Start’ Em Sit’ Em Week 6

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Its time for another week of Start’ em sit’ em so that must mean the weekend’s almost here ( Thank God!).

Before I get into the week 6 fantasy recommendations, I want to take a quick look at last weeks studs and dudes.

Cam Newton, Pierre Garcon performed very well, but Tennasee Def, Owen Daniels, Giants Def, Steven Ridley did not show up last Sunday.  In Owen Daniels defense all the balls went to the OTHER tight end Dreessen so I was close on that one.

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Cam Newton QB, Panthers – I have to recommend him again, and I am recommending you start him over every big-time stud you might have other than maybe Rodgers or Brady. Good matchup; the Falcons are allowing the ninth-most points per game to opposing quarterbacks, but come on. The stats on Cam are just ridiculous

Pierre Garcon, WR, Colts: One of my better calls this year  I’ve loved him for two weeks straight and he keeps making me look great.  Anyway, he leads the team in targets since Painter took over and I expect Leon Hall to be on Reggie Wayne enough that the trend continues.

Earnest Graham RB Buccaneers: Blount doesn’t seem like he will be playing the next 2 weeks so Graham is a great replacement.  Even if the Buc’s get behind, Graham is good catching the ball outta the backfield.

Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers: As a Mike Wallace owner this has been annoying me, but Brown is still second to Wallace in targets (only one fewer this year), and , the Jags are fourth-best in the NFL against No. 1 receivers, but just 21st against No. 2’s.

Tim Hightower and Roy Helu, RB, Redskins: I dont know who will be the main guy for Washington this week, so make sure to watch the injury reports on Sunday as we try to make more sense of this situation. The way the Bills ran on the Eagles last week, i think the Redskins will try to run the ball as well.  The other option, Let Grossman throw?  Ouch, noooooo!

Greg Little, WR, Browns: For those of you who have players on a bye or are desperate, this may be a good WR3 option this week., Little moved into the starting lineup over the bye, had six catches for 57 yards on eight targets in Week 4,.

Ted Ginn, WR, 49ers: Ginn could get a decent amount of looks given how much the 49ers are banged up at WR, how much scoring I am expecting them to have to do, and that the Lions aren’t entirely sold on its own special teams.

Daniel Thomas, Reggie Bush, RB, Dolphins (19, 20): A bit of a stretch here, but is Matt Moore really gonna throw it? Exactly. Jets are actually 26th against the run, allow the fifth-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs and on the road, on “Monday Night Football,” the Dolphins will try to take the crowd out of it by controlling the clock.

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Brandon Marshall, WR, Dolphins (19, 15): Revis Island. With Matt Moore at quarterback.

Jacoby Jones and Kevin Walter, WR, Texans: On the road, at Baltimore? The Ravens have allowed one offensive touchdown at home all year. It’s gonna be Arian Foster and Owen Daniels in the pass game, and no big numbers from either of those receivers..

Houston Texans Def Another one that I think I’m a little too low on, but the loss of Mario Williams is huge. Houston’s secondary has improved but it’s not great.

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Cam Newton, QB, Panthers: He has been putting up big numbers every week and probably will again in this match up. Cam is obviously comfortable in the shotgun and, against the Saints blitzing D, he will have enough time to throw and, of course, make the occasional run. Saints allow 17.5 points per game to opposing quarterbacks (ninth most).

Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons: Given this match up and how bad the Packers pass defense has been this year, you should start Ryan. The Packers score a lot so it will probably be a shootout (great for fantasy owners).

Curtis Painter, QB, Colts: OK, I’ll say it. When he actually got time to throw on Monday night, I thought he looked all right. (ducking) They need to do a better job of protecting him (he was terrible when faced with pressure), but only the Bills (four) have fewer sacks this year than Kansas City’s five. Given time, at home, he’s a decent bye week fill-in in a deep league.

Darren Sproles, RB, Saints: I’m just a surprised as you, he is getting a lot more touches than I thought he would this year, at the expence of Piere Thomas.  He has been pretty consistent, with games of 13, 11, 14 and 12 fantasy points.. Against the Panthers (fourth-most points allowed to opposing running backs), Sproles is a very safe start.

Isaac Redman, RB, Steelers: I picked him up for my team.  Likely to get a start with Rashard Mendenhall banged up and Moore hurt as well.  The fact that Ben is hurt could mean they will rely on the run a bit more.

Pierre Garcon, WR, Colts: Mentioned this on “Fantasy Football Now” this past weekend and again on Twitter before the “Monday Night Football” game, but since Curtis Painter took over as the Colts’ QB, Reggie Wayne has gotten 23.1 percent of the targets compared with Garcon’s 30.8 percent. Now, he still has bricks for hands and his big Monday night score was the result of blown coverage and poor tackling, but still. At home, against the Chiefs? In a bye week, you could do worse and probably have. Good motto to remember at closing time.

Owen Daniels, TE, Texans: The cries of agony were from Andre Johnson’s owners. The muted and respectful squeals of joy were from Owen Daniels’ owners.

Tennessee Titans D/ST : We’re all on the Titans’ D this week, going against that porous Steelers line that helps allow the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing D/ST. Tennessee is available in almost 75 percent of leagues, is the seventh-highest-scoring defense in fantasy and is averaging more than 11 points a game the past three weeks. What are you waiting for?

New York Giants D/ST : Happiness is Tarvaris Jackson traveling east to face your defense. Available in 46 percent of leagues. I like the Titans and the Giants better than the highly drafted defenses of the Steelers or Jets this weekend.

Stevan Ridlely, RB, Patriots:  A good pickup this week and after a great performance last week and Danny Woodhead injured I would say he has pretty good upside, even against the Jets.

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Jay Cutler, QB, Bears: So what do you get when you take the most sacked quarterback since 2009 and you pair him with Ndamukong Suh and the Detriot Lions? Not a whole lotta good that’s for sure!

Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers: He’s hurt; Mendenhall  and Moore are banged up; the line is a mess; and the Titans have the No. 1 scoring defense in the NFL.

Jacoby Jones, WR, Texans: A good pickup if you need a WR, but I’ve been burned by this guy!

Deion Branch and Chad Ochocinco, WR, Patriots (40, 34): Jets secondary is good and they are pretty quiet when they play the Jets.