Wanna win this week in fantasy football? Pay attention, these are some must and don’t plays at wide receiver and team defense in the NFL in week 6.
Typically my wideout picks have been superstars who I expect to have big weeks. However, since the bye weeks started last week I decided to switch things up. This week’s picks will be your best bet for a good fill-in if your superstar is on a bye.
WRs That Are A Must Start: Thompson
- Hakeem Nicks – Nicks is having a Pro Bowl season with 6 TD receptions so far this year. Over the last two weeks Hakeem has produced big time with 20 catches, 240 yards and 2 scores. He has emerged as the go to guy in the red zone and Eli’s primary target. This week he will go against a weak Detroit secondary and with the Giants finally clicking on all cylinders, should have over 100 yards and a score.
- Anquan Boldin – The Ravens look like one of the best teams in the league this year thanks in part to a better offense. Boldin’s production so far has been limited to one really good game against Cleveland where he totaled 142 yards and all three of his TD’s for the season. This week he will take on the Patriots who can score but can’t stop anybody which will make the Ravens open up the playbook. I don’t see him reaching the end zone three times this week but 100 yards and a score will be very attainable.
- Andre Johnson -Will he ever have a huge game this season? Yes, the answer is yes and it will happen this week. The Chiefs are a good defensive team but Johnson is very talented and will get open this week. I think the Texans will loose this game in spite of Johnson having his best game of the year.
- Randy Moss– Yeah, so he found the end zone last week in his first game back as a Viking. So what. Brett Favre is having all kinds of problems and until the dust settles I’d stay away from Randy.
- Wes Welker – The departure of Moss means Welker is going to see double coverage for the most part causing Brady to look for his tight ends more. That combined with this week’s match up against the leagues best pass defense means, sit him down.
- Green Bay’s entire receiving core – Injuries have just derailed this team. Right now Aaron Rodgers status for the game this week is up in the air. If he is unable to play Matt Flynn will get his first career start. For those of you who don’t know Matt Flynn, let me run down his career stats – 9 completions on 17 attempts. That’s it. Now if he plays, somebody will have to catch the ball, but who and how much is not something I want to mess with on my team.
Team Defenses You Want To Start: Jacob
- Steelers – At home against the Browns
- Titans– Away against the Jaguars
- Bears – At home against the Seahawks
- Giants – At home against the Lions
- Chargers – Away against the Rams
- Dolphins – At home against the Packers
- Ravens – Away against the Patriots
- Chiefs – Away against the Texans
- Jets – Away at the Broncos
- 49ers – At home against the Raiders
Buccaneers – Tampa Bay has looked better then expected this year. They’re hosting the Saints who have been sputtering since the year started and haven’t been able to get on track. This game is gonna be a battle of strength on strength. The Saints have a top 10 passing offense, while the Bucs have a top 10 passing defense. The problem is that the Saints are one of the worst rushing teams in football. Injuries are hitting New Orleans hard and its starting to show. The Saints are favored by 4.5pts, but I’ve got an upset alert on this game.