up winning the game, 24-22.

This is the same Jack Del Rio that deactivated Mike Sims-Walker (really good at the time) for missing curfew, on a Friday, due to a late-night rendezvous before the Jaguars lost to Seattle 41-0.

This is the same Jack Del Rio who on Monday wasted valuable minutes running the ball on a potential scoring drive in the fourth quarter when Tennessee had a 20-point lead. And it’s the same coach that decided to burn timeouts when he didn’t have to late in the game when it was clearly out of reach.

Did Fisher run up the score? Sort of. He elected not to kick a field goal when Tennessee was in range, and you can argue that Johnson shouldn’t have been in the game at that point.

But remember, Johnson was averaging three yards a carry before his TD run, so Fisher probably thought the Jags would stop him short on fourth and 5. No harm, no foul.

The problem is that Jacksonville’s defense can never really be counted on for anything.

By the way, Del Rio’s a defensive guy.

Pick Six: Waiver wire pickups

There’s some good fantasy players on bye this week. Arian Foster, Andre Johnson, Manning, LaDainian Tomlinson and Calvin Johnson are all sitting this week, so chances are many of you need to make some moves on the waiver wire.

And in case you haven’t noticed, MJD and others just aren’t producing like they used to.
Hopefully these guys can help you out.

QB: Kansas City’s Matt Cassel (It’s Jacksonville. Honestly ... )
RB: New Orleans Chris Ivory (the league’s leading rusher Week 6), New England’s Danny Woodhead (three weeks in double-digits)
WR: St. Louis’ Danario Alexander (who else is Sam Bradford going to throw to?), Tennessee’s Kenny Britt (four weeks straight with a TD), New England’s Deion Branch

Pick Six: Week 7 scorers

If I’ve learned anything this year, I’ve learned that I’m really good at waiver wire pickups. But predicting the top scorers for the upcoming week has been ... a work in progress.

Good thing Buffalo’s defense is back to do me some favors.

QB: Saints Drew Brees vs. Cleveland, Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers vs. Minnesota (averaged 335.5 yards passing and 2.5 TDs vs. Vikes in 2009)
RB: Baltimore’s Ray Rice vs. Buffalo, Adrian Peterson at Green Bay (averages 100.6 yards rushing and has scored a TD in last four contests vs. Packers)
WR: Dallas’ Miles Austin vs. NY Giants, Denver’s Brandon Lloyd vs. Oakland (never thought I’d type that)

The Purple Drank list — presented by Jack Del Rio

MJD is not what he was. Not sure why, this matchup won’t help him. Kansas City isn’t what it was against the pass, so for the first time this year, MJD is on the Purple Drank list. Sad, really.

QB: Arizona’s Max Hall at Seattle, Miami’s Chad Henne vs. Pittsburgh
RB: Jacksonville’s Jones-Drew at Kansas City, Carolina’s DeAngelo Williams vs. San Francisco
WR: Mike Sims-Walker at Kansas City, Buffalo’s Lee Evans at Baltimore

Also remind me to never put Greg Jennings, DeSean Jackson, Marshawn Lynch, Thomas Jones and Matt Schaub on this list again like I did last week. Del Rio’s starting to rub off on me.

Don’t sleep on my sleepers

QB: Seattle’s Matt Hasselbeck vs. Arizona, Rams’ Sam Bradford at Tampa Bay
RB: Green Bay’s Brandon Jackson vs. Minnesota, Baltimore’s Willis McGahee vs. Buffalo
WR: Baltimore’s Derrick Mason vs. Buffalo, NY Giants’ Mario Manningham at Dallas

Joey Baskerville writes his Pick Six Weekly column every Wednesday. He can be reached at jbaskerville@journalstandard.com or @jmark79 on Twitter.