Week 6 Bye Teams: Denver, Tennessee, Kansas City, Arizona, San Diego, Seattle
Week 6 is here and it's time to make the crucial decision, who to start and who to sit. With six teams on a bye, shuffling your lineup is probably a necessity this week, so we decided to turn to our partner, numberFire.com to see what their computer had to say about start/sit. Below are two lists of players. one group is expected to perform over their regular average, and the other list are guys expected to perform below their average.
Tony Romo is a good start this week against a Patriots defense that has given up plenty of yards through the air. Romo has had an extra week because of the bye to heal his cracked rib, and his receiving corps is finally healthy, too. Miles Austin and Dez Bryant both are expected to play. Earnest Graham is expected to get a big opportunity this weekend with LeGarrette Blount out for Tampa Bay. Blount could miss up to a month. Graham has been productive in the past when given touches, he could make a good fill-in this week.
Ryan Torain has now made it a true running-back-by-committee in Washington. Who will get the touches and score the points from the running back spot for Mike Shanahan is no sure thing, but Torain could be a good flex play if your alternatives are limited.
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|Rank||Player||Opponent||Pts. Over Avg.|
|1||Tony Romo (QB, DAL)||vs. NE||+4.71|
|2||Marques Colston (WR, NO)||vs. TB||+4.15|
|3||DeSean Jackson (WR, PHI)||vs. WAS||+3.51|
|4||Jermichael Finley (TE, GB)||vs. STL||+3.32|
|5||Earnest Graham (RB, TB)||vs. NO||+3.27|
|6||Eli Manning (QB, NYG)||vs. BUF||+3.18|
|7||Cedric Benson (RB, CIN)||vs. IND||+3.13|
|8||AJ Green (WR, CIN)||vs. IND||+3.08|
|9||Tony Gonzalez (TE, ATL)||vs. CAR||+3.03|
|10||Ryan Torain (RB, WAS)||vs. PHI||+2.91|
Who looks to be a bad play this week? Matt Schaub might not be the best play this week as he battles a Ravens defense without Andre Johnson. With the emergence of Torain last game, Tim Hightower sees his projected fantasy points drop. Still, he's a decent play for emergency situations even though he's listed as a sit 'em. Over for Indy, two longtime fantasy stalwarts, Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark, have seen their fortunes fall with the absence of Peyton Manning. New quarterback Curtis Painter seems to favor Pierre Garcon.
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|Rank||Player||Opponent||Pts. Under Avg.|
|1||Matt Schaub (QB, HOU)||vs. BAL||-4.21|
|2||Brandon Marshall (WR, MIA)||vs. NYJ||-3.57|
|3||Shonn Greene (RB, NYJ)||vs. MIA||-3.54|
|4||Tim Hightower (RB, WAS)||vs. PHI||-3.42|
|5||DeAngelo Williams (RB, CAR)||vs. ATL||-3.29|
|6||Percy Harvin (WR, MIN)||vs. CHI||-3.25|
|7||Kellen Winslow (TE, TB)||vs. NO||-3.07|
|8||Jay Cutler (QB, CHI)||vs. MIN||-3.03|
|9||Reggie Wayne (WR, IND)||vs. CIN||-2.94|
|10||Dallas Clark (TE, IND)||vs. CIN||-2.86|