Start Em Sit Em: Fantasy Football Reasoning on the River Walk in NFL Week 6

Lake CruiseAnalyst IOctober 17, 2010

Start Em Sit Em: Fantasy Football Reasoning on the River Walk in NFL Week 6

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    Mike Vick: Philadelphia Eagles
    Mike Vick: Philadelphia EaglesJim McIsaac/Getty Images

    Which NFL fantasy football stars should ride the pine this week?

    Is Michael Vick Worth a start in NFL.com formats?

    Why Yahoo! formats fit certain players and not others.

    What defense has the best chance at stopping a fantasy football stud?

    My advice can help you make the difference between a win and a loss.

Start Em: Dexter McCluster

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 26: Dexter McCluster #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs downfield with a 31-yard touchdown reception against the San Francisco 49ers at Arrowhead Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs won 31-10. (Ph
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    He is worth a start in NFL.com formats.

    Houston's defense is near dead last in passing defense. Sending him on go routes and wheel routes should be showcased in this game.

    If the Chiefs' offensive line can protect QB Matt Cassel, the rookie has a good chance to score. McCluster also provides consistent value in the kick return game.

Sit Em: Peyton Hillis

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    CLEVELAND - SEPTEMBER 19:  Running back Peyton Hillis #40 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 19, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Imag
    Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

    Pittsburgh is allowing 62 rushing yards per game. Cleveland in contrast allows over 120.

    The Pennsylvanians have allowed an NFL-best 50 points total so far, so the new Steel Curtain defense has the chance of shutting the Browns out.

Start Em: Vince Young

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    ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 10:  Quarterback Vince Young #10 of the Tennessee Titans leads the offense onto the field after a turnover in the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.   The Titans won 34-27.
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    Facing the lowly Jacksonville pass defense gives him solid fantasy value, with NFL.com formats especially suiting Young.

    Kenny Britt, Nate Washington and Chris Johnson give Young good passing yards value.

Sit Em: Tom Brady

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    MIAMI - OCTOBER 4: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots is sacked by Koa Misi #55 of the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Field on October 4, 2010 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
    Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

    Big Bad Baltimore brings the NFL's No. 2 overall defense to New England, so Brady will not hold his normal fantasy football value this week.

Start Em: Arian Foster

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    OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 3:  Running back Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans carries the ball against the Oakland Raiders  during an NFL football game October 3, 2010 at The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Texans won the game
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    He rushed for under 30 yards last week after the New York Giants forced the Texans into a deep deficit in the score.

    Expect him to run for more than 30 yards and a touchdown this week against the stingy Chiefs.

Sit Em: Matthew Stafford

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    DETROIT - OCTOBER 10:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions watches the warm ups prior to the start of the game against the St. Louis Rams at Ford Field on October 10, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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    He practiced some this week and is listed as questionable. Even if he does play maybe he will wish he did not.

    The New York Giants are his opponents.

Start Em: Kevin Kolb

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    SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 10:  Kevin Kolb #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles passes against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL game at Candlestick Park on October 10, 2010 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
    Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

    With Michael Vick getting better, is a QB controversy brewing?

    Kolb should play the whole game this week. But do not be surprised if Mike Vick makes an appearance.

    Atlanta's pass defense averages giving up 220 yards per game. San Francisco's defense has about the same average.

    Kolb passed for 253 against the 49ers last week. 

Sit Em: Sam Bradford

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    DETROIT - OCTOBER 10:  Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams drops back to pass during the fourth quarter during the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 10, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Rams 44-6.  (Photo by Leon H
    Leon Halip/Getty Images

    The San Diego Chargers are near the top in total NFL defense.

    Mark Clayton is out for the season most likely. Do not start the rookie if you know what's good for you.

Start Em: Brett Favre

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 11:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings drops back to pass against the New York Jets at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 11, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
    Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

    The Cowboys' pass defense only gives up around 200 yards in an average game, which is good for 11th in the NFL.

    This will be Favre's second game with Randy Moss, and they hooked up on a long touchdown last week. Favre has a good chance to pass for over 200 yards and maybe three scores.

Sit Em: Aaron Rodgers

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    LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 10:  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers is taken to the ground by lineback Brian Orakpo #98 of the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter at FedExField on October 10, 2010 in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins w
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    He will play against Miami barring a setback, according to his head coach.

    The Dolphins flaunt one of the very top pass defenses in the NFL this season.

    Rodgers passed all of his tests this week but should be really tested by Miami.

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