Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Week 6 Fantasy Football Sit & Starts

Fantasy Football Week 6 Quarterback Starts 

Eli Manning @ Phi @Lonero_Justin
The Philadelphia Eagles are 31st in the league in Passing defense in 2014.  Last week they made Austin Davis look like a young Dan Marino.  Eli Manning has been no slouch this season for owners, and he has several, viable, weekly weapons at his disposal.  Rookie Odell Beckham is healthy for the first time all season, tight end Larry Donnell has become a red zone monster, and Victor Cruz hasn't even reached his ceiling this season so far.  I view Manning as a low QB1 this week against the porous Eagles secondary. I am riding him while he is hot, in a divisional matchup.

Russell Wilson vs. DAL @bakosw
Coming off a huge MNF game on the road vs Wash, Wilson has a dream matchup at home vs Dal this week. Wilson can do it with his legs and arm (as we saw in Washington to the tune of 122 yds rushing and 200 yards passing). The offense runs through Wilson with the mis direction run plays and various creative ways to get the ball to playmaker Percy Harvin. Wilson is legit and he is one guy you do not want to go against.

Fantasy Football Week 6 Quarterback Sits

Teddy Bridgewater vs. Det @Lonero_Justin
If you saw the Vikings game last week you would have thought it was Mick Jagger playing quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings.  Bridgewater missed last week's game against the Packers with an injured ankle. No team has allowed fewer fantasy points to quarterback's then the Detroit Lions this season.  Bridgewater's career is promising, but this is no week to get cute and start him.  I like Andy Dalton, Jay Cutler, Brian Hoyer as better options this week.

Andy Dalton vs. CAR @bakosw
Surprised? I hate Dalton every week but this week especially. Dalton clearly missed three touchdown passes last week vs NE. 1 was a bad drop and not his fault but his delivery and arm just do not make him a good NFL QB. AJ Green carted off on Wednesday during practice, Marvin Jones doesn’t look ready. Car has been weak vs. the pass this year but Cin doesn’t look like they will have any WR on Sunday. I like Jeremy Hill a lot this week as we could potentially see both Gio and Hill on the field at the same time.

Fantasy Football Week 6 Running Back Starts

Lamar Miller vs. GB @Lonero_Justin
Week 6 Lamar has a juicy matchup against the Green Bay Packers.  The Pack is giving up 163 yards per game on the ground, and have allowed 12 rushing touchdown's in their last eight games on the road.  Lamar miller is averaging 5.7 YPC through 5 games.  The issue with Miller as with many other running backs is the volume.  Knowshon Moreno is fully expected to play week 6, so anticipate a committee approach in Miami.  I like Lamar Miller over CJ Spiller, Alfred Morris, Ben Tate, and Steven Jackson this week.

Andre Williams @ PHI @bakosw
This week’s hot waiver wire add was that for a reason. If you were lucky enough to get a claim in for him he is a must start. A hard downhill runner fits in perfectly with Coughlin’s offense. I have been a Williams fan for a while and will even say that if he excels while Jennings is out might be a more permanent role for him. Giants love to run and I expect Williams to get over 20 touches and a td.

Fantasy Football Week 6 Running Back Sits

Zac Stacy vs. SF @Lonero_Justin
Zac Stacy was a "start" for me in week 5, this week it is just the opposite.  Stacy will face a 49er team that is only allowing a tad over seventy yards per game, and allowed just one rushing touchdown.  To make matters worse, Stacy injured his calf week 5 so his touches may be limited. Stacy has been some what of a disappoint averaging under 60 yards per game through four games.  Tread lightly here, and consider other options if possible.

Alfred Morris @ ARI @bakosw
Ariz has given up the fewest points to the RB position this year. The Redskins offense is brutal. Morris does not fit in OC Mcvay’s plans. Had a 2 td performance in week 2 but was completely shut out vs. SEA. Also not a factor in passing game as he splits time with Helu so when WAS plays from behind (which they do a lot) Helu is main back they use.

Fantasy Football Week 6 Wide Receiver Starts

Golden Tate vs. MIN  @Lonero_Justin
Calvin Johnson is suffering from a high ankle sprain which tends to be an injury that lingers as we saw last season with Roddy White.  Week 6 Golden Tate will face a Minnesota Viking secondary that has allowed nine touchdowns in five games. The Vikings are also susceptible to allowing a big play.  Tate's role has expanded the last two weeks with a banged up Megatron.  I view Tate as a high end WR2, and a top 12 wide receiver for week 6. I can see a third 100 yard performance in a row this week.

Kelvin Benjamin @ CIN @bakosw
Last week Benjamin was a dud. Dropped passes, ran wrong routes, and a fumble. Benjamin is no longer an under the radar type player for opposing defenses. He’s getting doubled and jammed on almost every snap. BUT the targets (11 last week) are still there. Newton has a ton of faith in him. Volume and touchdown potential every week make him a must start for me.

Fantasy Football Week 6 Wide Receiver Sits

Cordarrelle Patteron vs. DET @Lonero_Justin
It may be his inability to run crisp routes, it may be his lack of consistent quarterback play. Any way we slice it Cordarrelle Patterson has been a monumental disappointment to owners this season (myself included).  Until he is targeted more, and shows a little bit of consistency he needs to be faded.  The Lions have only allowed five receiving touchdowns in five games, and one play of 40+ yards. There are a plethora of wide receiver options I like more this week including Justin Hunter, Allen Robinson, Percy Harvin, and Devin Hester.

Vincent Jackson vs. BAL @bakosw
Per Evan Silva, “Vincent Jackson's stats in Mike Glennon's 15 career starts: 74-1,135-8. V-Jax's pace stats in Josh McCown's 3 starts were 53-544-5.” Lovie Smith said odds are Mike Glennon will be the Bucs’ starter in week 6. Add in VJax missed practice Wednesday due to sore ribs (as well as a few plays last Sunday) he is a SIT. Better options out there.

Fantasy Football Week 6 Tight End Starts

Greg Olsen @ARI @Lonero_Justin
Greg Olsen is a template of consistency, and a top ten tight end option every week.  Week 6 Olsen, and the Panthers, travel to Cincinnati to face a Bengals team that just had Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, and Tim Wright have their way with them.  The Bengals have allowed the third most fantasy points to tight ends in 2014. Greg Olsen, Martellus Bennett, Delanie Walker, and Antonio Gates are also among my favorite tight end week 6 play's.

Jason Witten @ SEA @bakosw
The Legion of Boom will have their hands full with Dez and Terrence Williams. The linebackers will have to keep an eye on Demarco Murray who continues at record pace running the ball. Enter Witten; Romo’s security blanket and check down. Witten has been unproductive to this point because he hasn’t been needed but I expect the Cowboys to look his way a lot this weekend.

Fantasy Football Week 6 Tight End Sits

Heath Miller @ CLE @Lonero_Justin
I have said time and time again how erratic Heath Miller's production is. Week 5 was the third time in 5 games he has had 50 receiving yards or less. He cooled off immediately after his ten catch day against Tampa Bay in week 4.  The Browns have kept Miller contained at home over his career, only allowing him to eclipse the sixty yard mark once.  I like Jordan Cameron, Tim Wright, and Eric Ebron as better play's in week 6.

Zach Ertz vs. NYG @bakosw
Ertz’s targets (only 6 last week) are decreasing in Chip Kelly’s spread the ball offense. Maclin is gobbling up tds. NYG is very tough against opposing TE. You’re playing TD roulette if you start Ertz this week.

@Lonero_Justin Sleepers
Austin Davis vs. SF
Andre Williams @ PHI
Devin Hester vs. CHI
Tim Wright @ BUF

@bakosw Sleepers
Jeremy Hill vs. CAR
DeAndre Hopkins vs. IND
Justin Hunter vs. JAX