Fantasy Football: Week 6 Start or Sit

Matthew BeckCorrespondent IOctober 15, 2010

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 10:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants in action during the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Below is a recap of some of my good picks and bad picks from last week’s start or sit decisions:

The Good
Eli Manning, QB (NYG)-Start: Manning passed for 297 yards and three touchdowns in the Giants win versus the Texans.
Beanie Wells, RB (ARI)-Sit: Wells was terrible last week rushing for 35 yards on 20 carries against the Saints.
Marion Barber, RB (DAL)-Sit: Barber rushed the ball just six times for 19 yards in the Cowboys loss to the Titans.

The Bad
Chad Ochocinco, WR (CIN)-Start: Ochocinco was targeted just five times, which led to three receptions for 20 yards last week.
Dustin Keller, TE (NYJ)-Start: Keller was nonexistent in the Jets offense last week, finishing with just two receptions for 14 yards.
Randy Moss, WR (MIN)-Sit: Moss was targeted 10 times by Brett Favre and finished the game with four receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown.


Week Six Start or Sit

Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears 1:00pm

Start: Jay Cutler, QB (CHI)

Injury: Cutler was cleared to participate in practice on Wednesday, which is a good sign that he will play this week against a beatable secondary of the Seahawks.

Sit: Marshawn Lynch, RB (SEA)

Key Stat: The Bears are ranked third in rushing defense giving up 78.6 yards-per-game.


New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00pm

Start: Mike Williams, WR (TB)

Key Stat: Josh Freeman has hooked up with Williams for a touchdown in three out of the team’s four games this season.

Sit: Jeremy Shockey, TE (NO)

Key Stat: The Buccaneers have been solid defending the tight end this season averaging just three receptions and 28 yards to opposing tight ends.


San Diego Chargers at St. Louis Rams 1:00pm

Start: Danny Amendola, WR (STL)

Key Stat: Amendola recorded 12 receptions for 95 yards last week against the Lions and is now Sam Bradford’s No. 1 target after the season-ending injury to Mark Clayton.

Sit: Mike Tolbert, RB (SD)

Key Stat: Tolbert was ineffective last week carrying the ball 12 times for just 11 yards, while Ryan Mathews rushed nine times for 59 yards.


Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00 pm

Start: Mike Wallace, WR (PIT)

Key Stat: Wallace has three receptions of 40+ yards on the season, and the Browns are giving up big pass plays, plus Ben Roethlisberger is back this week so the Steelers should pass more.

Sit: Peyton Hillis, RB (CLE)

Key Stat: The Steelers defense is ranked first in stopping the run holding opposing running backs to just 62.3 yards-per-game.


Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles 1:00pm

Start: Brent Celek, TE (PHI)

Key Stat: Celek was targeted a season-high nine times in Week Five, and with Kevin Kolb under center for the Eagles, he should reach that number again this week.

Sit: Falcons Defense/Special Teams (ATL)

Key Stat: The Falcons defense is giving up 223 passing yards-per-game, and the Eagles have a solid passing game, which should expose the Falcons defense even more.


Detroit Lions at New York Giants 1:00pm

Start: Giants Defense/Special Teams (NYG)

Key Stat: The Giants defense is ranked first in passing defense this season giving up just 146 yards-per-game to opposing quarterbacks, and the Lions are a pass-first team.

Sit: Calvin Johnson, WR (DET)

Injury: Johnson injured his shoulder in the fourth quarter of last week’s game against the Rams and will likely be listed as doubtful for this week’s game.


Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots 1:00pm

Start: Joe Flacco, QB (BAL)

Key Stat: The Patriots pass defense is ranked 28th in passing yards-per-game and has given up at least two touchdowns a week to opposing quarterbacks.

Sit: Aaron Hernandez, TE (NE)

Key Stat: The Ravens defense has given up just two "3+" reception games to opposing tight ends and have held them under 50 yards receiving in all five games this season.


See the rest of this week's Start or Sit decisions at Fantasy Frontrunner!

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