Week 6 Fantasy Football Roundup | Sharapova's Thigh

Adrian Peterson stunk Monday night, but nothing gets you out of a slump like the Detroit Lions.


Week 6's Best...

QB: Brett Favre.
He's a QB for the New York Jets if ESPN's never told you. The There's Something About Mary star has other talents besides acting, as displayed by his league-leading 12 TD passes and league-leading 110.8 QB Rating. There's no way he can top his 6 TD performance against the Cardinals, but he'll still have a big day against the Bengals.
RB: Adrian Peterson. 21 carries for 32 yards at the Saints on Monday night. He's too good to repeat such a performance, and add in the fact that he's facing the 30th ranked Lions run defense. Look for AP to blow up.
WR: Santana Moss. Not a single catch Sunday against the Eagles. Although they still won the game, they'll normally struggle to win if they don't incorporate this playmaker into their gameplan. Look to see the ball thrown his way a bunch against the Rams on Sunday. I say 7 catches, 135 yards, and a TD.
TE: Jason Witten. Best fantasy tight end in the game. He's pretty much a shoe-in for 6+ catches a week, and 70+ yards.
K: Ryan Longwell. Facing the Lions at home, and indoors. It's a good recipe for success as Robbie Gould displayed last week.
D/ST: Washington Redskins. The Rams have scored an NFL-low 43 points on the season, in 4 games. They're going into Washington to face a very good Washington defense that has a great swagger right now after beating 4 terrific offenses in a row: New Orleans, Arizona, Dallas, and Philadelphia.

Sleeper Picks...

QB: David Garrard. Broncos are 30th against the pass, and Garrard's looked like the QB he was last year over the last 2 weeks. 200+ yards and 2 TD is my prediction.
RB: Michael Pittman. If you're in need of a RB this week, here's a good choice. He should get 10+ carries with starting RB Selvin Young out, and almost surely the goal line carries. He has 4 TD's on the year already.
WR: Steve Breaston. He'll be getting a ton of breasts in his face if he performs like I think he will this weekend against a struggling, and banged-up Dallas secondary. Terrence Newman is out 2 months with a sports hernia, and Pacman hasn't changed it turns out, shocking! The Cowboys say he'll play Sunday, but he still has 3 nights to change that: Lines are to be blown and bitches are to be smacked. Anyway, Breaston will start with Larry Fitzgerald at WR unless Anquan Boldin has a miracle recovery by Sunday, and he has 16 catches for 199 yards in the last 2 games. Ride it out.
TE: John Carlson. Yeah I know I keep hyping this dude up and he's yet to have a big game. I won't predict a big game this week, but Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren is pissed that Carlson didn't see a pass thrown his way against the Giants last Sunday: "He's got to be involved. He's a good player." When the head coach says that, expect the ball thrown the player's way at least a few times in the next game.
K: Sebastian Janikowski. The Saints are going to give you chances to score as they allow 26 points per game. The Raiders' offense isn't as bad as people think as well, and they'll have RB Justin Fargas back for this game.
D/ST: San Diego Chargers. They're pissed, and against a team that's pwned them in recent years. They'll be pumped up for this Sunday night and probably even borrow some of Merriman's roids.

Shit Picks...

QB: Matt Cassel. I know the Chargers have the last ranked pass defense but... read above. Cassel will be on the rise in coming weeks though if he keeps finding Randy Moss like he did last week, but I'd avoid him for this matchup.
RB: DeAngelo Williams. 3 TD's last week, so if you're a DeAngelo owner, you're probably in the middle of fellating him, followed by putting him in your lineup. Not so fast, as he'll have a difficult task ahead against the vaunted Tampa Bay defense, that held the NFL's leading rusher Michael Turner to 42 yards on the ground. Plus he'll still be sharing the carries with Jonathan Stewart.
WR: Marvin Harrison. The former fantasy God looks old out there. He's only had more than 40 yards receiving once so far in 2008. He could be a better play than he looks at the moment if Anthony Gonzalez is out. However, it's just hard to expect much out of him against a Ravens defense allowing only 128.5 passing yards a game, the best mark in the league.
TE: Todd Heap. Ravens rookie QB Joe Flacco hasn't found his great target at tight end very much this year. They'll also be facing the Colts, who haven't allowed a tight end to score against them.
K: Jason Elam. Elam's scored at least 8 points each week in fantasy so far this year and is 11/11 on field goal attempts, but his Falcons likely won't get many scoring opportunities against the Bears defense.
D/ST: New England Patriots. Everybody's shitting down LT's leg, and he doesn't like that. It's an uncomfortable feeling, trust me. I think the Chargers' offense of old shows up for this one.

I'll update this over the next couple days if I run into any good links, there's injuries to the players I talked about, etc. If you know any good fantasy football material that you think I should link on here, send me an e-mail: sharapovasthigh@gmail.com

UPDATE: I added a few new links and will continue to do so if find some more good ones. Tons of guys on the injury report this week, specifically at receiver. I posted John Clayton's injury article for some help with that.

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