Fantasy Football Week 6 Rankings: Curtis Painter and Others Ready to Break out

Adam Spencer@AdamSpencer4Correspondent IOctober 12, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 09:  Curtis Painter #7 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a touchdown pass during the NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Every fantasy football season features players who come from nowhere to have big years.

So far this year, we've seen Victor Cruz, Randall Cobb, Stevan Ridley and others have big impacts on their respective teams.

Then, there are players who have been around for awhile who are ready to break out in a big way.

Here are three players who should have breakout games on Sunday.

Curtis Painter, QB, Indianapolis Colts

Painter actually looked pretty good last weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs.

He threw for 277 yards and two touchdowns, though the Colts blew the lead and fell to 0-4.

For the year though, Painter has four touchdown passes and has yet to throw an interception.

He gets to face a lackluster Cincinnati Bengals defense this Sunday, so don't be surprised to see him put up some more serviceable fantasy numbers.

Will he power the Colts to a victory? Probably not. But that won't affect his fantasy numbers.

James Starks, RB, Green Bay Packers

ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 06:  James Starks #44 of the Green Bay Packers runs the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. The Packers won 31-25. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Ima
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The St. Louis Rams have the worst run defense in the NFL, allowing nearly 180 rushing yards a game.

Starks and Ryan Grant will split carries again on Sunday, but Grant has been battling an injury lately.

Therefore, Starks will probably be the top option for the Packers, and that should translate into more rushing yards.

Don't be surprised to see him have his first 100+ yard game and score a touchdown or two.

Danario Alexander, WR, St. Louis Rams

The Green Bay Packers allow just under 300 passing yards per game to their opponents.

That's good news for Sam Bradford, Danario Alexander and the Rams, who desperately need a decent offensive game.

Alexander's combination of size and speed makes him a difficult receiver for the Packers to cover.

They'll probably put Tramon Williams or Sam Shields on him, but Alexander should still find himself open a couple times.

He only needs one or two big catches to have a decent fantasy day, and I think he'll get them.