Fantasy Football Week 6: Rating the Best Matchups

Frank Fittipaldi@@Frank_FittiCorrespondent IIOctober 12, 2010

Fantasy Football Week 6: Rating the Best Matchups

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    Chris Johnson's break away ability makes him a must start every week.
    Chris Johnson's break away ability makes him a must start every week.Andrew Burton/Getty Images

    We are heading into Week 6 in the NFL, and it is important for fantasy owners to pick and choose their matchups carefully. The matchups owners pick can be pivotal down the stretch as you try to make your playoff run. It is an owner's nightmare when they bench a guy who than has a career game.

    Be sure to look at all the matchups and make the right call. Here are the best matchups of Week 6.

Ahmad Bradshaw

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 03:  Ahmad Bradshaw #44 of the New York Giants runs the ball against the Chicago Bears at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 3, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
    Andrew Burton/Getty Images

    Ahmad Bradshaw has taken over for the New York Giants as their primary back. Bradshaw heads into week six fourth in the league in rushing with 449 yards.

    Bradshaw and the Giants are at home against the Detroit Lions this week, and Bradshaw's success will continue. The Lions are currently ranked 26th against the run, and it will not get any easier trying to stop Bradshaw.

    Be sure to keep Bradshaw in your lineup, as he is a must start this Sunday.

Frank Gore

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    SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 20:  Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers in action during their game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on September 20, 2010 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
    Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

    Frank Gore has only broken over 100 yards once this year, but that should all change this coming Sunday. Gore and the 49ers will be at home against the second to last rush defense in the NFL, the Oakland Raiders.

    The battle of the bays is always an intense matchup, and that will not change in week six. The 49ers are in desperate need of a win, so look for them to play with a little more urgency than usual. Gore will play a big role in the Niners offense.

    Gore will top 100 yards this week, so make sure he is in your lineup.

Vince Young

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    ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 10:  Quarteback Vince Young #10 of the Tennessee Titans throws a pass against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
    Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

    Granted, Vince Young does not put up big numbers at quarterback, but if there is any week to do so, it will be Monday night at Jacksonville.

    Young has only thrown two interceptions this year and has done a good job protecting the football. He talented targets such as receiver Kenny Britt. With the league's best running back Chris Johnson behind him, the successful running game will open up some windows for the former Longhorn.

    Young is a nice bye week replacement, so add him off the waiver wire and stick him in your lineup.

Anquan Boldin

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    BALTIMORE - SEPTEMBER 26:  Anquan Boldin #81 of the Baltimore Ravens scores one of his three touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns  at M&T Bank Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Browns 24-17. (Photo by Larry F
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    The Ravens head to Foxborough in week six to take on the Patriots. New England has struggled against the pass this season, and their struggles should continue with the tough task of guarding Anquan Boldin. Boldin only caught one pass against Denver and will be looking to bounce back against the Patriots.

    The former Cardinal has played well thus far, so look for him to get back on track in week six and put up some big numbers.

Zach Miller

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    ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 26:  Tight end Zach Miller #80 of the Oakland Raiders at Cowboys Stadium on November 26, 2009 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
    Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

    The Oakland Raiders travel across the bay to take on the San Francisco 49ers in week six. The 49ers rank 21st against the pass, so the Raider passing game should find some success. That success will start with tight end Zach Miller

    Miller caught six passes for 62 yards and a touchdown against the Chargers in week five. Miller has now caught a touchdown in three consecutive weeks, and the talented tight end will look to continue his streak in San Francisco. Miller is one of the underrated players in the league, but he is starting to make a name for himself.

    Be sure to keep No. 80 in your lineup.

Peyton Manning

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 03:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts throws while taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on October 3, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
    Marc Serota/Getty Images

    This one should not surprise anyone. Colts' quarterback is a must-start every single week, but he will go against the 30th rank pass defense this Sunday night in Washington. Peyton Manning can torch any defense he wants but look for him to have some fun with this one.

    The Redskins' secondary has struggled all season long and nothing will be new against the best quarterback in football.

    The only time Manning should be on the bench is during a bye-week.