Fantasy Football: Week 6 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em, Picks and Busts

Posted on October 08, 2013 by Ken Zalis

Some Notes:

• Miami and Atlanta have bye weeks.

• Darren Sproles and Danny Woodhead are top 24 running backs in any format.

• Julio Jones could be out for the year.

• Is Week Six the time for Rob Gronkowski owners?

• Michael Vick hurt his hamstring, so Nick Foles will start Week Six.

• David Wilson scored, then got hurt and may miss Week Six.

• Brian Hoyer is out for the year; Brandon Weeden returns.

• EJ Manuel may be out for a month.

• Zac Stacy is the new starting running back in St. Louis.

• Owen Daniels is out 4-6 weeks. Grab Garrett Graham ASAP.

THE TOP 10 FANTASY PLAYER RANKINGS BY POSITION 

Top 10 Fantasy Quarterbacks: Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Philip Rivers, Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo, Matt Ryan, Michael Vick, Jay Cutler, Matthew Stafford, Robert Griffin III

Top 10 Fantasy Running Backs: Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles, LeSean McCoy, Reggie Bush, Matt Forte, Marshawn Lynch, Knowshon Moreno, Fred Jackson, DeMarco Murray, Arian Foster

Top 10 Fantasy Wide Receivers: Dez Bryant, Josh Gordon, Wes Welker, Victor Cruz, Julio Jones, DeSean Jackson, Calvin Johnson, Demaryius Thomas, Jordy Nelson, Antonio Brown

Top 10 Tight Ends: Jimmy Graham, Julius Thomas, Jordan Cameron, Vernon Davis, Antonio Gates, Tony Gonzalez, Jason Witten, Charles Clay, Marcellus Bennett, Owen Daniels

Top 10 Defense/Special Teams: Chiefs, Redskins, Titans, Vikings, Cowboys, Bears, Browns, Ravens, Buccaneers, Broncos

Two things the 2013 NFL season again proves: You can always wait to draft a defense and you can usually wait to draft a quarterback. 

Find(s): Nick Foles, Andre Ellington, Terrance Williams (as long as Miles Austin is out)

Fluke(s): Willis McGahee, Marcel Reece, Jeff Cumberland

Trade Bait(s): Tom Brady (buy low), Philip Rivers (sell high), Geno Smith (sell high), Bilai Powell (sell), A.J. Green (buy low)

Star(s) Of The Last Week: Anyone who played in the Denver at Dallas game

Dud(s) of the Last Week: Victor Cruz, Tom Brady, Darren Sproles

Hot Pickups Of The Week: Harry Douglas, Nick Foles, Terrance Williams, Marcel Reece, Zac Stacy, Andre Ellington, Pierre Thomas, Vincent Brown, Percy Harvin 

Last Week: Rashad Jennings, Brian Hoyer, Tashard Choice, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Charles Clay, Roy Helu Jr. (for all Alfred Morris owners), Justin Blackmon

Two Weeks Ago: Ryan Broyles, Heath Miller, Stephen Hill, Bilal Powell, Brandon Bolden, Isaish Pead, Titans Defense

Team(s) Of The Week: Indianapolis Colts got a huge home win.

Ut-oh Of The Week: The Atlanta Falcons are now 1 - 4 and four games out of the division lead.

Fantasy Football Start 'Ems For Week Six

Quarterback Must Starts: Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, Peyton Manning, Matt Ryan, Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson

Others To Consider This Week: Tony Romo, Jay Cutler, Sam Bradford

Running Back Must Starts: Arian Foster, LeSean McCoy, Doug Martin, Ray Rice, Trent Richardson, Steven Jackson, Marshawn Lynch, Jamaal Charles, Matt Forte, CJ Spiller, Adrian Peterson, Chris Johnson

Others To Consider This Week: Reggie Bush, Gio Bernard

Wide Receiver/Tight End Must Starts: Calvin Johnson, AJ Green, Demaryius Thomas, Julio Jones, Larry Fitzgerald, Andre Johnson, Roddy White, Victor Cruz, Brandon Marshall, Dez Bryant, Randall Cobb, Danny Amendola, Wes Welker, Jimmy Graham, Jason Witten, Marques Colston, Rob Gronkowski (when healthy), Jordy Nelson, Julius Thomas, Jordan Cameron

Others To Consider This Week: Antonio Brown, Reggie Wayne, Cecil Shorts, Vernon Davis, Justin Blackmon

TOP STARTS FOR INDIVIDUAL DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

Defensive Line: J.J. Watt, Charles Johnson, Jared Allen, Cameron Wake, Greg Hardy, Mario Williams, DeMarcus Ware, Geno Atkins, Derrick Morgan, Michael Johnson, Julius Peppers, Robert Quinn

Linebacker: Luke Kuechly, Paul Posluszny, Sean Lee, James Laurinaitis, NaVorro Bowman, Chad Greenway, Derrick Johnson, Bobby Wagner, Jerod Mayo, D'Qwell Jackson, Wesley Woodyard, Lavonte David, London Fletcher

Defensive Back: Harrison Smith, Tyron Branch, William Moore, Bernard Pollard, Roman Harper, Morgan Burnett, Eric Weddle, Eric Berry, Cortland Finnegan, Reshad Jones, Glover Quinn, Mark Barron, Charles Tillman

SLEEPERS OF THE WEEK

Quarterback: Mike Glennon

Running Back: Ben Tate

Wide Receiver/Tight End: Kenny Stills

Kicker And/Or Defense: Denver Broncos

BUSTS OF THE WEEK 

Quarterback: Terrelle Pryor

Running Back: Eddie Lacy

Wide Receiver/Tight End: Marques Colston

Defense: New England

LOCKS OF THE WEEK

1. Denver over Jacksonville

2. Cincinnati over Buffalo

3. Seattle over Tennessee

PICKS WITH POINTS

Let's see how 2013 goes.

Historical record is 754- 15-46 (51.3 percent). We are a coin flip.

2009 Record: 127-86-1 (59.5 percent)

2010 Record: 131-117-12 (52.8 percent)

2011 Record: 107-110-7 (49.3 percent)

2012 Record: 136-129-2 (finally better than .500)

2013 Record: 37-36-1

Last Week: 9-4

NFL LINES FOR WEEK SIX

Picks are in bold.

Favorite Line Underdog Total
At Chicago -8 NY Giants 47
At Kansas City -9 Oakland 40.5
Philadelphia -1 At Tampa Bay 46
Green Bay -3 At Baltimore 48
Detroit -2.5 At Cleveland 45.5
At Minnesota -2.5 Carolina 44
At Houston -7.5 St. Louis 43
At NY Jets -2.5 Pittsburgh 41
Cincinnati -7.5 At Buffalo 42
At Seattle -13.5 Tennessee 40.5
At Denver -27.5 Jacksonville 53.5
At San Francisco -11 Arizona 41.5
At New England -2.5 New Orleans 50
At Dallas -5.5 Washington 53.5
Indianapolis -1.5 At San Diego 49

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