Wednesday, October 10, 2012

2012 Week 6 Fantasy Advice

I might actually be getting better at this. Or, I'm just getting lucky. I'll go with the latter.


Who to Start:

QB Matt Ryan (ATL) vs. OAK: I should just put him permanently in this slot, but I'd like to recommend other QB's at times for the rest of the season. Even though the Raiders are coming off a bye, the Falcons signal caller will tear the terrible secondary apart.

RB Trent Richardson (CLE) vs. CIN: In Week 2, Trent Richardson had a big game for the Browns. He did last week as well against the Giants, and he should have another good game against the Bengals, maybe even topping the 140 total yards he got last time.

WR Reggie Wayne (IND) vs. NYJ: Who would have thought he's had as good of a year as he has had, despite losing Peyton Manning? Despite going up against Antonio Cromartie, Wayne should probably have another big game for the Colts.

WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) vs. SD MON: After the Chargers defense got lit up by Drew Brees last Sunday Night, Peyton might be licking his chops. Thomas has over 500 yards receiving already, and going up against the shaky Chargers pass defense, he might have another big game.

TE Heath Miller (PIT) vs. TEN THU: The Titans are statistically the worst team in the league at defending the Tight End, so Miller should have a big game against the terrible Titans defense.

DEF Baltimore vs. DAL: Even though the Ravens defense has shown to have some issues in the past couple of weeks, they go up against the ever-so-reliable Dallas offense. This should be a good bounce back week.

Who to Sit:

QB Matt Stafford (DET) vs. PHI: The Lions have had their lion share (pun very intended) of problems on both sides of the ball so far this season, and it gets no easier coming off their bye when they face the very stout Eagles defense. Stafford is one to avoid.

RB Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG) vs. SF: Yes, he did have 200 yards last week. Yes, maybe the Giants have a semblance of a running game this season. And yes, they are facing the 49ers this week, so that form is likely to die off at Candlestick on Sunday.

WR Jordy Nelson (GB) vs. HOU: He had 15 touchdowns last season, but he is not even in the Top 30 of fantasy wide receivers in terms of points this season. It doesn't help that he's going up against the outstanding Houston secondary, either.

WR Brandon Lloyd (NE) vs. SEA: The Seahawks have allowed 19 points total in 2 home games this season, and their defense has been nasty. While you won't bench your Pats must plays, Lloyd is a man that should be avoided due to this matchup problem.

TE Scott Chandler (BUF) vs. ARZ: He has been the biggest fantasy surprise at the TE position this season, but he could have some troubles against the stout Arizona Cardinals defense on Sunday. He might be a man to avoid.

DEF New York Jets vs. IND: Even though the Colts offense is not quite the Texans offense, it still has the possibility to put up some points. The Jets D is shaky, obviously, so this unit is not one to start.

3 Super Sleepers:

QB Christian Ponder (MIN) vs. WSH: He's not been a statistical marvel this season, but he's been very consistent this season. The Redskins secondary is not very good, so if you need a spot starter, Ponder is a very solid option.

RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (CIN) vs. CLE: He's struggled some this season, but despite that, he's going up against a rush defense that allowed 200 yards to Ahmad Bradshaw last week. Easy call.

DEF St. Louis vs. MIA: This unit has undergone a renaissance of sorts under Jeff Fisher, and is silently a very competent one. Going up against a rookie QB in Ryan Tannehill, the Rams D could put up some decent points for you.

Buyer Beware:

WR Dwayne Bowe (KC) vs. TB: The guy tossing him the magic bean is Brady Quinn, and this is not 2005. He could struggle big time, even going up against the favorable Bucs secondary.

Good Luck in Week 6!

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