Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings: 3 Surprises to Start

Kyle SkovCorrespondent IIOctober 16, 2011

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 2:   A.J. Green #18 of the Cincinnati Bengals makes the catch against Leondis McKelvin #21 of the Buffalo Bills during their game on October 2, 2011 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The Bengals defeated the Bills 23-20.  (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
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With Week 6 about to start it is time to start realizing who the true players are even if they are surprising.

There are many rookies or free agents that have come into organizations and found a home immediately showcasing talent that we wish we knew about before the draft.

Here are the top three surprises so far this season.


A.J. Green

Most people knew how talented A.J. Green is, but no one knew that he was going to be able to team up with his rookie quarterback and excel.

Green has 24 catches for 402 yards so far this season. He has also pulled in three touchdowns and has kept the ball secure.

Green is a player that most grabbed for his potential and were expecting him to be a good No. 3 wide receiver. It is time though to start giving him starts.


Cam Newton

It is just getting ridiculous now how well Cam Newton has done in the NFL so far.

Critics doubted his passing ability and did not think that he could be a starting quarterback in the NFL.

They did however think that he would be the most athletic player on the field on any given Sunday, which he is, but they did not expect him to lead his team in the fashion that he has.

Newton has acted as a mature quarterback and has passed for 1,610 yards and seven touchdown passes.


Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz is probably the biggest surprise on this list. He came out of a Division I-AA school and now is playing so well that he has displaced Mario Manningham.

Cruz was on the Giants last year but was not able to showcase his full potential.

Right now he has played above anyone’s expectations.

He has pulled in 19 receptions for 386 yards and is averaging 20.3 yards per catch. Is there more that needs to be said?

Pick him up if you still can.