Fantasy Football: Week Six NFL Player Breakdowns by Matchup

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Fantasy Football: Week Six NFL Player Breakdowns by Matchup
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Aaron Rodgers may sit this week.

We’re still half a week away from Week Six in fantasy football, but with injuries and bye weeks, we here at NFL Soup get the feeling fantasy owners everywhere are chomping at the bit and searching for every bit of fantasy football advice they can find.

Look no further. Week Six brings another solid edition of our fantasy matchups article, analyzing all of the fantasy football player matchups, and breaking them down with expert analysis and ratings.

Read on for all the matchups and advice for this week.

 

Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles

QB Matt Ryan—This is a week to sit Matt Ryan. I don’t think he’ll produce that well against Asante Samuel and the Eagles who have fared well against the pass in 2010. ***

RB Michael Turner—Philly is one of the worst teams against the run. Keep Turner in the lineup this week. ****

RB Jason Snelling—He’s still one of the top handcuffs in the league. However, with his carries being reduced, we may look to start sitting him. **

WR Roddy White—Even though I don’t think Ryan will have a great game, you can’t sit Roddy White who has produced as a top five wideout in 2010 thus far. ****

WR Michael Jenkins—He’s finally going to play on Sunday. But don’t get him in your lineup until he gets a game or two to warm up. *

WR Brian Finneran—He’s not consistent enough to be started. *

TE Tony Gonzalez—The struggling Eagles linebackers will get eaten up by Gonzalez this week. ****

Atlanta Defense—If Vick starts, be sure to bench the Falcons defense. But they may not be terrible with Kolb starting. ***

 

QB Michael Vick—Vick is still questionable, but he’s the team’s starting quarterback if healthy. We’ll keep you posted on this one. *

QB Kevin Kolb—Kolb just isn’t getting the ball in the end zone, and that makes him a very iffy start if he does get the nod on Sunday. **

RB LeSean McCoy—McCoy should be in your lineup weekly. He’s getting it done on the ground, and in the passing game. ****

WR DeSean Jackson—Vick not starting is hurting Jackson’s value as Kolb isn’t looking toward Jackson’s way hardly at all. However, this is a good week for him to rebound. ***

WR Jeremy Maclin—It’s looking like Kolb prefers Maclin over Jackson. I’d keep Maclin in the lineup if you can. ****

TE Brent Celek—Despite just three catches, he had a touchdown and was targeted nine times. Get him in the lineup. ****

Philadelphia Defense—If the Philly defense can shut down Michael Turner, they should have a nice day. ***

 

 

Detroit Lions at New York Giants

QB Shaun Hill—Hill is looking like a solid QB2 if and has proven that he can move the ball even against good defenses. This may be his last start before Stafford comes back. ***

RB Jahvid Best—Best had a nice day, although he didn’t get into the end zone. Keep him in as he’s still amassing the yardage. ***

RB Kevin Smith—Smith isn’t a fantasy option unless Best goes down. *

WR Calvin Johnson—There’s still no reason to sit Calvin Johnson. He’s finding the end zone. ****

WR Nate Burleson—Burleson got back in the lineup and had a solid day. I’m just not certain that he can maintain consistency. Keep an eye on him. **

TE Brandon Pettigrew—He didn’t get many receptions, but still found a score. He’s a solid start this week as well. ****

TE Tony Scheffler—In PPR leagues, Scheffler is worth a look. ***

Detroit Defense—Detroit’s defense came out to play on Sunday. However, I don’t think they can do it two straight weeks. **

Key NoteMatthew Stafford is still out with a sprained AC joint.

 QB Eli Manning—Manning is scoring touchdowns, he just can’t stop throwing interceptions. Not a bad QB2 this week. ***

RB Ahmad Bradshaw—Keep Bradshaw plugged in. He’s not going to rush for 100 yards every week, but he’s the head honcho in the Giants backfield. ****

RB Brandon Jacobs—He’s starting to see more carries and isn’t playing badly. He got in the end zone, and with more consistency, he may be a good look in deep leagues as a Flex spot for touchdowns. ***

WR Steve Smith—Smith got his first touchdown. He should still be in as a WR2 or Flex, but don’t expect the touchdowns weekly. ***

WR Hakeem Nicks—Nicks is emerging as one of Manning’s favorite targets and an ideal red zone wide receiver. Keep him in. ****

WR Mario Manningham—Manningham hasn’t produced in two straight weeks. Get him on the bench until he’s more consistent. *

TE Kevin Boss—He had a decent day, but there are still better overall options. *

TE Travis Beckum—Beckum is seeing targets, but isn’t productive enough for fantasy just yet. *

New York Defense—The Giants defense is playing very well, and should be a solid start this week. ***

 

Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers

QB Colt McCoy—There’s absolutely no value in Colt McCoy. He’s a mediocre rookie with zero legit targets offensively. *

RB Peyton Hillis—Hillis was shut down in the running game, and if Chris Johnson can’t produce against the Steelers, then I’m not confident anybody on the Browns can. **

RB Jerome Harrison—Harrison had six carries for six yards. He shouldn’t be on your roster. *

WR Brian Robiskie—Robiskie should be sat in all formats against the Steelers. *

WR Mohamed Massoquoi—Mo Mass can’t stay consistent and has poor quarterback play. *

TE Ben Watson—If there’s any value offensively this week, it’s with Watson as McCoy will be dumping the ball off a lot. But don’t expect much. **

TE Evan Moore—He’s still not being utilized enough in the passing game to warrant starts. *

Cleveland Defense—Big Ben is back, and Mendenhall is running hard. This could be a bad game for Cleveland’s defense. *

Key note: Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace are both out with ankle sprains. Hillis will also be limited in practice with a quad injury.

 QB Ben Roethlisberger—While he may be rusty, he gets Cleveland’s defense. If you’re hurting for a quarterback, start Ben this week, although they may be running a lot.

RB Rashard Mendenhall—Mendenhall should be a start in all formats this week. Big Ben will be eased into his role and Mendenhall will see 20-25 carries. ****

RB Mewelde Moore—Moore will spell Mendenhall here and there, but his value is very limited. *

WR Hines Ward—Ward is a solid start. Big Ben is back, and Cleveland’s secondary is really struggling. ****

WR Mike Wallace—It’s time to start getting Wallace in as your Flex spot with Big Ben back. ***

TE Heath Miller—There are still better options than Miller, but having a legit QB helps his stock a bit. **

Pittsburgh Defense—They get a rookie quarterback to start against. They should be a 100 percent start in every league. *****

 

Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots

QB Joe Flacco—Consider sitting Flacco unless you’re desperate this week. **

RB Ray Rice—Let’s start getting Rice back in. He’s seemed to have found his stride. ****

RB Willis McGahee—McGahee is a touchdown scorer and still isn’t guaranteed goal line carries. **

WR Anquan Boldin—Boldin should maintain a spot in your lineup each week. He will bounce back here. ****

WR Derrick Mason—Mason has limited value in deep PPR leagues, but that’s about it.**

WR TJ Houshmandzadeh—Keep him on the bench until he see consistent receptions. *

TE Todd Heap—There are many better options than Heap who’s just not getting the receptions. **

Baltimore Defense—The Baltimore defense just isn’t playing like they usually do. Keep them on the bench with Tom Brady and Co. ***

QB Tom Brady—Brady is still producing and should do well against the Dolphins defense, as Mark Sanchez had no problems. ****

RB Fred Taylor—His toe injury is keeping him off the practice field still. Bench him this week. *

RB Benjarvus Green-Ellis—This may be a solid start for Green-Ellis as he gets a struggling Ravens rush defense. ***

WR Deion Branch—Branch was acquired from the Seahawks for a fourth-rounder. Look for him to become a solid target as a replacement for Randy Moss. ***

WR Wes Welker—Welker should be started almost every week. ****

WR Brandon Tate—Tate is seeing receptions and could have a bigger role now that Randy Moss isn’t on the field with him. **

TE Rob Gronkowski—He’s getting catches in the red zone, and that’s what matters. A nice sleeper TE still. **

TE Aaron Hernandez—It looks like Hernandez is the guy to throw to until the red zone comes about. Still, he’s producing, and Brady really likes throwing to him. ***

Patriots Defense—The Pats defense will be forced to shut down Ray Rice. If they can do that, they should have a nice game, but there are better options. ***

 

New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

QB Drew Brees—Brees was disappointing in Week Five. Keep him in the lineup, however, as he’ll rebound this week. *****

RB Pierre Thomas—Thomas has now sat two games. He may be back this week, but if he’s not then consider Ladell Betts. ***

RB Ladell Betts—Betts is the better option over Ivory is Thomas is out. He’s getting carries and receptions. ***

RB Chris Ivory—If Thomas is out, Ivory isn’t a terrible pickup, but he’s not going to get big numbers. **

WR Marques Colston—Colston rebounded, as I had hoped. Keep him plugged in this week. ****

WR Lance Moore—This is the issue with Saints receivers, we can never tell which one is a good start. Moore had one catch against Arizona. Proceed with caution. **

WR Devery Henderson—Henderson had a solid Week Five, but is still a bit inconsistent to start. ***

WR Robert Meachem—Meachem finally did something, but he’s got to start receiving more receptions to be considered a decent start. **

TE Jeremy Shockey—He didn’t have a huge week, but got in the end zone. Brees is finding him more and more. ***

New Orleans Defense—I like the Saints defense to rebound this week after a big disappointment against a rookie QB. ****

QB Josh Freeman—Freeman, surprisingly, had a nice game. If the Saints play like they did last week, Freeman isn’t a bad QB2. **

RB Carnell Williams—Sit Williams unless he starts to light up the fantasy world. **

RB LaGarette Blount—Blount was disappointing on Sunday, but he’s worth a look as a red zone back. **

WR Mike Williams—Williams had a great Week Five. He’s a good sleeper for Week Six. ****

WR Michael Spurlock—Spurlock is showing that he can catch the ball well. But he doesn’t play a big enough role in the offense to warrant a start just yet. *

WR Sammie Stroughter—Again, another limited fantasy option in any week. *

TE Kellen Winslow—Keep plugging Winslow in. Freeman allows him to make plays after the catch and gets it to him quite a bit. ***

Tampa Bay Defense—I’m still not confident enough to start them against the Saints, although the Saints offense is in a bit of a rut. *

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Josh Freeman will try to lead a victory over the New Orleans Saints.

 

Miami Dolphins at Green Bay Packers

QB Chad Henne—Henne is a wild card pick. I like him, but he’s struggling to limit turnovers. If you have to start him, he may not be a bad QB2. ***

RB Ronnie Brown—Brown is splitting carries and isn’t the workhorse this year that he should be. Consider benching him this week if you have better options. ***

RB Ricky Williams—It’s hard to predict which of these RBs to start. Bench them both for now unless you’re short on options. **

WR Brandon Marshall—Henne is going to keep finding Marshall. He should be started in all formats. ****

WR Davone Bess—Bess is a nice sleeper pick as he’s an excellent option in the slot. ***

WR Brian Hartline—Hartline is worth a look in deeper leagues as a Flex spot. **

TE Anthony Fasano—Henne is finding Fasano more and more. Not a bad sleeper if you just lost Jermichael Finley. ***

Miami Defense—I like this defense a lot against a Green Bay offense without Aaron Rodgers and Ryan Grant. If Rodgers does play, however, that changes things. ****

QB Aaron Rodgers—There’s a very good chance he won’t play. Keep checking back for updates.  *

QB Matt Flynn—If Rodgers 100 percent does not play, Flynn will be the guy. Flynn’s value is limited, but he does have excellent receiving options.

RB Brandon Jackson—Jackson finally busted out, but he’s still not consistent enough to warrant weekly starts. **

RB John Kuhn—Kuhn isn’t seeing the carries to warrant a start. *

WR Greg Jennings—He was shut down in Week Five, and may not produce much with Matt Flynn as his quarterback. Be cautious this week. ***

WR Donald Driver—Driver may be utilized this week as a Flex spot, but it’s too hard to tell how Matt Flynn will play. ***

WR James Jones—Jones was solid in Week Five. But he’s not worth a start in Week Six unless Rodgers is 100 percent. **

TE Andrew Quarless--Quarless has deep league value when Aaron Rodgers comes back with Jermichael Finley out for around five weeks. **

Green Bay Defense—I think Green Bay’s defense will be fatigued when they are on the field quite a bit with 3-and-outs by the offense. Start with caution. ***

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Jennings needs to rebound this week.

Key Note- Aaron Rodgers may miss time with a concussion, and Jermichael Finley is out for three to six weeks with a torn meniscus. Ryan Grant is done for the season, as is Justin Harrell.

 

 Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears

QB Matt Hasselbeck—I’m not trusting Hasselbeck to start in any leagues, especially after losing another weapon in Deion Branch. **

RB Marshawn Lynch- Lynch shouldn't be started until Seattle can get their running back situation figured out. **

RB Justin Forsett—Chicago’s run defense is stout. I’d consider sitting Forsett here, although they’ll be running the ball heavily. ***

RB Leon Washington—Unfortunately Washington’s value right now is in the return game, and that’s not something that scores enough to start. **

WR Golden Tate—Golden Tate will see more receptions with the departure of Deion Branch. Consider adding him in very deep leagues. **

WR Mike Williams—We need to see more consistency before we start Williams more often. **

TE Jon Carlson—He has more value after Hasselbeck just lost his top wide receiver. ***

Seattle Defense—Keep Seattle’s defense on the bench unless they start stopping teams. *

QB Jay Cutler—Get Cutler back in the lineup here. He’s set to start against the Seahawks. ****

RB Matt Forte—Forte ran like a man possessed on Sunday. I like him this week against Seattle, although their run defense is one of the few positives on their defense. Forte still catches out of the backfield and produces. ****

RB Chester Taylor—Don’t get excited about his 18 touches. It won’t happen weekly. *

WR Devin Hester—Even with Cutler back, I’m hard pressed to start Hester. **

WR Johnny Knox—Cutler is back, and Knox should be back in your lineup. ***

WR Devin Aromashodu—Cutler or Collins: It doesn’t matter, he won’t see the targets to produce in fantasy. *

TE Greg Olsen—Like Knox, get Olsen back in the lineup this week with Cutler back. ****

Chicago Defense—This is a good week to start the Bears defense. ****

Key NoteHunter Hillenmeyer was placed on the IR effective Sept. 14, 2010.


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Jay Cutler will rebound against Seattle.

Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans

QB Matt Cassel—He’s not a legit fantasy option at all. *

RB Jamaal Charles—Charles had a productive day, although he didn’t get into the end zone. Keep plugging him in. ****

RB Thomas Jones—He got eight less carries than Charles. Maybe KC is starting to figure out who the better option is? Jones isn’t a bad look in the Flex spot if you’re desperate. **

WR Dwayne Bowe—He can’t be expected to produce with Cassel at the helm. **

WR Chris Chambers—Excellent downfield threat, poor quarterback play. Keep him on the bench. **

WR Dexter McCluster—I’m keeping him on the bench until his role grows with the Chiefs, but he’s worth a grab in deeper leagues. **

TE Tony Moeaki—Moeaki is one of the guys you should look at to replace Jermichael Finley. ***

Kansas City Defense—Surprisingly enough, they held Peyton Manning and friends to just 19 points. Still, keep them on the bench. **

QB Matt Schaub—As expected, Schaub wasn’t any good against the Giants. Kansas City’s pass defense has been solid too, but more favorable than the Giants. ***

RB Arian Foster—Foster was proven to be human in Week Five. However, all RBs have at least one bad week. Keep him in. ****

RB Steve Slaton—Slaton shouldn’t even be on your roster. *

WR Andre Johnson—Andre is good to get back in your lineup if you for whatever reason didn’t have him in last week. ****

WR Kevin Walter—Walter has been kept in check the last couple of weeks. I think it’s best to sit him this week. **

WR Jacoby Jones—Jones may sit out Week Six. He’s not consistent enough to start weekly anway. **

TE Owen Daniels—Still just three catches for Daniels, but they were for 45 yards. Keep him benched this week as well. **

Texans Defense—If there is a week to start them, it’s against Matt Cassel, however, it’s still risky overall. ***

 

Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings

QB Tony Romo—Three interceptions really hurt him against Tennessee, but against a injury riddled secondary, I like him still this week. ****

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Arian Foster will rebound against the Kansas City Chiefs.

RB Felix Jones—Felix Jones stepped up and played well. The Vikings run defense is usually stout, and I don’t see them giving up a big game like they did against LT for a second straight week, however. Sit. ***

RB Marion Barber—Barber may be losing carries as he should have been starting in Week One. Time to start sitting. **

WR Miles Austin—He’s producing almost every week. Keep him in. *****

WR Dez Bryant—He’s a bit banged up, and I would consider sitting him this week. **

WR Roy E. Williams—Williams is starting to produce. With Bryant banged up, as well as the Vikings secondary, I like Williams this week. ***

TE Jason Witten—Witten got his first touchdown finally, should be started almost every week. ****

Dallas Defense—Despite Favre turning the ball over, you don’t want to risk starting them against Moss, Favre, Harvin, and Adrian Peterson. **

QB Brett Favre—Favre had his best week, and with another week to practice with Moss, he may be on the rebound. However, there are better options this week as he can’t stop turning it over. ***

RB Adrian Peterson—He was kept out of the end zone, but had over 100 yards of offense still. *****

RB Toby Gerhart—Keep Gerhart on the bench, but he’s a nice option down the road. *

WR Randy Moss—We saw right away what he’s still capable of. And that wasn’t even a full week of practice.

WR Percy Harvin—Like I said, he’d rebound against the Jets, and I don’t see him slowing down against the Cowboys. ****

WR Bernard Berrian—The addition of Moss means the subtraction of Berrian. He may be droppable after not even being targeted once against the Jets. *

WR Greg Lewis—Lewis is seeing more time than Camarillo, although not much more. Lewis is a nice option in the two-minute offense, but has very limited fantasy value. *

TE Visanthe Shiancoe—I’m not giving up on Shiancoe after two bad weeks, but the addition of Randy Moss doesn’t help his value. ***

Minnesota Defense—They are hurting for cornerbacks, and go against a top passing team in the league. Sit this week. **

 

San Diego Chargers at St. Louis Rams

QB Philip Rivers—Rivers is a surefire start this week. *****

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Brett Favre looks to beat the Cowboys with the help of Randy Moss.

RB Ryan Mathews—The Chargers utilized Mathews lightly again on Sunday. However, he had 59 yards on just nine carries so the production can be there, if he gets the carries. He will start fully as soon as he has a clear week of practice. ***

RB Mike Tolbert—Tolbert got in the end zone, but had just 11 yards on 12 carries. He’s going to be simply a handcuff soon, possibly as early as this week. We’ll keep you updated. ***

WR Malcolm Floyd—Floyd had an unbelievable Week Five. Keep him in each week.  ****

WR Legedu Naanee—Naanee suffered a hamstring injury, and may be limited in practice this week. He’s not consistent enough to start, either way. **

TE Antonio Gates—Gates just continues to produce, and he should continue to be in your lineup. *****

San Diego Defense—The Charger defense disappointed a lot of people on Sunday when they gave up 35 points to a mediocre Raiders team. I think they can rebound this week. ***

QB Sam Bradford—Bradford had a rough game against Detroit, throwing two interceptions and zero touchdowns. Keep him benched this week as well. ***

RB Steven Jackson—Jackson is producing on the ground, but not in the end zone. Keep him in the lineup regardless. ****

RB Kenneth Darby—Darby sustained a shoulder injury but with Jackson healthy, he’ll primarily serve as a handcuff. Keep him on the bench until further notice.*

WR Danny Amendola—Amendola will become Bradford’s main target, with Mark Clayton on the IR. Start getting him in your lineup, especially in PPR leagues. ***

WR Brandon Gibson—With Mark Clayton on the IR, Gibson’s role could increase. He’s got limited value in very deep leagues. **

WR Mardy Gilyard—Gilyard could be the downfield threat that Bradford needs. He’s not a bad pickup in very deep leagues as he can be a big time playmaker if he gets targeted enough. **

WR Laurent Robinson—Keep him benched until he starts producing. *

TE Daniel Fells—There are better options than Fells in the passing game. *

St. Louis Defense—Keep them on the bench against Philip Rivers. *

Key NoteMark Clayton is out for the season.


Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers

QB Bruce Gradkowski—Gradkowski left Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury, but should start if he’s healthy. Keep an eye on this situation as he’s not a bad QB2 option. ***

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Philip Rivers should be started in all formats this week.

QB Jason Campbell—If he ends up getting the start, keep him on the bench, despite him filling in nicely for Gradkowski in Week Five. **

RB Darren McFadden—Keep an eye on his hamstring injury as he may sit out for another week. ***

RB Michael Bush—If McFadden sits again, there’s no reason to bench Bush if you have him. ***

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey—Bey has done nothing the last few weeks. Keep him on the bench. *

WR Louis Murphy—If Gradkowski plays, then, start Murphy. Otherwise, bench him. ***

TE Zach Miller—Miller should be in your lineup almost every week. ****

Oakland Defense—They aren’t good enough to start, even against a struggling San Francisco offense. *

QB Alex Smith—If there’s a week to start Smith, it’s against Oakland after he’s coming off a three-touchdown performance. ***

RB Frank Gore—Gore should be in your lineup each week. He just keeps producing. ****

RB Anthony Dixon—Keep Dixon as a handcuff for Gore. But he stays on the bench. *

WR Michael Crabtree—Crabtree has put together a couple of nice weeks. If you’re hurting for WR, get him in the lineup as a Flex at the least, but be cautious. ***

WR Josh Morgan—He’s not seeing consistent receptions, but he’s a solid red zone target. **

WR Ted Ginn Jr.—Ginn Jr. is finally back. But we’ll keep him benched until he makes a bigger impact. **

TE Vernon Davis—Davis just keeps producing. Keep him in unless he slows down heavily. ****

San Francisco Defense—I think San Francisco’s defense comes to play this week. I like the start. ****

 

New York Jets at Denver Broncos

QB Mark Sanchez—Sanchez is still a QB2 at the most. ***

RB Shonn Greene—Greene broke out with a nice touchdown run late in the game, but LT is still the man in New York. **

RB LaDainian Tomlinson—He’s just not slowing down. Keep him in the lineup. ****

Santonio Holmes—Going forward, I like Holmes. He was decent in his first game back, and I like him in this matchup. ***

WR Braylon Edwards—It’s hard to sit Edwards right now. He’s proving that he’s more than a mediocre receiver.  ****

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Frank Gore just keeps producing.

WR Jerricho Cotchery—Cotchery still saw five receptions. But I want to see more before I plug him in the lineup. **

TE Dustin Keller—Keller was quiet against the Vikings with Holmes back. I think he still has very good value, but keep track to see if his receptions are reduced. ****

New York Defense—I’m not a fan of the Jets defense as long as Kyle Orton and friends are on the other side. **

Key NoteKris Jenkins (NT) for the Jets is out for the season.

QB Kyle Orton—Keep him in while he’s hot. No reason to sit him until he starts to decline.  ****

RB Knowshon Moreno—Moreno should play this week if he is cleared in practice. We’ll keep you up to date. **

RB Laurence Maroney—He’s not worth a start, especially if Moreno comes back. *

RB Correll Buckhalter—It may be best to bench him now. Moreno should be back. *

WR Eddie Royal—Royal had a mediocre week, but he should rebound. ****

WR Jabar Gaffney—Gaffney is becoming a nice PPR flex option. ***

WR Brandon Lloyd—Get Lloyd in the lineup and ride the hot streak. ****

WR Demaryius Thomas—Keep Thomas benched until Orton starts to look his way more. **

TE Daniel Graham—Thirteen receptions in five games makes him a guy NOT to start in fantasy. *

Broncos Defense—Denver’s defense doesn’t have me sold at all. **

 

Indianapolis Colts at Washington Redskins

QB Peyton Manning—Look for Manning to rebound this week against the Redskins, despite a history of struggles against the 3-4 defense.  *****

RB Joseph Addai—He’s doing just enough to warrant a Flex/RB2 spot. Keep him in. ****

RB Donald Brown—Sit him even though he’ll be back this week. *

WR Reggie Wayne—Wayne should be started almost every week. ****

WR Pierre Garcon—Garcon got back to action and had 57 yards of offense. You may consider getting him back in your lineups if he can string together solid weeks. **

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Kyle Orton does not seem to be slowing down.

WR Austin Collie—Collie still got solid yardage and is worth a Flex look, especially in PPR. ***

TE Dallas Clark—A bit of a down week against the Chiefs, but he’s going to produce still. ****

Indianapolis Defense—The Colts defense really can’t be counted on at all. ***

Key NoteBob Sanders will miss a significant amount of time this season with a torn biceps injury.

 QB Donovan McNabb—McNabb had a nice week for fantasy owners in Week Five. I just don’t care for him much as a fantasy quarterback. ***. *

RB Ryan Torain—Get Torain in this matchup against the Colts. Portis is out, and Torain is solid on the ground, as well as a receiver out of the backfield. ***

WR Santana Moss—Moss was very productive against Woodson and should stay hot. ****

WR Anthony Armstrong—Armstrong moves to second on the depth chart and looks to get a few receptions a game. Not a bad guy to watch for a potential Flex player. **

TE Chris Cooley—Cooley just finds ways to produce. Keep him in the lineup. ****

Washington Defense—I’m not a fan of their 31st ranked passing offense against Peyton Manning. *

 

Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars

QB Vince Young—Young had a decent fantasy week throwing for two touchdowns. If you need a QB2, he’s not a bad start this week, surprisingly. ***

 

RB Chris Johnson—Johnson is a lock for over 100 yards and a score against the Jags. *****

WR Nate Washington—Three touchdowns in five starts is intriguing, but it’s hard to play a guy on touchdowns alone. ***

WR Justin Gage—Gage will most likely sit out for at least two weeks with a hamstring injury. *

WR Kenny Britt—He’s scored in each of the last three games. If there’s a Tennessee receiver to grab, it may be Britt. ***

TE Bo Scaife—You can do much better than Scaife who’s had no more than three receptions in any game this year. *

Tennessee Defense—Tennesse is an excellent start this week against David Garrard. ****

QB David Garrard—Garrard has had two consecutive productive weeks. But that will change against Tennessee. Bench him. *

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McNabb will try and take down the Colts in Week 6.

RB Maurice Jones-Drew—Keep plugging MJD in, regardless. ****

RB Deji Karim—Karim came out of nowhere and had 70 yards rushing. He may be the new handcuff, instead of Rashad Jennings. Keep an eye on him. **

WR Mike Sims-Walker—MSW had a touchdown and 46 yards receiving. Look for him to get shut down this week. **

WR Mike Thomas—Thomas made plays on the ground and in the air. He’s not a terrible Flex option. ***

TE Marcedes Lewis—He’s just scoring touchdowns at this point. He’s a nice sleeper at tight end. ***

Jacksonville Defense—Keep them on the bench this week, as they should be there most of the time. **

 

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