Fantasy Football Focus: Week 6

Yes, it's week 6 already... sigh.

James LeBeauby James LeBeau

By this time in your fantasy season, you have a pretty fair idea of where you stand, personnel wise. You should know your strengths and weaknesses like back of your hand so unless you are totally washed up by this point, now is the time to start looking at possible trades to bolster your lineup. Just remember though, play it smart, and don't let yourself get conned out of some good players for that one guy who you think will turn it all around.


Start of the Week

Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons (vs Carolina)

The Falcons have been struggling mightily to get wins this season but fortunately for them, Carolina has as well. This should be a high scoring game made even more so by the Panthers ability to put points up on the board. Expect a big day out of Ryan, somewhere in the range of 300 yards passing and 3 tds.

Last Weeks Results: Cam Newton, RB, Carolina Panthers (26 fantasy points)


Top 5 Studs

Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay (vs STL)

Ray Rice, RB, Baltimore (vs HOU)

Ryan Torain, RB, Washington (vs PHI)

Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ (vs MIA)

Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay (vs STL)


Sit of the Week

Jahvid Best, RB, Detroit Lions (vs SF)

Best, if you will excuse the following pun, is always at best a secondary option for the Detroit Lions. The Lions are a pass first team and even though they will run the ball at times, don't expect them to hand it off 25-3- times a game. Coming off of a big game, people will be hopping on the Best bandwagon hard this week but don't be fooled, he isn't going to give you much against a solid 49ers defense.

Last Weeks Results: Michael Turner, RB, Atlanta Falcons (11 fantasy points)


Top 5 Duds

Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati (vs IND)

Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago (vs MIN)

Felix Jones, RB, Dallas (at NE)

Arian Foster, RB, Houston (at BAL)

Santana Moss, WR, Washington (vs PHIL)


Top 5 Match-ups

Atlanta vs Carolina

Philadelphia vs Washington

Pittsburgh vs Jacksonville

San Francisco vs Detroit

Oakland vs Cleveland