Fantasy Football Week 6: Adrian Peterson and 3 Sunday Fantasy Studs

Justin WeltonAnalyst IIOctober 16, 2011

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 02:  Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball as linebacer Justin Houston #50 of the Kansas City Chiefs defends during the game on October 2, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Minnesota Vikings look to win back-to-back games for the first time since Week 12 and 13 in 2010 when they take on the Chicago Bears on the road. Here are some fantasy studs that will shine bright in prime time.



Devin Hester


Hester only has 12 receptions and 171 yards on the season, however, it is on NBC's Sunday Night Football and Hester loves to show up in prime time games.

Also, Hester has scored touchdowns in two-straight games against the Vikings. He is due to break out in a big way and there isn’t a bigger stage in the NFL than in prime time.



Matt Forte


Forte is one of the most underrated running backs in the NFL. He has 440 yards and one touchdown in 2011.

Not only is Forte great at rushing the ball, but he is a great receiver out of the backfield. He has 30 receptions already and that is more than Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson, Hakeem Nicks, Steve Smith (CAR), Greg Jennings and Dwayne Bowe.



Jay Cutler


Cutler doesn’t get a lot of protection from his offensive line. He has been average at best in 2011. However, if you give the guy some time, he is plenty capable of putting up points at a great rate.

Minnesota is great against the rush, but poor against the pass. They are giving up 272 yards per game through the air. Cutler has thrown for 1,209 yards and six touchdowns this season.

DETROIT - OCTOBER 10: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears watches the action on the side lines during the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Bears 24-13.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty
Leon Halip/Getty Images

It should be interesting to see if Cutler has time to deliver the football.



Adrian Peterson


Peterson goes up against one of the worst statistical defenses in the NFL. Chicago is 27th in the league against the pass and 28th against the run.

Minnesota is third in the NFL in rushing with 160 yards per game. Peterson is the catalyst of the running game, grabbing 498 yards and six touchdowns.

Given how much the Bears defense has struggled and how solid Peterson has been this season, No. 28 is due for another big night in prime time.