Fantasy Football Start and Sit Week 6

Matt Lichtenstadter ('12)/ Eastside Staff

Did you have a good week 5? My picks may not have been as good as they could be, but hey, my fantasy teams won! It’s not about me though, it’s about my picks.

Byes: CIN, ARZ, BUF, CAR

Who to Start:

QB Vince Young (TEN) vs. JAX MON: The Jaguars pass D is 29th in the league against the pass, and due to Chris Johnson taking up a lot of attention of opposing defenses, Young can and will perform well.

RB Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG) vs. DET: The Lions rushing defense is not very good, and the Giants who like to run the ball plenty often, will see to it that Bradshaw will have a great game, despite a bum ankle.

WR Mike Wallace (PIT) vs. CLE: With Big Ben’s return to the Steelers huddle, all of the Steelers wide outs are now very viable players. Mike Wallace is the Steelers’ deep threat, and due to that, Ben will target Wallace often. It helps to play Cleveland also.

WR: Dwayne Bowe (KC) vs. HOU: I know that Dwayne Bowe has been dropping the ball way too often for Chiefs fans, but on Sunday, he’ll be facing the Texans who have the worst pass D in the league.

TE Tony Gonzalez (ATL) vs. PHI: Despite the Eagles D playing better of late, they still always seem to struggle to defend Tight Ends, and Tony Gonzalez is still one of the best around.

DEF Chicago vs. SEA: The Seahawks have been truly dreadful on the road this year, looking bad in both games at Denver and St. Louis, and they’ll struggle against a resurgent Bears unit.

Who to Sit:

QB Sam Bradford (STL) vs. SD: After a very bad game against Detroit of all teams last week, he won’t be able to rebound easily against a San Diego pass D that has been causing trouble for all opponents this year.

RB Ronnie Brown (MIA) vs. GB: Despite the Pack being battered and bruised, they’ve still allowed the 3rd fewest fantasy points to opposing backs this year, which makes this matchup not appealing for Brown’s owners.

WR Braylon Edwards (NYJ) vs. DEN: If you have better options, use them because Edwards is going up against one of the best cover corners in the league, Champ Bailey.

WR Deion Branch (NE) vs. BAL: Despite him being traded to New England over the past week which improves his fantasy value greatly, I would recommend sitting him against Baltimore, who still has one of the best D’s in the NFL.

TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) vs. TEN MON: His (few) owners have been well rewarded with his 5 TD’s, 2nd in the NFL amongst Tight Ends behind Antonio Gates. However, this matchup doesn’t favor Lewis, as he only has 1 TD against the Titans in his 8 career games.

DEF Washington vs. IND: Last week the Colts were held in check by the Chiefs, but this won’t continue against a Redskin D that hasn’t been too great against opposing QB’s this year.

3 Super Sleepers for Week 6:

DEF Miami vs. GB: Watch the injury reports to see if Aaron Rodgers is healthy enough to play. If he isn’t, the Dolphins D becomes instantly much more attractive as a fantasy option.

TE Tony Moeaki (KC) vs. IND: I talked about him last week, and he is becoming Matt Cassel’s favorite target. The Texans as mentioned don’t stop the pass very well, or opposing Tight Ends for that matter, making Moeaki a good pickup for those of you who have lost Jermichael Finley (me!)

WR Kenny Britt (TEN) vs. JAX MON: I’ve already mentioned that the Jaguars don’t stop the pass very well, and Kenny Britt will reap the benefits of this.

Good Luck in Week 6!